September 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If your Kindle has ads or “Special Offers” showing onscreen, it’s because you made a deal. You chose to save money on your Kindle’s purchase price by accepting the “With Special Offers” discount. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you’re sick of the ads.The good news: You can back out of this deal. The bad news: It’s going to cost you. Why does my Kindle have Special Offers?  You might not have given this much thought when you bought your Kindle, but Amazon offers a lower price for the E-reader if you accept Special Offers. As…

September 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) continues its tradition as a premier, though pricey, business laptop that weighs as little as some tablets. Quite simply, it exudes quality.Around the very good 14-inch display can be found a variety of ports, including a pair of high-speed Thunderbolt connectors ideal for driving external displays. Battery life is also very good, though that’s assisted by the somewhat basic 1080p display that accompanied our review unit. Under the hood, there’s an 8th-gen Intel Kaby Lake-R processor that accomplishes quite enough for most business tasks. It may be be a few hundred dollars more than…

September 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is its own worst enemy. Only a year ago it was a phenomenon the likes of which the games industry only sees once or twice a console generation, but a rough transition out of Early Access, an ill-planned lawsuit against Epic, a flood of cheaters, and persistent bugs have chipped away at that impregnable position despite its ongoing popularity.I don’t enjoy Fortnite though, and so far that’s kept me in the PUBG camp. There just haven’t been any alternatives that kept the same realistic aesthetic, the slow pace, the aspects I did like about PUBG—until now, that is….

September 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nvidia’s flagship RTX graphics card will miss its own birthday party. The GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti were supposed to land on store shelves and the doorsteps of preorder customers on September 20, but as The Tech Report first spotted, Nvidia quietly delayed the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s launch in a forum post Friday night.“GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability has shifted to September 27th, a one week delay,” moderator ericnvidia80 wrote. “We expect pre-orders to arrive between September 20th and September 27th. There is no change to GeForce RTX 2080 general availability, which is September 20th.”To read this article in full,…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A big part of my job is doing research online. That means from time to time the autocomplete function in my browser’s address bar gets filled with mistyped URLs and sites I visited once but never will again. If you’ve ever spent a boring night surfing around the web chances are your browser’s autosuggest function tosses up similar unwanted ghosts. Erasing all autosuggested URLs from your browser is easy, but it would slow you down even more than a few bad suggestions. Deleting just the unwanted URLs, however, really streamlines the browsing experience.Here’s how to dump the annoying addresses while keeping all…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Join Adam Patrick Murray, Dan Masaoka, and Hayden Dingman on Player Ready, PCWorld’s weekly PC gaming stream! This week we are playing the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC BETA that just launched today — which is their version of a battle royal mode. Playing on a Maingear F131 equipped with an Intel Core i9 7980xe and dual Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti’s! Watch live video from PCWorldUS on www.twitch.tv Follow PCWorld’s Twitch channel (or YouTube) so you don’t miss out on this or future live streams. Tune in every week for podcasts such as The Full Nerd as well as…

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today’s show is all about the Nvidia RTX launch! First up we’ll deep-dive into the Turing GPU, next we’ll cover Nvidia’s new one-click overclocking tool called Scanner, then move to a quick discussion about how there will be no ray tracked games at the launch of these new graphics cards. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Portable Bluetooth speakers help you bring your tunes along wherever you go, and today you can get a popular option on the cheap. Anker’s SoundCore Bluetooth speaker is just $26Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $80. It’s not an all-time low, but it’s tantalizingly close.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

September 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s a September to Remember according to Newegg’s deal mailer today, which is promoting the retailer’s one-day graphics card saleRemove non-product link. Overall, we’d say this sale isn’t really one to remember, but we did find a few smoking-hot deals amid the ho-hum prices. Here are our top picks from the sale.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico