June 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google has been dabbling in photo hosting for years, but it wasn’t until it released the revamped Google Photos in May 2015 that it really took photo archiving seriously. We can now back up all our photos for free, and even get our images printed in Photo Books. But Photos leverages Google’s machine learning muscle to do a lot of other cool things—you just need to know where to look. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Even though Toshiba’s RC100 is the slowest NVMe SSD we’ve tested, it’s still a kick in the pants after SATA. And because it’s so thin and light, it’s a worthy laptop upgrade.The RC100 caught us just a tad off guard. We hadn’t seen a drive in the 2242 form factor (22mm wide, 42mm long) since…well, never. The longer 2280 form factor has been the name of the game around here since we started covering NVMe SSDs. Despite its diminutive nature, the RC100 is available in capacities up to 480GB. Check out our regularly updated guide to the best SSDs for other…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It sure is fascinating to watch Assassin’s Creed reinvent itself. A series that was by and large stagnant for years—even going so far as to return to older design tropes with Unity—it now seems determined to evolve into something entirely new. Something that, if we’re being honest, quite resembles (at least on the surface) The Witcher 3.Last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins was the first step in this process, removing the series from the cities it had outgrown and putting it in a vast, detailed recreation of Ptolemaic Egypt, and then filling Egypt with mysteries big and small. It continues in…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

During Microsoft’s massive Xbox showcase at E3 2018, gaming chief Phil Spencer said that the company is “deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles.” Now we might know when to expect a new generation of Xbox hardware, as well as what’s coming next for the Surface PC lineup.The next Xbox generation is code-named “Scarlett” and scheduled for a 2020 release, Brad Sams reports at Thurrott.com. That’s only a few years after the launch of the Xbox One X, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Microsoft continues using AMD’s APU technology to maintain backward compatibility—it’s been a selling point for…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When Activision told me to swing by and see an unannounced game during E3, I didn’t really know what to think—but I definitely wasn’t expecting the next From Software game. I still think it’s an odd fit, Activision and a Souls-style game.But I’m not complaining.It’s called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and if you didn’t see the trailer during Microsoft’s press conference you can catch it below. Give me a hand Luckily we also got a chance to see the game running behind closed doors, though unfortunately we don’t have any game footage to show you today. This was strictly a…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I’m approaching Destiny 2’s big fall expansion, Forsaken, with the skepticism it deserves. As much as I enjoyed my time with Destiny 2 at release, the game certainly hasn’t managed to win over the “hobbyist” fans due to its lackluster end game, and both the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions have been deeply disappointing.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate the best man in your life than with a gift that’s both functional and stylish. No, we’re not talking about another paisley tie or Hawaiian shirt. Right now, Google’s acclaimed Pixelbook is $749, down from $999, good for 25 percent off and the perfect gift for the tech-connected dad.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The E3 Expo is in full swing, and if Bethesda’s Fallout 76 reveal got you excited (and if not, go re-watch the trailer below) then you should head over to Amazon right now. The online retailer is offering physical copy pre-orders of Fallout 76 for $48 right now, $12 off the standard $60 price for new games. That’s good for 20 percent off, but there’s a catch: You need to be a Prime member to take advantage of it.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

E3 may have a reputation as a console-centric gaming show, and it definitely still is on the surface. But between AMD’s APUs infiltrating the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft cross-platform Xbox Play Anywhere push, and the continued rise of PC gaming, many of the blockbuster games announced at E3 2018 will wind up coming to PCs, too.We’ve sifted through all the new games at the E3 events from EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Sony, and (of course) The PC Gaming Show to find the brightest PC gems hidden among the console rubble. While you should hit up our…