April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite launched on iOS last month as an invite-only event, and after opening up to everyone on the platform this week, it’s reported that the free-to-play mobile title has made over $15 million in less than a month. According to market researcher Sensor Tower, since the monetisation of the title on March 15, players have spent over $15 million on in-App purchases. On the day the invite-only requirement was removed, the average daily spend increased threefold, from $620,000 to over $1.8 million in a single day. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Smart thermostats help you get temperatures just right in your home, bolstered by handy extras like remote adjustment and the ability to communicate with other devices around the house. Right now, you can get the Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat for an all-time low price of $144, or about $25 off its average price on Amazon.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

High-dynamic range displays deliver stunningly bright colors with deep, dark blacks, and the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update dropping any day now will include enhanced HDR support. But HDR is still relatively new to PCs. If you’re looking to upgrade, Dell’s UltraSharp 27-inch U2718Q 4K HDR monitor is on sale for $500 right now, with something extra to sweeten the deal.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cortana, where art thou? That’s what PCWorld wanted to know when we spoke with Microsoft’s recently-minted Cortana czar, Javier Soltero, late last week. The digital assistant who made a splash in Windows 10 with her snappy comebacks and silly knock-knock jokes is still offering to help you with your calendar and search. She’s even migrated to mobile apps for Android and iOS. But Cortana hasn’t talked her way into our homes like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant have, making her staying power look uncertain.That’s where Soltero comes in. We sat down with Cortana’s new chief in the wake of a significant…

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PUBG Corp, the owner and developer of the massively popular online shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has launched a lawsuit against Chinese publisher NetEase, which it claims has infringed copyright by producing two games for mobile devices that bear a striking similarity to PUBG. As reported over on Ars Technica, the suit was filed in Northern California’s US District Court and particularly refers to mobile-only games Rules of Survival and Knives Out (both of which arrived on iOS before PUBG had been ported). Both feature 100-person online battles on an island with a shrinking “safe zone”, a variety of island-crossing vehicles, and…

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel’s Kaby Lake-G chip harbors a mystery. PCWorld has learned the company’s exciting CPU/GPU combo chip may actually be based on AMD’s older-generation Polaris cores rather than the newest Vega cores. This revelation doesn’t change how we feel about the chip, having already tested it (and liked it) in Intel’s Hades Canyon NUC, which earned an Editors’ Choice award. But an industry-standard system utility identifies the Kaby Lake-G as having an AMD Polaris bloodline. And we’ve discovered other evidence suggesting the chip’s GPU core is Polaris. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

DayZ is getting a reboot of sorts on PC with the relaunch of the title using a new engine before the end of the month. “We’re releasing DayZ on a new engine in a couple of weeks on PC, and it’s gonna be coming to Game Preview on Xbox this year,” lead producer Eugen Harton told PCGamesN at Microsoft’s ID@Xbox event. “That’s basically our aim. I would almost say it’s a reboot of DayZ on PC.” When pressed on whether the news meant the title would finally be leaving Early Access, Harton didn’t comment either way. Talking about the relaunch in light of the…