January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

D-Link today announced two home networking devices based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard at CES Monday: the AX6000 and the AX1100 Ultra Wi-Fi routers. And here you thought 802.11ac was the latest and greatest.The AX6000 is a dual-band router that D-Link says will deliver up to 6,000Mbps of bandwidth—hence the name AX6000. The AX11000, meanwhile, is a tri-band device that promises 11,000Mbps. But those massive numbers are purely theoretical and unlikely to ever be seen in the real world. Not fully baked D-Link The D-Link AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is receiving a new patch for its Xbox Game Preview version, offering what developer Bluehole calls “incremental” improvements, including to the frame rate. The PUBG Development and Community Team posted the announcement along with other patch notes on the PUBG Forums. Frame rates on both client and server sides have been increased slightly, and some VFX have received slight optimizations. A number of crash-inducing issues have also been addressed, as well as a UI issue that occurred when multiple players attempted to loot from the same object. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Nintendo Switch now has now sold more units in Japan than the Wii U did in its lifetime. As reported by Famitsu (and spotted by Twitter’s Nibel), the Switch’s latest sales data puts it at 3,407,158 to the Wii U’s 3,301,555. The Switch has been available for just over 10 months – the Wii U has been on sale for a little over 5 years. Japanese buyers have preferred handheld experiences in recent years, which perhaps explains Switch’s sales dominance over its predecessor. The hybrid console has already proven itself to be a move in the right direction for Nintendo, and…

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

D-Link is showing two new whole-home Wi-Fi systems at CES, the dual-band COVR-C103 and the tri-band COVR-2202. Both are aimed at bridging the gap between mesh network early adopters and consumers who just want to plug things in and get seamless Wi-Fi a few minutes later.Both routers support MU-MIMO technology, to provide high throughput to multiple wireless clients simultaneously; smart roaming, to keep client devices connected to the strongest network signal in the home; and smart steering, which directs client devices to the optimum frequency band to reduce buffering and lag.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re a seasoned player of Bioware’s Dragon Age series, chances are you’ll know the name Varric Tethras. An adventuring dwarf with a dry wit, he featured as a companion character in both Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition, where he has some level of fame thanks to his novel, Hard in Hightown. Brilliantly, real-world publishers Dark Horse Books and Penguin Random House will be publishing the novel in its entirety for your reading pleasure. As reported by GameInformer, the novel is written by Mark Kirby (referred to as Varric’s “co-writer”), and is fully illustrated thanks to the work of…

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Following the success of its VR headset, Sony says it expects 130 games to be released for PSVR by the end of 2018. In a statement to Nikkei (initially translated by Siliconera), Sony says PSVR’s 2 million sales have helped bolster confidence in the product. There are currently 150 titles available for the platform – if all 130 games arrive that would be an 86% increase. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Valve is pulling official backing from a Dota 2 tournament in the Philippines due to new government regulations on drug testing. The Dota Team made the announcement, stating that they believe the new regulations are an unreasonable infringement on the privacy of players. Full details are available on the official Dota 2 blog. The new policies require players to be subjected to drug testing and screening in order to enter the country to participate in the tournament, according to Kotaku. Specific drugs being tested for include marijuana and crystal meth. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

HP’s Spectre x360 15 is here to help with one of the most vexing questions faced by high-performance laptop buyers: GeForce or Radeon discrete graphics? The super-thin flagship 15-inch laptop gives you both answers: You can pick up an updated Spectre x360 15 with either Nvidia or AMD graphics, along with Intel’s 8th-gen Core i7.Announced at CES early Monday, the Spectre x360 is slated to ship March 18 and will has a starting price of $1,370.The Nvidia-based Spectre x360 15 is the more conventional of the two. It features an 8th-gen quad-core Core i7-8550U low-power CPU. It pairs with Nvidia’s…

January 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the legendary Doom series of games, the “BFG” was the ultimate weapon—the room-clearing, awe-inspiring Big F****** Gun. Late Sunday night at CES 2018, Nvidia revealed BFGDs: Big Format Gaming Displays, created in conjuction with Asus, Acer, and HP. BFGDs may not slay demons, but like their wink-wink namesake, Nvidia’s new monitors are massive, loaded with cutting-edge technologies, and might well be the ultimate weapon in a high-end gaming arsenal.“Big” doesn’t do these displays justice. At 65 inches’ diagonal width, BFGDs outsize the televisions in many households. They still honor the “gaming display” part of their name, though.To read this…