December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With a month full of parties and winter adventures ahead, picking the perfect playlist is key to setting the mood, and a portable Bluetooth speaker can help you wirelessly connect to your tunes wherever you go. And right now, you can snag “the best and most affordable backpack speaker we’ve reviewed” for cheap. Anker’s popular Soundcore 2 portable Bluetooth speaker is $30 on Amazon, a 25% discount off its $40 list price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I’m cynical when it comes to video game remasters. What’s the point of taking the time to completely overhaul Crash Bandicoot’s visuals if he still controls like a bag of rocks? After four hours with Resident Evil 2, the sort-of-but-not remake of the 1998 survival horror masterpiece, I can happily say that it is so good to play, look at, and listen to that it feels like a completely new game. My demo starts as Leon ascends a ladder into the car park of the Raccoon City Police Department. Memories of watching, terrified, as my older brother led Leon down…

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For a company that prides itself on its gaming creds, Razer’s 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth has always had one weakness: no discrete graphics.That just changed Tuesday morning. Razer announced that it has updated the Stealth with Intel’s newest 8th-gen (Whiskey Lake) quad-core Core i7-8565U, along with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU option. These components are stuffed into a laptop that’s only a smidge larger than its predecessor. Why this matters: Razer’s thin-and-light laptop has a lot of competition. Bringing in a new CPU and especially the discrete GPU option, along with some other design and feature tweaks, helps the Razer Blade…

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re buying a Pixel Slate, you pretty much need a keyboard. And at the moment there are basically two options: Google’s Pixel Slate Keyboard, which connects via the Quick Snap Connector and the Bluetooth Brydge G-Type. While they both have their pros and cons, the Brydge G-Type is a no-brainer.It’s not just that it’s $40 cheaper, although that certainly helps. It’s that it does two important things that the Pixel Slate Keyboard doesn’t. It allows the Slate to be used comfortably on your lap, and it lets you switch between interfaces at the push of a button. The latter…

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games announced Tuesday the launch of their new online store, which will have an 88 to 12 percent split for developers. A date for the store opening has not been released, but a statement from Epic said it will launch soon and will include, “a hand-curated set of games on PC and Mac and will open up more broadly to additional games and other open platforms throughout 2019.” Games developed with any game engine are allowed in the store, but the first releases include Unreal, Unity and others. Epic has stated they will not take a profit from any…

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Civilization VI’s upcoming Gathering Storm expansion will add a new Maori civilisation led by the legendary figure Kupe. According to Maori mythology, Kupe was responsible for the Polynesian discovery of New Zealand in the 10th century after setting sail from his home of Hawaiki. In line with the history of Kupe and his status as a navigator, the Maori civilisation will start at sea and earn Science and Culture for every turn prior to settling its first city. The unique Leader Ability “Kupe’s Voyage” will also reward the Maori a free Builder, extra population in the capital, and additional Housing…

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you missed the awesome storage deals during Black Friday, today’s deal comes close to those crazy low prices. Amazon is selling the WD 10TB Elements external desktop hard drive for $200. Yes, you read that right—10 terabytes. This deal doesn’t quite match the drive’s $180 low around Cyber Monday, but it’s still far below this drive’s usual $280 to $300 sticker price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Another week, another massive hack. Last week it was Marriott Starwood hotels; this week, it’s question-and-answer website Quora’s turn. Late Monday night, Quora revealed that “a malicious third party” gained access to its systems and swiped the account data of approximately 100 million users. That includes personally identifiable information, like your name and email address, as well as details about the actions you’ve taken on Quora itself, and data from other sites you’ve linked to your Quora account.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After two full years and tease after tease, Pokemon Go finally has competitive Trainer Battles on the way. While this new PVP mode isn’t the full battle system rework some people were hoping for, it also isn’t entirely identical to the Raid and Gym battles players are already used to. Niantic has started with some simple changes that are a potential foundation for some much bigger ones, and also introduced new reasons to maintain your friendship levels and battle regularly. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Battlefield 5’s Chapter 1: Overture update has been delayed due to technical issues. DICE has announced that today’s scheduled update for Battlefield 5 has been delayed after the team “discovered an issue,” but has advised that the patch won’t be postponed for long, although a new date has yet to be confirmed. “The team has discovered an issue with the Battlefield V Chapter 1: Overture update,” the studio tweeted. “Rather than create issues in the game, we’re holding the update for the time being. We don’t anticipate a long delay and we’ll be back with more news or as soon…