December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The wait is nearly over – Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost upon us! To celebrate its release this Thursday, December 14, we’re giving away a limited edition Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Pro with an Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition of the game. Five runners-up will also receive an Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition on PS4. To win this great prize, all you need to do is follow IGN UK’s official Twitter page and retweet the below: RT for your chance to win a limited edition #SWB2 PS4 Pro bundle to celebrate the release of #TheLastJedi! 5 runners-up win a copy…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Detective Pikachu 3DS game might finally be released outside of Japan. According to Serebii.net, the game has been rated by the European rating board PEGI. Its current release date, December 31, 2020, is reportedly just a placeholder. Detective Pikachu launched for the 3DS over a year ago in Japan on February 3, 2016. “Detective Pikachu is on the case! Investigate evidence, question possible witnesses and solve a curious mystery,” the game’s PEGI 3+ description reads. The game follows the walking, talking Pikachu teaming up with his human companion Tim Goodman to solve crimes and uncover the mystery of the disappearance…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

If you bought an HP laptop any time in the last five years, it could be tracking your every key stroke. Over the weekend HP revealed that nearly 500 of its notebooks dating as far back as 2012 shipped with a secret keylogger installed. Alongside the announcement, HP released driver updates to eradicate the software on affected laptops.Security researcher Michael Myng discovered the keylogger when probing the Synaptics touchpad software on an HP laptop. HP’s security bulletin says the “potential security vulnerability” affects all laptops with “certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers”—not necessarily just HP models. The keylogger is disabled…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Naughty Dog’s landmark adventure series Uncharted has crossed a significant sales milestone, with the series racking up lifetime sales of 41.7 million units since 2007. As reported by PushSquare, Sony made the announcement during a 10th Anniversary panel at PSX 2017, clarifying that this includes sales of the Nathan Drake-centric games as well as recent follow-up adventure The Lost Legacy, and also includes the sales figures for the remastered Nathan Drake Collection, This indicates the series has sold over 13 million units – over a quarter of its total – in the past 18 months alone, given that the figure…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Capcom has announced Street Fighter 5’s entire season three DLC character cast, which comprises series mainstays Blanka and Sagat, as well as Sakura, Cody and new characters Falke and G. In addition to a trailer showcasing all the new arrivals, Capcom also released a trailer specifically focusing on Sakura, indicating that we should see a deeper dive into each character’s place in the game over the next few weeks. The season 3 character pass goes on sale January 16, 2018, which is also the date that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition – an upgraded version of the base game with…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

If you haven’t remodeled in recent years, you might be surprised to find that new canister-style lights no longer include the traditional recessed receptacle that accepts a screw-in bulb. Rather, the light fixture itself is static, including a ring of LEDs inside a sealed module. When the LEDs eventually die (after 10 years or so), you just replace the whole thing rather than removing and screwing in a new light bulb.What’s wrong with the old way? These new designs are considerably smaller than old canisters, are easier to install, and generally look better. (It also keeps homeowners or renters from…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The best free video editing software can be surprisingly good. The choices vary widely and include include scaled-down, trial versions of professional suites, open-source alternatives with a plethora of features, and simple applications aimed at home video creators. Our top picks will be functional for many users, across many use cases.If you’re willing to spend a little money, check out our reviews of paid consumer video editing software. Typically, those are easier to use than the free ones here thanks to great support and tutorial libraries and more refined interfaces, but they don’t necessarily have more features.To read this article…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Smaller form-factor PCs typically go one of two ways: First, you can prioritize the small part of the equation. This leaves you with something beautifully tiny, but at the cost of future upgrades—space-saving comes with the caveat of proprietary and non-replaceable parts. (See: Alienware Alpha.) Or you can prioritize future upgrades, which typically means a larger and less aesthetically pleasing machine.The MSI Trident V3 is the rare machine that can do both—at least to some extent.MSI Trident V3 vs. consoles It really is tiny. Scale can be tough to judge in photographs, but at 13.6 by 9.2 by 2.8 inches,…

December 11, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

VSDC has a lot of features you won’t find in other free video editors, like picture-in-picture, video stabilization, and the ability to upload multiple YouTube videos at once. If you can deal with its quirks, it’s one of the most powerful options available. But its interface isn’t very user-friendly, it has some major limitations, and the free version essentially throttles the speed at which you can process your videos.The interface is powerful, but it’s not for the uninitiated. A great deal of information is displayed at any given time–enough to overwhelm newbies. That said, VSDC does come with a drag-and-drop,…