December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

On Wednesday, Qualcomm revealed its first concrete details of the Snapdragon 845, the next-generation mobile chip that stands a good chance of being in your next smartphone. The 845 will ship in early 2018, and appear in phones sometime after that.Qualcomm calls the Snapdragon 845 a chip to improve both artificial intelligence and immersion, blending the future of smart devices with the past. At its heart lies the Kryo 385, the semi-custom, upgraded CPU. It’s still an eight-core device, with four performance cores running at 2.8GHz and four energy-efficient cores running at 1.8GHz. That represents a 25- to 30-percent improvement over the…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

If you thought this year’s Android flagship phones were fast, wait until next year. Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation chip, the Snapdragon 845, and it’s more than just the next number in the evolution: It’s a ground-up redesign of the platform’s architecture. And it’s sure to have a profound affect on next year’s crop of premium Android handsets.While the 835 was mostly focused on performance and speed, the 845 brings a slew of enhancements to how phones will use the processor for AI, photos, and, of course, battery life. We’ll probably have to wait until the Galaxy S9 to see…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching the occasional meteor, as happened in Thailand and in Russia a few years ago.But while auto cons aren’t as common here, recording your excursions is a reasonable precaution to take—especially if you’re driving professionally.December 6, 2017: Updated with our review of the Vava Dash Cam (currently $120 on Amazon), our new top pick for single-channel dash cams. It’s an impressive first-timer that checks off a lot of boxes. Read our full review. To read this…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The inaugural season of Blizzard’s Overwatch League kicks off later today with a series of preseason matches. A total of 12 preseason matches will be held between now and Saturday, December 9, with the first match starting at 4 p.m. Pacific this afternoon. These are unrecorded exhibition matches with no prize money on the line. Like the regular season, preseason matches will be held at the newly opened Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California at Burbank Studios. Matches will also be streamed via the Overwatch League website. Modeled after traditional sports, the Overwatch League consists of 12 city-based teams with six…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

While prices aren’t quite as good as they were during Black Friday, you can still find some decent graphics card deals right now. Case in point: Newegg is selling the EVGA GTX 1080 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 graphics card for $520 after a $20 rebate. This offer also comes with a free copy of Destiny 2.Not counting the game, that’s about $40 cheaper than Amazon’s price for this card—provided you file the rebate. Newegg’s offer ends at 11:59 PM Pacific on Friday, December 7.In our graphics card roundup, we liked the GTX 1080 as a solid enthusiast-level graphics card for…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Dragon’s Crown Pro is coming to the west in spring 2018. Atlus announced the new PS4 and PS4 Pro version of the game will cost $49.99 USD and $64.99 CAD. Dragon’s Crown Pro features enhanced visuals, 4K support, a newly recorded soundtrack with a live orchestra, and English and Japanese audio options. Players that already own Dragon’s Crown will have no problems jumping in, as online cross-play and cross-save compatibility will exist between the PS3 and Vita versions. In addition, all patches and features from the original game are included, as well as the Storyteller Voice Pack DLC. Dragon’s Crown is…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Assassin’s Creed Rogue may be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to a recent listing on the Korean Game Rating Board. The listing, spotted by Gematsu, shows Assassin’s Creed Rogue HD was submitted to the board by Ubisoft and classified today, December 6. As Gematsu notes, several Italian retailers previously outed the potential remaster, listing Assassin’s Creed Rogue HD with a March 15, 2018, release date. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ desert-based second map is called Miramar, and we’ve learned some other new details about it. In a blog post on the PUBG Steam page, PUBG Corporation revealed that Miramar, is a new desert environment that has been designed in “the opposite direction” to PUBG’s original map, Erangel, replacing that map’s lush greenery with a desert terrain and densely-populated urban areas. Within the map are several new locations, including Los Leones, “the largest city in the region” filled with construction sites and abandoned commercial buildings, as well as Monte Nuevo (“the picture of a town beseiged”), Valle del Mar…