May 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Solid state drive deals are all the rage right now, and we love it. There’s no better DIY upgrade you can do make your PC feel so much faster. It makes such a difference in performance that we never get tired of saying it.Right now, Amazon is selling a 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD for $115, $20 off its MSRP and the all-time low for the drive. While we haven’t tested this specific hard drive, the MX500 is highly regarded in reviews, and its cousin the Crucial BX300 is our favorite budget SSD. The Crucial MX500 is also beloved by Amazon users, with an…

May 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This morning, Pokemon Go developer Niantic announced that despite last year’s troubles, it will once again hold Pokemon Go Fest this year. Now known as Pokemon Go Fest: A Walk in the Park, the event will take place on July 14th and 15th in Chicago’s Lincoln Park and spans a 1.8-mile walking course this year. Along with new Safari Zone events in Dortmund, Germany on June 30 and in Yokosuka, Japan later this summer, Go Fest is part of a new tour of real-world gatherings for Pokemon Go in 2018. With several events under its belt since the first Go…

May 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google I/O 2018 kicks off May 8, and we can’t wait to hear what’s cooking for developers and fans. We’ll obviously get a whole lot of info about the next version of Android, but no doubt AI, AR, Assistant, and other Google products will have their moment as well. Here’s everything we expect to see, plus a few things we’re wishing hard for:5 things we’re likely to see More Android P features Google has already released a developer’s preview of Android P, but the company’s likely holding back some features for the big show. Most notably, Google accidentally outed a gesture-based…

May 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We were just finishing up a long mission and were heading back to one of the hubs, hoping to reach it ahead of the looming night, during which Dying Light’s most dangerous threats appear. On this final stretch we had to pass through a tunnel, populated with the inevitable dozen or so zombies, but nothing out of the ordinary or too risky. We should have known better. Halfway through, we discovered it was filled with our most feared and dreaded enemy in Dying Light – Volatiles. Going up against just one could be a challenge, even with two of us…

May 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber have put to bed notions of any hidden rooms or corridors. AP News reports an Italian team used ground-penetrating radar and discovered no evidence of the suspected hidden man-made walls within the chamber. The results were shared at the fourth International Tutankhamun Conference in Cairo by the Polytechnic University of Turin’s Francesco Porcelli who explained the team’s work “shows in a conclusive manner that there are no hidden chambers, no corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb”. The rumours of hidden rooms surfaced in 2015 when British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves thought queen Nefertiti’s tomb…

May 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For the better part of the last decade, open world games have been all about power. How much chaos could I sow with cTOS in Watch_Dogs; how much havoc can we wreak with the “Awesome Button” in Saints Row? I feel like they were more about how much control we had over the people, the infrastructure, and the foundations of the world itself than anything else. Thankfully, we’ve seen this subside somewhat in recent years. Games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Zelda: Breath of the Wild do a good job of showing us our small size in a big world,…