December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Round 2 of our HDR video comparison sees Dolby Vision come out way on top.Powered by WPeMatico

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

With the Pixel phones, Google aims to make a compelling smartphone experience, even if that means making some changes to Android. That’s why the version of Android 8.0 Oreo that ships on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL isn’t quite what you’ll find on other stock Android devices. Some of the coolest bonus features are hiding beneath the surface of Google’s latest phones, but we’ll tell you our favorites here. Wallpaper-based themes Changing your wallpaper is something you probably do on a regular basis. Usually, that just gets you a new wallpaper as expected, but there’s a neat extra on the…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Asus NovaGo is a Windows laptop with something completely new: the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, Qualcomm’s bid to use its smartphone chip to grab some Windows PC share in a category long dominated by Intel.Spending a little time with the machine on Tuesday was an exercise in testing—and managing—expectations. Qualcomm executives have admitted that the Snapdragon platform will be a bit slower to launch apps, a bit slower to boot, a bit slower here and there. Our early impressions show the kind of performance that Qualcomm hopes will be “good-enough” for mainstream users with modest demands. To read this article…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Cygames recently announced the next Shadowverse card set – Chronogenesis. It will have 138 new cards, which is significantly more than normal, because in addition to each existing class getting 12 cards each, the new class that’s being introduced, Portalcraft, will be getting a whopping 42 cards, in order to help kickstart its collection. A new class? Yep, and that’s just one of the massive changes coming with Chronogenesis. Chronogenesis’ release on December 28 will also see formats introduced to Shadowverse: Rotation, in which the last five sets plus the small number of Basic cards for each class will be allowed, and…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

When I initially reviewed Rocket League in on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015, and Xbox One in 2016, I gave it an 8.0 for “Great.” Here’s what I said then: “Whether it’s online casual or ranked matches, no-pressure exhibitions, split-screen local co-op with up to four players, or an intense 36-week season mode, Rocket League is all about getting into the next throttle-pounding match as fast as possible. Unfortunately, servers are still struggling, which means your mileage may vary day-to-day when it comes to online features. But the silver lining is the mostly formidable AI can make even offline…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

So far, the most common way to adapt an existing first-person shooter to VR has been to turn it into a shooting gallery, where you hold still and shoot targets as they pop up. Doom VFR is not that, at all. Instead of taking that route or converting the original version (as Bethesda did with Skyrim VR), id built VFR from the ground up as a new game that bravely embraces Doom’s love of movement and momentum. It lets you get up in the faces of demonic invaders in some of the fastest-paced VR action I’ve experienced yet. Most VR…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Competitive orc fighting has finally come to Middle-earth: Shadow of War. You can take your orcs, train them up, and enter them into fights against other players online. The free update to Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now. Letting your orcs square off against the orcs of other online players could net you “powerful rewards and upgrades” you can use in-game to strengthen your orc army. Earning those rewards is dependent on whether or not your orcs are able to win, like at the end of Rocky IV, or lose, like at the end of Rocky I. The update…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

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