September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray are joined by games guru Hayden Dingman once again—though games aren’t up for discussion.Instead, Gordon covers his investigation into the Threadripper 2990WX’s memory bandwidth performance, sparked by the unusual configuration of the four dies connected within the 32-core (!!!) CPU. It’s complicated, and doubly so thanks to some quirky Windows behavior. Bottom line: If you can put all those cores and threads to work, the Threadripper 2990WX is still a very worthwhile purchase, though you might want to consider alternatives if your workload is especially memory intensive.To read this…

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Charging your gear is one of those annoying chores that sucks, especially in the middle of the day, but is also absolutely necessary. Nobody likes a dead phone. Today, Amazon’s got a deal on tiny, travel-ready charger that can power two devices at once, and do so a bit smarter than other chargers.Aukey’s compact dual-port wall charger is $6 with the checkout code DR4VS3R4. That’s $5 off the usual price of $11, or nearly half off. You’re getting a nice little charger for about the cost of a couple of lattes.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The year of Android releases isn’t over until Google says it is. After Samsung, LG, and Apple each have their moment in the spotlight, all attention turns to the Pixel phone, and this year’s release—inevitably called Pixel 3—is shaping up to be one of the best phones of the year. At least if all the leaks come to fruition.With only a few weeks until Google shows off its new handset, we already have a pretty good idea of how it will change the game. Much like last year’s Pixel, which brought a bigger screen and stereo speakers, and dumped the…

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Overwatch League has signed six more teams for the 2019 season. Six new franchises have been added to the Overwatch League, including Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. The additions brings the roster up to 20 teams, with nine of them from outside of the US. Last month saw Atlanta and Guangzhou, China, added to the roster, following the news that the OWL was looking to bolster its ranks with six new franchises for Season 2. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

2K Games has announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 will be heading to Nintendo Switch this November. Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 is dropping for the Switch on November 16. 2K announced the news on the game’s official site, saying that the console title will include all of the latest updates and improvements, as well as four extra content packs including Vikings, Poland, Austrailia, and Persian and Macedon Civilization and Scenario packs. The game launched on iPad at the end of last year, and the Rise and Fall expansion was released back in February. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Starlink: Battle for Atlas raised more than a few eyebrows when it was announced at E3 2017, at a time when the toys-to-life genre was winding down and the conceptually similar No Man’s Sky still hadn’t completely course corrected after its underwhelming launch the year before. Yet after spending some recent hands on time with the game and its fantastic suite of plastic accessories, and chatting to key members of the Ubisoft Toronto team, I feel optimistic that Starlink: Battle for Atlas could be a spectacular space saga. Here are six reasons why it could be a success. Starlink is…

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD is coming to consoles, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions available to download now. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD is live on PS4 and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version “scheduled for release soon.” Players can pick up the title for 40% off for the next week. The game launched on iOS and Android earlier this year, with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata saying that there was “certainly a chance” it could come to Nintendo Switch. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As convenience goes, wireless charging can’t be beat. You simply drop your phone onto the charger and walk away. Gone is the headache of managing cables that inevitably break or get lost.Until recently, the main drawback to wireless chargers has been slow adoption and slow charging. This style of charging is still not ubiquitous, but you can now find Samsung, LG, Sony, and Moto phones that support it on the Android side, and Apple has adopted it for its iPhone lineup as well. And the technology itself is finally reaching a point where its speed is easier to live with,…