May 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As expected, Google today introduced a new way to navigate Android with gestures instead of virtual buttons, and it’s sure to spur opinions among both Android and iOS users. But while it might seem like a blatant rip-off of Apple’s iPhone X navigation, Google’s method—which is says it’s been working on since before the iPhone X landed—differs from Apple’s in meaningful ways. The early beta suggests that the experience will actually improve on Android’s speed and intuition. Here are four reasons why we’re looking forward to it on the Pixel and other Android P phones, and four reasons why we’re…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

From now until May 21, a limited time Pink Mercy legendary skin will be available for purchase for Overwatch. In an official blog post on the Overwatch website, the development team revealed the skin costs $15 USD, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A new trailer shows off the charitable skin, and you can check it out below: That isn’t the only way Blizzard is rallying to the cause, however; the team also announced a limited edition Pink Mercy shirt, which is now available for pre-order on the Blizzard Gear Store. The shirt…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Running Windows on top of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips enables amazing battery life but includes all sorts of complications, including clunky emulation and some app restrictions. As expected, Qualcomm and Microsoft are eliminating a key roadblock with an SDK that enables 64-bit apps to run on ARM CPUs.Until now, only 32-bit apps could run on top of the ARM64 instruction set used by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU found in Always Connected PCs. Consumers either had to dig down into the specs of apps found within the Microsoft Store to confirm compatibility, or take their chances. If they guessed wrong,…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After months of silence, Nintendo has finally confirmed that Virtual Console — a service that offers a variety of classic games from previous console generations — will not be coming to Switch. But that doesn’t mean Nintendo plans to stop offering classic games digitally. Instead, for now, Nintendo plans to launch its new online service with a series of 20 classic NES games, with new games added regularly. As a Nintendo representative told IGN, “There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dota 2’s International 2018 Battle Pass is here, bringing with it an all-new Battle Royale inspired game mode. The Underhollow is a brand new game mode available to owners of the International 2018 Battle Pass that’ll be available sometime soon. Since the mode is tied to the Battle Pass, it’s likely it’ll only be playable so long as the Battle Pass is active, much like the two-part Siltbreaker campaign that came with last year’s Battle Pass. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We all know Google as a powerhouse for search results when we’re entering text into a search engine, but the substantial improvements to Google Lens announced at Google I/O today effectively transform the AI service into a real-time search engine for the world around us—all with the help of on-board camera apps. Here’s what we’re looking forward to the most.Augmented reality integration with Google Maps Sometimes, especially in unfamiliar cities, it’s hard to tell which direction you’re facing, even when Google Maps shows you right where you’re standing.Google It’s also a good way to check out reviews for nearby places.To read…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Your own personal GoogleImage by Mike Simon/IDGGoogle always pulls out the stops for the keynote at its annual I/O developer conference, and this year was no exception. Google I/O 2018 lacked the flashy flagship hardware that defined previous keynotes—nary a new Chromebook, Pixel, or Google Home could be found—but it still managed to shine, thanks to some serious improvements to the software and services underlying the entire Google ecosystem.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Electronic Arts reported its fiscal year 2018 revenue at over $5.1 billion USD, a record-breaking year for the game-maker. That figure represents an increase of about $305 million over EA’s FY2017 numbers. EA credits its financial success for 2018 to expanding reach of its “leading franchises” including FIFA, Battlefield and The Sims, “to more players across more platforms and geographies.” The supplemental information accompanying EA’s investor call is a little confusing, since its fiscal year ends on April 30. In a slide showing off release schedules for upcoming games, Battlefield is listed as Q3 and Anthem is listed as Q4,…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic’s Fortnite just ascended to a new level of popularity. For a limited time, players of the game’s Battle Royale mode will have the opportunity to play as Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War, complete with his mighty Infinity Gauntlet and all six of the powerful Infinity Stones. For a full guide on how to get Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet in Fortnite, check out our wiki here. The fact that this crossover is happening in the first place does more than show the power of Fortnite. Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo openly admit to being massive fans of the online…