May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Now that the Galaxy S9 has officially landed, it’s time to look ahead to the next big thing from Samsung: the Note 9. Right on cue, rumors are starting to trickle in about the phablet phone—and it’s already shaping up to be a monster release. Here’s what we know so far:Galaxy Note 9: The latest Samsung leaker Ice Universe, who has a pretty good track record, has reveled several features bound for the Note 9, which he says is code-named Crown (as in the king of phones). Among his findings, the new phablet will have a new S Pen, in-display…

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Firewatch developer Campo Santo recently announced its entire team would be leaving life as an independent studio behind to join Valve. And while that move may seem surprising, it’s born from Campo having found itself in its own unexpected situation. “We made the dream game. We made the game that wasn’t supposed to make all the money. We made a sad guy in the woods, psychological-slash-dramatic personal quest,” Campo Santo co-founder Sean Vanaman told IGN in a phone interview. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Lenovo’s new Mirage Solo with Google Daydream separates “good” VR from a glorified View-Master experience because of one thing: the ability to move. No, not turn your head as though locked in a brace, but actually kneel on the floor and feel as though you just put your head underwater to get a better look at a kelp bed below.As the first stand-alone VR headset to let you do just that, without needing a gaming PC, console, or separate doohickeys and emitters, the Mirage Solo with Google Daydream almost aces it, despite a few key letdowns. But first let’s bask…

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new officially licensed system skin will make your Xbox One X look very old school. Controller Gear is selling an Xbox One X console skin that visually turns the system into the original Xbox. The $30 decal offers triple-layered protection and scratch-resistance laminate, according to the company. Your Xbox One X can look like this with the officially licensed Controller Gear console skin.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Krupa and Alex went to Rockstar North to check out 45 minutes of Red Dead Redemption 2, so here they break down everything they saw in detail, with Gav milking them for every last bit of info they have on the game. If you want to know everything there is to know about Red Dead 2 right now, this is the place to be. There’s a also a bonus Keyword Countdown for you to enjoy! As always, drop an email with your thought  about Red Dead Redemption 2, or indeed anything, to: ign_ukfeedback@ign.com IGN UK Podcast #433: Red Dead Redemption…

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We are terrible at passwords. We suck at creating them (the top two most popular remain “123456” and “password”), we share them way too freely, and we forget them all the time. Indeed, the very thing that can ensure our online security has become out biggest obstacle to it. This is what makes a good password manager essential.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Another day, another great set of PC deals. This time it’s Dell giving us the goods. The company’s online store is currently offering a “sitewide” 12 percent off sale by using the code SAVE12. I say “sitewide” in quotes, because Dell isn’t actually offering everything on the site for 12 percent off. It’s limited to what’s available on the sale page linked above.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“We’ve always tried to make these worlds places you can get lost in. Feel like they exist when you’re not even in them – like they’re waiting for you.” That’s the kind of world Rob Nelson, co-studio head of Rockstar North, wants to build. Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s first original game in five years, and the first it’s built specifically for the current generation of consoles. It’s a fact that’s easy to forget with GTA V still dominating sales charts and amidst the constant updates to GTA Online. Work on Read Dead 2 began eight years ago, as…

May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google has had voice search features in Android for years, but when Google Assistant rolled out on the Pixel in October 2016, everything finally came together. You can now get Assistant on all modern Android devices, and Google is constantly improving the platform with new features.It can be easy to miss the improvements if you don’t obsessively keep an eye on the news, so here they are in one place: the 12 coolest new features in Google Assistant.Sync connected smart home devices Ryan Whitwam/IDGGoogle Assistant supports numerous smart home devices, but you might notice that devices you’ve just added to…