February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In an age when smartphones are pushing the $1,000 barrier, the $200 Honor 7X is a standout. It ticks off almost all the boxes of a 2018 handset—18:9 Full HD screen, skinny bezels, a sleek, all-metal design, and a dual camera. The only thing it’s missing? A USB-C port.That’s right, the Honor 7X has the distinction of being one of the last phones to feature a micro USB port for charging instead of USB-C. Blame the price if you must, but even budget phones such as the Alcatel Idol 5s and the Moto X4 feature USB-C, a connection that’s faster…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In an effort to curb the cheating that’s rife in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, anti-cheat measures continue to be rolled out in the various updates, with over a million players banned last month alone. The stats come from the BattlEye Twitter account, which shared that over 1,044,000 cheaters were banned in January. We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate. — BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) February 4, 2018 Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Replacing an aging DIY gaming PC is a grim prospect these days. Prices for graphics cards and memory have shot into the stratosphere, with no relief in sight. If you can’t delay an upgrade, your best bet right now is to skip the DIY route entirely and instead buy a well-priced pre-built desktop system.Vendors purchase their components on a wholesale scale, so they’re not affected by current market conditions. Because their PCs are priced accordingly, giving up the customization of a DIY build will save you serious cash—provided you find a good deal on a pre-built desktop system. Dell, HP, Lenovo,…

February 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

City-based esports league Gfinity Esports Australia has announced a partnership with cinema chain HOYTS to create a chain of esports arenas around Australia, it was announced today. Utilising HOYTS’ existing cinema infrastructure and hinging off the establishment of the Gfinity AU Elite Series late last year, the multimillion dollar partnership will see gaming equipment and production facilities installed within HOYTS cinema locations around Australia — starting at the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney. Gfinity and cinema chain HOYTS will establish esports arenas around AusContinue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has previously tied support to the latest microprocessors to Windows 10, and it’s taking the same approach to Office: Office 2019 will only run on a supported Windows 10 OS.Microsoft revealed the changes this week to Office 2019, which was first disclosed in fall 2017. While Microsoft hasn’t said specifically what features will be showcased within the new apps, we do know we’ll be able to try them out soon: Microsoft revealed that preview versions of the new apps will be available during the second quarter. As Microsoft previously confirmed, the final version of Office 2019 will ship during…

February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft reportedly will offer Windows 10 S as a default “mode” that it will sell with virtually all Windows consumer versions, several of which are being added as a part of a roadmap update.What isn’t clear, however, is whether the new Windows 10 versions — Entry, Value, Core, Core+, and Advanced, according to a report by Thurrott.com—will contain their own discrete feature set as well as their own licensing fees. The report claims that these new versions will begin shipping in April.If the report is correct, though, the additional revamps will mean a significant change for Windows: Windows 10 S, currently…