November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today’s show covers all things graphics! From the Radeon RX 590 launch, to ray tracing enabled in Battlefield 5, to RTX 2080 Ti failures – we’ll talk about all that and more. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your thing uou can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter!To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Raspberry Pi has introduced a new version of one of its most popular models just in time to stuff your stocking: the Model A+. And this time around, it’s even more attractive.The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ costs $25, $5 more than the previous generation, but has a lot more going for it. Just like the top-of-the-line Model B+, the new Model A+ has a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, and you’ll also get dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5 GHz), a feature that was missing from the previous A+. And you’ll have to use it, since the A+ doesn’t have an…

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

iRobot has been making smart home devices since before smart homes were a thing, and its Roomba vacuums are among the best you can buy.  And today, you can get one for the cheapest it’s ever been: The iRobot Roomba 690 is down to $249 at AmazonRemove non-product link, down from a list price of $375.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Today marks five years since Sony launched the PlayStation 4, and the company took the opportunity to release some sales info and to announce a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 bundle. In a PlayStation Blog post, Senior Vice President of PlayStation Worldwide Marketing Eric Lempel revealed Sony has sold more than 86.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles and 777.9 million pieces of software to date. Lempel also shared PlayStation 4’s five best-selling games (in alphabetical order): Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Call of Duty: WW2 Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Our favorite SSD for most people is available today at its cheapest price for a whole lot of capacity. The 1TB Samsung 860 Evo SSD is $148 at AmazonRemove non-product link right now. The last time we looked at this drive it was on sale for $199, so if you’ve been waiting for the best possible deal, now’s the time to act. Of course, we don’t know what Black Friday will bring, but it’s hard to go wrong with $148 for 1TB of awesome SSD storage.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cybercrime is a problem that likely isn’t going to go away any time soon. That’s why companies are always searching for trained professionals that can mitigate the risk. If you’re looking to lead the charge in the war against hackers, the CompTIA Cyber Security Expert Bundle is a solid starting point, and it’s on sale for only $59 today.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

How can improvements to the GPU manufacturing process make graphics cards better? There’s no one solution, and today’s launch of the $280 Radeon RX 590 shows that Nvidia and AMD took two wildly divergent paths in the shift to the 12nm process.Nvidia’s used the extra space and process improvements to cram its GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards with radical, futuristic hardware devoted to driving adoption of real-time ray tracing and machine learning in games. The downside? The cheapest RTX option, the RTX 2070, starts at $500. AMD took a different tack: The Radeon RX 590 is essentially identical to the…

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The U.S. Army is getting into the world of eSports after failing to meet its recruitment target for the first time in more than 10 years. The hope is that the move to eSports will help the Army connect with young people, after falling short of its 76,500 target by 6.500 recruits, reports Stars and Stripes. The U.S. Army is also putting together a “functional fitness” team to compete in CrossFit events that will serve the same purpose. A Tekken tournament has already been scheduled, and going by the titles listed on the online application form, it looks like there…

November 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When I first reviewed Civilization VI back in 2016, here’s what I had to say about it as I awarded it a score of 9.4 (for amazing) and nominated it for game of the year: “Civilization VI will go down in history as the most fully-featured launch version in the series. Many of those are smartly revamped versions of Civ classics, but it finds its own identity with great new ideas like spread-out cities, customizeable governments, research boosts, and leader agendas. And even though the AI has some improving to do, it can put up enough of a fight to…