December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Anyone who owns a smartphone knows that you need a way to recharge it when you’re on the go. The most versatile way to ensure power away from an outlet is to carry a trusty battery pack. If you own a modern Android phone, that portable charger probably needs to support USB-C. (See our Best power banks of 2017 roundup if USB-C is not a requirement and our roundup of USB car chargers if you spend a lot of time in a vehicle.)To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Blade & Soul’s newest update brings a new area, level cap raise, and more. The Dawn of the Lost Continent update arrives Wednesday, December 6 and immediately raises the level cap from 50 to 55 and increases the Hongmoon level cap to 25. Part of the new level cap are Hongmoon Ultimate Skills, “class-specific attacks of pure destruction.” Hitting the new level cap unlocks them. The update also expands the Blade & Soul storyline, adding an eighth act sending players “on a mission to awaken Jinsoyun.” There are also four new heroic dungeons in the new area, as well as…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo is releasing remastered Wii games including Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in 1080p for the Nvidia Shield in China. Industry insider ZhugeEX tweeted the news earlier today, revealing that Nvidia’s Android powered Shield Tablet would be releasing in China complete with a small batch of remastered Wii Classics. As well as the aforementioned Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the Shield will also get 1080p remasters of Punch Out!! And New Super Mario Brothers Wii. Nvidia Shield is coming to Mainland China. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Buying a budget graphics card just got trickier. AMD and its partners quietly began selling Radeon RX 560 cards with fewer compute units and stream processors than originally advertised, without changing the name or otherwise identifying the lesser-powered model in any way. But here’s the kicker: The Radeon RX 560s you can find in stores are a mix of the full-fat version and the cut-down version.Ick.When the Radeon RX 560 launched in April it was the only RX 500-series card with a meaningful under-the-hood tech boost compared to the RX 400-series. The graphics processor in the older RX 460 cards…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’ve been using motion controls in Nintendo Switch games, it should be a more pleasant experience after today. The latest Nintendo Switch update, 4.1.0 doesn’t change much beyond the usual stability improvements, but Nintendo singles out the console’s motion controls as a point of improvement. The patch notes don’t tell us any more than that this fixes “an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly”. While the Switch has dialed back on Nintendo’s recent all-in approach to pad waggling, its biggest games still use it to some degree, with both Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Bethesda and iam8bit have teamed up to bring Skyrim’s soundtrack to 180-gram vinyl. In addition to the limited edition vinyl soundtrack, a 24×36-inch screenprint “chock-full of hidden touches” of the world of Skyrim. The vinyl art and screenprint were both designed by Aled Lewis and can be pre-ordered on the iam8bit site right now. Both are scheduled to release in Q2 2018. The vinyl will set you back $40USD while the limited-edition print is available for $100USD. The vinyl is two-colored, “separated into ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ sides,” and includes a digital copy of the music as well. The cover art…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Honor 6X was one of 2017’s best budget handsets, and now the Huawei subsidiary is looking to build on that success with the Honor 7X. The U.S.-bound budget handset has a bigger screen, a better camera, and best of all, a lower price: just $199. Honor also took the wraps off a new flagship phone, the 6-inch Honor V10.The U.S. version of the Honor 7X mimics the China release that launched a few short weeks ago, with a slim-bezel design and an impressive set of specs:Display: 5.93-inch LCD, 18:9, 2160p x 1080p FHD+, 407ppi Dimensions: 156.5mm x 75.3mm x…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will include over 200 different arcade endings, classic bonus rounds and 6 arcade battle paths. Street Fighter V will continue its path to becoming the game long-term fans expected with a huge Arcade Edition update (and standalone release) on January 16, 2018. In a post on the Capcom blog, the company revealed a few more details on what exactly fans can expect from the much-requested update. First, Capcom confirmed that the 6 Arcade Battle paths included in the update will follow the stories of Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III,…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

CryptoKitties is the newest craze capturing the attention of the cryptocurrency community. Whether one thinks it’s the greatest creation ever, or doesn’t understand how something so dumb is so popular, everyone is talking about it. With this popularity, however, comes a price. So many people are buying, selling, and breeding CryptoKitties that the Ethereum blockchain is struggling to keep up with all the activity. CryptoKitties captured everyone’s attention when its Genesis Cat sold for 250 ETH. Since then, activity on the game has continued to grow. As of right now, CryptoKitties is the most active smart contract on the Ethereum network, accountingPowered…