October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It goes without saying that battle royale games grab the attention of adrenaline junkies all over the globe. We know that feeling personally at IGN, especially in light of the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — and we’ve got something planned for a crazy Blackout stream. CyPhlux (Jordan Parkhurst) and ImGato (Bernardo Herrera) took up the challenge of trying to win five games in Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Blackout during their first live stream this past friday. Taking three wins home, they missed the mark. But Jordan (CyPhlux) wants to not just aim for five…

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Qualcomm has begun shipping a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets for both mobile and infrastructure applications that uses the new IEEE 802.11ay specification. Think of 802.11ay as a supplement to traditional Wi-Fi, with real-world throughput of more than 7 gigabits per second (Gbps), according to a company spokesperson.In addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands currently in use by Wi-Fi routers and other devices, 60GHz technology is expected to be sort of a high-speed, short-range supplement. The type of applications Qualcomm is targeting include wireless VR and ultra high-definition video streaming. Qualcomm also powers numerous smartphones.What we didn’t know was…

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Home robotics is quite popular because of the accessibility and ease-of-use of micro-controllers like Arduino, and the increasing popularity of IoT devices in smart homes has only expanded the hobby even further. With Arduino, you can light your home, control LCD screens, build robots, and more; this Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course bundle has guides on how to do this and more for $89.99.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google has begun pushing out Chrome 70 late on Tuesday, reluctantly providing a solution to fix its controversial sign-in snafu while also introducing app-like Progressive Web Apps to Windows machines. That fix still comes with a catch, though.Chrome 69, the last major release, hid a disturbing twist: if you log into Gmail or another Google service, Chrome automatically logs you into the browser as well. That means you’ll automatically begin sharing browsing data with Google, like it or not. Privacy experts raised a stink and Google quickly promised to address the concerns.To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Stanley Parable’s “Go Outside” achievement, which tasked players to not play the game for five years, can finally be earned through legitimate means today. “I have the news you’ve all been waiting for,” The Stanley Parable writer and designer Davey Wredent tweeted this morning. “Today is the first day that it is possible to legitimately get the Go Outside achievement in The Stanley Parable.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

MapKit JS lets you add Apple Maps to webpages, complete with annotations, overlays, and interfaces to services such as search and directions. And now, you can track your website’s use of Apple Maps services with the new MapKit JS Dashboard. Monitor map initializations and service requests in real-time, or see up to a year of activity by day, week, month, or year.Learn more about MapKit JSPowered by WPeMatico

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The 1998 E3 trailer for 3D Realms’ Prey was quick to tout its use of ‘portal technology,’ but it ultimately never panned out for the developers, who ended up releasing a considerably different version of the game in 2006. 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller sat down on this month’s IGN Unfiltered to share behind-the-scenes details on the development of Prey, as well as the cancellation of Prey 2. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

What seems to be Japanese packaging for Red Dead Redemption 2 has appeared online and, if genuine, it shows that the PS4 physical edition is spread across 2 discs. On the game’s back cover, a symbol indicating the double-disc format is shown: 『レッド・デッド・リデンプション2』ディスク2枚組が確定。PS4版ダミージャケットより判明 – https://t.co/U0eZRV0zOp pic.twitter.com/H2BxnMXP2Z — ゲームのはなし (@gamenohanashi) October 17, 2018 Double-disc games are more familiar from older generations of console, when games could far outstrip the storage capacity of optical discs. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 will arrive tomorrow, October 18, at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK (or 1am AEST on October 19). Rockstar also announced that pre-ordering the digital version will allow players to pre-load the game from Friday. That’ll come in handy, because the game is looking to be pretty big. It’s not clear exactly what will be in the trailer, but we’d wager it will be story-focused, following the more mechanical gameplay videos released recently. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico