Latest News - February 2018
- Office 2019 Will Be Windows 10-Only, Microsoft Extends Support For Some Windows 10 SKUs
- YouTube TV Lands On Roku For Cord Cutters, Apple TV Support Incoming
- Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed Again By Rockstar Games, Now Set For October 2018 Release
- 2.5 Geeks 1/31/18: Killer Crypto And Gaming Rigs, Yoga 920, Samsung Z-NAND, Windows Core Overhaul
- eBay Will Slowly Replace PayPal With Adyen As Default Payment Processor
- Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Build 16299.214 With Meltdown-Spectre Fix For Unbootable AMD PCs
- ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 Convertible Boasts 8th Gen Core i7 Brains And GeForce MX150 Graphics Muscle
- Bitcoin Plunges Below $10,000 As Cryptocurrency Rollercoaster Ride Gets Bumpy
- Nintendo Is Bringing Mario Kart To Smartphones, Super Mario Movie In Development
- Alleged AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Raven Ridge Desktop CPU With Vega GPU Benchmarks Leaked
- Windows Defender Will Protect Windows 10 Users From Bullying Junkware
- LG Bootloop Class Action Settlement Offers Owners Cash Or Rebate Towards New Purchase
All News for February 2018
If you or your business was planning on upgrading to the Office 2019 productivity suite when it's released later this year, Microsoft has announced that it will be leaving out a large swath of its customer base. Office 2019 can only be installed on supported versions of the Windows 10 operating system. According to... Read more...
Roku's family of devices is the most popular streaming platform out there, and some smart TVs even come with Roku integrated by default. Roku users now have another option for watching their favorite content and cutting the cord from satellite or cable providers: YouTube TV. The app used on the Roku device is the... Read more...
Tell us if you're heard this one before -- a highly-anticipated game is announced, and then its developers push back its release again... and again. Such is the case with Red Dead Redemption 2, which was officially announced in October 2016. At the time, it was said that the game would be released in Fall... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be looking at Origin PC's hot, new Millennium Gaming Desktop, a beastly mining Rig from Maingear and Unirkn, Lenovo's Yoga 920 premium 2-in-1 ultrabook, a new and ultra-fast Z-NAND SSD from Samsung, and Windows getting a core revamp... Show... Read more...
EBay, the largest online auction site in the world, is shaking things up by moving away from PayPal as its primary partner for processing payments on its marketplace. The online auction house has inked an agreement with Adyen, an e-commerce company headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to take PayPal's place. It... Read more...
We don't think that we'd be out of line if we said the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities and the resultant mitigations have been somewhat of a disaster. It's bad enough that the vulnerabilities exist at all, but the fixes have resulted in in some nasty side effects. AMD users were some of the... Read more...
ASUS is an ardent believer in 2-in-1 convertibles, and that commitment is exemplified by the ZenBook Flip family. The company is expanding the range with the addition of the ZenBook Flip 14, which combines 8th generation Intel Core muscle with discrete graphics from NVIDIA. Powering the ZenBook Flip 14 are 8th... Read more...
Back in mid-December, Bitcoin peaked with a value of over $19,000 per coin. Then just a few days later, it dropped to below $14,000. After that it went back up a little bit, then fell to below $13,000 by the end of the month. In the first week of January, Bitcoin's value was back up to over $17,000. It has been... Read more...
Nintendo's infamous plumber, Mario, has mostly resided on game consoles over the year. More recently, however, he has found new platforms for play on, including iOS and Android devices. So, what's next? Nintendo announced that it is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones in a new game called Mario Kart Tour, set to... Read more...
In about a week and a half, AMD will release new Raven Ridge APUs into the wild, one of which is the Ryzen 5 2400G. While AMD isn't using the term "APU" (accelerated processing unit) these days, that's essentially what the Ryzen 5 2400G is, as it combines Ryzen CPU cores with Vega graphics cores. How will it stack up... Read more...
Microsoft this week announced that it has integrated some new tricks into Windows Defender to help prevent users from being bullied to buy upgraded versions of free software. According to Microsoft, there has been a big uptick in free versions of programs that claim to scan a user's computer and find a litany of... Read more...
Back in March of 2017, LG ran into a problem with some of its smartphones that involved a continual reboot loop (bootloop), which resulted in a class action suit. The bootloop suit covered the LG G4 and V10 devices originally, but the V20, Nexus 5, and G5 were later added. LG is now offering a settlement that class... Read more...