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Many gamers are going to be even more frustrated as NVIDIA also had to announce yesterday that 2K Games had requested that all of its games be removed from the GeForce NOW streaming service. NVIDIA announced the retraction on its GeForce NOW forum, noting that it was working with 2K Games to re-enable its games in the... Read more...
The first smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC are just now hitting the market here in the United States, which means that now is the time to score some great deals on last year's Snapdragon 855 flagships. Yesterday, we saw a deal on the Samsung Galaxy S10+, and today we've got deals on the Google... Read more...
It's Friday, which can only mean one thing: more Deadpool challenges in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2. Deadpool is a hot property right now thanks no doubt to Ryan Reynolds’ pitch perfect encapsulation of the wisecracking Marvel superhero, and Epic Games is taking full advantage of that popularity. This week... Read more...
A research firm called Which? has poured through Google data and claims that two out of every five Android users around the world are no longer receiving vital security updates from Google. That means that 40 percent of all Android devices globally are at risk of data theft, ransomware, and other malware attacks that... Read more...
Motorola has been working hard on introducing appealing handsets for the mid-range and high-end markets. The company has another device coming that looks like a mid-range offering called the Motorola Edge+, which has turned up in leaked renders -- and it looks pretty good to our eyes. The design reminds more than a... Read more...
One of the secrets to maximizing your value when buying a high-end smartphone is to stay a step behind the bleeding the edge. To that end, Samsung just recently introduced its Galaxy S20 series. They carry premium prices, and as vendors switch focus to selling the latest and greatest Samsung has to offer, older models... Read more...
Not long after the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL launched back in November 2019, it was revealed that the smartphones' face unlock facial recognition system could unlock your device even if your eyes were open. This is a step back in security compared to Apple iPhone's Face ID, which requires your eyes to be open and... Read more...
Over the last few years the USB connectivity has gone through some major changes. We've been through USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and now USB 3.2. And that's not even taking into account all the different generations that were released. Like USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and now USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. Oh, and don't forget, Gen 4 is coming soon... Read more...
Gamers of a certain age were elated to hear that Konami would be releasing the TurboGrafx-16 Mini gaming console, which is designed (and operates) in the same vein as the Nintendo NES Classic Edition and Sony PlayStation Classic. Konami originally announced the retro console in June 2019, and the company revealed the... Read more...
Quick, someone fetch a sweat rag for Samsung, because it suddenly has some competition in the ultra-high end Android smartphone space with what looks to be a worthy rival to its Galaxy S20 lineup. During a press event in China, Oppo unveiled its flagship Find X2 series consisting of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro, both... Read more...
Security researchers are sounding the alarm on a vulnerability present in practically every processor Intel has released in the past five years. According to the researchers, the vulnerability is "impossible to fix" and "jeopardizes everything Intel has done to build the root of trust and lay a solid security... Read more...
You can definitely count ASUS among the hardware makers that will be releasing laptops built around AMD's recently announced Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors based on the Zen 2 CPU architecture. Some of the upcoming models have already been leaked, and now an actual photo (read: not a press render) has emerged... Read more...
This week was supposed to bring the latest update on the status of the highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 video game. Rather than issue the typical update we were expecting the Flight Simulator 2020 team to issue, the update said the team had been asked to focus on their health and well-being. While... Read more...
AMD held its Financial Analyst Day today and the company offered up a broad overview of what we should expect in terms of roadmap technologies execution over the next few years. Some of the topics that were touched on included next-generation RDNA 2 Navi GPU architectures, completely new CDNA GPUs optimized for the... Read more...
Motorola has rolled out a new smartphone called the Moto G8 that it is focusing on people who want a value-packed smartphone that offers high-quality photography. Motorola says that the G8 can capture a "perfect shot" no matter where you are or when you're taking photos thanks to an AI camera system. A 16-megapixel... Read more...
Back in January we brought you news of Intel's NUC 11 family that is in the product pipeline. At the time, we were made privy to the "standard" Panther Canyon family and its more enthusiast-oriented Phantom Canyon counterpart. Today, however, FanlessTech has provided an update on the launch timetable for the NUC 11... Read more...
Fans of virtual reality (VR) and the Half-Life franchise have been excited since the next game in the franchise was announced last year, Half-Life: Alyx. The game launches on March 23rd, but many fans have been worried because the required VR hardware to play the game has been out of stock. That will change on Monday... Read more...
It's only been in recent years that smartphone makers have had the audacity to routinely charge four figures for their flagship phones, and even for some models that are a step below. If you find that to be a tough pill to swallow and don't need to be on the cutting edge, we have good news—all the way on the opposite... Read more...
Apple is notorious for not letting other kids get near their sandbox. Their restrictions have frustrated users who want to take greater control over their device, but there now appears a way for users to run the Android OS on their iPhones. Cybersecurity startup Corellium recently found a way to exploit the checkra1n... Read more...
In recent months, most of the attention in the [production] AMD graphics card segment has been on the newly introduced Radeon RX 5600 XT. The card was launched as a competitor for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and came with a $279 price tag. Not to be forgotten, however, is the more performant Radeon RX 5700 that normally... Read more...
In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geek podcast, the team talk AMD's Zen 4-based EPYC super-computer design win, NVIDIA's Ampere next-gen GPU citings, Ray Tracing in the Xbox Series X and AMD's "Big Navi" Radeon, Samsung's T7 Touch snappy external SSD, and how you could get in on our giveaway to win a killer Alienware... Read more...
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung's newest flagship phone, and it is absolutely brimming with high-end features, with a premium price to match. Some of those features are highlighted in a recent teardown of the $1,399 phone, including the epic camera array—we've taken some photos with it (we're currently putting... Read more...
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