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Hands-on With Windows 10’s Preview Build 9926

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Software, Windows

Hot on the heels of its major Windows 10 event, Microsoft released a brand-new preview build to the public, versioned 9926. Given what we were told at the event, we knew that Cortana, a revamped Start menu, and updated Notifications pane would be featured. But is that all? As it happens, no. Not even close.

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ASUS Strix Edition GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card Review

Posted on January 22, 2015 in NVIDIA-Based GPU

NVIDIA’s much-anticipated mid-range 900 series card is here. It’s called the GeForce GTX 960 (no need to act surprised) and it brings a couple of surprises. As NVIDIA’s “sweet spot” GPU, the GTX 960 is designed to be an affordable option that lasts the long haul, so let’s see what the green team’s latest $199 option brings to the table.

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CHERRY On Top? A Review Of CHERRY’s MX-Board 3.0 Professional Keyboard

Posted on January 20, 2015 in Peripherals

CHERRY is famous for providing the most popular mechanical keyboard switches around, but did you know the company also manufactures its own line of mice and keyboards? In our lab is the company’s MX-Board 3.0, equipped with MX Brown switches. Let’s find out how interesting – or uninteresting – this plank is.

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Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014) Tablet Review

Posted on January 16, 2015 in Mobile

It’s hard to ignore the value proposition Amazon gives us when it comes to affordable tablets. Its Fire HD series has some notable caveats, but its hardware is often good for the price. And, for those invested in Amazon’s ecosystem, there’s no better fine-tuned option. With that, let’s check out what the latest $140 Fire HD 7 offers.

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The Gaming Mouse That Has It All: COUGAR 700M Review

Posted on January 14, 2015 in Gaming Peripherals, Keyboards/Mice

Mice – there is never a shortage of options in the gaming market. They range from $10, to well over $100 – some are a tremendous value, some are not. COUGAR is no stranger to this market and have put its best foot forward with the 700M Gaming Mouse. How did it fare? Follow me, I’ll show you!

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EVGA Intros Four New Torq Mice: Because More Torqs Are Better

by J.D. Kane on January 27, 2015 2:20 PM EST
EVGA Torq X5 Gaming Mouse

EVGA, known primarily for its GPU, motherboard, and PSU product lines, jumped into the deep end of the gaming peripheral market last year with its interesting Torq X10 mice, which Techgage comrade Tom Roeder reviewed last year. If any of us thought that that would have been the full extent of the… read more

Ubisoft Takes Stance Against Third-party Game Code Sellers, Punishes Users In The Process

by Rob Williams on January 27, 2015 9:30 AM EST
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There’s no company in the game industry right now that’s in greater need of a generous helping of good PR than Ubisoft. But despite that being the case, it seems as though that is the last thing the company cares about, something proven once again this past weekend. Last Friday, many Far… read more

Google’s Project Zero Proves It’s Not Just Picking On Microsoft By Exposing Apple OS X Flaws

by Rob Williams on January 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST
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Over the past month, Google’s Project Zero service has outed a handful of Windows bugs – some minor, some severe. This is a practice that has been debated a lot, with some believing that Google’s putting us all at risk when publishing vulnerabilities, and others believing that it’s doing us all a… read more

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 Has A VRAM Flaw, But Should It Concern You?

by Rob Williams on January 26, 2015 9:30 AM EST
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It’s been rumored for a little while that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 has a memory issue, but as I could never find substantial evidence of it, I passed it over. Well, this past weekend, it was impossible to ignore. A couple of weeks ago, a reddit user posted some findings about how his… read more

Hands-on With Windows 10’s Preview Build 9926

by Techgage Staff on January 26, 2015 7:00 AM EST
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Hot on the heels of its major Windows 10 event, Microsoft released a brand-new preview build to the public, versioned 9926. Given what we were told at the event, we knew that Cortana, a revamped Start menu, and updated Notifications pane would be featured. But is that all? As it happens, no…. read more

Need Help Choosing a GeForce GTX 960? This Gallery Could Help

by Rob Williams on January 23, 2015 9:30 AM EST
Gainward Phantom GLH GeForce GTX 960

After months of anticipation, NVIDIA hauled the veil off of its GeForce GTX 960 yesterday. In case you didn’t happen to notice, we posted an in-depth look at ASUS’ Strix edition (seen first below). If you’ve already read through, it could be that you’re chomping at the bit for a card, but… read more

ASUS Strix Edition GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card Review

by Techgage Staff on January 22, 2015 9:00 AM EST
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NVIDIA’s much-anticipated mid-range 900 series card is here. It’s called the GeForce GTX 960 (no need to act surprised) and it brings a couple of surprises. As NVIDIA’s “sweet spot” GPU, the GTX 960 is designed to be an affordable option that lasts the long haul, so let’s see what the green… read more

For Gamers On A Budget: COUGAR’s 200K Gaming Keyboard

by J.D. Kane on January 21, 2015 10:30 AM EST
COUGAR 200K Keyboard

Let’s face a fundamental truth here: Gaming gear is often expensive. Whether it’s that outrageously styled chassis, or that all-singing-and-dancing mouse with all the bells, whistles, and air horns, being a hardcore gamer would probably make your wallet wail like a banshee. Thank goodness, though, that there is still gamers’ gear available… read more

Facebook Adds Report Option To Flag Stories As Hoaxes Or Inaccurate

by Rob Williams on January 21, 2015 9:00 AM EST
Facebook Hoax Reporting

Where social media is concerned, I have an almost innumerable number of pet peeves, but some do stand out more than the others. Such as people sharing misinformation that should raise red flags right away, as well as the sharing of hoaxes. Well, it seems that Facebook itself doesn’t care too much about… read more

CHERRY On Top? A Review Of CHERRY’s MX-Board 3.0 Professional Keyboard

by Techgage Staff on January 20, 2015 7:00 AM EST
CHERRY MX-Board 3 - Angled

CHERRY is famous for providing the most popular mechanical keyboard switches around, but did you know the company also manufactures its own line of mice and keyboards? In our lab is the company’s MX-Board 3.0, equipped with MX Brown switches. Let’s find out how interesting – or uninteresting – this plank is…. read more