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Netflix & Hulu Are Doing Well at Killing-off Cable TV Providers

Posted on April 18, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Netflix Homepage

Believe it or not, services like Netflix and Hulu are affecting the number of cable subscribers out there. Surprising? Nah – of course it isn’t, and I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m a wee bit pleased at the fact. It’s not so much that I adore Netflix and Hulu; it’s more the fact […]

Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android

Posted on April 18, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Google Chrome Logo

Google’s offered a Chrome-based remote desktop solution since late 2011, but a major missing component has been Android. No – not a solution to control a remote Android device, because that’d be rather niche. Instead, an application that would allow someone to access their PC at home from their smartphone – regardless of where they […]

KDE 4.13 Sees Major Revamp of Semantic Search, Numerous App Enhancements

Posted on April 17, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
KDE Logo

KDE 4.13 is here, and with it comes an overhaul of Semantic Search, along with numerous application updates. As much of the KDE developer team is focused on the upcoming Frameworks 5, Developer Platform 4.13 is close to 1:1 with 4.11 – the exception is the addition of the search enhancements. Perhaps not too surprisingly, many of […]

A Steam Feature I’d Like to See: Local ‘SteamApps’ Distribution

Posted on April 17, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Linux Steam Client - Library

At this point in time, I’d have to consider Valve’s Steam client to be “fantastic”. A year ago? I would have had a hard time making such a statement. Back then, I felt that Steam was too lacking in the “common sense” department. Case-in-point: The lacking ability to throttle downloads, or prevent a download from stopping just because […]

Civilization: Beyond Earth Looks Great, Brings a Couple of Firsts to the Series

Posted on April 16, 2014 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth - Box Art

Sid Meier’s next Civilization game was announced this past weekend, and for fans of the 1999 classic Alpha Centauri, there were some great reasons to get excited. At the forefront, Beyond Earth effectively follows in the footsteps of Alpha Centauri, and it will bring with it modern Civilization enhancements. Like Civilization V, it’ll utilize a […]

Look Ma, No Streetlights! Glow-in-the-dark Roads Get Tested in Netherlands

Posted on April 16, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Glow-in-the-dark Roads

Streetlights are important, that much is obvious. What should also be obvious is that they consume a lot of power. These lights are not just flicked on and off at will, like those in our homes. Once nightfall hits, they click in and remain so until dawn. Given the large amount of streetlights littered around […]

Crazy Taxi: City Rush Should be the Next Great Crazy Taxi Game – But it Won’t Be

Posted on April 16, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Crazy Taxi - Sega Dreamcast

I’ve been a big fan of the Crazy Taxi series since the release of the first title on the Sega Dreamcast, and I still get excited if I hear a rumor that a new game is en route. But, despite the fact that I’ve been playing the original quite a bit on my NVIDIA SHIELD, […]

Dream Come True: Hobby Becomes Job Opportunity for F1 Fan Who Builds Paper Models

Posted on April 16, 2014 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Red Bull Paper Craft

It’s not that uncommon for fans of Formula 1 to be scale modelling hobbyists. In his younger days, yours truly spent countless hours collecting and building 1/24 and 1/20 scale models of my favorite exotic and racing cars, F1 cars from Ferrari and McLaren among them. Participating in this particular hobby is, in a way, […]

Facebook to Soon Require Use of its Messenger Mobile App to Send Messages

Posted on April 15, 2014 6:55 PM by Rob Williams
Facebook Messenger Logo

As much as Facebook as a service can sometimes aggravate me, Facebook as a company has done little to bother me. Sure, it’s made some moves that I’ve found inconvenient, but none have caused me to make it a mission to complain about it – not even through a simple status update. That track record […]

Uber’s Hassles Continue, Now Banned from Operating in Brussels

Posted on April 15, 2014 5:45 PM by Rob Williams
Uber Logo

Since its founding a couple of years ago, Uber’s proven itself to offer a pretty reliable service, and a convenient one at that. In fact, I’m betting that some would consider it to be invaluable. It sure beats trying to hail a cab, or talking to a dispatcher who clearly doesn’t care about their job, […]

Using Samba to Share Your Linux Folders with Another PC or Virtual Machine

Posted on April 15, 2014 4:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Samba Network Shares in Windows 7

Creating a network share on Linux is quite a bit different than on Windows, but that doesn’t mean that it requires a degree from Tux U. In this article, we take a look at installing and configuring Samba, creating some shares, and then accessing those shares across a variety of platforms. One of the most […]

Adobe’s Latest Creative Cloud Enhancements Make Great Use of NVIDIA’s GPUs

Posted on April 14, 2014 6:13 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro K6000

Having been announced at NAB earlier this month, this isn’t brand-new information, but I still find it interesting enough to talk about. A little while ago, I had learned that NVIDIA was working with Adobe in order to enhance RED 4K support within Premiere Pro, and the fruits of that labor are now being seen. […]

Get Your Voting Fingers Ready: GOG’s Battle of the Games is Here

Posted on April 14, 2014 5:38 PM by Rob Williams
GOG Battle of the Games

GOG has just kicked-off its latest iteration of “Battle of the Games“, where users have the chance to vote between two sets of games each day; the winner will then be sold at 75% off, while the other will settle with 60% off. To help get things started, Heroes of Might and Magic and The […]

Autodesk to Release Subscription-based Maya LT on Steam Later this Month

Posted on April 14, 2014 4:23 PM by Rob Williams
Autodesk Maya LT 2015 Steam Header

Steam’s software section hasn’t quite exploded at the seams with titles since its introduction in late 2012, but of what is available, most looks quite good. This is especially the case if you’re a developer; from 3D graphics to audio, there are many solutions available. Steam has been lacking some big names on the development […]

Making Your Speakers Mobile: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter Review

Posted on April 12, 2014 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter - Top Down

Have a pair of speakers kicking around, not being used? Want to kick back and stream audio from your phone, rather than sit in front of the PC? Both of these scenarios can be aided with Logitech’s new Bluetooth audio adapter. Connect it to a set of speakers, pair up, and listen. As we find […]

NVIDIA’s R337 GeForce Linux Driver Reintroduces Overclocking Capabilities

Posted on April 11, 2014 3:24 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce R338 Linux Driver - Overclocking

We talked earlier this week about all that NVIDIA’s R337 GeForce driver for Windows brings to the table, but little did we realize at the time, the Linux R337 driver also got a fair amount of love. At the forefront, the driver adds support for NVIDIA’s latest mobile GPUs, and also takes care of numerous […]

Aimpad – The Next Big Thing in PC Gaming?

Posted on April 10, 2014 4:35 PM by Tom Roeder

Here at Techgage, we like to keep up on all the new and exciting things to enter the PC gaming world.  One product that grabbed our attention, that’s still in development and currently on Kickstarter, is the “Aimpad”.  Aimpad is a revolutionary idea, once you understand the theory around how it will work; it has […]

Logitech’s K830 Keyboard Aims to Illuminate Your Livingroom Experience

Posted on April 10, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

We’ve long been a fan of Logitech’s livingroom offerings here at Techgage, what with its cool di Novo keyboards to its feature-packed Harmony remotes. With its just-announced K830, it looks like the company wants to keep us hooked, because it looks fantastic. Its full name is “Illuminated Livingroom Keyboard K830“, and that name explains its […]

Heartbleed: Why You Should Pay Attention

Posted on April 10, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams

When I caught a quick glance at a “Heartbleed” mention on Tuesday, all I thought was, “Oh great, another vulnerability”. Then, I brushed it off. Of course, now it’s well-known that it’s not just “another vulnerability”; it’s genuinely severe, and one that all server admins need to look into, and potentially deal with. Fortunately, Techgage’s […]

Gearbox Announces Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Due Out This Fall

Posted on April 9, 2014 4:36 PM by Rob Williams
Borderlands - The Pre-Sequel

A leak that hit the Web earlier this week has proven true: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is in development. I’m not quite sure this could be considered “Borderlands 3″, because just last month, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said that the company was not actively working on any Borderlands projects. Either he was fibbing, or 2K Australia is […]

Logitech: Meet the Über-Customizable G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

Posted on April 9, 2014 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Logitech G502 Proteus Mouse

Its full name might be a true mouthful, but Logitech’s newest gaming mouse, the G502 Proteus Core, promises to be the company’s most capable one to date. Featuring Logitech G-exclusive Delta Zero technology, the G502 Proteus Core’s sensor is said to be “the world’s most powerful and accurate sensor,” according to the company. The sensor […]

Thunderbolt Networking To Gain Windows Driver Support

Posted on April 8, 2014 1:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Thunderbolt Networking

Despite the time that 10Gbps networking has been around, so far it has failed to catch on in the consumer market, price being the major contributor. While the idea of paying $50 for a Thunderbolt cable will make many baulk, the truth of the matter is 10Gbps Ethernet makes that $50 look like free lunch. […]

Raspberry Pi Compute Module – Pi In Smaller Portions

Posted on April 8, 2014 9:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
RPi Compute Module

It’s been two years since the Raspberry Pi was first released. It started a little rough due to manufacturing delays, but has ultimately taken the world by storm. It would seem that a $25 computer had a market after all. As time has gone by, one question remained in the back of everyone’s minds; what […]

AMD’s Radeon R9 295X2 Unveiled: What Kind of Performance Does $1,499 Get You?

Posted on April 8, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon R9 295 X2

It’s going to be in the running for the worst-kept secret of 2014, but it doesn’t matter: AMD’s Radeon 295X2 is designed to noticed, and incite an enthusiastic response from those who look its way. The card is big, complex, and expensive, but it’s also ridiculously powerful. We could say that about most top-end dual-GPU […]

Windows XP: A Brief Retrospective

Posted on April 8, 2014 4:15 AM by Techgage Staff
Microsoft Windows XP Flag Logo

The end-of-support date for Windows XP has been no secret, and the build-up to it has been long. But with the date now upon us, we’re being hit with a big dose of nostalgia, thinking back to all that the OS has brought us. The best thing about nostalgia is sharing it, so read on […]

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