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Cool and Quiet, Like a Ninja: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Review

Posted on October 22, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler

Cooler Master is no newbie in the world of AIO (all-in-one) pre-fab water cooling solutions. Its newest, the Nepton 240M, brings the promise of improved performance over air coolers and other AIO water coolers on a few fronts: Superior thermal dissipation, quieter operation, and easier installation. Does it succeed and deliver on all of these […]

Back to the Future is Back in the Present: Hoverboards are Here!

Posted on October 21, 2014 5:45 PM by Brandon Mietzner
Hendo Hoverboard

The idea was simple: How to use magnetic fields to make levitation feasible. Today, Greg Henderson has not only developed a technological revolution, but he has done it in one of the most iconic ways imaginable, with a Hoverboard. The idea is currently being spearheaded on Kickstarter under the banner Hendo Hoverboards – World’s first REAL […]

Forced to Use a Locked-down Work PC? Microsoft Excel is Here to Help You Pass the Time

Posted on October 21, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Excel - Music Player

Microsoft’s Office suite has been around for what seems like forever, and while many of its included products look tame on the outside, many of them are unbelievably complex under-the-hood. That being the case, there’s been some extremely cool tricks that some folks have created over the years, such as creating a small game that […]

When One Scroll Wheel is Not Enough: Introducing the SPEEDLINK PRIME Z-DW

Posted on October 20, 2014 3:15 PM by J.D. Kane
SPEEDLINK PRIME Z-DW Gaming Mouse

Sometimes, one of something is just good enough.  One sun in our solar system is just perfect.  One moon for our nighttime sky?  Ditto.  One heart, one brain, one set of reproductive organs…  you get the picture. But there are things out there in the universe, both natural and man-made, where you can have two […]

Thecus N2560 Dual-bay SOHO NAS Review

Posted on October 20, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Thecus N2560 NAS

For either the home or home office, a NAS can be a boon for those looking to have a no-nonsense, feature-rich storage solution. Of course, not everyone has needs for a ton of storage, and in many cases, a simple dual-bay would suffice. And as far as those go, Thecus’ N2560 is definitely worth checking […]

To The Moon! Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Preview-Review

Posted on October 18, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Borderlands Pre-Sequel Logo

After the events of Borderlands and before the events of Borderlands 2, we have a gap. No bullets were fired, no corny jokes were told, no heroes were around, and certainly not enough tentacles. A gap so large, it couldn’t be filled with a prequel, a gap too long to be filled by a sequel; […]

Meet the PC-T80, Lian Li’s Latest Test Bench

Posted on October 17, 2014 10:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench

Lian Li announced that it has launched its newest open-air test bench, the PC-T80.  The new test bench is an update of the PC-T60. As is typical with most of the company’s products, the PC-T80 is made of brushed aluminum.  Like its smaller predecessor, the PC-T80 is a simple yet superbly-executed design.  However, it is […]

MSI Updates Its 27″ All-in-one PC Arsenal With NVIDIA GTX 900M GPUs

Posted on October 17, 2014 9:00 AM by Ryan Perry
MSI AIO Gaming PC - NVIDIA GeForce 900M Series

The first all-in-one PC that I encountered was a slow, boring, power-hungry hunk of junk that sat on a friend’s shelf in their kitchen.  They watched YouTube, played music, checked email, and looked up recipes while they cooked.  Well, forget that stuff!  Them things is meant for gamin’, and MSI knows it! MSI has had […]

Apple Reveals 5K iMac, Two New iPads & Releases OS X ‘Yosemite’

Posted on October 16, 2014 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple had lots to talk about at a press event earlier today, with a couple of product announcements as well as a note that OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’ is now available. Right off the top, anyone interested in upgrading to Yosemite can do so for free through the Mac App Store; all you require is […]

Nanotube Revelation Improves Batteries to 10,000 Charges, 20 Year Lifespan

Posted on October 16, 2014 10:15 AM by Brandon Mietzner
battery

What is it that holds you back from going wireless? If you said it is the rechargeable battery’s inability to handle multiple charges and to charge quickly, then your revolution is just around the corner. Earlier this week, scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) developed a new way to use one of the smallest technologies, nanotubes, […]

Google Lets ‘Lollipop’ Loose, Let’s Have a Lick

Posted on October 16, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Main Screen

The upcoming release of the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet doesn’t just signify the release of Google’s latest flagships, it also signifies the first major (as per version numbering, at least) Android OS release in three years. Called Lollipop, Android 5.0 brings a lot of sugary goodness to the table, and ultimately becomes Google’s […]

Help Beta Test GOG Galaxy, Get a Free Copy of Alien vs. Predator (2000)

Posted on October 15, 2014 4:03 PM by Rob Williams
Aliens versus Predator 1999 Game Box Art

One of the best ways to get people to help beta test a new product or service is to bribe them, and GOG understands this well. With its Galaxy multiplayer service set to launch in the near-future, the company’s decided to give anyone willing to help test it out a free copy of the 2000 classic […]

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop-equipped Nexus 6 Smartphone & Nexus 9 Tablet

Posted on October 15, 2014 2:50 PM by Rob Williams
Google Nexus 6

A mere day before an anticipated Apple event, Google’s taken the veil off of its much talked-about Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. If memory serves me correctly, this is the first time that Google’s announced a phone and a tablet on the same day, but I’d say it’s a good move since the rumormill surrounding […]

Steam Kicks-off Biggest ‘Free Weekend’ Ever, Gives You 10 Games To Play

Posted on October 15, 2014 1:17 PM by Rob Williams
Steam

Valve sends note that it’s going to be launching the biggest “Free Weekend” in Steam’s history tomorrow. While most free weekends include two (and sometimes more) titles, this one includes ten. These include: Awesomenauts, Blade Symphony, Company of Heroes 2, Don’t Starve, Grid 2, Injustice, Killing Floor, PAYDAY 2, Trine 2, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. […]

Latest Humble Bundle Sponsored By Mozilla, Lets You Play Games In Your Browser

Posted on October 15, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Humble Bundle Logo

It takes a special Humble Bundle to catch my attention nowadays, and the latest one has certainly done that. With the promise of being able to test-drive the games on offer right inside of your browser, it’s a hard treat to ignore – after all, browser games truly worth your time don’t come along too […]

Giveaway: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up To Give You Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Posted on October 15, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Borderlands Pre-Sequel Logo

CONTEST HAS ENDED! The winners are: Marco Ribeiro Anthony Castro TyTerror Milton Tso Kevin We’ll be contacting each winner via the email address that their Disqus is associated with – so if you’re on this list, keep an eye out. Sorry to those who didn’t make it, but rest-assured we have more competitions en route! […]

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on October 15, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
SilverStone Fortress FT05 Chassis

After having gone 3 years without looking at a SilverStone chassis, we’re back with a look at the company’s latest, the mid-tower Fortress FT05. Can it deliver on the promises of big cooling and big flexibility while retaining as small a footprint as possible? It’s time to man the fort and find out. While it’s […]

A Look at Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Posted on October 13, 2014 1:40 PM by Rob Williams
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Logo

When the Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs was first announced, it seemed like it was going to be a console-exclusive. That’s something I believed all the way up until last week, when I visited the Steam store and happened to see it listed front and center. Being a big fan of the game, I couldn’t […]

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream – Alien: Isolation Review

Posted on October 13, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Alien Isolation Logo

After so many forgettable and atrocious adaptations of such an iconic franchise, Alien: Isolation lands itself in a difficult position. After the bitter taste left by Colonial Marines, faith in the series is at an all-time low. Will developer Creative Assembly finally bring us something that can live up to the name, Alien? The Alien […]

ICY DOCK – We Look at a Potpourri of Storage Solutions

Posted on October 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ICY DOCK MB561U3S

It has been quite some time since we have looked to see what ICY DOCK has been up to. This is a company that established its reputation by making some very good hard drive accessories through the years. In this article we are going to take a look at several offerings from the company – […]

Shadow of Mordor Keeps its Eye on the Prize by Paying for Positive YouTube Videos

Posted on October 9, 2014 9:00 AM by Brandon Mietzner
YouTube Logo

What do you expect from a gaming review? Honesty? Objective opinion? Transparency? Something else? Whatever it is, I don’t think that list will likely include the writers lying about the game they’re reviewing, ultimately telling you that you should purchase it even if they don’t truly feel that way. If you’re someone who frequents YouTube channels and thinks […]

Tall, Dark, and Handsome – Corsair Graphite 730T Full-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on October 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Corsair Graphite 730T Chassis - Angle

PC chassis really aren’t that complicated, but it’s so hard to design THE perfect one. It’s really all about the details. In the relatively brief time Corsair’s been selling them, the company has gotten those details right more often than not. Will this trend continue with the Graphite 730T? Read on to find out. PC […]

A Look at Adobe’s Creative Cloud Fall 2014 Update

Posted on October 6, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Adobe Creative Cloud Square Logo

Adobe’s last major update to its Creative Cloud platform might have dropped just a couple of months ago, but as is now obvious, the company didn’t want to take longer than it had to, to get another out the door. Despite the short timeframe, there’s a lot of cool stuff in this update (especially if […]

VMware’s Workstation 11 & Player Pro 7 to be Released in December

Posted on October 6, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
VMware Workstation 11 Box Arat

VMware has announced that the next versions of Workstation (11) and Player Pro (7) will drop this December, and by all appearances, there’s enough meat in both of them to warrant an upgrade. As always, VMware has put considerable focus into improving performance in these new versions, but this time around, it’s taken things a […]

New Steam Curator Rules: Participants Must Disclose If They Were Paid

Posted on October 3, 2014 2:30 PM by Brandon Mietzner
Steam Logo

All hail the PC Master Race! Our benevolent masters at Valve have, probably, had enough of #Gamergate and the lack of trust generated between the reader and reviewer. This point of contention puts Valve’s new Curator system into a sticky wicket when Valve isn’t the one making the recommendations. What is a Curator you say? […]

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