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The G-Sync Rollout Continues: Acer and AOC Get In On The Action

Posted on September 22, 2014 4:37 PM by Rob Williams
Acer XB280HK G-Sync Display

When ASUS gave the world its first G-Sync monitor last month, called the Republic of Gamers SWIFT PG278Q, NVIDIA told us that it was just the beginning. As it happens, the company wasn’t lying. Last week, Acer introduced both a 4K and 1080p option, and this week, AOC follows-up with a 1080p option of its […]

Just In Time For The Holidays, Amazon Launches Next-Gen Kindle Devices

Posted on September 22, 2014 2:44 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Well in advance of the biggest gift-giving season of the year, Amazon has rolled-out a collection of brand-new Kindles – one for virtually every budget. At the bottom of the ladder is the basic Kindle, priced at $79. Compared to the last-gen version, this one boasts 20% faster performance and double the storage space. As […]

Better Late Than Never: ‘Best Playable’ Results Added To Our GTX 980 Review

Posted on September 22, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Due to time, I was unable to get my ‘Best Playable’ testing with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 complete in time for article publishing, so I spent some time over the weekend taking care of that. Admittedly, testing was completed on Friday night, but as I had immediately gotten myself engulfed in other testing, it took […]

Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Review – The Keyboard We’ve Been Waiting For

Posted on September 22, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Topre Keyboard

Cooler Master’s no stranger to peripherals; when mechanical switches became the hottest thing overnight, it wasted no time getting into the lab to make sure it created products people yearned for. The company’s just-released NovaTouch TKL highlights that goal, with its “Hybrid Capacitive” switch – one that really, really surprised us. Here at Techgage, we […]

A Fine Line Between ‘Inexpensive’ and ‘Cheap': BitFenix Neos Review

Posted on September 20, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
BitFenix-Neos-Chassis

BitFenix’s Neos mid-tower chassis sits at the lowest rung of the company’s chassis product line. As such, it comes in at a very affordable $59.99 – a price that allows anyone to get a piece of the action. But a low price doesn’t always deliver on the “value” aspects we’d hope to see, so let’s […]

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review: Does Maxwell Bring Maximum Gameplay?

Posted on September 18, 2014 10:30 PM by Techgage Staff
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 - Naked

NVIDIA’s next-gen GeForce series is here, and it brings with it a slew of new features and enhancements worth knowing about. Based on Maxwell, the GTX 900 series delivers much-improved performance-per-watt, with the GTX 980 in particular performing better than the 780 Ti – but with a TDP of 85W less. You read that right. […]

BitFenix’s Pandora is a Small Chassis that Boasts Big Features

Posted on September 18, 2014 12:44 PM by Ryan Perry
BitFenix Pandora Chassis - Angle

The times, they are a-changin’! Not long ago it seemed like gigantic full-tower cases were the soup du jour, but lately more and more small form factor chassis have begun to spring up from a host of manufacturers. BitFenix is one of those companies that has been very aggressive with the development of its small […]

Logitech Updates Harmony Line to Beef-up its Home Automation Support

Posted on September 17, 2014 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home

Logitech’s Harmony line of products have long been go-to solutions for those who want ultimate control over the devices around their homes, and with the home automation craze at an all-time high, it comes as little surprise that the company is now branching Harmony’s capabilities out even further. With its “Harmony Living Home”, you’ll be able […]

Reminder: NVIDIA’s GAME24 Event Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

Posted on September 17, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GAME24

Earlier this month, we posted about NVIDIA’s ‘GAME24′ event, one that will celebrate all things PC gaming. Given the timing, it goes without saying that this event will involve NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics cards, and with that, one thing should be obvious: There will be ways to win NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics cards. Locations include Los Angeles, […]

Microsoft Brings Wired Xbox One Controller to the PC, Can Convert to Wireless for Xbox One Use

Posted on September 17, 2014 12:50 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Xbox One Controller for Windows PCs

Nearly nine-years-ago, I posted an in-depth look at using the Xbox 360 controller on the PC, and ever since then, it’s remained my gamepad of choice. Well – at some point I did move over to a wireless version of the same pad, but in all that time, no other controller could displace that one […]

Ubisoft’s The Crew Spotted Running At An Official 60 FPS

Posted on September 17, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Ubisoft - The Crew Box Art

It might not be a game that tops most people’s list this holiday season, but for me, there’s been no game slated for release this year that I’ve wanted quite as much as The Crew. When Test Drive Unlimited 2 came out, it took little time for me to become a massive fan, and for […]

Logitech’s New G910 Orion Spark: The World’s Most Advanced Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Posted on September 17, 2014 10:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Logitech G910 Gaming Keyboard

All too often, gaming peripheral manufacturers resort to hyperbole when they introduce their latest and greatest products. Well, this time, Logitech just might have a legitimate claim if or when it declares that its new G910 Orion Spark is “the most advanced mechanical gaming keyboard in the world.” For one thing, the G910 Orion Spark has […]

NVIDIA Opens Pre-orders for LTE-equipped 32GB SHIELD Tablet

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:48 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is a great piece of kit, but for those who’ve yearned for more internal storage, as well as LTE support, the lone market option up to this point might have seemed a bit lacking. Well, this is something NVIDIA’s going to be soon correcting, as it’s just launched its pre-orders for the […]

Small But Mighty – Phanteks Launches the Enthoo Evolv

Posted on September 16, 2014 11:30 AM by Ryan Perry
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Chassis

The first time that I remember hearing the name Phanteks was when the company released the gigantic Enthoo Primo full tower chassis. Since then there has been the Enthoo Luxe and Enthoo Pro, but today things are going in reverse with the announcement of the Enthoo Evolv. With support for mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards, the aluminium panelled […]

Acronis True Image 2015 Brings Overhauled Interface, Huge Focus On Simplicity

Posted on September 16, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Acronis True Image 2015

At some point between the release of Acronis’ True Image 2014 and the past month, the company overhauled its corporate image. Not only was its official website given a fresh coat of paint, but its logo was updated, as well. While the double-lined “A” in Acronis’ updated logo does little for me, the overall aesthetic is […]

An Unblockable Deal: Microsoft Purchases Minecraft Creator Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Posted on September 16, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Buys Minecraft

With the incredible success that developer Mojang has seen with Minecraft, it was inevitable that some company would want to snatch it up. If I were asked long ago which company I’d think it’d be, I never would have answered “Microsoft” – yet, here we are. Mojang was so valuable to Microsoft, in fact, that the […]

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Review – Keepin’ It Cool

Posted on September 16, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
thermaltake_water3_ultimate

Thermaltake is taking us from Extreme to Ultimate with its new Water 3.0 closed-loop CPU water cooling solution. This brings us up to three 120mm fans, a doubling of the cooling surface, and a more powerful pump. This makes it the biggest and strongest Water offering yet. Will this effort bring prefab water cooling to […]

Coming Soon to a Next-Gen Console (and, a little later, a PC) Near You: GTA V

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:53 PM by J.D. Kane
gtav_details09122014_001

Rockstar Games had some great news about its most famous gaming franchise, Grand Theft Auto.  The company announced today that GTA V, will be released onto both the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 on November 18, 2014.  Moreover, the much-awaited PC version will launch just a couple of months later, on January 27, […]

SimBin Folds, Then Returns as Sector 3

Posted on September 12, 2014 6:00 PM by J.D. Kane
Sector3_logo

SimBin Studios is a familiar name to gamers who enjoy sim-like racing titles such as Race 07 and its excellent expansion, GTR Evolution. For a few weeks now, the Swedish game developer has been rumored to be in its death throes. Staff layoffs have been occurring at the company for some time now to mitigate […]

WD My Book Duo Review – Red HDD Performance & Data Safety Can’t Be Beat

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
WD MyBook Duo 8TB

WD – People in the tech community have come to know as being synonymous with quality, value, and reliability. The company has worked hard to maintain this reputation, always producing cutting edge products. WD seeks to continue their quest for dominance in the storage field with its latest offering, the WD My Book Duo. There […]

California: First US State to Top 100K Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Sales

Posted on September 10, 2014 2:30 PM by J.D. Kane
model-s-official-5b

August is usually the hottest month of the California summer season.  Perhaps appropriately, sales of electric/hybrid vehicles topped the 100 thousand mark sometime that month, demonstrating that interest in these types of vehicles is likewise heating up. According to the chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, “We’ve clearly gotten beyond the point […]

Lightning Connector Headphones – First From Phillips – Not Apple

Posted on September 10, 2014 10:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Phillips Fidelio M2L

In an impressive “beat to the punch”, Phillips has announced that it will launch high-end headphones that will sport the proprietary-to-Apple-devices Lightning connector on its new line of headphones. The Fidelio M2L headphones will bypass the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) that is native to the Apple device, and bring in 100% digital audio, where the […]

How Low Should You Go? ASUS Radeon R7 250X Graphics Card Review

Posted on September 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
AMD Radeon R7 250X

After we were done benchmarking AMD’s $110 Radeon R7 260 last winter, we were impressed enough to call it a “console killer” (thanks in part to the ‘next-gen’ consoles having been released not soon before). Will we be able to say the same thing about the R7 250X, a model a mere one-step down? That’s […]

Dell’s UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Display Makes 4K Cry: Enter The 14.7 Megapixel Display

Posted on September 8, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor

I somehow missed the announcement of this display last week, and despite me being late, I just have to talk about it. I’ve made it no secret in the past that I haven’t jumped on the 4K bandwagon, because gaming-wise, anyone who wishes to play at that resolution is getting the same aspect ratio as 1080p and […]

For Those Who Like Their PCs Naked: Puget Test Bench EATX Version 1 Review

Posted on September 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Puget Systems Test Bench EATX V1 DIY Kit - Side View Installed Hardware

Open test benches are not for everyone, but for those who need to deal with their PC’s components often, they could prove to be a boon to efficiency. Puget Systems is a company that benefits greatly from using test benches, but it had a problem: None were perfect. So, the company decided to create its […]

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