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The Future Is Here? Amazon Opens A Supermarket Without Checkouts

Posted on December 5, 2016 2:51 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Go Not Shoplifting

It appears that the future of supermarket shopping has just arrived – at least in Seattle. Amazon has just taken the veil off of Amazon Go, a supermarket shopping experience that will make you feel like you’re committing a crime before you even leave the building. And who doesn’t want that? Amazon…..

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced, Set To Launch In 2018

Posted on December 4, 2016 1:51 PM by Rob Williams
Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries Your First Mech

MechWarrior fans: rejoice! After a staggering sixteen years, the mainline MechWarrior series is getting another entry. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will see fans take on the role of a noobie in a war-torn 3015, but fortunately, it won’t take some 1,000 years to play it: Mercenaries should hit us in 2018. MechWarrior 5…..

Synology’s FlashStation FS3017 NAS Designed For Business With Big Storage Speed Demands

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:33 PM by Rob Williams
Synology Flashstation Fs3017 Ssd Nas

If you’re in charge of a small or medium business that relies on super-fast storage, then Synology’s latest NAS should be of interest. The first in its series, the FlashStation FS3017 is designed to offer absurd I/O speeds thanks to its focus on flash storage – we’re talking 200,000 IOPS kind of…..

Seagate & Amazon Announce Cloud Syncing External Hard Drive ‘Duet’

Posted on December 2, 2016 3:20 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Drive Seagate External Hdd

We’ve talked time and time again about the importance of backing up your important data, but all too often, people don’t take that warning seriously enough, and it can bite them in the worst way possible. Simply put, it sucks to lose data that you know you can never get back. It’s…..

Xbox One Gamers Can Face Off Against PC Gamers In Gears Of War 4 This Weekend

Posted on December 2, 2016 2:33 PM by Rob Williams
Gears Of War 4 Crossplay Weekend

Now here’s something I’m sure a lot of us were not expecting to see this weekend: an epic match-up between Xbox One and PC gamers. For as long as brainwaves have existed, there’s been a debate about multiplayer console vs. PC. The general consensus is that PC gamers, equipped with a mouse…..

38% Of Steam’s Entire Catalog Was Added In 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 12:36 PM by Rob Williams
Steams Popular New Releases List

The fact that people crave a Half-Life 3 isn’t something Valve is oblivious to, but if we need reasons as to why the company has yet to give us that, look no further than it other games, and Steam. Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 are enormously popular, and have proven to…..

Amazon Targets The Likes Of Digital Ocean And Linode With Lightsail VPS Service

Posted on November 30, 2016 3:01 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Lightsail Images

Given the incredible number of Web services Amazon offers, we knew it’d just be a matter of time before it ushered in its own VPS solution. That happens right now, with Lightsail, a solution that targets the likes of Digital Ocean, Linode, OVH, among others. Amazon promises a lot of things with…..

Hello Games Found To Have Done No Wrongdoing In Marketing No Man’s Sky By UK’s ASA

Posted on November 30, 2016 2:15 PM by Rob Williams
No Mans Sky Box Art

A couple of months ago, we wrote about an investigation that was taking place against Hello Games, creator of No Man’s Sky. This investigation, led by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, spawned as the result of numerous customer complaints – and if you’ve been reading the Web since the game dropped this…..

Corsair Celebrates 10 Years In PSU Market With New Special Edition Model & Premium Cable Line

Posted on November 30, 2016 12:11 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Rm1000i Special Edition Psu

At this point, it’s hard to picture a Corsair that doesn’t sell chassis or PSUs, but just a little over a decade ago, its portfolio was void of both products. The PSUs came first, starting off with the HX620W, which we took a look at all those years ago. From the get-go,…..

Fresh Intel Performance Leak Suggests Dual-Core Kaby Lake i3 Could Best Last Gen’s Quad-Core i5

Posted on November 29, 2016 5:16 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Skylake i7-6700K Retail Package

The launch of Intel’s Kaby Lake desktop processors is due to happen soon, so it’s no surprise that leaks have begun to hit the Web (much to Intel’s chagrin, we’d imagine). Well, for everyone holding out for a Kaby Lake upgrade, there’s some good news: these chips look to be fast, even…..

The Latest VRAM Glutton: Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2

Posted on November 29, 2016 4:39 PM by Rob Williams
Watch Dogs 2 Graphics Settings

After writing about Watch Dogs 2 support in NVIDIA’s latest GeForce driver earlier, I decided to give the game an install and see what it offered on the graphics front – namely to see if it’d be worth benchmarking in the near-future. Well, before I could even see the game world, I…..

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 376.09 Game Ready Driver For Watch Dogs 2, Steep, Dead Rising 4 & Adds Ansel Support To War Thunder

Posted on November 29, 2016 12:13 PM by Rob Williams
Watch Dogs 2

If you’re a GeForce gamer anxious to load up Watch Dogs 2 today, be sure to first hop on over to and grab the latest driver, versioned 376.09. In addition to optimizations for Ubisoft’s latest, this driver also enhances performance in Steep and Dead Rising 4 (TIL: there’s a Dead Rising 4!).…..

A Site To Behold: New Drone Footage Of Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Surfaces

Posted on November 28, 2016 4:44 PM by Rob Williams
Apple Campus 2 Drone Footage

Development of Apple’s upcoming ‘Campus 2’ has made some huge progress over the past year, and based on what we see right now, it looks like it will have no problem opening its doors in late 2017 to over 10,000 employees. If you haven’t taken a good look at Apple’s new HQ before, do…..

Cyber Monday Deals 2016 – Last Chance To Score Some Gear

Posted on November 28, 2016 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Black Friday is gone; all hail Cyber Monday! So in case you missed all those deals over the weekend, there’s still another day left of retail onslaught as everyone tries to claim that elusive deal before Christmas hits. Some of the deals have carried over from the Friday, while new ones appear…..

Black Friday Deals For 2016: PC Upgrades, New Builds & Gaming

Posted on November 25, 2016 12:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Nvidia Quadro M6000 K5200 Gtx 980 Ti Titan X

It’s that time of year when people go a little bit crazy as retailers flog off whatever they can in a mad dash to guarantee delivery before the often hectic festive season begins. Black Friday, where people line up in the streets at 5am for a chance to buy waffle irons at…..

Tesoro Announces the Zone Balance Gaming Chair

Posted on November 25, 2016 12:00 PM by Ryan Perry
Tesoro Zone Balance Gaming Chair

Taiwanese peripheral manufacturer and proud eSport sponsor, Tesoro, has officially announced its brand new Zone Balance gaming chair. A first for the company, the Zone Balance aims to provide gamers with all of the key comforts so that less thought is put towards keeping their backside comfy, and more put towards keeping…..

Everest VR Now Implements NVIDIA VRWorks Lens Matched Shading Technology

Posted on November 23, 2016 1:14 PM by Rob Williams
Everest Vr Lens Matched Shading

We talked about the release of Everest VR a couple of months ago, a VR app that’s more of an experience than a “game”. You start at Everest’s famous base camp, and then make the trek to the top. The best thing about Everest VR is that you won’t risk dying during…..

Google Play Pays Musicians More Per Listen Than Any Other Streaming Service, But Overall Payouts Remain Embarrassing

Posted on November 23, 2016 12:38 PM by Rob Williams
information is beautiful music streaming infographic

The pennies musicians earn through streaming services has been a hot topic for a while, but the problem hit the mainstream a couple of years ago when Taylor Swift pulled her catalog out of Spotify, as she despised streaming services that offered free subscriptions. Well, with a new infographic at website Information…..

Ubisoft Commits To Not Selling DLC Required For The ‘Full Experience’

Posted on November 23, 2016 11:17 AM by Rob Williams
ubisoft logo

We’re either all living in a dream, or Ubisoft has actually just committed to a couple of incredible changes in its game development going forward. You might want to sit down for this. In talking to GamesIndustry, Ubisoft’s VR of Live Operations Anne Blondel-Jouin said that her company has been thinking a…..

Corsair Expands Crystal Chassis Lineup With Two New Models, Ushers In New Budget Champion

Posted on November 21, 2016 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
corsair crystal 570x rgb chassis

When Corsair announced its HARPOON RGB mouse and K55 RGB keyboard a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that if you’re ever in need of new peripherals, Corsair’s overwhelming selection is bound to have something “perfect” for you. Well, the same goes for the company’s chassis lineup, something that’s reaffirmed today with…..

Qualcomm Announces Next-gen Snapdragon 835 SoC Built Using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET Technology

Posted on November 17, 2016 3:29 PM by Rob Williams
qualcomm snapdragon

Qualcomm has today announced that it’s teamed up with Samsung to help craft its next-gen Snapdragon processor, 835. This chip will be built around Samsung’s 10nm FinFET processor, which versus a 14nm process allows Qualcomm to improve performance, battery-life, and general efficiency. The San Diego-based semiconductor company says that its Snapdragon 835,…..

LEPA Announces NEOllusion Remote Control RGB CPU Cooler

Posted on November 17, 2016 8:00 AM by Ryan Perry
LEPA NEOllusion RGB CPU Cooler - Press Shot

Taiwanese firm LEPA has put 2016’s Computex prototype of the NEOllusion RGB air cooler into full production, just in time for the holidays. What’s so special about another cooler? How about on the fly changes to the RGB options via remote control? Yep. There’s no extra software needed, nor does the chassis…..

Google Opens Preorders For Its New Wifi ‘Mesh’ Router

Posted on November 16, 2016 12:12 PM by Rob Williams
google wifi

Google has just opened preorders for its new “Wifi” mesh router, pricing them at $129.99 a piece, or $299.99 for a set of three. That sounds expensive – and that’s because it kind of is – but it’s still cheaper than competing solutions that set out to do the same thing: to…..

OnePlus Upgrades Its OP3: OP3T Sports Faster Processor, Improved Front Camera & Beefier Battery

Posted on November 15, 2016 3:47 PM by Rob Williams
oneplus 3t

As expected, OnePlus today yanked the veil off of its brand-new OnePlus 3T. Well, “brand-new” might be stretching it, as the phone is more of an iterative release to the OP3 – a second option for those who want to shell out a bit more for the ultimate in performance. Whereas the…..

Our PlayStation 4 Pro Coverage Is Complete (We Hope!)

Posted on November 15, 2016 2:48 PM by Rob Williams
Sony Playstation 4 Pro

Considering Techgage doesn’t often talk about consoles, it might stand out that we’ve had three in-depth articles relating to Sony’s new PS4 Pro over the course of the past ten days. For the sake of sanity, I am glad that I can call our coverage “complete”, but before I wrap up, I…..

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