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Synergy of Style and Design: A Review of the Corsair Graphite 780T

Posted on January 30, 2015 8:30 AM by Techgage Staff
Corsair Graphite 780T - White Full-Tower

All too often, design and style exist in conflict with each other. Form follows function, as the saying goes. But sometimes, we see products which are as beautifully-styled as they are well-designed. Corsair’s Graphite 780T full-tower becomes a perfect example of this – it’s great looking and functional. Let’s check it out…. read more

Dell’s New XPS 13 Could Be The Best Looking Ultrabook Ever

Posted on January 29, 2015 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Dell XP3 13 (2015) - Opened

No matter the product, if CES is the launching pad, it’s going to endure an uphill battle to get noticed. That’s unless the product happens to be one of the rare few that’s a true standout. Such as Dell’s brand-new XPS 13 notebook. It’s the smallest 13-inch Ultrabook to date, and I’m… read more

No, NVIDIA Is Not Offering Mass Refunds On GeForce GTX 970 Cards

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2+

It’s been quite the week for NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970, and for the company’s sake, it’s too bad it’s not for good reason. As I reported on Monday, a stink has been raised about the GTX 970’s architectural design that results in the final 500MB in the framebuffer being slower than the rest. I’d like… read more

Samsung 840 EVOs Still Exhibiting Read Performance Degradation

Posted on January 28, 2015 2:30 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung 840 Pro SSD

It was only roughly six months ago that a read performance bug affecting all Samsung TLC solid-state drives came to light. Old, or “stale” data that had not been re-written would begin to see increasing level of read performance degradation based on the age of the data, at times so severe that… read more

A New Web Browser Called ‘Vivaldi’ Enters The Ring, And It Looks Fantastic

Posted on January 28, 2015 11:15 AM by Rob Williams
Vivaldi Web Browser

What happens when Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and former CEO of Opera, hates the direction his beloved browser’s taken? He spearheads development of a brand-new browser, of course. Enter Vivaldi, a Chromium-based browser that makes it clear about who it targets: power-users. Vivaldi might be one of the friendliest browsers to have… read more

YouTube Strikes A Needed Blow At Adobe Flash, Makes HTML5 Player Default

Posted on January 28, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
YouTube Logo

Hot on the heels of another severe Adobe Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-0311) getting patched, YouTube has decided to flick the switch and turn its HTML5 player on by default. This follows a staggering five-year period from when the feature was first announced, and is an enormous change for a service that delivers videos… read more

BitFenix Flo PC Gaming Headset Review

Posted on January 28, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
BitFenix Flo Headset

BitFenix has developed an enormous number of chassis models and other PC peripherals, but as far as audio goes, it’s produced just a single product. Called Flo, this headset caters to those who don’t want to break the bank, but demand an attractive design and satisfying sound quality. Sounds good – or… read more

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

Posted on January 27, 2015 2:20 PM by J.D. Kane
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

Posted on January 27, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Far_Cry_Logo

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

Posted on January 26, 2015 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Apple OS X Yosemite

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?

Posted on January 26, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix - Overview

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

Posted on January 26, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Windows_logo_-_2012

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

Posted on January 23, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
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

Posted on January 22, 2015 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix - Angled

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

Posted on January 21, 2015 10:30 AM by J.D. Kane
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

Posted on January 21, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
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

Posted on January 20, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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

Severe Steam For Linux Bug Can Wipe Your Entire Home Folder

Posted on January 16, 2015 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
Steam for Linux

It appears that given the proper circumstance, Steam’s Linux client could wipe out a person’s entire home folder. At this point, it doesn’t appear that Valve has acknowledged that the bug exists, but it is looking into it. Talk of the bug began over at Github, where user keyvin noted that they… read more

New Booking.com App Wants To Become The Uber Of Finding Impromptu Hotels

Posted on January 16, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Booking Now Apple App

On account of the fact that “Uber” is a thing, I guess we need to start calling anything that follows a similar service mechanism “Uber-esque”. So, we’ll do just that with Booking Now, a brand-new Apple App Store app that appeals to those who fail to plan prior to passage. Website Booking.com… read more

Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014) Tablet Review

Posted on January 16, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Amazon Fire HD 7 2014 Tablet

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… read more

Adobe Finally Brings Lightroom Mobile To Android

Posted on January 15, 2015 3:45 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Lightroom for Android

Given the mobile releases we’ve seen from Adobe these past few years, it’s felt like the company hasn’t cared too much about Android at all. This past October, I took an in-depth look at the mobile apps that came with Creative Cloud’s latest major update – not a single one of them were being made… read more

GoPro HERO4 To Gain HD Live-streaming Capability Thanks To Vislink Partnership

Posted on January 15, 2015 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
GoPro HERO4

Since its release late last year, GoPro’s HERO4 camera has had a great reception – and it’s not much of a surprise. Who doesn’t like the sound of 4K @ 30 FPS? Or 1440p @ 80? Well, soon, there will be another reason to get excited about the HERO4: live-streaming. In case… read more

NVIDIA Will Be Bringing Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ To Its Tegra 4 Devices – At Some Point

Posted on January 15, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA_Project_Shield

Back in November, just ten days after the release of Google’s ‘Lollipop’ Android OS, NVIDIA announced that it’d be bringing the OS to its high-end SHIELD Tablet a week later. For a company that has just a couple of its own mobile devices, that’s rather ambitious, but without a hitch, it came… read more

NZXT Joins The In-home PC Game Streaming Revolution With ‘DOKO’

Posted on January 14, 2015 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
NZXT DOKO PC Game Streamer

As we made clear last week, CES can bring an overwhelming number of product announcements, and while that’s sometimes rough as a consumer, it’s even worse for companies trying to stand out. It’s for that reason that some companies decide to wait until after CES to announce a certain product, and that’s… read more

Upcoming Google Translate App Update Adds On-the-fly Translations Of Conversations & Signs

Posted on January 14, 2015 1:22 PM by Rob Williams
Google Translate App Logo

I have long been impressed with Google’s Translate app for its ease and overall usefulness, but at the next update, things are going to be taken a step further – some have even compared it to “Star Trek“-like technology. One of the long-term goals of Google’s Translate service has to be to… read more

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