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Chicago’s New ‘Cloud Tax’ Forces Services Like Netflix To Add 9% Tax

Posted on July 2, 2015 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Seal of Chicago

It was bound to happen at some point. As more of us move online for all of our entertainment needs, governments are continually looking for ways to negate the losses of people moving away from physical entertainment. Video stores had to pay taxes, it could be argued, and thus services that digitally…..

Synology Launches RS18016xs+ & RX1216sas Business NASes

Posted on July 2, 2015 2:12 PM by Greg King
Synology RS18016xs+ Rackmount NAS

If the July 4 weekend doesn’t give Americans enough to celebrate, add the release of two new Synology enterprise-focused NAS devices to the list of reasons to light fireworks and grill food. Announced this morning, the powerful RS1810xs+ and it’s partner in expandability, the RX1216sas, promise to deliver more than 1PB of expandable…..

After Much Anticipation, EVGA Releases Classified Edition GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Posted on July 1, 2015 3:06 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified

Hot on the heels of our look at EVGA’s Superclocked+ GeForce GTX 980 Ti earlier this week, the company follows-up with an even beefier model: Classified. The Classified series is no secret to overclocking enthusiasts, as Vince Lucido, aka: K|NGP|N, is the man behind it. That means that this should become the…..

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 10158, Finally Renames Project Spartan To Edge

Posted on June 30, 2015 3:49 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has just released build 10158 of its Windows 10 Preview to those using the “Fast” ring. This build comes exactly one month in advance of the final release of Microsoft’s latest OS, although once that date is hit, those who want to continue testing out bleeding-edge builds will be able to.…..

Valve’s ‘Get It Early’ Supply Of Steam Controller & Link Sold Out

Posted on June 29, 2015 4:11 PM by Rob Williams
Valve Steam Logo

About three weeks ago, Valve warned us that its ‘Get It Early’ supply of the Steam Controller and Steam Link hit the 35% sold mark, so if you wanted either one and didn’t jump on it right away, you’re probably going to be a bit upset to learn that 35% has just become 100%.…..

Apple’s Next iPhones Reportedly Begin Production, Expected To Feature ‘Force Touch’

Posted on June 29, 2015 1:20 PM by Rob Williams
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

According to Bloomberg, production of the next iPhone (or rather, iPhones) has just begun, with full-fledged production set to begin next month. If history is any gauge, the next models will be called iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. At this point, it doesn’t seem like the new iPhones will be bringing a…..

T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand Program Lets You Upgrade Your Phone 3 Times Each Year

Posted on June 25, 2015 12:59 PM by Rob Williams
T-Mobile Logo - Big T

Yet again, T-Mobile has introduced a new program that’s sure to miff its biggest competitors. With JUMP! On Demand, customers can lease the hottest phone and then upgrade to the next hottest phone without hassle, up to three times per year. T-Mobile stresses the lack of caveats here. It costs nothing to…..

WB Suspends PC Sales Of Batman: Arkham Knight Due To Its Many Issues

Posted on June 25, 2015 12:27 PM by Rob Williams
Batman Arkham Knight Cover

Well, this is quite the thing to happen. The launch of Batman: Arkham Knight has been such a mess on the PC, that publisher Warner Bros. has decided to suspend sales until key problems are worked out. We reported earlier this week that the game ships with a setting that pegs the…..

Batman: Arkham Knight Runs At 30 FPS On The PC By Default, But It Can Be Fixed

Posted on June 23, 2015 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
Batman Arkham Knight Logo

When will some developers learn? Yet again, a much-hyped and technically detailed PC game has hit the market that defaults to a framerate of 30 FPS. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t appreciate a forced “cinematic feel”. There is an upside, though; unlike Ubisoft, which hard-caps the framerate to 60…..

Sony’s Super-thin X900C And X910C 4K TVs Start Out At $2,499

Posted on June 22, 2015 11:34 AM by Rob Williams
Sony X900C Ultra-thin 4K Television

We wrote earlier about some affordable 4K FreeSync monitors from Samsung, so let’s talk a bit about some pricier models from Sony. On account of the fact that the X900C and X910C are full-fledged televisions and come in at under 0.2 inches thick, it’s not hard to understand why Sony’s latest 4K…..

Samsung Rolls Out Two Crazy Affordable FreeSync 4K Displays

Posted on June 22, 2015 10:48 AM by Rob Williams
Samsung U28E590D 28-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

It’s kind of impressive just how fast 4K resolution has infiltrated the market, and likewise, how fast the tech has become affordable. Just two summers ago, ASUS released its 31.5-inch PQ321 4K monitor. Its price? $3,800. Today, spending 20% of that will get you an awesome 4K monitor, but there are a…..

Install Windows 10 Preview, Get Final Release For Free

Posted on June 22, 2015 9:09 AM by Rob Williams
Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt

Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has answered some important questions regarding the roll out of Windows 10, and if you happen to be a user of an illegitimate license of Windows 7 or 8, or are still stuck on XP, take note. While Microsoft insists that a genuine license of Windows 7 or 8…..

AMD Reveals More Fury X Details, Including Performance

Posted on June 18, 2015 6:47 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Fury X Graphics Card - Side View

AMD intended to wait until next week before letting the juiciest bits of Fury X loose, but due to some communication errors, some people jumped embargo. Thus, AMD has decided to lift the veil off of its reviewers’ guide and is letting editors publish any and all details found within its pages.…..

Short, But Powerful: Dual-GPU Radeon Fury Card Spotted

Posted on June 16, 2015 4:11 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Dual Fury Graphics Card

We learned just earlier that AMD’s Radeon ‘Fury’ graphics cards should pack quite a punch, with the top-end Fury X able to butt heads with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX TITAN X. It’s fun to note, then, that AMD already has plans to release a dual-GPU graphics card this fall. Normally, neither AMD or…..

AMD Intros Its Next Generation Radeons: 300-series & Fury

Posted on June 16, 2015 1:56 PM by Rob Williams
AMD High Bandwidth Memory Chips

At its much-anticipated ‘New Era Of PC Gaming’ event, AMD put an end to all of the rumors we’ve had to endure these past few months. While much of what we learned was expected, AMD did have a couple of neat tricks up its sleeves. Kicking off its series of announcements, AMD…..

Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue 3 Hits Kickstarter, Sets New Funding Record

Posted on June 16, 2015 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Shenmue 3

Is it just me, or is this E3 proving to be one of the best ever? From Microsoft adding backwards compatibility to its Xbox One to Bethesda announcing the latest DOOM to Final Fantasy VII finally getting a remake – it’s almost hard to take it all in. And as if it…..

Adobe Releases Creative Cloud 2015 Applications, Introduces Stock Image Service

Posted on June 16, 2015 11:02 AM by Rob Williams
Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

Adobe has just released the latest major version of its Creative Cloud suite, 2015. With it, Adobe says it’s brought unprecedented innovation and even greater integration across both its desktop and mobile apps. Today also marks the release of Photoshop Mix, Color CC, Brush CC, and Shape CC for Android, all of…..

Bethesda Announces Fallout 4 Release Date, Releases A Slew Of New Screenshots

Posted on June 15, 2015 2:57 PM by Rob Williams
Fallout 4 PC Box

Following up to its announcement of Fallout 4 a couple of weeks ago, Bethesda’s taken advantage of E3 to give us a lot more information on the game, including a release date. That release date is November 10, 2015, so those who were worried that they’d have to wait an entire year…..

DOOM To Be Released Next Spring, Packs In Multiplayer & Extreme Violence

Posted on June 15, 2015 2:26 PM by Rob Williams
Doom (2016) Poster

When Techgage launched in early 2005, the hottest and most demanding PC game at the time was DOOM 3, which had just come out six or so months earlier. I still vividly remember just how gorgeous the game was at the time, and being in awe at the fact that a 512MB…..

Microsoft: Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Coming To Xbox One Later This Year

Posted on June 15, 2015 1:49 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft has been making a number of great announcements at E3, but the one that strikes me as being the most notable is that the Xbox One will be gaining backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles later this year. Unfortunately, original Xbox titles are unsupported, but that’s not too surprising. . @XboxP3…..

FTC Tackles Its First Crowdfunding Case, But With Pointless Results

Posted on June 12, 2015 1:51 PM by Rob Williams
The Doom That Came To Atlantic City Board Game

When board game The Doom That Came To Atlantic City hit Kickstarter in 2012, the project’s lead hoped to secure $35,000 in funding to make it happen. With its wonderful design and creators on-board with some serious clout, backers ended up funding it three-and-a-half times over. With the project’s wallet $122K fuller,…..

Eurocom Releases Linux Edition Of Its M4 Ultraportable Notebook

Posted on June 12, 2015 12:35 PM by Rob Williams
Eurocom M4 Notebook - Front View

Eurocom makes some of the beefiest, most bad ass notebooks around, and I wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was impossible for the company to produce something a bit more modest. Well, it can, and today we see an example of that with the M4 ultraportable notebook, one that happens to…..

Twitter’s Dick Costolo To Step Down As CEO Next Month

Posted on June 12, 2015 9:45 AM by Rob Williams
Twitter's Dick Costolo

Twitter’s Dick Costolo has announced that he’ll be stepping down from his post as CEO next month. This move isn’t too surprising, as Twitter has suffered stagnant growth, but while it’s speculated that he could have been ousted, Costolo claims that this move has been in the works for a while. “I…..

Microsoft Begins Classifying Ask Toolbar As Malware (Updated)

Posted on June 12, 2015 8:15 AM by Rob Williams
Java Ask Toolbar Offer

As if needing Java isn’t bad enough, it’s frustrated users for so long because every single freaking update tries to install Ask toolbar on your PC. It’s a nuisance, and if there’s a single person on our Earth that actually wants it, I’d be hugely surprised. Well, it seems that Microsoft agrees, as…..

Prepare Your Wallets: Valve Kicks Off Steam Monster Summer Sale

Posted on June 11, 2015 1:17 PM by Rob Williams
2015 Steam Summer Sale

It’s that time of year again! Valve has just kicked off the latest iteration of its Steam Summer Sale, this time called Steam Monster Summer Sale, and as with previous years, nearly the entire catalog of games is on sale. There’s nothing too surprising here; there are daily deals at the top,…..

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