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Second Gen (Unlocked) Moto G Looks To Be First Smartphone Treated To Lollipop 5.0 Update

Posted on November 12, 2014 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Desktop

Ever since Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ saw its official release earlier this month, legions of Android fans have been wondering when the update will hit their device. As has been the norm, Google’s own family of devices will be receiving the update first, but fortunately, other companies are not going to be far behind. We learned last week […]

ASUS’ Gladius Gaming Mouse Offers A Neat Trick: Replaceable Switches

Posted on November 12, 2014 11:15 AM by Greg King
ASUS Gladius Gaming Mouse

With countless companies disappearing after a short while on the market, ASUS has been a pillar of the computing industry since early 1989. Never afraid to try new things, its product offerings span a wide range, including everything from motherboards to routers. We’ve looked at its PC cases, motherboards, video cards, routers, laptops, audio gear, […]

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Posted on November 12, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard and Box

The last time we took a look at an MSI gaming motherboard, it was the company’s smallest current offering: Z97I Gaming AC. For this review, we’re looking to the top of the Z97 ladder, with the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Priced at about $290, it’s easy to predict what this board might bring to the […]

Giveaway: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up To Give You Assassin’s Creed Unity

Posted on November 12, 2014 12:01 AM by Techgage Staff
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

Now in its seventh year, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has just welcomed its seventh major installment with Unity. Taking place in the early modern period, you fall into the role of Arno Dorian, a Frenchman born to an assassin father who ends up being adopted by a family tied to the Templar Order after his father is […]

NVIDIA Releases Apollo 11 GeForce Demo, Requires Maxwell-based Card To Run

Posted on November 11, 2014 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Apollo 11 Demo

At NVIDIA’s press event for Maxwell, held right before the launch of the GeForce GTX 980 and 970, the company showed off a demo that seemed to impress a great number of people in the room. Taking full advantage of the company’s “Voxel Global Illumination” feature of Maxwell, NVIDIA wanted to help prove Apollo 11 […]

Microsoft Unveils Its First Non-Nokia Phone, Lumia 535

Posted on November 11, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone

The non-Nokia smartphone generation begins. After a string of leaks, Microsoft has today announced its Lumia 535, a mainstream offering that the company hopes will help kick-start the success of its own branded phones. Dubbed the “5x5x5″ smartphone package, the Lumia 535 has a 5-inch IPS screen and 5 megapixel cameras at both the front […]

Obama Encourages The FCC To Treat The Internet As A Utility

Posted on November 10, 2014 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
President Barack Obama

It has been argued for some time that for our Internet to be truly safe from the corruption of commercial entities, it needs to be treated as a utility – much like our water and power is. As it is today, the Federal Communications Commission treats Internet access as an information service, which means its control […]

Raspberry Pi A+ Official: Smaller, More Capable & Just $20

Posted on November 10, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Raspberry Pi APlus

When the Raspberry Pi foundation released its B+ model this past summer, it noted that an A+ was on its way. Pretty much everyone figured that it’d be similar to that device, include the same drawbacks as the original, and then cost about the same. Well, similar, yes, but cost the same? Nope: It’s $20. […]

Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison, Takes To Twitter To Give Thanks For All The Support

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Peter Sunde

After spending his last five months in prison, Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde is a free man. Earlier this year, Sunde was arrested while visiting family in Sweden, after spending nearly two years on the run. His original sentence was for one full year, but fortunately for him, that was cut down to five months. […]

Elegance in Aluminum – Lian Li PC-A61 Chassis Review

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Lian Li PC-A61 Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li is to PC chassis as what tailor-made suits are to men’s clothing. Sure, they cost more, but the higher quality and generally improved design usually makes the premium worth it. Does Lian Li’s mid-tower PC-A61, then, live up to the company’s legendary pedigree? There’s only one way to find out. Ah, Lian Li. […]

Purchase A GeForce GTX 750 Or Notebook With 800M, Get $150 Worth Of Ingame Currency For Strife, War Thunder & Infinite Crisis

Posted on November 6, 2014 6:07 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

Hot on the heels of the “Pick Your Path” promotion that NVIDIA launched earlier this week for higher-end GeForce cards, the company launches another to cater to those looking to pick up the GTX 750 (or 750 Ti) or 800M-equipped notebook. As the company’s done before, it wants to give you $150 to spend across […]

Alleged Fraud Of Parent Company Leads To Zalman’s Bankruptcy

Posted on November 6, 2014 2:45 PM by Greg King
Zalman CNPS9700 CPU Cooler

There have been a few companies in the consumer electronics industry that Techgage has worked with more than a few times.  Corsair, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, Synology; just to name a few.  With over ten products reviewed at Techgage in our ten years, Zalman absolutely deserves to be included in that list as well. It’s […]

AMD Celebrates Release of 8GB Radeon R9 290X With A Free Copy Of Civilization: Beyond Earth To New R9 290, 290X & 295X2 Customers

Posted on November 6, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Gaming Evolved Logo

A rumor we reported on earlier this week has proven true: 8GB Radeon R9 290X cards are coming. As expected, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire are all on-board to deliver these models, with more to come. Unfortunately, we’re not sure of what pricing is going to be like, but we do have confirmation that these cards […]

ASUS RoG SWIFT PG278Q 27-inch G-SYNC Monitor Review

Posted on November 6, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS PG278Q G-Sync Monitor

ASUS is offering gamers a lot with its RoG SWIFT PG278Q. Not only does this 27-inch monitor boast a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology is included to help give you the smoothest gaming experience possible. Is that something that matters? You bet. Read on as I try to do this thing […]

New Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Gaming Mouse is Optimized for MOBAs

Posted on November 5, 2014 4:40 PM by J.D. Kane
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Logitech continues its push to gain more exposure and notoriety in the gaming peripherals space with the debut of its newest Logitech G mouse, the G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA. The company touts its newest creation as the product of the collaboration of Logitech’s R&D and input from a variety of professional MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle […]

COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted on November 5, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff

In the market for a new mechanical keyboard, but want all the bells and whistles to go with it? COUGAR may have you covered with its 700K, a gaming-focused mechanical with a selection of CHERRY MX keys and a comprehensive list of extras, including a turbo function. The real question is, how does the software […]

NVIDIA Launches ‘Pick Your Path’ Promotion Featuring Ubisoft Titles, New GeForce Driver Supporting CoD: Advanced Warfare

Posted on November 4, 2014 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Last week, we took a look at a couple of upcoming games infused with NVIDIA’s GameWorks technologies. It’s been clear as day that NVIDIA’s proud of what it brings to games, and so it couldn’t be happier to talk about it. But now, the company’s wanting to give you a taste, and is doing so […]

Taylor Swift’s Latest Breakup Is Spotify, Should Streaming Services Be Worried?

Posted on November 4, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Taylor Swift

Streaming music services like Spotify are popular for a multitude of reasons, but the biggest one is that their selections border on “incredible”. They’re so good, in fact, that most people will be hard-pressed to find an artist they enjoy not available, and even if there were one or two, it probably wouldn’t impact their […]

YouTube Opens Up 60 FPS Uploading To Everyone – We Test It Out

Posted on November 3, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
YouTube 60 FPS Option

After spending just over four months in testing, YouTube has decided to release its 60 FPS capabilities to all uploaders. As this is a feature I’ve wanted for quite some time, I didn’t waste any time before diving in. Overall, I’m impressed, and really happy that we can now share gameplay videos with you the way they’re […]

Select Vendors Expected To Launch 8GB Radeon 290X Cards This Month, NVIDIA Sure To Follow

Posted on November 3, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
MSI Radeon R9 290X 8GB Edition

Well before the launch of NVIDIA’s first Maxwell-based GPUs in September, rumor had it that we’d be seeing both a 6GB and 8GB version of the GeForce GTX 980, and perhaps even the GTX 970. That never happened, much to the dismay of those running ultra-high resolutions. According to SweClockers, multiple AMD partners are getting ready […]

NVIDIA Touts its GameWorks Technologies for Lords of the Fallen, AC: Unity & The Crew

Posted on October 31, 2014 3:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

NVIDIA has been heavily promoting its GameWorks program this week, and with the weekend upon us, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at what’s been revealed so far. Before that, though, it might help to understand what GameWorks is, and why NVIDIA deems it to be so important. To help […]

MAINGEAR Selling TITAN Z-equipped PC For The Price Of A TITAN Z

Posted on October 29, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams

It’s not too often that a deal like this comes around. Our friends over at Bright Side of News* spotted a special version of MAINGEAR’s X-CUBE PC that costs as much as its included graphics card. The card in this particular case (no pun) is NVIDIA’s ultra high-end TITAN Z, and its price tag is $1,499. […]

WD Expands ‘Purple’ Surveillance Hard Drive Lineup, Offers Capacities Up To 6TB

Posted on October 29, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
WD Purple 6TB Hard Drive

Since about the time WD launched its NAS-focused Red series of hard drives, the company has been slowly transitioning the rest of its series over to newer, simpler naming schemes. Caviar Black became ‘WD Black’, for example, and instead of WD RE 5, we got ‘WD Re’. The drives formerly known as ‘A/V’ got renamed […] Gains Lucasfilms Games As Latest Major Publisher To Be Offered On The Service

Posted on October 28, 2014 4:51 PM by Rob Williams
GOG Logo has long offered a massive collection of classic computer games, but because there’s just so many that could be on the service, there are still many gaps despite the service having been around for six years. Well, the company has today filled one of the most noticeable voids, and that’s with some classic Lucasfilm […]

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers G20 mini-PC Sports Standout Aesthetics, Lots of Features

Posted on October 28, 2014 9:45 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Republic of Gamers G20 Desktop

One of the greatest benefits of the advancement of technology is that our small devices and components continue to become more powerful and efficient with every new generation. That’s as true for our PC hardware as it is our smartphones and tablets. At this point, we’ve come far enough along where a company like ASUS […]

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