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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 […]

Futuremark Adds to its Mobile Portfolio with PCMark, Now Available for Android

Posted on October 27, 2014 12:56 PM by Rob Williams
PCMark for Android

It’s been about a year-and-a-half since Futuremark released its popular 3DMark benchmark for Android (download here), and in that time, the company has updated it on more than one occasion to keep the results as accurate possible. Now, it’s time to test your Android device for it’s all-around use, and that of course means that […]

3D Realms Relaunches Itself, Releases Anthology Featuring 32 Classic Games

Posted on October 27, 2014 11:20 AM by Rob Williams
3D Realms New Logo

Five-and-a-half years ago, it seemed certain that 3D Realms was finished. At the time, the company was duking it out with Take-Two thanks to the constant delays that plagued Duke Nukem Forever, and ultimately, the vast majority of 3D Realms’ staff was let go. In the years that followed, very little happened with 3D Realms, […]

Breaking the Wire: KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Now Available

Posted on October 23, 2014 4:17 PM by Brandon Mietzner

The mechanical keyboard has been making a strong comeback the last few years thanks to PC gamers, but wireless has still proven to be a very elusive mistress to conquer when it comes to the bewildering demands of those gamers. With many mechanical keyboards on the market and only one or two wireless options available, […]

Lian Li Gets NAS-ty With the PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

Posted on October 23, 2014 2:09 PM by Ryan Perry
Lian Li PC-Q26 Angled

The Techgage staff have had some “spirited” debates about pre-built, stand-alone NAS systems versus ones built ourselves. Thanks to Lian Li, those who would rather build a NAS themselves from hand-picked components are sure to be happy with the announcement of the PC-Q26 mid-tower NAS chassis. The silver or black aluminum PC-Q26 supports mini-ITX motherboards, […]

Cool and Quiet, Like a Ninja: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Review

Posted on October 22, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler

Cooler Master is no newbie in the world of AIO (all-in-one) pre-fab water cooling solutions. Its newest, the Nepton 240M, brings the promise of improved performance over air coolers and other AIO water coolers on a few fronts: Superior thermal dissipation, quieter operation, and easier installation. Does it succeed and deliver on all of these […]

Back to the Future is Back in the Present: Hoverboards are Here!

Posted on October 21, 2014 5:45 PM by Brandon Mietzner
Hendo Hoverboard

The idea was simple: How to use magnetic fields to make levitation feasible. Today, Greg Henderson has not only developed a technological revolution, but he has done it in one of the most iconic ways imaginable, with a Hoverboard. The idea is currently being spearheaded on Kickstarter under the banner Hendo Hoverboards – World’s first REAL […]

Forced to Use a Locked-down Work PC? Microsoft Excel is Here to Help You Pass the Time

Posted on October 21, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Excel - Music Player

Microsoft’s Office suite has been around for what seems like forever, and while many of its included products look tame on the outside, many of them are unbelievably complex under-the-hood. That being the case, there’s been some extremely cool tricks that some folks have created over the years, such as creating a small game that […]

When One Scroll Wheel is Not Enough: Introducing the SPEEDLINK PRIME Z-DW

Posted on October 20, 2014 3:15 PM by J.D. Kane

Sometimes, one of something is just good enough.  One sun in our solar system is just perfect.  One moon for our nighttime sky?  Ditto.  One heart, one brain, one set of reproductive organs…  you get the picture. But there are things out there in the universe, both natural and man-made, where you can have two […]

Thecus N2560 Dual-bay SOHO NAS Review

Posted on October 20, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Thecus N2560 NAS

For either the home or home office, a NAS can be a boon for those looking to have a no-nonsense, feature-rich storage solution. Of course, not everyone has needs for a ton of storage, and in many cases, a simple dual-bay would suffice. And as far as those go, Thecus’ N2560 is definitely worth checking […]

To The Moon! Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Preview-Review

Posted on October 18, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Borderlands Pre-Sequel Logo

After the events of Borderlands and before the events of Borderlands 2, we have a gap. No bullets were fired, no corny jokes were told, no heroes were around, and certainly not enough tentacles. A gap so large, it couldn’t be filled with a prequel, a gap too long to be filled by a sequel; […]

Meet the PC-T80, Lian Li’s Latest Test Bench

Posted on October 17, 2014 10:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench

Lian Li announced that it has launched its newest open-air test bench, the PC-T80.  The new test bench is an update of the PC-T60. As is typical with most of the company’s products, the PC-T80 is made of brushed aluminum.  Like its smaller predecessor, the PC-T80 is a simple yet superbly-executed design.  However, it is […]

MSI Updates Its 27″ All-in-one PC Arsenal With NVIDIA GTX 900M GPUs

Posted on October 17, 2014 9:00 AM by Ryan Perry
MSI AIO Gaming PC - NVIDIA GeForce 900M Series

The first all-in-one PC that I encountered was a slow, boring, power-hungry hunk of junk that sat on a friend’s shelf in their kitchen.  They watched YouTube, played music, checked email, and looked up recipes while they cooked.  Well, forget that stuff!  Them things is meant for gamin’, and MSI knows it! MSI has had […]

Apple Reveals 5K iMac, Two New iPads & Releases OS X ‘Yosemite’

Posted on October 16, 2014 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple had lots to talk about at a press event earlier today, with a couple of product announcements as well as a note that OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’ is now available. Right off the top, anyone interested in upgrading to Yosemite can do so for free through the Mac App Store; all you require is […]

Nanotube Revelation Improves Batteries to 10,000 Charges, 20 Year Lifespan

Posted on October 16, 2014 10:15 AM by Brandon Mietzner

What is it that holds you back from going wireless? If you said it is the rechargeable battery’s inability to handle multiple charges and to charge quickly, then your revolution is just around the corner. Earlier this week, scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) developed a new way to use one of the smallest technologies, nanotubes, […]

Google Lets ‘Lollipop’ Loose, Let’s Have a Lick

Posted on October 16, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Main Screen

The upcoming release of the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet doesn’t just signify the release of Google’s latest flagships, it also signifies the first major (as per version numbering, at least) Android OS release in three years. Called Lollipop, Android 5.0 brings a lot of sugary goodness to the table, and ultimately becomes Google’s […]

Help Beta Test GOG Galaxy, Get a Free Copy of Alien vs. Predator (2000)

Posted on October 15, 2014 4:03 PM by Rob Williams
Aliens versus Predator 1999 Game Box Art

One of the best ways to get people to help beta test a new product or service is to bribe them, and GOG understands this well. With its Galaxy multiplayer service set to launch in the near-future, the company’s decided to give anyone willing to help test it out a free copy of the 2000 classic […]

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