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Following Google Fiber Expansion, TWC Increases Speeds For Charlotte Customers

Posted on April 15, 2015 12:48 PM by Rob Williams
Time Warner Cable Truck

Competition sure is a good thing, something the folks in Charlotte, North Carolina, are now having reaffirmed. In late January, Google announced that it’d be expanding its Fiber ISP into four additional cities, with Charlotte being one of them. Well, no surprise: ISPs in the area were not pleased. Time Warner Cable…..

DSLR Quality From Our Smartphones? Apple Acquires LinX To Help Make It Happen

Posted on April 15, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
LinX Camera Modules

Apple’s iPhone has long been praised for its excellent camera, and it’s clear that the company would like that praise to continue. So, it’s of little surprise that it’s scouting for companies it can snatch up that will help it continue its optical domination, and one such example has just come to…..

Kingston Updates KC300 Business SSD Line To Include 960GB Model

Posted on April 14, 2015 12:30 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston KC310 960GB Business SSD

Kingston has just updated its business-class SSD line to include a mammoth 960GB model. Called the KC310, Kingston’s latest SSD includes an eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 quad-core controller to help deliver up to 550MB/s on read, and 520MB/s on write. Admittedly, I tend to be more interested in IOPS performance than I am…..

Synology Releases Quad-core DS1515 & Rack-mount RS815 NASes

Posted on April 14, 2015 11:40 AM by Greg King
Synology DS1515 NAS

Announced today, Synology updates its lineup with two new NAS models. The DS1515 and RS815 are logical updates to the current products offered in both the desktop (DS) and rack-mounted (RS) lines. With a focus on value and scalability, both models are priced competitively and have the ability to accommodate data growth with…..

Tt eSPORTS’ VENTUS X Comes Equipped With Matte Surface, Ventilation System

Posted on April 14, 2015 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Tt eSPORTS VENTUS X Gaming Mouse

First revealed at 2014’s CES, Tt eSPORTS’ VENTUS gaming mouse series stands out of the crowd for one good reason: it’s full of holes. On purpose of course; for the sake of ventilation. But some who were seeking out a well-ventilated mouse might have had to look beyond the original VENTUS due…..

Autodesk Unveils 2016 Media & Entertainment Software

Posted on April 14, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Autodesk 3ds Max Logo

At the ongoing NAB conference in Las Vegas, Autodesk took the veil off of its 2016 media and entertainment software iterations, which include 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, MotionBuilder, and Flame. The company says that its 2016 M&E software is more intuitive, connected, powerful, scalable, and of course, more accessible. 3ds Max 2016…..

Just In Time For GTA V, NVIDIA Releases 350.12 ‘Game Ready’ GeForce Driver

Posted on April 13, 2015 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
Grand Theft Auto V Box Art

Just in time for the release of Grand Theft Auto V, NVIDIA has released a brand-new Game Ready GeForce driver, versioned 350.12. NVIDIA notes that the game supports a wide-range of its technologies, including 3D Vision, 4K Surround, GeForce Experience, MFAA, PCSS, TXAA, SLI, and some other expected features, like G-SYNC, G-SYNC…..

Linux Kernel 4.0 Released, Introduces Kernel Live Patching

Posted on April 13, 2015 2:42 PM by Rob Williams
Linux Kernel 4

Last night, Linus Torvalds issued the final commit for the latest stable Linux kernel, and while on an ordinary day, that’s a cause for some light celebration, this stable version is a bit more special: it enters us into the 4.0 generation. Alright – so this is still only a cause for minor celebration,…..

Seagate Launches WSS NAS Series: Starts At $349 & Features Windows Server Essentials

Posted on April 13, 2015 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Seagate WSS NAS Family

With Linux-based NASes dominating the landscape lately, Seagate has come in to remind us that there’s still lots of room for units infused with some Redmond flavor. Thus, the Seagate WSS NAS series is born (WSS = Windows Storage Server). Equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom processor and Windows Server 2012 R2…..

EVGA Updates PRO SLI Bridge Line With V2, Touts ‘Elegant Performance’

Posted on April 13, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGES V2 - 2-way Long

Two summers ago, EVGA proved that SLI bridges don’t need to be boring, and now, it proves that its ‘PRO’ series wasn’t a one-off release. The brand-new PRO V2 series bridges look a lot better than the original, in my opinion, and manage to bring some advantages at the same time. V2s…..

Acronis Launches ‘Backup Service'; Allows Backing-up Anywhere, Restoring Anywhere

Posted on April 10, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Acronis Backup Service Management Console

Run a business and need “ultimate” data protection? If so, Acronis’ just-released ‘Backup Service’ could prove useful, as its feature set is immense. An overall summary would be “backup anywhere, restore anywhere”, and that includes not only raw data, but disk partitions, OS images, and so forth. As a business solution that…..

Recent Windows 7 / 8 Update Downloads Windows 10 Updater

Posted on April 7, 2015 9:45 AM by Rob Williams
Windows 10 Transparent Start Menu

The release date for Windows 10 still isn’t locked-in, but it seems Microsoft is wasting no time in preparing us for it – even if we don’t realize it. In late March, an update (KB3035583) was released through Windows Update that lays the groundwork for upgrading to the upcoming OS. As Myce…..

Your Dick Pics Aren’t Safe: Snowden Highlights How Much ‘Junk’ Ends Up In A Database

Posted on April 6, 2015 1:20 PM by Rob Williams
Edward Snowden and John Oliver

When former NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass spying the US government had been conducting on the world, everyone and their dog began to wonder exactly what was being stored on them as individuals. Well, if you’ve ever sent a “dick pic” or any other photo that’d be…..

Study: Major Economies Could Save $500B Per-year By Using 100% Renewable Energy

Posted on April 6, 2015 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Solar Tree - Flickr - Neimon

The race to power entire countries with renewable energy is on, and those that improve their situation sooner than later stand to gain some serious pocketbook benefits. According to a new study conducted by the NewClimate Institute, the major economies of the world – EU, USA, China – could save more than…..

UK Could Soon Ban Porn Sites That Lack Age Verification

Posted on April 6, 2015 10:15 AM by Rob Williams
Never Mind The Bollocks - Here's The Sex Pistols

In case it hasn’t been proven obvious enough up to this point, the UK has a serious beef with sex. To be more specific, it has a laundry list of sexual acts it deems inappropriate, and it also dislikes the ease in which someone could procure sexual materials; eg: images and video.…..

GOG.com Begins Accepting Select CD Keys To ‘Reclaim Your Games’ On The Service

Posted on April 6, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
GOG Reclaim Your Games

Well, this isn’t something I ever expected to see. Late last week, GOG.com announced that it’s begun allowing owners of old-school CD keys to submit them to the site to unlock the same game on the service – all at no cost. Perhaps not surprisingly, the current list of supported titles is modest: CIS…..

AMD’s FX-8320E: The Right Answer For The Gamer On A Budget?

Posted on April 6, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
AMD FX Processor Box

Released this past fall, AMD’s FX-8320E processor promises to deliver a lot of processing power for those on a budget. It sports eight cores, and as a Black Edition, its overclocking capabilities are unrestricted. But is that enough to make this the best go-to budget processor, especially for gamers? (Click image to…..

Rockstar Games Releases Grand Theft Auto V PC Trailer In Glorious 60 FPS

Posted on April 2, 2015 12:57 PM by Rob Williams
Grand Theft Auto IV - PC Launch Date

I admit that I haven’t had a great opinion on Rockstar Games for a while, what with Red Dead Redemption never coming to the PC and Grand Theft Auto IV being a buggy mess at launch. But, for better or for worse, the company has been wearing my angst down with Grand…..

Intel Launches Ridiculously Fast 750 PCIe Solid-State Drive Series

Posted on April 2, 2015 12:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Intel Company Logo

Goodbye SATA, hello PCI Express! At long last the tyranny of the SATA 6Gb/s interface is over. Intel has taken the wraps off its first PCIe based consumer and workstation solid-state drive, and it’s a doozy. The 750 Series is a fully functional PCIe Gen 3 x4 drive with bootable NVMe support,…..

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Overclocking & Best Playable Settings

Posted on April 2, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX TITAN X is the world’s latest fastest single GPU solution. But does that mean we should just leave it alone, and ignore its true potential? We could, but that’d be boring – so join us as we take a look at the TITAN X from an overclocking perspective, and…..

TG10: NVIDIA & Techgage Team Up To Give Away A 4K G-SYNC Monitor & SHIELD Tablet!

Posted on April 1, 2015 1:15 PM by Techgage Staff
NVIDIA G-SYNC - Acer XB280HK 4K Monitor

Throughout the month of March, we’ve had a lot of gear and games up-for-grabs (a couple of contests are still ongoing as this contest goes live), and while we’re now into April, it doesn’t seem right to cut things off without a “big bang”. Once again, NVIDIA has come to the rescue.…..

AMD Combats NVIDIA’s Drive Platform With ‘AMDrive’

Posted on April 1, 2015 10:45 AM by J.D. Kane
AMD Driving Evolved Logo

It’s no secret that we at Techgage are fascinated with NVIDIA’s Drive initiative. We’ve written a few times about it, including news about the company’s upcoming $10K NVIDIA Drive PX hardware, first announced at GTC a couple of weeks ago (check our recap). Perhaps it was inevitable that AMD would someday strike back. Techgage…..

Go Green Or Else: Microsoft To Disable ‘High Performance’ Power Profile In Windows 10

Posted on April 1, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Windows 10 Transparent Start Menu

Windows 10 is shaping up to be an amazing apology for Windows 8, and while not everything might be ideal (read: Start menu), there’s little doubt that it’ll be the best Windows OS since 7. As we’ve just discovered, though, there’s one feature (if we can call it that) coming to Windows…..

TG10: NVIDIA & Techgage Team Up To Give You Assassin’s Creed Unity!

Posted on March 30, 2015 10:30 AM by Techgage Staff
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

During our 10th anniversary celebrations, we’ve offered up copies of Far Cry 4, Shadow of Mordor, Dying Light, and The Crew – all sponsored by our good friends at NVIDIA. Now, it’s time wrap-up our game offerings with a roof-leaping finish: Up for grabs are ten copies of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity – an epic…..

Acronis Celebrates World Backup Day With Survey Results (Hint: You Need To Backup!)

Posted on March 30, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
World Backup Day Logo

What would you do if you lost everything? That’s what the website behind the backup movement asks, and it’s a good question. All too often, those who have to deal with a hard drive failure don’t have the data on that drive backed up to another, or to the cloud. It’s just gone,…..

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