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Honda + NVIDIA = Honda Connect (World’s First Tegra-based Automotive Infotainment System)

Posted on October 2, 2014 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Chip Shot

Honda and NVIDIA are two names that don’t need any big introductions, as both are leaders in their own worlds. However, the two industry giants announced a new partnership, as well as the birth of Honda Connect. Honda Connect is the world’s first Tegra-based full automotive infotainment system. Predictably, Honda Connect runs Android. The first […]

Linux Gets Some Borderlands Treatment: 2 Available Now, Pre-Sequel Available At Launch

Posted on October 1, 2014 1:45 PM by Rob Williams
Borderlands 2 Under Linux - Moxxi Bar

It’s been rumored for some time that Borderlands 2 was going to be getting some Linux treatment, but with the looming release of Pre-Sequel, due out on October 14, it seemed like we wouldn’t be getting it in time. Well, any Linux fan who hit Steam’s main page up last night was in for a […]

Microsoft’s Next Windows OS is a Total 10

Posted on September 30, 2014 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Windows 10 Logo

Ahem. Microsoft Windows 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Yup – that sounds about right. At a press event held in San Francisco this morning, Microsoft took the veil off of the OS that’s set out to make us forget all about the debacle known as Windows 8. Despite […]

ROCCAT’s Tyon Freshens Up the Gaming Mouse Market with Unique Features

Posted on September 30, 2014 11:00 AM by Ryan Perry
ROCCAT Tyon Gaming Mouse - Top

It’s time to buckle up for another gaming mouse release, but this one is far from ordinary. Today, ROCCAT has announced that it’s begun shipping its Tyon gaming mouse. From the top, the Tyon has the X-Celerator thumb paddle, which is a two-way analog stick that allows for control over various functions such as throttle, […]

GeForce Garage Presents: Bending Copper Pipes for PC Water Cooling

Posted on September 30, 2014 10:00 AM by J.D. Kane
NVIDIA Copper Water Cooling Loop

If you’re a water cooling enthusiast (and perhaps even if you’re not), you’re probably aware that, for the longest time, coolant has circulated from the reservoir to the water pump to the water block(s) via flexible tubing (usually made out of PVC). Recently, though, there has been a bit of a revolution in the field. […]

SteelSeries Set To Heat Up Its Siberia Headset Lineup

Posted on September 30, 2014 8:30 AM by Ryan Perry
SteelSeries 2014 Siberia Headset Lineup

Today SteelSeries is refreshing its popular Siberia series of headsets with models that cover the entire price spectrum. Yes folks, it’s audio for the masses! Up first is the entry-level Siberia RAW Prism, which is set to weigh in at $59.99 US. It promises superb audio, 16.8 million colour options to illuminate a ring on […]

Samsung to Launch $430 27-inch Curved LED Monitor on October 1st

Posted on September 29, 2014 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
SD590CS - PRODUCT IMAGES

I’m not sure how many of you have been waiting for curved desktop monitors to come along, but if you have been, Samsung has a great-looking option set to hit the market in just a couple of days. It’s called the SD590C, is 27 inches, features a 1080p resolution, and is set to cost $430 […]

Thermaltake to Soon Launch ‘Pacific’ DIY Water Cooling Kit?

Posted on September 29, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Thermaltake DIY Water Cooling Kit 03

At Computex in June, Thermaltake revealed its plans to bring do-it-yourself water cooling kits to market, under the “Pacific” name. We haven’t heard much about it since then, but this past weekend, the company’s main man marketing manager Shannon Robb posted a couple of teaser pics to his Facebook. I am not sure about you, […]

If Ello is Going to be a Facebook Killer, It Has Some Work to Do

Posted on September 29, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Ello Social Network Logo

Despite the fact that “Ello” has been making headlines for the past week or more, it wasn’t until just this past weekend that I decided to investigate what it was. When I did, I couldn’t help but want to be part of it. A social network that’s for the greater good? Who wouldn’t want to […]

SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Posted on September 29, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
SteelSeries H Wireless Headset

Gamers hate lag, and many of them think that it goes hand-in-hand with wireless peripherals. So when SteelSeries stepped-up with its H Wireless headset, it was hard to not take notice given the company’s passion for gaming and eSports. With a unit in the lab, let’s find out if it’s actually possible to have a […]

Taking It To The Limit: Overclocking NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 & 980

Posted on September 26, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

We’ve established that NVIDIA’s Maxwell-based graphics cards are impressive, but can they continue to impress when it comes to overclocking? As it turns out, yes – yes they can. Given their ability to push clocks far beyond stock, we’ve even decided to take up a challenge: Can an overclocked GTX 970 match a stock GTX […]

Adobe’s Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13 Introduces Lots Of New Features & Ease-of-use

Posted on September 25, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Photomerge

Adobe released substantial updates to its Creative Cloud platform this past summer, and with the fall now upon us, it’s the regular consumer’s turn. With Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, Adobe put a lot of effort into making the tools easier to use than ever – not just for the basics, but for […]

NVIDIA Now Selling GeForce GTX SLI Bridges

Posted on September 25, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce SLI Bridges

Not long after NVIDIA launched its GeForce GTX 700 series, SLI bridges complementary to the reference cards popped up all over. The problem? They were only to be found at NVIDIA-related events – fans who wanted one had to deal without. Towards the end of summer, EVGA helped rectify the problem by releasing its own […]

Titan Falls: Blizzard Shuts Down Next-Gen MMO After 7 Years In Development

Posted on September 25, 2014 8:30 AM by Brandon Mietzner
Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard has held the crown for the most successful MMO with World of Warcraft for what seems like forever now. Surprisingly, then, we’ve learned this week that the company has decided to cease production of its follow up next-gen MMO, codenamed Titan. Blizzards Co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime had this to say about the situation: “We had created World […]

Piper All-in-one Home Security System Hits Amazon

Posted on September 24, 2014 3:30 PM by Greg King
Piper Home Security Camera

Piper, the all-in-one home security, video monitoring and automation device can now be found in Amazon.com’s home automation store.  With the holidays creeping up on us, giving the gift of Piper has been made that much easier. Fresh off of its win as one of the CTIA’s “Hot for the Holidays” award recipients in the connected […]

Synology’s DSM 5.1 Is Coming, And You Can Beta Test It Right Now

Posted on September 24, 2014 11:30 AM by Greg King
Synology-DSM-5.1-beta

If our news about the DS415+ wasn’t enough to ignite renewed excitement in Synology, its newest version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) that has just been released for public consumption might take care of it. With a broad range of supported DiskStations, the DSM 5.1 beta is free to download and brings with it a considerable […]

ROCCAT Adds Kave XTD Stereo Headset To Its Lineup

Posted on September 24, 2014 10:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Kave-XTD_Stereo_headset+cable

ROCCAT entered the peripherals market in 2007, and it has been going strong ever since.  What the company is bringing to the party next is a new gaming headset – the Kave XTD Stereo. The Stereo’s design features ultra-clear 50mm neodymium drivers in each cup, promising to deliver an incredible sound experience.  This headset is designed to […]

Synology Releases DS415+ NAS, Bundles Quad-core Intel Silvermont SoC Under-the-hood

Posted on September 24, 2014 9:00 AM by Greg King
Synology-DS415+

It’s been a quiet few months where the Synology camp is concerned. Short of addressing security vulnerabilities, the company has quietly bided its time until today, with the release of its 4-bay DS415+. Armed with an Intel Silvermont-based Atom quad-core 2.4 GHz CPU and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, the DS415+ promises averages of 228 MB/s read […]

ASUS Strix Edition GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card Review

Posted on September 24, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix Edition - Box

With the help of Maxwell, NVIDIA has hit a definite home run with its GeForce GTX 900 GPUs. In our look at the GTX 980 last week, we were left thoroughly impressed, but little did we realize at the time, the GTX 970 – and ASUS’ Strix edition in particular – was about to impress […]

Corsair Gaming: The Newest Name in eSports

Posted on September 23, 2014 9:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Corsair K70 RGB

In the world of cars, there are brands, and there are sub-brands. For example, Nissan has Infiniti, Toyota has Lexus, Ford has Lincoln, and Honda has Acura. Things aren’t so different in the world of PC peripherals.  For a few years now, companies have sought fit to branch out and create sub-divisions totally dedicated to […]

The G-Sync Rollout Continues: Acer and AOC Get In On The Action

Posted on September 22, 2014 4:37 PM by Rob Williams
Acer XB280HK G-Sync Display

When ASUS gave the world its first G-Sync monitor last month, called the Republic of Gamers SWIFT PG278Q, NVIDIA told us that it was just the beginning. As it happens, the company wasn’t lying. Last week, Acer introduced both a 4K and 1080p option, and this week, AOC follows-up with a 1080p option of its […]

Just In Time For The Holidays, Amazon Launches Next-Gen Kindle Devices

Posted on September 22, 2014 2:44 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Well in advance of the biggest gift-giving season of the year, Amazon has rolled-out a collection of brand-new Kindles – one for virtually every budget. At the bottom of the ladder is the basic Kindle, priced at $79. Compared to the last-gen version, this one boasts 20% faster performance and double the storage space. As […]

Better Late Than Never: ‘Best Playable’ Results Added To Our GTX 980 Review

Posted on September 22, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Due to time, I was unable to get my ‘Best Playable’ testing with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 complete in time for article publishing, so I spent some time over the weekend taking care of that. Admittedly, testing was completed on Friday night, but as I had immediately gotten myself engulfed in other testing, it took […]

Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Review – The Keyboard We’ve Been Waiting For

Posted on September 22, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Topre Keyboard

Cooler Master’s no stranger to peripherals; when mechanical switches became the hottest thing overnight, it wasted no time getting into the lab to make sure it created products people yearned for. The company’s just-released NovaTouch TKL highlights that goal, with its “Hybrid Capacitive” switch – one that really, really surprised us. Here at Techgage, we […]

A Fine Line Between ‘Inexpensive’ and ‘Cheap': BitFenix Neos Review

Posted on September 20, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
BitFenix-Neos-Chassis

BitFenix’s Neos mid-tower chassis sits at the lowest rung of the company’s chassis product line. As such, it comes in at a very affordable $59.99 – a price that allows anyone to get a piece of the action. But a low price doesn’t always deliver on the “value” aspects we’d hope to see, so let’s […]

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