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ESPN to Broadcast The International Preview Show on ESPN 2, Championships on ESPN 3

Posted on July 17, 2014 5:51 PM by Rob Williams
Dota 2 - The International 4

In case you’ve been too busy scouring the plains in the quest for finding phat loot, I’m here to tell you that eSports has become a big thing. To get proof of that, look no further than The International, Valve’s annual competition revolving around Dota 2. Thanks hugely to the fact that the game is […]

Corsair’s Voyager GTX is Proper ‘Super Speed’, Boasts Performance of Up to 450MB/s

Posted on July 17, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Corsair Voyager GTX USB 3 Flash Drive

Corsair has just announced that its Voyager GTX flash drive – its fastest to date – has just been released. We’re talking a small little drive that can achieve read speeds of 450MB/s and write speeds of 350MB/s, and supports SSD’s TRIM feature. Of course, speed like this won’t come too cheap, but given we’re […]

UK Researchers Create the ‘World’s Darkness Material’: Vantablack

Posted on July 16, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Vantablack

The next time you put on a piece of pitch-black clothing, or you wind up stranded in the dead of night, you should realize one thing: What you’re looking at isn’t that black. To some, orange might be the new black, but for the scientists at UK’s Surrey Nanosystems, the rights have been earned to call […]

KDE 5 is Here: Introducing a Cleaner Frontend & An Overhauled Backend

Posted on July 16, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
KDE Logo

A mere two weeks after it gave us a stable version of Frameworks 5, the KDE development team has gone ahead and finalized its KDE 5 rollout with the release of the Plasma 5 desktop environment. Since this is a landmark release for KDE, I feel compelled to tip my hat to the last one […]

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB Graphics Card Review

Posted on July 16, 2014 3:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X

When we took a look at EVGA’s GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked a couple of weeks ago, we lacked the ideal card to compare it to. With Sapphire’s Radeon R9 280 Dual-X in the house, retailing for just $10 shy of EVGA’s, we’ve managed to remedy that problem. So, let’s dive in, and see how both […]

ASUS Launches Online RoG OCing Competition, Gives You a Chance to Win an X99 Motherboard

Posted on July 15, 2014 4:27 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS X99 Motherboard

ASUS has just kicked-off an overclocking competition that anyone who owns a Republic of Gamers or TUF series motherboard can enter. As has become the theme lately, ASUS has chosen to run its competition through HWBot.org – a good thing given the score validation mechanics in place. To excel at this competition, you’ll want to […]

Synology Expands its ‘Play’ Lineup with New 4-bay DS415play

Posted on July 15, 2014 3:30 PM by Greg King
Synology DS415play NAS - Angle

Launched earlier today, the Synology DS415play is being presented as the two bay DS214play’s bigger brother. For those adept to finding informational meaning from the device names, the four bay DS415play continues the example set by its two bay sibling by featuring hardware video transcoding, enabling the NAS to deliver full 1080p HD content to […]

Club 3D Releases World’s First 4K DisplayLink Adapter

Posted on July 15, 2014 2:29 PM by Rob Williams
Club 3D DisplayLink 4K Adapter

DisplayLink has sure grown up since I took an in-depth look at it back in 2008, with the latest iteration now supporting 4K. We find this out via Club 3D, which claims to be giving the world its first-ever adapter of this sort. Up to this point, the company’s offered variations that have supported resolutions […]

In Advance of the TI4 Finals, SteelSeries Releases the Dota 2-inspired Rival Gaming Mouse

Posted on July 15, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Gaming Mouse - Right Angle

If there’s one peripheral vendor out there that’s become an expert at game-specific branding, it’s SteelSeries. I mean, just take a quick look here. Of all the games in that list, the hottest one of the moment is Dota 2. After all, this is a game that sees nearly a peak of 1,000,000 players logging in […]

Seagate Updates Small Business NAS Portfolio, Introduces NAS and NAS Pro

Posted on July 15, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Seagate NAS

There’s been a great deal of NAS-related news lately, including Thecus updating the software for its entire lineup, and QNAP updating its Turbo NAS line to support virtual machines. Today, Seagate chimes in with an announcement of brand-new NAS models designed for the small business: Seagate NAS, and Seagate NAS Pro. After perusing the materials […]

Bandai Namco Announces Unreal Engine 4-powered Tekken 7 at EVO

Posted on July 14, 2014 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
Tekken 7 Teaser

Following a late-night leak, Bandai Namco has today revealed that Tekken 7 is en route. As Tekken 6 was released in late 2009, fans are definitely feeling like this next iteration is a little overdue. But, there is a slight (but probably expected) downside: The game won’t be out this year. To celebrate the unveiling, […]

QNAP Rolls Out ‘Virtualization Station’, Allowing Native VM Support on its NASes

Posted on July 14, 2014 3:00 PM by Greg King
QNAP Virtualization

QNAP has just rolled out what it’s calling “Virtualization Station”. Hoping to extend its product’s functionality, the company has now made it possible to run multiple VMs on a single Turbo NAS. By using a “simple and centralized management interface”, users now have a single window into the health of their VMs, as well as access to […]

Undercover Sting Reveals that Many Bitcoin News Sites Can’t be Trusted

Posted on July 14, 2014 1:39 PM by Rob Williams
Bitcoin Small Logo

Like any type of enthusiast, those who follow Bitcoin tend to be passionate about it. They rely on many different sources of information in order to hone their knowledge – and believe me, there are many cryptocurrency-specific sites out there to help get that job done. I think like most people who read a lot […]

Tt eSPORTS’ VERTO Gaming Headset Offers Auto-adjustable Headband, Fold-flat Design

Posted on July 14, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Tt eSPORTS VERTO Gaming Headset

If there’s one thing that Thermaltake’s Tt eSPORTS gaming peripheral lineup proves, it’s that there are many different ways to design a product. On the gaming headset front, the company offers at least 7  base models, and what must be 50 different variants of those. It’s not that often that a brand-new model enters the […]

Teratrend TS432U 4-bay RAID Enclosure Review

Posted on July 14, 2014 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Teratrend TS432U 4-bay RAID Enclosure

Unlike most NASes, RAID enclosures have as simple a featureset as possible. They’re designed to give you robust external storage potential, without breaking the bank. It’s been ages since we last took a look at a RAID enclosure, so to break that dry spell, we’re taking Teratrend’s TS432U for a spin. Let’s see how it […]

Are Your Regular CHERRY MX Keycaps Boring? Thermaltake’s ‘METALCAPS’ Can Fix That

Posted on July 10, 2014 4:13 PM by Rob Williams
Tt eSPORTS METALCAPS

Sometimes, the simplest products can be the most intriguing. Such is the case of Thermaltake’s latest Tt eSPORTS addition: METALCAPS. As its name and the title of this post implies, these are metal keycaps designed for CHERRY MX keyboards. In its press release, which is definitely the shortest I’ve ever received from the company, Thermaltake […]

Raptr Shows Us the Top 20 PC Games Played During June

Posted on July 10, 2014 2:59 PM by Rob Williams
Most Played PC Games According to Raptr - June 2014

Back in May, we had a look at the top 20 PC games played during the month of April, as according to Raptr. Now, we’re going to have a look at where things stand as of June, where Raptr says it’s seen a lot of turnover. As I mentioned in the last post, I trust […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator Making a Comeback, New Title Due Next Year

Posted on July 10, 2014 2:29 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Flight Simulator - Las Vegas

Interest might have plummeted after Microsoft’s last proper Flight Simulator release, but it’s a series that goes down as an absolute PC classic. It was a sim that, even if you didn’t play it properly, you could still have a ton of fun with. Personally, I didn’t care to learn exactly what I should have […]

Thecus Rolls-out OS Updates for its Full NAS Lineup

Posted on July 9, 2014 2:07 PM by Rob Williams
Thecus N2560 NAS

If you’re the owner of a Thecus NAS, it’s worth heading on over to the company’s support site to see if an OS upgrade happens to be waiting for you. In a release issued today, the company notes that it’s rolled-out OS updates for its “full NAS lineup”, which is really to say any of […]

Kingston Releases microDuo USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive & Ultra-high Speed microSD Cards

Posted on July 9, 2014 1:44 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston DT microDuo 3 and UHS-I 64GB microSDHC Card

There are a number of things in mobile that can be maddening, but one of the worst for me is a device that lacks storage. Even my powerful EVGA Tegra Note 7 lacks the storage I want, but fortunately, it sports a microSD slot to help make that a non-issue. It’s especially great since a […]

New Zealand ISP Offers Customers Free VPN to Help them Access US & UK Netflix Catalogs

Posted on July 8, 2014 3:56 PM by Rob Williams
Netflix-Image

Living in Canada, I know all-too-well the hassles of trying to watch content online. It could be a YouTube video that’s restricted to the US, or the fact that Netflix’s Canadian selection is appalling compared to its US counterpart. In Canada, we can’t use Spotify, Pandora, or Hulu – anytime I tell that to someone […]

Latest Humble Bundle Gives Us Some 2K Games Goodness On the Cheap

Posted on July 8, 2014 2:41 PM by Rob Williams
Humble 2K Bundle

I have to admit that for the most part, I don’t pay too close of attention to Humble Bundle lately. You could say the service’s intrigue is long gone, since we’re now able to access multiple new bundles each and every week. Every once in a while though, one comes along that just grabs me […]

Exposed Emails Highlight Friendly Relationship Between Comcast Execs and the DOJ

Posted on July 3, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Comcast Logo

Consumers who want an open, fair market have good reason to not want a Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger to happen. Both companies by their lonesome are enormous in both the telecom and mass media realms, so to combine them together would create an enormous monopoly – and when is that ever a good thing? […]

Newegg Becomes Latest Retailer to Begin Accepting Bitcoin

Posted on July 3, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Bitcoin Small Logo

To say that Bitcoin’s year so far has been eventful would be a gross understatement. There’s been some unfortunate events, such as Mt. Gox’s closure and the reveal of the wrong Satoshi Nakamoto, but thankfully, there’s been far more good, such as the growing list of retailers adding Bitcoin as a payment option. The latest retailer […]

SteelSeries Apex Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted on July 3, 2014 1:00 AM by Techgage Staff
SteelSeries APEX Keyboard

The way the gaming keyboard market has been lately, you’d almost have to guess that rubber-domed models simply no longer existed. In fact, we haven’t taken a look at a non-mechanical keyboard in over two-and-a-half years. Believe it or not though, non-mechs still exist, and as SteelSeries’ Apex proves, they can still be very good. […]

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