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Steam Rolls Out Disable DLC Feature

Posted on February 19, 2015 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
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Ever played a game on Steam where you’ve had a DLC package change the game for the worse? For one reason or another, these situations have arisen and due to the way Steam handles game installations, there was no way to roll back a DLC installation if you ever decided to play…..

Cooler Master NotePal ERGOSTAND III Review

Posted on February 19, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master ERGOSTAND III - Stock Shot

Notebook running hot? Need height-adjustment and cord management? How about additional USB ports? Answering “yes” to any of those questions should lead you to take a look at Cooler Master’s ERGOSTAND III, a notebook cooler that, as we find out, is a lot more than just a notebook cooler. (Click to go…..

NVIDIA’s GRID Game-streaming Service Inches Towards Its 40th Title

Posted on February 17, 2015 1:45 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GRID - Pushing 40

When NVIDIA made its GRID game-streaming service official in November, it had launched with 20 games. A month later, that count jumped to 28. And now? By March 3rd, GRID will be sitting pretty with 40 titles. Today, the 38th becomes Saints Row IV. Next week, and number 39, will be Alan…..

ASUS’ UX305 Ultrabook Hits US Shores For $699, Boasts Intel Core M Processor & 256GB SSD

Posted on February 16, 2015 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS UX305 Ultrabook - Open

A couple of weeks ago, we covered Dell’s latest XPS 13, which I said “could be the best looking Ultrabook ever”. With ASUS’ ZenBook UX305 now being made available in the US, though, Dell has gained some serious competition. As is common of any notebook vendor, ASUS is going to be offering a…..

League of Legends Tops Raptr’s Most-Played List For Tenth Month In A Row

Posted on February 16, 2015 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
Raptr January Most-Played List

The last time we took a look at Raptr’s “most-played” leaderboards, it was hot and bright outside in eastern Canada, and as I’m craving some summer right about now, let’s indulge in some nostalgia. Despite the fact that League of Legends ranked first the last time we checked out the leaderboards, I…..

NVIDIA Catches Flack For ‘Removing’ Overclocking Capabilities On Mobile GPUs

Posted on February 16, 2015 1:30 PM by Rob Williams

It hasn’t even been a month since NVIDIA’s had to deal with some backlash regarding its GeForce GTX 970, and already we’re dealing with another controversy. This time, it involves NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs, and the fact that a recent driver disabled the ability to overclock them. I was out-of-town when this news…..

Meet The CHERRY JD-0400EU-2: A CHERRY NON-Mechanical Keyboard (!)

Posted on February 16, 2015 12:00 PM by J.D. Kane

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, life throws you a curve ball, and you’re left unsure about what you’re looking at. CHERRY, maker of the world’s most popular mechanical keyboard switches, sent your humble scribe a couple of packages recently. The contents of one package will be the subject of an…..

Dying Light Review: Because The Night Isn’t Just For The Living Anymore

Posted on February 16, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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Are you afraid of the dark? How about if you’re in the midst of a zombie outbreak? This is the recipe behind Techland’s new zombie survival game, Dying Light. Will this be a shining beacon in Techland’s turbulent zombie history or are we just insane to think it’s done better? (Click to…..

On Sequels (and Hollywood Twists!) – A Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review

Posted on February 13, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

Sequels… they’re either blockbusters (The Empire Strikes Back) better than the original or busts (Caddyshack II) that should have never seen the light of day. In the world of PC peripherals, it’s rare when we see a direct follow-up to a product. Kingston, though, bucks the trend with its new HyperX Cloud…..

As It Happens, Memory Speed Still Doesn’t Matter Much

Posted on February 9, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
DDR4 Memory - AnandTech

Since Techgage’s launch in early 2005, we’ve reviewed over 45 kits of memory. It might surprise you, then, to learn that the last of those was published seven years ago – almost to the day. Why? Because at some point, I was hit with the realization that “memory is memory”. What’s important…..

ASUS Republic of Gamers G20 Gaming PC Review

Posted on February 9, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS Republic of Gamers G20 Desktop - Setup

There’s no shortage of small PCs in the market, but it could be argued that there is a shortage of small PCs that look awesome. If that’s the measurement, ASUS has hit the ball out of the park with its ROG G20. Not only does this PC have what it takes to…..

RadioShack Goes Bankrupt, But Its Name Will Live On

Posted on February 6, 2015 9:15 AM by Rob Williams
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It was inevitable: RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. The move came after the company reached an agreement with hedge fund Standard General to offload upwards of 2,400 stores, and it marks the end of an era for an American business that launched in 1921. Given the financial turmoil RadioShack dealt with for…..

Synology DiskStation BeyondCloud Preconfigured NAS Review

Posted on February 6, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Synology DiskStation BeyondCloud Preconfigured NAS

Pre-built NAS appliances might be easier to set up and use than a DIY server, but could they be even easier? Synology seems to think so. Its just-released BeyondCloud NASes come preconfigured with hard drives and provide a straightforward setup process. That’s right – your excuses for not owning a NAS just…..

Automotive Striptease: McLaren Video Offers Hints of Its 675LT Supercar

Posted on February 5, 2015 12:15 PM by J.D. Kane
McLAREN 675LT Teaser

Yesterday, we told you that Ferrari was set to debut its 488 GTB twin-turbo supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Today, Ferrari’s greatest rival in Formula 1, and now a growing threat in the supercar market as well, McLaren, has teased its newest supercar, the 675LT, in a short video.…..

Purdue University Becomes Home To First Amazon Store

Posted on February 5, 2015 10:45 AM by Rob Williams
Amazon Purdue Store

It’s no secret that Amazon has been mulling the idea of launching its own retail stores for quite some time, but I’m sure few would have guessed that its first one would be found at a university campus. That lucky campus is Purdue University’s, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. To call this…..

Tt eSPORTS’ POSEIDON Z Forged Brings Sleekness To A Gaming Keyboard

Posted on February 5, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Forged Gaming Keyboard - Angled

When I first caught a glimpse of the press release for Tt eSPORTS’ POSEIDON Z Forged gaming mech, I figured it’d look just like the original POSEIDON Z, but with an aluminum chassis. Well, I was half-right. With its all-aluminum body, Tt eSPORTS’ POSEIDON Z Forged looks similar to Corsair’s Vengeance series,…..

ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

Posted on February 5, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff

With its Ryos TKL Pro, ROCCAT aims to give gamers a feature-packed keyboard that gives them the ultimate gaming experience. We’ve heard that before, but most gaming keyboards don’t pack in the sheer number of features that this has. Unless you’re a gamer who needs a numpad, this keyboard is worth checking…..

Ferrari Announces Gorgeous Turbocharged 488 GTB

Posted on February 4, 2015 3:15 PM by J.D. Kane
Ferrari 488 GTB

I used to be a hardcore Ferrari fan. Perhaps not as hardcore as I’ve always been with Lamborghini (the Countach is my eternal supercar first love), but more than a few of Maranello’s cars occupy my personal list of favorite supercars. Well, Ferrari’s newest, the twin-turbocharged 488 GTB, has just been revealed…..

This Is Huge: FCC’s Tom Wheeler Proposes Title II Classification To Ensure An Open Internet

Posted on February 4, 2015 1:45 PM by Greg King
FCC's Tom Wheeler

What a nice mid-week surprise! FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired to tell us about a new proposal that would make net neutrality a reality: Classifying it as a Title II utility. Make no mistake, this is the big one – the move that will help us preserve our open Internet.…..

Kingston’s DataTraveler 4000 G2 Offers High Security, Great Performance

Posted on February 4, 2015 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Kingston DataTraveler DT4000 G2

When securing portable data is essential, so too is using a drive that treats its stored bits as some of the most important on earth. We can use Kingston’s just-announced DataTraveler 4000 G2 as an example. Kingston has long offered encrypted flash drives, and each new release seems to be more secure…..

Synology’s Surveillance Station 7.0 Features Brand-new Design, Improved Camera Integration

Posted on February 4, 2015 9:00 AM by Greg King
Synology Surveillance Station 7

Last month, the overriding theme of CES was the “Internet of Things.” The focus on this was so great that Samsung’s CEO, BK Yoon, crafted his entire keynote around the idea of the connected world. A good example of the idea of the connected world is home automation. As more and more…..

EVGA’s GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N Edition Has Arrived, Claims To Bring ‘Overclocking Perfection’

Posted on February 3, 2015 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 KINGPIN Edition

EVGA’s Classified graphics cards are some of the most desirable out there, but when overclocking champion K|NGP|N puts his name on one, you can bet that it’s something special. It’s for that reason that this particular GeForce GTX 980 has been hyped over the past few months, and now that it’s here,…..

Razer’s Blade Notebook Refreshed To Include Latest Intel & NVIDIA Processors, Double The RAM

Posted on February 3, 2015 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
Razer Blade Notebook - Early 2015

If you’ve been holding out on picking up one of Razer’s sleek Blade notebooks because an update seemed imminent, well, your wait is over. Today, the company has announced that it’s pushed some substantial updates to its thin 14-inch gaming notebook, with a fifth-gen Intel Core processor making an introduction, as well…..

Believe It Or Not, Amazon Prime Could Spur You To Spend More Money

Posted on February 3, 2015 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Prime

When browsing the Web late last week, I crossed the path of a headline that made me laugh out loud. “Amazon Prime Membership Should Come With a Warning“. At that point, I felt like it’d be a good idea to take the ORLY owl out of retirement, because I think that suggestion…..

ASUSTOR NASes Gain Support For Kodi Media Player

Posted on February 3, 2015 10:00 AM by Greg King

Towards the end of last year, the XBMC team released their latest build, codenamed Helix. With v14, we got a new brand name and logo as well. One of the biggest draws for the application, outside of its supreme usability, is that is supports so many different hardware platforms. Have an old…..

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