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AMD Drops First Radeon Pro Enterprise Driver Of 2017, Bundles It With ReLive Capturing Software

Posted on February 2, 2017 1:20 PM by Rob Williams

As we covered a couple of months ago, AMD gives its professional users a choice between a standard release Radeon Pro driver and an “Enterprise” one – the latter of which is more hardened, if you want to call it that, without bleeding-edge optimizations and with the highest priority given to stability.…..

EVGA Releases New AIO Liquid CPU Coolers: CLC 120 & CLC 280

Posted on February 2, 2017 10:20 AM by Rob Williams
EVGA CLC 280 AIO CPU Cooler

EVGA teased a handful of its upcoming all-in-one liquid CPU coolers at last month’s CES, and now, the first two models have surfaced. These are the CLC 120 and CLC 280. With its 120mm radiator, we’d recommend a cooler like the CLC 120 to those who don’t have a power-hungry chip (any…..

Noctua Offering Free AMD AM4 Mounting Kits To Customers With Proof Of AM4 Motherboard / CPU Purchase

Posted on January 26, 2017 2:12 PM by Rob Williams
Noctua NM-AM4 Mounting Kit

Noctua’s no stranger to helping its customers out when a new major processor architecture hits the market, and with AMD’s upcoming Ryzen, not a thing has changed. The company has just announced that its customers who opt to upgrade to Ryzen will be able to claim a free AM4 mounting kit upgrade…..

Windows 10’s Upcoming ‘Game Mode’ Will Be A Toggle, Not A Forced Feature

Posted on January 17, 2017 12:15 PM by Rob Williams
Steam

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft revealed lots about its upcoming ‘Creators Update’ for Windows 10, and for gamers, there’s an awful lot to look forward to. At the forefront of this update will be ‘Beam’, an overarching tool for all things game recording and streaming. This comes hot on the heels…..

NVIDIA Launches Its Latest SHIELD TV, Pro Model To Become Available Later This Month

Posted on January 16, 2017 3:42 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro

When we talked to NVIDIA a couple of weeks ago at CES, it seemed like its updated SHIELD Android TV device would be launching at some point next month. Well, that notion couldn’t have been more incorrect, as the company has today announced that the device is available for sale right now.…..

Automotive A/V Device Maker Soundstream Loses Seven Units After CES Teardown Robbery

Posted on January 10, 2017 5:53 PM by Rob Williams
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Hot on the heels of us learning that Razer’s booth lost some expensive gear during CES teardown, we hear that automotive A/V device maker Soundstream (subsidiary of Epsilon) suffered the exact same fate. When the company’s representatives showed up Monday morning, one day after CES officially ended, it discovered that its booth had been…..

FBI Arrests First Volkswagen Executive Over Emissions Scandal

Posted on January 9, 2017 1:23 PM by Rob Williams
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2L TDI

Believe it or not, if you choose to lie or stretch truths to the US government about your company’s products, it’s not going to bode well. Former Volkswagen exec Olivier Schmidt is now finding this out the hard way, as he’s just been arrested by the FBI for his role in VW’s…..

What Doesn’t Stay In Vegas: Two Razer Prototypes Stolen During CES Teardown

Posted on January 9, 2017 12:35 PM by Rob Williams
Razer Project Valerie - Open Perspective

For us at Techgage, this year’s CES has proven to be one of the busiest ever, so we’re leaving the gambling and entertainment mecca excited for the year ahead. Some have been hit with worse luck, though, such as Razer, which had not just one, but two of its prototypes stolen by…..

CES 2017: EVGA ICX GPUS, Z270 Motherboards & More

Posted on January 7, 2017 4:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
EVGA QRG Hybrid Cooler Feature

We visited EVGA’s suite at CES 2017 and saw first-hand some of the new water cooling blocks that will be coming in the next few months. Both closed-loop and open-loop blocks were shown, with a variety of quick-release connectors. EVGA will also be releasing CPU blocks, as well as its own GPU…..

CES 2017: Enermax Dust Free 80Plus Platinum PSUs, High-Speed LED Fans & RGB Chassis

Posted on January 6, 2017 11:17 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Enermax Steelwing Mod

Near the GIGABYTE exhibit (more on that later), Enermax was showing off some cool (puns intended) new PSUs and fans, plus some rather enlightening chassis designs packed with LED strips. This time, we also have lots of pictures to share too. There were a total of six recent or brand new power…..

CES 2017 Amped Wireless HELIOS-EX Range Extender and Router

Posted on January 6, 2017 6:00 PM by Greg King
HELIOS EX RE2200T

Last August, Tom took a look at the Amped Wireless ATHENA-EX AC Wi-Fi range extender and walked away from it impressed.  While Amped Wireless is a relative newcomer to the home networking market, their products have been lauded by many in the press.  As CES fever, ahem… amps up, a deluge of…..

CES 2017: HyperX Cloud Revolver S, ALLOY Keyboards and Pulsefire Mice

Posted on January 6, 2017 5:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HyperX Revolver S Gaming Headset with Audio Dongle

Kingston’s HyperX comes out with a product refresh this CES, building on its past successes in the peripheral market targeted at gaming and eSports. There are a handful of new items, plus a new addition to the well-received Cloud series headsets. We’ll start with the two keyboards, the ALLOY FPS and ALLOY…..

CES 2017: Razer’s Multi-Monitor Laptop Concept – Project Valerie

Posted on January 5, 2017 11:10 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Razer Project Valerie - Open Perspective

I’ll be honest, this is cool. There have been times were a single display just isn’t good enough, and hooking up an extra can be a pain. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a laptop with three displays? That’s what Razer thought as well. Queue introduction of Project Valerie! At the heart…..

CES 2017: Intel Experiments With Compute Card – A PC That Fits In Your Wallet

Posted on January 5, 2017 10:05 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel Compute Card Feature Image

CES is a great time to see some novel inventions. Some are cool tech demos, while others can lead into real products. Intel’s Compute Card is something that sits between the two. How would you like a PC that’s slightly thicker than a credit card, that you can carry around in your…..

CES 2017: Corsair New Flagship K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard & SCIMITAR PRO RGB MMO Mouse

Posted on January 5, 2017 5:40 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard Full View

It’s a new year and a new wave of peripherals. Corsair’s been busy updating its venerable line of high-end peripherals. While RGB backlighting remains a hit, it’s the small refinements that makes these keyboards and mice the perfect weapon in your digital life. K95 RGB Platinum Starting with the keyboard, Corsair has…..

CES 2017: NETGEAR Updates ReadyNAS Range With 10GbE & Xeon Processors

Posted on January 5, 2017 4:40 PM by Greg King
NETGEAR ReadyNAS 520

At last night’s Pepcom Digital Experience, NETGEAR was showing off its latest products for 2017 and one line that caught our eye was the refreshed ReadyNAS portfolio.  The new ReadyNAS products bring better performance, five levels of data protection, the incredible NETGEAR ReadyDR backup and recovery utility, updated mobile apps, simple file…..

CES 2017: Netgear Keeping A Mindful Eye On your Younglings With Arlo Baby

Posted on January 5, 2017 4:15 PM by Greg King
Netgear Arlo Baby Monitors

The doors to CES 2017 only opened a few short hours ago and before they did, the inundation of announcements began.  Last night we spent some time with NETGEAR at the Pepcom Digital Experience.  At that show, NETGEAR was showing off an array of new products, many of which were CES Innovation…..

TRENDnet Launches Wireless Powerline Ethernet Kit & USB-C Peripherals At CES 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 2:57 PM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet TPL-430APK Wireless Powerline Adapter

A couple of months ago, I took a look at TRENDnet’s then latest powerline Ethernet kit, TPL-421E2K, and overall, I loved it (despite my apartment’s wiring not being too complementary). So it piqued my interest greatly when I learned that the company has followed-up to that kit at this year’s CES with…..

Intel Refreshes NUCs With New Design, Kaby Lake & Thunderbolt 3

Posted on January 5, 2017 8:15 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel 7th Gen NUC Short

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing bare-bones systems started off with a bit of a slow start, but over the years have not only made themselves a niche, but came to the forefront of Small Form Factor computing. Mini PCs are one of the few growing desktop markets left, and it’s not hard…..

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD TV Update & The SPOT AI Assistant Microphone

Posted on January 5, 2017 2:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro

Following on from our coverage of the GeForce NOW Cloud Streaming service, NVIDIA is releasing a refresh to its SHIELD TV. This goes beyond gaming, streaming and otherwise replacing your smart TV; NVIDIA is also integrating some Artificial Intelligence into the system too. At a basic level, the new SHIELD TV works…..

NVIDIA Announces GeForce NOW Cloud-Based Game Streaming

Posted on January 5, 2017 1:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
GeForce NOW Feature image

Well, this is going to be quite the story to cover. NVIDIA has been busy outside of its typical graphic card launches. Announced at CES 2017, NVIDIA will begin rolling out its own cloud rendering gaming service called GeForce NOW, updating its SHIELD platform to integrate with modern 4K UHD and HDR…..

CES 2017: FOVE To Start Shipping Eye-Tracking VR Headset

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:40 PM by Greg King
FOVE-product-white

Each CES for the past 50 years has had an underlining theme.  With CES 2017 only one day away, my money is on this year’s theme being VR.  Already we’ve seen multiple hardware companies offering a VR experience, either within their own ecosystem or within an established one like Vive or Rift. …..

Logitech’s New G533 Wireless Headset Features Company’s Own Pro-G Drivers, Can Last Up To 15 Hours On Single Charge

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:29 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset

If you’re in the market for a new gaming headset, there is certainly no shortage of them available to choose from. However, if you add wireless to the mix, then that becomes an entirely different story. On one hand, there are a good collection of wireless cans out there, but many of…..

CES 2017 ASUS Zennovation – ZenFone Updates, ZenBooks, Monitors & Pre-Built Systems

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
GX800 1

ASUS has certainly been busy. At its latest presentation as part of the CES event, a new generation of products were announced, covering a wide gamut of display technologies, mobile phones, new laptops, motherboards, mice, keyboards, routers and even a microphone. Note: Press packs were not complete at time of publish, so…..

CES 2017: Day Zero Roundup – The Pre-Show Coverage

Posted on January 4, 2017 1:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Print

It’s that special time of year where journalists and tech enthusiasts descend on Vegas for a non-stop week of everything new and shiny that’s to come out over the next year. It’s a big event, hosted over several hotels and show floors, and pretty much impossible to cover everything – but we’ll…..

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