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ASUS Strix Edition GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card Review

Posted on January 22, 2015 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix - Angled

NVIDIA’s much-anticipated mid-range 900 series card is here. It’s called the GeForce GTX 960 (no need to act surprised) and it brings a couple of surprises. As NVIDIA’s “sweet spot” GPU, the GTX 960 is designed to be an affordable option that lasts the long haul, so let’s see what the green…..

For Gamers On A Budget: COUGAR’s 200K Gaming Keyboard

Posted on January 21, 2015 10:30 AM by J.D. Kane
COUGAR 200K Keyboard

Let’s face a fundamental truth here: Gaming gear is often expensive. Whether it’s that outrageously styled chassis, or that all-singing-and-dancing mouse with all the bells, whistles, and air horns, being a hardcore gamer would probably make your wallet wail like a banshee. Thank goodness, though, that there is still gamers’ gear available…..

Facebook Adds Report Option To Flag Stories As Hoaxes Or Inaccurate

Posted on January 21, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Facebook Hoax Reporting

Where social media is concerned, I have an almost innumerable number of pet peeves, but some do stand out more than the others. Such as people sharing misinformation that should raise red flags right away, as well as the sharing of hoaxes. Well, it seems that Facebook itself doesn’t care too much about…..

CHERRY On Top? A Review Of CHERRY’s MX-Board 3.0 Professional Keyboard

Posted on January 20, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
CHERRY MX-Board 3 - Angled

CHERRY is famous for providing the most popular mechanical keyboard switches around, but did you know the company also manufactures its own line of mice and keyboards? In our lab is the company’s MX-Board 3.0, equipped with MX Brown switches. Let’s find out how interesting – or uninteresting – this plank is.…..

Severe Steam For Linux Bug Can Wipe Your Entire Home Folder

Posted on January 16, 2015 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
Steam for Linux

It appears that given the proper circumstance, Steam’s Linux client could wipe out a person’s entire home folder. At this point, it doesn’t appear that Valve has acknowledged that the bug exists, but it is looking into it. Talk of the bug began over at Github, where user keyvin noted that they…..

New Booking.com App Wants To Become The Uber Of Finding Impromptu Hotels

Posted on January 16, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Booking Now Apple App

On account of the fact that “Uber” is a thing, I guess we need to start calling anything that follows a similar service mechanism “Uber-esque”. So, we’ll do just that with Booking Now, a brand-new Apple App Store app that appeals to those who fail to plan prior to passage. Website Booking.com…..

Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014) Tablet Review

Posted on January 16, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Amazon Fire HD 7 2014 Tablet

It’s hard to ignore the value proposition Amazon gives us when it comes to affordable tablets. Its Fire HD series has some notable caveats, but its hardware is often good for the price. And, for those invested in Amazon’s ecosystem, there’s no better fine-tuned option. With that, let’s check out what the…..

Adobe Finally Brings Lightroom Mobile To Android

Posted on January 15, 2015 3:45 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Lightroom for Android

Given the mobile releases we’ve seen from Adobe these past few years, it’s felt like the company hasn’t cared too much about Android at all. This past October, I took an in-depth look at the mobile apps that came with Creative Cloud’s latest major update – not a single one of them were being made…..

GoPro HERO4 To Gain HD Live-streaming Capability Thanks To Vislink Partnership

Posted on January 15, 2015 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
GoPro HERO4

Since its release late last year, GoPro’s HERO4 camera has had a great reception – and it’s not much of a surprise. Who doesn’t like the sound of 4K @ 30 FPS? Or 1440p @ 80? Well, soon, there will be another reason to get excited about the HERO4: live-streaming. In case…..

NVIDIA Will Be Bringing Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ To Its Tegra 4 Devices – At Some Point

Posted on January 15, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA_Project_Shield

Back in November, just ten days after the release of Google’s ‘Lollipop’ Android OS, NVIDIA announced that it’d be bringing the OS to its high-end SHIELD Tablet a week later. For a company that has just a couple of its own mobile devices, that’s rather ambitious, but without a hitch, it came…..

NZXT Joins The In-home PC Game Streaming Revolution With ‘DOKO’

Posted on January 14, 2015 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
NZXT DOKO PC Game Streamer

As we made clear last week, CES can bring an overwhelming number of product announcements, and while that’s sometimes rough as a consumer, it’s even worse for companies trying to stand out. It’s for that reason that some companies decide to wait until after CES to announce a certain product, and that’s…..

Upcoming Google Translate App Update Adds On-the-fly Translations Of Conversations & Signs

Posted on January 14, 2015 1:22 PM by Rob Williams
Google Translate App Logo

I have long been impressed with Google’s Translate app for its ease and overall usefulness, but at the next update, things are going to be taken a step further – some have even compared it to “Star Trek“-like technology. One of the long-term goals of Google’s Translate service has to be to…..

The Gaming Mouse That Has It All: COUGAR 700M Review

Posted on January 14, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
cougar_700m_logo

Mice – there is never a shortage of options in the gaming market. They range from $10, to well over $100 – some are a tremendous value, some are not. COUGAR is no stranger to this market and have put its best foot forward with the 700M Gaming Mouse. How did it…..

Google Not Patching Bug Hitting 60% Of Android Smartphones

Posted on January 13, 2015 12:30 PM by Brett Thomas
Lock Icon: Android

In what can be called some of the most common and boring news in the tech world for most people to read, a new bug has been discovered in one of the world’s most commonly used OSes.  For once, Microsoft is off the hook – the bug is actually a flaw in…..

Overclocker Shamo Hits Record DDR4-4255 Speeds With G.SKILL’s Ripjaws 4 Series

Posted on January 13, 2015 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
GSKILL DDR4-4255 Overclock

G.SKILL has sent word that overclocker Shamo has managed to set a new record with one of its 4GB DDR4-based Ripjaw 4 modules. Also part of the test platform was Intel’s eight-core 5960X processor and ASUS’ Rampage V Extreme motherboard. Sticking to just one DIMM, Shamo was able to hit a staggering…..

Honda’s NSX Is Back: Now SeXier Than Ever

Posted on January 13, 2015 9:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Acura NSX (2016)

2015 is fixing to be a huge year for Honda. First the company is returning to Formula 1 as engine supplier to its old partner, Team McLaren. Back in the late 1980s, the McLaren-Honda alliance dominated F1, winning forty-four Grands Prix and four Constructors’ and four Drivers’ World Championships from 1988-1992. In…..

Ford’s New GT Bows at Detroit Auto Show

Posted on January 12, 2015 4:45 PM by J.D. Kane
All-New Ford GT

The USA isn’t really known as one of the world’s cradles for supercars. People think of Italy, Germany, the UK, even Sweden, as countries that produce legit hyper-performance cars. Well, Ford wants to shift people’s thinking. The Dearborn company introduced its new GT at the Detroit Auto Show. The new GT is an…..

Techgage’s Best Of CES 2015

Posted on January 12, 2015 11:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Techgage's Best of CES 2015 Award

2015’s CES is over, but before we wrap-up our coverage, we want to hand out some virtual awards to the products that stood out to us the most. After spending the weekend mulling the contestants, we’ve come up with 11 that we feel fit the bill as being the best of show.…..

Updated P380 Chassis Is Highlight Of Antec’s CES 2015 Antics

Posted on January 9, 2015 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Antec P380 Full-Tower Chassis

Antec’s presence at CES 2015 may be, in this writer’s opinion, a bit muted than most, but the company does have a few things to show and talk about at this year’s show. It showed off a few chassis, including the P70 for entry-level users, the compact P50 for mATX and smaller systems, and…..

Mad Catz’s TRITTON Swarm Headset, L.Y.N.X. 9 Gamepad, R.A.T. ProX Mouse Bow at CES 2015

Posted on January 8, 2015 5:45 PM by J.D. Kane
Mad Catz LYNX 9 Mobile Wireless Gamepad

They say good things tend to happen in threes, and we’ve seen this at CES this year. ASUS announced not just one, but two trios of new gaming-oriented products. Thermaltake did, as well. Well, add the good folks at Mad Catz to the list of companies introducing new gear in a group…..

TRENDnet’s TEW-828DRU Router Packs Dual 802.11ac Radios Under Its Hood

Posted on January 8, 2015 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet TEW-828DRU Router

It’s not often that I feel compelled to call a mere router a “monster”, but I think it’s an apt description of TRENDnet’s just-announced “AC3200 Tri Band”. In fact, this router is more like a three-in-one, with two separate AC 1300Mbps radios placed alongside an N 600Mbps one. “AC3200″ = 1300Mbps +…..

Mushkin Introduces New Striker SSDs At CES 2015

Posted on January 8, 2015 3:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Mushkin Striker SSD

Mushkin has been no stranger to SSDs since the introduction of the Callisto way back in 2010, and once again it looks to be updating its product portfolio. Gone are the days of 2nd Gen SandForce; instead, Mushkin is adopting the new Phison S10 controller. The Phison S10 is a quad-core, 8-channel…..

Intel Debuts Small But Capable TV-bound ‘Compute Stick’ Quad-core PC

Posted on January 8, 2015 2:00 PM by Brett Thomas
Intel Compute Stick

For fans of low-power or small form-factor PCs, the world just became a more awesome place.  At CES this week, Intel showed off its new “Compute Stick” line of computers – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, powerful enough to run a real OS. Intel’s new device is not…..

CoolChip Shows Off Its Ultra Low-profile Kinetic CPU Cooler At CES

Posted on January 8, 2015 12:00 PM by Ryan Perry
CoolChip Kinetic CPU Cooler

If you think that PC air cooling is an antiquated, inefficient method of keeping temperatures down, you might want to listen to what US-based CoolChip Technologies has in store for the cooling market. At CES, it is showcasing a prototype of its 1U cooler that uses “Kinetic Cooling Technology”. The cooler has…..

Crucial Teases Upcoming MX200 and BX100 SSDs

Posted on January 7, 2015 6:30 PM by Robert Tanner
Crucial MX200 SSDs

Just about everyone is announcing new SSDs at CES 2015 and Crucial is no exception with two new product families expected to reach the market later this quarter. First up is the MX200, which just so happens to be the consumer variant of the Micron M600 that debuted last September. Like the…..

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