Latest News Posts

Social
Latest Forum Posts

Tech News

AMD Shelves Mantle As Company Transitions To A DirectX 12 Future

Posted on March 3, 2015 5:15 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Mantle Logo

It was inevitable. Through a blog post on AMD’s website, the company’s Vice President of Visual and Perceptual Computing Raja Koduri has announced that Mantle has entered a transitional period. This follows an industry-wide shift of focus towards DirectX 12 and Next-Generation OpenGL. In effect, AMD has had its say about the…..

McLaren P1 GTR – Wild, Wonderful Wizardry from Woking

Posted on March 3, 2015 3:45 PM by J.D. Kane
2016 McLaren P1 GTR - In Action

Does anybody remember the iconic BMW M1? The M1 was a Lamborghini-designed BMW mid-engined supercar from the late 1970s. It was BMW’s attempt to enter that rarefied marketplace occupied at the time by Ferrari and its 512BB, Maserati’s Bora, and Lamborghini’s own Countach. Sadly, because of various circumstances, the M1 never really…..

Set Your Clock: NVIDIA To Host ‘Made To Game’ Event At 7PM PST Tonight

Posted on March 3, 2015 3:05 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Made To Game Invitation

Whether you’re in San Francisco attending the ongoing Game Developers Conference or sitting at home anywhere else on earth, NVIDIA wants you to check out its ‘Made To Game’ event this evening, which will be kicking-off at 7PM PST (10PM EST) for online folk and 6PM (check-in) for the locals. Why? Because…..

Leaner, Meaner Gen 2 Audi R8 Debuts in Geneva

Posted on March 3, 2015 2:00 PM by J.D. Kane
2016 Audi R9 - Angle

The Audi R8 is, I have to say, one of my favorite supercars. It’s got the perfect size (lots of supercars, even the ones I like a lot, are far too big), handsome styling, and a V10 that at full howl reminds me a lot of Formula 1’s glorious “V10 era.” The fact that it has…..

Epic Makes Its Unreal Engine Free To All, But Requires 5% Royalties On Successful Titles

Posted on March 2, 2015 5:00 PM by Rob Williams
Unreal Engine 4 Logo

It looks like it’s not just going to be the next Unreal Tournament that’ll be free: Epic has just culled the $19/mo subscription fee off of its famed game engine, Unreal Engine 4. “If you love something, set it free.” This is a huge move for Epic. It’s not so much the…..

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition Bows in Geneva

Posted on March 2, 2015 4:00 PM by J.D. Kane
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition

Hot on the heels of announcing the super-hot track-only Vulcan, Aston Martin has followed up with another racing-focused special, the Vantage GT3 Special Edition. Both the Vulcan and the Vantage GT3 Special Edition are making their public debuts at the Geneva Auto Show. The Vantage GT3 Special Edition is a racetrack-optimized version of…..

TG10: NVIDIA & Techgage Team Up To Give You Dying Light!

Posted on March 2, 2015 9:45 AM by Techgage Staff
Dying Light Logo

CONTEST IS NOW OVER. The winners are (in the order that their name was pulled from the hat): Kristian Pribanic papajohnny Alexandar Ivanov David Carl Crenshaw Sean Chou Johnny k0pkaas S1lv3r Dwayne Glode Huge congrats to the winners! If your name is on the list above, I’ll be contacting you via email…..

HTC & Valve Join Forces To Build Ambitious ‘Vive’ VR System

Posted on March 2, 2015 8:40 AM by Rob Williams
HTC Re Vive VR Headset

Thanks to a tease issued by Valve last week, we knew that the company would be showing off something VR-related at this week’s Game Developers Conference – but who would have ever guessed that it’d be teaming up with HTC, of all companies? Called Vive, the joint project sees Valve’s tracking and…..

Aston Martin Vulcan Is Hottest Aston Ever

Posted on February 26, 2015 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Aston Martin Vulcan - Backend

Admit it. You’ve got your biases. I know I have mine, especially when it comes to cars. I’ll admit that my car enthusiast heart goes at maximum revs for Lamborghini, McLaren, and, to a lesser extent, Koenigsegg. Everyone else would just blip my throttle, so to speak. Then I heard about Aston…..

WD My Cloud DL4100 Business NAS Review

Posted on February 26, 2015 8:00 AM by Techgage Staff
WD My Cloud DL4100 Business NAS

We’ve seen WD make a good impact on the NAS market with its My Cloud series over the past couple of years, and now, it aims to continue that impact by breaking into a new segment: business. With its DL2100 and DL4100 NASes, WD claims to bring ease, security, and important functionality…..

Evolve Review: The Evolved Strike Back

Posted on February 25, 2015 6:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Evolve Box Art

There are many different ways a developer can approach a co-op game. Straight-forward FPS? Zombie infestation? Another World War II title? None of this for Turtle Rock Studios. The proof is Evolve, a game that incorporates a brand-new 4v1 formula. Let’s find out if the game’s unique design is its strongsuit, or…..

NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang Issues Apology For GTX 970 Inaccuracies

Posted on February 25, 2015 2:40 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2+

Nearly an entire month after the GeForce GTX 970 memory debacle kicked-off, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has issued an open letter to help close the chapter on these unfortunate events, and also to offer an apology. After reading, I’m left a little uncertain as to whether or not the letter is going…..

You Might Be Surprised By What Your Phone Keeps Track Of

Posted on February 25, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Google Tracking

As I was killing a few minutes at reddit yesterday, I spotted a thread that made an interesting claim: If you’ve ever asked your phone a question – either via Siri, Cortana, or what-have-you – it’s likely been recorded. At this point, I don’t think it’s much of a surprise that our mobile devices record…..

Valve To Unveil Final Steam Controller Design & VR Hardware At GDC

Posted on February 24, 2015 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
MAINGEAR Spark Steam Machine

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for Steam Machines and SteamOS itself to become a big deal, but so far the impact of either on the market has been quite limited. That could soon change, though, as Valve has announced that it will be showing off the final Steam Controller at…..

Mobile GeForce Enthusiasts, Rejoice! NVIDIA Soon To Return Overclocking Capabilities

Posted on February 23, 2015 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Control Panel - Mobile

We reported last week that following the discovery of overclocking being enabled for mobile GeForce GPUs, NVIDIA removed the “feature”. I use quotes there because allowing people to overclock their mobile GeForce GPUs was never meant to be. In fact, it’s something that NVIDIA would outright recommend people not do, on account…..

Bugatti Veyron Bids Adieu – La Finale Sold

Posted on February 23, 2015 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Volkswagen AG announced that the final Bugatti Veyron – a targa-topped Grand Sport – has just been sold to a customer in the Middle East. Called “La Finale,” the 450th Veyron will grace Bugatti’s display at the Geneva Auto Show, which starts next week. While the Veyron is certainly not the prettiest supercar ever…..

Class Actions For Everybody: Lenovo Targeted Following Superfish Debacle

Posted on February 23, 2015 2:45 PM by Greg King
Lenovo Y Series Notebook

It hasn’t been a great week for Lenovo, but who can feel bad for it? Last week, it was discovered that the company has, in recent months, preinstalled a piece of adware called ‘Superfish’ onto many of its shipping PCs. It seemed like a simple ad-injector at first, but it didn’t take long before…..

NVIDIA Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Following GeForce GTX 970 Design Discoveries

Posted on February 23, 2015 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix - Overview

Well… I’m sure that this will come as a surprise to no one. Following the discovery last month that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 doesn’t sport the design we were led to believe it did, Michigan-based Andrew Ostrowski, ‘on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated’, filed a suit against NVIDIA for misleading…..

ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Review

Posted on February 23, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS X99-DELUXE - Top-down

The name “DELUXE” is often used on products that don’t quite deserve it, but when it comes to ASUS’ motherboards, the company makes sure that isn’t the case. Given that, it’s little suprise that the X99-DELUXE does in fact deserve its name, as it doesn’t just offer a slew of features and…..

Steam Rolls Out Disable DLC Feature

Posted on February 19, 2015 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Steam Logo

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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

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…..

< Older Posts

Newer Posts >