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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. […]

Orkut, Google’s First Social Network, Is Shutting Down this September

Posted on July 1, 2014 3:37 PM by Rob Williams
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In a move that’s not too surprising, Google’s announced that it’s going to be killing off its Orkut social network. When Google+ first launched, Orkut became immediately redundant, and it seemed inevitable that Google would focus less and less attention there and instead shift that attention to its potential Facebook-killer. When Orkut first launched, the […]

UK Cinemas Latest to Ban Google Glass from Being Worn

Posted on June 30, 2014 4:07 PM by Rob Williams
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When Google released its first Glass units to the public, it didn’t take long before some caveats of wearing a pair in public could be seen. Last March, a self-proclaimed “dive bar” in Seattle preemptively banned the specs from being worn in its establishment, as its owner simply considers Glass to be a potential breach […]

YouTube Slowly Rolling Out 60 FPS Video Support & ‘Fan Funding’ Tipping Mechanic

Posted on June 27, 2014 4:50 PM by Rob Williams
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A couple of big changes are coming to YouTube, benefiting both regular viewers and content creators. At the forefront, support for 60 FPS video is soon to be added, which will be highly appreciated by anyone watching gaming-related videos on the service. Normal videos generally run at 24 or 30 FPS, which is completely suitable. But […]

Amazon’s Giving Away $100 Worth of Android Apps – But You Have to Act Fast

Posted on June 27, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
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Amazon has just kicked-off a promotion that all Android users will want to pay attention to. Until Saturday night, over $100 worth of paid apps are being given away for free, 31 titles in total. If there’s a caveat, it’s that all of the apps must be downloaded through Amazon’s Marketplace for Android app. Tying […]

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Multi-purpose Media Reader Review

Posted on June 27, 2014 2:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Press Shot

There are mobile media readers, and then there’s Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless G2. When not serving files over Wi-Fi, it can accept a wired LAN connection to become a travel router, and it can also use its huge battery to help charge your mobile phone while you’re on-the-go. Who doesn’t love a device that can act […]

GIGABYTE’s BRIX Gaming mini-PC Packs in an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

Posted on June 26, 2014 5:33 PM by Rob Williams
GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming PC

GIGABYTE’s BRIX series of mini-PCs have always had the goal of delivering great performance in a small package, but the latest “BRIX Gaming” model helps take things to the next level. As you can see, the BRIX Gaming PC has green accents, and not surprisingly, that’s because there’s an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card under-the-hood. A […]

Apple Updates iPod touch: Price Drop, iSight Addition, And Promise of iOS 8 Upgradability

Posted on June 26, 2014 4:03 PM by Rob Williams
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Over the past year, there’s been a number of rumors surrounding the future of the iPod. It began to seem likely that Apple would simply give up on the brand, given that its iPhone and other product families are far more popular. Well, it seems that the death of the iPod isn’t ready to come […]

Google to Soon Release Updated Mobile Gmail App and Developer API

Posted on June 25, 2014 3:29 PM by Rob Williams
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At its ongoing I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced that some updates to Gmail were coming. At the forefront, and most notable to end-users, is that the mobile interface will be overhauled. I personally never found the old Gmail interface to be that unattractive, but when compared to the updated look, it does begin […]

WD’s My Book Duo Comes in 4~8TB Flavors, Bundles Security and Data Protection Software

Posted on June 24, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
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WD’s My Book external hard drive has a couple of simple goals: Give users convenient, quick access to out-of-PC storage, and give them the required tools to keep their data safe. Well, while My Book is a great product, one thing that has no doubt kept some away is the fact that it’s only come […]

Prep Those Wallets: Steam’s Summer Sale has Launched

Posted on June 19, 2014 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
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Right on schedule, Valve has just launched its famous Steam Summer Sale, which runs straight through to the end of the month. Like the last big sale, Valve’s implemented an interesting mechanic here worth paying attention to – and let me just say, if you’ve been hoarding cards to craft for this contest, you won’t be […]

Fusion-io to be Acquired by SanDisk for $1.1 Billion Cash

Posted on June 17, 2014 3:41 PM by Robert Tanner
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In a deal that makes the lottery jackpot look like mere pocket change, SanDisk has announced its intent to buy Fusion-io for $1.1 billion in pure cash. Fusion-io was founded in 2006, and in 2007 with the launch of the ioDrive it became one of the first companies to lead the charge into enterprise-grade PCI […]

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked 2GB Graphics Card Review

Posted on June 17, 2014 1:00 AM by Techgage Staff
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked

On the lookout for a gaming GPU at around the $250 mark? Need it to handle games at 1080p in great detail or 1440p at good detail? EVGA has a solution for both of those needs. It comes to us in the form of the GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked – complete with ACX cooler. Read […]

Having Completed Portal on the NVIDIA SHIELD, Here Are Some Thoughts

Posted on June 16, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
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When NVIDIA brought Valve’s Portal to its SHIELD portable last month, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist the pull of completing the game for the third or fourth time. After all, this would be the first time I’d be able to enjoy the game while mobile, or with sheer convenience right before I […]

Comcast to Start Its Own YouTube Competitor

Posted on June 16, 2014 8:10 AM by Tom Roeder
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This cable company has been in the news a lot lately – from its shakedown of Netflix, to its attempt at monopolizing the market by wanting to absorb Time Warner Cable.  Now Comcast is making its intentions clear of wanting to start its very own YouTube competitor. The senior vice president of video Matt Strauss confirmed that Comcast will […]

First Impressions of Civilization V on Linux

Posted on June 13, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
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Ever since Valve released Steam for Linux, I had been hoping that Sid Meier’s Civilization V would come to the platform. In truth, I didn’t actually expect it to happen – not even after Beyond Earth was announced for Linux. As the game was announced for the OS earlier this week, though, this is one […]

Ahead of the Steam Summer Sale, We Recommend You Grab the Enhanced Steam Browser Plugin

Posted on June 12, 2014 11:46 AM by Rob Williams
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As popular as the Enhanced Steam browser plugin is, I don’t think it’s popular enough. Simply put: If you use Steam, you should be using Enhanced Steam. It includes a number of features that I feel Steam itself should have built-in, and now, when I log into Steam with a different browser, it feels a […]

ROCCAT Helps Solve Some PC Gamer Couch Drawbacks with Sova “Lapboard”

Posted on June 11, 2014 11:00 AM by Ryan Perry
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There are four pieces to the puzzle that is livingroom gaming. A computer, a television, a comfy place to park your backside, and something to control your on-screen alter ego. Up until now, the last piece of this puzzle, the peripherals, has proven to be cumbersome for many of us who don’t want to use […]

Giveaway: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up to Give Away Copies of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Posted on June 11, 2014 10:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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NOTE: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. After drawing some names out of our digital hat, the winners are: Allen Syl Ariel C Eric F flashlightbuff Jordan Walsh Kumar Singh Morton Ribak Nanang Sugiarto Ray Yataghene Shawn Stover Huge congrats to those ten, and thanks a lot to those who entered. If you didn’t win, don’t fret: […]

Tesla Open to Sharing Tech with Rivals

Posted on June 11, 2014 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
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Tesla Motors’ CEO, Elon Musk, spoke at the UK launch of the Model S about his plans to boost adoption rates of electric-powered vehicles. Specifically, he hinted that he is willing to share his cars’ Supercharging system with rival electric auto makers. Doing so might also entail giving other auto makers access to some of […]

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