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Finally! GOG.com Finally Adds Linux Game Support, Finally

Posted on July 24, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
GOG Logo

Well… it’s about damn time. One of the most-requested features that GOG fans have had for its developers was Linux support, and after going so long without it, I was starting to think it’d never happen. But, here it is. Apparently, GOG’s kept no secret about its forthcoming Linux support; I just happened to not […]

Latest Steam Beta Introduces First Steam Music Desktop Interface

Posted on July 24, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Steam Music

With the latest beta build of Steam, Valve has introduced the first version of its Steam Music desktop client. Just as it sounds, this is Valve’s take on the music player, allowing users to scan their PCs for content, and then listen to it from right inside of Steam. While the music library can’t be […]

World of Warcraft Remains #1 Revenue-generating MMO, Topping $1B Annually

Posted on July 24, 2014 9:26 AM by Rob Williams
World of Warcraft - Mists of Pandoria

I’m sure this comes as a surprise to no one, but Blizzard’s World of Warcraft remains the world’s biggest MMO in terms of revenue. While subscription numbers for the game have declined in recent years, Blizzard still enjoys over 7 million subscribers, and with the recent addition of an in-game store, there’s little doubt that […]

ASUS Z97I-PLUS mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Posted on July 24, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS Z97I-PLUS

“Big things come in small packages” might be cliche, but it applies well to mini-ITX motherboards – especially those like ASUS’ Z97I-PLUS. Featuring 802.11ac wireless, an M.2 slot, a common-sense design, and a fantastic software package, this is one board well worth considering for that next ITX build. Of all the different types of motherboards […]

ASUS’ RT-AC87 Becomes First Wave 2 802.11ac Router- And it’s a Beast

Posted on July 23, 2014 6:19 PM by Greg King
ASUS RT-AC87 Router

ASUS has a great reputation on the router front, and its latest model, RT-AC87, is sure to turn some heads. Utilizing Quantenna’s 4×4 MU-MIMO (multiple user, multiple input multiple output) chipset, the RT-AC87 is being marketed as the fasted 5 GHz router available for purchase. Going beyond speed, the router promises to provide increased range as […]

Got $120,000 Kicking Around? Samsung’s Curved 105-inch 4K TV Has Your Name On It

Posted on July 23, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Samsung 105-inch 4K Television

I don’t own a TV, and to be honest, I don’t think I need a TV. But recently, I have felt a bit of a bug… perhaps I do want a TV. Movies I’ll never watch would look so good, as would the sports games coming across my non-existent cable subscription. Today, I think Samsung has […]

More on Today’s SHIELD Announcements: Portable Software Update & Trailers

Posted on July 22, 2014 3:23 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet - Exploded View

After our in-depth coverage of NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet and Controller went live today, the company released a bunch of new information (and trailers) that warrant a follow-up (you guessed it – this is that follow-up!). Right at the top, though, here’s a trio of trailers that aim to get you hyped up about NVIDIA’s new […]

Levi’s Stadium is NFL’s Most Hi-Tech Stadium

Posted on July 22, 2014 11:30 AM by J.D. Kane
San Francisco 49ers Logo

Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ new home, just had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 17, 2014. It is the NFL’s newest stadium, and, as befits its location in one of the most vibrant parts of Silicon Valley, it is also one of the most high-tech. For starters, the stadium is one gigantic WiFi hotspot. […]

Want to Renew a Domain for 400% of its Value? Domain Registry of Canada Can Help

Posted on July 22, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Scam - Domain Registry of Canada

To most who have access to it, the Internet is an invaluable tool – a realization that heightens whenever it disappears due to a power outage or something of the sort. But while the Internet brings a lot of good to the world, it also brings its fair share of bad – and really, there’s […]

Tegra K1 Gaming is Near: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet & Controller Preview

Posted on July 22, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller

I made a prediction a couple of months ago that the next SHIELD release we’d see would be an upgrade to the original – but with a dose of Tegra K1. As it turns out, I was wrong. However, like the SHIELD portable, NVIDIA’s just-announced SHIELD Tablet and Controller are two products that portable gaming […]

At 960GB, Kingston’s New SSDNow V310 Becomes Company’s Largest SSD

Posted on July 21, 2014 3:31 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston SSDNow V310 960GB SSD

Kingston’s SSDNow series has long been a popular choice for those looking for a great bang-for-the-buck SSD, and so it’s not a series we’d expect to see a landmark model released in. But at 960GB, the V310 is certainly that. Utilizing Phison’s 3108 controller, the V310 can peak at 450MB/s read and write when benchmarked […]

Google to Drop ‘Free’ Label from Games with In-app Purchases Later this Year

Posted on July 21, 2014 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Google Play Store Logo

It’s not often that the EU forces a change in technology that doesn’t make me want to pull my hair out, but its deserves some props for its latest accomplishment. Where mobile gaming is concerned, I’d have to say that my number one gripe are “Free” apps that are not free at all. You know the […]

Seagate Reveals that it’s Shipping 8TB Hard Drive Samples to Customers

Posted on July 21, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB

When 4TB hard drives first hit the scene, I remember thinking about the future of mechanical storage, and whether or not we’d actually see 6TB or more in a single drive. After all, the fact that we have 4TB in a single drive is a technological feat, and solutions absolutely had to be discovered to […]

Bit by Bit: Dell Becomes Largest Etailer to Accept Bitcoin

Posted on July 21, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Dell Company Logo

Earlier this month, we reported that etail giant Newegg had added its name to the ever-growing list of vendors that accept Bitcoin. In the month or so prior to that, we saw other notable companies opt-in as well, including Overstock.com, DISH, and 1-800-Flowers. Despite that post having only been published a couple of weeks ago, […]

WD Introduces 6TB Green and Red Hard Drives, Red Pro Series for Large Deployments

Posted on July 21, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
WD Red 6TB

Last November, HGST impressed the world with the release of its biggest hard drive to date, the 6TB Ultrastar. The upside of such a drive is obvious: It’s 6,000 gigabytes. Also obvious though is a downside of that particular drive: Its $600 price tag. Suffice to say, this model is not destined for home PCs. In the months […]

Ice-cold Temperature Killa: Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 GPU Cooler Review

Posted on July 21, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 GPU Cooler

There’s no question about it: AIO water cooling solutions are here to stay. They’ve been around for CPUs; but what about GPUs? Arctic has that base covered, and it sent us its Accelero Hybrid II-120 with the unspoken promise that it is superior to any stock cooling solution. But just how good is it? Let’s […]

NVIDIA’s ‘Ultimate Quest’ Could Be the Most Interactive Competition You’ve Ever Entered

Posted on July 18, 2014 1:46 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA's Ultimate Quest Competition

We receive notifications for contests all of the time here at Techgage, but it’s a rare day when one convinces me to write about it. With NVIDIA’s just-launched Ultimate Quest, I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to write about a competition that was more deserving. It’s clear that NVIDIA put a lot of time […]

ASUS Releases its Third Z97 RoG Motherboard: Maximus VII Formula

Posted on July 18, 2014 1:15 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Maximus VII Formula Motherboard

ASUS has today announced a motherboard so fresh, it’s not even listed on the company’s website yet. It’s called the Maximus VII Formula, and based on that name alone, you probably know that it falls under the Republic of Gamers line. This isn’t a board that “just” targets gamers, though; it has a number of […]

Coming in 2017: Tesla’s Model III

Posted on July 18, 2014 8:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Tesla Motors Logo

Tesla Motors, perhaps the world’s most notorious and accomplished all-electric vehicle manufacturer, announced plans to expand its model range. The Model III will be coming in 2017. According to the company’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, the Model III will be priced at a relatively affordable $35,000. This is roughly half the price of the […]

Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital SE Multi-display Adapter Review

Posted on July 18, 2014 3:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital SE Promo

Using 3 or more displays on a single desktop PC is a breeze nowadays, thanks to the efforts of the three main GPU vendors. The situation is different on the mobile side, however, and that’s where Matrox, with its TripleHead2Go series comes into play. For this article, we’re taking a look at one of the […]

ESPN to Broadcast The International Preview Show on ESPN 2, Championships on ESPN 3

Posted on July 17, 2014 5:51 PM by Rob Williams
Dota 2 - The International 4

In case you’ve been too busy scouring the plains in the quest for finding phat loot, I’m here to tell you that eSports has become a big thing. To get proof of that, look no further than The International, Valve’s annual competition revolving around Dota 2. Thanks hugely to the fact that the game is […]

Corsair’s Voyager GTX is Proper ‘Super Speed’, Boasts Performance of Up to 450MB/s

Posted on July 17, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Corsair Voyager GTX USB 3 Flash Drive

Corsair has just announced that its Voyager GTX flash drive – its fastest to date – has just been released. We’re talking a small little drive that can achieve read speeds of 450MB/s and write speeds of 350MB/s, and supports SSD’s TRIM feature. Of course, speed like this won’t come too cheap, but given we’re […]

UK Researchers Create the ‘World’s Darkness Material’: Vantablack

Posted on July 16, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Vantablack

The next time you put on a piece of pitch-black clothing, or you wind up stranded in the dead of night, you should realize one thing: What you’re looking at isn’t that black. To some, orange might be the new black, but for the scientists at UK’s Surrey Nanosystems, the rights have been earned to call […]

KDE 5 is Here: Introducing a Cleaner Frontend & An Overhauled Backend

Posted on July 16, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
KDE Logo

A mere two weeks after it gave us a stable version of Frameworks 5, the KDE development team has gone ahead and finalized its KDE 5 rollout with the release of the Plasma 5 desktop environment. Since this is a landmark release for KDE, I feel compelled to tip my hat to the last one […]

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB Graphics Card Review

Posted on July 16, 2014 3:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X

When we took a look at EVGA’s GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked a couple of weeks ago, we lacked the ideal card to compare it to. With Sapphire’s Radeon R9 280 Dual-X in the house, retailing for just $10 shy of EVGA’s, we’ve managed to remedy that problem. So, let’s dive in, and see how both […]

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