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Civilization V Comes to Linux as Steam Breaks the 500 Linux Games Mark

Posted on June 10, 2014 5:22 PM by Rob Williams
Civilization V on Steam OS and Linux

Fans of Firaxis’ Civilization series tend to be passionate, so whenever a new title gets announced, you can almost hear the inner-excitement from fans the world over. When Beyond Earth was announced in April, that was no exception; as a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri, the game has a lot of potential, and a lot […]

Believe it or Not: Grand Theft Auto V to Hit the PC this Fall

Posted on June 10, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Grand Theft Auto V Box Art

Rockstar excels at game-making – no one can argue that. But believe it or not, the company might be even better at something else: Keeping secrets. When’s the last time something leaked out of Rockstar? I can’t personally remember. It almost makes me wonder if the company has the gang members it hires for voice-overs on call, […]

About That #E32014 Hashtag

Posted on June 10, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
E3 Logo

As a bit of a tech geek, I sometimes glean an intriguing fact from something mundane that almost no one would appreciate. This particular case should be no exception. If I were to tell this to someone walking by on the street, I’d probably be accused of talking absolute nonsense. That’s about how most of my puns […]

Amazon Enhances its Payments Service, Adds Recurring Fees Capabilities

Posted on June 10, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Amazon Payments Logo

With the latest update to its Payments service, Amazon continues to move ever-closer to PayPal in terms of services offered. Amazon Payments has been a great competitor to PayPal since its launching for simply sending money to someone, or paying for a product on the marketplace, but it’s fallen short where recurring fees are concerned. […]

Apple Battles MAC Address-based Location Tracking in iOS 8

Posted on June 10, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
iPhone 5S Using iOS 8

At its annual WWDC event in San Francisco, Apple never fails to reveal some cool features, either for the iPhone or other product lines. For iOS 8, though, the company left out a worthwhile mention – probably because it’s not one that would be considered “fun” or “hip”. Yet, it’s a boon to our privacy, […]

AMD’s Richard Huddy Tells Us About His New Role as Gaming Scientist

Posted on June 9, 2014 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Company Logo

We learned last week that industry veteran Richard Huddy made a return to AMD, and perhaps as interesting as that fact itself was the title he’d be taking on: Gaming Scientist. At that time, we really didn’t know what that role entailed, but as promised, AMD posted a video to let Huddy clue us all in. Huddy […]

Preemptive Counterstrike: Origin’s Customer Appreciation Sale Well-worth Checking Out

Posted on June 9, 2014 1:45 PM by Rob Williams
EA Origin Logo

It should come as a surprise to no one that Valve’s Steam Summer Sale is soon to launch, but no one can feel the anticipation of it more than EA. Realizing full-well of what’s to come, the company has launched an impressive ‘Customer Appreciation’ sale over at Origin, and as the title of this post […]

Benchmark Your Eyesight: SteelSeries Announces Sentry Eye-tracking Peripheral

Posted on June 9, 2014 12:59 PM by Rob Williams
SteelSeries Sentry Eye-tracking Peripheral

Peripheral vendors are constantly trying to sell us gaming gear that’s touted as the next-best-thing in improving our competitive abilities, but it seems none of them are interested in actually training us to become better gamers. SteelSeries, with its Sentry Eye Tracker, is looking to change that. SteelSeries has teamed up with eye-tracking veteran Tobii […]

Logitech Adds Sonos HiFi and Text-to-speech Support to Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control

Posted on June 9, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Universal Remote

Like a smartphone or a number of other mobile devices, Logitech’s Harmony universal remotes are ever-evolving. Years ago, you might have been stuck with whatever hardware support a remote shipped with, but today, Logitech has the ability to add support over time. Today, we see a great example, as Sonos’ wireless HiFi system is now […]

Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid Game Engine & Drops Price of Maya LT Subscription

Posted on June 9, 2014 10:19 AM by Rob Williams
Autodesk Small Logo

Autodesk has today announced that it’s acquired Swedish-based Bitsquid AB, creators of a game engine used in a handful of popular indie titles: Magicka: Wizard Wars, War of the Vikings, War of the Roses, and Helldivers. Autodesk says that by acquiring Bitsquid it enables the company to “supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers“. […]

ROCCAT Intros 16-Button Tyon Gaming Mouse

Posted on June 9, 2014 9:30 AM by J.D. Kane
ROCCAT Tyon Gaming Mouse - White

If there’s one thing ROCCAT excels at, it’s designing gaming peripherals with the longest features lists around. We saw that with the Isku FX gaming keyboard as well as with the Kave XTD 5.1 surround sound gaming headset. Well, ROCCAT is sticking with the gameplan with its newest gaming mouse, the Tyon. The ROCCAT Tyon […]

Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Review – A Serious Gamer’s Tool

Posted on June 9, 2014 3:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Logitech G502 Proteus Mouse

Let’s face it – most people have heard of Logitech, and most of those who are tech savvy have become well-acquainted with the company’s various offerings over the years. I’ve been mostly pleased with everything I’ve tried from Logitech before, so let’s find out if the G502 Proteus gaming mouse continues the trend. Some people […]

Crucial Debuts Ultra-affordable MX100 Solid-state Drives

Posted on June 4, 2014 8:30 AM by Robert Tanner
Crucial MX100 SSD

Does $0.43-per-GB sound good to you? Crucial has unveiled its SATA 6Gb/s MX100 series as a replacement for the venerable M500 family, while the M550 will stay on as the higher performance/capacity alternative. The MX100 is based on the Marvell 88SS9189 controller that is similar to the one found in the M550, but it’s the […]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review – A Ray of Sunshine

Posted on June 4, 2014 3:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Kingston-HyperX-Cloud-Headset

PC hardware vendors are constantly expanding into markets they traditionally have never had a presence in. Kingston, known for its memory and storage solutions, is the latest one; its HyperX Cloud gaming headset is its first venture into the world of gaming audio. Will the Cloud bring rain on this parade, or will it shine […]

Richard Huddy Returns to AMD, Takes on the Role of Gaming Scientist

Posted on June 3, 2014 3:38 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Company Logo

After a somewhat brief stint at Intel, Richard Huddy returns to AMD to take on the role of Gaming Scientist – which is, without question, one of the coolest job titles around. At Intel, Richard helped the company with its graphics roadmap, and prior to joining the blue side in 2011 after layoffs at AMD, he […]

GIGABYTE’s HiCookie Achieves DDR3-4500 Speeds on Kingston HyperX Module

Posted on June 3, 2014 3:10 PM by Rob Williams
HiCookie's DDR3-4500 World Record

One of the most interesting aspects of Taipei’s Computex event is the large number of overclocking competitions being held. This is especially true this year, since Intel has just launched its Z97 chipset, as well as its Devil’s Canyon CPUs (which Robert wrote about earlier). Well, I am sure multiple world records will be broken […]

Fuhu’s Kid-focused nabi DreamTab Tablet Now Available for Purchase

Posted on June 3, 2014 2:48 PM by Ryan Perry
DreamWorks DreamTab Tablet - Powered By Intel

Tablets are a dime-a-dozen lately, but Rob reported on a very special one that was unveiled at CES this past January. It’s not one that’s likely to appeal to all of our readers, but listen up parents, because this one is for you. Well, actually it’s for your children! Manufactured by Fuhu Inc, and developed […]

Intel Announces Devil’s Canyon and Pentium Anniversary Edition Unlocked Chips

Posted on June 3, 2014 2:30 AM by Robert Tanner
Intel Devil's Canyon Skull Logo

Enthusiasts, rejoice! After what has been a very long dry spell, Intel has reawakened to the enthusiast market and is poised to deliver two impressive processor launches this month. Both chips are part of the larger Haswell-refresh launch with several other models receiving normal 100MHz frequency bumps. The first launch is Devil’s Canyon, a chip that starts […]

ASUS’ Transformer Book V Merges Smartphone, Tablet & Notebook, Runs Android and Windows

Posted on June 2, 2014 1:43 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Transformer Book V

Recent years have proven that ASUS loves creating multi-purpose devices, and at the ongoing Computex event in Taipei, the company’s pushed things one step further with the Transformer Book V. The “V” in the name refers to the five separate modes the device can use. For starters, it can be a notebook, running either Android […]

Watch Dogs – A Godphone Review

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Watch Dogs Box Art

Hacking games have always carried with them certain preconceptions, not all of them good. When Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs a few years ago, complete with a live trailer, the world took notice. Was this to be a new genre-busting, open-world, extravaganza? Will we finally see a hacking game done right? Read on to find out! […]

Buyouts Galore: Seagate Buys SandForce from Avago/LSI

Posted on May 29, 2014 12:10 PM by Robert Tanner
Seagate Company Logo

Keeping track of company acquisitions can be tricky, and it is becoming particularly so when it comes to SandForce. In 2012, LSI acquired SandForce for $370 million, then at the start of 2014, Avago Technologies dropped a cool $6.6 billion to buy LSI. Now, Avago/LSI are liquidating LSI’s Accelerated Solution Division and Flash Components Division and selling […]

Kickstarter for Reading Rainbow Reboot Reaches $1M Goal on First Day

Posted on May 29, 2014 12:30 AM by Rob Williams
Reading Rainbow Reboot

For a lot of people, the mere thought of Reading Rainbow, PBS’ famous kids show hosted by LeVar Burton, washes them over with nostalgia. I fall into this camp, although I admit at this point, I remember almost nothing about the show. I just remember sitting in front of the TV each day to watch […]

NVIDIA’s Monster $2,999 Graphics Card is Here, Enter the TITAN Z

Posted on May 28, 2014 2:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

NVIDIA’s monstrous TITAN Z graphics card is here. We first learned about the offering at GTC a couple of months ago, and for those needing super high-end graphics and double-precision performance, and not to mention the ability to part with $2,999, TITAN Z might be for you. I’m not certain, but I believe this is […]

Firmware Tweak Promises Triple the SSD Performance, But Is It Actually Possible?

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:20 PM by Robert Tanner
OCZ Vertex 450

News of an amazing SSD tweak has been making the rounds lately, and as an avid proponent of SSDs, I just had to take a closer look. Most articles pick up on the 300% performance increase, but given the claims appear to be too good to be true, I was initially doubtful. A research team […]

Canadian Government to Allow Airline Passenger Gadget Use During Takeoff and Landing

Posted on May 28, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Air Canada 787 Dreamliner

Well, here’s an issue I didn’t realize needed fixing. In a press release issued this week, the Canadian government has announced that passengers flying inside of Canada will soon be able to use their electronic gadgets during all phases of a flight. That includes takeoff, landing, and every moment in between. It’s important to note […]

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