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Logitech Unveils New ‘Prodigy’ Gaming Mouse Series At CES, Kicks Off With $50 G203

Posted on January 4, 2017 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Logitech G203 Prodigy Gaming Mouse

Logitech wasted no time at CES 2017 to unveil a brand-new gaming mouse series called ‘Prodigy’. The goal with this series isn’t to be the best of the best, but to be the best of the best for its “great value” market segment. In the G203 Prodigy’s case, that great value equates…..

CES 2017: Kingston Announces 2TB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive

Posted on January 3, 2017 2:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Kingston 2TB Flash Drive DataTraveller Ultimate GT

We remember a certain time when our website crashed under the breaking news of the previous 1TB flash drive that was announced back in 2013. We doubt that’ll happen again (fingers crossed) but Kingston have packed in even more data into a tiny USB 3.0 Flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT…..

CES 2017: Patriot Viper RGB Mice, Keyboards & Headset

Posted on January 3, 2017 2:00 PM by Greg King
Patriot V570 RGB Gaming Mouse

With CES 2017 only days away, if feels like we’re square in the middle of the commotion.  With a flurry of announcements already, it’s a good day for those looking forward to the new products we’ll get to see in 2017.  Patriot, not wanting to be left out, has a long list…..

ASUS Brings STRIX To Mainstream Motherboards With New Series

Posted on January 3, 2017 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E Gaming Motherboard

As someone who’s been a fan of ASUS’ STRIX graphics cards ever since their original unveiling, I was rather delighted to open a box a couple of weeks ago and see ASUS’ brand-new Z270E Gaming motherboard. Knowing what ASUS has accomplished with its GPUs, I knew that the board could be a…..

Valve Launches Steam Sale To Celebrate Service’s Highest Grossing Titles In 2016

Posted on January 2, 2017 9:40 AM by Rob Williams
Steam 2016 Best Sellers - Platinum

We might have just survived another holiday season, but it looks as though Valve can’t shake its giving mood, as it’s just launched another sale. This one has an interesting angle, and it might be the first time it was used: highest-grossing. While this has to be one of the easiest sales…..

Synology Announces Its Second Consumer Router, The High Performance RT2600ac

Posted on December 22, 2016 4:14 PM by Greg King
Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router (Front)

It’s an exciting time of year.  As the industry looks to close out the current year, it shifts into over drive in preparation for the next, and with the new year comes CES.  While it’s easy to get lost in the press releases, one that captured our attention and made us listen…..

South Korea Passes Law To Punish Online Cheaters With Potential Jail Time Or Fines

Posted on December 16, 2016 1:09 PM by Rob Williams
StarCraft II

It’s no secret that South Korea is packed with gamers, even serious gamers, as many eSports competitions reveal. However, did you know that SK is so serious about gaming, that its own government will step in to improve it? That’s just what’s happening with any and all online games that operate in…..

NVIDIA Adds Achievements To VR Funhouse, Releases Holiday Themed Mod

Posted on December 15, 2016 11:23 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA VR Funhouse Winter Wonderland!

Given the season, it’s just about guaranteed that there are going to be a lot of new VR owners soon, so to that end, NVIDIA has continued to update its tech demo / game VR Funhouse to keep it relevant, and enticing. The latest update might be its biggest yet – or,…..

“Nearly 50%” Of Xbox One Owners Play Backwards Compatible Content

Posted on December 14, 2016 2:35 PM by Rob Williams
Xbox One S

We don’t post a lot of console-related news and content at Techgage, but there have been some exceptions over the years. Most recently, I purchased a PlayStation 4 Pro, and in addition to the full review, I talked about the 60 FPS vs. 4K angle and performed some in-depth performance testing –…..

Corsair Cooks Up Crazy Fast MP500 Force Series NVMe M.2 SSDs

Posted on December 14, 2016 11:23 AM by Robert Tanner
Corsair Force Series MP500 M2 SSD

SATA-based SSDs are certainly good enough for most users, but for anyone that wants or needs a high-performance SSD, the future will be M.2 solid-state drives. Toward this end Corsair is serving up its fastest SSDs ever for enthusiasts to gobble up just in time for the holidays, the MP500 Force Series…..

Rise And Shine: AMD’s Ryzen Set To Take On Intel’s Biggest Chips

Posted on December 13, 2016 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Zen Processor

It’s no secret that AMD’s CPU business has struggled in recent years, with Intel having firmly planted itself at the top of the performance pile, in effect becoming a de facto choice for those building a new PC. This is not to say that AMD’s chips have been lackluster, because that’s far…..

AMD Introduces Radeon Instinct Machine-learning Accelerator Series

Posted on December 12, 2016 3:27 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Instinct Lineup

AMD has long offered graphics cards that have been suitable for machine- (or deep-) learning, but as with other changes that have been made since the introduction of the Radeon Technologies Group, the company has decided to launch future cards with such complex focuses in its own lineup, not attach them to its preexisting…..

Bluetooth 5 Announced: Offers 2x Bandwidth & 4x Range Over Bluetooth 4

Posted on December 8, 2016 2:27 PM by Rob Williams
Bluetooth 5

It feels like we’ve been talking about Bluetooth 4 devices forever, so it’s a little exciting that we can share news today that Bluetooth 5 is finally on its way. It might be a couple of years before it’s the de facto BT solution in place, but if you typically buy higher-end…..

Antlion Audio Introduces ModMic 5 Detachable Microphone

Posted on December 7, 2016 1:15 PM by Jamie Fletcher
ModMic 5 White Mannequin

Gaming headsets often don’t live up to the expectations of a decent pair of headphones, often in the same price range. Antlion Audio has carved out a niche for itself by providing a quality microphone mod for people that enjoy premium headphones, who don’t want to resort to a headset when gaming.…..

Qualcomm Samples Its First 10nm FinFET Server Processors To Customers

Posted on December 7, 2016 12:07 PM by Rob Williams
qualcomm snapdragon

Much to Intel’s chagrin, Qualcomm has dominated the mobile processor market for quite some time, but that’s not enough to satisfy the intense hunger of the company. Today, it proves that, as it’s just announced that it’s begun shipping the first samples of its upcoming server processor series, Centriq 2400. Qualcomm’s Centriq 2400…..

Intel Rumored To Be Working With AMD On A Future iGPU

Posted on December 7, 2016 11:14 AM by Rob Williams

A decade ago, it would have sounded outlandish to suggest that Intel should go to AMD for its graphics needs, but over the past couple of years, many rumors have floated around the Web suggesting that it could in fact happen. Those rumors are not settling down; [H]ard|OCP‘s Kyle Bennett has just saw to…..

The Future Is Here? Amazon Opens A Supermarket Without Checkouts

Posted on December 5, 2016 2:51 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Go Not Shoplifting

It appears that the future of supermarket shopping has just arrived – at least in Seattle. Amazon has just taken the veil off of Amazon Go, a supermarket shopping experience that will make you feel like you’re committing a crime before you even leave the building. And who doesn’t want that? Amazon…..

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced, Set To Launch In 2018

Posted on December 4, 2016 1:51 PM by Rob Williams
Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries Your First Mech

MechWarrior fans: rejoice! After a staggering sixteen years, the mainline MechWarrior series is getting another entry. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will see fans take on the role of a noobie in a war-torn 3015, but fortunately, it won’t take some 1,000 years to play it: Mercenaries should hit us in 2018. MechWarrior 5…..

Synology’s FlashStation FS3017 NAS Designed For Business With Big Storage Speed Demands

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:33 PM by Rob Williams
Synology Flashstation Fs3017 Ssd Nas

If you’re in charge of a small or medium business that relies on super-fast storage, then Synology’s latest NAS should be of interest. The first in its series, the FlashStation FS3017 is designed to offer absurd I/O speeds thanks to its focus on flash storage – we’re talking 200,000 IOPS kind of…..

Seagate & Amazon Announce Cloud Syncing External Hard Drive ‘Duet’

Posted on December 2, 2016 3:20 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Drive Seagate External Hdd

We’ve talked time and time again about the importance of backing up your important data, but all too often, people don’t take that warning seriously enough, and it can bite them in the worst way possible. Simply put, it sucks to lose data that you know you can never get back. It’s…..

Xbox One Gamers Can Face Off Against PC Gamers In Gears Of War 4 This Weekend

Posted on December 2, 2016 2:33 PM by Rob Williams
Gears Of War 4 Crossplay Weekend

Now here’s something I’m sure a lot of us were not expecting to see this weekend: an epic match-up between Xbox One and PC gamers. For as long as brainwaves have existed, there’s been a debate about multiplayer console vs. PC. The general consensus is that PC gamers, equipped with a mouse…..

38% Of Steam’s Entire Catalog Was Added In 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 12:36 PM by Rob Williams
Steams Popular New Releases List

The fact that people crave a Half-Life 3 isn’t something Valve is oblivious to, but if we need reasons as to why the company has yet to give us that, look no further than it other games, and Steam. Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 are enormously popular, and have proven to…..

Amazon Targets The Likes Of Digital Ocean And Linode With Lightsail VPS Service

Posted on November 30, 2016 3:01 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon Lightsail Images

Given the incredible number of Web services Amazon offers, we knew it’d just be a matter of time before it ushered in its own VPS solution. That happens right now, with Lightsail, a solution that targets the likes of Digital Ocean, Linode, OVH, among others. Amazon promises a lot of things with…..

Hello Games Found To Have Done No Wrongdoing In Marketing No Man’s Sky By UK’s ASA

Posted on November 30, 2016 2:15 PM by Rob Williams
No Mans Sky Box Art

A couple of months ago, we wrote about an investigation that was taking place against Hello Games, creator of No Man’s Sky. This investigation, led by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, spawned as the result of numerous customer complaints – and if you’ve been reading the Web since the game dropped this…..

Corsair Celebrates 10 Years In PSU Market With New Special Edition Model & Premium Cable Line

Posted on November 30, 2016 12:11 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Rm1000i Special Edition Psu

At this point, it’s hard to picture a Corsair that doesn’t sell chassis or PSUs, but just a little over a decade ago, its portfolio was void of both products. The PSUs came first, starting off with the HX620W, which we took a look at all those years ago. From the get-go,…..

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