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Massive Data Breach at eBay – Change Your Password!

Posted on May 21, 2014 12:01 PM by Tom Roeder
EBay_logo

It seems like almost every week, there is some massive security breach somewhere, and this week is no different.  According to The Verge, eBay will be asking all of its 112 million members to change their passwords, in light of a newly-discovered database security hole. The attack  took place some time between late February and early […]

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Tablet Revealed, Boasts Great Specs and Big Potential

Posted on May 20, 2014 1:44 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has revealed a new Surface Pro tablet at a press event in NYC, and it looks good. For starters, it comes in at a large 12-inches, which is one reason Microsoft is touting the fact that Surface Pro 3 could be a notebook replacement. Of course, there’s more than just size that matters in a […]

AMD’s First 20nm APU Rumored to be ‘Nolan’, Release Set for 2015

Posted on May 20, 2014 12:43 PM by Rob Williams
AMD A-Series Logo

According to Fudzilla, AMD has plans to release its first 20nm part in 2015, coming to us in the form of a ‘Nolan’ APU. Once released, Nolan will succeed the light notebook-bound Beema, which should see its share of design wins at the forthcoming Computex event in Taipei. Beema itself will be replacing Kabini. A […]

Tesla Model S Promises UK Cross Country Trip with One Extra 20-Minute Recharge

Posted on May 20, 2014 8:00 AM by J.D. Kane
Tesla Model S

I don’t know about you, but electric cars don’t really, um, electrify me too much. I mean, I like “green” solutions as much as the next guy, but I’m too selfish to give up my passion for all things automotive. Electric cars, as capable and as clean as they are, just aren’t as visceral as […]

Valve’s Dota 2 ‘The International 4′ is Going to be Bigger than Ever

Posted on May 19, 2014 2:49 PM by Robert Tanner
Dota 2 The International 4

The International is an annual professional Dota 2 tournament going on its fourth year. It set a record in 2011 for having the largest prize pool for any eSports event in history, but in 2013 Valve hit on the idea of partially crowdfunding the prize pool through sales of event compendiums. While not required to […]

Google Honors Rubik’s Cube Anniversary with Interactive Cube Doodle

Posted on May 19, 2014 1:31 PM by Rob Williams
Google Rubik's Cube

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic Rubik’s Cube puzzle, Google’s homepage doodle today is an interactive version of it. So, prepare to gloat once you’ve beaten it, or utter “screw it” after giving up (which is the route I took). After visiting the site and clicking on the animated cube, it will grow larger […]

The Challenges of Achieving Accurate Battery-life Results for Mobile Devices

Posted on May 19, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA_Project_Shield

I’m in the process of evaluating EVGA’s Tegra Note 7 tablet, and of course, that involves a lot of testing. The last time I took a look at a mobile device was with NVIDIA’s SHIELD, and for that article, I established some simple methods of testing the device’s battery-life. Most notably, I ran a 720p […]

AT&T Leviathan Gets Bigger – Set To Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

Posted on May 19, 2014 8:10 AM by Tom Roeder
The_DirecTV_logo

Yes folks, that is right – your TV choices continue to shrink.  In a BuzzFeed report Sunday, AT&T made its intentions clear to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV for a whopping $48.5 billion.  As of currently, AT&T does offer its own brand of TV service known as “U-Verse”.  U-Verse has a very small footprint right now in […]

YouTube Speculated to Purchase Game Stream Site Twitch.tv for $1 Billion

Posted on May 19, 2014 6:00 AM by Rob Williams
Google Twitch Acquisition

It’s still not confirmed, but this is one acquisition that should surprise no one: YouTube has picked up Twitch.tv for $1 billion. Actually, one thing is a little surprising about this, and that’s the going price. Twitch.tv, since its launching, has become the de facto place for those who want to stream their gameplay to […]

Mionix NASH 20 Gaming Headset Review – A True Star

Posted on May 19, 2014 2:15 AM by Techgage Staff
Mionix NASH 20 Headset Angled

Naming a product after a star might seem like a fine idea, but it brings along with it a slew of certain expectations. The Mionix NASH 20 namesake is a star in the zodiac constellation Sagittarius. So, is this stereo headset actually a star, or does it blow up like a supernova? There’s only one […]

FCC Moves One Step Closer in Killing Off Net Neutrality

Posted on May 15, 2014 4:09 PM by Rob Williams
FCC Seal

The FCC has today succeeded in passing a vote to advance the process of instating net neutrality rules. On paper, that sounds like a good thing. In reality, it could lead to a vastly changed Internet. Tom Wheeler, FCC’s Chairman, claims to be in full support of an open Internet, but with his agency’s net […]

Xiaomi’s MiPad to Become First Tegra K1-powered Device Sold

Posted on May 15, 2014 3:07 PM by Rob Williams
Xiaomi MiPad - Tegra K1 Tablet

It looks like China is once again going to beat the rest of the world in releasing the first device based on NVIDIA’s latest Tegra chip. Last year, it was ZTE, with a Tegra 4-powered “super phone”. This year, it’s Xiaomi leading the way, with its MiPad tablet. At 7.9-inches, Xiaomi’s MiPad is a bit […]

Raptr Shows Us the Top 20 PC Games Played During April

Posted on May 15, 2014 2:12 PM by Rob Williams
Raptr Most Played PC Games - April 2014

Raptr has sent along a top 20 list that showcases the most-played PC games as of last month. While Raptr doesn’t have the same sort of reach as a service like Steam does, it has the ability of being able to track any PC game, whether it be driven through Steam, Origin, UPlay, et cetera, […]

AOC’s Latest 24-inch Monitor Packs Dual Speakers in its Base

Posted on May 15, 2014 1:44 PM by Rob Williams
AOC i2473Pwm 24-inch Monitor

At quick glance, AOC’s latest 24-inch IPS monitor doesn’t look too different from most others. Upon closer inspection, though, a major difference reveals itself: The monitor’s base isn’t just a base, it’s a pair of speakers. ONKYO 7W speakers, in fact. Integrating speakers into a monitor’s base is an interesting design, and it’s hard to […]

CD PROJEKT RED Unveils New Studio Logo, The Witcher: Wild Hunt Logo

Posted on May 14, 2014 2:09 PM by Rob Williams
CD PROJEKT RED Logo

For the first time since founding in 2002, CD PROJEKT RED has updated its logo. This comes at an important time for the company, as its most ambitious game to date, The Witcher: Wild Hunt, is due out in under a year. While a logo can “just be a logo”, there’s a lot of meaning […]

EU Ruling States that Google Must React to User Delete Requests Involving Personal Information

Posted on May 13, 2014 6:18 PM by Rob Williams
Google Company Logo 2013

The European Court of Justice has today issued a ruling that could eventually become a major problem for some of the world’s biggest tech firms. Namely, those that earn big revenue by scouring the Web for data and put that data to use in search engines. In gist, the EU’s ruling is that people should […]

Apple’s iOS 8 Could Introduce Split-screen Multitasking

Posted on May 13, 2014 2:49 PM by Rob Williams
Apple iPad Air

If rumors prove true, Apple will be introducing a feature in iOS 8 that tablet owners all over have wanted: Split-screen multitasking. I say ‘tablet’ because as the moment, it seems that Apple’s planning for this feature to be exclusive to the iPad. This wouldn’t be much of a surprise, given that apps on a […]

Microsoft to Sell $399 Kinect-free Xbox One on June 9, Ease Live Gold Restrictions for Streaming

Posted on May 13, 2014 2:01 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Xbox One

Both the Xbox platform, and Xbox One in particular, have had a couple of glaring issues. For starters, anyone who’s wanted to subscribe to a service like Netflix or Hulu have needed to also have an Xbox Live Gold subscription – a tall order since the price of that comes close to the price of […]

Half-Life 2 and Portal Now Available for NVIDIA SHIELD

Posted on May 13, 2014 1:01 PM by Rob Williams
Half-Life 2 for Android

As I reported on last week, NVIDIA’s worked hard to port both Portal and Half-Life 2 to its SHIELD handheld, and today, device owners can now purchase either game on the Google Play store. At the moment, both games support only NVIDIA’s SHIELD. Many believed that NVIDIA might be lenient enough to expand the support […]

Triax Technologies’ SIM-P Sports Head Impact Monitor Aims to Enhance Athletes’ Safety

Posted on May 12, 2014 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Triax SIM-P

Triax Technologies, a Connecticut-based company founded in 2013, has decided to meet the challenge of decreasing the incidence of concussions and other similar head traumas in sports head on. Perhaps that is an unfortunate choice of words, but the message is clear:  Triax is committed to curb the occurrence of concussions in sports, particularly among […]

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 Dual-bay NAS Review

Posted on May 12, 2014 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102

It’s been quite some time since we last checked out one of NETGEAR’s NAS offerings, so we’re going to use the ReadyNAS 102, a dual-bay offering, to help us get up to speed. Unlike the last ReadyNAS we looked at, the 102 features OS 6, and one of our favorite, understated features: Btrfs support. We […]

Tired of the Wait for Half-Life 3, Gordon Freeman Makes His Way to NVIDIA SHIELD

Posted on May 9, 2014 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
Hell-raiser with NVIDIA Crowbar

I posted earlier about Portal, and how it’s soon to make its debut on NVIDIA’s SHIELD handheld (our review). As it now appears, that’s not where the Valve-love is going to end. This morning, FedEx came to my door with an unusual package, one small in diameter, but nearly three feet tall. Not recalling ordering another […]

Portal Coming to NVIDIA SHIELD on May 12th

Posted on May 9, 2014 2:50 PM by Rob Williams
Portal for Android 02

At NVIDIA’s GTC in late March, we learned a lot about what’s en route from the company, including its next-gen architecture, Pascal, the mega-GPU TITAN Z, deep-learning, and more. While discussion about that sort of technology is always expected at such a conference, one announcement did surprise us: Portal would be coming to the NVIDIA SHIELD. […]

New Putin Law Requires Russian Bloggers to Register with Government

Posted on May 8, 2014 3:58 PM by J.D. Kane
Vladimir Putin Keeping an Eye Out

This past Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law that tightens the government’s control over the Internet in the country. The so-called “Bloggers Law” stipulates that all “popular” bloggers must register with the government by August 1, 2014.  Moreover, the new law also stipulates that all websites that attract more than 3000 daily visitors will be […]

The Next Unreal Tournament will be Free, Built with Community Input

Posted on May 8, 2014 2:46 PM by Rob Williams
Unreal Tournament Logo

Ever since Unreal Engine 4 was released a couple of years ago, I’ve been hoping that Epic would surprise us all by announcing a new title in the classic Unreal Tournament series. Well, today, that’s happened, and there sure is a lot to take in and contemplate. For starters, the game is not going to […]

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