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Obama Encourages The FCC To Treat The Internet As A Utility

Posted on November 10, 2014 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
President Barack Obama

It has been argued for some time that for our Internet to be truly safe from the corruption of commercial entities, it needs to be treated as a utility – much like our water and power is. As it is today, the Federal Communications Commission treats Internet access as an information service, which… read more

Raspberry Pi A+ Official: Smaller, More Capable & Just $20

Posted on November 10, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Raspberry Pi APlus

When the Raspberry Pi foundation released its B+ model this past summer, it noted that an A+ was on its way. Pretty much everyone figured that it’d be similar to that device, include the same drawbacks as the original, and then cost about the same. Well, similar, yes, but cost the same?… read more

Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison, Takes To Twitter To Give Thanks For All The Support

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Peter Sunde

After spending his last five months in prison, Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde is a free man. Earlier this year, Sunde was arrested while visiting family in Sweden, after spending nearly two years on the run. His original sentence was for one full year, but fortunately for him, that was cut down… read more

Elegance in Aluminum – Lian Li PC-A61 Chassis Review

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Lian Li PC-A61 Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li is to PC chassis as what tailor-made suits are to men’s clothing. Sure, they cost more, but the higher quality and generally improved design usually makes the premium worth it. Does Lian Li’s mid-tower PC-A61, then, live up to the company’s legendary pedigree? There’s only one way to find out…. read more

Purchase A GeForce GTX 750 Or Notebook With 800M, Get $150 Worth Of Ingame Currency For Strife, War Thunder & Infinite Crisis

Posted on November 6, 2014 6:07 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

Hot on the heels of the “Pick Your Path” promotion that NVIDIA launched earlier this week for higher-end GeForce cards, the company launches another to cater to those looking to pick up the GTX 750 (or 750 Ti) or 800M-equipped notebook. As the company’s done before, it wants to give you $150… read more

Alleged Fraud Of Parent Company Leads To Zalman’s Bankruptcy

Posted on November 6, 2014 2:45 PM by Greg King
Zalman CNPS9700 CPU Cooler

There have been a few companies in the consumer electronics industry that Techgage has worked with more than a few times.  Corsair, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, Synology; just to name a few.  With over ten products reviewed at Techgage in our ten years, Zalman absolutely deserves to be included in that list… read more

AMD Celebrates Release of 8GB Radeon R9 290X With A Free Copy Of Civilization: Beyond Earth To New R9 290, 290X & 295X2 Customers

Posted on November 6, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Gaming Evolved Logo

A rumor we reported on earlier this week has proven true: 8GB Radeon R9 290X cards are coming. As expected, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire are all on-board to deliver these models, with more to come. Unfortunately, we’re not sure of what pricing is going to be like, but we do have confirmation… read more

ASUS RoG SWIFT PG278Q 27-inch G-SYNC Monitor Review

Posted on November 6, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS PG278Q G-Sync Monitor

ASUS is offering gamers a lot with its RoG SWIFT PG278Q. Not only does this 27-inch monitor boast a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology is included to help give you the smoothest gaming experience possible. Is that something that matters? You bet. Read on as I try to… read more

New Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Gaming Mouse is Optimized for MOBAs

Posted on November 5, 2014 4:40 PM by J.D. Kane
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Logitech continues its push to gain more exposure and notoriety in the gaming peripherals space with the debut of its newest Logitech G mouse, the G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA. The company touts its newest creation as the product of the collaboration of Logitech’s R&D and input from a variety of professional MOBA… read more

COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted on November 5, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff

In the market for a new mechanical keyboard, but want all the bells and whistles to go with it? COUGAR may have you covered with its 700K, a gaming-focused mechanical with a selection of CHERRY MX keys and a comprehensive list of extras, including a turbo function. The real question is, how… read more

NVIDIA Launches ‘Pick Your Path’ Promotion Featuring Ubisoft Titles, New GeForce Driver Supporting CoD: Advanced Warfare

Posted on November 4, 2014 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Last week, we took a look at a couple of upcoming games infused with NVIDIA’s GameWorks technologies. It’s been clear as day that NVIDIA’s proud of what it brings to games, and so it couldn’t be happier to talk about it. But now, the company’s wanting to give you a taste, and… read more

Taylor Swift’s Latest Breakup Is Spotify, Should Streaming Services Be Worried?

Posted on November 4, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Taylor Swift

Streaming music services like Spotify are popular for a multitude of reasons, but the biggest one is that their selections border on “incredible”. They’re so good, in fact, that most people will be hard-pressed to find an artist they enjoy not available, and even if there were one or two, it probably… read more

YouTube Opens Up 60 FPS Uploading To Everyone – We Test It Out

Posted on November 3, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
YouTube 60 FPS Option

After spending just over four months in testing, YouTube has decided to release its 60 FPS capabilities to all uploaders. As this is a feature I’ve wanted for quite some time, I didn’t waste any time before diving in. Overall, I’m impressed, and really happy that we can now share gameplay videos with you… read more

Select Vendors Expected To Launch 8GB Radeon 290X Cards This Month, NVIDIA Sure To Follow

Posted on November 3, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
MSI Radeon R9 290X 8GB Edition

Well before the launch of NVIDIA’s first Maxwell-based GPUs in September, rumor had it that we’d be seeing both a 6GB and 8GB version of the GeForce GTX 980, and perhaps even the GTX 970. That never happened, much to the dismay of those running ultra-high resolutions. According to SweClockers, multiple AMD partners… read more

NVIDIA Touts its GameWorks Technologies for Lords of the Fallen, AC: Unity & The Crew

Posted on October 31, 2014 3:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

NVIDIA has been heavily promoting its GameWorks program this week, and with the weekend upon us, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at what’s been revealed so far. Before that, though, it might help to understand what GameWorks is, and why NVIDIA deems it to be so… read more

MAINGEAR Selling TITAN Z-equipped PC For The Price Of A TITAN Z

Posted on October 29, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams

It’s not too often that a deal like this comes around. Our friends over at Bright Side of News* spotted a special version of MAINGEAR’s X-CUBE PC that costs as much as its included graphics card. The card in this particular case (no pun) is NVIDIA’s ultra high-end TITAN Z, and its price… read more

WD Expands ‘Purple’ Surveillance Hard Drive Lineup, Offers Capacities Up To 6TB

Posted on October 29, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
WD Purple 6TB Hard Drive

Since about the time WD launched its NAS-focused Red series of hard drives, the company has been slowly transitioning the rest of its series over to newer, simpler naming schemes. Caviar Black became ‘WD Black’, for example, and instead of WD RE 5, we got ‘WD Re’. The drives formerly known as… read more Gains Lucasfilms Games As Latest Major Publisher To Be Offered On The Service

Posted on October 28, 2014 4:51 PM by Rob Williams
GOG Logo has long offered a massive collection of classic computer games, but because there’s just so many that could be on the service, there are still many gaps despite the service having been around for six years. Well, the company has today filled one of the most noticeable voids, and that’s with… read more

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers G20 mini-PC Sports Standout Aesthetics, Lots of Features

Posted on October 28, 2014 9:45 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Republic of Gamers G20 Desktop

One of the greatest benefits of the advancement of technology is that our small devices and components continue to become more powerful and efficient with every new generation. That’s as true for our PC hardware as it is our smartphones and tablets. At this point, we’ve come far enough along where a… read more

Futuremark Adds to its Mobile Portfolio with PCMark, Now Available for Android

Posted on October 27, 2014 12:56 PM by Rob Williams
PCMark for Android

It’s been about a year-and-a-half since Futuremark released its popular 3DMark benchmark for Android (download here), and in that time, the company has updated it on more than one occasion to keep the results as accurate possible. Now, it’s time to test your Android device for it’s all-around use, and that of… read more

3D Realms Relaunches Itself, Releases Anthology Featuring 32 Classic Games

Posted on October 27, 2014 11:20 AM by Rob Williams
3D Realms New Logo

Five-and-a-half years ago, it seemed certain that 3D Realms was finished. At the time, the company was duking it out with Take-Two thanks to the constant delays that plagued Duke Nukem Forever, and ultimately, the vast majority of 3D Realms’ staff was let go. In the years that followed, very little happened… read more

Breaking the Wire: KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Now Available

Posted on October 23, 2014 4:17 PM by Brandon Mietzner

The mechanical keyboard has been making a strong comeback the last few years thanks to PC gamers, but wireless has still proven to be a very elusive mistress to conquer when it comes to the bewildering demands of those gamers. With many mechanical keyboards on the market and only one or two… read more

Lian Li Gets NAS-ty With the PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

Posted on October 23, 2014 2:09 PM by Ryan Perry
Lian Li PC-Q26 Angled

The Techgage staff have had some “spirited” debates about pre-built, stand-alone NAS systems versus ones built ourselves. Thanks to Lian Li, those who would rather build a NAS themselves from hand-picked components are sure to be happy with the announcement of the PC-Q26 mid-tower NAS chassis. The silver or black aluminum PC-Q26… read more

Cool and Quiet, Like a Ninja: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Review

Posted on October 22, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler

Cooler Master is no newbie in the world of AIO (all-in-one) pre-fab water cooling solutions. Its newest, the Nepton 240M, brings the promise of improved performance over air coolers and other AIO water coolers on a few fronts: Superior thermal dissipation, quieter operation, and easier installation. Does it succeed and deliver on… read more

Back to the Future is Back in the Present: Hoverboards are Here!

Posted on October 21, 2014 5:45 PM by Brandon Mietzner
Hendo Hoverboard

The idea was simple: How to use magnetic fields to make levitation feasible. Today, Greg Henderson has not only developed a technological revolution, but he has done it in one of the most iconic ways imaginable, with a Hoverboard. The idea is currently being spearheaded on Kickstarter under the banner Hendo Hoverboards –… read more

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