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QNAP And AMD Partner To Deliver TS-563 Premium Business NAS

Posted on May 29, 2015 2:48 PM by Rob Williams
QNAP TS-563 Business NAS - Front

At CES this past January, QNAP surprised us by unveiling a NAS series powered by AMD processors. That sound strange to even say, but the reality is that AMD has largely been overlooked when it comes to NAS, even though it has compelling processors for the purpose. In a way, it was…..

EVGA Brings Its Hybrid Liquid Cooler To NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX TITAN X

Posted on May 29, 2015 2:04 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Hybrid

When EVGA released its Hybrid AIO liquid cooler for the GeForce GTX 980 this past March, I admit that I was a little baffled at the fact that there wasn’t also a version for the monstrous GTX TITAN X. After all, that card has 50% more cores than the GTX 980 and triple…..

Google Announces Android M: OS Refinement & Many Changes On Tap

Posted on May 28, 2015 5:41 PM by Rob Williams
Android M Devices

At its ongoing I/O conference, Google took the veil off of the next version of Android, called M. The company’s focus with this release isn’t so much about being revolutionary as it is about refinement. Lollipop involved an overhaul on the OS, so edges will be smoothed out with M. That doesn’t…..

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Hits The Market, Comes In $199 & $299 Flavors

Posted on May 28, 2015 4:47 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD TV & Game Console

When NVIDIA announced its SHIELD back in March, we were promised a late May release. As it happens, that’s exactly what we’re being given. The release comes at a coincidental time, too. Google’s I/O conference just kicked off today, so what better time than now to release one of the (or the)…..

AMD Releases eSports-focused A10-7870K Black Edition APU

Posted on May 28, 2015 12:51 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Kaveri Black Edition - CPU Shot

AMD’s just-released A10-7870K is part of a Kaveri refresh that has an interesting focus: eSports. Well, to be more accurate, eSports on a budget. This $137 model APU is clocked a bit higher than the previous top-end model, with a max turbo of 4.1GHz, and stock speed of 3.9GHz. That’s not really…..

Hello, Cortana: Microsoft To Its Bring Digital Assistant To iOS & Android

Posted on May 26, 2015 5:34 PM by Rob Williams
Windows 10 Phone Companion

The name of Windows 10’s game is “interoperability”. Whether you’re on your desktop or smartphone, Microsoft wants you to have access to what matters. That of course implies one thing: you’ll need a Windows Phone. That’s all fine and good, but the market has proven that most Windows desktop users don’t care…..

Logitech Harmony Products Receive Support For Honeywell And Nest Thermostats, Philips Hue Light Bulbs

Posted on May 26, 2015 1:09 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home

Logitech has just beefed-up some of its Harmony products by releasing a new update that introduces home automation functionality. The affected products include the Harmony Ultimate, Harmony Smart Control, and the Harmony Smart Keyboard. Adding home automation to the mix greatly increases the overall flexibility of these Harmony products and helps make…..

GPU Hotness Right Around The Corner: AMD’s Rx 300 Series & NVIDIA’s GTX 980 Ti

Posted on May 25, 2015 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon R9 290

It’s beginning to look like some graphics cards are going to help usher in our western summer, as both AMD’s Radeon Rx 300 series and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti are both rumored to launch within the next month. Of these, the most notable release revolves around AMD, for two reasons. For…..

YouTube Has Just Rolled Out 60 FPS Streaming

Posted on May 21, 2015 2:13 PM by Rob Williams
YouTube 60 FPS Streaming

Following up on its launch of 60 FPS playback last November, YouTube has just announced that it’s extending the capability to streaming. This move proves that while Google lost out to Amazon in the hunt for Twitch.tv, the company hasn’t given up on the streaming market. As with regular 60 FPS playback, gamers…..

Rockstar Games Sues BBC Over ‘Game Changer’ Drama

Posted on May 21, 2015 11:14 AM by Rob Williams
Grand Theft Auto III

When I first learned that the BBC was producing a drama that depicted the earliest days of Rockstar Games and its Grand Theft Auto series, it took nothing more for me to get excited about it. However, a major flaw has just been exposed with the production: Rockstar Games itself had nothing…..

Dell Updates Its Backup Business Lineup With DL4300, DL1000 1TB Appliances

Posted on May 19, 2015 3:43 PM by Greg King
Dell DL4300 Disk Appliance

Expanding upon its already established backup appliance lineup, Dell introduces brand-new DL4300 and DL1000 devices. Powered by the company’s PowerEdge server hardware and AppAssure software, both backup appliances are available as of today. The DL4300 is an entirely new offering from Dell and ships with the latest version of the award-winning AppAssure backup, replication and…..

Techgage – Responding to Changes On The Internet

Posted on May 19, 2015 9:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
techgage_responsive_mobile

Not too long ago, Google made an announcement that mobile should be at the forefront of webpage design. Gone are the days of squeezing desktop based Internet browsing onto a 3-inch screen. To further this point, Google decided to make the rather controversial decision to effectively penalize sites that do not scale…..

NVIDIA Releases The Witcher 3 Game Ready GeForce Driver, In-depth Tweaking Guide

Posted on May 18, 2015 4:55 PM by Rob Williams
The Witcher - Wild Hunt Logo

We wrote just earlier that NVIDIA released its first WHQL driver for Windows 10 over the weekend, and now, just in time for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the company’s rolled out another one, this time for Windows 8 and earlier. GeForce 352.86’s main focus is The Witcher 3, so if you’re not going…..

NVIDIA Releases WHQL GeForce Driver For Windows 10 Preview

Posted on May 18, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

NVIDIA sure doesn’t mess around. I wouldn’t have even thought that it’d be possible to release a WHQL driver for an unreleased OS, but it is, and NVIDIA decided to capitalize on it. GeForce 352.84 becomes the first official stable driver from NVIDIA for Windows 10, and as such, there are no…..

Sleek, Stylish, If Slightly Strange – A Review Of The In Win 707 Full-Tower Chassis

Posted on May 18, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
In Win 707 Full-tower Chassis

In Win may not be as well-known as many of its competitors in the PC chassis market, but it makes some eye-catching products. Its 707 is certainly one of those. Styling-wise, it’s a knockout. But the beauty of a PC chassis is more than just skin-deep. Join us as we get inside…..

NVIDIA’s GRID Service Reaches 50 Titles, Introduces 60 FPS 1080p Streaming

Posted on May 12, 2015 4:21 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GRID - Dirt 3 Complete Edition

NVIDIA’s GRID service has just reached a big milestone: it now features 50 titles. 2009’s Bionic Commando became the 50th, and as we covered last month, Dirt 3: Complete Edition, LEGO Movie the Videogame and Strider helped lead up to that. To celebrate the occasion, NVIDIA has just rolled out a much-requested…..

Kingston Bests G.SKILL, Shows Off DDR4-3000 128GB Kit Of Memory

Posted on May 11, 2015 1:53 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 - Kit of 8

A couple of weeks ago, G.SKILL came out of nowhere with a mammoth 128GB kit of DDR4 memory. Perhaps the most impressive thing about it was the fact that no current X99-based motherboard (that I’m aware of) supports more than 64GB officially, so even if 128GB is overkill for almost everyone, it’s…..

GOG.com Detaches DRM From Five Popular Titles, Including Metro Last Light Redux

Posted on May 11, 2015 1:18 PM by Rob Williams
GOG Logo

Continuing its good fight against DRM-infested games, GOG.com has today announced that it has “unchained” five great games from the grasp of their copy protection technologies. And I do mean “great” games. We’re talking Saints Row 2 and The Third, Metro Last Light Redux, as well as both Darksiders titles. The least-expensive…..

Fractal Design Define R5 Dual Loop Water Cooling Build Log

Posted on May 11, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Fractal Design Define R5 Open

After we posted our look at Fractal Design’s Define R5 a couple of months ago, it didn’t take long before Matt was craving not just a chassis upgrade, but a water cooling one, as well. With the chassis in hand, join him as he takes you through the process of setting up…..

Keurig Blends A Fresh Cup Of Stock Roast, Regrets Pursuing DRM

Posted on May 8, 2015 12:23 PM by Rob Williams
Keurig Logo

Who didn’t see this coming? Like pretty much every other consumer, we sure did. Alas, Keurig pleaded ignorance, all the way up until its latest financial report. At the end of Q1, Keurig saw its sales drop 23%, year-over-year. Instead of improving its stock price, which is what it expected, it instead…..

AMD’s 6th-gen Processors, Based On ‘Zen’ Core, To Ship Next Year

Posted on May 7, 2015 3:42 PM by Rob Williams
AMD 6th-gen Processor

At its financial analyst day, held yesterday, AMD finally unveiled its long-awaited Zen architecture. As recent rumor has said, chips featuring the new core will be released at some point in 2016. AMD touts Zen as being developed with a “totally new” core design, one that supports both SMT and a high-bandwidth…..

Purchase A GeForce GTX 970 Or 980, Get Witcher 3 & Batman: Arkham Knight For Free

Posted on May 6, 2015 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

NVIDIA has just kicked-off what it calls the “Two Times The Adventure” promotion, and hot damn, is it attractive. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight are two of the hottest titles set to come out this year, and both can be had for free with the purchase of either…..

COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted on May 6, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
COUGAR_500K_Gaming_Keyboard_Press_Shot

While the PC peripheral market has been obsessed with mechanical keyboards the last couple of years, not everyone has the budget nor desire for such devices. Rubber-dome may be a dirty word when it comes to high-end peripherals, but they are still relevant and a proven key switch type. COUGAR’s budget orientated…..

Dramatically Enhance The Look Of Your Steam Client With New ‘Pressure’ Theme

Posted on May 5, 2015 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Steam - Pressure Theme (Store and Menu)

Despite the fact that I appreciate great aesthetics and find Steam’s default interface to be a bit lacking, I’ve never felt compelled enough to deal with the hassle of installing a replacement theme. Time and time again, I’d spot a neat theme and be intrigued, but for some reason still wouldn’t go through with…..

Microsoft Releases First Public Preview Build Of Office 2016

Posted on May 5, 2015 9:50 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Office 2016 - Excel

Want to give Microsoft’s latest and greatest office suite a go before it hits the shelves this fall? Good news: following in the footsteps of its successful Windows 10 Preview programme, Microsoft has just launched Office 2016 Preview to the masses. As expected, it’s completely free to test out. Those without an…..

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