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Seagate’s All-steel ‘Seven’ Mobile Hard Drive Is World’s Thinnest, Also World’s Sexiest

Posted on January 5, 2015 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Seagate Seven Mobile Hard Drive - Sketches

We’ve had a good number of mobile hard drives cross our path over the years, and I can honestly say that I don’t ever remember being “wowed” by one for looking so aesthetically pleasing. It’s just a mobile drive, right? Well, Seagate wants to make an exception. If it were commonplace for…..

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on January 5, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Chassis

The line “big things come in small packages” has been used often to describe small form-factor chassis, so we’ll spare you this time. What we have today is Phanteks’ Enthoo EVOLV, a micro-ATX enclosure that’s big on features, but small on space. While our testing wasn’t without issues, it looks to be…..

NVIDIA Demos NVIDIA DRIVE Automotive Computer Tech

Posted on January 5, 2015 1:30 AM by J.D. Kane
NVIDIA DRIVE CX

As an automotive enthusiast, I get excited by new technologies applied to cars. You can attribute that to a childhood dominated by evenings watching Knight Rider. Thankfully, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) always delivers, and NVIDIA is the first to present new tech that promises to revolutionize the automotive world. NVIDIA’s…..

NVIDIA Announces Tegra X1 Mobile Processor, Uses 256 CUDA Cores To Push 1 TFLOPs

Posted on January 5, 2015 12:30 AM by Rob Williams
Tegra X1 Chip Shot

At its annual CES keynote, NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang announced his company’s next-generation Tegra mobile processor, “X1″. The X in its name refers to Maxwell, the latest architecture to power NVIDIA’s desktop GPUs, including the GeForce GTX 980 and 970. As usual, Jen-Hsun touts some impressive things with Tegra X1. For starters, it…..

Techgage @ CES 2015

Posted on January 5, 2015 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
CES Logo

Believe it or not, the annual Consumer Electronics Show is upon us once again, and sticking to sound logic, CEA has dubbed this one “CES 2015″. While Mother Nature caused some disruption last year, we’ve made it to Vegas for the latest event and will be reporting on the coolest stuff to come out…..

WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Posted on January 2, 2015 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
WD Red 6TB

Whether your NAS has 1 or 8 bays, if your goal is to maximize the available storage space, you’ll want to turn your attention to WD’s Red – the only consumer-targeted NAS series that offers a 6TB option. At about $265, it’s not too hard on the wallet, and as we’ll see,…..

Elite Dangerous Review: It’s Full Of Stars

Posted on December 31, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Elite_Dangerous_00

The Elite series has been around for almost 30 years, with the last game having graced our monitors 20-years-ago. Given that, it’s safe to suspect that Elite Dangerous has a lot to live up to. Does it? Or should we abort this docking? The resurgence of space-based video games have been very…..

Rumor: NVIDIA Set To Launch Mid-range GeForce GTX 960 On January 22?

Posted on December 30, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 can’t get here soon enough, because until it does, rumors of its release will continue to permeate the Internet. Fortunately, the latest rumor seems pretty reasonable. According to Japanese website Hermitage Akihabara (via: Fudzilla), NVIDIA’s set to launch its first mid-range GTX 900 card on January 22 for ¥25,000,…..

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Internet Explorer? Windows 10 Said To Introduce New Primary Web Browser

Posted on December 30, 2014 9:00 AM by Greg King
Internet Explorer 11 Logo

I think few would argue that Microsoft had many missteps with Windows 8. Some have even gone as far as calling it a failure on par with Windows Vista. For those reasons, Microsoft has a lot riding on its next OS, Windows 10, and so far, it seems to be doing well…..

Xiaomi Raises $1.1 Billion To Push Company Valuation To $45 Billion

Posted on December 29, 2014 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
Xiaomi Redmi Note

Outside of business tech, the Xiaomi name is almost an unknown on these shores. But, there’s a handful of reasons why the company is worth watching, because in time, it could very well make a big impression on the US market. For example, consider the fact that this hardware vendor was founded…..

Could a Borderlands ‘Remastered Edition’ Be On Its Way?

Posted on December 29, 2014 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Borderlands Box Art

If you’re a Borderlands fan, you might soon have a reason to get excited: A ‘Remastered’ version could be en route. That’s if a listing that popped-up on an Australian ratings website wasn’t a complete error – and what’s the chance of that being the case? Before the listing was removed, it…..

A Keyboard To Control All Your Mobile Devices – Logitech K480 Review

Posted on December 29, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard K480

A mobile keyboard that does it all, on all of your devices – that’s quite the Holy Grail nowadays. Well, what we’re looking at here is an offering from Logitech that may just suit the needs of your mobile lifestyle. Whether you’re needing to type on your iPad, smartphone, or even your…..

ASUS’ Poseidon GTX 980 Merges Air & Liquid Cooling To Achieve 27ºC Drop Over Reference Design

Posted on December 17, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 - Packaging

When you’re looking to eke as much performance out of a piece of hardware as possible, especially while trying to keep temperatures modest, nothing beats liquid cooling. But as attractive as liquid cooling is, it often introduces a number of harsh caveats. One example is with the fact that most GPU waterblocks…..

Surprise, Surprise – Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on December 17, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis

Surprises, for the most part, are a good thing. I’ve never owned a Thermaltake chassis before, so I didn’t know what to expect from the Core V51. So, one way or the other, I was sure to be surprised with it. And, it did surprise me in many ways. Read on to…..

NVIDIA Adds 8 Great Titles To GRID In First Month Of Service’s Launch

Posted on December 16, 2014 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GRID on NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

In mid-November, NVIDIA made a number of cool announcements, with arguably the biggest being that its GRID cloud service was becoming official. As the service had been in beta for quite some time prior to that, it was a bit of a relief to finally see the company pulling the trigger – it meant…..

Total Charity Donations Through Humble Bundle Top $50,000,000

Posted on December 16, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Humble Bundle Charity

Believe it or not, Humble Bundle will be turning five this coming May – and what a five years it’s been. When the first bundle released way back in 2010, Humble Bundle as a whole became an instant hit. The ability to buy great games at your own price had serious appeal,…..

The Crew Review: Life In The Not so Fast Lane

Posted on December 15, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Ubisoft's The Crew

The Crew is Ubisoft’s newest franchise, and it’s been touting it hard as being the ultimate racer. As it puts gamers squarely in the driver’s seat with a license to go fast either solo or with friends, we have some questions: Does it have what it takes to overtake the competition? Or…..

Here’s Something Entirely New: A Wireless CHERRY Keyboard, by CHERRY

Posted on December 11, 2014 12:43 PM by J.D. Kane
CHERRY JD-0700 Wireless Keyboard

Now, everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows that the German company CHERRY is the world’s biggest and most popular supplier of mechanical keyboard switches. With the ongoing proliferation of mechanical keyboards, the CHERRY name keeps getting spread ever farther, ever wider. Most of the big hitters of the PC…..

Samsung Debuts Impressive 850 EVO Line of SSDs

Posted on December 10, 2014 5:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung 850 EVO SSD - Angled

Samsung has unveiled its latest creation, the 850 EVO solid-state drive family. The 850 EVO is slated to be the successor to the incredibly popular 840 EVO line of SSDs. While the 850 Pro retains the flagship performance and endurance spotlight, the EVO slots in as the more budget-friendly alternative. The 840…..

Contest: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up To Give You Far Cry 4

Posted on December 8, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Far_Cry_Logo

It might be a little hard to believe, but the Far Cry series is well into its tenth year, and as its name suggests, Far Cry 4 is its fourth major release. While sometimes a long-running series runs the chance of growing stale, Ubisoft defied that from being the case here: Simply…..

ASUSTOR AS-204TE 4-bay NAS Review

Posted on December 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUSTOR AS-204TE NAS

We have taken a look at many NAS solutions over the years, but it’s not often that we get to check out a model from a vendor we’ve never had the chance to look at before. So, it’s with great intrigue that we check out ASUSTOR’s AS-204TE, a four-bay NAS solution designed…..

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Season Pass Delivers More Frustration Than Content

Posted on December 5, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Borderlands Pre-Sequel Logo

When Gearbox released Borderlands in 2009, I’m not sure many people would have accurately predicted what the series would become. It wouldn’t even surprise me if Gearbox had no intentions of a sequel at that point. But, the company did want to make a massive impression with its new IP, and helped that by…..

Far Cry 4 Review: Can You Take Me Higher?

Posted on December 4, 2014 2:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Far_Cry_Logo

Things have changed in the Far Cry series. We are no longer on a sunny tropical island. Instead, we’re now being taken to new heights in a fictional country called Kyrat, which resides in the Himalayan region. Let’s find out if this change of scenery breathes new life into the series, or…..

Dragon Age Inquisition Review: Roaring Back To Life

Posted on December 1, 2014 6:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Dragon Age Inquisition Logo

Dragon Age Origins took many RPG fans by immense surprise, with its lengthy story, fascinating characters, brilliant control scheme and et cetera. Unfortunately, its second installment was the exact opposite. But now, we have Dragon Age Inquisition: Did BioWare learn from its mistakes or did it just roll another critical number one?…..

Fractal Design – The Define R5: Where Clean Styling Meets Quiet Acoustics

Posted on November 28, 2014 8:05 AM by Tom Roeder
Fractal Design R5 2

Fractal Design is no stranger to the computer case market, and it has always had some really top shelf offerings in the past – today is no different, enter the Fractal Design Define R5 – The Definition of Silence. The Define series of cases already have a well-earned place in the case…..

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