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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Review – Keepin’ It Cool

Posted on September 16, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
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Thermaltake is taking us from Extreme to Ultimate with its new Water 3.0 closed-loop CPU water cooling solution. This brings us up to three 120mm fans, a doubling of the cooling surface, and a more powerful pump. This makes it the biggest and strongest Water offering yet. Will this effort bring prefab water cooling to […]

Coming Soon to a Next-Gen Console (and, a little later, a PC) Near You: GTA V

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:53 PM by J.D. Kane
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Rockstar Games had some great news about its most famous gaming franchise, Grand Theft Auto.  The company announced today that GTA V, will be released onto both the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 on November 18, 2014.  Moreover, the much-awaited PC version will launch just a couple of months later, on January 27, […]

SimBin Folds, Then Returns as Sector 3

Posted on September 12, 2014 6:00 PM by J.D. Kane
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SimBin Studios is a familiar name to gamers who enjoy sim-like racing titles such as Race 07 and its excellent expansion, GTR Evolution. For a few weeks now, the Swedish game developer has been rumored to be in its death throes. Staff layoffs have been occurring at the company for some time now to mitigate […]

WD My Book Duo Review – Red HDD Performance & Data Safety Can’t Be Beat

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
WD MyBook Duo 8TB

WD – People in the tech community have come to know as being synonymous with quality, value, and reliability. The company has worked hard to maintain this reputation, always producing cutting edge products. WD seeks to continue their quest for dominance in the storage field with its latest offering, the WD My Book Duo. There […]

California: First US State to Top 100K Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Sales

Posted on September 10, 2014 2:30 PM by J.D. Kane
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August is usually the hottest month of the California summer season.  Perhaps appropriately, sales of electric/hybrid vehicles topped the 100 thousand mark sometime that month, demonstrating that interest in these types of vehicles is likewise heating up. According to the chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, “We’ve clearly gotten beyond the point […]

Lightning Connector Headphones – First From Phillips – Not Apple

Posted on September 10, 2014 10:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Phillips Fidelio M2L

In an impressive “beat to the punch”, Phillips has announced that it will launch high-end headphones that will sport the proprietary-to-Apple-devices Lightning connector on its new line of headphones. The Fidelio M2L headphones will bypass the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) that is native to the Apple device, and bring in 100% digital audio, where the […]

How Low Should You Go? ASUS Radeon R7 250X Graphics Card Review

Posted on September 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
AMD Radeon R7 250X

After we were done benchmarking AMD’s $110 Radeon R7 260 last winter, we were impressed enough to call it a “console killer” (thanks in part to the ‘next-gen’ consoles having been released not soon before). Will we be able to say the same thing about the R7 250X, a model a mere one-step down? That’s […]

Dell’s UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Display Makes 4K Cry: Enter The 14.7 Megapixel Display

Posted on September 8, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor

I somehow missed the announcement of this display last week, and despite me being late, I just have to talk about it. I’ve made it no secret in the past that I haven’t jumped on the 4K bandwagon, because gaming-wise, anyone who wishes to play at that resolution is getting the same aspect ratio as 1080p and […]

For Those Who Like Their PCs Naked: Puget Test Bench EATX Version 1 Review

Posted on September 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Puget Systems Test Bench EATX V1 DIY Kit - Side View Installed Hardware

Open test benches are not for everyone, but for those who need to deal with their PC’s components often, they could prove to be a boon to efficiency. Puget Systems is a company that benefits greatly from using test benches, but it had a problem: None were perfect. So, the company decided to create its […]

Techgage Presents: Intel’s i7-5960X, Unboxed (Like Nothing’s Been Unboxed Before)

Posted on September 5, 2014 12:57 PM by Greg King
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Clever marketing can capture its target audience’s attention better than most anything planned or unplanned.  With society becoming ever more connected through social media, the way that messages and ideas get propagated can pay significant dividends for successful marking departments. When it comes to Intel, they’ve had some considerable success. Remember this guy? When we were […]

SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Posted on September 5, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
SilverStone Tundra TD02 Liquid CPU Cooler

AIO liquid CPU coolers seem to be as common as high-end air coolers nowadays. However, despite this, many of them look nearly the same. SilverStone, with its Tundra TD02, has decided to go against that grain, giving us a more distinctive, perhaps even classier offering. Let’s see how far those improved aesthetics get it. The […]

Logitech’s K480 Bluetooth Keyboard Lets You Interact with Multiple OSes and Devices

Posted on September 4, 2014 12:45 PM by Ryan Perry
Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard K480

Simplicity and ease of use is the name of the game in today’s tech world, and boy, does Logitech have something that should take care of that. The peripheral giant has just announced the K480, a Bluetooth keyboard that can control your mobile phone, tablet and PC, regardless of the OS, with Windows, Mac, Android, […]

Kingston Replaces HyperX Genesis Memory Series With Aggressive-looking Savage

Posted on September 4, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Kingston HyperX Savage

It feels to me like Kingston’s HyperX Genesis series hasn’t even been out for that long, but here we have its replacement: Savage. As the title suggests, these are rather aggressive-looking sticks, and overall, I think they look awesome. It’s rare to see a heatspreader that’s not totally flat on the sides and bottom, so […]

WD My Passport Wireless Review – Your Own Hand-Held Personal Cloud

Posted on September 3, 2014 8:00 AM by Techgage Staff
WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive

What do you get when you cross a hard drive, an SD card reader, and a Wi-Fi hotspot with cloud capabilities? You get WD’s My Passport Wireless. Available in 500GB ~ 2TB capacities, this My Passport hopes to become the ultimate mobile drive, and it offers even more than what’s immediately obvious. Let’s check it […]

NVIDIA Wants to Celebrate PC Gaming on the 18th, And You’re Invited

Posted on September 2, 2014 3:56 PM by Rob Williams
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In case our huge focus on PC hardware doesn’t make it obvious enough, we at Techgage loooooove PC gaming. We also love those who love it right alongside us. Take NVIDIA, for example. Many of our contacts there regularly talk to game studios to help further the success of PC gaming, and aide in making our […]

AMD Updates FX Processor Lineup, Adds Two Energy Efficient Models

Posted on September 2, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
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The Tonga-based Radeon R9 285 graphics card isn’t the only thing AMD had in store for today; it’s also unveiled a couple of new FX processor SKUs, in addition to some updated pricing. Unlike most processor launches, this one was a bit interesting because AMD gave us example systems of where certain models would fit […]

AMD’s GTX 760 Killer? MSI Radeon R9 285 Twin Frozr IV Review

Posted on September 2, 2014 8:00 AM by Techgage Staff
MSI Radeon R9 285 Twin Frozr IV

It may be a year late, but with its Radeon R9 285, AMD claims that it’s come up with the perfect recipe for taking on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 – a card that hasn’t seen much of a price drop since its release. Featuring an updated GCN architecture, the R9 285 is an interesting card […]

Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Site He Founded More Than 17 Years Ago

Posted on August 30, 2014 9:15 PM by Rob Williams
Anand Lal Shimpi

Anand Lal Shimpi, one of the Web’s best-respected tech writers, has decided to retire from the website he founded over seventeen years ago. AnandTech is synonymous with the term “tech website”, and it currently ranks within the top few thousand sites in the world. This, all from the humble beginnings of a fourteen-year-old boy who […]

ASUS’ Rampage V Extreme X99 Motherboard Wants YOU! (If You’re an Extreme Overclocker)

Posted on August 29, 2014 4:56 PM by Rob Williams
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When I received ASUS’ X99-DELUXE motherboard last week, I admit that I giggled a bit after I took it out of its box. I wish I were joking, but it’s true. I sometimes get like that when I’m dealing with a board that really takes things to the next level, and the DELUXE does. The […]

Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Review: Intel’s Overdue Desktop 8-Core Is Here

Posted on August 29, 2014 12:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Intel Haswell-E Processor Close-up

In late 2011, I wagered that Intel would follow-up its i7-3960X with an eight-core model within the year. That didn’t happen. Instead, we have had to wait nearly three years since that release to finally see an eight-core Intel desktop chip become a reality. Now for the big question: Was the company’s Core i7-5960X worth […]

Meet the Renovo Coupe: The First American All-Electric Supercar

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:00 PM by J.D. Kane
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Just over two weeks ago, we brought you news on Saleen Automotive’s Foursixteen, a modified version of the all-electric Tesla Model S, and how it was making its debut at the prestigious Concourse d’Elegance in Monterey, CA. Saleen’s Foursixteen is basically a Model S on electric steroids, with higher performance and much more aggressive styling. […]

Steam Now Natively Supports NVIDIA’s Latest GeForce GPUs for In-home Streaming

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
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NVIDIA has shot us a note to let us know that the latest version of Steam now natively supports the hardware encoder on its GeForce GPUs for in-home streaming. The company says that you can stream at up to 1080p resolution with performance of 60 FPS, and with quality that comes closer to native than […]

Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis Review – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Corsair Obsidian 450D Chassis

Corsair’s Obsidian series of PC chassis represents the apex of the company’s offerings in the market. Innovative and user-friendly, they’ve also been overkill for most users. Now, though, the 450D has come onto the scene, intent on proving that the Obsidians shouldn’t be the exclusive preserve of users with deep pockets. Does it live up […]

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard Review

Posted on August 27, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

Our last two Z97 reviews involved some petite motherboards, so it’s time to go all-out – something GIGABYTE’s Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK helps us pull off. Its name implies that gamers are the target here, and as you’d expect from its $350 price tag, it’s packed with features. What more reason do you need to read? […]

Amazon to Acquire Twitch.tv in $1 Billion Deal

Posted on August 26, 2014 12:59 PM by Ryan Perry
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Many of us knew that this would happen eventually, and speculation had Google as the possible front-runner to acquire the popular live streaming service, Twitch.tv. After snapping up YouTube, Google could’ve had a huge monopoly on video sharing, but in a letter from Emmett Shear, the CEO of Twitch, it turns out that online mega […]

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