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CES 2017: Intel Experiments With Compute Card – A PC That Fits In Your Wallet

Posted on January 5, 2017 10:05 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel Compute Card Feature Image

CES is a great time to see some novel inventions. Some are cool tech demos, while others can lead into real products. Intel’s Compute Card is something that sits between the two. How would you like a PC that’s slightly thicker than a credit card, that you can carry around in your…..

CES 2017: Corsair New Flagship K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard & SCIMITAR PRO RGB MMO Mouse

Posted on January 5, 2017 5:40 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard Full View

It’s a new year and a new wave of peripherals. Corsair’s been busy updating its venerable line of high-end peripherals. While RGB backlighting remains a hit, it’s the small refinements that makes these keyboards and mice the perfect weapon in your digital life. K95 RGB Platinum Starting with the keyboard, Corsair has…..

CES 2017: NETGEAR Updates ReadyNAS Range With 10GbE & Xeon Processors

Posted on January 5, 2017 4:40 PM by Greg King

At last night’s Pepcom Digital Experience, NETGEAR was showing off its latest products for 2017 and one line that caught our eye was the refreshed ReadyNAS portfolio.  The new ReadyNAS products bring better performance, five levels of data protection, the incredible NETGEAR ReadyDR backup and recovery utility, updated mobile apps, simple file…..

CES 2017: Netgear Keeping A Mindful Eye On your Younglings With Arlo Baby

Posted on January 5, 2017 4:15 PM by Greg King
Netgear Arlo Baby Monitors

The doors to CES 2017 only opened a few short hours ago and before they did, the inundation of announcements began.  Last night we spent some time with NETGEAR at the Pepcom Digital Experience.  At that show, NETGEAR was showing off an array of new products, many of which were CES Innovation…..

TRENDnet Launches Wireless Powerline Ethernet Kit & USB-C Peripherals At CES 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 2:57 PM by Rob Williams
TRENDnet TPL-430APK Wireless Powerline Adapter

A couple of months ago, I took a look at TRENDnet’s then latest powerline Ethernet kit, TPL-421E2K, and overall, I loved it (despite my apartment’s wiring not being too complementary). So it piqued my interest greatly when I learned that the company has followed-up to that kit at this year’s CES with…..

Intel Refreshes NUCs With New Design, Kaby Lake & Thunderbolt 3

Posted on January 5, 2017 8:15 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel 7th Gen NUC Short

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing bare-bones systems started off with a bit of a slow start, but over the years have not only made themselves a niche, but came to the forefront of Small Form Factor computing. Mini PCs are one of the few growing desktop markets left, and it’s not hard…..

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD TV Update & The SPOT AI Assistant Microphone

Posted on January 5, 2017 2:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher

Following on from our coverage of the GeForce NOW Cloud Streaming service, NVIDIA is releasing a refresh to its SHIELD TV. This goes beyond gaming, streaming and otherwise replacing your smart TV; NVIDIA is also integrating some Artificial Intelligence into the system too. At a basic level, the new SHIELD TV works…..

NVIDIA Announces GeForce NOW Cloud-Based Game Streaming

Posted on January 5, 2017 1:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
GeForce NOW Feature image

Well, this is going to be quite the story to cover. NVIDIA has been busy outside of its typical graphic card launches. Announced at CES 2017, NVIDIA will begin rolling out its own cloud rendering gaming service called GeForce NOW, updating its SHIELD platform to integrate with modern 4K UHD and HDR…..

CES 2017: FOVE To Start Shipping Eye-Tracking VR Headset

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:40 PM by Greg King

Each CES for the past 50 years has had an underlining theme.  With CES 2017 only one day away, my money is on this year’s theme being VR.  Already we’ve seen multiple hardware companies offering a VR experience, either within their own ecosystem or within an established one like Vive or Rift. …..

Logitech’s New G533 Wireless Headset Features Company’s Own Pro-G Drivers, Can Last Up To 15 Hours On Single Charge

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:29 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset

If you’re in the market for a new gaming headset, there is certainly no shortage of them available to choose from. However, if you add wireless to the mix, then that becomes an entirely different story. On one hand, there are a good collection of wireless cans out there, but many of…..

CES 2017 ASUS Zennovation – ZenFone Updates, ZenBooks, Monitors & Pre-Built Systems

Posted on January 4, 2017 7:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
GX800 1

ASUS has certainly been busy. At its latest presentation as part of the CES event, a new generation of products were announced, covering a wide gamut of display technologies, mobile phones, new laptops, motherboards, mice, keyboards, routers and even a microphone. Note: Press packs were not complete at time of publish, so…..

CES 2017: Day Zero Roundup – The Pre-Show Coverage

Posted on January 4, 2017 1:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher

It’s that special time of year where journalists and tech enthusiasts descend on Vegas for a non-stop week of everything new and shiny that’s to come out over the next year. It’s a big event, hosted over several hotels and show floors, and pretty much impossible to cover everything – but we’ll…..

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 And GTX 1050 Ti Arrive For Notebooks

Posted on January 4, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Dell Inspiron 14 7000 GTX 1050-equipped Notebook

Hot on the heels of us posting a review of an excellent GTX 1060-equipped notebook from Eurocom comes an announcement from NVIDIA for its new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti for notebooks. Considering the GTX 1060 offered excellent gameplay at 1440p, the 1050 Ti should offer an “excellent” 1080p experience. As we’re…..

CES 2017: Acer Announces Predator 21 X Ultrawide Curved Screen Gaming Laptop

Posted on January 4, 2017 8:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Acer Predator 21 X GX21-71 right facing eye tracking lights keyboard image touchpad

Ready for some seriously advanced hardware with every kind of feature you can think of? Acer has a monster Laptop coming out soon, and it’s a doozy. Curved screen, eye tracking, SLI graphics, Kaby Lake processor, and it’s all overclockable. Oh, and it’s ultrawide too. We had to do a double take…..

Logitech Unveils New ‘Prodigy’ Gaming Mouse Series At CES, Kicks Off With $50 G203

Posted on January 4, 2017 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Logitech G203 Prodigy Gaming Mouse

Logitech wasted no time at CES 2017 to unveil a brand-new gaming mouse series called ‘Prodigy’. The goal with this series isn’t to be the best of the best, but to be the best of the best for its “great value” market segment. In the G203 Prodigy’s case, that great value equates…..

CES 2017: Kingston Announces 2TB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive

Posted on January 3, 2017 2:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Kingston 2TB Flash Drive DataTraveller Ultimate GT

We remember a certain time when our website crashed under the breaking news of the previous 1TB flash drive that was announced back in 2013. We doubt that’ll happen again (fingers crossed) but Kingston have packed in even more data into a tiny USB 3.0 Flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT…..

CES 2017: Patriot Viper RGB Mice, Keyboards & Headset

Posted on January 3, 2017 2:00 PM by Greg King
Patriot V570 RGB Gaming Mouse

With CES 2017 only days away, if feels like we’re square in the middle of the commotion.  With a flurry of announcements already, it’s a good day for those looking forward to the new products we’ll get to see in 2017.  Patriot, not wanting to be left out, has a long list…..

ASUS Brings STRIX To Mainstream Motherboards With New Series

Posted on January 3, 2017 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E Gaming Motherboard

As someone who’s been a fan of ASUS’ STRIX graphics cards ever since their original unveiling, I was rather delighted to open a box a couple of weeks ago and see ASUS’ brand-new Z270E Gaming motherboard. Knowing what ASUS has accomplished with its GPUs, I knew that the board could be a…..

Valve Launches Steam Sale To Celebrate Service’s Highest Grossing Titles In 2016

Posted on January 2, 2017 9:40 AM by Rob Williams
Steam 2016 Best Sellers - Platinum

We might have just survived another holiday season, but it looks as though Valve can’t shake its giving mood, as it’s just launched another sale. This one has an interesting angle, and it might be the first time it was used: highest-grossing. While this has to be one of the easiest sales…..

Synology Announces Its Second Consumer Router, The High Performance RT2600ac

Posted on December 22, 2016 4:14 PM by Greg King
Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router (Front)

It’s an exciting time of year.  As the industry looks to close out the current year, it shifts into over drive in preparation for the next, and with the new year comes CES.  While it’s easy to get lost in the press releases, one that captured our attention and made us listen…..

South Korea Passes Law To Punish Online Cheaters With Potential Jail Time Or Fines

Posted on December 16, 2016 1:09 PM by Rob Williams
StarCraft II

It’s no secret that South Korea is packed with gamers, even serious gamers, as many eSports competitions reveal. However, did you know that SK is so serious about gaming, that its own government will step in to improve it? That’s just what’s happening with any and all online games that operate in…..

NVIDIA Adds Achievements To VR Funhouse, Releases Holiday Themed Mod

Posted on December 15, 2016 11:23 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA VR Funhouse Winter Wonderland!

Given the season, it’s just about guaranteed that there are going to be a lot of new VR owners soon, so to that end, NVIDIA has continued to update its tech demo / game VR Funhouse to keep it relevant, and enticing. The latest update might be its biggest yet – or,…..

“Nearly 50%” Of Xbox One Owners Play Backwards Compatible Content

Posted on December 14, 2016 2:35 PM by Rob Williams
Xbox One S

We don’t post a lot of console-related news and content at Techgage, but there have been some exceptions over the years. Most recently, I purchased a PlayStation 4 Pro, and in addition to the full review, I talked about the 60 FPS vs. 4K angle and performed some in-depth performance testing –…..

Corsair Cooks Up Crazy Fast MP500 Force Series NVMe M.2 SSDs

Posted on December 14, 2016 11:23 AM by Robert Tanner
Corsair Force Series MP500 M2 SSD

SATA-based SSDs are certainly good enough for most users, but for anyone that wants or needs a high-performance SSD, the future will be M.2 solid-state drives. Toward this end Corsair is serving up its fastest SSDs ever for enthusiasts to gobble up just in time for the holidays, the MP500 Force Series…..

Rise And Shine: AMD’s Ryzen Set To Take On Intel’s Biggest Chips

Posted on December 13, 2016 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Zen Processor

It’s no secret that AMD’s CPU business has struggled in recent years, with Intel having firmly planted itself at the top of the performance pile, in effect becoming a de facto choice for those building a new PC. This is not to say that AMD’s chips have been lackluster, because that’s far…..

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