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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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Upcoming Game Airplane Mode Lets You Sit In Coach For Six Hours

For some, flying is an absolute joy. You get to chill on a bus 30,000+ in the air while reflecting on a book, work, or whatever happens to be outside the window. For others, flying can feel more like an ordeal, where the thought of being stuck on a plane for six…..

Published on November 11, 2019
Airplane Mode Game

Super Mario 64 Land Fan Game Released, Can Be Played In Any N64 Emulator

For about as long as video game emulation has existed, there have been fan hacks. Some of these hacks might be as simple as translating one language to another, while others could be more advanced, adjusting game rules and behavior. Then there are hacks that are more like entirely new games, such…..

Published on November 10, 2019
Super Mario 64 Land (2)

Eight Cores At 5GHz: Intel Core i9-9900KS Review

With competition in the CPU market proving to be fiercer than ever, Intel has decided to haul out some big guns. “Big guns” in this case refers to eight cores running at 5GHz a piece. This comes to us in the form of the Core i9-9900KS, and you can join us as we pit it against the rest of our collection in creator and gaming workloads.

Published on November 10, 2019
Intel Core i9-9900KS Stock Image

Steam Beta Reveals Valve Is Planning To Expand To Cloud Gaming

When we started the year, we’re not sure anyone outside of Valve realized just how many quality updates would be hitting the Steam client throughout the year. Part of the sudden insurgence of new features could be due to the intense competition that’s come out of the woodwork – but whatever the…..

Published on November 9, 2019
Steam Client (Nov 2019)

MAINGEAR Releases VECTOR: High-Performance 15-inch Gaming Notebook At $1,499

Are you on the lookout for a full-featured gaming notebook that’s not going to break the bank? MAINGEAR has just released an alluring option called VECTOR, and as a single configuration, you don’t need to worry about customizing anything – it’s just a flat $1,499 price (we’re not sure if it’s lower…..

Published on November 8, 2019
MAINGEAR VECTOR 15-inch Gaming Notebook - Front

Corsair Releases $299 T3 RUSH Gaming Chair

Following-up on its T1 RACE and T2 ROAD WARRIOR gaming chairs, Corsair has just announced its third take: T3 RUSH. Will you want to “RUSH” out to pick one up? That depends on whether or not you dig the unique color schemes offered here, and the standard design that seems to be…..

Published on November 8, 2019
Corsair T3 Rush Gray Charcoal Gaming Chair

Qualcomm Expects 200 Million 5G Phones To Be Sold In 2020

Qualcomm believes that 2020 is going to be a massive year for 5G, and based on all we know about how the technologies have rolled out so far, it seems safe enough to assume that’s correct. But Qualcomm is putting some real numbers down: it expects that 200 million 5G smartphones will…..

Published on November 7, 2019
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

AMD To Release Ryzen 9 3950X & First Two Third-gen Threadrippers On November 25

Considering the fact that AMD itself said its latest chips would be releasing this month, we’ve known that it was only a matter of time before we’d learn about actual dates, and finally, the company has revealed all of that today – along with a surprise or two. First and foremost, AMD’s…..

Published on November 7, 2019
AMD's Lisa Su With Third-gen Ryzen Threadripper

NZXT Debuts Audio Products: AER Headset, MXER Controller & STND Holder

NZXT has today entered the audio arena with not just a single product, but a handful of products that complement each other quite well. As the first go, NZXT wanted to make sure its audio products impressed from the get-go, and based on what we’re reading so far, things are looking good.…..

Published on November 6, 2019
NZXT AER Closed-back Headset

NVIDIA And USPS Adopt AI To Make Sure You Never Lose Another Package

Artificial intelligence has the capability to change our world in great ways, and over the past five years especially, we’ve seen countless examples of how it’s already happened, and will continue to happen. Sometimes, you never quite know where AI is going to pop up, but you can safely believe in one…..

Published on November 6, 2019
Trustworthy Flame-retardant USPS Courier

Seagate Expects To Release 18TB Hard Drive Early 2020, 20TB Late 2020

When the first solid-state drives hit the market, it seemed almost certain at the time that the days of mechanical drives were numbered. Fast-forward to all of this time later, and we can see that’s not even close to being the case. For home users, SSDs have replaced at least the OS…..

Published on November 6, 2019
Seagate Exos 3.5-inch HDD

Luxion Releases KeyShot 9, Introduces GPU Rendering And Denoising Acceleration

There were many surprises to be had at SIGGRAPH this past summer, but few announcements grabbed us quite as much as Luxion’s tease that GPU acceleration would be coming to KeyShot before the end of the year. Well, that “before the end of the year” is right now, as Luxion has finally…..

Published on November 5, 2019
KeyShot 9

Chaos Czech Brings Many Performance Improvements To Corona Renderer 5

Chaos Czech has just released Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max, bringing with it a bunch of performance enhancements. Performance is the major focus here, with Chaos wanting to give users more performance out of the hardware they already have. The caustics that were introduced in Corona 4 will see up to…..

Published on November 5, 2019

Adobe Adds AI To Photoshop And GPU Acceleration To Dimension

Adobe MAX is happening right now, which means that a lot of updates are floating around (and not just for Adobe, but also its partners.) As expected, a slew of Creative Cloud applications have been updated, as well as features introduced. Of note, Adobe has finally brought a proper Photoshop take to…..

Published on November 5, 2019
Adobe Dimension 3.0

AMD Plans For 7nm Mobile APUs In Early 2020, First Zen 3 Products Later 2020

AMD has some serious momentum right now in the CPU market, and since Zen’s original launch, the company has successfully managed to impress audiences with each subsequent iteration. We’ve already taken many looks at the third-gen Ryzen series, and we eagerly await testing of the upcoming 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X and some…..

Published on November 5, 2019
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Packaging

HP And Adobe Team Up To Transform Real Materials To Digital With Project Captis

Using physical material properties in a digital world isn’t anything new, but it’s definitely a process that’s become easier over the years, as technologies continue to advance and companies like HP continue to push out new products utilizing those technologies. With Project Captis, both HP and Adobe want to make it easier…..

Published on November 4, 2019
HP Z Series - Project Captus Thumbnail

Red Dead Redemption 2 For PC Drops Tomorrow, NVIDIA Greets Launch With Game Ready Driver

It’s still a little hard to believe that it’s actually happening, but tomorrow, the ultra-hyped Red Dead Redemption 2 is hitting the PC, able to be acquired at launch from Rockstar’s own store, Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, GameStop, or the Humble Store. Steam fans who don’t mind waiting a little bit…..

Published on November 4, 2019
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Shootout

Checking Out NVIDIA RTX Shadows In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare becomes the latest title to take advantage of NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing technology, and over the past weekend, we finally found the time to install the 120GB+ game and give it a good test on the just-reviewed Corsair ONE i164 gaming PC. With MW, the RTX effects…..

Published on November 4, 2019
Call of Duty Modern Warfare - RTX Off vs On (3)

NVIDIA’s Latest Driver Enables Ultra Low-latency Mode, ReShade Support & Better Image Sharpening

It’s proving to be a very busy day for NVIDIA, as the company has not only released its GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card, but also a new Game Ready driver that introduces a lot of new functionality and polish. In case you are wondering – no, the actual Control Panel didn’t…..

Published on October 29, 2019
NVIDIA ReShade Support Thumb

NVIDIA Releases Updated SHIELD TV Hardware, Introduces Overhauled Remote & AI Upscaling

A leak for new NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices hit the web last week, and while many leaks can leave doubts in our minds, this particular one seemed detailed enough to be real. And wouldn’t you know it – NVIDIA wasted no time making the new SHIELDs officially official. Introducing the $149 NVIDIA…..

Published on October 28, 2019
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Family (2019)

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