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Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
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Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

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When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered by Android TV and being 4K ready, it obliterated the competition with Ultra HD video support and offered a tasty... >>

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

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When Nvidia announced its new version of the Shield TV media streamer in December, it revealed the device would get Google Assistant and SmartThings smart home support in a future update. However, it was thought that the older version wouldn't - that... >>

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

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Alongside the new version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android Nougat-powered media streamer, the company will be launching the Nvidia Spot.It's a tiny sphere that you plug into an available power socket which works with the Shield TV box and basically... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Nvidia Spot extends the 4K console's reach through your home

Nvidia Spot extends the 4K console's reach through your home

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Along with having announced that its new Shield console would soon support Google Assistant and 4K HDR content, Nvidia has announced another new product called the Nvidia Spot.The Spot is essentially a small, round mic and speaker unit that connects to... >>

New Nvidia Shield TV is the 4K Android entertainment centre and smart home hub of the future

New Nvidia Shield TV is the 4K Android entertainment centre and smart home hub of the future

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Nvidia took to the stage at CES in Las Vegas to announce a bevvy of updates to its Shield console-come-TV streamer. It's not only faster than the last model, but way smarter and supports the latest in 4K visuals. While its physical appearance looks identical... >>

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

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Specifications for the Nintendo Switch have leaked ahead of its March 2017 release date and, if true, the console is effectively an Nvidia Shield with a few more bells and whistles.Eurogamer reports that spec details given to developers by Nintendo have... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

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We've always been fans of the Nvidia Shield Android TV box, with its 4K output and gaming prowess. We've also always loved Plex and the excellent way it catalogues and presents our media files.Now the two are combining in a way that is every Plex fan's... >>

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

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Nvidia is likely cooking up another tablet for gamers.The US Federal Communications Commission has published filings that show Nvidia is seeking clearance for a new tablet that's a lot like the current Nvidia Shield, meaning the company has likely developed... >>

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

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Nvidia has unveiled a PC graphics card for 2016 based on its new Pascal architecture. That essentially means that it is a massive step up from what has come before - even the mighty Titan X.The Pascal GPU architecture has greater memory bandwidth and... >>

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

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Nvidia has announced from CES in Las Vegas that it will be spearheading a programme designed to make it more obvious which machines are virtual reality ready for gaming.PC and notebook makers as well as graphics card manufacturers are in on the scheme... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet
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Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet

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When we reviewed the Nvidia Shield Tablet last year it ticked every box when faced with Android competition and even offered a lot that others couldn't, with its gaming prowess thanks to dedicated graphics hardware. We were also impressed by the £240... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

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A year on from releasing its first Android tablet geared mainly for gaming, Nvidia has followed up the Shield Tablet with the Shield Tablet K1.The main difference between the two is price, with the newer model almost £100 cheaper. So we pop them head... >>

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

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When Nvidia released the Shield TV Android-powered set-top-box in October there was one specific criticism levied at it as an entertainment device. Although it is capable of playing Netflix ultra high definition content and YouTube videos in 4K at 60... >>

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box
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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box

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There has been a lot of talk of late about Amazon adopting 4K video streaming for its new Fire TV box, something Apple hasn't adopted in Apple TV. But Nvidia can sit pointing and laughing in a corner as its Shield Android TV is the most capable streaming... >>

Nvidia Shield Android TV UK release date revealed: 4K60 streaming, GeForce Now gaming

Nvidia Shield Android TV UK release date revealed: 4K60 streaming, GeForce Now gaming

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Nvidia is finally ready to release its highly capable Android TV set-top-box in the UK and Europe, with the Shield TV being available from tomorrow, 1 October.And not only is it a powerhouse microconsole that offers cloud gaming, PC game streaming and... >>

Latest Nvidia GeForce Experience adds remote game sharing and you can get it right now

Latest Nvidia GeForce Experience adds remote game sharing and you can get it right now

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A beta version of Nvidia's GeForce Experience is now available to download for PC owners with Nvidia graphics cards which adds the ability to share games with friends over the internet, and all they need is a Chrome browser.The only things the recipient... >>

Nvidia recalls Shield Tablets due to overheating batteries, is your device at risk?

Nvidia recalls Shield Tablets due to overheating batteries, is your device at risk?

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Nvidia has put out a global recall on Nvidia Shield Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015.The batteries in some of the tablets could overheat and present a fire risk so Nvidia has pledged to replace any that could be affected. Not all tablets have... >>

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

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In tech right now the hot topic is cars, specifically driverless ones. Google is at it. Audi is at it. Tesla too.Behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on to progress the industry. We spoke to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia senior director of automotive,... >>

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

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We know what you're thinking, it's all getting a bit too close to a Skynet reality, just like in Terminator. Driverless cars that learn, all on their own?That is the future according to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's director of automotive, who we spoke to last... >>

Nvidia Shield Pro edition leaks on Amazon: Android TV box with 500GB storage

Nvidia Shield Pro edition leaks on Amazon: Android TV box with 500GB storage

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Back in March, Nvidia announced a set-top-box that it believes will take on both conventional living room games consoles and streaming solutions, such as Google's Nexus Player and the Apple TV, but it seems that it has even greater plans for such a device... >>

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

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Nvidia has released a new public beta version of its Grid cloud gaming service that is capable of streaming games at 1080p and in 60fps - the same resolution and frame rate as many PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end PC games.Launched at the tail end... >>

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

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As well as the super-powered Nvidia Tegra X1 mobile chip, Nvidia unveiled its Drive in-car supercomputer during its press conference held on the eve of CES in Las Vegas.The Nvidia Drive concept comes in two forms; Nvidia Drive PX is designed for auto-piloted... >>

Nvidia Tegra X1 chip to make Android phones gaming beasts, even runs Unreal Engine 4 Elemental demo

Nvidia Tegra X1 chip to make Android phones gaming beasts, even runs Unreal Engine 4 Elemental demo

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During its press conference on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nvida unveiled a powerhouse of a new mobile chip that not only has twice the processing power of the current Tegra K1, but is comparable in graphical prowess to... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet updated on 18 November with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Grid cloud gaming and new games

Nvidia Shield Tablet updated on 18 November with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Grid cloud gaming and new games

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Nvidia might have been highly acclaimed for its Shield Tablet, including a five-star review from Pocket-lint, but it's not resting on its laurels. It has revealed additional plans for the device that further enhance its reputation as the Android tablet... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse
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Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse

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The idea of serious gaming on a tablet device originally went south for us the moment we tried to control a first-person shooter using touchscreen controls. They are too clumsy for reversal of movement or reactionary firing, leading to an okay but not... >>

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

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HTC will be the brand behind the Nexus 9 tablet, as revealed by Nvidia in an document leak from the technology company itself as filed with the US International Trade Commission (a link which has since been pulled from Google)."The HTC Nexus 9, expected... >>

Why is Android's first 64-bit ARM chip with 192-cores so important?

Why is Android's first 64-bit ARM chip with 192-cores so important?

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Nvidia has unveiled details on the world's first Android 64-bit ARM processor in its Tegra K1 Denver. This is going to change the way Android mobiles work.Apple already has a 64-bit chip in its iPhone 5S with A7 processor. This should prove helpful when... >>

Nvidia follows up Shield with 8-inch Shield Tablet for gamers, Tegra K1 and 192-core GPU

Nvidia follows up Shield with 8-inch Shield Tablet for gamers, Tegra K1 and 192-core GPU

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Nvidia has had one stab at making an Android-based portable games machine, the Shield, but decided not to release it outside of the US or Canada. Instead, its follow-up is a more universal device that also features the best gaming experience possible,... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why

Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why

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Nvidia is open and honest about why it never brought the Nvidia Shield Android gaming device to the UK or, indeed, anywhere else outside of the US and Canada; it just wasn't good enough. Or, at least, by the time it became good enough something else was... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet image leak reveals what the handheld gaming console might look like

Nvidia Shield Tablet image leak reveals what the handheld gaming console might look like

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An image of the upcoming Nvidia Shield Tablet has leaked online.Notable leaker @evleaks has published a press image of the next Nvidia Shield on Thursday, giving the world a close look at the gaming tablet's front face in landscape view. You can see speaker... >>

What's next for Nvidia? Several leaks point to Nvidia Shield Tablet

What's next for Nvidia? Several leaks point to Nvidia Shield Tablet

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The next-generation Nvidia Shield will be a tablet, it's claimed.While chipmaker Nvidia has been quiet about what's planned for the Nvidia Shield in 2014, several reports and leaks in recent weeks have indicated the company is currently developing a successor... >>

Project Tango Development Kit puts a 3D-mapping Nvidia K1 tablet in your hands

Project Tango Development Kit puts a 3D-mapping Nvidia K1 tablet in your hands

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Launched initially in an experimental state, the unveiling of the Nvidia-powered Project Tango Development Kit starts to move Project Tango towards the real world.Project Tango is designed to give mobile devices a better understanding of the 3D space... >>

Microsoft Surface 3 with 64-bit Tegra K1 and Surface Mini could arrive in 2014

Microsoft Surface 3 with 64-bit Tegra K1 and Surface Mini could arrive in 2014

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Microsoft could be unveiling the Surface 3 with Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor this year, along with a Surface Mini with 4G LTE.Microsoft previously mentioned that new "aspect ratio and sizes" of Surface tablets were on their way. Now @MSFTnerd has... >>

Audi partners with Nvidia to put virtual cockpit into new Audi TT (video)

Audi partners with Nvidia to put virtual cockpit into new Audi TT (video)

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The new Audi TT will feature virtual cockpit powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 chipset, the car manufacturer confirmed at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, presenting the new car interior at the show.The new 12.3-inch driver monitor will allow more dynamic use of the... >>

Google announces Open Automotive Alliance (OAA): Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia partner to bring Android to your car

Google announces Open Automotive Alliance (OAA): Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia partner to bring Android to your car

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Google has announced the launch of the Open Automotive Alliance at CES 2014, with the aim of taking Android on the road.We previously reported that Audi was expected to make an Android announcement at CES 2014, but OAA goes further than that, with partners... >>

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

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Nvidia has announced a car-focused version of its new Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The new processor has the functionality to be placed in cars, in an effort to make your ride more futuristic.The chip will bring better graphics... >>

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

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Nvidia has revealed the Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES 2014, its next-generation flagship mobile processor, replacing the Tegra 4 and boasting better graphic performance than the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Tegra K1 will not only be found in Android smartphones... >>

Nvidia Shield update brings 1080p PC game streaming to TVs

Nvidia Shield update brings 1080p PC game streaming to TVs

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Nvidia's Shield handheld can stream Android games to televisions at 1080p resolution via Console Mode, ans a new software update has now added the ability to stream PC games.The update - called the December Software Update, naturally - first improves... >>

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 announced: Nexus 7 competitor available through Currys & PC World in UK

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 announced: Nexus 7 competitor available through Currys & PC World in UK

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Currys and PC World has announced that it is making its own-branded version of the Nvidia Tegra Note to be available in its stores and online in the UK from 15 November. The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 will be available from pre-order from the retailer from... >>

Nvidia Tegra Note to come in many guises, Zotac Tegra Note 7 joins the party

Nvidia Tegra Note to come in many guises, Zotac Tegra Note 7 joins the party

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The Nvidia Tegra Note 7-inch tablet will be rebadged and released by multiple manufacturers in much the same way as the company's PC graphics cards. And the first third-party company to announce to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing a version of the... >>

Nvidia Tegra Note announced, the 'complete tablet platform': 7-inch, Tegra 4, stylus and £180

Nvidia Tegra Note announced, the 'complete tablet platform': 7-inch, Tegra 4, stylus and £180

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Nvidia has lifted the lid on its "complete tablet platform", the much-rumoured Tegra Note.Utilising the company's Tegra 4 mobile chipset, including a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, it's certainly spec'ed... >>

Leaked Nvidia Tegra Tab photos reveal 7-inch tablet

Leaked Nvidia Tegra Tab photos reveal 7-inch tablet

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A new set of leaked photos has recently surfaced for a tablet allegedly called Tegra Tab, indicating that Nvidia has something other than a Microsoft Surface successor up its sleeve.The Tegra Tab, according to the leaked photos, looks like a 7-inch tablet... >>

Nvidia CEO: We are working really hard on Surface 2

Nvidia CEO: We are working really hard on Surface 2

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Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, the graphics chip manufacturer that powers the Surface RT, has said the company is already working on a follow-up to the Microsoft tablet.Huang told cnet.com in an interview that the company was "working really hard" on... >>

Nvidia Shield ships 31 July, following delays for 'quality assurance standards'

Nvidia Shield ships 31 July, following delays for 'quality assurance standards'

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Nvidia's portable games console based on Android - the Nvidia Shield - will finally ship to customers on 31 July, following a delay from the first posted launch date of 27 June."Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we... >>

Nvidia Shield price slashed, now $300 for launch

Nvidia Shield price slashed, now $300 for launch

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Nvidia's soon to be released Shield portable games console has been given a price drop just before its release. The controller/console combo will cost $300 (£194) at launch, rather than the $350 originally planned.The price drop comes after fans at E3... >>

Nvidia Shield final production build shown at E3, we go hands-on

Nvidia Shield final production build shown at E3, we go hands-on

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From the amount of green-coloured lights on Nvidia's stand at the 2013 E3 gaming expo you'd be forgiven for thinking that the final build of its Shield portable games console is also green. But, fortunately, it's not. Previously we've only seen the clam-shell-shaped... >>