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You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK
You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK By Dan Grabham

Nvidia is now rolling out the Google Assistant to Nvidia Shield TV boxes in the UK. You can now say "OK Google" just as you would with any other Google Assistant-enabled device to start playing music, videos, TV shows, movies and games.As you can see... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more
Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has been updating its Nvidia Shield TV Android set-top-box ever since the launch of the first model in 2015, with new features, apps and capabilities.Now both Shield TV boxes, including the latest version released in 2017, get the Nvidia Shield... Read more

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? By Rik Henderson

During CES 2018, Nvidia announced that its GeForce Now cloud gaming service is now available to PC and Mac users as a public beta for free.You have to register and wait for approval, but users in the US and Europe can access it at no extra cost.There's... Read more

Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in
Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has announced that it is working with partners to release BFGDs - Big Format Gaming Displays - designed especially for PC gamers that want optimised visuals at 65-inch screen sizes.Partners include Acer, Asus and HP, and they will be releasing... Read more

Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles
Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles By Dan Grabham

Nvidia talked a lot about the technical detail around its autonomous vehicle hardware and software during its CES 2018 keynote, but it also had a lot to say about how its technology would be used, too.A whopping 320 partners are now developing with Nvidia... Read more

Nvidia CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Nvidia CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Rik Henderson

As usual, Nvidia will be one of the first major companies to host a press conference at CES this year.It will kick off the mammoth consumer electronics trade show with an hour-and-a-half keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is working... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas
Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas By Rik Henderson

Even considering the latest Apple TV 4K box, the Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most powerful streaming boxes around. And now it's dramatically cheaper for the build-up to Christmas.The Android-powered Shield TV box is capable of streaming 4K HDR content,... Read more

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer
Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer By Rik Henderson

Games hardware company Nvidia is one of the biggest players in autonomous vehicles, supplying chipsets and architecture to many car manufacturers developing in the field.However, its latest AI computer could prove to be the biggest breakthrough yet,... Read more

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box
YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box By Rik Henderson

When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... Read more

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks
Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks By Rik Henderson

After announcing a new standard for hardcore gaming PCs last week, tagging them as GeForce GTX Battle Boxes, Nvidia has followed up with a unifying design standard for gaming laptops.Nvidia Max-Q is a design approach that major gaming laptop manufacturers... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
4.5 stars Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update
Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker
Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook
Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook By Rik Henderson

Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet
4.5 stars Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box
4.5 stars Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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? By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions
Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions By Elyse Betters

Nvidia said we could expect the Nvidia Shield Android TV console by May, and lo and behold - it's here.The company has just announced you can order the device from its website as well as online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Nvidia's thin set top-box... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse
5.0 stars Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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,... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Nvidia Tegra K1 pictures and hands-on
Nvidia Tegra K1 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Nvidia has announced the Tegra K1 super chip with not eight cores, but 192 cores. That brings the claimed capabilities of the new graphics chip in line with the company's desktop Kepler offerings and makes it more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 in... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Nvidia Shield update brings 1080p PC game streaming to TVs
Nvidia Shield update brings 1080p PC game streaming to TVs By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Mad Catz MOJO could work with NVIDIA's GameStream to beam over PC games
Mad Catz MOJO could work with NVIDIA's GameStream to beam over PC games By Jake Smith

Mad Catz revealed in October that its MOJO console will eventually feature PC game streaming capability, available through a software update sometime shortly after launch. Now we have more word on how that might work.Alex Verrey, Mad Catz's global PR... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more