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Extra Life

We're raising money for kids hospitals with NVIDIA and Gameloft, and you could win a Shield tablet!

This weekend I'm participating in Extra Life, a fundraiser by avid gamers to raise money for local children's hospitals. It's a bit of a marathon, whereby participants play games (board games, video games - whatever you're into) for 24 hours straight. Last time I did this, I hauled my PC gaming...
nvidia shield tablet

Android 5.0 Lollipop 'and more' coming to NVIDIA Shield tablet

It's not exactly a shock, but today NVIDIA did confirm it plans to offer owners of its recent Shield tablet an update to Google's newly announced Android 5.0 Lollipop. There's no word on exactly when this will happen. The news, via NVIDIA's Twitter feed, shouldn't be much of a surprise as the...
Acer Chromebook 13

Acer Chromebook 13 review

A step in the right direction for ARM Chromebooks, and one we can actually recommend I've made it no secret that I'm not a fan of ARM-powered Chromebooks. With their low performance and compromised battery life, ARM Chromebooks from a variety of manufacturers have never lived up to what Intel-...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet OTA

More update goodness for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet is inbound

NVIDIA is sending out another update for the Shield Tablet today. This time around, you can expect some bug fixing, and some enhancements to network software and the Shield Hub software. The official changelog is below. This update contains important enhancements and bug fixes, including:...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE

NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE hands-on and impressions

Take a great tablet and add more storage and LTE for just $100 — it's a solid value Between different colors, storage sizes and mobile data options, you can easily get lost in a SKU-a-polooza when buying a tablet. NVIDIA is thankfully offering just two models of the new Shield Tablet — one with...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA announces Shield Tablet LTE pre-orders are open today at $399

Tablet pre-orders will ship in the U.S. and Europe on Sept. 30 Today's the day you can plop down a chunk of your local currency to pre-order the NVIDIA Shield Tablet with an LTE connection and 32GB of storage. The pre-order price for this higher-end model of the Shield Tablet comes in at $399...
NVIDIA lawsuit reveals Nexus 9 tablet arriving soon

NVIDIA reveals Nexus 9 tablet launch timing in lawsuit

As part of its lawsuit filed against Samsung and Qualcomm, NVIDIA was forced to reveal that the oft-rumored HTC's Nexus 9, which relies on the company's Tegra K1 processor, may be launched soon in the third quarter of the year. "The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also...
NVIDIA Chip

NVIDIA takes Samsung and Qualcomm to court over patent infringements

NVIDIA has announced that the company is taking both Samsung and Qualcomm to court for infringing on 7 patents covering computer graphics. The popular GPU manufacturer is asking the International Trade Commission and US district court in Delaware to enforce product bans to the US and request...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet's first firmware update brings big improvements

NVIDIA Shield Tablet's first firmware update brings big improvements

A new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA's Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version up to 1.1. To download the update, you can manually check for the update in the settings menu...
Acer Chromebook 13

NVIDIA and VMware partnering for powerful virtual desktop access on Chromebooks

NVIDIA and VMware, two companies with serious cloud muscle, have announced a partnership to take virtual desktop on Chromebooks to the next level. Currently in a "preview" stage, this new workstation-class virtual desktop tech leverages NVIDIA's GRID vGPU technology in conjunction with VMware...
Z Steel Soldiers and T.E.C. 3001 launch with Tegra optimizations for NVIDIA Shield devices

Z Steel Soldiers and T.E.C. 3001 launch with Tegra optimizations for NVIDIA Shield devices

NVIDIA announced that two new games had launched on the Google Play store that are optimized for the company's Tegra chipsets for play on the SHIELD Portable handheld gaming device and the SHIELD Tablet. Z Steel Soldiers comes with additional optimizations for SHIELD players and T.E.C. 3001 will...
Tegra K1 chips

NVIDIA shows off the first 64-bit processor for Android

NVIDIA has provided details about the new "Denver" Tegra K1, the first 64-bit chip designed for Android devices. The new chip, a sister to the current 32-bit Tegra K1, was designed for the highest single-core throughput possible, in a dual core ARMv8 package. Most interesting to Android fans, is...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

10 things to know about the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

The second member in the Android-powered Shield family is here — we break down some of the must-know info NVIDIA is taking another swing at a tablet, but this time it's taking things completely in-house and doing the hardware, software and branding itself. The result is the Shield Tablet, the...
NVIDIA Jetson TK1

A look at NVIDIA's Jetson TK1

Meet the most powerful ARM developer board ever built NVIDIA has entered the world of the single-board-computer market in a big way with the Jetson TK1. While you may have heard about great hobbyist boards like the Raspberry Pi or the BeagleBone Black, NVIDIA went a step further and built a...
NVIDIA begins to ship Shield Tablet to gamers

NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

If you've been eyeing NVIDIA's Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers. "Available in the United States,...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Wireless Controller

NVIDIA Shield Tablet review

If you're willing to go all-in with some extra accessory purchases, you can have one of the most flexible and capable Android tablets out there today NVIDIA has won over many consumers' hearts and minds in the desktop computer space with its high-performance graphics cards, and is looking (once...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA Shield Tablet hands-on

There's something for everyone here, but gamers get the absolute best features out of this tablet NVIDIA has unveiled its second Shield-branded device and spiritual successor to the Tegra Note 7, the Shield Tablet, and it's shaping up to a be a pretty interesting player in the Android tablet...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA announces gaming-capable Shield Tablet

Pre-orders open today at $299, launching in the U.S. and Canada on July 29th NVIDIA is expanding its Android-powered device portfolio today with the Shield Tablet, a gaming-focused Android tablet with some seriously impressive specs and features. The Shield Tablet comes in as a spiritual...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs

The Shield Tablet has just been officially unveiled, and while it's all about the complete package, we know it's important to have all of the specs of a device like this available. The Tegra K1 processor steals the show here, but it's also backed up by some other top-notch specs that you'd expect...
shield tablet

Leaked render may show NVIDIA's Android-based Shield gaming tablet

A newly leaked render could be showing off the rumored Android-based gaming tablet that may or may not be under development at NVIDIA, with its new Tegra K1 processor inside. The render comes from the prolific gadget rumor source "evleaks" but aside from the image, name and a "2014" date he...

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