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    When it’s not busy investigating carriers for their dubious mobile security update practices, the US Federal Communications Commission often acts as an official tipster of sorts, revealing precious information on as-yet unreleased products. The latest such device to break its cover while seeking the FCC’s regulatory approval is likely the highly anticipated and long overdue follow-up to the 2014-dispatched 8-inch NVIDIA Shield. Technically, the compact gaming tablet was already refreshed last fall, but with only a lower price tag, no stylus support and everything else staying the same, ...

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    Well, that took long enough. At the start of February, NVIDIA has made good on its promise to update its original Shield gaming tablet after upgrading the Shield K1 just before Christmas. Everything gets a refresh from wallpapers to new HD Image Effects and all of the stock goodies Android Marshmallow provides. With gaming apps taking a whole lot of space, the integrated SD card storage feature of 6.0 should really help here. Wi-Fi only tablets will see what's dubbed "Upgrade 4.0" soon while the version with US LTE antennas will need a few weeks' of extra work. Source: NVIDIA (1, 2) Via: ...

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    It’s not every day that you see an Android tablet manufacturer unveil basically the same exact product as a year before, just with a slightly tweaked name, lower price and no bundled-in accessories. But NVIDIA did at least promise to update the Tegra K1-powered 8-inch Shield to Marshmallow shortly after its debut. The gaming specialist will be looking to make good on the vow before Christmas, but first, a few details about what’s coming. In a nutshell, everything you’re already familiar with, plus a couple of exclusive, custom-built goodies. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, ...

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    Just because NVIDIA jumped the gun with what looked like an early Black Friday deal on the Shield Android TV set-top box last week, it doesn’t mean the gaming pro can’t up the bargain ante between November 26 and 28. Thursday through Saturday therefore, you can grab the microconsole for even less directly from the Santa Clara-based device manufacturer, as well as Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and Fry’s Electronics. What does this less mean? An incredibly reasonable $150, which is technically $50 off the list price, but in reality offers $100 actual savings, given it also includes ...

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    The black month discount fever is slowly but surely taking over carriers, retailers and device manufacturers as diverse as T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Best Buy, HTC, and NVIDIA, with the last name added on that list offering a promotion bound to thrill both gamers and home entertainment addicts. The Shield Android TV set-top box/microconsole usually costs $199.99, and in the entry-level package, you get a gaming controller included, but no TV remote. The latter accessory is priced at a separate $50, but for a limited time only, both NVIDIA and Amazon let you have it for free stateside. ...

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    NVIDIA hasn't necessarily had the fame its fought for in the smartphone and tablet space, which is rather sad since the days of the Tegra 3 disappointments are long gone. As a result the company has branched out to create its own hardware in order to showcase its capabilities, and some of these products are rather cool and unique. One of these is the NVIDIA Shield Android TV box, which was launched back in May, and that just received a major update. One of the major improvements with the update is the inclusion of GeForce Now, which is like a Netflix for games. The idea here is that you ...

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    Does bad luck exist? A rational mind would think not, but considering all the missteps NVIDIA's been dealing with lately, it's easy to see how you might be tempted to believe otherwise. First we  saw major OEMs lose their taste for Tegra-series SoCs, then NVIDIA's own hardware suffered the public embarrassment of a recall, as certain Shield Tablet models were identified as posing a fire risk due to faulty batteries. Lest you think that was all in NVIDIA's past, now the company's got another hardware failure it has to deal with, offering users replacements for faulty Shield Pro Android TV ...

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    Head on over to the online Google Store, and you'll find devices like the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Chromecast, and Nexus Player, all up for sale. While that makes the site the go-to stop for Google's own hardware, there are a few third-party devices that still manage to score this kind of exposure: things like the Razer Forge Android TV bundle. Now we're seeing another manufacturer of Android TV hardware get its device added to the highly selective list of Google Store merchandise, as NVIDIA brings its Shield set-top box to the site. The Tegra X1-powered Shield box first launched back in early ...

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    Last month, NVIDIA sent out invites for a press event this week, talking a lot about gaming. We offered some speculation on what that news might bring, from a new Shield Portable to something involving its GRID cloud gaming service. Now the company is drawing back the curtain on its latest product, announcing the Shield home console running Android TV. Like other Android TV devices, Shield can be as much a media center as game console, but for NVIDIA, it's gaming where it really wants Shield to shine. The box is powered by the company's latest Tegra X1 SoC, armed with a 256-core Maxwell ...

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    One of the more surprising device launches of last year was of Nvidia's Shield handheld, an Android-powered mini console with a host of nifty Nvidia utilities. We, along with many others, felt the device grow on us with the passage of time, so we're glad to see support for the device is still top-notch, as evidenced by today's Nvidia Shield update bringing with it some bugfixes. The update comes in at a beefy 480MB, quite large for an update of this caliber, but all of these fixes are very much welcome – those screen rotation issues and the disappearing Twitch icon certainly sound like ...

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    Earlier this month, details started coming together in a hurry about NVIDIA's plans for its latest Android hardware, and we rounded last week out with a detailed leak seeming to reveal all about the company's new Shield Tablet. The hardware specs and product shots making up that find were accompanied by rumors of a July 22 launch date, and just as promised, NVIDIA has gone ahead and formally unveiled its new gaming lineup. The Shield Tablet is the star of the show, with an eight-inch 1080p display and Tegra K1 SoC. It will work with NVIDIA's GameStream PC-streaming tech, as well as third ...

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    NVIDIA's slow crawl back from a 2013 that saw OEMs everywhere turn their backs on the company's chips continues as we get into summer, and expectations turn to some new Shield hardware. Following early rumors, last month gave us our best look yet at what might be a second-gen Shield console (though the jury's still out on that), with the arrival of some FCC paperwork. Now we're wondering if NVIDIA might not extend the Shield brand to a tablet, as evidence of such a beast shows its face at the Global Certification Forum. The idea of NVIDIA releasing another tablet isn't new; benchmarks form ...

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    Looking to splurge on a game console for a little summertime gaming? The NVIDIA SHIELD is without doubt one of the best options, and it seems like it has been getting better all the time, with updates and new games coming in at a steady pace. In case the already-discounted price wasn't enough to convince you to drop the cash, though, this additional Google Play offer may just do the trick. The SHIELD itself is $199 as part of a limited-time NVIDIA offer, which some may argue is already a great price for the level of hardware you get out of it, but using a special link you'll be able to get ...

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    About a month back, we started getting the sense that NVIDIA was cleaning house in preparation for a second generation Shield portable gaming console, knocking the price on existing units down to $200. But if there really is a new Shield just around the corner, what might we be able to expect from the model? We've already shared with you some of our thoughts on how NVIDIA can capture gamers' interest with a Shield 2, but today we get our first taste of hardware specifics, with some benchmark data revealing some pretty compelling specs for the handheld. According to this AnTuTu data, gone ...

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    I have so many mixed feelings about the NVIDIA SHIELD. Most do. It was such an intriguing product – at least in theory – at first. Some of its specifications are drool-worthy. Specifically, the Tegra 4. In my short time with the device, the Tegra 4 was a monster chip. Clocked at 1.9GHz, the quad-core Cortex A15 CPU, paired with the 72-core GeForce GPU, blew through the most graphically intense games found on Android without a problem – hot knife through butter. It also has 2GB RAM, 16GB of fixed storage, a microSD card slot, massive 28.8Wh battery, a 5-inch 720p LCD, and some massive ...

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    Last year's NVIDIA Shield was an intriguing concept that never really managed to catch on with mainstream gamers. While the console offered quality hardware controls, it was also just as expensive as a full-on smartphone (well, a Nexus phone, at least), retailing for about $300. NVIDIA tried to sweeten the deal by delivering new features by way of updates, but so far it just hasn't been able to win over many hearts. Today the company took one more stab at making Shield more attractive, announcing a new price, new features, and a very popular exclusive game. Starting today, and running all ...

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    While not too many OEMs flocked to the Tegra 4 this year, NVIDIA made the best of a bad situation by releasing some hardware of its own, bringing us the Shield Android portable gaming console this past summer. While that lets you play Android games with the benefit of real hardware controls, that's only been one part of Shield's allure: you could also use the device to play full PC games, streamed over WiFi with the help of your GeForce GTX graphics card. While that feature's been available, NVIDIA's kept it under beta. Well, it's finally about time for it to go official, and the company ...

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    2013's been a year of upsets for some major industry players. BlackBerry failed to see its latest platform take off, and now it looks like the company is going to be sold. HTC didn't get quite the boost from the One it was hoping for, and may be facing quarterly losses. And while this Nokia business might be good for Microsoft and Windows Phone in general, it hardly speaks to Nokia's success. When we're talking about companies that have seriously seen their standings tank over the course of they year, I think we absolutely have to include NVIDIA. Back in January, NVIDIA got the year ...

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    Some of us here at Pocketnow enjoy a nice summer's afternoon slaving over a smartphone or tablet, trying to beat the last level in some new game. A few of us went nuts yesterday, over the launch of one of the most highly anticipated mobile games this summer, Asphalt 8. Suffice it to say, mobile gaming is improving quite rapidly. In just four year's time, we've graduated from platformers and side-scrollers to real 3D graphics that rival console games from less than a decade ago. Riptide GP2, for instance, looks phenomenal and plays as smooth as many of my PS2 and early PS3 racing games. And ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Play Music All Access, which is now available in 9 more countries in Europe. We later talk about MixBit, which is the new invention behind the founders of YouTube. NVIDIA tablets are next as 2014 teases some Tegra 5 processors and tablets from the company running them. We later talk about the Sony Honami that's slated for IFA, and which is apparently going to be named the Sony Xperia i1. We end today talking about the possible retail price of Google Glass. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play Music All Access goes ...

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    At CES this year, NVIDIA held a press conference, where both the Tegra 4 and Shield were announced. The NVIDIA Shield is a Tegra 4-powered portable gaming console which runs Android. The design is practically a relatively generic looking game controller with a 5-inch 720p display that hinges open like any other clamshell device. And the rest of its internals are on par with most other high-end Android smartphones: 2GB RAM, 16GB fixed storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, microSD card slot, etc. We'll have to put this device to the test to see if it's worth the hefty $299 price tag. In the meantime, be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Instagram Video, and what this means to the few that actually use Twitter's Vine service. NVIDIA is next as the company is shaving-off some money from the price-tag of their NVIDIA Shield. Liquid Cooling is next as both Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced projects that will allow future iPhones and Samsung Galaxies to offer this technology. Microsoft and Nokia make the headlines next since rumors had them working on a Nokia buy-out weeks ago. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Premiere event and all the Galaxy and ATIV ...

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    About a month ago, the final launch details for the NVIDIA Shield started falling into place. We saw pre-orders for the Android portable gaming console open one month ago today, and those of you who got your orders in have been waiting for Shield to begin shipping this month. With this first Tegra 4 device just about to drop, NVIDIA has gone ahead and sweetened the deal already, announcing a pre-release price cut on Shield. We started out with Shield going for just about $350. This morning, however, NVIDIA has announced a $50 price reduction, bringing its tag down to nearly $300. NVIDIA ...

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    A couple weeks back, NVIDIA made with the details of how its Shield Android gaming handset would arrive. The system will ship next month, and pre-orders are already open, letting you secure one of the $350 devices. It sure looks like everything's going smoothly with preparing for Shield's retail availability, as we just saw the handheld console pick up its FCC certification. Don't let that FCC business confuse you – even without cellular data connectivity, Shield still needs to stop by the FCC in order to clear its WiFi operation. We're excited to see Shield finally arrive for a number ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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