Today we're letting loose our first-impressions of the technology called G-Sync, NVIDIA's newest in new graphics enhancement for the gaming universe. What we're looking at here is one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world outside of NVIDIA headquarters, here rolling with ASUS as a technology preview unit. Before you go any further, have a peek at our NVIDIA G-Sync SlashGear 101 for data from the start - then it's time to activate.
NVIDIA has released a new update for SHIELD that boosts the quality of GAMESTREAM play when the Android console is paired with a gaming PC, enabling new control methods, and making better use of the device's own display. The OTA update, which is headed out to SHIELD owners today, means that PC gaming over WiFi with the console can now run at up to 720/60p resolution; settle for a wired ethernet connection - for which you'll need a microUSB-to-Ethernet adapter) and you can have up to 1080/60p video.
A fully functional replica of the Batmobile from the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman film will be going up for auction Nov. 30. Many replicas have been made of the various models of Batmobile, but none with quite this level of authenticity. For starters, the flamethrower, afterburner, nine-inch-rise hydraulics and remote start all work. Oh, and you can drive it on actual roads if you want.
Today may very well have been the greatest day ever for Miles Scott as his very batty wish was made a reality by the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The foundation today turned San Francisco into Gotham City so that this 5-year-old could save the day as he became none other than BatKid! To do this, the foundation brought Miles and his family to San Francisco from their home in Northern California and began he day with a fantastic costume.
When computer gamers need more performance from their gaming PCs one of the most common places to start is with an upgraded video card. Nvidia video card partner EVGA has announced some interesting deals for the holiday season of 2013 that gamers can take advantage of right now. EVGA has unveiled some very nice free game bundles to along with some of its high-end video cards.
It would appear that we'll still be getting the full run-down on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti piecemeal as the company's push today includes no more than a price and release date. Readied for the 7th of November, this graphics card is set to out-do the current high-performing GeForce GTX 780 in price. This should follow with the normal "Ti" boosts in performance, suggesting we'll be seeing a card that's much closer to the performance of the highest-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan.
The word is spreading here near the end of 2013: USB is over, if you want it. USB PD (Power Delivery) is set to be the new standard for the next generation, working with standard specifications set to start taking effect as early as 2014. This technology may very well change the way we power electronics, first and foremost because it's able to output up to 100 watts of power, 10 times that of today's current best in regular ol' USB technology.
If you head on down to the iTunes App Store this afternoon to see how the topmost downloads are doing, you're going to see Garage Band quickly overtaking the top "Free" spot while the rest of the iLife and iWork apps climb up "Paid". But wait, you might be saying, didn't Apple just say that the iLife and iWork app suites would be free for all users from this point forward? Actually they didn't - what they actually said was that new customers - everyone purchasing a device from September 2013 forward - would be getting these apps for free.
A collection of devices will likely be revealed this week by Nokia - everything from a tablet to a smartphone (or more than one) to an MP3 streaming music player. This smallest of the collection of devices has been tipped with the name Nokia Guru - at the moment it would appear likely that this name refers to the early code-naming of the machine rather than the final release name. It'll work with MP3s inside as well as wired earphones, a physical volume button, and microUSB.