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NVIDIA details Steam Machine involvement further: GeForce GTX on point

NVIDIA details Steam Machine involvement further: GeForce GTX on point

As Valve vets 300 lucky gamers to test drive its prototype Steam Machines, NVIDIA PR manager Brian Burke and Valve Linux team member Mike Sartaina this weekend discussed how their two companies are working together to develop the best possible living room operating system at attractive price points. Although they have collaborating on everything from driver performance to controller lag reduction, Valve's key interest has been NVIDIA'S GeForce GTX series of GPUs (graphical processing units.)

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NVIDIA GRID virtual GPU access unfolds with Citrix tech preview

NVIDIA GRID virtual GPU access unfolds with Citrix tech preview

There's a so-called "tech preview" of the system known as Citrix out there this week, bringing with it access to none other than NVIDIA's GRID for the masses. What users will be able to do with the setup released this week is access graphics power from remote locations using NVIDIA GRID vGPU, enabled here with Citrix. With this virtual GPU system, businesses are able to give access to full desktop graphics power completely virtually, on the fly.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Battlebox aims for 4K screens and highest-end gaming

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Battlebox aims for 4K screens and highest-end gaming

Always aiming to be the best of the best in gaming, NVIDIA has revealed their intentions for the upcoming holiday season with a set of tower builds going by the name GeForce GTX Battlebox. Several manufacturers of custom-made gaming PCs are onboard, including Falcon Northwest, Digital Storm, Maingear, and Origin. Each monster build in the GTX Battlebox program represents a new generation in gaming machines aimed directly at what NVIDIA describes as "this Holiday’s AAA, combat-focused games", made to play these games "at super high resolutions, at high settings and [with] every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled."

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Steam Controller revealed: the missing link for SteamOS

Steam Controller revealed: the missing link for SteamOS

The third of three binding announcements has been made this week surrounding Valve's big move toward living room gaming: SteamOS, Steam Machines, and now the Steam Controller. This machine is a next-generation solution to the relatively stagnant state of gaming controllers in the market today, working with two large trackpads, haptic feedback, and a touchscreen in the middle. There are a total of 16 buttons and/or pads on this single controller, and it'll be entirely wireless, too.

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NVIDIA speaks on SteamOS, open-platform gaming, and validating SHIELD

NVIDIA speaks on SteamOS, open-platform gaming, and validating SHIELD

This week gaming company Valve made public a new operating system based on their game collection and environment: SteamOS. As Steam continues to be a central part of the gaming community here in 2013, dominating the world of digital distribution of games the world over, SlashGear took the opportunity to speak with one of the biggest names in gaming-aimed hardware about the subject: NVIDIA. As it turns out, NVIDIA has been hard at work behind the scenes with engineers onsite at Valve to optimize SteamOS from the start.

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Surface 2 hands-on

Surface 2 hands-on

Is there a place for Windows RT tablets in a competitive slate market dominated by iPads? Microsoft still believes there is, and the Surface 2 is the company's second attempt to convince everybody else that's the case. Still using the same, slick VaporMg metal construction and crisp-edged style, the Surface 2 is as handsome as ever, but now it has NVIDIA's Tegra 4 under the hood and the Full HD touchscreen from the Surface Pro 2 on top. Is that enough to clinch the deal? Read on for our first impressions.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note official: Android tablet on GeForce rails

NVIDIA Tegra Note official: Android tablet on GeForce rails

The first thing you're going to need to understand about the tablet called NVIDIA Tegra Note is that it's not going to be released like SHIELD - it's headed to market like an NVIDIA graphics card would. This tablet will be brought to market by hardware hard-hitters like EVGA and PYN Technologies, taking Project KAI to a proverbial new level with what NVIDIA describes as a "complete platform" rather than "just the hardware" as the original Nexus 7 was (essentially). And we've seen this device before, in an early teaser at Computex - we spotted you, you sneaky beast!

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HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

Along with the ZBook 14 - the world's first workstation Ultrabook - the ZBook family has arrived with the ZBook 15 and the ZBook 17. The larger two devices work with much of the same technology as the smaller, but each brings on its own unique blend of high-powered features that makes the price jump worth the cash. Each of these units is also thinner and lighter than previous generations of mobile workstations from HP, bringing with them a new industrial design that doesn't just scream "I'm at work."

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