This week NVIDIA started CES 2014 off with chat on visual computing, summoning "Next-Gen PC Gaming" as their first point of action. Speaking up on how they're continuing to make the PC world work in gaming as easy as a console with things like GeForce Experience, they've gotten 20 million downloads deep - with that app system alone - in support from the public. Here we're seeing the technology called Gamestream - a relatively new technology - working with NVIDIA GRID in a way we've never seen before.
Google and Audi will together be making some announcements at CES 2014 regarding their future collaborative efforts. Chief among them: an Android-based dashboard system. In essence, Audi owners will be able to access relevant Android apps through the information and entertainment system in the car.
NVIDIA has updated the Tegra Note 7 to Android 4.3, pushing out a new update this morning which also boosts the DirectStylus pen technology for left-handed tableteers, and adds the much-anticipated AOHDR photography system. The new software, which will be delivered to Tegra Note 7 owners OTA, enables the always-on high dynamic range camera option that uses real-time processing to snap instant HDR images without the lag usually associated with phone and tablet cameras, the Tegra 4 powered tablet grabbing high-, low-, and regular-exposure shots simultaneously.
NVIDIA today announced the latest update to GeForce Experience, and it includes full integration with Twitch. The long-awaited feature is called ShadowPlay Twitch streaming. With it you can broadcast your gameplay from the GeForce Experience interface with a hotkey combination and post it to your Twitch account for all the world to see and learn from. The update is optimized for Kepler-based GeForce GTX GPUs.
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.
We've got one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world sitting on our desk this week, and though we're not quite to production level preview time as of yet, the impression we're getting already is one of a whole new era in gaming graphics. Aside from that, if there's one thing we can say unequivocally about this ASUS unit with G-Sync inside before speaking about its quality, it's that the concept behind it isn't something everyone is going to understand. Not right off the bat. Instead we've got some explaining to do before we begin.
This month the folks at NVIDIA's desktop gaming sector got in contact with a fellow by the name of Xiaosheng Li, a fan who had constructed a replica of a GeForce graphics card out of LEGO. This feat was completed with a massive number of bricks - 11,396 of them to be exact - and is many times the scale of the original graphics card. What you're seeing here is the largest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphics card on the planet - made of LEGO, that is.
This week the folks at MSI have revealed a gaming notebook like no other - coming with the industry-first 2880 x 1620 on just such a laptop! This machine is a bit bigger than you're normally want to set on your lap at 14.97 inches long and 10.24 in width, but as a notebook, it'll be a rather top-notch addition to your collection. There's a Workstation iteration of this machine coming as well.
Back when NVIDIA GRID was given a name at CES 2013, it was suggested that the company would change cloud gaming forever. Here near the end of the year, still inside 2013, NVIDIA has released a beta version of the first ever NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming app. This app allows the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming device to play high-powered games as streamed from the cloud - only inside a limited area in San Jose, California for the time being.