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NVIDIA recalls SHIELD Pro with faulty hard drives

NVIDIA recalls SHIELD Pro with faulty hard drives

Perhaps NVIDIA was too quick to pull the marketing trigger in saying how much better its Android TV SHIELD console is in comparison to the newly announced gaming-friendly Apple TV. Now just a few days later, the graphics chip maker has gone to its forums to reveal a rather worrying detail about some of its SHIELD Pro consoles. These HDD-bearing versions of its SHIELD box apparently has some very bad problems with its hard drives. So bad that NVIDIA is a issuing a recall of defective units, with a promise to replace them of course.

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NVIDIA unsurprisingly says SHIELD is better than Apple TV

NVIDIA unsurprisingly says SHIELD is better than Apple TV

When Apple revealed the Apple TV, it wasn't only cable companies that were being put on notice. With a new emphasis on living room gaming, the device is also giving gaming hardware makers something to worry about,. While the big consoles like the PlayStation and the Xbox probably don't need to sweat even a little, smaller ones, particularly those banking on Android TV, might be feeling the heat. So it's not surprising that almost immediately, NVIDIA has come out with a blog post saying that its SHIELD Android TV is a better option.

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ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS has pulled the wraps off a new series of AIO PCs during IFA 2015. The new range of machines is called the Zen AiO S Series and they look very much like gold version of an iMac. There are two machines in the S series line including the 23.8-inch AiO S Z240IC and the 21.5-inch AiO S Z220IC. Both of the models share many common features with all-aluminum designs. Processors up to the 6th-generation Intel Core i7 are available. Buyers can also choose to fit the machine with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming grade graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

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Acer Predator gaming line expands: tablet, notebooks, desktop gaming

Acer Predator gaming line expands: tablet, notebooks, desktop gaming

Acer gives their gaming hardware a big boot in the pants with a full new Predator-brand lineup. This lineup of devices includes a new set of Acer Predator gaming notebooks, a gaming tablet with four front-facing speakers, and two new Predator desktops. This collection also includes three new Predator monitors, each designed for gaming, all coming near the end of this year. This collection not only includes the newest processors and display technology, it also has a new sharper look on the outside.

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Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app brings gameplay sharing to PC

Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app brings gameplay sharing to PC

When the PlayStation 4 debuted, one of the coolest features about the new hardware was the "Share" feature, which let players stream their gameplay live to another PS4 owner, and even let them take over the controls. Well, Nvidia is bringing that same functionality to PC games with an update to its GeForce Experience app. The software is being updated next month with beta access to the new GameStream Co-op feature, along with a few other tools for recording and broadcasting gameplay footage.

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EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

NVIDIA reveals the GeForce GTX 950 graphics card, a sweet spot for gamers not aiming to break the bank for competition-level play. This graphics card will cost you a cool $160 USD - depending on the model you opt for - and it'll be sitting kindly alongside cards like the slightly smaller GTX 750 Ti. This card isn't meant to battle at 4K, but to keep your pocketbook from starting on fire as it delivers graphics on the higher end of 1080p. Still using a monitor you bought four years ago and feel comfortable with using today? Have a peek at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Plex app adds 4K support

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Plex app adds 4K support

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android TV console just became a little more appealing, at least for Plex faithfuls who prefer to stream their content in the highest quality possible. Today NVIDIA announced that the Plex software that comes pre-installed on its SHIELD Android TV console has been updated with new features, and among those new features is 4K-resolution streaming and HEVC (H.265) support. The app can be updated now through the SHIELD Android TV device by opening the software.

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Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop revealed at last

Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop revealed at last

After weeks without detail from Acer on their newest Predator-brand gaming desktop, Gamescom comes to the rescue. Today Acer revealed the details behind what we saw earlier this year in a room full of gaming machines. This is the Predator G6-710 gaming desktop, rolling with an aesthetic only a gamer with a taste for the extravagant could really, truly appreciate. This machine is one of several gaming-friendly machines coming from Acer this year.

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NVIDIA issues Shield tablet recall for overheating batteries

NVIDIA issues Shield tablet recall for overheating batteries

If you're an owner of NVIDIA's Shield tablet and you notice it's feeling a bit warmer than usual, you should probably turn it off and listen to the company's notice. The company has just issued a voluntary recall for the 8-inch, Android-based device over concerns about the battery overheating and posing a fire risk. There's no mention of how many instances there's been of fire damage, but NVIDIA does ask users to stop using the tablet, except to back up any data and to participate in the recall.

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NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1

NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1

If you've invested in one of a few "NVIDIA Tegra Note 7" tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color. Somewhat out of the blue, NVIDIA rather quietly started to roll out a massive OTA update to the stylus-enabled tablet, pulling the Tegra Note 7 from Android Jelly Bean and right into Android 5.1 Lollipop territory, extending the device's lifetime by just a bit.

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When not to upgrade Android: NVIDIA’s Lollipop edition

When not to upgrade Android: NVIDIA’s Lollipop edition

This afternoon NVIDIA gave one of the very rare examples of an instance in which you might NOT want to upgrade your Android device to a new software version. NVIDIA is upgrading their original NVIDIA SHIELD Portable to Android 5.1 Lollipop, and in the process they're having to remove a couple of features. These aren't necessarily features you'll have been using regularly, mind you, but this sort of thing DOES happen from time to time. Have a peek and see what you're getting - and what you're taking away.

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2017 Audi R8 First Drive – All supercar, no compromises

2017 Audi R8 First Drive – All supercar, no compromises

There’s driving, and then there’s driving a car that thinks it’s a racer. Thing is, the Audi R8 has the credentials to back that up, born from an unmistakably noble family of champions and given the same name as a Le Mans winning sports car. For the 2017 R8, Audi turned to the same engineering team that developed the Nurburgring 24 Hours-winning R8 LMS race car, including half a shared parts bucket. It’s something I found hard to forget when Audi invited SlashGear to Portugal, to be among the first to try the new R8 on the track.

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