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Surface 2 Review

Surface 2 Review

Microsoft really, really needs the Surface 2 to succeed. Praise around the first-generation Surface RT's hardware and design was tempered with more than a little criticism of Windows RT, and confused consumers left tablet manufacturers focusing on Windows 8 until only Microsoft's slate was left running the pared-back version. The Surface 2, then, aims to give Windows RT a second chance, but is Microsoft finally onto a winner or simply flogging a dead horse? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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NVIDIA 2014 Q3 results show revenues up over previous quarter

NVIDIA 2014 Q3 results show revenues up over previous quarter

NVIDIA has reported its third-quarter 2014 financials, and in it was overall good news for the company despite some small bumps in the road. As of this past quarter, which ended on October 27, NVIDIA pulled in $1.054 billion, a jump of 7.9-percent over Q2's $977.2 million in GAAP revenues. The year-on-year numbers aren't so favorable, however, showing a decrease of 12.5-percent.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti details released in full

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti details released in full

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed detailed information on their next biggest graphics card, the NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti. This graphics architecture was intially shown off at the NVIDIA The Way It's Meant to be Played event in Montreal this October, here coming with full details and futher release information. This device is rolling with 25% more cores than its predecessor, GPU Boost 2.0, and memory set at a cool 7 GBPS.

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ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 aims for UK with NVIDIA’s tablet design

ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 aims for UK with NVIDIA’s tablet design

This week the folks at ADVENT have made clear that they’re going to be the first in the world to push announcement of their version of the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 tablet. The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 works with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor and is headed to the UK specifically. We’ll be expecting a variety of manufacturers to release their own Note 7 devices here in the United States as well - sooner than later!

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NVIDIA GRID powers Amazon cloud computing “G2 instances”

NVIDIA GRID powers Amazon cloud computing “G2 instances”

This week the folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced that they're rolling with a new EC2 instance called "G2 instances", running with no less a technology than NVIDIA GRID. We've seen NVIDIA's GRID system pop up here and there over the past year, having originated all the way back at CES 2012 where it was first touted as a "revolutionary cloud-gaming architecture". Here in 2013, NVIDIA GRID provides hardware virtualization of their top-level GPU technology: Kepler.

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NVIDIA Console Mode closes case on legacy machines

NVIDIA Console Mode closes case on legacy machines

Engineers at NVIDIA have taken the time this week to reveal a collection of new abilities for their SHIELD device, perhaps the most symbolic of these being a new "Console Mode". This mode for the device allows the user to close the top on the handheld device and run its display through a mini-HDMI port on its back. While this mode was (sort of) available before today via the same HDMI port (thanks to the idea from Nyko), starting this week the ability also outputs to full HD 1080p and is able to work optimized with a Nyko PlayPad Pro controller.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Gamepad Mapper released for all-game compatibility

NVIDIA SHIELD Gamepad Mapper released for all-game compatibility

The NVIDIA SHIELD gaming platform just brought on a whole new level of expansion in both the Android and the PC streaming environments. This week with the release of the newest software update from NVIDIA, the device itself gains not only Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the addition of three relatively important features: Console Mode, NVIDIA GameStream (formerly known as PC streaming), and SHIELD Gamepad Mapper. The last of these was not revealed until today - a simple built-in ability to map hardware controls to each game uniquely.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

This morning NVIDIA sent out the newest version of the GeForce Experience, a software suite allowing users to optimize the settings of their games based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor they have running. This suite gained a major addition this week called ShadowPlay. ShadowPlay allows the user to add a high-powered screen video recording system to their experience with a tap of a switch and a set of shortcuts.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti release set with market structure details

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti release set with market structure details

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.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

After the first 10 minutes of playing Batman: Arkham Origins, my original cold attitude toward another Bat-title were doused. Hearing first of an early Batman story made me disinterested - why would I want to experience Batman before all the good villains entered Gotham City? As it turns out, there's not only a lot more to this equation than the storyline, there's also a lot more to the storyline than I expected - in the first 10 minutes of gameplay, I'd encountered four characters I recognized (not counting Black Mask, Bruce Wayne, or Alfred on the intercom, of course).

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