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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 hits new “Green Box” for SHIELD

Half-Life 2 Episode 1 hits new “Green Box” for SHIELD

NVIDIA has hit the Valve once again with the first mobile release of Half-Life 2: Episode One. This game will be released exclusively (at first) for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and optimized for the table's NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Half-Life 2 Episode 1 will be part of a "Green Box" - a reference to the original "Orange Box" from Valve. This Green Box includes Half-Life 2 and Portal as well, all coming to the 32GB/LTE version of the SHIELD tablet, free when you purchase the tablet this Autumn.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Lollipop release by November’s end

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Lollipop release by November’s end

This week NVIDIA has shared the good news - the NVIDIA SHIELD will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop by the end of November 2014. That'll make it amongst the first devices on the market to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop - almost certainly just the second tablet to work with Lollipop. The first would be the Nexus 9, also powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. NVIDIA SHIELD's update to Lollipop will also include updates to the NVIDIA SHIELD Hub app and the NVIDIA Dabbler app - lots and lots of tiny features.

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Nexus 9 hands-on – Google’s tablet grows up

Nexus 9 hands-on – Google’s tablet grows up

A new HTC tablet has been a long time coming, and so the Nexus 9 takes no chances, HTC partnering up with Google to make not only the Android retort to the iPad Air 2 but a showcase for what Lollipop can do when given more than a smartphone screen. Replacing the Nexus 7 with a larger, more premium - and more expensive - version, not to mention retiring the Nexus 10 in the process, the Nexus 9 is also the first true 64-bit tablet running Android. I caught up with HTC for some early playtime ahead of its November release.

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Man vs Machine: I raced against Audi’s self-driving RS 7

Man vs Machine: I raced against Audi’s self-driving RS 7

When it comes to proving the potential of self-driving cars, you can go big or go home, and in the case of Audi that means it's racing time. This track day is unlike any other I’ve been on, simply because this is the first time in history where I or any automotive journalist has had the opportunity to take a hot lap inside what Audi calls a “piloted driving” vehicle or, to the rest of the world, an autonomous car. Taking autopilot smarts to a level never done before, Audi modified two RS 7 sedans with race car driver-like levels of intelligence, and then challenged me to beat them in a hot lap.

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Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 vs Mini 3: Release Day

Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 vs Mini 3: Release Day

There’s a collection of tablets appearing on the market today - two from Apple, the other from Google and manufactured by HTC. These tablets are amongst the thinnest, highest-powered, and finest tablets ever made. But supposing you’re going to get one of them - which one do you choose? We’re not going to make it that easy for you - but we will tell you the differences between the three. And there's a tablet made by NVIDIA in the mix as well - released previously, but still very much in this competition.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE hits pre-order today

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE hits pre-order today

NVIDIA is throwing the 4G version of its SHIELD Tablet up for pre-order, adding an unlocked LTE modem to the potent Android slate. The new model, which is up for order today and will ship September 30th, also doubles the onboard storage to 32GB, a timely increase considering there are also three new SHIELD Tablet optimized games incoming too.

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Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review

Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review

With the Acer Chomebook 13, the brand summons the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor to stand out from the pack. With high-end processing power the likes of which only otherwise rest inside the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, what else is needed to create the perfect Chromebook? How about one of the finest keyboard we've experienced on a Chromebook as well as a trackpad that would make most Windows notebooks jealous?

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HTC Nexus 9 details in a magic tablet case

HTC Nexus 9 details in a magic tablet case

Clues are coming together around the next Google Nexus tablet, this time coming from HTC and code-named Flounder and/or Volantis. Today the extra push centers on a Keyboard Case for the device. This means the tablet isn’t just made for entertainment, it’s made for productivity and work as well.

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Z: Steel Soldiers Review: the long-lost cousin of Warcraft

Z: Steel Soldiers Review: the long-lost cousin of Warcraft

Welcome to the rebirth of the semi-modern age of castle defense. This game was originally born in the year 2001, and here in 2014, it’s been reborn anew, baptized into the mobile universe by NVIDIA’s TegraZone team for the Tegra processors inside NVIDIA SHIELD and SHIELD Tablet.

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T.E.C 3001 Review: if Temple Run took the red pill

T.E.C 3001 Review: if Temple Run took the red pill

There’s a game out there today called T.E.C 3001 for Android devices that’ll destroy your love for Temple Run. This game is limited to NVIDIA SHIELD devices, but it’s so intense you’ll consider buying the lot. And don’t forget to turn your TRON helmet on, don’t want to get erased.

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NVIDIA details Tegra K1 “Denver”: Tomorrow’s Android superchip

NVIDIA details Tegra K1 “Denver”: Tomorrow’s Android superchip

NVIDIA's first Tegra K1 has been making waves today in the Acer Chromebook 13, but now it's the turn of its arguably even more interesting "Project Denver" sibling to take the spotlight. Based on NVIDIA's own 64-bit dualcores, Tegra K1 "Denver" will be the first 64-bit ARM processor for Android, and the chip firm says it's already working on an Android L build to suit.

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Acer Chromebook 13 packs Tegra K1 for 13hr battery

Acer Chromebook 13 packs Tegra K1 for 13hr battery

Chrome OS may just have reached its tipping point. Acer and NVIDIA have partnered on the Acer Chromebook 13, wrapping the Tegra K1 in a fanless 13-inch chassis, with the promise of up to 13 hours battery life and hitherto-unseen performance at a sub-$300 price. I caught up with NVIDIA to find out why the Chromebook 13 might be the most intriguing model since Google’s own Pixel.

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