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HP’s OMEN X 35 curved monitor invites you to “never stop gaming”

HP’s OMEN X 35 curved monitor invites you to “never stop gaming”

Many of HP's CES 2017 reveals have been centered around the consumer and professional markets, but what about you enthusiast gamers? HP isn't leaving you out in the cold, announcing its new OMEN X 35 curved gaming monitor. This beast of a display clocks in at 35-inches, and HP invites you to give it a spin to “see what your graphics card is made of.”

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Mobile apps and games on sale to fill your stockings

Mobile apps and games on sale to fill your stockings

For some overly excited people, they are just counting down the hours to the festivities. But why waste your time looking back and again at your watch when you can spend it shopping for apps and games instead. And maybe play those games while you’re at it. Unsurprisingly, it’s the season for sales and promos and you’re going to find a lot of them around. To help you get started, here are some of our top picks as well as some publisher lists to get you started. While most are for Android, be on the lookout for magical iOS links as well.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV to come in 2 sizes, new controller

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV to come in 2 sizes, new controller

Android Wear isn’t the only Android “spin off” whose existence is now held in doubt. In fact, some might say that Android TV never really took off in the first place. NVIDIA, however, seems unfazed by that opinion. Our anonymous source called it earlier this month and now various leaks are confirming it. There is, indeed, an NVIDIA SHIELD 2nd gen coming our way this CES 2017. Actually, two NVIDIA SHIELDS, if this latest tip also proves just as accurate, that will come with a slightly redesigned game controller.

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Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Four weeks from today, we'll be finding out more about the Nintendo Switch and (hopefully) the NVIDIA hardware that lies within. Nintendo has scheduled a special event for January 12, and during that livestream from Tokyo, we'll learn of new information such as price, launch titles, and its release date. Ahead of that event, though, a new VentureBeat report is detailing what kind of NVIDIA components we can expect in the Switch.

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Nvidia approved to test self-driving cars in California

Nvidia approved to test self-driving cars in California

Along with Michigan, California is a hotbed for autonomous vehicle testing, with big companies like Google, Ford, Tesla, Mercedes, and more all getting approval to put their cars on the road. Well, things are going to get even more crowded in the state, as Nvidia is the latest company to get permission from the California DMV, allowing it to test its own self-driving car technology on public roads.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV reboot coming to CES 2017

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV reboot coming to CES 2017

NVIDIA will reveal a new piece of Android TV hardware in their NVIDIA SHIELD line of devices at CES 2017. For the past couple of years NVIDIA's yearly CES-based event has housed primarily automotive-related news - this year that won't (entirely) be the case. This information comes from an anonymous source with information on the subject matter.

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MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI has rolled out a new VR ready gaming computer that it claims to be the world's smallest VR ready gaming PC called the MSI Trident. The Trident has a customized MSI GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card inside along with the latest Intel Core processors making or a powerful, but small gaming rig. To keep noise levels down, MSI also uses a special thermal management system called Silent Storm 2 cooling.

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HP Z2 Mini packs workstation performance into a 2.3 x 8.5-inch package

HP Z2 Mini packs workstation performance into a 2.3 x 8.5-inch package

HP has rolled out a new mini workstation that is to normal workstations what the Alienware Alpha is to normal gaming PCs. The new HP PC is called the Z2 Mini and the little beast packs workstation grade hardware into a package that measures only 2.3-inches x 8.5-inches. Despite the small stature of the computer, the device has the hardware inside that is needed to allow professionals to use power hungry CAD software and to support other compute-intensive industrial uses.

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EVGA has VBIOS update, thermal pads for overheating GTX cards

EVGA has VBIOS update, thermal pads for overheating GTX cards

There’s just no getting around the laws of physics. The faster you go, the hotter you get. Thanks to Samsung, consumers have become increasingly worried and wary about electronics overheating, and you can’t get any hotter than the behemoth graphics cards inside desktop computers. That is exactly the problem that beset a good number of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 cards, which has been riddled with reports of overheating and, in some cases, catching fire. To combat that, EVGA is issuing a firmware update that tweaks thermal management to safer levels and is offering free thermal pads for those who still want one.

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EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

There have been plenty of issues over the years where computers have caught fire, typically the fires were associated with defective batteries. A new issue is plaguing some owners of EVGA branded NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards that causes the cards to catch fire and the computers to die. The issue has cropped up over the last week with several threads with owners reporting the same sort of fire apparently caused by overheating leading to component failure and a MOSFET blow out.

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AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

The graphics card wars on the low-end is heating up. Addressing a gaping hole in its portfolio, NVIDIA last week revealed the new GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, both sitting on the lower end of its new Pascal line. Given the price tag, it was easily seen as encroaching on what is traditionally considered to be AMD’s turf. Naturally, the latter isn’t taking things sitting down and, while it hasn’t made much noise about it, prizes for its Radeon 460 and Radeon 470 VR-ready cars are dropping all around.

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Nintendo Switch graphics powered by NVIDIA Tegra

Nintendo Switch graphics powered by NVIDIA Tegra

It’s a big day for Nintendo. Maybe even “big” is an understatement. The announcement of the Nintendo Switch, formerly known as Nintendo NX, has definitely put the company back in the spotlight. Whether that’s a favorable light or not remains to be seen next year. In the meantime, however, NVIDIA will also be basking in that light as well, revealing that, at the very heart of the portable console, is a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor. Aside from confirming the Switch’s nature as a mobile device, it also puts NVIDIA in the gaming console game, vis-a-vis its rival AMD/ATI.

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