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Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi has revealed its new tablet, the Mi Pad, and it's hard not to see it as a mash-up of Android, the iPad mini, and the colorful shells of the iPhone 5c. The 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 slate runs Google's OS on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 2.2GHz 4+1 processor, and has two cameras - 8-megapixels on the back, and 5-megapixels on the front - though it's likely to be the aesthetics of hardware and software which cause the most discussion.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2014: Buy Mom a tablet

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2014: Buy Mom a tablet

This week we've got a Mother's Day guide with a selection of tablets your dear Mama would love to receive. It’s not an easy thing, buying technology for a parent - or even a wife - but today we’ve got a list that can’t be easily misinterpreted.

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Half-Life 2 Android release: NVIDIA SHIELD on tap

Half-Life 2 Android release: NVIDIA SHIELD on tap

Today NVIDIA has sent us a crowbar. This crowbar is green, and it has the text "What would Gordon do?" It has the Half-Life 2 logo on one side, and the NVIDIA SHIELD logo on the other - this means that Half-Life 2 is coming to NVIDIA SHIELD soon. We must assume that this has been in the works for some time - and that Valve’s Source Engine is working with ports of high-powered games very, very well.

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Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Starting on May 12th, Valve will begin their Android invasion with Portal. Today we’ve posted our Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review, letting it be known that the game is, in fact, a legitimate full-fledged delivery of the classic game. If this game is any indication of how - with NVIDIA’s help - Valve will be porting games to the mobile environment, they’ve certainly gotten our attention.

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Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review

Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review

Portal was a game-changer on the PC and a game-changer here, ported to Android, specifically to NVIDIA SHIELD. You’ll be moving through test chambers from a first-person perspective, taking control of a "Portal Gun" which allows you to shoot one orange ring, one blue ring. From there, gameplay is entirely unique to this Valve Corporation-made puzzle adventure.

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Surface Mini Snapdragon switch tipped as whole range refreshed

Surface Mini Snapdragon switch tipped as whole range refreshed

Microsoft's "Surface mini" will be one of a number of new Windows tablets revealed on May 20th, insiders claim, with the software giant said to be readying both Windows RT and full Windows 8.1 models. The new Surface RT 8.1 models will also mark a switch in architecture, it's suggested, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon said to be under the hood.

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NVIDIA Jetson TK1 “supercomputer kit” hits shelves

NVIDIA Jetson TK1 “supercomputer kit” hits shelves

NVIDIA's palm-sized supercomputer, the Jetson TK1, has begun shipping, offering developers 192 Tegra K1 cores to turn to things like feature-detection and tracking, object recognition, and 3D scene analysis. The $192 reference board uses the same CUDA core technology as NVIDIA has been supplying to researchers and universities for recent supercomputer projects, and was announced earlier this year at the company's GDC 2014 conference.

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Blackphone taps NVIDIA for privacy/power team-up

Blackphone taps NVIDIA for privacy/power team-up

Though the NVIDIA Tegra 4i won’t necessarily push privacy on its own, the Blackphone delivered with said SoC will be all the more powerful for it. NVIDIA and the combined venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone behind Blackphone have made clear that they’ll be bringing the Blackphone to the market with no less than NVIDIA’s most powerful smartphone-based mobile processor to date.

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NVIDIA HP leak teases potential GameStream notebook

NVIDIA HP leak teases potential GameStream notebook

Think of this as a potential change-over from the ever-growing world of gaming notebooks. While this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense given NVIDIA’s recent big push for notebook-based Graphics Processor power, a leak of an HP notebook running Android with a mobile processor from NVIDIA - Tegra, that is - has us thinking.

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Portal for Android gameplay demoed on NVIDIA SHIELD

Portal for Android gameplay demoed on NVIDIA SHIELD

This week at PAX East, NVIDIA showed off the fruits of their latest collaboration - working with Valve to bring the original Portal game to Android. More specifically to NVIDIA SHIELD, you’ll see this game being demonstrated on the handheld gaming system. Up close and personal, it would appear that this game is near completion - ready to launch, as it were.

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Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

NVIDIA is no stranger to car dashboards, with the company’s Tegra chips already powering Tesla’s Model S infotainment and the system found in the new Audi A3, but the company has even bigger ambitions for Tegra K1. The chip company brought its Automotive team along to GTC 2014 this past week to show off the heavily-customized Jeep its been working on as a showcase for its vision of the future of mobility tech, and we grabbed some time at the helm to see how it works.

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NVIDIA Jetson TK1: $192 for CUDA-powered supercomputing

NVIDIA Jetson TK1: $192 for CUDA-powered supercomputing

There’s a relatively tiny device being prepared by NVIDIA right this minute with the name "Jetson" in its title. This device is very similar to the NVIDIA Jetson we saw in 2013 - almost exactly one year ago to the week - but here NVIDIA is being much more up-front about it. Here you can jump right in and buy.

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