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NVIDIA Announces 8″ SHIELD Tablet Recall due to Fire Hazard

8" SHIELD tablet represented one of rare products on the market based on the Tegra K1 chip.

When it was originally introduced, the 8″ SHIELD tablet represented the highest performing tablet on the market, packing Tegra K1 SoC with 192 Kepler cores, world’s first tablet with desktop-like GPU. We were quite impressed with the performance Tegra achieved by using stock Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, as well as overall built quality. The only negative was that the screen resolution wasn’t the greatest on an 8″ tablet, and it would heat up during gameplay – but not more than for example, Nexus 9 tablet (also powered by the same processor), or Texas Instruments powered Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9″. However, it looks like the tables have turned on

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Nvidia Responds to Samsung's Lawsuit

Nvidia GPU Logo

Nvidia has responded to Samsung’s lawsuit, which is really a response to Nvidia’s lawsuit where they claim that Qualcomm and Samsung infringe upon patents.

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Samsung Fires Back, Sues Nvidia and Velocity Micro

The patent wars continue, with Samsung firing back at Nvidia after they were sued by Nvidia for infringing upon their GPU patents, using Qualcomm chips.

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Nvidia Reports Strong Earnings for Q3

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Nvidia reported record revenues for the third quarter of this year and fiscal 2015 year, making these three months some of the strongest ever for Nvidia

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HTC Nexus 9 Launches at $399 on Oct 15th, Available Nov 3rd

HTC Nexus 9

We have learned that Google’s latest tablet, the HTC Nexus 9 will be launching on October 15th at $399 and will be available in stores November 3rd.

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Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Commences Pre-Orders Of LTE-Enabled Shield Tablet

SHIELD Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop

After stating that an LTE-enabled version of the Shield Tablet was in the works, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA)  is making good on its word by commencing pre-orders for the device. In addition to LTE connectivity, Nvidia is doubling internal storage to 32 GB. The pre-order price of the gaming-focused tablet is at $399 in the US, which is $100 more than what the Wi-Fi only version retails for in the country. Nvidia mentions that the Shield Tablet LTE is fully certified to run on AT&T’s data network, and is incentivising the tablet to AT&T customers by offering a $100 credit to all users activating the tablet on

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Nvidia Confirms HTC Nexus 9

Google Material Nexus 9

While combing through Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) legal documents posted on the company’s website, Bright Side of News*’ sources pointed to a very interesting sentence that many may have overlooked or simply never seen. The legal document in question is  Nvidia’s own claim with the ITC claiming that Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Samsung (KRX:005935) are infringing upon its GPU technology patents. The document in question, which obviously had to go through Nvidia legal before becoming public is essentially a corporate confirmation of the previous Nexus 9 and HTC (TPE: 2498) rumors. Nvidia’s document specifically states, “the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the

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Nvidia Wants to Bring PC-Like Performance to Mobile With Project Denver

Tegra-K1-Chips

Now that Nvidia’s Tegra K1 has another hardware win, Denver, the faster version of Nvidia’s flagship SoC that was first unveiled to the world during January’s Consumer Electronics Show got an in-depth introduction on Monday at the Hot Chips conference in San Jose. Nvidia’s Tegra K1 strategy will have to versions of the chip ship to manufacturers: a 32-bit version of the chip that has four Cortex A-15 CPUs and a more powerful one that ships with two of Nvidia’s custom Denver CPUs. The Cortex A-15 version of the chip ships in the Shield tablet as well as Xiaomi’s MiPad and the Acer Chromebook 13. The

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Nvidia Announces Tegra K1 Shield Tablet for Gaming

Nvidia Shield Tablet

Nvidia has been doing a lot of their own consumer products lately, with the original Shield handheld gaming console and the Tegra Note 7 tablet. Each of these devices was actually surprisingly good and they were very good values for the money, especially if you got them at their cheapest ($199 each). Nvidia has learned a lot of lessons from each device and they’ve done a fantastic job of updating both the Shield and the Tegra Note 7. Their updates are so frequent and regular that I almost feel like they’ve got the leg up on almost every other Android manufacturer out there. They are

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Nvidia Launches Ultimate Quest to Culminate in Product Launch

Nvidia Ultimate Quest

Nvidia sent us a link to a contest that they’re running which is a series of puzzles that will eventually lead you to a ‘new release’. By the looks of it, Nvidia is doing some sort of launch next week, July 22nd. This actually lines up with a recently rumored release of an Nvidia Tegra K1 tablet, which is supposed to launch on the 29th according to Videocardz, but originally stated the 22nd (they changed the date since we last saw the rumor). It is rumored to have a full HD display, which is still quite desirable for mobile gaming and a separate game pad to

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New 9" Tegra K1 64-bit Nexus 9 Tablet Coming from HTC?

Nexus 9 Volantis

So, everyone was expecting LG to make the next Google Nexus tablet, or maybe ASUS since they’ve also been one of the part Nexus tablet partners. However, you’d be wrong to assume either of those are correct since the next Nexus 9 tablet looks to be coming from HTC and it looks like its going to be a real competitor. The new Nexus 9″ tablet codenamed Volantis (not to be confused with Lady Gaga’s flying dress) was outed by Android Police today with a full image and spec drop of the device. And based upon what we’re seeing, it looks like Nvidia booted Qualcomm out of

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Xiaomi Launches 7.9" MiPad Tablet with Nvidia Tegra K1

MiPad Colors

Xiaomi today announced two products, one of which was the company’s first tablet powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC. If you look at the Xiaomi MiPad there’s no denying that it looks a lot like something Apple would release, however they are doing it with their own touch and using Android and their own MIUI interface. Xiaomi is already a name that’s synonymous with good design, good build quality, and a bit of being a copycat. Even so, Xiaomi’s phones and other products have all been pretty well received by consumers and reviewers alike. However, it is still incredibly difficult to get ahold of any

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Xiaomi Launches 7.9" MiPad Tablet with Nvidia Tegra K1

MiPad Colors

Xiaomi today announced two products, one of which was the company’s first tablet powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC. If you look at the Xiaomi MiPad there’s no denying that it looks a lot like something Apple would release, however they are doing it with their own touch and using Android and their own MIUI interface. Xiaomi is already a name that’s synonymous with good design, good build quality, and a bit of being a copycat. Even so, Xiaomi’s phones and other products have all been pretty well received by consumers and reviewers alike. However, it is still incredibly difficult to get ahold of any

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Nvidia's Jetson TK1 is shipping, is it a 'Supercomputer'?

Jetson TK1

So last week, Nvidia launched a CUDA Vision Challenge that challenges developers to propose applications that might properly utilize the Jetson TK1’s embedded ‘Supercomputer’ capability for unique or novel purposes. Nvidia announced that they would be giving away 50 Jetson TK1 development boards to the top 50 proposals submitted by developers and the winners would be announced on May 20th. And, if you don’t think you’ll win, but still want to get your hands on one, you can buy it for $192. That’s part of Nvidia’s own marketing campaign since the GPU onboard the Jetson TK1 is the Kepler GPU and part of the Tegra K1 SoC

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