Live: NVIDIA CES 2015 Opening Press Event!

And yep, we are already live at CES 2015. Thanks to NVIDIA, we get an opening press event to kick things off that is also live streamed for you all to enjoy with us.

We really don’t know what to expect, but at NVIDIA’s last two CES opening press events we got the SHIELD Portable and the Tegra K1, two headline-grabbing products. If anything, it should at least be high-octane and entertaining.

I know it’s Sunday night and you all are gearing up for the week ahead, but you may want to join us. Below, you will find a live blog and a stream.

The festivities kick off at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern) and last about an hour and a half.

Let’s do this!  (more…)

CES 2015 Starts Sunday: A Quick Preview

CES 2015 starts on Sunday. Seems a little crazy that it’s back already, I know, but that’s what we get during the second week of every new year – a trip to Las Vegas. As you can imagine, we are headed into the desert once again to see what major electronics manufacturers have in store, even if there is very little focus on mobile or Android these days. The show is still a big enough deal that we need to at least show up to find out.

Keep in mind that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t what it was four or five years ago. There was a time that it was a really big deal for mobile enthusiasts. It once was a show where new flagship phones were announced from all of the big players, but those show up less and less anymore. Now, we typically get one from Sony, maybe another from LG, and that’s about it. There are wearables and tablets galore, most of which are terrible products from companies you have never heard of that you would never buy, but they have their moment in the news cycle.

Media outlets put up big stages, try to tell you that this week is going to be “Huge!” and that you must tune into their ridiculously over-the-top coverage because it will be the best CES yet, but they are lying. CES is mostly boring these days. Well, unless you like TVs and the technology that goes into cars. Yes, TVs and automobiles now dominate CES.  (more…)

NVIDIA Pushes Android 5.0.1 to SHIELD Tablet, Brings Back Power Control Menu

Owners of the SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA are receiving early Christmas presents this year, in the form of a firmware update to Android 5.0.1. Android 5.0.1 is primarily bug fixes for Android 5.0, but NVIDIA also threw in a few tweaks for users.

Included in the update are system performance improvements, with tweaks made to the general UI as well as app responsiveness. In addition, NVIDIA brought back its SHIELD Power Control Menu, which allows users to tweak CPU settings for performance.  (more…)

Contest: Win 1 of 2 SHIELD Tablet Bundles From DL and NVIDIA

To keep up that with special holiday feeling in the air, we have yet another giveaway for you, this time from DL and the good folks at NVIDIA. We have partnered with NVIDIA to give away two very special SHIELD Tablet bundles, sure to keep you busy throughout 2015.

Inside each bundle is a SHIELD Tablet 32GB+LTE, SHIELD Controller, Tablet cover, and $10 Google Play gift card. With that gift card, you can buy a few game titles to play on the SHIELD Tablet, or get yourself a movie to watch on the 8″ 1080p display.

While you won’t be able to have the bundle under your tree for Christmas morning, the bundle will be shipped out once we have our winners, meaning it will be more of a New Years present. Either way, enjoy it.

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NVIDIA Hosting Black Friday Deal on Two SHIELD Bundles, Save Up to $88

NVIDIA looks to be setting up for a few Black Friday deals of their own, two gaming packages to be specific, which could save you quite a bit of cash up front if you take mobile gaming very seriously.

For a limited time, beginning November 28 at 12:01am and ending the same day at 11:59pm, customers can pick up a SHIELD Tablet “Green Box” bundle (includes SHIELD Controller) for just $399, or a SHIELD Portable with carrying case and replacement Armor for just $199.  (more…)

Lollipop Update Hits NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet on November 18, GRID Gaming Service Open to All US Residents

NVIDIA announced this morning that the Lollipop update for the SHIELD Tablet, teased earlier this month, will be pushed out to all owners on November 18. Not only are owners gaining access to Android 5.0 faster than most other Android tablet owners, but NVIDIA is also packing in a few more goodies to get you all excited.  (more…)