NVIDIA SHIELD Spotted on NCIS: Los Angeles, Used to Pilot a Drone

It’s always a bit of fun to spot well-known Android devices on TV shows or movies, and the latest device to hit the spotlight is the NVIDIA SHIELD. The Android-powered game console was used in NCIS: Los Angeles to spy on someone by a female character who was piloting a drone in Afghanistan. Once the drone is airborne, we even get a nice closeup of SHIELD’s 5″ HD display and see the drone’s point of view. (more…)

NVIDIA’s TegraZone Updated Through Google Play, Now Supports All Android Devices

This morning, NVIDIA pushed out an update, version 2.9, to the official TegraZone app on Google Play. The update will now work with all Android devices, regardless of whether it is powered by a Tegra processor or not. Since all devices are now supported, you can track all of your Android gaming through Google Play Game Services on the app, and also use the Google+ login to help personalize your TegraZone experience.  (more…)

Impressive Tegra K1 Benchmarks Hit the Web, Running Through Lenovo ThinkVision 28 4K Display

Early benchmarks for the Tegra K1 processor from NVIDIA are hitting the web this week, apparently running on a Lenovo ThinkVision 28 4K smart display which features the Android OS. The thing is, NVIDIA would state that these are just preliminary benchmarks, as the processor has unlikely been optimized for such testing, and these numbers shouldn’t be taken to heart quite yet. The new SoC is still unavailable to the public, so NVIDIA still has time to make these already-impressive numbers go up from here.  (more…)

Audi and NVIDIA Team Up to Bring Smart Displays, Dashboards and Tablets to Cars

What’s better than a brand new Audi with AT&T LTE built in? A brand new Audi with LTE that has an NVIDIA software system to back it up. CES 2014 is shaping up to be the battle over your dashboard, and NVIDIA is looking to make their mark by bringing their Tegra experience and Visual Computing Module to Audis this year, and hopefully more cars down the road.  (more…)

NVIDIA Announces TEGRA K1, the World’s First 192-core Super Chip

NVIDIA, in a press event to kick off CES 2014, just announced the TEGRA K1, the world’s first 192-core “Super Chip.” We’re talking mobile architecture that’s as good as PC architecture.

At this point, we still don’t have devices that are running the processor, but we do have a bunch of demos. As you can imagine, the K1 is impressive on a number of levels. If you were looking for the ultimate gaming chip for mobile (or any platform for that matter), this would be it.  (more…)

LIVE: NVIDIA Press Event CES 2014

We’re live at NVIDIA!

Welcome to CES 2014, friends. The kick off to this week of electronics madness is NVIDIA, for the second time in two years. We still aren’t sure what we’ll see, but on stage we can already see an Android device mirrored to a TV, if that means anything.

We are working on embedding the live stream of the event, but if we can’t, you can watch along with us here. Otherwise, we’ll be live blogging below with pictures and just as much fun. This should be a great event, just like last year’s.

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