Nvidia Shield Tablet: An Android Tablet With a Game Console Inside

Last year, chip-maker Nvidia entered the hardware dojo with Shield, a weird but interesting Android gaming machine. Its successor has arrived, taking a form that's a little more familiar. This is the Shield tablet, the first Android tablet straight-up made for games. We spent some time with it, and so far it delivers. » 7/22/14 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am

Why AMD And Nvidia Are Fighting

AMD and Nvidia are at it again. The two reigning champs in the market for video game graphics have been fighting since late last month when some performance issues on the PC version of Watch Dogs kicked up a fresh controversy. And given that AMD is still talking about the issue publicly, it doesn't look like things… » 6/25/14 3:00pm 6/25/14 3:00pm

Audi Shows Off the Brains of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Tonight during its CES keynote detailed what it means about the future of mobility including self-driving cars and connected technologies. Importantly, it detailed the brain that will ultimately allow a car to drive itself—by rolling out its "piloted A7". The car is gorgeous, as for the brain, it looks like a massive… » 1/07/14 12:02am 1/07/14 12:02am

Holy Crap, Nvidia's New Tegra K1 Has 192 Cores?!

Nvidia's kicking off this year's CES madness with the Tegra K1, the first Nvidia chip with freaking 192 CUDA cores. Does that sound like a desktop thing, not mobile? It sort of is. According to Nvidia this bridges the gap between Kepler-based desktop cards and the mobile-based Tegra chips. Not just Tegra 5 but like… » 1/05/14 11:31pm 1/05/14 11:31pm

The Nvidia Shield Still Works After Getting Shot with a Gun

Usual disclaimer about not trying this at home and all that but if you were wondering if you could use the Nvidia Shield as a bulletproof vest and then still play with it later, the answer is yes! Well, as long as it gets shot through the screen. And as long as you're not actually using it as a literal shield. Our… » 9/10/13 10:00pm 9/10/13 10:00pm

How the Tech Industry Is Quietly Changing the Face of American Cities

When Steve Jobs presented the initial design for his donut-like headquarters to the Cupertino City Council, in 2011, he described the building as a reaction against suburban office parks. “We’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building; which sounds a bit odd,” he said. “But we’ve seen these… » 6/18/13 1:05pm 6/18/13 1:05pm