Nvidia's Next-Gen Grass Simulations Are Mesmerizing

When developers are looking for the next jaw-dropping gaming visual to show off their newest titles with, the responsibility usually falls on some shiny, photo-real car porn or a wavy mullet with individual strands blowing in the wind. But the sizzle reels of the future may turn their cameras ground-ward if Nvidia's… » 11/03/14 8:00am 11/03/14 8:00am

New Simulation Offers Definitive Proof the Moon Landing Was Not Fake

Over the years, we here at Gizmodo have provided you many, many examples of scientifically backed evidence to shove in the faces of lunar landing conspiracists. But this one might be the most convincing of all: Engineers used 3D modeling to prove, once and for all, that Buzz Aldrin really moonwalked. » 9/19/14 2:33pm 9/19/14 2:33pm

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980: The Beast That Sips Electricity

Over the past year, PC graphics cards have swelled to gargantuan proportions, with price tags to match: Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan costs an incredible $999, to say nothing of the $3,000 Titan Z you might consider if your family is in the oil business. Today, Nvidia's trying something different: the new GeForce GTX 980… » 9/18/14 10:30pm 9/18/14 10:30pm

Doubling Up LCDs in VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift—and more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors—way more… » 7/28/14 9:40am 7/28/14 9:40am

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 7/22/14 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