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Yes, it shares the same codename as NVIDIA's portable Android console, but Google's Project Shield has nothing to do with gaming -- it's all about helping the little guy. Created in response to a Google Ideas request -- a think tank that provides tech solutions for social issues -- made by Middle...

October 21st 2013 at 1:53pm 0 Comments
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More Info Hands-on with NVIDIA Shield NVIDIA Shield now $300 NVIDIA Shield ships July 31st NVIDIA Shield is a truly strange device. It combines an eight-button console-size gamepad with dual analog sticks, and a 5-inch "multi-touch, retinal" screen. It runs stock Android 4.2.1. It touts w...

July 31st 2013 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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NVIDIA has confirmed that its upcoming Android gaming handheld, Shield, will start shipping on July 31st. The Tegra 4 testing platform was originally scheduled to hit online retailers in late June, but was delayed due to "a mechanical issue that relates to a third-party component." Now, the compan...

July 21st 2013 at 11:27am 0 Comments
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Even before hitting store shelves, NVIDIA's Shield is shedding $50 from its original $350 asking price -- the little Android portable gaming console will cost $300 when it arrives at retail on June 27th. NVIDIA revealed both the new, lower price and release date today in a blog post which cited ga...

June 20th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Eager to get your mitts on NVIDIA's first Tegra 4 device? Cast your jealous eyes upon the federal government -- they've already got one. NVIDIA's Shield gaming handheld dropped by the FCC to get its label approved, betraying its original code name, Project Thor, in the processes. Hardly a surprise...

May 30th 2013 at 2:13am 0 Comments
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NVIDIA's Project Shield now has an official name (NVIDIA Shield), a release window ("by the end of June") and a price tag ($350). That's a full $100 more than the PlayStation Vita -- arguably the most competent competition for Shield's hardcore skewing demographic -- and even a smidgen over the co...

May 14th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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NVIDIA's "project not a product" just became a product: Project Shield is now NVIDIA Shield, and it's arriving this June for $350. The specs haven't changed -- it's still rockin' a Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch "retinal" IPS display (1280x720), and 16GB of storage (expandable to 64GB...

May 14th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Want to know what the future of gaming will be? Odds are that the panel we're hosting now at Engadget Expand has the answer. Our very own Ben Gilbert is sitting down with NVIDIA Product Marketing VP Ujesh Desai, Oculus VR Product VP Nate Mitchell and Razer Systems Product Group VP John Wilson to s...

March 17th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments