01/06/2013, [CES 2013] NVIDIA’s bigwig, Jen Hsun-Huang, has just announced the GeForce Experience (GFE), a way to make your video card smart enough to detect the settings on your computer before applying the optimal playable settings on your behalf, so that you need not tweak the details on your own when the game is launched. A demonstration of the GeForce Experience showed Call of Duty running right out of the box. […]
01/06/2013, [CES 2013] We’re live at the NVIDIA event at CES 2013, so you can check out our live coverage which will be delivered to you on a blow-by-blow basis here. Little birds have chirped in our ears that there will be something major coming your way. Check it out!
12/27/2012, In our review of the Microsoft Surface RT, we mentioned that good games were very hard to come by on Windows 8 RT. This is something that just got easier as NVIDIA has launched TegraZone for Windows RT. If you are not familiar with the Android version, TegraZone is an application that looks like a mini app store which features games and apps that are optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 […]
12/18/2012, NVIDIA’s rumored “Wayne” Tegra 4 chip, which will reportedly debut at the CES 2013, has just been leaked by the Chinese tech site Chip Hell. According to the leaked slide, as seen above, “Wayne” will offer a low-power 28-nanometer process and a 5th battery saver core which will support the overall 4-PLUS-1 quad-core CPU. The leaked slide also reveals an impressive 72-core GPU that is 20 times the power found […]
12/14/2012, As Intel is looking for a new CEO, something surprising did happen recently: the company has hinted that it may bring in someone from the outside, which would be a first for Intel. So far I’ve heard names like Sanjay Jah, the former Motorola CEO (and ex-Qualcomm COO) as potential replacement for Intel’s Paul Otellini who is retiring in May 2013. Tech site BSN has started a new Internet buzz […]
12/06/2012, NVIDIA has released its GeForce Experience application to 10,000 early users. Some of you may recall that back in April, NVIDIA revealed this application that optimizes PC games graphics (and physics) settings to increase image quality, performance – or both. GeForce experience also checks for the latest drivers, which are often critical for performance. The idea came from data that NVIDIA gathered: 80% of PC gamers just use the games’ […]
12/04/2012, Toshiba has just introduced the Toshiba Excite 10 SE, an 10″ tablet running on Android 4.1 aka “Jelly Bean”. Inside, users will find an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 16GB of storage which can be supplemented by a microSD memory card. This particular model is WiFi-only and there is no word about a 3G model at this point. Given that the tablet costs ($350), Toshiba may want to keep the […]
12/04/2012, Fuhu, the company that produces acclaimed Kids tablets like the Nabi 2 ($199) is back at it and has released a $99 tablet called Nabi Jr. The tablet is for kids who may not need the speed of the Tegra 3 processor that Nabi 2 had (Nabi Jr is powered by Tegra 2). It is also smaller and features a 5-inch display (800×480), which makes it officially smaller than smartphones […]
12/03/2012, It’s an early Christmas at Ubergizmo, and we are joining forces with NVIDIA to give away five Nexus 7 tablets (16GB, WiFi). In our Nexus 7 Review, we called it the ‘best 7-inch tablet’, and 5 months after its arrival onto the scene, it remains a formidable value-proposition as it offers great hardware, a pure Android experience and quick access to the latest OS updates and features. So, who wants […]
11/12/2012, NVIDIA is making some noise in the supercomputing world today by unveiling its latest Tesla K-Series, in which K stands for “Kepler”, which is the name of the micro-architecture used to build it. That is the same architecture used in NVIDIA’s most recent graphics processors (GPUs) which is now making its way to the supercomputing world. Unlike traditional GPUs, the Tesla Series is built to take advantage of the massive […]
10/30/2012, It was rumored yesterday that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 could feature an Exynos 5450 processor clocked at a whopping 2.0GHz. Given that NVIDIA has a stake in the mobile market as well with their Tegra processors, unsurprisingly it looks like the company might be stepping their game up and come CES 2013, rumor has it that NVIDIA will be taking the wraps off Tegra-4, which has also been given the codename […]
08/29/2012, NVIDIA has announced that it has worked with Epic Games to port the Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT (the version running on ARM architecture). This means that game developers using it will be able to target Windows 8 RT without too much trouble, if they account for the overall decrease in system and performance resources. Fortunately, that is very much manageable, so you can expect […]
07/26/2012, NVIDIA has just announced support for Miracast, a WiFi-Direct based protocol that allows phones, tablets and other computing devices to clone a live mobile device display to a compatible TV. This lets mobile applications being displayed effortlessly onto a big TV. Obviously, this concept has immediate applications for games, video and presentation apps. To do this, NVIDIA needs to compress a video stream fast enough and with sufficient quality. Given […]
07/16/2012, Earlier this month, Kontron has unveiled a Mini-ITX PC motherboard (KTT30/mITX) that is equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor. If you are not familiar with mini-ITX, it is a 17x17mm motherboard format that has been used in small PC for years. This means that this motherboard would be compatible with a huge number of PC cases for companies which want to build a low-power Windows 8 RT or Android machine.