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Google launches Project Shield to protect sites from DDoS attacks

10/21, 4:19pm

Initiative to keep smaller activist sites active during attacks

Google has announced it will help website owners protect their sites from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Project Shield hopes to keep smaller sites running during DDoS attacks, with the project's initial focus being to protect under-resourced sites serving "media, elections, and human rights related content."

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Nvidia opens Shield pre-orders three days early, prices at $349

05/17, 11:58am

Android game controller streams from PC to flip-up touchscreen

Nvidia has opened up pre-orders for its handheld gaming device, three days earlier than anticipated. Orders for the Nvidia Shield have commenced through the Nvidia website, with retail partners Newegg, Gamestop, and Canada Computer also accepting pre-orders from customers wanting the Tegra 4-powered Android game system.

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Nvidia Tegra 4 gets early benchmark running on Project Shield

05/08, 7:11am

Tegra 4 scores 32000 points on AnTuTu benchmark

Nvidia’s forthcoming Tegra 4 chip may have received an early benchmark if an AnTuTu score that has been posted online is to be believed. According to the post, the Tegra 4 produced a score of over 32,000 points, outgunning the 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 found in the Samsung Galaxy S4. By comparison, the Galaxy S4’s Snapdragon chip produces a score of 25,000 points, while the HTC One with the same Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.7GHz scores 23,600 points.

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Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC not shipping till July, Shield September

02/14, 6:51am

Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC arriving later than anticipated

Nvidia’s flagship mobile chip, the Tegra 4 will not ship until July according to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. This will likely push back the launch of most devices running the next-generation Nvidia silicon until August or September. Also a casualty of the planned production ramp is the company’s Project Shield gaming device, which will not ship until a similar timeframe despite both being announced at CES 2013 in January.

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Nvidia demos Project Shield PC game streaming function

02/05, 5:27am

New Nvidia blog demos Project Shield AFK capability

Nvidia has kicked off the first in a regular blog updating gamers on the latest developments with its highly anticipated Tegra 4-powered Project Shield gaming handheld. The first demonstration, following its surprise CES debut, focuses on its AFK (Away From Keyboard) PC gameplay extending capabilities. In the demo, Nvidia highlights how the handheld gaming device can stream Borderlands 2 from a GeForce GTX-enabled PC for remote gaming.

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Eyes, hands-on: Nvidia's Project Shield, cloud-based gaming

01/10, 8:30pm

Nvidia targets Android gaming, and gaming on any device

Nvidia's taken the opportunity at CES to try to shake up the gaming industry, first announcing Project Shield, a portable gaming console that runs Android games and can stream PC games, and also showing off its own cloud-gaming infrastructure on the CES show floor. Project Shield is still unavailable for public handling, sealed under glass and attended by watchful Nvidia representatives, but we got to play with a few devices running on Nvidia's cloud gaming server technology, and we were impressed by its capabilities.

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Nvidia shows Project Shield handheld gaming system at CES

01/07, 7:03am

Clamshell portable system revealed alongside Tegra 4

Nvidia has shown off a new handheld gaming system alongside its next-generation Tegra 4 mobile processor. Titled Project Shield, the portable gaming device will play Android-based games as well as PC titles on Steam, by streaming gameplay footage over a Wi-Fi connection from a personal computer that renders the game itself.

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