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Nvidia upgrades Shield to Android KitKat, adds out-of-home GameStream

04/07, 3:16pm

Nvidia Shield can be used to stream games over the Internet from home PC

Nvidia's latest Android 4.4.2 software update for the Shield handheld game system allows players to stream games from their computer to the device outside of the home. Expanding from the existing in-home streaming, the remote GameStream feature is in beta and requires a hefty connection on each side, with the home PC graphics card compatibility list extended to include the GTX 800M, 700M, and select 600M GPUs in gaming notebooks.

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Briefly: Gogo expands to Japan, Nvidia updates Shield to Android 4.3

10/28, 2:08pm

Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi adopted by Japan Airlines, rolls out mid-2014

Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi is heading to Japan, with the entire Japan Airlines (JAL) fleet of domestic planes set to offer the service. The move, following Delta Airline's adoption of Gogo on its international fleet, will see all 77 JAL domestic aircraft start offering the Ku-band satellite Internet service to customers beginning in the summer of 2014, writes Engadget.

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Nvidia CEO hints at Shield 2 powered by next-gen Tegra chip

10/21, 3:07pm

Executive highlights upcoming products

Following several announcements last week, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is already hinting at the next-generation Shield console. In an interview with Engadget, the executive noted that consumers should expect a new Shield device whenever the company introduces an updated version of its Tegra chip.

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Nvidia delays Shield shipments to July 31st following component issues

07/21, 2:29pm

Mechanical flaw with third-party component delays Shield by four days

Nvidia has updated the expected shipping date of its handheld Android gaming system to July 31st, following a fault. The Tegra 4-powered Shield was originally set to ship on July 27th, but an undefined "mechanical issue" relating to a "third-party component" caused the extended delay, with early buyers likely to get their purchases in early August.

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Nvidia cuts price of Shield to $299, confirms June 27th launch date

06/20, 10:03am

Price cut lowers $349 hand-held game system by $50

Nvidia has dropped the price of its hand-held gaming system by $50 ahead of its June 27th release date, following requests from gamers. The Shield will now cost $299 at launch instead of the $349 price tag, with the GPU producer amending the price for those who pre-ordered the Android-based device which can stream games from a PC over a local network.

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Shots emerge of BlackBerry's "Find My iPhone" rival service

06/25, 6:10pm

Screenshots of BlackBerry Shield service surface

Screenshots of an upcoming BlackBerry service called Shield have emerged, revealing its functions. According to BBNews, it behaves similarly to the Find My iPhone feature for iPhones with MobileMe accounts; it allows tracking handsets on Google Maps and remotely wiping important information using only a web browsing. It would also support custom lost and found messages, remote password settings, and alarms to find the BlackBerry when it's close by.

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