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Earlier this month when NVIDIA announced the 2017 version of the SHIELD TV, the company also announced that the updated, Android 7.0-based OS that was at the heart of the miniaturized STB would also be coming to the existing 2015 models. Now, just a bit under 2 weeks after the retail launch of the new model, NVIDIA has released their promised update as Software Upgrade 5.0.2. Under the hood, the big change here of course is the upgrade to Android 7.0 “Nougat.” The latest version of Android doesn’t do quite as much for Android TV devices as we’ve seen on tablets and phones, but of note it adds support for a recent apps page, writing to USB/SD storage, and a new picture-in-picture mode. The latest...

Nintendo Switch Hardware Launch Details - 32GB w/Expandable Storage, 6.2” 720p Screen, 2.5 to 6.5 Hour Battery Life

This morning in Tokyo, Nintendo held their long-awaited full product launch briefing for their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. Previously unveiled back in October of 2016, Nintendo has been...

109 by Ryan Smith on 1/13/2017

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD TV: Smart Home Functionality, More 4K HDR Streaming Services

NVIDIA at CES launched its updated SHIELD set-top-box (STB), with an expanded feature-set as well as smaller and lighter form-factor. The upcoming NVIDIA SHIELD TV is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2017

Nintendo Announces Switch Portable Gaming Console - Powered by NVIDIA Tegra

Earlier today Nintendo took the wraps off of their next generation console, Switch. Formerly known by the codename NX, the Switch is the successor to both Nintendo’s portable DS...

110 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2016

Xiaomi Mi Box Now Available in U.S.: Android TV 6.0 with 4Kp60 Output for $69

Xiaomi has officially started to sell its Google Android TV 6.0-based set-top-boxes in the U.S. The Xiaomi Mi Box STB boasts with a rather powerful SoC, an HDMI 2.0a...

72 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2016

Roku Unveils 2016 Streaming Media Players with 4Kp60 and HDR Support

Roku this week introduced a new family of five streaming media players for various needs and customers. The new affordable players support 1080p HD video streaming and some of...

34 by Anton Shilov on 9/30/2016

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Analyzing Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Hardware Reveal: What Lies Beneath

A few months ago near the start of E3, Sony made an interesting revelation: that they would be releasing a higher performing PlayStation 4 console. A console intended to...

205 by Ryan Smith on 9/8/2016

Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017: 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs, Backwards Compatible with Xbox. Zen or Jaguar?!

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps.The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight cores, >6 TFLOPs, 320 GB/s...

99 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Cortana Coming to Xbox Live

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Announces Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation...

58 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

Sony to Start Selling PlayStation VR in October for $399

Sony has published the price of its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and confirmed its final specifications and launch timeframe on Tuesday. The company intends to start selling the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

Xbox One Gets Windows 10 Underpinnings With New Xbox One Experience

Today the New Xbox One Experience began rolling out, and with it comes a big change in not only the look and feel of the Xbox One’s Dashboard, but...

33 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2015

The Seagate Game Drive For Xbox: Do You Need A Green Drive?

When Seagate first announced the Game Drive for Xbox, they chose Gamescon as a venue to launch the new product. With the prolific Xbox branding, this is not a...

41 by Brett Howse on 10/8/2015

Razer Launches New Wildcat Xbox One Controller And New Version Of The Nabu Smartband

Today at PAX Razer announced a refresh of the Nabu smartband which they first announced at CES in 2014. They also announced that they will be selling the Razer...

11 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2015

Seagate Announces 2TB Game Drive for Xbox At Gamescom 2015

Today Seagate is announcing a new product aimed squarely at the console market, and specifically at the Xbox brand. Seagate partnered with Microsoft to create the Xbox branded Game...

28 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 In November

Just a couple of days ago, Windows 10 was launched for the PC and the rollout is underway. But that is just a single aspect of Windows 10, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One To Get TV DVR Capabilities

Those that never got to experience Windows Media Center as the hub of a home entertainment system likely wonder why there is such a vocal group of people who...

19 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

Xbox At E3: New Controller, Game Emulation, And Plenty Of Exclusives

Today is the first official day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, and the Xbox team was on-stage to deliver plenty of news surrounding Xbox. It...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

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