Project Shield http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/project-shield/news en-GB Nvidia Shield Tablet http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia-shield/review-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We put Nvidia’s miniature mighty slate through its paces to see if it really is the best gaming tablet ever made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Nvidia Shield review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN9986.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Game how you want, where you want.</p> <p class="p1">That&rsquo;s Nvidia&rsquo;s tagline for its Shield Tablet, and it promises to open up a world of super powerful on-the-go gaming, thanks to the beastly Tegra K1 processer that lurks beneath its shell.</p> <p class="p1">Promising an unparalleled Android and PC game-streaming experience, the Shield certainly isn&rsquo;t shy when it comes to selling itself.&nbsp;But does it live up to the hype?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £240.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Controller: £50 Cover: £25 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Incredibly powerful </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Frees up your games library </div> <div class="field-item even"> Console-quality controller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whole package is expensive if you’re not a PC gamer </div> <div class="field-item even"> More Android games need to take advantage of all that power </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Contrast could be better </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple yet solid </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">At first glance, the Shield Tablet looks like a giant <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a>, thanks to its rounded corners and dual front-facing speakers.</p> <p class="p1">Unlike the HTC and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a> however, there&rsquo;s no metal in sight. The rear of the Shield is slathered in plain black matte plastic, and while obviously not as premium as metal, it looks smart and feels pleasantly grippy.</p> <p class="p1">It also feels reassuringly weighty in the hands and doesn&rsquo;t creak or flex if you try to bend it.</p> <p class="p1">Camera-wise, there&rsquo;s a 5MP front-facing offering for video chat and (shudder) selfies, along with another 5MP snapper on the rear, both without a flash.</p> <p class="p1">The left hand side remains bare, leaving room for an optional (but in our opinion, necessary) magnetic cover which doubles up as a stand. The cover itself is soft on the inside and made out of tough, durable rubber on the outside, which should protect the screen from any accidental drops, although it won&rsquo;t do anything to save the rear.</p> <p class="p1">The right side of the Shield features a power button, volume controls, a microSD slot for expandable storage, a stylus slot, and a mini HDMI port. More on those last two later and on the top you&rsquo;ll find a bass speaker vent, a headphone jack and a microUSB port.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The Shield&rsquo;s dual front-facing speakers pack quite a punch for a tablet. They&rsquo;re loud, crisp, and don&rsquo;t distort, even at higher volumes with&nbsp;a HTC BoomSound-esque quality to them.</p> <p class="p1">Overall, the Shield Tablet&rsquo;s design is safe and solid. It won&rsquo;t draw eyes on the catwalk, but that&rsquo;s OK, it doesn&rsquo;t need to. The build quality - bar slightly squishy volume and power buttons &ndash; coupled with its grippy rear makes it comfortable in hand.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9962.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9984_1.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A screen for gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Shield Tablet&rsquo;s 8in Full HD IPS screen looks lacklustre on paper when compared to the likes of 2K slates like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-84/review">Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4</a>.</p> <p class="p1">In general use however, you won&rsquo;t notice its lower 283 ppi count. Not unless you spend the majority of your time tapping away at the screen with your nose that is.</p> <p class="p1">Colours on the Shield&rsquo;s bright display are well-balanced, serving up bright, vivid hues without suffering from unrealistic oversaturation.</p> <p class="p1">The same can&rsquo;t be said for the contrast however. While IPS panels can never match the true blacks of an AMOLED display, blacks on the Shield&rsquo;s screen look more of a dark grey in comparison to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a>.</p> <p class="p1">The difference in whites is even more noticeable. Next to an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a>, whites on the Shield look positively dark and creamy, and are begging for a sprinkle of Daz.</p> <p class="p1">Generally though, you only notice this sort of stuff when you&rsquo;re meticulously comparing different screens side by side. In general use and gaming, the Shield&rsquo;s screen is still sharp and pleasant to look at, and you shouldn&rsquo;t have any complaints.</p> <p>Our only other complaint is that you&rsquo;ll struggle with glare if you&rsquo;re using it outside, which could make headshots a problem when you&rsquo;re spraying bullets at enemies. Still, it&rsquo;s unlikely you&rsquo;ll be doing this beneath the glaring sun on a park bench so it&rsquo;s not a dealbreaker.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9968_1.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stick that in your benchmark pipe and smoke it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tegra K1 processor that&rsquo;s nestled within the Shield&rsquo;s unassuming black shell is an absolute beast. We don&rsquo;t like getting bogged down in numbers as real-world experience is always more important,&nbsp;but we couldn&rsquo;t help ourselves:</p> <p>Antutu: 52,796</p> <p>3D Mark: 31,358&nbsp;Geekbench 3: 3,491 <p>Those numbers mean nothing on their own of course, so let&rsquo;s try and put them into perspective. The 3D Mark score isn&rsquo;t massively far away from the Acer Iconia W701&rsquo;s score of 39,592 &ndash; and that&rsquo;s&nbsp;running an Intel Core i5 processor.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its Antutu score also comfortable beats pocket powerhouses like the mighty <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review">(M8)</a> by almost 10,000 points and it scores higher than the Galaxy S5 in Geekbench too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tegra K1 Time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">High numbers are impressive of course, but they still don&rsquo;t mean anything at all if lag and stuttering is present.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Thankfully the Shield has neither, and Android 4.4 runs smoother than a greased-up cheetah.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Multi-tasking, app switching and of course gaming, are all handled with ease thanks to a combination of that beastly K1 processor and 2GB of RAM.</p> <p class="p1">This is meant to be more than just a regular Android tablet however. We want more than just snappy apps. We wanted a truly portable, no-compromise gaming experience. And the Shield delivers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A gaming portal in your hands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Vegetarians turn away now. You&rsquo;ve reached the deliciously succulent meat of this review.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The Shield is billed as the ultimate gaming tablet, and for the most part, it absolutely delivers.</p> <p class="p1">There are a number of ways you can enjoy games while you&rsquo;re on the move. The simplest way is to play existing Google Play store games and obviously they&rsquo;re handled with ease. But that&rsquo;s boring, and it&rsquo;s certainly a waste of that powerful Tegra silicon.</p> <p class="p1">Enter the Nvidia Hub.</p> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s a dedicated portal to made-for-Shield games that take advantage of all that power, and includes heavy PC-hitters such as Half Life 2 (sold separately).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9964_2.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Valve&rsquo;s legendary FPS is handled extremely well by the Shield&rsquo;s innards. It looks sharp and plays smoothly, and it&rsquo;s quite humbling to think that it outperforms the below-par PC we first tried to run it on nearly ten years ago.</p> <p class="p1">Combined with a mini HDMI cable (which annoyingly isn&rsquo;t included in the box), the Shield brings Half Life 2 to a 25in 1080p monitor, effectively turning it into a portable gaming PC/console.</p> <p class="p1">There&#39;s more. Trine 2 is a side-scrolling adventure game that&rsquo;s pre-installed and included in the price of the Shield. We had trouble getting it up and running and had to faff around re-installing it, but managed to get it running in the end.</p> <p class="p1">Its bright fantasy world looks fantastic both on the Shield&rsquo;s display and on an external monitor, and it should keep both younger and older gamers occupied in the first few hours of owning a Shield Tablet.</p> <p class="p1">So that&rsquo;s the Shield&rsquo;s gaming prowess taken care of. Almost.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9993_2.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9991_0.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free your gaming rig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re the proud owner of a PC gaming rig, you&rsquo;ll know that they&rsquo;re generally not too happy with being lugged around.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Well, not quite. They probably don&rsquo;t care either way, but your spine definitely will, especially if there are stairs involved.</p> <p class="p1">The Shield Tablet solves this problem by streaming games from your PC straight to its 8in screen, letting you use its controller to game away from your Pixel Den.</p> <p class="p1">We ran Far Cry 3 and Saints Row IV on the Shield Tablet while it was connected to a 1080p monitor downstairs, while our PC happily churned away in another room. And there was no lag whatsoever.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9989_2.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s even possible to stream a PC game on two monitors and the Shield&rsquo;s screen simultaneously, in a gluttonous display of gaming escapism.</p> <p class="p1">Setting up requires a capable gaming rig with at least an Nvidia 600 series card or higher, and you&rsquo;ll need to install the GeForce Experience software too. Once that&rsquo;s done though, it&#39;s a simple matter of entering a pin, and boom &ndash; you&rsquo;re good to go.</p> <p class="p1">We ran into a few audio niggles with Far Cry 3 in which sound was still being sent to the PC speakers, and we couldn&rsquo;t fix it ourselves.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Other games worked flawlessly, so we&rsquo;re putting that down to a random bug for the time being.</p> <p class="p1">We had no luck streaming games when tethered to our smartphone either so you&rsquo;ll need a fast, strong Wi-Fi connection to take advantage of game streaming on the go.&nbsp;Sadly, that probably means Starbucks probably isn&rsquo;t going to cut it but it is an option.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4160" height="3120" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20140924_112913_0.jpg?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Controller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Nvidia&rsquo;s &pound;50 wireless controller is as essential to the entire Shield experience as its &pound;25 stand-cum-cover.</p> <p class="p1">Buying the Shield Tablet and not having the controller is the equivalent of having a Ferrari without power steering. Sure you can drive it, but it&rsquo;s going to be the opposite of fun.</p> <p>While the Shield is compatible with other Bluetooth Android controllers, its own controller works over Wi-Fi to reduce lag, and its quality rivals that of the Xbox One and PS4 gamepads.</p> <p>It felt rather large and chunky in our hands initially, presumably due to our recent PS4 Destiny marathons. Sony&rsquo;s DualShock 4 is still relatively slim and dinky compared to the competition, but it didn&rsquo;t take long for our hands to adjust.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9971.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9956_0.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">All the regular controls you&rsquo;d expect are present and accounted for. Two triggers, two shoulder buttons, two joysticks, a D-Pad and four action buttons are all where they should be.</p> <p class="p1">There&rsquo;s also a few touch-sensitive buttons in the middle, with a large green one taking you straight to the Nvidia Hub, along with home, back and start buttons surrounding it.</p> <p class="p1">The bottom of the controller has clickable volume buttons, located beneath a trackpad which works exactly like a laptop&rsquo;s offering, albeit in a smaller, more awkward way.</p> <p class="p1">Thankfully it&rsquo;s built like a tank, and everything from the triggers to the joysticks feel sturdy and grown up.</p> <p class="p1">Naturally it still can&rsquo;t hold a candle to the precision offered by a keyboard and mouse, but no controller can. The Shield Tablet itself does support Bluetooth keyboards and mice for the truly fussy gamer.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Overall while &pound;50 is pricey, it&rsquo;s built to last. Our main gripe with it is that it doesn&rsquo;t double up as a PC controller too, which would have been a nice way to save some cash.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9973_0.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9957_0.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9958_2.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nvidia Shield Tablet tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen:</strong>&nbsp;8in 1920 x 1200</p> <p><strong>Processor:</strong>&nbsp;Nvidia Tegra K1</p> <p><strong>RAM:</strong>&nbsp;2GB</p> <p><strong>Storage:</strong>&nbsp;16GB (expandable with microSD)</p> <p><strong>Camera:&nbsp;</strong>5MP rear, 5MP front-facing</p> <p><strong>Battery:</strong>&nbsp;19.75Wh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions:</strong>&nbsp;221 x 126 x 9.2mm</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A familiar OS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">With everything else we&rsquo;ve talked about, it&rsquo;s all too easy to gloss over Android. And there really isn&rsquo;t much to say here.</p> <p class="p1">The Shield is running Android 4.4 KitKat, and Nvidia has mercifully left things alone for the most part. No garish themes or tonnes of complicated menus in sight.</p> <p class="p1">There are just a few Nvidia extras like the Hub and Twitch streaming controls, along with the Dabbler stylus software.</p> <p class="p1">Beyond that, it offers everything you&rsquo;ve come to expect from Android, including full access to the Google Play Store, and it all runs fluidly without any slowdown.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A decent camera that streams your game face </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you insist on using the Shield&rsquo;s 5MP camera, then expect to get decent shots in well-lit conditions, though don&rsquo;t count on cropping them at all &ndash; there aren&rsquo;t enough megapixels to retain the detail.&nbsp;The HDR mode is decent and its&nbsp;ability to manually select the focus and exposure points independently is also rather useful. But the lack of an LED flash results in low light shots that look like they were taken with a lens smeared with Vaseline and dust.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">If you really want to annoy us and take a selfie with a tablet, then its 5MP front-facing offering does a decent job too.</p> <p class="p1">Incidentally, though, that front-facing camera can also be used&nbsp;to stream your face to eager fans on Twitch &ndash; the videogame streaming service that lets gamers watch other gamers&hellip; game.</p> <p class="p1">We played through a few levels of Trine 2, Master Chief helmet in front of our heads to boot, and still didn&rsquo;t get any viewers.&nbsp;But hey, if you&rsquo;re more popular than us, you&rsquo;ll be glad to know that streaming works well, without impacting on the smoothness of games you&rsquo;re playing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9963.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylus smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Gaming muscle isn&rsquo;t the only trick the Shield has in its arsenal. Remember that stylus we mentioned earlier?&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Pulling it out prompts you to launch Dabbler, Nvidia&rsquo;s own painting/sketching app, which makes use of the Shield&rsquo;s powerful GPU to provide some fancy effects, like gravity-affected water colour dripping.</p> <p class="p1">The set up is a bit basic in its functionality &ndash; seasoned artists should look to more complete apps like Skectchbook Pro, or the Galaxy Note 4&rsquo;s active pressure sensitive Wacom stylus -&nbsp; but it&rsquo;s still fun doodling around.</p> <p class="p1">More impressive is the Shield&rsquo;s handwriting recognition. It can decipher our appalling scribbles 99% of the time, and though typing is still faster, it&#39;s still satisfying to watch our handwriting magically transform into legible text. OK, it&#39;s nothing new but our gadget fancies still get tickled all the same.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9978_1.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9967_1.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Shield will comfortably last a day of fairly heavy use &ndash; namely playing some Android games, web browsing, watching some shows on Netflix and sending emails. You could get away with not charging it by the time you get to bed, but you might struggle to get another full day out of it.</p> <p class="p1">When it comes to more demanding local games like Half Life 2 and streaming PC games however, the Shield will conk out somewhere between three to four hours. S we&rsquo;d recommend gaming while it&rsquo;s charging, just in case you need to dash off and need it to last for a while.</p> <p class="p1">It lasted around five and a half hours in our HD video loop battery test (screen at 50% brightness, Wi-Fi and sync on). That&rsquo;s acceptable but falls substantially short of the stamina of the iPad Air, its Mini brother or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S series.</p> <p class="p1">It appears to be the price you pay for power but stick to gaming near a power socket and you should be fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Shield Tablet really is the ultimate gaming tablet. There&rsquo;s absolutely no question about that.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Its insides are scarily fast, handling anything that even the latest Android games can throw at them with ease.</p> <p class="p1">Made-for-Shield games look amazing and play well, and PC game streaming is easy to set up and works seamlessly.</p> <p class="p1">The trouble is, there aren&rsquo;t enough made-for-Shield titles out there to warrant the cost of the Shield Tablet, a cover and its controller alone &ndash; a combined total of &pound;315.</p> <p class="p1">Until the hardware of other manufacturers choose to catch up, the Google Play Store won&rsquo;t be full of titles that take advantage of the Shield Tablet&rsquo;s gaming muscle either.</p> <p class="p1">That leaves PC game streaming as the main reason to snap up a Shield right now. If you&rsquo;re the owner of an Nvidia-powered gaming battle station and want to enjoy your library in other rooms or locations without breaking your back, then it&#39;s a very convenient, very capable solution.</p> <p class="p1">More casual gamers who don&rsquo;t own a 1337 gaming monster might be better off spending their money on the much cheaper Sony PS Vita &ndash; especially if they have a PS4, as that offers console game streaming straight to the Vita&rsquo;s screen too.&nbsp;An iPad Mini with Retina Display (which offers a better variety of regular apps and games) can also be snapped up for &pound;320.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Cost and niche appeal aside, we salute Nvidia for producing a tablet which ticks all the right tech-head boxes. If you&rsquo;re after the most powerful tablet and a portable PC gaming experience, look no further.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9987_2.JPG?1412342654" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Shield&#39;s sheer power and gaming smarts are incredible, but it&#39;s only worth a look if you&#39;ve got a gaming PC to take advantage of it</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nvidia Shield Tablet review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia-shield/review-0#comments Games Machines Nvidia Project Shield Shield Tablet Tablets Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:58:18 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1448552 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Android Wear watch face customisation planned, an Nvidia Shield Tablet image leaks, and stunning fan-made Futurama 3D animation http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-android-wear-watch-face-customization-planned-nvidia-shield-tablet-image-leaks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> End the week strong with our roundup of the hottest tech news around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Android Wear" alt="Android Wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/android-wear-watchface.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google preparing Android Wear API for custom watch faces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As customers start spending more and more time with the first two Android Wear devices, they&rsquo;re no doubt anxious to begin seeing the extensive customisation possibilities&mdash;but Google has yet to make it easy for developers to create and share their own unique designed watch faces.</p> <p>That will change at some point this year, as Google&rsquo;s vice president of design, Matias Duarte, revealed in a Google+ post that the company plans to spin out a custom API (application programming interface) for developers to use to create fully-functional watch faces that work well within the Wear OS.</p> <p>The post came in response to various third-party apps released to add custom watch faces, but without the stability and full functionality of the built-in selections. Duarte cautions that some changes may not come until the Android L release later this year, but the message is clear: if you can resist downloading (or creating) those unreliable options for now, a bigger reward is on the horizon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://plus.google.com/+MatiasDuarte/posts/emwBTtwJjY4">Google+</a> via <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/07/17/google-addresses-custom-watch-faces-on-android-wear-says-developers-should-hold-off-until-the-api-is-done/">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked glimpse of the Nvidia Shield Tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nvidia&rsquo;s next Android-powered, gaming-centric Shield device is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/nvidia-shield-tablet-way/news">reported to be a tablet</a> rather than a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">flip-open handheld console</a> of sorts, and the above image from reliable leaker @evleaks is said to be our first unofficial look at what to expect from the unannounced device.</p> <p>It looks a lot like the Tegra Note, but extended functionality is what should hopefully make the new Shield distinctive. It&rsquo;s speculated to feature a controller that attaches in some way for more robust gaming experiences, with a powerful Tegra K1 chip onboard (and Unreal Engine 4 support), plus the ability to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/will-nvidia-s-android-gaming-tablet-also-play-pc-titles/news">stream PC games</a> from a connected computer with a supported Nvidia card installed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/17/nvidia-shield-tablet-2014/">@evleaks</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/nvidia-shield-tablet-way/news">Game-focussed Nvidia Shield Tablet on the way</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nvidia Shield Tablet" alt="Nvidia Shield Tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nvidia-shield-tablet.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stunning fan-made Futurama 3D footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100785455?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>Matt Groening&rsquo;s Futurama lurched back from the dead and gave us three mostly-stellar additional seasons of comedy in recent years before wrapping up last autumn&mdash;for good this time. Well, maybe.</p> <p>Whatever the case, its spirit lingers in the hearts of fans like Alexy Zakharov, who created this absolutely gorgeous 3D reimagining of the hand-drawn series&rsquo; sci-fi city. It&rsquo;s only 30 seconds long, so watch it again and again to marvel at the little details&mdash;and then ponder how ridiculously unlikely it is that anything official like this would ever happen.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/3d-rendered-futurama-remix-delivers-jaw-dropping-sci-fi-vista">The Creators Project</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-announces-180-simpsons-house-set/news">Lego announces &pound;180 Simpsons house set</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mentions is the Facebook app for the stars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Usually, Facebook aims to reach as many people as possible with its apps and initiatives&mdash;but Facebook Mentions is different. It&rsquo;s an iOS app designed solely for public figures (that is, people with verified Pages) that allows them to better interact with fans and share content.</p> <p>Based on the examples shown thus far, it essentially seems designed to help celebrities keep their egos perfectly inflated without all the usual clutter of the Facebook experience. Fair enough. Facebook Mentions is available to those with verified Pages in the US, with other countries being added soon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/07/introducing-facebook-mentions-a-new-app-for-public-figures/">Facebook Newsroom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-facebook-apologizes-emotional-manipulation-eliss-infinity-hits-android-and-korg-s-">Fully Charged: Facebook apologises for emotional manipulation, Eliss Infinity hits Android, and KORG&rsquo;s Nintendo 3DS synth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Facebook Mentions" alt="Facebook Mentions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-mentions.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-android-wear-watch-face-customization-planned-nvidia-shield-tablet-image-leaks#comments Android Android Wear Facebook Film and TV Nvidia Project Shield Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442444 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Nvidia Shield is "the most powerful handheld console ever" http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Tegra 4-powered Shield is a hefty beast of a machine – but is it a gaming heavyweight? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nvidia Shield" alt="Nvidia Shield" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-tegra-shield-vid.jpg?1380279983" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2694933872001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2694933872001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nvidia Shield video review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video#comments Games consoles Nvidia Project Shield Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:09:16 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427091 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: LG Optimus G2 launch date, Ubuntu’s overnight millions, NVIDIA Shield release date, Bluetooth bud headphones, and drinkable sweat http://www.stuff.tv/g2/fully-charged-lg-optimus-g2-launch-date-ubuntu-s-overnight-millions-nvidia-shield-release-date-bl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breakfast tech treats toasted to your liking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ubuntu edge" alt="ubuntu edge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ubuntu-Edge.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From smart sweat extraction to Bluetooth in-ear headphones the size of buds, today’s breakfast news round up has all the tech food groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ubuntu Edge funding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-cum-pc-revealed/news">launch last night, the Ubuntu Edge smartphone</a> has already received over <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge" target="_blank">US$1 million in its first five hours on Indiegogo</a>. It's now at over US$3 million. That US$32 million target suddenly doesn’t seem so ridiculously far off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG Optimus G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG’s flagship superphone the Optimus G2 will be unveiled in New York on August 7th, according to our invite. It also invites us to see how LG is learning from us – which is in no way a creepy way to invite someone over.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG Optimus G2" alt="LG Optimus G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-Optimus-G2_0.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drink your own sweat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After going for a run yesterday – England’s hottest day this year – it's clear to the Stuff team that sweat is a big old waste of bodily fluids. Not anymore. Swedish engineers have come up with this contraption that turns your wrung-out sweat into pure water. The secret ingredient is effort. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57594923-1/bottoms-up-now-you-can-drink-the-sweat-from-your-shirt/" target="_blank">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Drink your own sweat" alt="Drink your own sweat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sweat-shirt-drink.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second iteration of these super compact Bluetooth headphones adds a super sleep mode that gives you six months of standby after auto shutting off when you go out of range from your device. And it can remember eight gadgets, lasts 4.5 hours on a charge and offers DSP enhanced sound all for US$80 (£50). And for an extra US$20 (£13) you can get a charger carry case that’ll dish out a further two and a half full charges. [Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/plantronics-intros-backbeat-go-2-bluetooth-headphones-promises/?utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_source=feedly" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Plantronics BackBeat Go 2" alt="Plantronics BackBeat Go 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Plantronics-BackBeat-Go-2.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NVIDIA Shield release date revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The mobile gaming platform will ship on July 31st at US$300 (£200). Read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands/news" target="_blank">hands-on with the NVIDIA Shield here</a>. [Source: <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/07/21/nvidia-shield-ships-july-31/" target="_blank">NVIDIA</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NVIDIA Shield" alt="NVIDIA Shield" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nvidia-shield.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> G2 LG Nvidia Project Shield Smartphones Ubuntu Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:38:37 +0000 Luke Edwards 1425003 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Nvidia Project Shield – Hands on http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Part tablet, part Xbox 360 controller, all Tegra: Nvidia&#039;s handheld console is a surprisingly nice thing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on-01_0.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on-01.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on-03.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on-05.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on-02.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5630.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Nvidia <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/stuff/nvidias-launches-android-games-console-shield">announced Project Shield at CES</a> last month, we weren't sure they hadn't just taped a 5in tablet to an Xbox 360 controller. But in person, it makes more sense. It feels solid and reassuringly heavy in the hand, and the flip-up screen doesn't wobble. Two speakers sit under the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/hands-on/nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands-on </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands/news#comments Nvidia Project Shield Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:44:19 +0000 424312 at http://www.stuff.tv