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Deal alert: $200 Nvidia Shield now bundled with free $25 Google Play credit

With a much beefier follow-up right around the corner, you’ll probably understand Nvidia’s desperation to get rid of remaining first-generation Shield inventory. Then again, the chip makers have been throwing discounts, updates and various deal sweeteners at potential Shield buyers for months now, so the latest promotion is just another day at the office for them.

Nvidia inadvertently confirms gaming-oriented ‘Shield Tablet’

It’s no big secret that Nvidia doesn’t know the meaning of the word failure and is thus set on following up the fizzling Shield handheld game console with an upgraded second-gen gizmo. But apparently, there might be more on the horizon for the chip maker as far as gaming devices are concerned.

Presumed second-gen Nvidia Shield earns FCC approval for imminent launch

For better or worse, Nvidia’s Shield experiment is praise-worthy, regardless of sluggish sales and overall middling critical reception. Granted, the handheld console is years away from revolutionizing the mobile game market, as Nvidia probably envisioned, but a sequel is in the works and leaked info makes it look pretty amazing. As long as it’s legit.

Microsoft’s Surface Mini tablet a no-show later?

Full pricing and partial specs of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet were leaked yesterday. We’re excited about the announcement which is supposed to happen in less than 24 hours, today May 20, but its companion Microsoft Surface mini could be delayed. This means only the Surface Pro 3 will be shown off.

Google hires Ivy Ross as new Google Glass head

The new chief of Google Glass, Ivy Ross, was a part of retail companies like Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Calvin Klein, Bausch & Lomb, Art.com, and Gap. Ivy Ross’ extensive experience in marketing could definitely help Google transform Google Glass into a fashionable accessory.

Benchmark uncovers Nvidia Shield sequel with Tegra K1 chip, 4 GB RAM

Nvidia did its damnedest to turn the Shield handheld game console from a tech oddity into a box-office hit and trend-setter, but at the end of the day, all the discounts and software updates were simply not enough.

Nvidia Shield gets discount, new features, Android 4.4 KitKat update

Basically acknowledging there were a couple of things wrong with the Shield handheld game console and its age made it an impractical buy at $250, Nvidia rolled out a series of extra features to the gizmo, also shaving a cool $50 off its list price.

FCC Sighting: Sony Xperia Z Ultra phone would only have WIFi?

The Xperia is perhaps Sony’s most successful line. We’ve seen numerous phones and tablets under it already. There’s the Xperia Z2 expected to launch at the Mobile World Congress and the Xperia Z1S that is arriving soon. among others.

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CES 2014 Rumor Roundup [UPDATED DAILY]

We’ll update this section each day with the latest CES 2014 rumors. As with all rumors, take these with a grain of salt. Heard something? Say something! Let us know about the rumors you’ve heard at jpaone at napco.com and if they check out we’ll publish your social media account or blog as a source! more »

Maingear Pulse 17: Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

We haven’t heard much about Maingear but the brand is making a comeback with the “World’s Thinnest Laptop”.

Nintendo Sales Up but Still Saw a Huge Net Loss

Thanks to the price cut Nintendo recently offered, sales of  went up by almost 200 percent. About 300,000 Wii U consoles were sold after the handheld gaming console was given a new price. The additional number makes up 3.91 million devices sold since the Wii U launched a year ago. Thing is, the Japanese manufacturer more »

Two Ex-Valve Employees Launch a Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Their Augmented Reality Goggles

Move over Google Glass; the real future of wearable tech has arrived. Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson were part of  secret team to develop the augmented reality gaming system castAR, and when Valve pulled the plug on the project they decided that they weren’t ready to give up. This duo talked Valve into signing over more »