NVIDIA Releases Android 7.0 Update for 2015 SHIELD TV, Adds Amazon Video App

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 [Read Entire Story]

Basemark Releases VRScore, a VR & VR Headset Benchmark Suite for Windows

Back in 2015 as the development of the first generation of modern VR headsets was coming to a close, benchmark developer Basemark announced that they would be applying their talents to the field of VR. The benchmark, now named VRScore, was to be developed in conjunction with Crytek and would serve as a multi-faceted VR test suite for VR headsets and computers, covering everything from rendering performance to display latency. At the time Basemark was expecting to launch the benchmark in [Read Entire Story]

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series8XE Plus & New Series8XE Designs For Midrange Market

Over the years the PowerVR team over at Imagination has settled in to a rather comfortable release cadence for GPU designs. Every year since the Rogue GPU architecture was initially announced in 2012, the company has released an updated versions of the architecture and/or new GPU designs around the start of the year. Last year’s focus was on high space efficiency with Series8XE, and now for 2017 Imagination is back once again, this time with the aptly named Series 8XE Plus, a new set of [Read Entire Story]

United States FTC Charges Qualcomm with Antitrust Violations over Cellular Modem Patents & Technology

Qualcomm’s legal problems are growing. This afternoon the United States Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Qualcomm for possible anti-trust issues since 2014, has moved on to the next stage in their investigating by formally charging the company with multiple antitrust violations. This is the latest in a series of moves from national regulatory authorities, which has seen China, South Korea, and the European Union all fine, settle with, or investigate the company. As [Read Entire Story]

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 keeping a fairly tight lid on specific details about the console, including its specifications, capabilities, and software lineup. Now with just less than 2 months to go until the console goes on sale, Nintendo is ramping up their promotional campaigns, releasing a good deal of new details on the [Read Entire Story]

CES 2017: Gigabyte "Aorus" Press Event Live Blog

I'm here at Gigabyte's CES 2017 Aorus press event, where the company is showing off their latest gaming wares. SOURCE: AnandTech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

South Korea Fines Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Word comes out of South Korea today that the country’s antitrust regulatory authority, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has ruled against Qualcomm in an ongoing antitrust investigation and is fining the company $865 million. The product of a 3 year investigation, the KFTC has ruled that Qualcomm abused their market position with respect to how and to whom they licensed out access to various important cellular patents, refusing to license certain patents and unnecessarily bundling [Read Entire Story]

Fold Proteins for Charity & Help AnandTech Beat Tom’s Hardware: Starting December 1st

As we approach the holiday season, the fantastic community team that’s responsible for keeping tabs on our publisher’s technology forums – the AnandTech Forums and the Tom’s Hardware Forums – came to us with a request. They wanted to organize a community activity; something fun, something for charity and, most importantly, something immensely geeky. To that end, I’m happy to announce that we’re going to be holding a friendly vicious contest with our [Read Entire Story]

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