Project Shield Articles

Google releases tools to help users bypass Internet country restrictions

  • 21/10/2013 at 22:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

GoogleActing under the banner of freedom of expression, Google has announced new tools that will help users in countries where internet access is censored connect online.

Globally, there are a number of countries where access to the internet is heavily monitored, and in many cases restricted to a network completely controlled by the leading regime. When you are speaking of a country where there is civil unrest, such as Syria, that lockdown becomes all the more problematic. Word of personal experience and communication becomes limited in a time where it is needed the most.

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Project Shield: A portable console between dream and reality

  • 10/01/2013 at 07:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Nvidia Project Shield Gaming ConsoleThis year at CES we had a big surprise from Nvidia: they unveiled Project Shield, a handheld gaming console that is under development. If everything goes as planned, Nvidia anticipates that it will start shipping Project Shield from Q2 of 2013.

Project Shield is an Android portable gaming console that has the advantage of wirelessly connect to a PC and play different games. The problem is that the PC needs to be equipped with a GeForce GTX 650 (or higher) graphics card and an i5 processor(or higher) plus 4 GB of system memory. Any PC that can satisfy this condition and stream content wirelessly can also be used as a source to play games from Steam. Project Shield gaming console comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The good news is that is a pure version of Android, meaning that Nvidia didn’t add anything on top of it.

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