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Contest closed - stay tuned to 3DVisionlive.com for details about upcoming contests.     3DVisionLive.com is excited to unveil the latest in a series of photo contests aimed at giving you a platform to show off your images and potentially win some cool prizes. Like our most recent Spring Contest, this one will span three months - October, November, and December - and is themed: Your image must be something that captures or shows the essence of "nature" and what...
With sincere apologies for the delay, NVIDIA is pleased to announce the results of the Spring Photo Contest. We received more than 80 submissions from 3DVisionLive members and, for the first time, invited the membership to select the winner. The only criteria for the contest was the photos had to represent the meaning of Spring in some fashion, and be an original image created by the member that submitted it. All submitted photos were put in a gallery and ample time was...
For the third year in a row, NVIDIA worked with the National Stereoscopic Association to sponsor a 3D digital image competition called the Digital Image Showcase, which is shown at the NSA convention - held this past June in Michigan. This year, the 3D Digital Image Showcase competition consisted of 294 images, submitted by 50 different makers. Entrants spanned the range from casual snapshooters to both commercial and fine art photographers. The competition was judged by...
  VOTING IS NOW CLOSED - Thanks to all that participated. Results coming soon!   The submission period for the Spring Photo Contest is now closed, and we are happy to report we’ve received 80 images from our members for consideration. And, for the first time, we’re opening the judging process to our community as well to help us determine the winners. So, between now and the end of June (11:59 PST, June 30st), please view all of the images in the gallery and place...
Okay, we've gone over all the submissions for our first Winter Photo Contest and debated at length over our favorites. And, we've finally come to a consensus, which will introduce our second, second-time contest winner: ZZ3D.   First Prize: Snow Fight   ZZ3D's a long-time contributor to 3DVisionLive and has shared some amazing work with us. Snow Fight is certainly no exception! We felt this image captured the essence of the contest's Winter theme very well, and...

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Blu-ray players. Streaming boxes. Game consoles. Cable boxes. Incompatible remotes. Blinking lights. Wires everywhere.

You don’t carry around a flip phone, a GPS device, a laptop and a digital camera. Smart apps have turned bags of unmanageable mobile devices into something truly mobile. Yet your living room can still look more like a robot factory floor than a place to relax.

Stay tuned. Smart apps are about to cut the clutter here, too.

At its annual developer conference Thursday, Google described how it’s bringing Android — and its 1.3 million apps and Google-powered cloud services — to your living room with Android TV. Ten days later, industry watchers expect Apple to introduce a new version of Apple TV at its annual developer conference.

The Future Is Already Here

This isn’t the first time that tech giants have tried to reinvent TV. But it is the first time all the pieces have been in place. For one, the content’s already here — Netflix, YouTube and Twitch.tv are thriving on smartphones, PCs and connected streaming boxes.

SHIELD brings the app revolution to your living room. Click here for our full-sized infographic.

So are the apps — with mobile game developers showing how content and community can be bound together in powerful new ways.

The last piece is the power to put all this at your command. That’s NVIDIA SHIELD, Android TV’s flagship device.

The stakes are enormous. The new generation of smart entertainment apps promises to reshape some of the world’s biggest — and most influential — industries. The worldwide pay TV business is worth $257 billion. The TV advertising business is worth $170 billion. Console games generate $26 billion in revenue. And that’s just the start.

Cut the Cord, Connect Your Content

On-demand content is the first killer app. While the number of traditional pay TV users has been flat for years, Netflix has 57 million subscribers, more than double Comcast’s 22 million. Twitch.tv, which broadcasts live streams of video games, now reaches more than 100 million unique users each month. Apps like Tablo now let you watch — and record — broadcast and cable television from any connected device in your home.

SHIELD: The app revolution will now be televised.

With Android, Google has built a foundation of connected software for all these apps. On SHIELD, Android TV’s advanced voice recognition capabilities — already fine-tuned by input from millions of smartphone users — serve up the content you want. No need to fumble with a clumsy on-screen keyboard. Even more futuristic: SHIELD lets users select a character as they’re watching a movie and tap into Google’s servers to instantly call up the actor’s entire body of work. The result: interesting facts, and surprising recommendations.

App(etite) for Disruption

This new generation of connected apps will make possible capabilities that TV fans have dreamed of for years. Apps like Netflix connect to cloud-based servers to serve up content you’ll want to watch, delivering on the promise of personalized content. Hungry for barbecue? Apps will connect you to the same click-for-delivery convenience you’re already enjoying on your tablet.

Mobile games may offer the best case study of what’s coming. Because they’re hard-wired to Android, mobile games already integrate sophisticated online gameplay, in-app purchases and sprawling online communities of fans. The result: mobile games will generate $30 billion in revenues this year, exceeding that from console games for the first time. PC and console developers are moving their biggest hits to Android and iOS.

Power to the People

It’s difficult to keep up with. Consumers replace their sets every seven or eight years. Their capabilities are quickly surpassed by internet-streaming boxes consumers can grab for as little as $49.

SHIELD: This is how you play TV.

Consumers need powerful, media-savvy processors to take advantage of these smart apps. And by 2018, consumers will own more than 100 million ultra-high definition 4K televisions. SHIELD’s 256-core Tegra X1 processor makes it the first set-top box with the power to push apps into this high-def, big-screen world.

What’s Next?

All these trends will speed up as brands follow consumers to connected smartphones, tablets and set-top boxes and their powerful apps. Online TV advertising will more than double its share of total TV advertising revenues to $9.7 billion in 2018 from $3.7 billion last year, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Broadcasters like ABC, CBS, Fox and HBO are distributing content to consumers through iOS and Android apps. So are brands like Red Bull. Stars like Jerry Seinfeld are adapting, too. The comedian worked with Acura to bundle content and branding together for his hit online video series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”

NVIDIA SHIELD puts all this at your command. Better still, it gives developers the power to create killer apps, connecting your TV to new content and new capabilities in surprising ways.

Grab some popcorn. This is going to be fun.

More on SHIELD: What’s On TV? With NVIDIA SHIELD, Whatever You Want … Here’s How | This is How You Play TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Now Available, Ready to Redefine Your TV Experience

 

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What you want to watch, when you want to watch it. Whether you’re cutting the cord to pay TV, diving into the wild world of web video or looking for a way bring great games to your living room, we built NVIDIA SHIELD to give you control.

So what should you check out first? A few highlights.

What’s On TV? Whatever You Want

With SHIELD, you can tap into a sprawling library of 4K Netflix content.

Watching videos with NVIDIA SHIELD is a whole new experience. 4K or HD, you have to see it to believe it. And there are some brand-new TV apps with movies and shows to check out.

  • Netflix 4K Ultra HD — Ultra HD streaming is now available on Netflix, and you can check out popular shows like “House of Cards,” “The Blacklist” and Netflix original series like “Daredevil,” all on NVIDIA SHIELD through your 4K television. 4K content is also available on SHIELD through YouTube 4K.
  • Sling TV — Now you can watch live TV over the internet. Watch ESPN, your favorite shows, breaking news, big games, new movies and more. This app allows you to watch the best live TV instantly on NVIDIA SHIELD.
  • Live Channels Google’s Live Channels app is for watching live TV. Watch your favorite news, sports, movies and TV shows from various channel sources such as built-in tuner, IP-based tuners and more — and show them instantly on NVIDIA SHIELD.1
  • New TV apps on Android TV — Major broadcasters are bringing their video and viewing apps to Android TV, including HBO Now, HBO Go, CBS News, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, FX Now, Fox Now, Fox News, EPIX, WWE, UFC, USA Today, Vimeo, Qello, Vudu and Twitch.
Apps like Sling TV will put SHIELD users in command of their content.

Always Game

Mobile games. Casual games. Adventure games. Family games. Everyone enjoys games now, and there are games for everyone. So no entertainment device is complete without games.

The latest game in the free-wheeling Borderlands franchise is coming to SHIELD.

NVIDIA SHIELD makes a new class of Android games possible. There are over 200 games on Android TV, and almost 20 titles are coming only to SHIELD. Want more? We’ve also just launched our 1080p worldwide GRID game-streaming service. Try out these great new games, only available on your NVIDIA SHIELD:

    • AAA games — Enjoy games like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!,2 the latest role-playing shooter in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series. Or War Thunder, a next-generation massively-multiplayer online (MMO) combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles and fleets.
    • Remastered classics — Dive into Half-Life 2: Episode Two, where you battle mysterious aliens from another dimension. Or gear up for DOOM 3: BFG Edition, developed by id Software — the original team responsible for the classic franchise — featuring an all-new chapter in the DOOM 3 experience with eight heart-pounding single-player levels and a completely new storyline.
    • Indie hits — Love puzzles? Fire up The Talos Principle, a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam games. Or immerse yourself in Never Alone, the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, where you play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard.
    • Retro-inspired titles — Get your old school gaming fix with Hotline Miami, which combines 2D gaming action and a sophisticated, noir storyline set in 1989 Miami.
    • Family games — JUJU takes you on a journey with a panda, Juju, and his lizard sidekick as they embark upon a dangerous and mystical journey to save Juju’s father and the world from an ancient evil.

Order NVIDIA SHIELD today at http://shield.nvidia.com/, Amazon and Bestbuy.com.

For a limited time, when you purchase either NVIDIA SHIELD or NVIDIA SHIELD Pro, you’ll receive $60 worth of Google Play credit and services.3

More on SHIELD: This is How You Play TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Now Available, Ready to Redefine Your TV Experience | The Battle for Your Living Room Has Begun

1 Live Channels requires the HDHomerun tuner box and antenna.

2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is planned to release on SHIELD on July 1, 2015. Date is subject to change by the game publisher.

3 Limited time only. Total of $60 in value includes $30 Google Play store credit, along with a 90-day subscription ($30 value) to Google Play Music All Access.

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