This week was a light one in the tech world, save for a few bombshells, namely the Nvidia Shield–the GPU maker’s first-ever game console–and the Motorola’s new flagship phone, the Moto X. We got to play with them both, and the results are in. On the smartphone front, we also had the chance to review the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, LG Optimus F7 and NEC Terrain. As for laptops, we took the Samsung ATIV Book 8 for a spin. Finally, we tested the Withings Pulse fitness assistant, a gaggle a Google launchers, Microsoft’s Office 365 for Android, the Disco Twin (a pair of Bluetooth audio streaming speakers) and the Ouya gaming console.
Nvidia just put the mobile gaming market in its crosshairs. Its novel new device, called the Shield, combines console-like controls with a 5-inch display, giving Android gamers greater control than using a touchscreen alone. But that's not all. This $299 device is also the first to use Nvidia's powerful new Tegra 4 processor, and it can play PC games streamed to it wirelessly. You can even use this device to remote control helicopters. But is the asking price too much for gamers to swallow?
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