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CNET Update: Nvidia unveils Shield Tablet for gamers on the go

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CNET Update: Nvidia unveils Shield Tablet for gamers on the go

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Mobile gaming continues to evolve with Nvidia's latest gaming tablet, Netflix tests a privacy mode, and the Slingbox M1 offers an affordable way to stream TV to other screens.

There are new ways to play mobile games on your television. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet Update. [MUSIC] nvidia has raised another shield to stream Android games. The new product is called the Nvidia Shield Tablet, which has an eight inch screen. And it works with a controller, sold separately. It connects to your TV to be this new type of gaming hybrid, merging the worlds of tablets and television consoles for gaming on the go. Last year Nvidia came up with a smaller version of this concept. It was simply called the Nvidia shield, and it was a video game controller attached to a small screen. The new shield tablet offers gaming with more flexibility to just use it as a tablet. It's built with top of the line hardware including dual speakers and two high end cameras, a tucked in stylist, and of course it has great graphics for gaming. It starts at $300 for the tablet and the controller is another $60. It arrives in the US next week on Tuesday, July 29th. And it will roll out to other countries soon after. This isn't the first time a company has tried to create a gaming tablet. Last year, Razer cooked up a tablet that could pop into a case with controller buttons on handles. It's called the Razer Edge. It also has a TV docking station so you can use it with more traditional game controllers. But unlike NVIDIA's Android Tablet, Razor's Edge is a fully loaded Windows 8 machine, like a surface tablet, so it costs much more; it starts at $1000. In other news, Netflix reported it has surpassed 50 million subscribers. One new sign that Netflix is becoming mainstream? Gift cards. Yes, you soon will be seeing Netflix gift cards in select stores. Hulu also sells gift cards at retail. And for those of you on Netflix that have some guilty pleasure shows like maybe your friends would tease if they knew what you watched. Well, there's a new feature Netflix is testing out to keep what you stream a secret. A new privacy mode keeps the program from appearing in your recently viewed activity log, and what you watch will not be used to determine recommendations about what you may want to watch in the future. Also in the world of streaming, if you want to watch T.V. from anywhere, check out the new, affordable Slingbox M1. It connects to your cable box or D.V.R. to let you stream video from your t.v. in real time to all sorts of devices. It doesn't matter if it's live t.v. or something recorded from a D.V.R. You can stream it to your P.C., your smart phone, your tablet or another t.v. with a Roku. This new model is $150 and during our test it has some streaming quality. You can check out the full review at cnet.com/update. That's your tech news update from our studios in New York. I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC] [NOISE]
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