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Nvidia x HP Omen 65" 4K HDR gaming display goes on sale in February for $4,999

Exactly one year ago today, Nvidia announced a pretty niche but impressive product at CES 2018. BFGDs (Big Format Gaming Displays) are 65" 4K HDR gaming monitors with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the first is about to go on pre-order for the princely sum of $4,999.

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers have seen tremendous growth in the last year alone, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning the products will continue to get better as prices come down, and new categories will keep springing up, but there’s a lot out there worth investing in right at this moment.

With that in mind, and to ensure you won’t end up gifting (or being gifted) a dud this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of the best smart home devices you can buy. Whether you want to just dip your toes in the water with a cheap Google Home Mini or dive into the deep end with smart lights, cameras, thermostats, and doorbells, we’ve got you covered.

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NVIDIA's Shield holiday game sale includes Riptide GP: Renegade, Ticket to Ride, Talos Principle, and more

Seasonal game sales may more easily bring to mind Steam than Nvidia, but the latter is promoting a massive sale of Android games over on the Play Store with its SHIELD holiday game sale. Right now you can pick up twenty-one titles for up to 66% off. Games on sale include Jackbox Party Pack 5, Teslagrad, Talos Principle, Ticket to Ride, Alito's Adventure, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!, Death Road to Canada, a ton of others. With almost all of the games half off (or more), it's a good time to plump up that gaming to-do list.

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NVIDIA SHIELD upgrade 7.2 adds Amazon Music, customizable Quick Settings, and more

We just got done telling you that the SHIELD Android TV is still a great device three years after release in part because it keeps getting updates. NVIDIA isn't stopping the updates, either. A new upgrade to the SHIELD is rolling out today with Amazon Music integration, NAS improvements, customizable Quick Settings, and more.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV re-review: Not the box you bought three years ago

The device we currently know as the "NVIDIA SHIELD" is not the first one to carry the name. That honor goes to the handheld device launched in 2013, later renamed SHIELD Portable. After that came the SHIELD Tablet, and finally the SHIELD Android TV in 2015. It was not the only way to get Android TV, but NVIDIA's box is the only one that had any staying power. Three years on, this device has gotten 20 updates across three major Android versions. I can't think of another Android device that offers so much value after more than three years of use. That's why we're taking another look at the SHIELD—it's changed quite a lot.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV is just $119 on Amazon ($60 off)

These days, the only Android TV worth purchasing is NVIDIA's SHIELD TV. Earlier this month, we saw this box discounted to $140 on Amazon, but it's been even further discounted for Cyber Monday. It's temporarily out of stock, but Amazon is currently offering the SHIELD TV for just $118.99.

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Nvidia Shield Black Friday 50% off sale includes Tomb Raider, Super Meat Boy, and more

If the prospect of descending upon retail establishment this Black Friday with the shambling hordes of humanity scares the living daylights out of you, stay home and play video games instead. There's a lot to choose from, and you won't even be out that much cash, thanks to Nvidia. The company is running a pretty impressive sale on several titles for its Shield platform, many of which are worth playing. We already told you about the Doom 3 sale, and it's joined by a whole lot more.

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Doom 3: BFG Edition for Nvidia Shield TV is $5 (half off) for Black Friday

Halloween has come and gone, but spooky games are always a good time. More horror-inspired than the killtacular Doom reboot from 2016, 2012's Doom 3: BFG Edition (BFG stands for "big fun game," I think) is equal parts creepy and violent, and it's half off this week for Black Friday.

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[Update: Now with free Echo Dot] NVIDIA Shield Android TV (2017) on sale for $140 ($39 off) at Amazon

Four years on, there's really only one Android TV device you should buy: the NVIDIA Shield. The problem is that NVIDIA's box tends to cost more than all the lesser over-the-top streamers. You get more for your money, and there are occasional sales. Like right now, for example. The Shield TV is on sale for $139.99 on Amazon, which is $39 off the usual price.

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You can now control your NVIDIA SHIELD TV with Alexa

Nvidia continues to improve the Shield TV experience, now offering users another way to control their Android TV box. Assistant support has been around for a little while now, but Alexa is joining the party thanks to a new skill. Simply activate said skill, link your Nvidia account, and you can start controlling your Shield with your Echo or other Alexa devices.

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