Nvidia expands GeForce Experience with 4K support

nvidia geoforce experience high resolution frame rates geforce gameroom
Nvidia’s GeForce Experience is designed to offer owners of that brand’s graphics cards a little more for their money. It has streaming, driver updates, game optimizing, and the ability to share content with others online, all in one place; and now it’s been updated. This brings with it a lot of improvements across the board, but the most striking of which is that it now supports the streaming of 4K content as high as 60 frames per second.

You will, of course, need a compatible display to be able to make use of it, as well as a full 100 megabits of spare network bandwidth, but the functionality is there. It even sends the signal out with 5.1 surround sound, so if you have an immersive set up in another room, but your power-house PC somewhere else, it’s not possible to have the best of both worlds.

Other updates focus more on improving the more remote-streaming experience. Those who want to stream straight to Twitch or YouTube can now do so at a full 1080P resolution and 60 frames per second — which should make it just as popular as some of the other avenues of sending gameplay and webcam footage straight to your broadcast account.

As well as general improvements though, Nvidia also took this update opportunity to announce continued support for game-ready drivers. Over the past two years since the launch of the GeForce Experience, Nvidia has made a concerted effort to release new drivers as games are launched, making sure that those playing the latest games can do so as close to full specifications as their hardware will allow.

No driver hiccups with new titles makes gamers very happy. It specifically highlights some of this year’s biggest games, including GTA V and The Witcher 3, which received their own driver updates to make performance as strong as possible.

That looks set to continue in 2016, and beginning in December, Nvidia will make it possible to download these drivers straight from the GeForce Experience, which will give exclusive early access to them over general users.


You’ll soon be able to scribble all over PDFs on your Chromebook

Chrome OS users may soon be able to doodle all over their PDF documents with the possible addition of a new feature in Chrome OS' PDF viewer. The annotation feature is expected to allow users to hand draw or write over their documents.
Home Theater

Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime: Battle of the streaming giants

Trying to figure out which subscription streaming service to use while sticking to a frugal entertainment budget? Check out our updated comparison of the big three: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu.

Here's our head-to-head comparison of Pandora and Spotify

Which music streaming platform is best for you? We pit Spotify versus Pandora, two mighty streaming services with on-demand music and massive catalogs, comparing every facet of the two services to help you decide which is best.

Spotify is the best streaming service, but its competitors aren’t far behind

It can be hard to decide which music streaming service is for you, so we've picked out the individual strengths of the most popular services, aiming to make your decision a little easier.
Movies & TV

HBO Go vs. HBO Now: Which streaming service is right for you?

If you're looking to get access to HBO, you might be comparing HBO Go and HBO Now. We break down the differences between the twin streaming services and see how they compare to one another.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Prices drop, but our favorite stays the same

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big names in the virtual reality arena, but most people can only afford one. Our comparison tells you which is best when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive.

Canada’s winters inspired a startup to warm homes with cryptomining heat waste

Cryptomining may be the key to untold riches and the future of currency, but it’s also an environmental nightmare. Heatmine, thinks it has the answer, but it could mean bolting a mining rig onto every home and business in the country.

Microsoft’s Windows 95 throwback was just an ugly sweater giveaway

Microsoft's "softwear" announcement wasn't what we had hoped for. Thursday's announcement was not the new line of wearable tech or SkiFree monster sweater we wished for. But it did deliver the 90s nostalgia we wanted.
Home Theater

Confused about LED vs. LCD TVs? Here's everything you need to know

Our LED vs. LCD TV buying guide explains why these two common types of displays are fundamentally connected, how they differ, what to look for in buying an LED TV, and what's on the horizon for TVs.

The best MacBook deals for December 2018

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

How to connect AirPods to your MacBook

If you have new AirPods, you may be looking forward to pairing them with your MacBook. Our guide will show you exactly how to connect AirPods to MacBook, what to do if they are already paired with a device, and more.

Hitting ‘Check for updates’ in Windows 10 opts you into beta releases

Users who are careful about keeping their system updated should watch out -- Microsoft revealed this week that clicking the Check for updates button in Windows can opt you in to testing beta code.
Product Review

The Asus ZenBook 14 is a tiny notebook that gets lost in the crowd

The ZenBook 14 aims to be the smallest 14-inch notebook around, and it succeeds thanks to some tiny bezels. Performance and battery life are good, but the notebook lacks a standout feature other than size.

Secure your Excel documents with a password by following these quick steps

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Given how often they contain sensitive information, it makes sense to keep them from the wrong eyes. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password.