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CES 2017: Nvidia announces Shield streaming box for games, 4K HDR video

Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced a Shield entertainment box that features 4K HDR gaming and video-streaming capabilities.

The Shield box will retail for $199, and offers compatibility with Amazon, Netflix, Youtube, Google Play, Steam, and Nvidia Games.

To expand the Shield's functionality, Nvidia created an "AI microphone" called AI Spot, a home assistant-type device that plugs into any wall outlet. It's a peripheral for Shield, and the tablet handles computing. Users can convey commands to Spot via speech, and the tech triangulates your position so you can talk to it from anywhere in your home.

Editor's note: Why, yes, it did sound like Huang said "Nvidia Spy" instead of "Spot."

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