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Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
Nvidia has announced plans to produce its own hand-held video-games console. Project Shield is Android-based and marries a 5in (12.7cm) touch-screen with joysticks, buttons and other controls, in a clam-shell design.
It is also designed to link to PCs offering access to more powerful games such as those on the Steam library. The announcement was a surprise, as the US company has previously focused on selling chips and graphics cards to other manufacturers. Intel, another chip manufacturer, is also reportedly working on its own device - a television set-top box.
Nvidia's announcement came at the first major press conference of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company's chief executive, Jen-Hsun Huang, did not reveal a release date or price for the device, but he did show off a working prototype and outline its specifications.