NVIDIA to Gamers: Tablets Offer So Much More Than You Think

NVIDIA is challenging consumers' perceptions of what tablets can do. Here's how.

Apr 22, 2014 at 2:05PM

Forget browsing the Web, posting status updates, and reading your email. According to the Fool's Steve Symington in the following video, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) is making a concerted effort to inform consumers tablets are capable of so much more.

Specifically, Steve was surprised to see just how much focus NVIDIA placed on its Tegra NOTE 7 tablets going into last weekend's PAX East 2014 conference. NVIDIA even gave away dozens of NOTE 7s at the event, while highlighting several key gaming-centric features including new titles optimized for the platform, front-facing speakers, options for playing controller-based games, and the ability to connect the NOTE 7 to large displays.

This doesn't mean NVIDIA is aiming to challenge current tablet industry leaders like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on the sales front. At the same time, however, NVIDIA's efforts could go a long way toward shifting consumers' narrow view of what tablets are actually meant to do.

To hear Steve's full take on how NVIDIA is trying to change the tablet landscape, check out the full video.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

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That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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