Nvidia trims price of Shield gaming device to $299

Gamers eyeing Nvidia's Shield will be able to buy the device on June 27 to the tune of only $299.

Officially unveiling the date and the price drop via a blog on Thursday, Nvidia explained why it cut the cost from $349.

We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run.

So we're changing the price of Shield to $299.

If you've already pre-ordered Shield , you'll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.

Demoed at CES 2013Read more

Review: Degraggler Portable defragments single files, folders, and more

Defraggler Portable allows even the most novice computer user to customize the defragmentation process. The program comes as a free full-featured defrag program, available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Defraggler Portable downloads as a ZIP file. There's no need for installation or a lengthily setup, since you can start the program by just double-clicking the EXE file. What distinguishes this program from other defrag programs is the inclusion of a list of files and folders that are stored as fragmented entities. You can choose any of these files or folders to defrag specifically or you can defrag the … Read more

Review: Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Portable cleans a portion or your registry

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Portable provides users who want to clean their entire registry (or just portions of their registry) with the ability to do so in a quick, clean manner. This program is a portable version of Eusing Free Registry Cleaner and therefore no installation is needed.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Portable is a small program that allows you at any time to scan various regions of your computer for registry problems. Some areas that are scanned include files and folders, Windows fonts, shared DLLs, file extensions, obsolete software, a start menu, and invalid Active X keys. One of … Read more

Review: JPEGView Portable lets users quickly edit and display their photos

As a small photo viewer and editor, JPEGView Portable allows the user to use basic editing operations on their photos quickly, easily, and on-the-go. This freeware program lets you edit and view your photos from any removable device.

JPEGView Portable comes with its own installer, and you can run the program by clicking on the EXE file found in the program's file folder. Removing the program is just as easy. You just need to delete the program's file folder. The main menu offers some basic options such as zooming, rotating, full-screen mode, converging line correction, and landscape enhancement. … Read more

Review: PeaZip Portable (64-Bit) packs power in a portable package

PeaZip Portable (64-Bit) presents all the power and speed of most compression software in a neat, tidy package. It's one of the few downloads of its kind that is a downright pleasure to look at. The fact that you can stick it on a USB drive and take it with you just makes it even better.

The app comes as an executable file, so some antivirus software might flag it. Rest assured, it's clean and free of any unwanted extras. However, it is a little big for portable software, checking in at just under 10MB. Once you see … Read more

Review: Wise JetSearch Portable blasts through file searches with ease

Wise JetSearch Portable finds files shockingly fast and easily outpaces the default file search on Windows. It will find dozens of files that fit your needs faster than you can even say its name. It even displays your searches in a neat, clean layout that you're going to like.

Since Wise JetSearch Portable comes in an executable file, there is no need for installation, although it might upset your antivirus software. However, the program is clean and doesn't come with any nasty add-ons. This program isn't a Web search program; instead it simply searches for files on … Read more

Review: Wise Program Uninstaller Portable solves problem program issues

Wise Program Uninstaller Portable forces annoying programs off of your computer, but it comes with its own nuisances, too. There are some weird pop-up ads to put up with and it doesn't delete programs quickly. However, it's helpful in a pinch and is nice to have since you can stick it on a USB drive to take with you.

This program downloads as an executable file, which may make your anti-virus software flag it as suspicious. During testing, the program didn't behave suspiciously, but it did bring an unnecessary pop-up ad out of nowhere. It was for … Read more

Review: Writer's Cafe Portable provides a powerful tool for scribes

As a nifty program full of cool tools, Writer's Cafe Portable helps you improve and organize your writing. Its layout won't win any design awards, but it's so packed full of neat and fun features that you won't really care. If you need help finishing or starting that novel you've been talking about for years, this is the program you want.

Since it operates as a portable application, you can install it to a USB drive just as easily as on your computer. Once you're inside the program, it offers tons of cool features … Read more

A cooler for outside the cooler

Beverage and food coolers come in all shapes and sizes. And for good reason too; a nation with hearty appetites needs somewhere to put all that food (before it settles around the waistline, that is). Lugging delectable foods from point A to point B requires planning. Since there will no doubt be need to bring something to wash it all down, the big cooler will be required. But what about the little stuff?

A large cooler filled with ice makes for a great transportation device for beer and soda cans, but can wreak havoc upon foodstuffs placed within. Battered and … Read more

Get a 1TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $59.99

The other day I asked if it still made sense to buy a mammoth hard drive. For my money, the smarter buy is a compact, portable, smaller-capacity drive that's fast, affordable, and USB-powered.

Like this one: While supplies last, TigerDirect has the Western Digital Elements SE 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive for $59.99, plus around $4 for shipping. That's after redeeming a $10 mail-in rebate (PDF). It sells elsewhere (Newegg, Staples, etc.) for at least $80.

Compatible with Windows and Mac systems alike (though you'll need to reformat it for use with the latter), the … Read more