Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard

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Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far. The company is now recalling its first Android tablet device due to a potential fire hazard posed by the battery, which can overheat. No details are provided about the circumstances in which the problem might arise, though Nvidia is being extra cautious and “asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data.”

When it launched the Shield Tablet, Nvidia made a big deal out of the extra thermal dissipation of its design, claiming it was double what you’d get from a typical tablet. So the Shield…

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