Mysterious California crop circle confirmed to be Nvidia publicity stunt

Onlookers were baffled by a crop circle that was found cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco. While plenty of theories began flying around as to what causes the crop circle, some noted that the design looks suspiciously similar to Nvidia’s Tegra 4. At CES later that day, Nvidia confirmed that the crop circle was a stunt to drum up interest in the Tegra 5 chip.

An intricate crop circle recently cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco baffled onlookers and spawned crackpot theories that aliens were responsible, but sources tell me it was created by Nvidia to publicize a big CES announcement. [Update: Nvidia confirms.] The design looks like Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chip, and though we can’t confirm this, it may be designed to drum up interest in the Tegra 5 chip Nvidia is expected to launch at CES. Nvidia has a major CES press conference planned for tonight at 8pm PST in Las Vegas where it may fess up to creating the crop circle and is likely announce details of its new products.

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