The TR Podcast 34: Headaches, our anniversary, and meeting an Intel engineer


Plus a look at the Ion platform, concern over bandwidth caps, a second look at Mirror's Edge, and more
— 3:08 PM on February 8, 2009

Date: Feb 7, 2009
Time: 2:04:55

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
Special guest: Matthew Hiltner

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Show notes
Our longest episode ever brings the thunder with a mix of great discussion and one of our most interesting interviews to date. Before our foray into the tech world begins, though, Jordan notes that this episode marks the TR Podcast's one-year anniversary.

Geoff then goes over his experience with Nvidia's Ion platform, after which we debate Time Warner's bandwidth quotas and Bigfoot Networks' future prospects. Our editors also discuss the list of Windows 7 editions, Scott gives us an interesting perspective on the recent purchase of Shacknews, and Cyril shares his feelings on the PC version of Mirror's Edge. Finally, Scott talks about Nvidia's stereoscopic 3D scheme and concludes that zombies look cool in 3D, and so does Zoey from Left 4 Dead.

In the second half of our episode, we interview Intel engineer Matthew Hiltner. Scott and Geoff ask him a mix of editor and user-submitted questions, and Matthew gives us insight on silicon testing, BIOS emulation, what happens when someone in the workplace fries an expensive testing motherboard, and more. Don't miss this interview!

Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - jdrake@techreport.com

Tech discussion:

    Nvidia's Ion platform (0:04:27)- Read more

    Time Warner quotas to spread to more cities (0:11:42)- Read more

    What's next for Bigfoot? New CEO Michael Howse speaks out (0:28:25)- Read more

    Microsoft reveals Windows 7 editions (0:36:45)- Read more

    Shacknews gets acquired by GameFly (0:41:56)- Read more

    It gets better after the first time: Mirror's Edge impressions (0:46:58)- Read more

    Nvidia goes stereoscopic with GeForce 3D Vision (0:51:10)- Read more

    Interview with Matthew Hiltner of Intel (1:05:56)

That's all, folks! Check back on February 14 for the next TR podcast.
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