The TR Podcast 43: Troublesome SSDs, tired rhetoric, and a podcast exclusive

Plus Intel's $1.5-billion fine, iPhone rumors, and more
— 9:46 PM on May 23, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: May 23, 2009
Time: 1:33:19

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
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Show notes
We're all stretching our brain muscles as we kick off yet another TR Podcast episode. Wolfram|Alpha, our first point of discussion, is both confusing and brilliant, but we're not holding our breath to see it become the next big web thing. Moving on to yet another ad-war, we discuss Apple's response to the Microsoft laptop hunter spots. Does Apple stick with tired rhetoric or truly take the lead?

Soon after our ad discussion and a short iPhone rumor roundup, Scott and Geoff tackle our latest SSD roundup and the controversy surrounding it. The sinking U.S. dollar means Intel is getting fined just a little bit more each day in Europe, and Scott gives us a cool AMD CPU sneak preview.

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Tech discussion:

    Saturday science subject: Wolfram|Alpha (0:02:27)- Read more

    Apple tackles Laptop Hunters, I'm a PC ads (0:12:39)- Read more

    Rumor: Next-gen, OLED iPhone coming on July 17 (0:25:41)- Read more

    A six pack of solid-state drives compared (0:32:07)- Read more

    Zotac's IONITX-A Mini-ITX board (1:14:37)- Read more

    European Commission fines Intel a record $1.44 billion (1:17:38)- Read more

    Scott gives us a sneak preview at some upcoming six-core Opteron processors from AMD (1:29:05)

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
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