The TR Podcast 47: Two sneak peeks, what's next for physical media, and Wall Street for gamers


Plus TR comes to Twitter, deadly iPhone prototypes, fantasy football, and more...
— 9:32 PM on July 26, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: July 26, 2009
Time: 1:25:54

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
Special guest: Charles "Fugger" Wirth
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Show notes
After a slew of mega-length episodes, we slim down a bit this week with a shorter, more tightly packed podcast presentation. To kick things off, fantasy football season is starting, and we finally have a presence in the Twitter-verse. We go on to discuss how we use the social media service as yet another tool to stay on top of the PC hardware industry.

Moving into the meat of the episode, we bring you not one, but two sneak previews of articles you can expect to see this week. Scott and Geoff share their thoughts on both Intel's new SSDs and a pair of 11.6" netbooks. Also on the agenda: can gamers invest in future titles? And what will happen to DVDs and Blu-Ray with the rise of portable flash media? Finally, don't miss our interview with pro-overclocker and Xtreme Systems owner Charles "Fugger" Wirth.

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

Tech discussion:

    TR Fantasy Football '09 sign-ups have begun (0:02:08)- Read more

    TR on Twitter (0:06:45)- Read more - The TR account - Scott's account - Jordan's account

    Sneak preview—Intel's new SSD's (0:10:49)

    Interview with overclocker Charles "Fugger" Wirth (0:30:00)- Read more

    Chinese worker kills himself over missing iPhone (0:44:45)- Read more

    Apple netbook/tablet rumors swirl around $800 mark (0:46:40)- Read more

    Valve's Newell: Gamers could be investors (0:54:10)- Read more

    11.6" netbook face-off: Acer Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103 (1:01:52)

    Will flash cards replace optical storage? (1:15:47)- Read more

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