The TR Podcast 61: Apple vs. Google, broken DRM, and AMD's gaming manifesto


Plus Google and China break up, our latest reader poll... and more
— 10:18 PM on March 28, 2010

The Tech Report Podcast Date: March 28, 2010
Time: 0:53:10

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show notes
While Scott is hard at work finishing his Nvidia GF100 review, Cyril and Geoff join Jordan for this short and sweet episode. We start with a roundup of gaming-related topics: the size of the market for top-of-the-line PC gaming hardware, EA's broken DRM being assaulted from within, and Valve's Gabe Newell speaking his mind about Ubisoft's equally dysfunctional copy protection.

Moving on, Geoff has the scoop about AMD's new gaming manifesto, and rumor has it cheaper DirectX 11 GeForce graphics cards could be coming out this summer. We wrap things up by going over our latest poll, which reveals the IT roots of a surprising portion of our readership, and by examining Google's souring relationships with both Apple and the Chinese government.

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Tech discussion:

    JPR: Enthusiast gaming PC hardware is a $9.5 billion market (0:01:44)- Read more

    EA.com editor in chief rails against company's DRM (0:13:08)- Read more

    Gabe Newell speaks out against Ubisoft DRM (0:17:22)- Read more

    Cheaper DX11 GeForces could be out this summer (0:21:26)- Read more

    AMD outlines its Gamers Manifesto (0:22:59)- Read more

    Poll: Enterprise IT hardware and you (0:23:41)- Read more

    Apple's relationship with Google more tenuous than ever (0:32:27)- Read more

    Google China starts serving uncensored content through Hong Kong (0:45:26)- Read more

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

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