The TR Podcast 67: Don't hold it that way, new server gear, and our favorite SSD

Plus motion-controlled gaming on the PC, a Kingston tale, and more
— 10:41 PM on June 27, 2010

The Tech Report Podcast Date: June 27, 2010
Time: 1:24:04

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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We kick off this episode with news of the upcoming TR BBQ and a movie recommendation from Jordan (who really, really liked Toy Story 3). Our panel quickly moves on to the iPhone 4; not even a week after launch, a particularly annoying signal retention issue has come to light. Gaming is next on the agenda as we discuss Cyril's latest blog post, in which he expressed dissatisfaction with the evolution of first-person shooters. Also on the gaming docket, we discuss the prospect of motion-controlled gaming on the PC via Microsoft's Kinect technology.

The second half of the episode is all about PC hardware. Scott has done the writeup on AMD's latest server-class processors and graphics cards, while Geoff has tested two new solid-state drives, one of which turns out to be his current Editor's Choice.

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Tech discussion:

    TR BBQ 2010 crashes onto shores of Lake Michigan on August 21 (0:01:07)- Read more

    Early iPhone 4 adopters face bevy of issues (0:06:44)- Read more

    Unoriginality Engine 3 and the console curse (0:15:22)- Read more

    Kinect's motion control tech coming to the PC (0:37:15)- Read more

    Opteron 4100 series aims for the clouds (0:48:31)- Read more

    FireStream 9370, 9350 bring Cypress computing to servers (0:56:51)- Read more

    Corsair's Force F120 solid-state drive (1:01:24)- Read more

    Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive (1:07:46)- Read more

    A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory (1:15:37)- Read more

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

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