The TR Podcast 68: Lunchbox PCs, Nvidia's latest, and Just be-Cause


Plus roll your own nettop, wireless PCIe, our new survey, and more...
— 12:03 AM on July 19, 2010

The Tech Report Podcast Date: July 18th, 2010
Time: 1:19:30

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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

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This episode starts with details about our Nvidia-sponsored Just Cause 2 giveaway. Scott and Jordan quickly go on to relate their experiences causing mayhem on the game's pacific island with a grappling hook, magical parachute, and plenty of explosives. Moving on, our panel discusses not only Scott's impression of the new iPhone 4 (which he's had for the past few days), but also Geoff and Cyril's search for good smart phones up in Canada.

Next, Scott lays out the details of the PhysX x87 problem, and he gives us the skinny on his review of the new GeForce GTX 460 graphics card. Geoff also talks about a cool new barebone nettop, after which Cyril appraises the unbelievably big yet intriguing Thermaltake Level 10 case.

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Tech discussion:

    We're giving away 20 digital copies of Just Cause 2 (0:01:17)- Read more

    Reminder: Our reader survey is still going (0:12:40)- Read more

    Of iPhones, Androids, and Palms (0:13:36)

    PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code (0:27:01)- Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor (0:37:06)- Read more

    First regiment of GTX 460 cards sets up camp at Newegg (0:53:49)- Read more

    Atheros, Wilocity collaborate on 60GHz wireless PCIe (0:54:39)- Read more

    Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop (0:58:02)- Read more

    Thermaltake's Level 10 enclosure (1:04:35)- Read more

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

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