The TR Podcast 72: Back to school, Nile notebooks, and Duke is back

Plus epic iPhone gaming, Geoff's notebook lament, and more
— 1:01 AM on September 13, 2010

The Tech Report Podcast Date: September 12, 2010
Time: 1:23:14

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Cyril Kowaliski and Geoff Gasior

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While Scott is hard at work deep in the recesses of Damage Labs, Geoff and Cyril join us for a classic panel episode of the TR Podcast. We begin this episode with a quick reminder about our latest, MSI-sponsored giveaway. Then, it's on to our latest TR system guide, the nuances of which Cyril and Geoff dissect.

The podcast quickly kicks into high gear with some news. Our readers have voiced their opinions about USB 3.0 in our latest poll. Zotac's latest Zbox is a sexy CULV barebone that includes both USB 3.0 and Blu-ray. After over a decade of rumors and delays, Gearbox will complete and release Duke Nuken Forever, a game Cyril and Geoff are both anticipating—and one Jordan is too young to be excited about.

We move on to an assortment of the latest Apple news, including a stunning iPhone game demo from Epic, a new version of iOS, and a new and curiously button-less iPod nano. The show continues as we discuss Cyril's review of the AMD Nile laptop platform (as embodied in Toshiba's Satellite T235D), Geoff's disappointment with modern notebooks in general, new mobile graphics processors from Nividia, and Google's instant search.

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Tech discussion:

    Check to make sure you haven't won a copy of Metro 2033 (0:01:21)- Facebook contest - photography contest - TR BBQ

    Win one of three Asus Xonar sound cards (0:02:51)- Read more

    TR's back-to-school 2010 system guide (0:03:58)- Read more

    Poll: How important is USB 3.0? (0:17:44)- Read more

    New barebones Zbox has Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 connectivity (0:20:13)- Read more

    Gearbox, 2K Games will release Duke Nukem Forever (0:22:54)- Read more

    Gearbox head explains Duke Nukem acquisition (0:25:07)- Read more

    Epic's iPhone demo hits App Store, looks gorgeous (0:29:21)- Read more

    iOS 4.1 arrives with proximity sensor, Bluetooth fixes (0:38:18)- Read more

    Adobe resumes development of Flash to iPhone tool (0:42:46)- Read more

    Apple brings buttons back to Shuffle, revamps Nano (0:44:52)- Read more

    Toshiba's Nile-powered Satellite T235D notebook (0:50:35)- Read more

    Lamenting the state of laptops (1:04:27)- Read more

    Nvidia fills out GeForce 400M lineup with seven mobile GPUs (1:15:30)- Read more

    Google begins rolling out instant search (1:19:01)- Read more

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

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