Date: October 10, 2010
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
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With our elite panel of Scott, Geoff, and Cyril (plus audible cameos from Geoff's dog, Snookums), we cover a wide range of topics on this episode of the TR Podcast. After some listener questions from Twitter, we tackle Geoff's old-fashioned yet sensible affinity for buying music CDs, and Scott revels in finally playing the famed C-130 level of Modern Warfare. We then digress momentarily to note the loss of Intel's Greg Wagnon, a superb PR guy who helped Scott with Intel Xeon products for years.
Moving on to the reviews, Cyril breaks down the Asus N82Jv 14-inch notebook, another mobile computer with great graphics and disappointing battery life, and Geoff pits two Asus X58 motherboards against each other and identifies the winner (which received our TR Recommended badge). We go over a pair of Nvidia stories before wrapping things up with two gaming-related reviews: Geoff's take on the Cyborg Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse, and Cyril's look at the first Corsair gaming headset.
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Listener Twitter questions - (0:01:45):
From @diederikm "give us some projections on intels lightpeak"
From @codedivine "Recommendations for small lightweight build (particularly cases) for light gaming and productivity."
Gigabyte's H55 Mini-ITX mobo squeezes into the Silverstone SG07 case (0:04:35)- Read more
Yes, I still buy CDs (0:10:18)- Read more
Scott finally pilots the C-130 (0:19:19)- Read more
A sad loss to the tech community - RIP Greg Wagnon (0:26:35)- Read more
Asus' N82Jv 14-inch notebook (0:29:08)- Read more
New ThinkPad has 11.6-inch display, affordable price tag (0:39:44)- Read more
Asus' Rampage III Gene and Sabertooth X58 motherboards (0:48:13)- Read more
Nvidia-branded graphics cards pop up at Best Buy (1:01:04)- Read more
Settlement site for Nvidia class-action suit appears (1:11:51)- Read more
Cyborg's Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse (1:16:09)- Read more
Corsair's HS1 gaming headset (1:25:16)- Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
3 comments — Last by mi1stormilst at 11:01 PM on 10/12/10
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