The TR Podcast 118: CPUs inside the second, and steamrolling the Forcepad

Plus Scott's epic LAN party, the Galaxy S III, and Samsung and HP hybrids
— 1:36 AM on September 3, 2012

The Tech Report Podcast Date: September 3, 2012
Time: 1:53:47

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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


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We've got a substantial episode of the TR Podcast this round. Our panel kicks things off by discussing a LAN party of epic proportions at Damage Labs, the latest Radeon price drops, and a chunky triple-slot graphics card from PowerColor. Then, it's on to the milestone jury decision for the Apple v. Samsung case, which earns commentary from Scott and Cyril.

Next, Ubisoft's CEO says something profoundly silly, and we point and laugh. We look at some new tablets from Samsung and HP, which feature the same detachable keyboard design as Asus' Transformer slates. Jordan and Geoff examine new touchpad tech from Synaptics as well as Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone. Finally, Scott and Jordan dive into the nitty-gritty of AMD's Steamroller architecture, and Scott wraps up the show by going inside the second with today's CPUs.

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Tech discussion:

    Scott in the running for Dad of the Year - (0:01:06) - Read more

    It's on: AMD trims Radeon prices yet again - (0:11:54) - Read more

    Dual Tahiti GPUs team up on PowerColor Devil 13 - (0:16:12) - Read more

    Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents - (0:19:00) - Read more

    Ubisoft CEO claims PC piracy rate 93-95% - (0:34:45) - Read more

    New tablets from Samsung and HP - (0:38:59) - Samsung - HP

    Hands-on with Synaptics' next-generation mobile input devices - (0:46:10) - Read more

    A few weeks with Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone - (1:03:48) - Read more

    AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details - (1:13:46) - Read more

    Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs - (1:25:54) - Read more

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

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