The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes

Plus listener mail, Jordan feels left out, and other sad stuff
— 1:47 PM on December 10, 2014

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: December 10th 2014
Duration: 1:40:43

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

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Show notes
This episode kicks off with the latest and greatest geek movie trailers, namely Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys (really don't like how they're spelling that name). Then it's straight into listener mail before a series of news and reviews. Highlights include Jordan feeling left out of... well, pretty much everything, and Geoff continuing his torturous SSD experiment.

We're still live streaming each of these new podcast episodes on Twitch.Tv... so yeah, that's still a thing. If you want a combination of our dulcet tones and, quick frankly, stunning visages, you'd do well to catch the show live or check out our video edition below.

Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. -

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Listener mail

TN? - from Bobby:

"hi jordan you funky monkey i have a question/subject for the TR podcast. i recently saw a 144hz asus monitor at a friends house and the the motion clarity/smoothness while playing games is really noticeable compared to my dell 2709w and now i really want one...yet when i read the TR forums and comments everyone talks about TN panels like they are produced by the devil himself and to stay away from them no matter what should i stay away from 144hz TN panels even if i cant see anything wrong with the image quality? i really want that smooth/clear image a 144hz monitor brings."

Alienware Alpha? - from NTMBK:

"Reckon you will be reviewing the Alienware Alpha on the website? It looks like a very nice little PC, and shrinking the gaming desktop should make Cyril happy."

Tech discussion

  • Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - Read more

    The SSD Endurance Experiment: Two freaking petabytes - Read more

    Thanksgiving offers a perfect chance to crack open a busted iPad Air - Read more

    TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide - Read more

    TrendForce predicts tablet slump, laptop growth for 2015 - Read more

    Gaming on the Grid with Nvidia's Shield Tablet - Read more

Video edition

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

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The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David KanterDigging deep on Intel's latest CPUs 10
The TR Podcast 185: Honey, I shrunk the FuryFiji gives us more bounce to the ounce 1
The TR Podcast 184: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAMOur textures runneth over 0
The TR Podcast 183: Diving into Skylake with David KanterIt's a lake in the sky 6
The TR Podcast 182: Something happenedWindows 10, 3D XPoint, GTX 980 Tis, and a bunch of phones 30

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