Talkin’ CES on the OCF Podcast

I’ve made an appearance on the latest episode of the OCF Podcast.  This time, we talk at some length about the developments in PC hardware that came out of CES last week.  We discuss CPUs, mobile GPUs, hybrid graphics, displays, that funky OCZ headband, and more.  The host, Jordan Drake, does a nice job stopping me before I ramble off into incoherence, so check it out.

And yes, I need a new mic.  I’m working on it.

 

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    • Fighterpilot
    • 12 years ago

    The actual content of a podcast is pretty much unlimited once the decision has been made to produce one.
    The beauty of a product review would be the instant recognition of doubts or concerns in the reviewer’s voice,the nuances of which do not often translate well to the written form we are used to here at TR.
    Having Scott,Diss etc make a comment along the lines of”Man look at that picture quality”(GPU review) or “this chip is rockin” (CPU) would carry weight far in excess of the sometimes dry,graphically displayed results.
    So much more of an impression can be conveyed with a few choice words and tone of voice that is often possible with an article on a certain part’s merits or otherwise.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 12 years ago

      As long as it doesn’t devolve in to he useless video review a la 3DGameman sans the pictures. As a i[

    • Samlind
    • 12 years ago

    Leo Laporte’s podcasts (http://leoville.com) have been some of the most listened to for several years now, so there’s a _[

    • Damage
    • 12 years ago

    OCF has been doing exactly that with its forum members for some time. And, heh, call-in talk shows aren’t exactly a new idea. But yes, we’re considering doing a podcast and are sort of testing the waters here. Your feedback is very helpful.

    The thing is, doing a podcast takes time from other things, so we have to choose wisely. I’d like to hear from others about whether or not they would listen to a weekly/every-two-weeks TR podcast.

    • Fighterpilot
    • 12 years ago

    With programs such as Skype providing a way to have remote conference type calls as part of a podcast, there’s the opportunity to do something really innovative which I think would strike a chord with the TR membership.
    Tech discussions amongst the TR staff would be great but just imagine if it included a commentary about the “forum post of the week” etc…with the original poster joining the discussion.
    It would be way cool to have a listen to Scott,Geoff,Ronald etc tossing around thoughts and ideas with some of the learned members we have here.
    Most people I think would be thrilled to get the chance to “appear” on a TR podcast…its well known that people like to see their names(and posts) in “print” so to speak….imagine the interest it would generate to have a different member of TR being invited to join a tech discussion from time to time…

      • Convert
      • 12 years ago

      Exactly, this could really give TR more depth.

      Maybe a audio question of the week could be something that got members involved. Basically someone asks a question, not a “help why isn’t my computer working” question but more along the lines of what they think about x product or what have you.

      Anyways, I am sure we could come up with lots of ideas but I am curious of what you think about it Damage?

        • FireGryphon
        • 12 years ago

        Well, you know that SOME site is going to jump on this idea after reading it here. It’s an excellent idea to have short podcasts every week from the site, even if it’s just a week in review, with a guest speaker from the gerbil public.

          • Damage
          • 12 years ago

          OCF has been doing exactly that with its forum members for some time. And, heh, call-in talk shows aren’t exactly a new idea. But yes, we’re considering doing a podcast and are sort of testing the waters here. Your feedback is very helpful.

          The thing is, doing a podcast takes time from other things, so we have to choose wisely. I’d like to hear from others about whether or not they would listen to a weekly/every-two-weeks TR podcast.

            • Usacomp2k3
            • 12 years ago

            To help offset the time it takes, I really like the idea for donors getting it a week or so before the general public. I don’t know how you’d implement that, but I can’t think it’d be that hard to basically define a variable for each user that would be something to the effect of ‘last paid’ and access would be granted to those who are “LastPaid > time.now – months.6” (I have no idea what the sql query syntax would be, I apologize for butchering it).

    • Convert
    • 12 years ago

    As I have said before, I would pay to have more of this. The reviews are great but still very 2d, having you and diss ramble on about hardware and tech news would be worth paying for.

    • Fighterpilot
    • 12 years ago

    Sweet..nice interview there Mr.Wasson….perhaps it’s time for a weekly TR podcast?

      • FireGryphon
      • 12 years ago

      A weekly podcast, yes. I said the same thing in these comments. Would TR charge for them? Damage has said many times he doesn’t want to make TR a subscription affair. Maybe just on new content? I love the idea of podcasts, but hmm…

        • Convert
        • 12 years ago

        I know of some that make you pay for the latest podcast, if you don’t want to pay you get it for free after so many days. So you are just behind a little bit but still get to listen to it.

        Even if they decide to make it free I would still want to donate.

        Being able to get a experienced overview of the industry while I go to work or while I am sitting at home working remotely is worth money to me. I just don’t have much time to sit down and read everything I want to.

      • eitje
      • 12 years ago

      an audible/podcast recording of the reviews, perhaps?

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