The TR Podcast 7: Of chicks and chips

A pre-Computex bonanza of ultraportables, GPU sorcery, and hardware value

Date: May 31, 2008
Time: 1:25:32

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show Notes
Episode 7 returns to our classic podcast format. Listener mail takes us all the way from portable media to geeks looking for a spouse or partner. In tech news, we take a look at the ultraportable market, as well as a cornucopia of the latest Nvidia news, direct from Santa Clara. We wrap things up with discussions of our CPU and GPU value articles and the P45 chipset from Intel.

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

Listener Mail:

The Office (0:02:28) - from Garrett:

"Please tell Scott I have watched "The Office" twice and I find it totally stupid. I have tried to enjoy it...there is really nothing to enjoy in my opinion. HAHA!"

Where’s my media? (0:03:58) - From Garrett:

"Why on earth can I still not easily get "media" of the Television kind on the devices I want to watch them on? MP3 players, PC, etc. Sure there are some services attempting to resolve some of these consumer voids like, and others but the selection of shows is down right pitiful. What do you guys think of the idea of companies including a copy of the movie on your DVD that is in a portable format (wmv, mov, avi or something) I think if I buy the first series of the new Battlestar Galactica on DVD I think I should be able to drag and drop a copy to my this to much to ask?”

What does a geek look for in a spouse or partner? (0:12:10) - From Garrett:

"I have been married for 16 years to my High School Sweetheart, we have four kids and these are some of the attributes of my wonderful spouse: Independent – funny – patient – beautiful – creative – caring – gives me space”

Tech News:

    The ultraportable market: Eee PC updates, new tech from VIA, and a line of Eee PC killers (0:21:07) - Read more - 2 - 3 - 4

    Nvidia editor’s day: GPU optimization for Photoshop, a folding client for GeForce and more (0:37:29) - Read more - 2

Tech Topics:

    Our CPU and GPU value articles (0:56:51) - CPUs - GPUs

    Asus P45 Motherboard reviews and a trip to Taiwan (1:10:10) - Reviews - Taiwan

That's all, folks! Check back on June 14 for the next TR podcast.TR

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