The TR Podcast 17: Moore’s Law versus whatchamacallit’s law and the fight for the future

Date: Sept 13, 2008

Time: 1:08:19

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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

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Show notes

This week’s episode kicks off with the last bit of news we could squeeze out of Nvision 08. Scott, prompted by a listener question, discusses 3D display technology he saw at Nvidia’s event and its headache-inducing properties. Our editors then talk about the new sub-$100 Radeons, Microsoft’s bizarre (but possibly brilliant) ad campaign, gaming news, and more. To finish things up, Scott and Geoff chat about Intel’s latest SSD offering, the laws that govern the growth of the industry, and what the future might look like.

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Listener mail:

3D Glasses? (0:02:17) – from Fighterpilot:

“I’d like to suggest that TR look into the 3D Glasses being advertised around the Net from time to time. I’m sure many people would like to know whether: 1.They do indeed work. 2.What difference/advantage do they give you in FPS gaming? 3. Is the technology really mature enough to bother with? 4. Are they usable on a standard monitor or will we have to wait for 120Mhz monitors (so I’ve heard)? 5.How do they effect your vision after wearing a pair for a while?”

Tech discussion:

    Scott buys the Eee PC 1000H (0:08:13)- Read more

    New Radeons pack a punch at under $100 (0:16:56)- Read more

    Shareholder sues Nvidia over GPU failure cover-up (0:22:32)- Read more

    The editors discuss the new Microsoft ads (0:29:06)- First adSecond ad

    TR’s gaming poll (0:36:51)- Read more

    Crysis Warhead PC to cost $699 (0:40:20)- Read more

    Scott and Geoff review the X25-M SSD from Intel (0:49:13)- Read more

That’s all, folks! Check back on September 20 for the next TR podcast.

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