The TR Podcast 35: Breaking the glass, surfing the music, and suing Apple

Plus Intel's latest plans, the largest hard drive on the market, and more

Date: Feb 14, 2009
Time: 1:17:15

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

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Show notes
Scott starts off this week's tech discussion with tales of his recent trip to Oregon, where he talked with Intel executives about the newly announced 32nm Westmere processors. Our editors are skeptical about Intel's motives for making Westmere into a CPU/GPU chimera, especially since—as Geoff points out—current Intel integrated graphics are still considerably slower than competition.

Scott then leaves our show early to continue his work in Damage Labs, and TR blogger and reviewer Matt Butrovich fills in to talk about everything from Mirror's Edge PhysX performance to a possible $99 iPhone. We also hear Geoff's thoughts on the 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green drive and his favorite musical rhythm game.

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Tech discussion:

    32nm Intel Westmere to hit production in late 2009 (0:02:04)- Read more

    A look at PhysX in Mirror's Edge (0:28:50)- Read more

    Riding Audiosurf's Technicolor rollercoaster (0:35:35)- Read more

    Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive (0:42:53)- Read more

    Nvidia posts losses for last fiscal quarter, fiscal year (0:49:48)- Read more

    Analyst report forecasts $99 iPhone for the summer (0:52:28)- Read more

    Judge gives nod to new Psystar countersuit against Apple (1:05:05)- Read more

That's all, folks! Check back on February 21 for the next TR podcast.

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