Date: April 25, 2009
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Matt Butrovich
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We're back after a brief hiatus with a well-rounded podcast episode. Scott kicks off the conversation with a frustrating revelation about Lenovo's new ThinkPad automatic update feature, then we share our thoughts on Time Warner Cable's bandwidth quota trial saga. We also give Apple a shout-out for making all iTunes Store music DRM freedespite the ensuing price increase.
On the CPU front, we examine AMD's latest Phenom processor as well as the chipmaker's new Opteron roadmap. Finally, Matt gives us the rundown on OCZ's first foray into the netbook world, we discuss the merits of Nvidia's Ion chipset, and our latest poll prompts Scott to comment on the Atom processor's usefulness.
A quick reminder: we've switched to a twice-a-month schedule for the podcast, so our next episode will air on May 9. The episode after that will go up on May 23.
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ThinkPad auto updates discontinued (0:03:27)- Read more
Time Warner Cable shelves bandwidth quota trials (0:11:51)- Read more
iTunes, other services now charge more for some songs (0:20:34)- Read more
AMD's Phenom II X4 955 processor (0:25:44)- Read more
Opterons to have 12 cores in early 2010, 16 cores in 2011 (0:34:03)- Read more
TR's April 2009 system guide (0:52:10)- Read more
OCZ's Neutrino DIY netbook (1:03:09)- Read more
Ion takes flight with Acer AspireRevo nettop (1:12:42)- Read more
Poll: Does Intel's Atom provide a good user experience? (1:18:38)- Read more