The TR Podcast 63: Hands on with the iPad, the creepy meter, and surround sound gaming

The Tech Report Podcast Date: April 26, 2010

Time: 1:18:48

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior, and special guest Will Smith

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Show notes

While Scott is off on a secret mission, we welcome Will Smith of Tested.com onto our podcast panel. (Before starting Tested.com, Will was the Editor in Chief at Maximum PC.) We kick off the episode by talking about Will’s new site and his latest piece of content: an in-depth review of the Apple iPad. Our guest covers the pros and cons of the device before answering questions from Jordan, Geoff, and Cyril. More Apple stories follow as we discuss new Gigabyte motherboards that charge running iPads, plus the biggest product leak in the history of Apple.

Next up: our panel is both apprehensive and excited about Crytek’s upcoming Crysis 2, and we all have something to say about the platform-free gaming future Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima predicts. Later, Geoff, Will, and Cyril discuss their experiences with the 5.1 surround-sound gaming headset from Psyko, we delve briefly into AMD’s financials, and Cyril goes over his latest laptop review. Geoff then concludes our podcast by giving us the skinny about his recently published SSD roundup.

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Tech discussion:

    Apple iPad Wi-Fi review from Tested.com (0:01:31)- Read more

    Gigabyte: Our mobos can charge active iPads (0:30:14)- Read more

    Gadget blog snags next-gen iPhone prototype (0:33:15)- Read more

    Crysis 2 videos, details emerge (0:39:40)- Read more

    Metal Gear Solid creator foresees end of consoles (0:47:46)- Read more

    A quick look at Psyko’s 5.1 PC Gaming Headset (0:52:08)- Read more

    AMD posts $257M profit, increased gross margin (0:59:55)- Read more

    Asus’ U30Jc 13.3-inch notebook (1:03:59)- Read more

    A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD (1:11:06)- Read more

That’s all, folks! We’ll see you on the next episode.

Comments closed
    • codedivine
    • 10 years ago

    Can’t… wait .. for … 64th … episode .. want now ๐Ÿ™

    • mi1stormilst
    • 10 years ago

    I think it is time to do some reviews and share some thoughts on more portable devices. I am very interested in products like the Viliv S5 and X70 ยง[< http://www.myviliv.com/eng/product/s5.asp<]ยง can you guys get a hold of some of these before i buy one ;-)

    • WillBach
    • 10 years ago

    I want it to be next week ๐Ÿ™

      • WillBach
      • 10 years ago

      Okay, it’s next week. What’s up?

    • LawrenceofArabia
    • 10 years ago

    Looks like i’ve got a new site to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 10 years ago

    Great podcast fellows.

    • fent
    • 10 years ago

    Hmm, I wonder what the big secret coming soon is… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Damage
      • 10 years ago

      Wow. Me too! Hrm.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 10 years ago

        Phenom II x6 review? Not exactly ‘secret’ but there are barely any real secrets in the tech industry.

          • masaki
          • 10 years ago

          I think it’s Cyril and Geoff’s secret projects and Scott’s ‘Bulldozer’.
          I really was surprised by Jordan’s words, I was only thinking of Thuban and the new FirePro cards, or may be some info of the already sampling llano only.
          Looks like there are some interesting stuff coming at TR.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 10 years ago

            Well I don’t listen to podcasts at all so I was really just taking a shot in the dark.

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