The TR Podcast 67: Don’t hold it that way, new server gear, and our favorite SSD

The Tech Report Podcast Date: June 27, 2010

Time: 1:24:04

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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

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Show notes

We kick off this episode with news of the upcoming TR BBQ and a movie recommendation from Jordan (who really, really liked Toy Story 3). Our panel quickly moves on to the iPhone 4; not even a week after launch, a particularly annoying signal retention issue has come to light. Gaming is next on the agenda as we discuss Cyril’s latest blog post, in which he expressed dissatisfaction with the evolution of first-person shooters. Also on the gaming docket, we discuss the prospect of motion-controlled gaming on the PC via Microsoft’s Kinect technology.

The second half of the episode is all about PC hardware. Scott has done the writeup on AMD’s latest server-class processors and graphics cards, while Geoff has tested two new solid-state drives, one of which turns out to be his current Editor’s Choice.

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Tech discussion:

    TR BBQ 2010 crashes onto shores of Lake Michigan on August 21 (0:01:07)- Read more

    Early iPhone 4 adopters face bevy of issues (0:06:44)- Read more

    Unoriginality Engine 3 and the console curse (0:15:22)- Read more

    Kinect’s motion control tech coming to the PC (0:37:15)- Read more

    Opteron 4100 series aims for the clouds (0:48:31)- Read more

    FireStream 9370, 9350 bring Cypress computing to servers (0:56:51)- Read more

    Corsair’s Force F120 solid-state drive (1:01:24)- Read more

    Crucial’s RealSSD C300 solid-state drive (1:07:46)- Read more

    A short tour of Kingston’s Hsinchu factory (1:15:37)- Read more

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

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    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago


      • jdrake
      • 9 years ago

      haha – yup Cassidy – I’m a huge loveline fan – but only of Adam Carolla…. glad someone picked up on that:-)

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 9 years ago

        Yeah I’m a huge fan of the Adam and Drew era of Loveline. I got a bunch of episodes I listen to every once in a while. A single episode is perfect for driving 90 miles to Seattle.

    • Darkmage
    • 9 years ago

    Heh. Um… what day did this podcast come out again? July what? 🙂

    Edit: Dammit, Halicun8 beat me to it.

    • Ardrid
    • 9 years ago

    Wow, Scott, I’m really amazed by your take on the reception issue. I think you’re giving Apple way too much slack. Buying a case/bumper to fix a manufacturing defect is not an acceptable solution. You may not be affected by the problem because you use a case and Bluetooth, but that’s not indicative of every user. There are some people who don’t want to go that route and they shouldn’t have to be forced to do so.

    • erek
    • 9 years ago

    i really enjoy the TR Podcast! it really serves the cutting edge technology that i enjoy from very interesting people with good understanding of the market! thank you so much for a good quality listening experience

    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    I don’t remember who said “Mareio” instead of “Mario” but it made me laugh/

      • axeman
      • 9 years ago

      Probably Geoff, I’m Canadian and can attest many people say it that way, maybe an accent thing, dunno.

    • End User
    • 9 years ago
    • ShadowTiger
    • 9 years ago

    I am having trouble downloading this using FF. Maybe I’m competing with thousands of loyal listeners for server capacity?

    Okay Internet Explorer seems to work… hurray

      • glynor
      • 9 years ago

      Working fine here.

    • codedivine
    • 9 years ago

    I am with Cyril about the stagnation and lack of innovation.

      • NeXus 6
      • 9 years ago

      Stagnation and a lack of innovation? Hmm…where have I read this before and who was it that told me I was making this stuff up?

    • d0g_p00p
    • 9 years ago

    You guys pull your Zune feed? I cannot find it in the Marketplace.

    • Hallucin8
    • 9 years ago

    Jordan, it’s not July yet 😉

    • Meadows
    • 9 years ago

    Apple. Hold Different.

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