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A moment of Zen with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 190

4/4/2017
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The Tech Report Podcast made a guerrilla trip to San Francisco a couple weeks ago to talk about AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs and the Zen architecture, as well as the upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs. Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and special guest David Kanter also talk about the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and upcoming developments in the graphics card market.

Duration: 01:05:33


Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189

2/21/2016
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The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance targets that the company released recently. We also answer readers' questions about Soft Machines and other tech topics.

Duration: 01:37:52


Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188

10/5/2015
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In this episode, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in 2015, Google's latest slate of Nexus and Pixel devices, and more.

Duration: 05:15:11


The TR Podcast 187: Opening the Zbox and a bunch of new Apples

9/14/2015
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On this episode, we talk with Jacky Huang of Zotac about the Zbox EN970 and the other nifty mini-PCs that his team builds. Then we get to the core of Apple's announcements this week—including the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and the updated Apple TV—and finish up by discussing some reader questions. Our thanks to Zotac for sponsoring the podcast this week.

Duration: 01:37:34


The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David Kanter

9/9/2015
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In this episode, special guest David Kanter joins Scott to go deep on Intel's Skylake CPU and its graphics architecture. We also address some questions about the recent controversy surrounding the differences between Nvidia's and AMD's approaches to DirectX 12 asychronous compute shaders—the source of a comment that's taken the Internet by storm.

Duration: 01:29:13


The TR Podcast 185: Honey, I shrunk the Fury

9/8/2015
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In this episode, Scott, Ben, and Jeff put AMD's Radeon R9 Nano under the magnifying glass. We also discuss Intel's support of VESA Adaptive-Sync, Cooler Master's MasterCase 5, and Galaxy Note 5 owners putting their pens in backwards, and we take questions from the peanut gallery.

Duration: 01:28:25


The TR Podcast 184: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAM

8/25/2015
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In this episode, we chat about our Nvidia Shield review, explore Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice, take measure of how much RAM is enough for today's graphics cards, and answer reader questions.

Duration: 01:42:02


The TR Podcast 183: Diving into Skylake with David Kanter

8/10/2015
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In this episode, special guest David Kanter returns to dive deep into Intel's new Skylake CPUs with Scott. We discuss the results of our review, compare the performance of the Broadwell Core i7-5775C versus the Skylake Core i7-6700K, and answer a bundle of reader questions about the new chips.

Duration: 01:49:35


The TR Podcast 182: Something happened

8/3/2015
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In this episode, we talk about our non-experiences with Windows 10, tricked-out GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, the freemium software plague, the wonders of Rocket League, Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint memory technology, and several new smartphones from Motorola and OnePlus. We also answer questions from our readers and loyal live-stream watchers.

Duration: 01:30:07


The TR Podcast 181: In which we avoid talking about Skylake

7/27/2015
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We welcome a couple of fresh faces to the podcast: our new host, Luke McCready, and TR contributor Ben Funk. Scott showed off his shiny new microphone, courtesy of Monoprice. We also talked about the recent fortunes of Apple and Qualcomm, Asus' affordable ZenFone 2E, our latest System Guide, and buffalo. You'll have to listen to figure that last one out.

Duration: 01:33:52


The TR Podcast 180: Jordan says goodbye & the Radeon R9 Fury says hello

7/22/2015
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Jordan joins us one last time to sign off as the official host of the podcast. *sniff* Scott and Jeff cope by talking about the Radeon R9 Fury and Fractal Design's Define S case, and by taking the usual flurry of reader questions.

Duration: 01:44:28


The TR Podcast 179: Radeon R9 Fury X tested & dissected

7/7/2015
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Special guest David Kanter joins Scott and Jeff to talk about AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card. We take reader questions, recap our review of the card, and dive way deep on various aspects of the Fiji GPU.

Duration: 01:55:47


The TR Podcast 178: Going deep with the Radeon Fury X

6/24/2015
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Scott and Jeff take a breather from the insanity of E3 to dive deep on AMD's brand-new Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card and its Fiji GPU. We field a ton of reader questions about AMD's new hotness, talk about the PC Gaming Show at E3, and more.

Duration: 01:40:17


The TR Podcast 177: 17 reasons this is the best episode yet

6/10/2015
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Jordan is back and that's a good, good thing. This week, we talked about a ton of Computex news, including the release of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates, Intel's desktop Broadwell, our new headline format, and AMD's Carrizo.

Duration: 01:37:30


The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx & the Tao of Chi

6/3/2015
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Introducing the disastrously overdue audio version of episode 176 of the Tech Report Podcast. This week, we talked about Project Cars and hard-core racing sims versus arcadey racers. Then we dug into Asus' new ZenFone 2, Time Warner's Maxx service, and Asus' Transformer T300 Chi convertible.

Duration: 01:30:36


The TR Podcast 175: The Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed

5/7/2015
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It's a Jordan-less episode this week, but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys talking about his excellent Semiconductors from idea to product, and we dug into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU architecture, among other things.

Duration: 01:28:32


The TR Podcast 174: PCIe SSDs and FreeSync displays

4/14/2015
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There's only one Geoff to have to worry about for this episode—a return to the "old cast", if you will, of our humble podcast. Tune in for a tablety... FreeSyncy... SSDy... corny-jokey kind of night with the gang.

Duration: 01:24:39


The TR Podcast 173: Torquing the Titan

4/1/2015
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Tune in to hear Scott talk quadcopters and the new Damagebox. Listen to the gang discuss the merits of Leap Motion's hand tracking with VR. Marvel at Jeff K's review of EVGA's Torq mice. Swoon over Scott's review of the GeForce Titan X. Snore during Geoff's SSD review. I need a nap.

Duration: 01:27:31


The TR Podcast 172: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on your face

3/19/2015
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It's our first episode without the venerable Cyril Kowaliski... and we're so, so, lost doing just fine! Join us for a surprising Apple Watch and MacBook conversation, a look at the Shield set-top box, "console-killer" Steam machines, and a lot more. Bonus points if you can hang in long enough to hear Jordan sing (it's not pretty).

Duration: 01:33:24


The TR Podcast 171: Nvidia takes heat, Carrizo runs cool, and Fractal stays

3/2/2015
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Let's start with the best part of this episode: we're releasing it on a good old-fashioned Sunday night. (Well, Monday in the AM, but who's counting?) Besides the impeccable timing, this episode is a fantastic assortment of GDC expectation, PC hardware controversy, and in-depth discussion of AMD's Carrizo APU and a svelte PC case. Plus, listener mail!

Duration: 01:20:55

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