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Hardware 12 - SpineTech Beta Now Open

Posted on 18th Jun 2010 at 10:10 by Podcast with 9 comments

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Welcome to Episode 12 of the bit-tech and Custom PC podcast, brought to you from our plush media suite located just outside of Cape Town. No, really, we've got the vuvuzelas and everything... Oh, alright, we're actually in the usual backroom of our central London office.

Now that we've recovered from Computex 2010 and got things into some semblance of order in our lives, we can reflect on what the show had to offer. Exactly why was Nvidia harping on about 3D when the rest of the show was tablet mad? Could it be that Nvidia has some high-end graphics cards to shift, perhaps? We look back at Asus' huge Immensity motherboard, PowerColor's crazy HD 5770 range and why ARM are feeling so confident at the moment.

The podcast discussion takes in the World Cup, and whether tablet PCs will be a fad or not. If Apple steps up its Jake Humphrey cloning research project, it could have a smash on its hands.

Alex lets slip that he thinks penguins cause cool temperatures (and Clive that he doesn't know his Arctic from his Antartic) while Harry pitches for beta testers for his new startup company SpineTech - if it delivers on even half of what it promises, Steve Jobs can kiss his low-tech Touch technology goodbye.

Then again, handing our spines over to Harry's care can only end in disaster. It's a good job that we stay focused on our chosen topic of PC hardware isn't it? Otherwise goodness knows what would end up in these Pods.

As usual, drop us your thoughts on the Pod in the forums, and subscribe via the links below, or just download the MP3 file.

Thanks as always go to Brad Sucks for our intro music, titled Dropping out of School.

9 Comments

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do_it_anyway 18th June 2010, 11:35 Quote
Yay!!!
Looking forward to this... will download as soon as I get home.
Thanks Guys!!!
Star*Dagger 18th June 2010, 20:01 Quote
What is an "Antartic".

Is spehl czeching that hard?
sleepygamer 18th June 2010, 22:01 Quote
Ehh...

Ah, go on Harry. As long as the pay's good, you have a spine. :D
kzinti1 19th June 2010, 00:38 Quote
What's Spine Tech? I've Googled it and found nothing relevant except some links about orthoscopic diagnoses and surgery.
Who's this "Harry" that's been mentioned several times in the past. Is this supposed to be some kind of Limey inside joke? If so, I just don't get it. I'm just an American, waiting for my beautiful local coastline to become inundated with BP's oil spill when the Gulf Stream carries this crap around Florida and up the coast past Cape Hatteras. Brit humor just ain't funny any more. You may now cry me a river and start the violin music.
Sifter3000 19th June 2010, 13:31 Quote
@kzinti1 - you are aware you need to listen to the podcast? It' an audio show. Harry is introduced at the start of this podcast and has been a frequent and notable contributor to previous podcasts.

SpineTech is something Harry invents during the podcast.
wuyanxu 19th June 2010, 21:51 Quote
excellent explanation on ARM's business model, they are godly IMHO with their IP powering everything.
kzinti1 21st June 2010, 02:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
@kzinti1 - you are aware you need to listen to the podcast? It' an audio show. Harry is introduced at the start of this podcast and has been a frequent and notable contributor to previous podcasts.

SpineTech is something Harry invents during the podcast.

No I didn't. I have no ipod so I've never heard a podcast. Or seen one. Or whatever. I don't even recall ever seeing an ipod unless it was in an ad somewhere. I'll google "ipod" because I'm not exactly sure what it is or does.
Thanks for the info. Really!
Sifter3000 21st June 2010, 09:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kzinti1
No I didn't. I have no ipod so I've never heard a podcast. Or seen one. Or whatever. I don't even recall ever seeing an ipod unless it was in an ad somewhere. I'll google "ipod" because I'm not exactly sure what it is or does.
Thanks for the info. Really!

:S

You don't need an iPod, "podcast" is just the term for a downloadable audio show - there's a link to the MP3 at the bottom of the post which is obviously playable on a huge range of hardware, and you can subscribe to the RSS feed.
Bindibadgi 21st June 2010, 10:03 Quote
Great podcast guys, thanks! I miss taking part in them :'(

kzinti1 - If you read the link above, you can just download the mp3 to your PC and play it like you would any audio file.
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