Plus, Android laptops, reader questions, and more!
This week, on episode 225 of the No BS podcast, the Maximum PC gang gathered to flap their lips to wonder if it’s time to ask if Steam Machines are losing steam and spill detail’s on Intel’s Pentium “K” and Devil’s Canyon parts. The crew also talks abou the possibility of cheap 4K monitors and ponders if any of them would actually want to run a 4K monitor at home over a standard 1080P panel. There’s also a lively discussion about why HP would put Android on a its new laptop and if Chromebooks are “worthless.” That plus staff picks, questions from readers, and a full helping of bile and sarcasm from one of Gordon’s signature rants.
We pour one out for Katherine, then discuss all the sweet gear we spotted at CES.
The No BS Podcast has returned, both from the holiday break, and from CES, and we've recorded Episode #216. Sadly, things are starting off on a somber note, as Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson has announced she is leaving the magazine to pursue other interests here at Future US. She will be sorely missed, and we wish her the best of luck at her new gig. Since we must carry on, we did, so we jumped into a discussion of all the hardware we saw at CES, including the Steam Machines, 4K panels, Razer's Project Christine, and Oculus Rift. Gordon had his ear to the ground for CPU news at CES too, and discusses what Intel told him at the show. We also all have a chat about AMD"s new Kaveri APU. We finished the proceedings with our Editors' Picks, and the Gordon tackled the controversial topic of comic books being made into movies and wearable computing.
State of the GPU wars, Windows 8.1, and Battlefield 4
On episode #213 of the No BS Podcast we continue our reporting from the front lines of the GPU war between Nvidia and AMD. Next, we break down Battlefield 4's launch issues and compare them to Battlefield 3's. Finally, we ruminate over the arrival of Windows 8.1 and the state of Microsoft before wrapping things up with our editor picks. Gordon then delivers an epic rant on the ever-present anti-PC bias in the media.
Tough hardware talk, questions answered, and lots of yelling
We should have become bakers because we're on a roll with these podcasts! (We make no apologies for terrible bread puns).
In No BS podcast #199, host and Editor Josh Norem talk about our $750 PC budget battle with Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung, Associate Editor Tom McNamara, and our Intern Chris Zele. Other topics include:
The Maximum PC staff has assembled once again in the podcast test chamber to record our thoughts on the latest technology, to field a few questions from our eager listeners, and to be Gordon’s at-work support group for his advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage. Gathered at the round table were Editor in Chief Katherine Stevenson, Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung, Senior Editor Josh Norem and FNG editor Tom McNamara. We merrily discussed the following topics:
Oh, are we back on? With several mostly sincere apologies, the Maximum PC cast returns to the podcasting room in the basement of our secret volcano lair to record the 177th Episode (176th, if you don't count the 150th episode) of the No BS Podcast. Join Alex, Alan, Nathan, and Gordon as they discuss Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility, conspiracy theories, the ever-expanding range of Intel CPU sockets, bank errors in your favor, and alien invasions. Plus: answers to your questions, another Rant of the Week, and absolutely no mention of HP leaving the PC business, which hadn't happened when we recorded.
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We tend to get our share of interesting letters and occasional artwork, but recently, Joe Noll from Honolulu sent us something really cool: A Maximum PC: No BS Podcast plaque that was apparently "hand made in [his] factory in Manila". We hung it above our clock in the Maximum PC office, and even took some photos of Gordon proudly holding the plaque for use in our October issue as a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Noll (sorry if we've ruined the surprise, Joe). We took a few photos, but settled on the first one for print, mostly because of the quasi-surprised/shocked look on Gordons face. Enjoy!
Got a particular image you'd like to see? Pictures of some awesome tech? Our Lab? More awkward images of Gordon? Hit the comments and let us know!