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TweakTown Weekly Podcast #19 - This Week in Tech

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Our latest Podcast is here, with some interesting things being revealed and announced in the last week or so in the world of technology. We saw ASRock tease its new X99 WS-E/10G motherboard which features two 10GbE ports, Anonymous hacking the leader of the KKK, AMD tease its Radeon R9 390X "Captain Jack" GPU, as well as us teasing the world of the possibilities from the Radeon R9 490X, which could have 1.2TB/sec of memory bandwidth.



NVIDIA updated its Shield Tablet LTE with Android 5.0 Lollipop, robots are now milking cows for us, James Cameron comes out and talks about the Avatar sequels, saying that you will "s**t yourself" when you watch them. A 28-year-old hacker barely dodges 440 years in jail, President Obama signed in the E-Label act which will see the FCC labels on the back of smartphones no longer required, LG's CEO stepped down citing health issues, and the boss of Xbox Japan resigned after poor sales of the Xbox One in Japan.


Starbucks shops in the San Francisco Bay Area will soon receive wireless chargers, AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 could be found for as little as $679 last week, while Dell was selling its 28-inch 4K monitor for just $299 on Black Friday. ASUS teased its super-small GTX 970 DirectCU Mini, while LG flaunted the launch of its G Flex 2 smartphone for CES 2015 in January. Speaking of smartphones, Samsung had its all-metal Galaxy A7 go through the FCC, while AMD promised 20x the energy efficiency for its APUs by 2020.


We also learned that Intel will be powering the next revision of Google Glass, while schools in Finland will soon remove cursive handwriting from their school curriculum, replacing it with keyboard skills. Intel is promising 10nm CPUs in the near future, with 7nm on the calendar for 2017-2018 or so, and the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung should soon receive Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. Finally, TZOA hits Kickstarter, as a portable, wearable device that detects the environment, including air quality, around you.



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