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Close to the Metal Ep. 8: Intel joins the VR revolution 31:22

Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco is the company's most important yearly event. This year, virtual reality has proven the focus, thanks to the announcement of a revolutionary VR headset. Can it change VR? And what is…
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Trends with Benefits: Volkswagen’s very bad week, and how to become a cyborg

Today's podcast examines the surprising details revealing 100 million Volkswagens are vulnerable to hackers. We also dive into the latest rumors surrounding the PS4 Neo.
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Close to the Metal Episode 7: AMD pushes entry level gaming with sub-$200 GPUs 33:37

AMD has two new budget-friendly cards in the RX family, but one of them has us much more excited than the other, and it might not be the card you think. Find out on this week's episode of Close to the Metal.
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Between the Streams: Suicide Squad scrum — is DC in trouble? 35:21

This week: The Suicide Squad conundrum. What does the latest critical dud for Warner Bros. mean for the DC franchise going forward? We'll also explore alternatives at the box office, a potential Star Wars TV show on ABC, Stranger…
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Trends with Benefits: Rio fever, retro gaming, and that bizarro Chinese bus 28:56

The 2016 Rio Olympics are going to fill your DVR to the brim, Facebook has an insane new lab, the next-gen console race is underway, everyone loves old games, and that straddling Chinese bus seems really problematic, but we all…
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Close to the Metal Ep. 6: Is the Xbox One S the console for PC gamers? 33:49

Microsoft has released its revised Xbox One S. Smaller than the original, and now with 4K support, it's a decent piece of hardware. But Xbox isn't just targeting console players with this release -- its audience is broader than…
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Between the Streams: Jason Bored, Black Mirror 3, Wonder Woman's big week 36:09

This week, we're talking about Matt Damon's new Chinese film about monsters and the Great Wall of China, some brilliant new series coming to Netflix, Wonder Woman's attempts to save Warner Bros.' DC universe, and much more, so be…
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Trends with Benefits: Around the world on solar, Apple AR, military hoverboards 27:54

Pokemon go has Apple interested in AR, a military contractor just bought a hoverboard company, and a plane has successfully flown around the world on nothing but solar power.
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Close to the Metal Episode 5: Windows 10’s free upgrade is almost gone – should you upgrade? 33:45

Windows 10's free upgrade is about to go extinct, and many users are stressing over whether switching to the new OS is worthwhile. Don't worry. We have the answer.
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Trends with Benefits: ‘Pokémon Go’ will make Apple billions, and a suitcase that’s a scooter 33:42

Portland's Funniest Person for 2016, Nariko Ott, joins in our discussion of how Pokémon Go is augmenting our reality. We also have hands-on impressions of Sony's game-changing Z series TV, and chat about the world's most absurd…
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Between the Streams: Stranger Things, Trekkie things, and more 31:12

This week: The new Star Trek movie gets high marks, Stranger Things fever breaks out (as does talk of a second season), the VCR takes one last ride, Louis CK preps his next hilarious series with Pamela Aldon, and so much more.
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Close to the Metal Episode 4: Who makes the best video card? 34:52

Most PC gamers need a discrete graphics card, and options from AMD and Nvidia have dominated the market for almost two decades. Which has the edge in 2016? And is Intel catching up?