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Close to the Metal Ep. 18: GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti live review

Nvidia's GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are the company's new budget video cards, with prices that start as low as $110. Can you really use these cards as an upgrade to your existing desktop, and do they beat the competition form AMD?
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Between the Streams: ‘Logan’ gets deep, ‘Guardians’ stays light, ‘Black Mirror’ returns 34:48

This week: an utterly poignant new trailer for Logan, Hugh Jackman's last ride as Wolverine; an expectedly lighthearted trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2; a scary possession at the box office; and Black Mirror's return.
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Trends with Benefits: First look at the Nintendo Switch and Tesla goes all-in with autopilot 33:27

Nintendo's mysterious NX hybrid console is now officially being called the Switch, and we got a first look at it today. Will this be a success, or is the NES Classic going to be Nintendo's real winner?
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Close to the Metal Ep. 17: Can you really live with just one USB port? 34:10

Axing ports has become a trend in modern device design, including laptops. Some of the best new laptops have just one or two USB Type-C ports. Can you really get by with one port, and if so, how? We take a closer look.
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Between the Streams: ‘Rogue One’ analysis, a messy ‘Accountant,’ Roger Corman returns 42:49

This week, we'll go over the latest Star Wars Rogue One trailer note for note, take a look at the Accountant and whether it's worth your time, and go into a mess of other news, including Logan (aka Wolverine 3), Roger Corman's…
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Trends with Benefits: Note 7 owners get paid to stick with Samsung, Sony ships PlayStation VR 35:41

Owners of the recalled Note 7 apparently aren't choosing another Samsung device to replace their potentially explosive phablet. Will cash giveaways to stick with Samsung keep people loyal?
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Close to the Metal Ep. 16: WD Blue SSD live review, and how fast should your SSD be? 33:50

In this week's episode we discuss Western Digital's first solid state drive, then dive into the surprisingly deep and complex market for solid state drives.
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Between the Streams: Logan’s last stand, ‘Iron Fist’ teaser, ‘Justice League’ sizzler 28:20

Today we'll be discussing the latest from Marvel and Netflix's epic Defenders series, including both Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist, young Han Solo news, Wolverine 3 developments, and so much more!
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Trends with Benefits: Oculus Touch, self-lacing shoes, Google runs your life 34:41

The Oculus Touch catches the Rift up with HTC’s Vive, Google’s hardware explosion is going to conquer your home, Nike is making sci-fi real, and soon we’ll all be chatting in VR.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 15: 7th-Gen Intel Core and holiday laptops 32:28

Intel's 7th-gen Core processors are now appearing in laptops available online and in stores. How important is it to get the latest tech, and should you skip on laptops with older hardware?
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Trends with Benefits: VR does Vegas, Musk eyes Mars, Samsung is blowing up

Samsung washing machines explode too, Vegas wants you to place bets on VR, SpaceX has big plans for Mars, Retro Gaming returns to Portland, and we can’t wait for aerial burritos.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 14: GTX 1060 review, and what’s up with video card prices? 31:51

We took a close look at a high-end GTX 1060 from Zotac. Though its performance was great, the price was hard to tolerate, given its increase over the base MSRP. And the GTX 1060 isn't the only card to suffer the problem.