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  • Kevin G - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Considering it has been 3 months since the last podcast, that agenda is rather short. Something are missing that'd be interest to talk about in a greater or in a more future looking context:

    Ivy bridge-ex
    Kabini
    GTX 750 (Maxwell)
    nVidia's road map
    Titan Z
    Radeon r9 295x2
    Direct X12
    PowerVR Wizard
    Facebook buys Occulus
    Microsofts new CEO
    Office for iPad

    There is enough there to do another podcast just with what is going on in graphics.
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  • jeffkibuule - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    There's nothing worse with a podcast than a lack of frequency... Even once a month for 30 minutes (though everyone wishes for longer) would be fine. Reply
  • HarryATX - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Anand are you going to do this by yourself? That's gonna be weird... Reply
  • dylan522p - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    yeah, he shoulda brought Ian or jarred along. Reply
  • nadim.kahwaji - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    As you said Guys Lack of frequency of the podcast (the best in industry) is the only flaw (but a Major one) :( Reply
  • jenjohnson - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Glad Brian is gone. I dont think even Steve Jobs was as arrogant Reply
  • creed3020 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I didn't even know he left AT. I do see that the About page has been purged of any of the staff names and their positions. Reply
  • tipoo - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - link

    Wait, he's gone for good? Not just on temp leave? Reply
  • scavio - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Sure he was arrogant, but most intelligent people are. To me, Brian and Anand are the ultimate tech "talking heads" because not only do they articulate well but they actually are fully informed on what they talk about. Most other tech types I have read and listened to only seem to excel at one or the other. Reply
  • jenjohnson - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    There's a huge difference between Anand and Brian.
    Anand is really smart, but HUMBLE.
    Also, Anand gets reviews out ON TIME. Look at the HTC one (M8) and Galaxy S5. Both reviews were done before the devices shipped (or there abouts).
    Brian does an extra thorough review 2 months after the device is out (Nexus 5). IMO that makes the review much less valuable. Interested buyers already bought the N5 long before his review...
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  • NaedDraagur - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Well, i dont think you can actually compare the way that Anand and Brian write reviews.

    There is a heck of a difference between the content in the reviews you mention :)
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  • jenjohnson88 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    That's exactly what I'm saying.
    I'd much rather have a review that covers 90% that's out on day one, rather than a review that covers more info months after the device is out.
    I read reviews to help decide to buy a device. It's not useful if there is no ETA for a review (because Brian arrogantly says he doesn't give ETAs), and you need to know whether to buy a device.

    Anyway, let's just say I'm glad that Anand is doing the important flagship device reviews again :) :) :)
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  • NaedDraagur - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Different types of reviews for different people :)

    Personally i would prefer both, and i think there have been cases of that on the site before. Where there has been a "quick" review by Anand, and then a more detailed one by Brian

    Well, as for saying that he doesnt give ETA's, cant say i dont understand him on that front. Anand talked a bit (in todays stream) about some of the time frames they are working with in regards to review units and NDA lifts.

    If he is to have any kind of "life" outside of doing review work, then yes, i understand his stance on ETA's :)
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  • AmdInside - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I guess while we are discussing reviews, wish you guys would use a different background when taking pics. Just use a solid white background. Makes it easier to to view darker colored products that the black grey textured background you are currently using. Reply
  • dylan522p - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Yes, but Brian's phone reviews were also superior though. Just compare the M7 vs M8 review. Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    I disagree about the review needing to be out before the product ships. I'm never an early adopter for the simple reason that I want my products to be mature. More than that though I want the market to be competitive, which means I wait until all the players have submitted their attempt at winning my business. Because I buy things months after they're released, or more, I found his in depth, experience based reviews very helpful.

    This thread is the first time I've heard of him being gone though. Who's gonna do laptops?
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  • JlHADJOE - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I always thought by-play between Anand and Brian was what made the podcast so entertaining. Reply
  • GTRagnarok - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Looking forward to it. Reply
  • munim - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Missed it! And I miss Brian Reply
  • MrMaestro - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    It just won't be the same without the usual Brian rage :(

    And +1 on more frequent podcasts please. Fortnightly would be great.
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  • Dennis Travis - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Where did Brian go? I noticed him missing from a few reviews of late and was curious. Reply
  • mfenn - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Same! Needs more @nerdtalker Reply
  • drexnx - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I actually enjoyed Ian Cutress' take on things too (but I imagine due to timezones that's much harder to get coordinated) Just Anand and Brian felt like it was missing something Reply
  • cynosure4sure - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I would love to subscribe to a podcast titled "You Know What Grinds My Gears" hosted by Brian Klug Reply
  • Sunrise089 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Thanks for the heads up and for doing the podcast Anand. I can't listen live so I do appreciate the effort to get it into the podcast archive for download later.

    It's always weird when personnel changes happen silently, but I'm sure you guys have your reasons. I didn't find Brian arrogant exactly, but I did find him oddly dismissive of things via the smug 'sorry guys, not happening' line. I won't miss that part of the show at least.
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  • Tishyn - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    No brian = rly sad cat. These podcasts starring anand and brian are the best thing the internet have ever seen. Reply
  • Brian Z - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    IWant our review now damnit! funny how so many people come to this site for the detailed information it provides on a product. That so many complain when a review on a new device isn't posted as soon as a NDA lifts. Because battery testing, cellular testing, picture testing, and all the other stuff like software new SoC platform and so on can all be done to level of detail you expect in 5 days.

    All with hardly and documentation. And what they do know they often can't say. No device manager no nothing. But nope. We syill want
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  • Brian Z - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    My last post turned into a mess because I could not edit on mobile chrome after I toggled my screen on and off. Oops. The end is at the beginning. Reply
  • secretanchitman - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Nice to see the podcast back after a long hiatus! I would like to see more of these on a regular basis. Too bad Brian isn't here to bounce thoughts off one another (where did he go anyway?). Reply
  • Coup27 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Brian is still active on Twitter and he still has "Senior Smartphone Editor for Anandtech" in his profile so talk of his demise may be premature.

    No offence Anand, but this podcast by yourself was a little on the weird side.
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  • AmdInside - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Why are your podcasts 90% mobile? Wish you guys discussed PC stuff more. Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - link

    Well, what's going on in the PC space right now? Not a whole lot. Reply
  • This Guy - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - link

    I liked it. You held the show fine by yourself. It was good to hear your full opinion on topics.

    Brian is fun, but I find you more insightful.
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  • JlHADJOE - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - link

    Interesting that Samsung has gone clean of cheats on the S5. I guess Brian's rage from the last podcast with the S4 has paid off. Reply
  • Roland00Address - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - link

    Thank you for the podcast, I hope you have time to do another one soon. Reply
  • DBruner - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - link

    This poscast isn't showing on itunes yet Reply
  • macumber - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    Please post the mp3 and update your RSS feed. I listen to these in the car (with great enjoyment). Can't/won't/don't sit in front of a screen for these video-casts. Your podcast is the best. Missed Klug. Wish you could do them more frequently but the writing on the site is still top-notch, and still the most important thing. Reply
  • dandiego - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    ^ Same here, fellow car listener here. It's been over a week now though -- something tells me the audio-only version may never come. Reply
  • Spoony - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - link

    Keep in mind, this is Anandtech. We aren't the helpless masses!

    - Rip the video from YouTube (~1GB).
    - Extract the audio track (192kbps, 44.1kHz stereo, AAC)
    - Save it out and load it up on your preferred phone-based media player!
    - Profit.

    Now whether or not you should have to is a different question. However, if you really want the audio, it is low hanging fruit. You do lose a bit of Anand's animal magnetism without the video though.
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  • leafar30 - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - link

    Well done like always, but I want more live podcast.
    Talking about in the race mobil battle on; SoC,OS,Arm vs Intel,portable or console game( GPU), Microsoft vs android ( Linux), I want you expertise about the new Chinese Arm SoC,mostly allwinner the A80 with 41000 bm and power vr GPU ,rk3288,with A17 and Mali T7xx series and Mtk with their differents new SoC,because you mentioned, talking about the performance that Intel its reaching in the mobile SoC,compare with Mtk 8 core SoC.
    About Amazon fire TV,I believe the same,they went to conservative in the hardware SoC,I do like the idea ,that you mention about a new feature console like Xbox or PS,with custom android,strong GPU and big company support, in this case Amazon
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  • aryonoco - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - link

    Anand, thanks for the podcast. Just a few things:

    1) Podcasts require regularity. You went from once a week to once a month to once now everth quarter? Please find a schedule that works for you and try and stick to it, I'd love to have one of your podcasts at least once every fortnight.

    2) Having a single-person podcast is not much fun, even when that person is Anand. If Brian is not available anymore, please ask some of your new smartphone editors to join you. A podcast requires some level of discussion.

    3) Please always publish an audio-only version of the show to your RSS feed. Sure I can scrape it myself but most podcast listeners use some software to manage their podcast and it's a massive inconvenience to not have your podcast readily available like that (and I'm sure it impacts your listener numbers).

    Cheers
    A loyal reader and fan of AT.
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  • kylewat - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - link

    Brian Klug's reviews were the best. The iPhone 4 review, not that there is a canon to phone reviews, but it should be canonized as both the phone and the review that revolutionized the business. Reply
  • thekimbobjones - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - link

    Solo podcast just not the same. I also think it is incredibly disappointing that Brian Klug isn't around for these podcasts. The banter and energy between Anand and Brian was what made this podcast so engaging. I also think the loyal community who have been regular supporters deserve an explanation as to why Brian is a no show. Reply

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