Leo Laporte and Jason Howell take an in-depth look at the new Essential Phone PH-1. It finally arrived and Jason has spent a lot of time with it the last few days and will have a review. Also, Kelsea Weber from iFixit.com joins us to talk about what’s inside the Essential Phone. They had a hard time getting inside and had to freeze it! (plus they broke two screens!) Leo has the new Mavic Pro drone from DJI. We’ll take it for a spin and see if it’s worth the high price tag. Megan Morrone has a full review of the Tovala smart oven. Father Robert Ballecer, SJ has some ideas to bring new life to your old remote controls. In Call For Help, we’ll talk about whether or not you should install Oreo on your Android phone.
– Equifax gets hacked and leaked personal info of 143 million consumers.
– Will the new Apple iPhone be named iPhone X?
Leo Laporte and Roberto Baldwin try out the new Multi-Room Music feature on the Amazon Echo. We’ll set up several Echos in the studio to set it up and find out how it works. Anker has a new sister brand for smart-home devices called Eufy. One of their latest products is a tiny smart speaker called the Genie. We’ll see how to compares to the Echo Dot. Megan Morrone continues her #DigitalCleanse. This week is number four: Cleaning up your cloud storage. We’re going to revive an old Mac Pro (mid-2010) for our ‘Call for Help,’ and install NVIDIA’s flagship gaming GPU the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. We’ll take a first look at Tovala’s meal kit service that cooks itself in a smart oven that can steam, bake, and broil. Jason Howell shows us some AR apps on the Asus Zenfone AR. In the ‘Mail Bag,’ we answer questions about what to do with vintage computers and tracking apps for Android.
– Apple to unveil the next iPhone September 12th at the new Apple campus.
– Juicero shuts down and won’t sell juice packs.
– In an email snafu, Essential shared driver’s licenses numbers of some customers.
– Roberto was at the Hyperloop Pod Competition where the winning pod hit over 200MPH.
Patrick Norton and Robert Heron discuss LG’s OLED77W7P TV, $2000-2500 4K projectors, RAM production, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, the Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold (FX) 650W Power Supply Unit, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, and the Token Biometric Ring.
AMD Radeon Vega Is Here!!!! Intel’s 545S… an affordable SSD, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and OnePlus 5 reviews… and mining specific GPUs. That’s a thing now! All that and more in This Week In Computer Hardware episode 421!
Intel’s Core i9 Benchmarked… AMD’s EPYC new CPU… 802.11AD is stupid fast at close range, does TCL has a $600 4K TV worth buying?… don’t drop your Surface Laptop, Focal’s Spark, all that and more on This Week In Computer Hardware!
First impressions of the new iPad Pro! Is bitcoin mining profitable again??? Samsung’s SICK 49″ ultrawide display… and Alienware’s sicker 240Hz G-Sync and FreeSync displays. And hey, it’s the Xbox One X!!!
HomePod, the 5K iMac Pro… ain’t that expensive, MacBook update, where’s Threadripper…and an 8K UltraSharp Monitor from DELL. All that and more coming up on This Week In Computer Hardware!
Computex 2017 is here, Intel’s gunning for AMD’s Ryzen with new Core i9 CPUs. HP, Lenovo, and Asus are building Snapdragon-powered Windows machines, AMD’s RX Vega is pushed to late July, and check out the new 200mHz G-Sync Ultrawide gaming monitor from Asus. All that and more on This Week in Computer Hardware.
Surface Pro gets a Kaby Lake upgrade and optional LTE. Water cooled power supplies? Maybe liquid cooling has jumped the shark. Can an SSD upgrade speed up your PS4? Also, hey, go ahead and fly that unregistered drone! All that and more in TWiCH episode 416!
We talk AMD’s Threadripper… it’s a 16 core 32 thread MONSTER coming this summer! Why Ryzen’s 1080p gaming performance is all about memory latency. And Vega, which promises to spank the Fury X. In news that doesn’t involve AMD, Google IO showed off a standalone Daydream VR headset, Amazon has 4K Fire TVs and new $50 Fire Tablets…and if you need a ton of storage, WD has released 10TB Reds. All that and more on This Week In Computer Hardware!