We're back after CES and have a little bit of post-show wrap-up. We kick off this week's podcast with a discussion of Intel's near term challenges in the industry and Intel's decision to leave the desktop motherboard business. The Valvebox and the idea of a truly open console are next on the list of big topics for this week, although we also talk about Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa, the 3rd gen SandForce controller and Intel's newly announced Yolo smartphone. 

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 15
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug & Dr. Ian Cutress

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time: 1 hour 19 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Thoughts on Intel's Challenges - 00:00
Intel Leaving the Desktop Motherboard Business - 00:12
The Valvebox - 00:25
SandForce Gen 3 SSD Controllers - 00:54
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa - 00:55
The Yolo Phone - 01:10

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

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  • Zink - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    The embedded version plays podcast 14 in Chrome
  • Egg - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    I've been dying all weekend after seeing the tweet that you guys had finished recording the podcast. I think I might be addicted... I listened to podcast #14 for a third time on sunday.

    ... oh yeah guys, your <audio> element is podcast 14...
  • Egg - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    Agh, ninja'd.
  • josephsamuellee - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    Is there any chance these podcasts can be or have already been transcribed? Love reading articles, headphones not an option at work. Keep up great work.
  • QuesoLoco - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    Because the apps don't scale as well.

    Windows Phone apps are based on being in portrait mode, but windows 8 apps are based on being in landscape.
  • Paulman - Monday, January 28, 2013 - link

    Don't be such a downer, man. YOLO
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - link

    Funny thing is that without Brian and Anand, I would have no idea what YOLO meant (though obviously I could Google is if it became clear it was important to know). I'm of the opinion (as an aging 39-year-old) that many if not all of the Intel execs A) don't listen to rap music, B) have no clue that YOLO means something to the younger generation. I'm also not sure that "You Only Live Once" is really that bad -- crazy, maybe, but bad?
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - link

    I had no idea about YOLO either, until it was voted "Youth Word 2012" here in Germany. I will be 25 this year. Guess I'm don't belong to the "youth" anymore. If that means I don't use words like "Yolo" though, I'm totally fine with that. Bunch of idiots. ^^
  • Paulman - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - link

    :P I think Yolo as a name choice is great, personally. It's both hilarious AND it naturally follows from Xolo AND I'm pretty sure it can only boost sales, not hurt it. Plus, I'm sure it'll get extra media buzz.
  • icrf - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - link

    I've heard it before, but certainly don't really go there with the mention of the phone's name. I honestly don't think it's a problem to the majority of people, who aren't so into rap and/or twitter.

    I honestly thought it was kind of painful to listen to the last 10-15 minutes that discussed nothing but that. It's definitely worth a mention, internet culture and all, but that was stretched, IMO.

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