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Vector 48: 64-bit, Metal, and the state of the chipsets

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Anand Shimpi of AnandTech joins Rene to talk about 64-bit processors, mobile GPUs, ART, Extension Pack, Swift, Metal, camera and battery technology, and more!

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Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Excellent show Rene. Really been impressed with the last few episodes of the podcast that I just subscribed in Pocket Cast.
  • The two best tech journos in one show. Terrific! About those wearables ... You guys might enjoy this comment: If I were Microsoft ... I would think about this list as a continuum: servers, services, software, screens, sensors. Servers, both far away and in our hardware, are a done deal.
    Services, as data to and from hardware, done deal.
    Software, as os and apps, done.
    Screens, big and small, done.
    Sensors, from beacons to bumcheckers? Not done. I would plow everything into sensory experience devices. Call it SEX. And, with a best of class, proprietary bumchecker as my driver, I'd work backwards on to screens, software, services, and servers, to recreate what users expect as UX. Put the SEX in the UX. UX is the pie larger than the sum of all its pieces. UX is white magic. Wild gold. (UPDATE! Search Microsoft hopes to finally topple Apple with trippy robot butterfly.) Butterflies to Bumcheckers. Can the tail wag the dog? Why not? That's the definition of disruption.
  • I'm excited!! dl-ing -> now! :)