In this episode Brian and I talk about Intel's Bay Trail and ASUS' flagship Bay Trail device: the Transformer Book T100. Also on the list for this week are the new Padfone Infinity, updates to the Moto X camera, LG's G2 and the new iPhones.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 25
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time:  1 hour 36 minutes

Outline h:mm

Bay Trail - 0:00
ASUS Transformer Book T100 - 0:18
New Padfone Infinity - 0:22
Haswell-E DDR4 - 0:30
Moto X & Camera Improvements - 0:31
Lumia 1020 - 0:43
LG G2 - 0:47
Apple's A7 & the New iPhones - 0:55
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  • hahmed330 - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    iPhone 5S might actually make fingerprint as a forensic tool completely redundant. As when a insidious thief steals your iphone 5S wearing a glove. He also steals your fingerprints as well as they are on the iPhone 5S. (As you are holding the phone) Not only he can steal your fingerprint, he can also verify it using the iPhone 5S (Its only a matter of trial and errors), lifting it from the phone. You can change a password, but you cannot change your fingerprint. He or she could implicate you in crimes even or can give one a false alibi.. Seriously I am never using a iPhone 5S...
  • Impulses - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    You do realize it's probably easier to lift your print off the average phone's display or case than it is to crack it out of secured storage no? Lifting your prints covertly isn't exactly hard.
  • dylan522p - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    Well not display, that is impossible because it is oleophobic and messes up the prints.
  • eanazag - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    The feature can be disabled.
  • willis936 - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    I noticed this encoding is pretty low bandwidth. It's nothing crucial but I could hear a lot of artifacts.
  • dishayu - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    I didn't notice any artifacts in the m4a version. But given that the mp3 version is about the same size as the m4a, that one might have some.
  • willis936 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    Ah, yes, they're both encoded at 64 kbps. I can't tell if it's cbr right now but I'm assuming it's vbr. AAC would be a much better choice for these bitrates and content. It's 2013: I think everyone has the capability of aac playback so it'd be nice to see the embedded audio player be that instead.
  • jasonelmore - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    no mention of nvidia shield? but you promised
  • flashbacck - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    new to the AT podcast... Brian is remarkably knowledgeable and insightful, and kinda hilarious.

    There was something you guys mentioned that didn't make any sense to me, and now I can't remember what it was. BAH. I'm going to be thinking about this all day now...
  • tipoo - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    Something no one seems to mention about the A7, above the GPU blocks, there appears to be an sRAM block to my eyes. That's interesting, as the Wii U GPU also has that on the GPU die in addition to its larger slower eDRAM. I wonder what the performance implications are, and how big that is. I wonder if it could be used for the framebuffer for the GPU, or if it serves another function? It's too far from the CPU to seemingly be related to that. Too much latency for no reason.

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