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The Drill Down is a weekly roundtable podcast where we look at some of the most important issues of the week in tech and on the Web, and how they affect us all.

The Drill Down is a weekly roundtable podcast where we look at some of the most important issues of the week in tech and on the Web, and how they affect us all.
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The Drill Down is a weekly roundtable podcast where we look at some of the most important issues of the week in tech and on the Web, and how they affect us all.




522: Amazon, Urine Trouble!

This week, Leaked information from Apple about leaks, plenty of leaking at Amazon warehouses as well, Tesla stops & starts... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Hulu + Spotify bundle Headlines In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking InformationFacebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being trackedCambridge Analytica may have used other quizzes to gather Facebook data Audible Book of the Week Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing...


521: Mark Zuckerberg vs. US Congress

This week, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers to US Congress, and we’ve got the details... Hot Topic: US Congress Hearings With Mark Zuckerberg The 5 biggest takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the Senate 7 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the House Zuckerberg’s notes(IMAGE) Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook hearing was an utter sham Facebook is offering a $40,000 bounty if you find the next Cambridge Analytica Audible Book of the Week The Accidental...


520: A Tragedy at YouTube

This week, a tragedy at YouTube HQ, Facebook’s woes get worse, Spotify goes public, an app publicly reveals users health status, a clone army of news readers... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Keurig K475 Headlines Tesla confirms Autopilot was activated during fatal crash under investigation after reviewing data logsThis is what may have happened in the recent Tesla Autopilot CrashGrindr Is Sharing The HIV Status Of Its Users With Other CompaniesApple Plans to Use...


519: An Apple For the Student

This week, Apple gets educational, What will Facebook do after Cambridge Analytica, gas-powered cars feel the threat from electric, a possible cure for blindness ... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Amazon Echo Spot Dwayne: Samson C01u Pro Mic Headlines Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’Why Nothing Is Going To Happen To Facebook Or Mark ZuckerbergFacebook scraped call, text message data...


518: #deletefacebook

This week, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian, a burger robot is fired, Does space travel alter our DNA? And experts Tom Cheredar & Gina Lee De Freitas help us decide if it's time to delete Facebook... and much, much more. Headlines Theranos CEO Holmes and former president Balwani charged with massive fraudSelf-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona PedestrianTempe police chief says early probe shows no fault by UberHumans Couldn't Keep Up with This Burger-Flipping Robot, So They Fired It...


517: AI Carumba!

This week, Uber takes you to the doctor, Twitter bookmarks, it’s US vs China for AI supremacy, nanobots fight cancer... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Mute on Netflix Dwayne: Nintendo Switch Headlines Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcareTwitter finally gives us an official way to bookmark tweetsWashington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules Audible Book of the Week A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine...


516: It's a Dog-Clone-Dog World

This week, tech IPOs, Harley Davidson goes electric, Amazon rings our bell, Russia hacks the Olympics, all the best from Mobile World Congress, cloned pets!... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Far Cry 4 Dwayne: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Tosin: Rise of the Tomb Raider Headlines IPOs:Dropbox files to go public with over $1.1 billion in annual revenueSpotify Files to Go Public on NYSEHarley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industryGerman court...


515: Speakers For The Dead

This week, we review Black Panther and ‘Afrofuturism’, the Parkland, FL school shooting victims take their anger to Twitter, US charges Russia with election interference, FCC’s chairman is under investigation, North Korea’s hacker army, Using CG to mimic real celebrities without their permission... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy, Dwayne & Tosin: Black Panther (and ‘Afrofuturism’) Headlines F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited SinclairSpecial counsel...


514: With a Little Help From My Friends

This week, Amazon wants to undercut UPS, Facebook uses tech to guess your social class, Google comes back to Nest, the most complex drone display ever, robots that open doors, ... and much, much more. Headlines Thousands of UK, US sites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining codeFacebook patents tech to determine social classTesla Lawyers Step In To Clarify Confusing Elon Musk Statement During Earnings Call Audible Book of the Week The Time Traveler's Wifeby Audrey...


513: So Long, Starman

This week, Elon Musk sends a Tesla into space and Tesla turns Australian homes into power generators, Life beyond the iPhone for Apple, Orwellian proposals from Amazon & Uber ... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: The Cloverfield Paradox Netflix Stuns With Surprise Cloverfield Paradox Super Bowl Release‘God Particle’ Writer Oren Uziel on How the Film Became a Cloverfield Movie Tosin: Altered Carbon Headlines SpaceX successfully launches the Falcon Heavy, as it sends a...


512: Wehe Won't Give Up!

This week, US military betrayed by a fitness app, US immigration tracks your license plates, the fight for Net Neutrality continues, our interview with Wehe app developer David Choffnes, Tesla flamethrowers? ... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: HQ - Live Trivia Game Show; Akaso EK7000 action camera Tosin: Tesla Model 3 Headlines Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army basesExclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the...


511: Net Burger With Fees

This week, Amazon Goes to the market, Uber calls the ambulance, Apple launches the HomePod, Facebook attempts to validate the news, is there a link between video games and violence? ... and much, much more. Headlines Uber reduces ambulance usage across the country, study saysAmazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiersSomeone Already Accidentally Shoplifted at Amazon’s New Cashierless StoreApple will release its $349...


510: PAX South 2018

This week, Tosin goes to PAX South, the NSA gets to keep spying on Americans, Nintendo switches to cardboard for gaming, how AI is manipulating you into microtransactions ... and much, much more. What We’re Playing With: Andy: Google Arts & Culture app Dwayne: MacBook Pro 2017 Headlines House votes to extend NSA’s warrantless surveillance capabilitiesSenate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance programTwenty-Two Attorneys General Sue The FCC Over Net Neutrality...


509: CES 2018

This week, Dwayne goes to CES and lives to tell the tale, Google brings Pay together in one place, can white noise be copyright protected?... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: TCL 55” 4K monitor; Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-Ray Player Dwayne: Macbook Pro 15” (2017) Tosin: DropMix Music Gaming System Headlines YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Preferred Program, Puts Projects on HoldWithout Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World LeadersGoogle Wallet and Android Pay...


508: Flawed By Design

This week, Batterygate drains Apple, your CPU has an irreparable flaw in it, internet pranks get deadly, are we in for a digital dark age? ... and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Dark; Black Mirror Season 4 Tosin: Bright Dwayne: R2-D2™ App-Enabled Droid™ Headlines Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated optionsA look inside Russia's disinformation campaignKansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ AttackThe Logan Paul 'Suicide Forest' Video Should Be a Reckoning...


507: The Drill Bits - Awards 2017

This week, we put current news aside in order to review the year was 2017, and this year, as we did last year, Instead of merely having a stack-ranked list of top news of the year, we’re gonna make tech news compete for awards, affectionately called The Drill Bits. So put on your tuxes, get in the limo, and roll out the red carpet, ‘cause the show’s about to begin! 2016 Predictions for 2017 DWAYNE: Twitter Goes into Acquisition Talks(Incorrect)TOSIN: Silicon Valley Vs Traditional...


506: 'Simpsons' Called It

This week, Net neutrality is down but perhaps not out yet; Disney buys Fox, Facebook admits it’s bad for you, gene therapy to restore sight and hearing... and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Doki Doki Literature Club Tosin: Amazon Cloud Cam Dwayne: Beyond Meat debut’s their Fake Sausage. And it’s GOOD Headlines Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for youHow a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the InternetApple admits slowing older iPhones, says it's to...


505: Droning On and On

This week, Budweiser autopilots its way to you via Tesla, why we’re losing a class of potential Einsteins, How Facebook won the the Philippines, drones to call quitting time and shoot ferrets with peanut butter ... and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (CAVE Lab)(Qlone 3D photogrammetry); Counterpart on Starz Dwayne: Doona Stroller Carseat Tosin: SNES Classic Headlines Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) Pre-Orders 40 Tesla Semi...


504: Crypto-Cat-astrophe

This week, Net Neutrality may have a fighting chance, Facebook for kids, cryptocurrency in the news, Tesla powers Australia and goes to Mars... and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Photive Hydra bluetooth speaker Tosin: Fitbit Charge 2 Headlines Group of senators calls on FCC to delay net neutrality voteFacebook “Messenger Kids” lets under-13s chat with whom parents approveTesla mega-battery in Australia activatedHyundai is building a battery 50% larger than Tesla’s...


503: Nyet Neutrality

This week, is Tesla the greatest getaway car ever, The Force is not with EA, Fake comments flood the FCC, how wi-fi can read your lips, and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: iPhone X Dwayne: Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer Headlines Uber paid $100,000 to cover up the 2016 hack of 57 million customersScience Confirms: New Tesla Roadster Will Be the Greatest Getaway Car EverTesla Is Reportedly Spending Almost $500,000 Every Hour, Could Go Broke Next...


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