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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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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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English


Episodes

597: Google Pixel Event 2019

10/18/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Google unveils new Pixel, Nest & Stadia products, Facebook launches its cryptocurrency without some major players, Apple & Hong Kong, Fortnite gets sucked into a black hole, ...and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne: iPhone 11 Pro (addendum) Tosin: Star Wars D-O Interactive Droid (Target Exclusive) Andy: Gemini Man in IMAX 3D+ in HFR Headlines Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook’s Libra in one dayFacebook and...

Duration:01:19:29

596: Seeing Red

10/11/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, technology meddles in global politics, new platforms for Apple & Instagram, Facebook’s cash loses support, the Playstation 5, ...and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne & Andy: Using the iPhone 11 Headlines Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency loses backing from PayPalInstagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-statusApple releases macOS CatalinaWhat's new in Catalina Audible Book of the Week The Order of TimebyCarlo...

Duration:01:02:26

595: Microsoft Surface Event 2019

10/4/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Net Neutrality loses in the nation, but all hope may not be lost, Mark Zuckerberg becomes a bit more transparent than he expected, what Amazon Go means for the world, and new gadgets from Microsoft...and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne: OCOMMO 2 in 1 Qi Wireless Charging Station for Apple Watch and iPhone XS Andy: Tesla's 'biggest-ever' software update: V10 brings Smart Summon, Netflix, YouTube Headlines All Hands On DeckCourt...

Duration:01:11:20

594: Oculus Connect / Amazon Event 2019

9/26/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, new products from Amazon & Oculus, Google challenges Apple Arcade, WeWork loses its CEO, Boston Dynamics utility robots are now commercial ...and much, much more. Headlines Google Play Pass bundles 350 Android games and apps for $4.99 per month Oculus Connect 2019 Everything announced at Oculus Connect 6Oculus LinkFacebook HorizonsHand TrackingOculus Go Apps on QuestFacebook Building AR Glasses Audible Book of the Week Super Pumped: The Battle for...

Duration:01:18:48

593: Hide and Seek

9/20/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, news from Amazon & Facebook, a drone-silencing gun, Uber & Lyft contractor drivers may need to become employees, AI learns how to play hide & seek...and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Tosin: Echo Auto Headlines Amazon Changed Search Algorithm in Ways That Boost Its Own ProductsAmazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple can’t matchCalifornia Governor Signs Law Protecting Gig Economy Workers Audible Book of the...

Duration:00:48:36

592: Apple Fall Event 2019

9/13/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Facebook & Google get hit with antitrust probes, vinyl beats CD sales, new iPhones, iPads, Apple watches ...and much, much more! What We’re Playing With Dwayne & Tosin: Amazon Echo Auto Headlines Attorneys General for 48 States Open Sweeping Anti-Trust Probe into GoogleFacebook is under investigation by state attorneys general for antitrust violations Facebook Dating launches in the US Audible Book of the Week Talking to Strangersby Malcolm...

Duration:01:19:05

591: PAX West 2019

9/6/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, the Twitter CEO’s Twitter gets hacked, YouTube fined for violating child privacy laws, Apple finally lets you leave the Genius Bar, how do Hong Kong protestors organize when the State blocks texts? Highlights from PAX West...and much, much more. What We’re Playing With TOSIN: PAX West 2019 Deleveled: Launch Date: Fall 2019, Windows, Linux, Switch, PS4, Xbox OneCost: TBD The Devil’s Calculator: Launch Date: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux,...

Duration:01:16:20

The Drill Down 590: Black to the Future!

8/30/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Apple’s new credit card, what’s blacker than black? the first crime in space... and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Recreating a Vintage TV Headlines Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in spaceEx-Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski charged with trade secret theftApple Apologizes Over Siri Privacy and Will No Longer Retain Audio RecordingsAmazon’s Ring offered a footage request system to more than 400...

Duration:01:03:34

589: Hovering to England

8/16/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, the White House wants to police social media speech, while the FBI pulls data from Facebook, should schools install facial recognition cameras? Crossing the English Channel via hoverboard and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne: DUST Headlines Verizon agrees to sell Tumblr to owner of WordpressFacebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats Audible Book of the Week How Music Worksby John PowellThe Feel Good Song...

Duration:01:10:19

588: Web of Hate

8/9/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Media journalist Tom Cheredar joins us to discuss: Apple launches its credit card, Disney bundles its subscriptions, a harbor of hate on the web loses its platform, we make time slow to a crawl and much, much more. Headlines Did you say, ‘Hey, Siri’? Apple and Amazon curtail human review of voice recordingsThe Apple [Credit] Card starts rolling out this weekDisney Announces $12.99 Bundle For Disney+, Hulu, & ESPN+ Available At Launch Audible Book of...

Duration:01:07:36

587: Transformers Under the Sea

8/2/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Facebook let kids get exposed to strangers, two new tech bills to help consumers, Capital One gets breached, transforming robots and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Oculus Quest Headlines Facebook design flaw let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized usersNew bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrollingA Bipartisan Bill That Could End Our Robocall Hell Just Passed the House 429-3 Audible Book of the Week Medieval Robots:...

Duration:00:37:46

586: FaceApprehension

7/26/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Amazon grows while Netflix dwindles, Equifax pays, Hackers breach Russia’s FBI, is FaceApp giving your pics to the Russians? and much more. Headlines FTC issues (aforementioned on this show) $5B fine against FacebookAmazon now fastest-growing music service, outpacing Apple & SpotifyNetflix is losing beloved shows, subscribers, and confidence Audible Book of the Week Apollo 11: The Inside Storyby David WhitehouseAudibleTrial.com/TheDrillDown Music...

Duration:00:58:25

585: TWR - Tweeting While Racist

7/19/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, POTUS’ racist tweets, trouble for Facebook’s new cryptocurrency & a 5 billion-dollar fine, Elon Musk vs. drug kingpins, tapping into the brain and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy, Dwayne & Tosin: The Gardens Between Headlines Trump's Racist Tweets Aren't Racist, Twitter DecidesTrump’s Tweets So Clearly Racist It’s Spelled Out In Discrimination LawApple will reportedly fund exclusive podcasts to challenge Spotify Audible Book of the...

Duration:01:01:59

584: Appreciating Assets

7/12/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, the FBI & Immigration are using our DMV records for facial recognition, new changes to Facebook & Instagram, we find out where your precious Friends are going, Tesla news, a lighter Switch, and much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne: Solar-powered Mason Jar Lights Tosin: FoodSaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System Headlines Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to voteInstagram will let you know if you're about to post a hurtful...

Duration:01:33:18

583: Farewell Jony Ive

7/5/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Apple’s chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive quits, China hacks visitors cellphones, Amazon keeps your Echo voice data indefinitely, why your purchased digital media may one day disappear, and much more. Headlines Twitter will now hide — but not remove — harmful tweets from public figuresChina Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its BorderAmazon Alexa keeps your data with no expiration date, and shares it too Audible Book of the...

Duration:01:07:17

582: Social Media Trumps Hate

6/28/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Apple drives itself, reason on social media trumps hate, Americans choose asteroids over mars...and Raspberry Pi... YUM!, and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Masterclass Dwayne: Anker’s ROAV Tosin: Oculus Quest Headlines $35 Raspberry Pi 4 announced with 4K support and up to 4GB of RAMApple acquires self-driving startup Drive.ai Audible Book of the Week Alien III: An Audible Original Dramaby William GibsonAudibleTrial.com/TheDrillDown...

Duration:01:16:29

581: Paranoid About Androids

6/21/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Andrew goes to the edge of the galaxy, leaked Radiohead tracks, Facebook’s Zuckerbucks, counterfeits & fakes, robots are taking your jobs & fighting back, and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge You can’t wear Star Wars costumes in Galaxy’s Edge — not even the ones on sale Headlines The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, LibraFacebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy...

Duration:01:10:31

580: E3 2019

6/14/2019
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This week: a high-rise helicopter crash casts doubts on Uber’s new service, one hundred thousand travelers’ IDs hacked, all the highlights from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, and much, more. What We’re Playing With Andrew: Pig0ut plant-based chips Dwayne: Automatic Pro Headlines Helicopter Crashes Into NYC High-Rise, Causes Two-Alarm FireCorey Johnson questions safety of Uber Copter after fatal helicopter crashUber’s air taxis will resemble really nice helicopters on the...

Duration:01:47:00

579: Apple WWDC 2019

6/7/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Tech giants under scrutiny for antitrust, Tesla’s new pickup truck, What is 5G exactly?, and Engadget Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar joins us to review Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. Headlines Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakersCongress Just Said Tech’s Least Favorite Words: Antitrust Investigation Audible Book of the Week Artificial Intelligence in PracticebyBernard Marr, Matt Ward -...

Duration:01:44:09

578: Self-Driving Me to Death

5/31/2019
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, China heats up the trade war, the most dangerous laptop ever, Facebook's own Bitcoin, a collision of Tesla news ... and much, much more. Headlines China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths in Trade WarAuction for a laptop full of malware closes at $1.3 million (updated)Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large marginFacebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020 Audible Book of the Week Fire & Bloodby George RR...

Duration:00:56:30