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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.




585: TWR - Tweeting While Racist

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...


584: Appreciating Assets

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...


583: Farewell Jony Ive

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...


582: Social Media Trumps Hate

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 Audible Book of the Week Alien III: An Audible Original Dramaby William


581: Paranoid About Androids

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...


580: E3 2019

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...


579: Apple WWDC 2019

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 -...


578: Self-Driving Me to Death

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...


577: Our Way or the Huawei

This week: Trade with Huawei is banned across the globe, unhappy with Game of Thrones? Sign the petition!, the White House launches a site to report censorship, Minecraft is launching a Pokemon Go-style mobile game, and much, much more. Headlines White House launches tool to report censorship on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistantGame of Thrones petition demands remake Audible Book of the Week A Game of Thrones: A Song...


576: Google I/O 2019

This week, Amazon’s new robots can replace its warehouse workers, San Francisco bans facial recognition, spyware in your systems right now (and how to fix it), new stuff from Google's I/O web developer conference, and much more. Headlines Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology Silicon Valley will soon get its own stock exchange Update WhatsApp now to avoid spyware installation from a single missed call Apple,...


575: CES Updates

This week, we check in on CES innovations-- an all-in-one charger for iPhone, and the Impossible Burger 2.0 ... and more! What We’re Playing With Andy: Tesla Wall Connector Dwayne: Dyson customer service CES updates Ampere Unravel takes on Apple’s Doomed Airpower Audible Book of the Week Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected SenseBy Bob Music Break: It's Impossible by Shirley Bassey CES updates Intro the Impossible BurgerNo Animal...


574: Facebook F8 2019

This week, why Game of Thrones was so dark, Amazon aims for same day shipping, a tech company makes a racist faux pas, Minecraft’s creator is banned, and all the latest from Facebook’s developer conference, and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: GoT on HBO: Why did last night's "Game of Thrones" look so bad? Here comes the science! A 'Game of Thrones' cinematographer defended the show's lighting: 'I know it wasn't too dark because I shot it' Dwayne: Apple Down 2 Quarters in a...


573: Let Elon Take the Wheel

This week, an Amazon robot injures two dozen humans, Google’s CEO testifies before Congress, China flexes its muscle against tech companies in the west, Bold statements from Elon Musk, space news... and much, much more. Headlines Samsung delays its $2,000 folding phone after test units breakiFixit: Samsung's Galaxy Fold is 'alarmingly fragile'TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might BeTesla’s full self-driving computer is now in all new...


572: A Whole New World

This week, Uber releases its IPO, China uses AI to profile minorities, Samsung’s new phone prospects fold after reviews, New Next gen-consoles, and all the details of Disney’s new streaming service, and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Tesla Navigate on Autopilot Headlines Uber releases its long-awaited IPO filingOne Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a MinoritySeveral journalists have reported their Samsung Galaxy Fold review unit's screen breaking...


571: Black Hole Fun

This week, Tosin goes to PAX, the UK cracks down on net safety, is Netflix killing cinemas...or buying them? Amazon send satellites into space, our first look at a black hole, and much more. What We’re Playing With Tosin: PAX East 2019 PAX East Picks Moving Out: Become a certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician (F.A.R.T.) by learning the do’s and don'ts of moving furniture with Moving Out!Launch Date: 2019, Windows, Mac, Switch, maybe additional...


570 - Robot Jenga

This week, Facebook lets your data get leaked, yet conveniently loses Mark Zuckerberg’s data, YouTube’s toxic focus on viewership numbers, Tesla updates Big Auto, robot jenga, and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: Tesla Model 3 Standard Range+ Headlines Apple cancels AirPower wireless chargerYears of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.Two More Cases of Third-Party Facebook App Data Exposure Audible Book of the...


569: Apple's Showtime 2019

This week, Facebook bans White Nationalism, will Europe’s new laws make memes illegal, YouTube can’t compete with Netflix, Amazon & Hulu,... All the highlights from Apple’s new services, and much more. Headlines McDonald’s is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield.Boeing will drop it’s Software updateEurope’s controversial overhaul of online copyright receives final approvalFacebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism Audible Book of the Week Tim...


The Drill Down 568: Putting the Y in S☰XY

This week, social media contends with the tragic shooting in New Zealand, Google’s sued for billions and also launches a gaming service, new toys from Apple & Tesla,... and much more. What We’re Playing With Andy: sous vide’ing sourdough starter Dwayne: Xycel Powerline, Apple Watch EKG daily. Headlines Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting videoInside YouTube’s struggles to shut down video of the New Zealand shooting — and the humans who outsmarted its...


567: Breaking Up With Facebook

This week, Tesla reverses course, Boeing’s 747’s control software issues, the potential dangers to Facebook’s pivot, our hangup with robocalls ,... and much, much more. What We’re Playing With Dwayne: Amazon Echo Buttons Tosin: Lulzbot Taz 6 Andy: Tesla Model 3 order process Headlines Tesla reverses plan to close all stores, will raise the price of higher-end carsBoeing is going to update the control software on the 737 Max that may cause the plane to nosediveTrump Announces Ban of...


566: The $35K Milestone

This week, a Privacy pivot for Facebook?, the $35K Tesla is finally here, Do women make more than men at Google?, HIV is cured for the second time ever, robots are taking over our jobs!... and much, much more. Headlines Google Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men as It Addresses Wage EquityFacebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ settingA Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networkingby Mark Zuckerberg Audible Book of the Week Paradox The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics By...