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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.




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...

Duration: 01:04:44

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...

Duration: 01:18:14

502: Tesla Semi

This week, Tesla unveils an electric, autonomous semi-truck, and version 2.0 of the Tesla Roadster. We break down Tesla's impact on commerce and transportation, and much more! What We're Playing With Andy: Rise of the Tomb Raider Tosin: iPhone X, Xbox One X, Fitbit Charge 2 Dwayne: Echo Plus and Whole Foods:Union Station Headlines: Tesla Semi This is the Tesla semi truckEverything You Need to Know About Tesla's New Electric Semi TruckThis ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla...

Duration: 01:38:27

501: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

This week, iPhone glitches, trouble at Tesla, the end of Net neutrality by Christmas, and The Drill Down’s annual holiday gift guide. The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give... and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us. Headlines AppleiPhone X Issues Till Date: Green Line,...

Duration: 01:38:54

500!: Ten Years in Tech

This week, The Drill Down celebrates our 500th episode! Andy, Dwayne, & Tosin reminiscence over the past ten years in tech and social media-- since July 2007-- with original TDD co-hosts Reg Saddler & Muhammad Saleem, and past co-hosts Lidija Davis, Tom Cheredar, Devindra Hardawar and Christopher Burnor! Discussed: Facebook admits to nearly as many fake or clone accounts as the U.S. populationTwo popular conservative Twitter personalities were just outed as Russian trolls Audible Book of...

Duration: 01:41:15

499: Fяom Яцssiд Щith Ca$h

This week, Social media comes before congress, tech finds fake fish, what jobs will be hot in the next 5 years, in-depth look at the Tesla 3, do chimps possess imagination?, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy & Dwayne: Stranger Things 2 Tosin: Oxenfree, Pixel XL 2 Headlines Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. EconomyFish Fraud’ Is Rampant. Here’s How to Fix It Audible Book of the Week The White Song: Chronicles of the Black Gate, Book 5by Phil...

Duration: 01:18:17

498: Strangest Things

This week, Google floats the internet over Puerto Rico, Twitter comes clean with political ads, Snapchat’s big fail, Amazon gets fresh inside your front door, tons of Tesla news, Netflix's ‘Binge racing’? and much more. Headlines Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto RicoTwitter will now label political adsIt Sounds Like Snap Spectacles Turned Into a Massive BoondoggleAmazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your homeHow Amazon trains its AI Audible Book of the...

Duration: 01:30:51

497: #MeToo

This week, speaking out on sexual harassment, Tesla sends power to Puerto Rico, protected WiFi is now vulnerable to eavesdropping, the battle for the net, giant robots duke it out!, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Local Library e-media resources (Kanopy) Dwayne: Amazon in Denver? Headlines Tesla starts shipping Powerpacks to Puerto RicoMovies Anywhere App Launches With Joint Studio BackingSevere flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping Qualcomm...

Duration: 01:23:01

496: "Goodbye"

This week, Russian hackers use antivirus software to steal US secrets, Oculus’ new headset, AOL Instant Messenger says, “Goodbye”, the end of Windows phone, and much more. What We're Playing With Tosin: Note 8, Blade Runner 2049 Andy & Dwayne: Blade Runner 2049 Headlines Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber DefenseHow Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. SecretsGoogle uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platformsOculus announces new...

Duration: 01:27:58

495: Google Pixel Event 2017

This week, Google updates the Pixel; If you were on Yahoo, you were definitely hacked; Ikea buys Taskrabbit; rocket to work and back, and much more. Headlines Ikea has bought TaskRabbitIRS awards Equifax no-bid, $7.25 million contract after hackYahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts to 3 BillionTwitter details how Russian-linked accounts bought $270,000 of ads during electionRussia-linked Facebook ads seen by 10 million users Audible Book of the Week The Path of Flames Chronicles...

Duration: 01:19:54

494: Amazon Alexa Event

This week, Amazon surprises us all with new products for the holidays, The President’s inciting tweets may be twice as annoying in the future, Uber is told to steer clear of London, Google & HTC team up , and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Neo Yokio Tosin: Bojack Horseman, American Vandal Dwayne: Star Trek: Discovery Headlines Nasty Password-Pilfering Hack Ruins Apple macOS High Sierra LaunchTwitter pledges to update public policies after Trump threatens North KoreaTwitter...

Duration: 01:29:57

493: Selling Hate

This week, Tosin’s Pax picks, iPhone updates, more Equifax fallout, can you buy hate speech ads on Facebook?, and much more. What We're Playing With Dwayne: iPhone X updates; Face ID, Touch ID, No ID, PINs and Pragmatic Security Tosin: PAX PRIME RECAP Thimbleweed ParkFigmentThe Gardens BetweenMoonlighterWe the Revolution Headlines Failure to patch two-month-old bug led to massive Equifax breachEquifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It DisclosedFTC probes...

Duration: 01:08:16

492: Apple Special Event 2017

This week, TardisBlend host Tom Cheredar joins Dwayne, Tosin & Andy to discuss Apple’s new products, including the iPhone X, the worst leak of personal info ever, AI beats humans at gaydar, and much more. Hot Topic: Apple Special Event 2017 iPhone X event: the five most important things from the Apple keynoteApple’s iPhone X event: Everything important Apple just announced Audible Book of the Week Itby Stephen Music Break: She's Not There by The...

Duration: 02:20:08

491: Racist Algorithms

This week, are algorithms racist? The Red Sox think different about cheating, Russians bought 2016 US election ads on Facebook, tech companies want to keep dreamers, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Eufy Body Smart Scale Dwayne: Clone Wars ends Headlines Apple announces iPhone event on Sept. 12 in Steve Jobs TheaterRussians Have Hacked Dozens Of US Energy Companies, Researchers SayFacebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election Audible Book of...

Duration: 01:22:24

490: Half Paycheck

This week, Amazon primes Whole Foods, Uber has a new head, Samsung loses its head, Half-Life comes to an end(?), Germany solves "the trolley problem", and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: HBO’s Room 104: Ep. 5 “The Internet” Headlines Uber makes CEO pick official, Kalanick makes first commentUber says it'll stop tracking riders after they're dropped offSamsung Heir Is Found Guilty of Corruption in Blockbuster Trial'Half Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3 Audible...

Duration: 00:54:25

489: Free Speech on the Net

photo by Kirsten Jorgensen This week, the battle for free speech on the internet, Android Oreo is here, Solar Eclipse 2017, Samsung bursts onto the scene with a new Galaxy Note, Elon Musk wants to stop killer robots, and much, much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Halt and Catch Fire season 4 Tosin: Apple AirPods Dwayne: Solar Eclipse 2017 Headlines Google reveals Android O is named Oreo, begins rollout to Nexus and Pixel devicesVerizon to start throttling video on smartphones on...

Duration: 01:31:25

488: Google "Echo Chamber" Memo

This week, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” the memo that’s rocked Silicon Valley, Netflix poaches from Disney & Disney leaves Netflix, an AI masters DOTA 2, hacking computers with DNA, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: TomTom Go 50 S Portable GPS Dwayne: iPad Pro and “Yes, You’re Racist” Headlines Netflix made its 'first ever' acquisition by buying Mark Millar's comic book publisher Disney to end Netflix deal and launch its own streaming service Netflix Lures Shonda...

Duration: 01:18:54

487: Handing Over the Teslas

This week, Game of Thrones is hacked and so are US voting machines, we learn more about the Tesla Model 3, designer disease-free babies, the Rotten Tomatoes effect, and much more. Headlines HBO hacked: Upcoming episodes, Game of Thrones data leaked onlineHackers Stole ‘Thousands of Internal Documents’Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in ChinaPutin Signs Controversial Law Tightening Internet RestrictionsIt took DEF CON hackers minutes to pwn these US voting machines Audible Book...

Duration: 01:16:37

486: Federal Miscommunication

This week, the Dark Web is down, is Amazon Prime Day a ripoff, FCC buries public protests on net neutrality, the end of MS Paint & Adobe Flash, we go to Comic-con, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 Headlines Authorities Shut Down Two Major Dark Web MarketsLyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technologyDidi and SoftBank are investing $2 billion in ride-hail company GrabU.K. Bans Gas...

Duration: 01:25:15

485: Bot Down!

This week, Oculus VR about to go wireless, Google Glass comes back, Amazon challenges meal deliveries, suicidal robots, creepy walks, and much more. What We're Playing With Andy: Masterbuilt 30” Digital Electric Smoker + Slow Smoker attachment Tosin: Hidrate Spark Dwayne: Thermos 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Connected Smart Lid, Teal Headlines Facebook Plans to Unveil a $200 Wireless Oculus VR Headset for 2018Amazon is already selling pre-packaged ‘Meal Kits’ as it bites into...

Duration: 01:16:42

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