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TDD 464

This week, US border guards may demand your passwords, Apple’s first TV show, Yahoo gets a markdown, PewdiePie gets canned, robot bees save the environment, and more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Legion

Tosin: iMessage GamePigeon

Dwayne: Norse Mythology By Neil Gaiman ; 2016 Lexus RX 350

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: The Hunt (from 'Planet of the Apes') by Jerry Goldsmith

Hot Topic

Music Break: Honey to the Bee by Billie Piper

Final Word

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TDD 463 This week, Tosin recaps PAX South, drones at the Super Bowl, the tech world opposes President Trump’s immigration ban, Snap goes IPO, factory robots on the rise, Tesla breaks another speed record, and more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Super Bowl LI; Intel Flew 300 Drones in Sync to Create an Epic Light Show at the Super Bowl

Dwayne:  Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 2 (Netflix Exclusive)

Tosin: PAX South recap:

  • Breath of the Wild video

  • Haimrik
    • Cost: $15
    • Launch Date: May this year steam

  • Death Squared:
    • PAX South 2017: Death Squared
    • Launch Date: Death Squared will be available on March 14th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. The PlayStation 4 version will feature online multiplayer via the Share Play functionality.

  • Semispheres
    •    Cost: $10
    •    Launch Date: Releasing on PS4 and PC on February 14th, 2017. XBox One following Q2 2017.

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Mr. Roboto by Styx

Hot Topics

Music Break: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Final Word

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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The Young Family by Patricia Piccinini

This week, Science and the National Parks go rogue, tech’s response to President Trump’s immigration ban, Oculus loses a $500M suit , a human/pig hybrid, and more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Exact Audio Copy

Dwayne:  THE EXPANSE

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: A Change Is Gonna Come by The Fugees

Hot Topic: Immigration Ban Hits Tech

Music Break: Spider Pig by Hans Zimmer (from "The Simpsons Movie")

Final Word

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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TDD 461

This week, The Drill Down co-host emeritus Tom Cheredar joins us to discuss  President Trump’s first week as it affects the tech world, is this the end of Net Neutrality, the final word on the Samsung Note 7 and the Tesla crash, Sprint buys into TIDAL, and much, much more.

What We're Playing With

Dwayne: Pebble 2, Instant Pot

Tom: Echo’s new trigger warning? (O, I mean trigger word. Word.).

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Parade of the Ewoks by John Williams

Hot Topics

Music Break: Luke and Leia by John Williams

Final Word

The Drill Down Video of the Week

The Last Padawan (fan film)

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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TDD 460

This week, President Trump’s social media strategy, President Obama’s last act for Chelsea Manning, Nintendo’s new console, crowdfunding’s shaky ground, and much, much more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother; Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Tosin: Family Account on Nest, TP Link

Dwayne: TP Link, Hue.

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Impeach the President by Roy C & The Honey Drippers

Hot Topic: Nintendo Switch

Music Break: The Legend of Zelda by Koji Kondo

Final Word: Crowdfunding Caveats

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This week, CES wraps us, Yahoo makes some major changes, Apple's iPhone turns 10, and much more.

What We're Playing With

Tosin: Dremel, The People vs OJ: American Crime Story

Andy: OJ: Made In America; Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Dwayne: Bosch Myke Kitchen Robot, BMW Self Driving Cars

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Fuck Orange Juice by The Game

Hot Topics

Music Break: Telephone by Pomplamoose

Final Word

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Subscribe! The Drill Down on iTunes (Subscribe now!) Add us on Stitcher! The Drill Down on Facebook The Drill Down on Twitter Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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TDD 458

This week, the US administration is 100% certain the Russians hacked our election...but where’s the evidence, highlights from CES, the electric car to beat Tesla,  and much more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Anova sous vide cooker; Batman: Arkham City

Dwayne: Serafim Laser Keyboard

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World) by Donald Fagen

Hot Topic: CES Preview 2016

Music Break: Fast Car by Jonas Blue (ft. Dakota)

Final Word

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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TDD Drill Bits Award

This week, we put current news aside in order to review the annus horribilis that was 2016, and this year, we’re doing something a little different. 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!

What We're Playing With

Dwayne: AmazFit Phase

Andy: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

The Drill Bits Awards  

Category Nominee 01 Nominee 02 Nominee 03 Winner
Wearables Pebble Fitbit Apple FITBIT
Smart Home Nest: Thermostat 3 Samsung: SmartThings Amazon: Echo ecosystem Amazon
Gaming Platform PS 4 XBox Steam Xbox
Sharing Economy GM Uber Lyft Uber
Streaming Video Service Netflix Amazon SlingTV Netflix
Streaming Audio Service Spotify Apple Music Google Play Music Spotify

In Memoriam

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Finding the Pattern from Everybody's Gone to the Rapture by Jessica Curry

Category Nominee 01 Nominee 02 Nominee 03 Winner
Worst Cybersecurity(Biggest Hack) Yahoo Dropbox IRS Yahoo
Most Significant Hacks Panama Papers DNC & Election NSA Linked Group gets hacked DNC
Most Impactful Video Game of the year Doom (ID Software) Pokemon GO (Nintendo and Ninantic) Overwatch(Blizzard) Pokemon GO
AR & VR Oculus HTC Vive Samsung Gear VR Gear HTC
Best New Computer Apple Macbook Pro 13” Apple Macbook Pro 13”/15” w/ Touchbar MS Surface Studio MS Surface Studio
Best New Innovation Reusable Rockets Autonomous Trucks 3D Printed Vertebrae 3D Printed Stuff
Best Use of Social Media Facebook Live Slack Snapchat Slack
Worst Fail Samsung Pebble Apple Samsung
Most Weird/ Creepy MS Teen Girl AI turned Hitler Japanese Holographic Wife AI beating human GO. MS Teen Girl AI turned Hitler.

Music Break: An Early Harvest from Everybody's Gone to the Rapture by Jessica Curry

Predictions for 2017

  • DWAYNE: Twitter Goes into Acquisition Talks
  • TOSIN: Silicon Valley Vs Traditional Business - BIGLY
  • ANDY: Model 3 Will Not Ship in 2017
  • TOSIN: Nintendo Switch will bring the game company back from the brink
  • ANDY: Net Neutrality Naysayers Strike Back
  • DWAYNE: Bitcoin will be something to watch

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This week, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the US election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change,  and much, much more.

What We're Playing With Dwayne: Eight Sleep

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: The Imperial March by John Williams

Hot Topics

Music Break: Electronic Santa by Blazer Force

Final Word

  • XAOMI launches the AmazFit Pace, for all you sad Pebble fanbois out there.
    • Coupon code is “NOTFITBIT”

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:30am EST

Pebble Watch RIPThis week, Pebble’s dead, Google goes green, UK’s Snoopers Charter, Amazon Go, a DIY gif bot, some amazing game trailers, and much, much more. Podcast [display_podcast]

 

What We're Playing With

Andy: Westworld, season 1; Westworld soundtrack

Tosin: Box 4.0 for iOS, BATMAN - The Telltale Series' (Steam), Assassin's Creed 3

Headlines

Correction: It was mentioned that Apple Watch sales dropped 74 or 76 percent year over year. The number is actually 71 percent. 

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Time Stand Still by Rush (ft. Aimee Mann)

Hot Topics

Music Break: The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaolalla

Final Word

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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