The Drill Down

This week, Budweiser autopilots its way to you via Tesla, why we’re losing a class of potential Einsteins, How Facebook won the election...in 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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Eddie's Dead from 'Kafka' by Cliff Martinez Hot Topics

Music Break: Closing Time by Semisonic 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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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Cool For Cats by Squeeze

More Headlines

Music Break: Radar Rider by Riggs

Final Word

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'Orbit Ever After'

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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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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Cantina Band #2 by John Williams

Hot Topic: FCC & Net Neutrality

Music Break: 'Westworld' theme by Ramin Djiwadi

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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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_503.mp3
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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Truckin' by Grateful Dead

Music Break: East Bound and Down by Jerry Reed

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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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_502.mp3
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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Black Friday by Steely Dan

Let’s start off by saying what NOT to buy: Battlefront II

1: Big Ticket | 2: Smart Home | 3: Video Game | 4: Freestyle | 5: Media

Dwayne:
  1. iPad Pro 9.7” ($425 -128GB) or 10.5” ($620 - 64GB)
  2. Sonos One ($200)
  3. Nintendo Switch ($300) - Zelda Breath of the Wild
  4. Automatic Pro Gold ($130)
  5. Firefly Complete Series: 15th Anniversary ($20)
Tosin:
  1. LG OLED TV
    1. LG Electronics OLED65B6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model) - $2,700
    2. LG Electronics OLED65C7P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model) - $2,700
  2. Sous Vide (Andy uses Anova ($200), Dwayne uses Joule ($180) - both sound great)   + Sous Vide at Home Book ($25) + Sous Vide Bags Kit ($24)
  3. Nintendo Switch ($300) - Mario Odyssey ($60) & Zelda Breath of the Wild
  4. Tire air compressor pump ($40)
  5. Think tank photo perception bag + Capture camera clip + suite
Andrew:
  1. iPhone X ($1099)
  2. Home Digital Assistant (Google Home ($130) or Amazon Echo ($100))
  3. Nintendo Switch ($300)
  4. Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Headphones  ($35)
  5. Westworld Season One: The Maze ($100 - 4k & $30 - 1080p)

Favorites:

  • ANDY: Movies Anywhere
  • DWAYNE: Streaming Devices (Apple TV 4K/ Roku/Amazon Fire TV 4K)
  • TOSIN: Donate to a charity on behalf of a friend

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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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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:

Audible Book of the Week

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  • FLASHBACK: The Drill Down 108: LIVE From Blogworld Expo 2009

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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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_500.mp3
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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: From Russia With Love by Matt Munro

Hot Topic: Social Media on Trial

Music Break: Monkey Man by The Maytals

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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_499.mp3
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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals

Hot Topic: Transportation Tech

Music Break: Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

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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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_498.mp3
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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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Fighter by Christina Aguilera Hot Topic: #MeToo

Music Break: A Cruel Angel's Thesis by Yoko Takahashi

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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_497.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Goodbye, Goodbye by Oingo Boingo

Hot Topic: "Goodbye"

Music Break: Amazing Stories by John Williams

Final Word

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

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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.

Direct download: The_Drill_Down_-_Show_496.mp3
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