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This week, was the US election hacked?, Facebook compromises censorship to get into China, auto regulators want you off your apps, Google AI makes its own language, and much more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Bluedio T2s Turbine Headphones; Netflix download on mobile

Dwayne: Google Home

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Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Black Friday by Steely Dan

Hot Topics

Music Break: Come Talk To Me by Peter Gabriel

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

TDD_453_Triby-Trio This week, while The Drill Down celebrates US Thanksgiving with our families, Dwayne DeFreitas brings you an interview with Sébastien de la Bastie, Managing Director of Invoxia, creators of the Triby, a voice-controlled speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Service.

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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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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

TDD-452

This week, Silicon Valley responds to the election of Donald Trump, fake news on the internet, Apple wrote the book on product design...and it’s for sale, and much more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: GE Podcast Theater & Panoply’s LifeAfter podcast

Dwayne: The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook) ; Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)

Tosin: Dr. Strange, This guy made a Beastie Boys remix album using only Daft Punk samples Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Lies by Thompson Twins

Hot Topic: Fake News on the Internet

Music Break: Check It Out (Daft Science Remix) by Coins

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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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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

TDD-451

This week, Elon Musk says AI can take down the internet, China enacts cybersecurity... and it’s concerning, how a Trump presidency will affect Silicon Valley, there's something fishy with Amazon Alexa, and much more.

What We're Playing With

Andy: Echo Dot; Wacom Intuos 2 0912-U 

Dwayne: Star Wars, The Old Republic - The Comics

Tosin: Samsung Gear VR

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: American Idiot by Green Day

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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This week, Apple refreshes its MacBooks, an October surprise for Hillary Clinton, Tesla launches new products for the home, Google’s AIs are keeping secrets from each other  ... and our annual holiday gift guide!

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Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Price Tag by Jessie J (featuring B.O.B)

Holiday Gift Guide

Dwayne:
  1. Invoxia Triby ($200)
  2. Sony Alpha 6300 ($1,148) / 5100 ($598)
  3. Amazon Fire TV ($90)
  4. Google Wifi/ Eero 3 Pack ($500) /Luma ($347)
  5. (UNDER $50) Moshi Digits ($30)
Tosin:
  1. Doom/Gears of War 4/Firewatch $12/Uncharted 4 ($30-60)
  2. Adobe Subscription with Lightroom ($9.99+)
  3. Char-Broil Classic 3-Burner Gas Grill
  4. Xbox One S & Playstation 4 Pro Black Friday $250 -400
  5. (UNDER $50) Captain America Civil War/10 Cloverfield Lane $21/$15
Andrew:
  1. Masterbuilt 30-inch Front Controller Electric Smoker with Window and RF Controller ($253.43)
  2. Microsoft Surface Studio with Dial ($3,000. Dial is $100 but free with Pre-order of Studio)
  3. iPad Pro, 12.9-inch w/ Apple Pencil  (Dwayne likes the iPad Pro 9.7)
  4. HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System ($800)
  5. Whistle GPS Pet Tracker ($80)
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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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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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This week, The Drill Down co-host emeritus Tom Cheredar joins us as Microsoft gets cozy with creators, AT&T buys Time Warner, the Nintendo Switch, is your webcam part of a botnet?, a self-driving beer truck, Young Lando Calrissian, are aliens talking to us from space? ... and much, much more this week!

What We're Playing With

Andy: Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3

Dwayne: Volkswagen Settlement Calculator. Uber’s self-driving truck company just completed its first shipment: 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Eastbound And Down by Jerry Reed

Hot Topic: AT&T buys Time Warner / Microsoft Surface Event 2016

Music Break: 3005 by Childish Gambino

Final Word

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Trailer For Nintendo’s NX Console, Nintendo Switch

Arrival (2016 Film)

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

TDD 448

This week, Donald Trump is insecure, but Peter Thiel is still supportive. Tesla goes fully autonomous, Netflix takes over Hollywood (and CBS steps up to challenge), and Red Dead Redemption shoots for 2017...and much, much more! 

What We're Playing With

Dwayne: Vitamix Dry Container - I made almond butter

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: House of Cards by Jeff Beal

Hot Topic: Netflix disrupts Hollywood

Music Break: Triggernometry by Bill Elm & Woody Jackson (from "Red Dead Redemption" score)

Final Word: Red Dead Redemption 2

The Drill Down Video of the Week 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Director Teases Big Ship & Character Reveal For N7 Day Announcement

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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_448.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

TDD 447

This week, Russia hacks US elections, The Samsung Galaxy Note is toast, Amazon  comes to your corner, President Obama sends us to Mars!... and much, much more this week.

What We're Playing With

Dwayne: Vitamix Professional 750 (G Series)

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Burning Down the House by Talking Heads

Hot Topics

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Timeline:

Amazon Making Disruptive Moves

Music Break: Drops of Jupiter by Train

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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_447.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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This week, Google’s new toys, Yahoo let the US read your email, Facebook takes on craigslist, Amazon challenges students to get conversational... and much, much more!

What We're Playing With

Andy, Dwayne & TosinHBO’s Westworld / Violent Delights

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Come Talk to Me by Peter Gabriel

Hot Topic: 'Made by Google' event 2016

Music Break: Tiny Machine by The Darling Buds

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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_446.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

TDD 445

This week, the largest hack of all time, Twitter & SoundCloud may have new owners, Apple plans its own version of the Echo, Snapchat makes a Spectacle of itself, Humans are one flight closer to Mars ... and much, much more.

 

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Telephone by Pomplamoose

Hot Topic: The Decline of Mobile

Music Break: Mars: The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst

Final Word: To Mars!

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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_445.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST