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The Drill Down 600: The Future Is Now
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast Number 600, is it time up for TikTok, AT&T gets throttled for throttling, lasers hack your smart speaker, a way to preserve big data on glass, how well did Blade Runner predict 2019…and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 583: Farewell Jony Ive
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Drill Down 583: Farewell Jony Ive

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Apple’s chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive leaves Apple, China hacks visitors cellphones, Amazon keeps your Echo voice data indefinitely, why your purchased digital media may one day disappear, and much more.

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CES 2019 Tech Preview: Amazon In The Car With Echo Auto
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Echo Auto, Lifestyle 1

Several months ago, Amazon dropped surprise news about the next generation of their Echo devices.

While the updates to Echo, Echo Plus, and others were expected, the announcement of an Echo device dedicated to the automobile was a surprising addition to the mix. Echo Auto was designed to live in the car, working through the Amazon Alexa app to give the user hands-free functionality for content and entertainment in their cars.

Much more info and some videos and images can be found below.

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The Drill Down 540: Social Media On Trial
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Drill Down 540: Social Media comes before Congress

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Amazon follows Apple to one trillion, France bans smartphones in school, California fights for Net Neutrality, Social Media comes before Congress … and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 527: Gawd Damn Privacy Requests!
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Drill Down 527: Gawd Damn Privacy Requests

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Netflix is bigger than Disney (briefly), is Amazon secretly recording your conversations?, has your internet router been hijacked by Russian hackers?, why you’re seeing all those pesky privacy notices… and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 526: Polly Want A-Lexa!
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drill down polly want alexa

This week’s The Drill Down podcast, does President Trump have a beef with Jeff Bezos? Amazon sells your face to law enforcement, Elon Musk drives journalists and reviewers crazy, a parrot who uses Amazon Echo (Alexa!) … and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 477: Google I/O 2017
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TDD-477B

This week, a global ransomware hack will make you WannaCry, Google’s I/O Conference, babies made from skin cells, Apple builds a new spaceship, and a pizza box, plus much, much more.

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The Drill Down 476: On With The Show
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The Drill Down 476

This week on The Drill Down podcast, Hulu’s skinny bundle, Facebook fixes Live, Amazon has something new to Show, boots that keep you running, and Net Neutrality needs your help again, plus much, much more.

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The Drill Down 474: A Womb With A View
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The Drill Down 474

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, a wiki for fake news, an Amazon Echo with a camera, The Pope gives a TED Talk, an artificial womb, and… yes, Uber’s shenanigans are in the news again, all this and much much more.

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Review: Google Home – Not The Droid You’re Looking For… Yet
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Google Home

Google Home is a little device that plugs into the wall and responds to your voice. It can play recorded music or the radio through services like Google Play Music and TuneIn, and it can respond to questions based on the knowledge Google has amassed throughout the 21st century. If you’ve got the correct hardware at home, like a Nest Thermostat, Samsung’s Smartthings, or Philips hue, Google Home can allow you to control some of your home’s functions with your voice.

We’ve had some time to get to know the Google Home and there are a LOT of things to like about it. Its voice recognition is robust and its audio is impressive for being a little tiny speaker. At the same time, when one looks at Google Home through the lens of a smarthome, AI, product, one quickly realizes that the device is not quite where the demonstrations were during the 2016 Google IO developers conference, nor is it a device that delivers on the promise of its advertisements.

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