The Drill Down 526: Polly Want A-Lexa!
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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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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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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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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 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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