The Drill Down 522: Amazon, Urine Trouble!
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, leaked information from Apple about leaks, plenty of leaking at Amazon warehouses as well, Tesla stops and starts… and much, much more.

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The Drill Down: A Slippery Path
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This week, The Drill Down team talks about online services that collect personal information to provide a more customized experience (including mobile app Path, which was recently discovered to upload your mobile address book to its servers without permission)…and the fine line between personalization and invasion of privacy.

But first, this week’s headlines: We talk about a Best Buy ad featuring notable innovators of tech, Avid brings its editing software to the iPad, leaked features of Windows Phone 8, Amazon plans to open a chain of brick-and-mortar stores, Apple sued in China over use of the name ‘iPad’, Google develops HUD IP-connected goggles, and Slate gets more views by publishing less.

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Geek Discussion: As Use Of The Word “Geek” Skyrockets, Best Buy Is Watching Closely
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It’s no secret that use of the word “geek” has evolved from being somewhat derogatory into something of a medal of honor without and specific meaning. Many think of it as someone who’s very much into science fiction and fantasy genre movies, TV shows, and games. But we here at Geeks of Doom like to think being a geek now means that an individual is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about something. You can be the traditional geek, a tech geek, a heavy metal geek, a food geek, and the list goes on and on and on. It’s surely come a long way since its time as a high school clique consisting of computer nerds, this much is for sure.

But no matter what your own definition of the word might be, as “geek” continues to evolve and gain popularity in everyday usage, it was only a matter of time before it also attracted some not-so-pleasant attention in the process.

Be sure to keep reading for much more and to see a video related to the discussion!

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