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The Drill Down 596: Seeing Red
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, technology meddles in global politics, new platforms for Apple and Instagram, Facebook‘s cash loses support, the Playstation 5 …and much, much more.

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Movie Review: So How Was ‘Warcraft’ To A Hardcore ‘World Of Warcraft’ Geek?
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Warcraft
Director: Duncan Jones
Screenwriter: Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes
Release Date: June 10th, 2016

Critics have been rather harsh to Warcraft so far, and as the lights dimmed and the movie started, I came into the theater thinking that I was only there to throw a little love on director Duncan Jones. Jones has had a rough year so far, and this whole movie is a big risk for not only him, but also for Blizzard Entertainment, who created the game that the movie draws inspiration from, World of Warcraft.

So how was the movie, when watched by a hardcore WoW geek?

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The Drill Down 429: Big Red Button
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This week, the FBI wants to spy on internet history without a warrant, Snapchat beats Twitter, Facebook‘s CEO gets hacked, a way to stop rampant artificial intelligence, and a machine watches Blade Runner and the results may surprise you…and much more!

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The Drill Down 427: Peter Thiel, We ♥ You (Don’t Sue)!
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This week, we’re once again joined by Greg Davies, host of Blendover and Heavy Metal Historian podcasts (and of course the TARDISBlend podcast hosted here at Geeks of Doom) as we discuss Uber tests autonomous cars, Twitter lets you tweet longer, Google‘s modular phone Project Ara, will Apple become the next Blackberry, are crime algorithms racist? And why you shouldn’t piss off Peter Thiel  …and much more!

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Your Watch Has Begun. Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ Launches Open Beta
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As Overwatch inches closer and closer to it’s late May release date, the time has finally arrived for the final beta test of the product. May 5th through 9th, players on PC, PS4, and XBOne can play the game for free. And as a small bonus, Blizzard posted shortly ago that the servers are live already, so players can start downloading and protecting the Earth.

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