The Drill Down 278: One Red Ring to Rule Them All
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This week, Google buys a quantum computer, Yahoo buys instant cool with Tumblr and spruces up tired old Flickr, Aereo & Arrested Development disrupt Big Media, and Microsoft launches the next-generation of XBox. Plus, our review of Star Trek: Into Darkness!

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The Drill Down: Targeting Your Habits
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This week, The Drill Down team and VentureBeat writer Sean Ludwig take a look the science of habit formation and how retailers and other businesses are leveraging that data to finely tune their marketing focus. Later, we look at how Google bypassed privacy settings in Apple‘s Safari and Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer to track users web browsing.

But first, the headlines…Facebook launches verified accounts and pseudonyms, Apple delivers new version of OS X to developers, Foxconn hid underage workers before Fair Labor inspections, Google to sell heads-up glasses by year’s end, and Flickr gets a major makeover.

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Star Wars Lego Cool Their Heels on Hoth
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Flickr user Avanaut brings new meaning to the term cool with this inventive Lego on Hoth photo set.

This particular photo set resonates deep down to my geeky core, as I played many a long, frostbitten day out on the snowy tundra of ‘Hoth’ (by way of Brooklyn, NY) as a kid, IG-88 & Darth Vader figures in hand and Han Solo in my heart. The set is enhanced by Avanaut’s decently witty titles and captions, and the random insertion of one Dr. Henry Jones. Per his recommendation I encourage you to use the ‘view on white/black’ option when looking at each photo for maximum immersion and enjoyment.

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