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The Drill Down 321: The Bleeding Heart Of The Net
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This week, the heart of internet security is bleeding, stock traders game the system, a Twitter to destabilize Cuba, Game of Thrones pushes piracy to a new high, and are we at 3D printing’s tipping point? All this and more…

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‘True Detective’ Finale Crashes HBO GO Streaming Service
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We knew the Season 1 finale of True Detective would be bringing in a lot of viewers, as HBO has been teasing that the episode would reveal the identity of “The Yellow King” ritualistic serial killer. But what HBO apparently didn’t anticipate is that the popularity of this eighth and final episode of the season would cause its streaming service, HBO GO, to crash.

The season finale aired on HBO on Sunday night at 9pm and by 9:50pm, the HBO GO Twitter account had posted a status about their service being affected: “Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we’ve been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon.”

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The Drill Down 310: Seeing The Future
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This week, Apple refunds consumers whose kids clicked on mobile app purchases, President Obama reins in the NSA, the end of physical film in theaters is near, Google unveils plans for smart contact lenses, and will your next Amazon package arrive before you’ve even ordered it?

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The Drill Down 283: Fifteen Seconds Of Fame
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This week, more updates in the Edward Snowden/NSA case, Instagram adds video, the FAA relaxes rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble quits making the Nook, is Pandora ripping its artists off?…and much more.

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The Drill Down 271: Reps Forked By Dongle
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This week, a global Internet apocalypse is upon us!… or is it? Twitter turns seven, Blizzard‘s next Warcraft is not an RPG but a card game, streaming video heats up, the iPhone’s on T-Mobile, Scientists plan a real Jurassic Park, and a dongle joke that spiraled way out of control.

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