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The Drill Down 288: The Post-Bezos Post Era
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Bezos-post-sale

This week, the launch of the Moto X, the first phone built from the ground up by Google, The Tor anonymity network may have been hacked…by the FBI, Apple gets slapped for e-book price fixing, President Obama bails them out, and your Amazon Gold Box deal of the day… one Washington Post, slightly used…

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The Drill Down 280: The Troll Hunter
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Patent Troll Sign

This week Google nixes face recognition on Glass, the US Supreme Court OKs DNA swabs, Zynga axes 250 employees, Did Apple conspire with e-book publishers?, and President Obama puts the hammer down on Patent Trolls…

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The Drill Down 276: Through A Glass, Darkly
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Harryhausen

This week, SNL skewers Google Glass, lots of upcoming gaming news, the FBI’s plan to wiretap web users, iOS 7 is going flat, Facebook and SMS loses millions of users, the world’s first 3D printed gun, and a man who quit the internet for a year (and lived to tell about it)…

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The Drill Down 268: Terminator Sparrow
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Robot_bird

This week, the White House chimes in on cellphone unlocking, Samsung’s new phone watches you watching it, YouTube takes on Spotify, Microsoft gets its wrist slapped, Six Strikes and you’re out, Han, Luke & Leia come back for Star Wars: Episode VII; and I, for one, welcome our new cinder block-hurling overlords.

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Obama’s ‘Jedi Mind Meld’ Comment Triggers Collective Facepalm; Brings Attention To Sequester
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President Obama Jedi Mind Meld

Do you know that meme that shows an image of Star Trek‘s Captain Picard with a quote from Star Wars (“Use the Force, Luke”) attributed to Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series? It’s a pretty popular meme meant to not only incite a geek frenzy, but also to set off facepalms across the universe.

On Friday, President Obama, who’s known for his love of Star Trek and other geeky franchises, inadvertently triggered a collective facepalm and inspired a meme of his own after he combined Star Wars and Star Trek references during a press conference at The White House.

Speaking to the press, the President stated that he couldn’t use a “Jedi Mind Meld” to make Republicans in Congress go along with his budget proposal to avert a sequester.

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The Drill Down 261: A Better Sense of Justice
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Aaron Swartz

This week, tragedy strikes the life of a maverick online activist Aaron Swartz, CBS‘s journalistic bias at CES, Amazon rips your previously purchased CDs, MySpace relaunches, Facebook unveils a few surprises, and the Obama Administration shoots down the Death Star.

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The Drill Down 255: Big Data For President
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This week, President Obama wins another four years — what tech aided to win him the election, and what can we look forward to from his tech agenda?, Frankenstorm Sandy gives Instagram growing pains, Microsoft’s rumored XBOX tablet, and how can we not geek out over the Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm?

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The Drill Down 246: Accept No Substitutes
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Beatdown

On this week’s show, a court rules in favor of Apple over Samsung in a landmark patent and design lawsuit to the tune of $1 billion. Panelists Andrew Sorcini, Christopher Burnor, and guest VentureBeat staff writer Sean Ludwig discuss how this affects Apple, Samsung, the whole mobile phone ecosystem, the future of patent lawsuits, and you, the consumer.

But first, the headlines…Twitter removes friend-finding from Tumblr and removes 3rd-party plugin identification from Twitter.com, Microsoft gets a new logo, Apple delays TV device development, a landmark filesharing fine is upheld, Ask.com buys About.com from The New York Times, and President Obama visits Reddit.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine To Audience: ‘Obama Staged Aurora, Sikh Temple Shootings’
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Dave Mustaine

During a recent Megadeth concert in Singapore, frontman Dave Mustaine went full tilt goo-goo for Satan when he asserted to a confused crowd that U.S. President Barack Obama staged the tragic shootings in both Aurora, Colorado and at The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. This, according to Mustaine, was so that the President could justify a ban on guns. In the video taken from the concert, which you can watch below, Mustaine expressly states that the President planned these murders.

“Back in my country, my President is trying to pass a gun ban so he’s staging all these murders like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, and all the people who were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”

Mustaine goes on to say that he doesn’t know where he’s going to live if “America keeps going the way it’s going,” stating the the country is “turning into Nazi America.” The crowd appears to disagree with Mustaine judging from the tone of its roar, which included a few boos. One audience member can even be heard shouting, “Hey, we love America!” Mustaine’s response to the crowd’s reaction: “Be quiet.”

So let’s dissect Mustaine’s claims with a few facts, lest anyone out there get the idea that these remarks are anything other than completely deranged.

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The Drill Down: Karmawhores!
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This week, TDD regulars Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Lidija Davis join Venturebeat‘s Sean Ludwig as we talk to top contributors to Social news site Reddit.com as we find out what makes them do what they do to make Reddit so popular.

But first, the week’s top tech news…President Obama proposes a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, Apple acquires Chomp, iPhone user wins $850 in throttling case against AT&T, Apple announces iPad 3 event, Yahoo seeks to force Facebook into licensing patents, Google+ suffers low turnout, Reddit crafts an Internet privacy law.

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