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The Drill Down 259: Year In Review 2012
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This week, The Drill Down crew looks back at the year in tech and the web for the year 2012. We’ll discuss our favorite tech events of the past year, and what we can expect in 2013.

Plus, our review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48fps, Google Maps is back on iOS, and Google hires groundbreaking futurist Ray Kurzweil.


What We’re Watching

Andrew: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in IMAX HFR


Audible Book of the Week

Top News Stories of 2012


  1. Surface
  2. iPhone 5 + iPad Mini (smartphone and tablet perfected)
  3. Asteroid mining!
  4. Space jump
  5. Windows 8


  1. Windows 8
  2. Windows Phone 8 — the windows ‘verse
  3. Surface
  4. Instagram’s purchase of Facebook
  5. Twitter’s API problems
  6. The Patent Wars begin to slow down


  1. The Great Internet Blackout
  2. Landing on Mars with a Parachute
  3. Obama on Reddit
  4. Google Driverless Cars/Glass


  1. Year of the Kickstarter
  2. Facebook goes public
  3. Felix Baumgartner
  4. Sopa Blackout


  1. Microsoft Surface / Windows 8
  2. Facebook IPO
  3. Death of SOPA/PIPA
  4. Apple vs. Samsung
  5. Tesla Model S Car of the Year


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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.

Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

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