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The Drill Down 456: No One Behind The Wheel
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The Drill Down 456

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the U.S. election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change,  and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 441: The Big Payback
Mr. BabyMan   |  

The Drill Down 441

On this week’s podcast, join former The Drill Down co-host Tom Cheredar as we discuss Spotify buries musicians who aren’t exclusive, Facebook kills the Trending Topics team, what to expect from Apple, is there a spy in your iPhone? How the Clinton Campaign is foiling the Kremlin, and have the Russians hacked U.S. voting systems? …and much, much more!

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The Drill Down 426: Google I/O 2016
Mr. BabyMan   |  

Google I/O

This week, all the best from Google’s developer conference, Twitter lets you tweet longer, an artificially intelligent lawyer (make up your own jokes there), 50 times faster storage from IBM.

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The Drill Down 335: An Extra Hour In The Ball Pit
Mr. BabyMan   |  

Dashcon 2014 ball pit

This week, Greg Davies from the Blendover podcast joins Dwayne and Andrew as we discuss: Chinese hackers break into U.S. gov’t employee records, Hulu gets South Park, a shakeup at Microsoft, Apple and IBM join forces, a new vehicle from Tesla, and…Worst. Con. Ever. All this and much more…

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Must Watch: Short Film Created Using Only Atoms Magnified Over 100 Million Times
The Movie God   |  

A Boy and His Atom Image

IBM has created a short movie unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The movie, which is titled A Boy and His Atom, is made using stop-motion techniques—such as the ones used in films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride—but instead of manipulating a visible doll or figure or object multiple times to create a film, this particular film is made up entirely of manipulated atoms that have been magnified by a microscope over 100 million times. This makes it the smallest movie ever made.

As the title implies, the short follows a boy and his friendly, lively atom. It consists of 250 stop-motion frames using techniques that were perfected over years of atomic data storage research. The microscope used to make the movie is not the kind used in science class either, as you may have guessed. This microscope weighs in at two tons, and operates at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The microscope uses an ultra sharp needle to within one nanometer of a copper surface, which attracts the atom and allows them to move one at a time.

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The Drill Down 227: A Journey Into Tech
Mr. BabyMan   |  

This week, The Drill Down team (including occasional co-host TechMeme editor Lidija Davis) talk about employers asking prospective new hires for their Facebook (and other social) passwords and Facebook’s reaction to that. Also, we look at the issues and reactions that have emerged in the two weeks since the launch of Apple’s new iPad.

But first, this week’s headlines… Apple to pay dividends, Kevin Rose to work for Google, Zynga buys OMGPOP, Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM, Nokia‘s Lumia 900 comes to AT&T, Obvtuse vs Svbtle, and Google shows you what you’ve been doing…on Google.

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