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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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The Drill Down 334: Targeted and Profiled
Mr. BabyMan   |  

AFP Photo / Getty Images / Mario Tama

This week, Google fights on Amazon’s turf, the collateral damage behind NSA target searches, the TSA’s new rule for electronic gadgets, we think we know what the iPhone 6’s screen looks like, and more…

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A Look At The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Digital Effects You Didn’t Notice (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Digital Effects

If you’ve watched the special features on any of the Game of Thrones home video releases, you’ve likely seen some featurettes that showcase the special effects that go into making the show.

When it comes to the digital effects, the best kind are the little things here and there you never notice but help to make the world of Westeros seem all the more real. It’s stunning what can be done on a computer to enhance a movie or TV show these days, something that was made clear by the amount of digital effects used in a movie you’d never expect them to be used in, such as The Wolf of Wall Street.

A new video has been released that shows some of the many digital effects that went into season four of Game of Thrones. And while some of these effects were obvious, there’s plenty you never would have guessed weren’t right there with the actors during filming. You can watch the video below.

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The Drill Down 333: Two-Faced
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, Google buys into music and shuts down their oldest social network, Did T-Mobile swindle customers out of millions of hidden fees?, Facebook’s secret mood manipulation study, and is the NSA’s first transparency report just one big oxymoron?

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The Drill Down 332: Google I/O 2014
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, is your cellphone safe from unwarranted searches?, a new ruling on mobile rebroadcasting of over-the-air video, another major player enters the smart home market, a late-night show on Netflix?, and all the best from Google‘s I/O developer conference.

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Japan Introduces First Android Newscaster, Nightmares Are Had (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Japan's Android Newscaster

Looking for a bit of nightmare fuel for when you’re all tuckered out and heading to bed this evening? We have just the thing for you!

Japan has unveiled what they say is the world’s first android newscaster, which will be able to read the various daily news stories…or, if necessary, your tweets.

You can see some videos of the android below, along with some friends. Be sure to stick with the video to the end for an added treat that will no doubt obliterate your sleep schedule.

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The Drill Down 331: A Call of Fire
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, Amazon unveils the 3D interface Fire Phone and launches Prime Music, Google wants to go to space and keep you healthy, Tesla gives its patents away, and drones that follow your every move…. all this and more and The Drill Down!

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The Drill Down 330: E3 2014 Review
Mr. BabyMan   |  

This week, streaming video will beat blu-rays by 2015, Google boosts their maps while Apple’s maps team sweats, Vodaphone admits its users are being snooped on, a chatbot has fooled humans for the first time ever, and all the latest from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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The Drill Down 329: Apple WWDC 2014 Review
Mr. BabyMan   |  

WWDC-2014-Recap

This week, Amazon jumps on streaming music, an Oculus Rift for Samsung mobiles?, the co-founder of the Pirate Bay is arrested, the NSA collects millions of faces online Google to launch satellites for global broadband …and all the latest from Apple’s World Wide Developer’s conference…

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Comparison Video Shows ‘Watch Dogs’ Running On All Platforms; E3 2012 vs. 2014 Videos Also Surface
The Movie God   |  

Watch Dogs

A couple of years ago now Watch Dogs made its debut at E3 2012 and wowed everyone with how incredible it looked—one of the first games to really get people excited about what the incoming “next generation” of gaming consoles might be able to offer.

Well, the game was finally released this week, and those who haven’t yet had a chance to play are wondering: is it really as good as it looked like it would be? That appears to depend on whoever it is that’s playing. But a trio of videos are here to shed a little bit of light on the look of the game specifically.

The first video is a comparison video, offering glimpses of what Watch Dogs looks like on all platforms, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PS3. The second video compares that amazing original gameplay demo from 2012 to how the game looks on PS4. The third compares the 2012 demo to the best possible option, the PC version. All videos can be seen below.

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