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The Drill Down 501: Holiday Gift Guide 2017
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Drill Down Holiday Gift Guide 2017

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, iPhone glitches, trouble at Tesla, the end of Net neutrality by Christmas, and The Drill Down’s annual Holiday Gift Guide.

The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give… and get this holiday season. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us.

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How Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Honors, Respects, and Celebrates Mexican Culture
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Pixar’s Coco explores themes of family, culture, and music through Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican holiday which celebrates and honors family members who have passed on to the afterlife. In the film, Miguel (Anthony Gonzales) is prohibited from playing and listening to music. Despite that, he still strives to become a musician like his idol, Ernesto Del La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

We sat down with our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew of Coco, and what they hope the film can accomplish. Check out what they had to say below.

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4 Things You Need To Know About ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’
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Olaf's Frozen Adventure

The magic of Frozen, the animated phenomenon that took the world by blizzard, will be back in an all new animated short film that can be seen before all showings of Pixar’s Coco. In the short, titled Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the holiday season gets underway in the kingdom of Arendelle, Elsa reveals to Anna that there has never been a holiday tradition since their parents’ death. However, hope is at hand when Olaf and Sven decide to go on an epic adventure and find the perfect tradition for the two sisters before the big day arrives.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, as well as producer Roy Conli and, of course, the voice of Olaf himself Josh Gad to talk a little bit about Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, its themes, and what they hope audiences pull from their experience watching it. Check out what they had to say below.

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Comic Spotlight: Rasputin: The Voice Of The Dragon #1
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Rasputin: The Voice Of The Dragon
Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
Art by Christopher Mitten
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Mike Huddleston
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Nothing brings to mind evil like the idea of Nazis. The righteous anger that flows at the mere mention of the name is true, especially in the world of Hellboy. But alongside that is another name that conjures up similar ire and fear: Rasputin. In Mike Mignola‘s Rasputin: The Voice Of The Dragon #1, we witness an allegiance form of the most diabolical sorts.

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Audiobook Review: Artemis By Andy Weir, Narrated By Rosario Dawson
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Artemis: A Novel
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Andy Weir
Publisher: Crown Publishing | Audible Studios (Audiobook)
Release date: November 14, 2017

Writer Andy Weir made a name for himself with his successful debut The Martian, a self-published novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars that went on to make the New York Times Best Seller list in 2014 when it was reprinted by Crown Publishing. The science fiction tale was a hit with readers, and was later adapted for the big screen with Matt Damon as the ill-fated spaceman. Now, Weir is back in the cosmos with his follow-up novel, Artemis, another scifi story, this time set in the near-future on Earth’s first and only colony on the Moon. For the audiobook edition from Audible Studios, actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Sin City, Clerks II) provides the narration.

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The Drill Down 500!: Ten Years in Tech (Anniversary Episode)
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The Drill Down Ten Years In Tech

This week, The Drill Down podcast celebrates our 500th episode! Andy, Dwayne, and Tosin reminiscence over the past ten years in tech and social media — since July 2007– with original TDD co-hosts Reg Saddler and Muhammad Saleem, and past co-hosts Lidija Davis, Tom Cheredar, Devindra Hardawar, and Christopher Burnor!

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Play Fair 2017: A Weekend Of Fun & Toys!
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If you and your children felt overwhelmed at New York City Comic Con last month, then I recommend saving early November for Play Fair NY. This past weekend Play Fair NY took over the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan, and gave kids of all ages a reason to be very excited about the upcoming holiday season. Play Fair NY featured interactive toy and game areas, celebrity and character meet and greets, a 13,000 pound vat of slime, a Minecraft VR learning lab, and a chance to see all the toys nominated for 2017 Toy of the Year. The best compliment I can pay Play Fair NY though, is as a parent. Both my 13-year old son and 6-year old daughter did not want to leave and they were actively playing and engaging their minds and imaginations, rather than glued to a screen.

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Book Spotlight: Star Trek: The Book of Lists by Chip Carter
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Star Trek: The Book of Lists
Hardcover | Kindle
By Chip Carter
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: November 7, 2017

Author Chip Carter stuffs Star Trek: The Book of Lists with 100 lists that highlight memorable moments throughout the beloved scifi franchise’s 51-year history, along with plenty of little-known facts, too.

This new 224-page full-color book from Harper Design, which is an adorable and easy-to-handle 7×9 hardcover, is broken down into 8 chapters, grouping together aspects like Starfleet personal, ships and technology, the future, and more. The backmatter contains a table of contents of each individual list, which includes the must-haves like “Kirk’s Most Memorable Kisses,” “Red[Shirt] Alert,” and “Useful Klingon Phrases.”

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Book Spotlight: Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color By Chuck Palahniuk
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Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color
Hardcover
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Illustrated by Duncan Fegredo,‎ Steve Morris,‎ and Mike Norton
Dark Horse Books
Release Date: November 7, 2017

I couldn’t help but want to share this little bit of news with you folks! When Dark Horse Books dropped this into my inbox, it seemed like fate as I had just re-read Chuck Palahniuk‘s Invisible Monsters this past weekend. As fortuitous as it seems, Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color has apparently nothing to do with other Palahniuk novels. In fact, it’s more about telling a tale with audience participation!

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The Drill Down 499: Fяom Яцssiд Щith Ca$h
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This week on The Drill Down, social media comes before congress, tech finds fake fish, what jobs will be hot in the next 5 years, in-depth look at the Tesla 3, do chimps possess imagination, and much more.

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