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SXSW 2018: Elon Musk Surprises ‘Westworld’ Panel With SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Trailer
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SXSW attendees who sat in on a panel last Saturday afternoon featuring HBO’s Westworld showrunners and stars were surprised when showrunner Jonathan Nolan introduced SpaceX CEO (and generally real-life Tony Stark) Elon Musk onto the Austin Convention Center stage.

During the panel, Nolan had been previously lamenting at the fact that when he was a kid, he used to spend an “unhealthy amount of time” dreaming about spaceflight, but in recent years the enthusiasm for space travel had waned, so he was talking to “a friend” about how to inspire people to drive the conversation back into space exploration. The inspirational “shocking” idea they came up with was a red sportscar combined with the music of David Bowie. That “friend” was of course Elon Musk, who joined the panel on stage.

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The Drill Down 443: Where No Burrito Has Gone Before
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The Drill Down 443

This week, Elon Musk wants to hack the human brain, Netflix wants to bust a cap in data caps, is Facebook abusing its power as a news source?, ageism in tech, 50 years of Star Trek… and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 440: Hello Neighbor!
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The Drill Down 440

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, autonomous Ubers invade Pittsburgh, Nougat is here, Russian hackers hit the New York Times, Mario warps down to Rio, and another Earth may be closer than we thought …and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 432: Ten Laws Of Robotics
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The Drill Down 432: Ten Laws of Robotics

This week, the tech world responds to BREXIT, Microsoft revises Asimov’s laws of robotics, Facebook and YouTube filter out extremist content, Facebook wants you to see more of your friends’ content, why the car in that ad may not be what you think it is, Boston Dynamics brings a robot to the home, and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 413: PAX South Roundup 2016
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TDD_413 Pax South

This week, Tosin recaps the best from PAX South 2016, Who won the Super Bowl…online?, Are self-driving car systems legally the driver?, Twitter turns things upside-down, Why does Amazon need brick-and-mortar stores?, What happens when you get squashed between two portals? …All this and more on The Drill Down.

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The Drill Down 409: Space Oddity
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This week, Box software engineer Irving Ruan joins us as we tell you how to buy PC games on Amazon and save 20%. Plus, a new Echo in the works, T-Mobile pees on its customers and tells them it’s raining data, NYC subways move into the future, Netflix’s secret codes … All this and more on The Drill Down podcast.

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The Drill Down 407: Here, There, and Everywhere
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This week, has the glow come off Tesla’s perfect record?, the first iPhone jailbreaker has hacked self-driving cars, it’s time for drones to be registered, a fresh batch of data breaches, and streaming music just got a little more Fab … all this and more on this week’s The Drill Down podcast.

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The Drill Down 401: Bionic Woodchuck
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The Drill Down 401

This week, the Tesla gets downgraded, Amazon sells books… from a building, privacy concerns rise in the U.S. & UK, and we’re boldly going back where no one has gone before… All this and more on The Drill Down podcast!

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The Drill Down 346: Blue Light Special
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This week, HP splits in two, Chase gets hacked, the DEA imitates you on Facebook, Twitter sues the US, and Redbox Instant calls it quits, and the humble blue LED gets its day.

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The Drill Down 339: Ice Ice Baby
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This week, Steve Ballmer says goodbye to Microsoft, Tesla puts their money where their cars are, Google gets ready to welcome kids, YouTube plans a subscription service, and the internet gets cold and wet for charity.

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