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The Drill Down 345: Windows 7 Ate 9
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This week, eBay splits with PayPal, your game console is your new TV, Windows 10 is the new Nine (or Eight)?, say hello to Ello, and Netflix wants to shake up movie distribution.

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The Drill Down 327: Billion Dollar Bubble
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This week, the FCC votes on the fate of Net Neutrality, the US charges China with cyberspying, Microsoft launches the Surface Pro 3, AT&T acquires DirectTV, YouTube gets Twitch, and much more…

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The Drill Down 299: Fall is in the Air
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This week, the NSA hacks El Presidente, Windows 8.1 launches (and unlaunches), Nokia’s new Lumia and Apple’s Fall cornucopia of product offerings. All this and more…

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The Drill Down 277: Where No Man Has Sung Before
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Space Oddity

This week, YouTube launches subscription channels, Amazon mints its own digital currency, BlackBerry messaging comes to iOS & Android, the Tesla S gets the highest praise, and all the latest from Google’s I/O developer conference.

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The Drill Down 257: Turn The Page
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Turn the Page

This week we begin the slide into the Holidays with Black Friday & Cyber Monday, Microsoft & Apple drop key team members, Apple patents the page turn, Nintendo launches the Wii U, and real (and hoax) Facebook changes make users nervous.

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The Drill Down 254: A Mini Refresh
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This week, Apple launches the iPad Mini as well as a slew of other product upgrades. Should you trade up your 3rd Generation iPad for the new Lightning iPad? Listen in and find out. Joining us on the panel this week is Box.com IT consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

But first, the headlines…Kim Dotcom launches Mega, Microsoft launches Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Surface, SmartGlass & a new Halo 4 trailer, Zynga uses Apple’s launch to cover layoffs of over a hundred employees, and Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

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The Drill Down 253: Outed
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What rights to privacy can we expect when we choose to act anonymously/pseudonymously on the internet? Do they end at your public actions? Is it acceptable to violate the privacy of one class of user over another? Is it the purview of objective journalism to make that decision? The outing of Reddit‘s ViolentAcrez, “the Biggest Troll on the Web” by Gawker columnist Adrian Chen brings to light those questions and more this week.

But first, the headlines…Microsoft names launch dates and pricing for Windows 8 & Surface RT, Apple teases the possible announcement of the iPad Mini. Saturday Night Live mocks whiny tech bloggers.

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The Drill Down 243: Beware The Net
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This week, we have a ton of Apple news, including revealing evidence uncovered in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial, and how one tech reporter’s online identity was demolished as a result of a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.

Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million — and their entire paypoint infrastructure — in Square payments.

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The Drill Down 238: Scratching the Surface
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On this week’s show, we look at Microsoft‘s big week of announcements, including the new Surface line of tablets designed from the ground up for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Then we follow up with some Apple fallout and follow-up from last week’s WWDC conference.

But first, the headlines…another volley is launched in The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk war, Facebook buys Face.com, Netflix changes its API, and an ‘alarming’ rate of government censorship of Internet content.

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The Drill Down 236: E3 2012 & All Things D
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This week, Andy, Devindra, Chris, and Techmeme’s Lidija Davis break down this coming year’s latest videogame announcements from the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Later, we discuss last week’s All Things D conference, which was “haunted by the man who isn’t here.”

But first, this week’s headlines… LinkedIn suffers a massive security breach as 6.4 million passwords get leaked, Google sneaks the first video from Project Glass, Facebook Camera launches, Facebook plans to allow under 13-year-olds into their service, Apple to bring Siri to the iPad, and Airtime launches.

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