This week The Drill Down crew enlist the help of Latino Review.com‘s Kellvin Chavez as we review the best (and worst) of San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2010. Later we assess the impact of WikiLeaks’ Afghan War report on the state of internet and mainstream journalism, A contract that calls Facebook’s ownership (and its 500 Million users) in question, how a 15-year-old kid tricked Apple with a disguised iPhone tethering app, iPhone jailbreaking now considered fair use, Apple’s Magic Trackpad, the end of internet addresses, and the Flipboard phenomenon.
JD, Tom and Andy talk about Apple’s official answer to their iPhone antenna issues (and why it ultimately won’t work), Apple’s App store is hacked, Finland mandates broadband for everyone, Amazon buys Woot! (and they in turn thumb their nose at the AP), Justin Bieber is pranked (twice), Ebert doesn’t apologize (but does concede), and Eclipse is a killer.
The Drill Down crew are joined by Devindra Hardawar (of VentureBeat and his own Symbiotek Podcast) to discuss the proposed bill to allow the President to shut off the internet, record breaking pre-orders for the iPhone4, iPhone reception problems, record breaking iPad sales (and the effect that’s had on the Kindle), Google Voice for everyone, “Piracy is Theft,” says VP Joe Biden, and Jimmy Kimmel proves the show must go on!
The Drill Down team discusses Apple’s iPhone 4, an iPad security breach, AT & T’s new data pricing, Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Nixon moment’, China blocks Foursquare, RIAA vs. Limewire, the inaccuracy of Wikipedia, Skype’s five million downloads, and Team Fortress 2 for the Mac.
The Drill Down team (including new permanent co-host Tom Cheredar) debut on their new day and time (Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Pacific), with a slew of stories covering Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, the first human infected with a computer virus, a new Apple TV, Tim & NBC/Universal refuse the move to HTML5, the tragic cost of Pac-Man, Half-Life 2 for the Mac, Steve Jobs speaks out, and Digg’s upcoming new version 4.