The Drill Down 337: Monkey Selfie (preview)

Celebes crested macaque self-portrait, photo by David Slater(?)This week, will cellphones be banned from airlines?, Russians hack over a billion passwords, malware in your USB, a camera that can decipher sound from silent video, the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is dead, and…if a monkey takes a selfie in the jungle, does it own the copyright?

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.

Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan. Occasionally joining them is Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor.

The Drill Down 198 – Googorola Not Motoogle

This week, The Drill Down crew looks at: Nintendo investors pressure the company to develop software for smartphones, Google+ launches games and Facebook strikes back, Is Flickr dead?,  A leaked AT&T letter undermines their case for a T-Mobile merger, and President Obama joins Foursquare.

Later we dive into Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the shockwave that announcement made within the mobile community. We also discuss San Francisco BART’s decision to shut down wireless and cell communication in advance of a protest, and the Anonymous (& public) response.

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The Drill Down 180 – Dilligaf at 48 fps

This week we welcome Social Blend, TARDISBlend and The Round Up co-host Greg Davies as we discuss new evidence that suggests that Facebook owes half its ownership to a convicted felon, Cisco Systems kills the Flip camera, Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, Nintendo may have an HD console in the works, Encyclopedia Dramatica sells out, and Asia’s out of IPv4 addresses.

Later we discuss the advent of 48 fps digital acquisition for theatrical exhibition, beginning with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Then we discuss the prospect that geolocation check-in services will be obsolete in the near future, and how they could survive.

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The Drill Down 163 – Cold Oatmeal

This week, our guest is Greg Davies of Social Blend, Tardis Blend, and our very own The Round Up podcast.  Greg and Tom air their beefs (beeves?) toward webcomic artist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. We discuss MySpace’s Mashup With Facebook, Facebook’s patent on the word “face”, Diaspora* Alpha, Twitter’s co-founder admits he “screwed up” with developers, Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs announce an iPad only newspaper, Oregon Senator Wyden effectively saves the internet, Netflix introduces a streaming-only subscription, Mac iOS 4.2, Google’s Cloud Connect plugin for Microsoft Office, and Foursquare’s new TSA badge.

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The Drill Down 139: Boom! 4.0

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.

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