This week, the FBI wants to spy on internet history without a warrant, Snapchat beats Twitter, Facebook’s CEO gets hacked, a way to stop rampant artificial intelligence, and a machine watches Blade Runner and the results may surprise you…and much more!
This week, the NSA taps Yahoo & Google data centers without their knowledge, NSA spying makes Germany want to secede from the Internet, Netflix wants to stream blockbuster movies at the same time they’re in the theaters, and Turkey builds an intercontinental tunnel linking Europe to Asia. Then, to celebrate The Drill Down’s 300th episode, we discuss the technology that has personally moved us, from our early experiences to our most recent connections…
Nostalgia can be a knee jerk reaction for some people, but those people probably haven’t tried to stream a YouTube on a dial-up connection. This isn’t the only old piece of technology that was a massive pain either. We often don’t appreciate how great new technology is until we look more closely at the older stuff and just how irritating it could be. Here are a few examples of tech that you most likely won’t miss. Continue reading →
This week we’re joined by previous guest Dragon*Con TV‘s Chris ‘Crispy’ Lloyd, as we discuss President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, and in particular, its focus on the advancement of technology. We’re then joined by LatinoReview.com‘s editor-in-chief, Kellvin Chavez, as he predicts who will win this year’s Academy Awards; film editor Walter Murch’s letter to Roger Ebert stating why 3D will never work in film; and recent casting choices for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Later, we discuss the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook fan page; new security features coming to Facebook; Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down in place of co-founder Larry Page; Apple’s plan to allow you to use your iPhone in place of a credit card; Google allowing users to port their mobile numbers to Google Voice, and Yahoo’s bid to sell Delicious to Digg.com.