This week, we put current news aside in order to review the annus horribilis that was 2016, and this year, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of merely having a stack-ranked list of top news of the year, we’re gonna make tech news compete for awards, affectionately called The Drill Bits. So put on your tuxes, get in the limo, and roll out the red carpet, ‘cause the show’s about to begin!
This week, Pokemon fever continues, Social media reacts to an attempted coup in Turkey, an open letter from tech leaders to Donald Trump, Facebook’s diversity problem, Netflix boldly goes where noone has gone before ..and much, much more!
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 →