The Drill Down 322: Lab Vaginas and Space Twins (preview)

Well, we weren't about to put up a picture of the vaginas.

This week, Google Glass opens to the public for one day, Did the NSA know about Heartbleed…and exploit it?, Google invests in drones, nature docs come to the Oculus Rift, lab vaginas, space twins and much more…

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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.

Who is the Average Social Gamer?

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The following is a guest post

As the gaming industry has broadened into the various different sectors, the definition of a ‘gamer’ has lost its defined meaning.  In the past, a gamer was an owner of a games console, such as a Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox.  However, in recent years, technological progression has allowed people to connect to games from a number of different devices.

People can now connect to the various games from the consoles, portable gaming devices (such as PS Vita and Gameboy), online/social games (accessed from web browsers) and smartphones.  As you can imagine, there are different demographics of players who like to play on each type of gaming.  In this article, we will discuss the definition of the average social gamer, a discovery which you might find slightly surprising… Continue reading

The Drill Down 191 – Social Trust & Antitrust

This week we get a peek at Nokia’s first true Windows mobile phone, the Winklevii return to beat a dead horse, LulzSec calls it quits (and joins Anonymous), Apple responds to Pro editors concerns with Final Cut Pro X (and Conan takes a swipe), MySpace is sold for $35B (to Justin Timberlake?!), EA is in talks to acquire PopCap, WoW goes free-to-play, Videogames strike a blow for free speech in California, and Japan’s latest virtual pop idol breaches the Uncanny Valley.

Later we look at Google’s new Google+ suite of services, and whether or not it will be a ‘Facebook-killer. Finally we discuss the FTC’s antitrust probe into whether or not Google is skewing search results in favor of its own services.

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The Drill Down 143 – Eclipse of the Dead

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.

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