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Apr 1, 2016

On this episode we the Microsoft Build Conference, AI & the Bot Framework, a behind-the-scenes look at the new LG Oled 4K UHD TV, Theatrical-releases to your home & an Indiegogo hoax.

The Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference is currently taking place and they have made it very clear that their sites are set on the future of A.I. Between the experiment with Tay.ai, to the announcement of the Bot Framework, they have some unique ideas on how to shape the emerging technology. We discuss how Bots can take over some of your more mundane tasks and what you can expect if things develop the way they'd like.

DT's own Caleb Denison just returned from a whirlwind tip to NY for an exclusive review of a new LG product. If you've ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes, for a Technology Reporter, he fills us in on how tech companies showcase their products.

The product he got see this time? The new LG 4K UHD Oled Television. From his description, it sounds incredible and will be hitting a Best Buy near you soon. The full review will be live on Monday morning!

The co-founder of Napster, Sean Parker, is a backer of a new movie streaming service that would bring current theatrical releases, to your home. Screening Room has proposed a proprietary set top box, which would allow you to rent the latest Star Wars or Avengers movie, for $50, all from your living room. The proposed service has received backing from Hollywood powerhouses, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Martin Scorsese and JJ Abrams, among others. Would you be interested in renting a current release movie, for $50?

Finally, sometimes products on Indiegogo seem almost too good to be true and the product we discuss, might be one of them. The Triton Scuba Mask claims to be a product that will allow people to breathe underwater, without an oxygen tank. In short; gills for humans. Drew went in depth to find out if this product is even physically possible to create, or if this is one of the most elaborate hoaxes we've seen in a while. Judging by the over $800,000 they've had pledged so far, they are really good at convincing people it's legit.

Today's episode features Brad Bourque, Drew Prindle, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler.

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