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Trends With Benefits


Oct 16, 2015

Today's episode features Jeremy Kaplan, Caleb Denison, Ryan Waniata & Greg Nibler. 

Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief of Digital Trends, tells us all about the visit Good Morning America made to our New York office. Jeremy was featured in the shoot, as they "Torture-tested" iPhone cases.

Online Television services are increasingly looking to stream live programs. Rumors abound that Apple may work with CBS and Amazon is discussing live services of their own. With the cable-cutting trend of some consumers, how will this effect the "big" cable companies? Also, how does everyone stay competitive with P2P sharing?

From there we hit several topics in rapid succession. First, we discuss Google's newest patent. They have plans for a solar-powered contact lens, that could be a step towards making us all cyborgs.

The next topic is more of an update to a frequent subject of our show which is drones, of course. A company called Battelle Innovations has come up with a product called the DroneDefender. It uses radio pulses to take down drones on the spot.

We then hit on the biggest story in space exploration of this week; the potential find of an Alien Megastructure on the distant star, KIC 8462852. Is it an actual Dyson sphere? This could be the nerdiest discussion ever had on this show.

Finally, Caleb explains what #FrozenChook is. It's probably not what you were thinking.

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