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Trends With Benefits


Jun 10, 2016

On this episode discuss Apple's WWDC, Tesla and Black Boxes for cars, China's plan for a Deep Sea Lab and the Touch of Bass speaker.

We start today's show off with a preview of what to expect, or not to expect, from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), happening June 13th-17th. Apple seems to have been in a bit of a slump lately as far as the "Wow" factor, with their announcement. The rumors consist of a beefed up version of Siri, attempting to compete with Amazon's Echo, among others. Other than that, will we get a new MacBook, or improved software? Are you anticipating anything exciting from WWDC?

Tesla is also in the news this week, as another person has blamed their semi-autonomous features for an accident. In this case a person in California claimed that their new Model X accelerated on it's own, crashing the car into a building. Tesla decided to take a look at their software and determined the accident was manually caused by someone pressing the gas pedal. There are a ton of benefits that can come with this kind of tracking, but what are the drawbacks? Is it a good thing, that Manufacturers and Insurance Companies will soon have access to all of your driving habits?

Next we discuss China's recent list of their top 100 science and technology priorities. Their plans include building a massive sea lab, 10,000 feet under the ocean. IF, they actually can do this, it would be a tremendous breakthrough in technology. This also ensues the debate, of whether you'd rather live 10,000 feet under the sea, or live in a Space Station.

Finally, we close with some DT Show and Tell. A few weeks ago, we were joined by Ezra from Case of Bass and Caleb has his hands on one of their latest creations. It is a portrait of a classic 80's-Style Boombox called Touch of Bass, which includes actual speakers. It's a work of art for anyone that is a fan of that decade and on top of that, it sounds great!

Today's episode features Caleb Denison, Nick Mokey, Ryan Waniata and Greg Nibler.

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