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Trends With Benefits


Sep 30, 2016

Samsung deals with more issues of exploding products; Virtual Reality heads to Vegas; Space-X has big plans for a Mars Colony; Fast Food Drone Delivery could be coming to a place near you; The Retro Gaming Expo returns to Portland.

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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Art Santana, Pete Jacobs, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler.

Our topics this week:

  • More Samsung products with reported problems: It's been a rough year for Samsung, with the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 still playing out. Now reports are emerging that some Samsung Washing Machines are also exploding! What is going on and how are they handling it?
  • Virtual Reality gets the Vegas treatment: Virtual Reality is entering a bit of an identity crisis, as innovators try to find ways to make the platform more interactive with multitudes of people. Now a company called Gambit Gaming is bringing in a new form of betting, involving a group viewing of VR competition.
  • Space-X plan for Mars Colony: Elon Musk has long said one of the goals of Space-X is to establish a human population on Mars. This plan is being pushed forward with the announcement of the Interplanetary Transport System. Would you sign up to go live on Mars?
  • Fast Food Drone Delivery: Chipotle has announced they will be delivering burritos to college students at Virginia Tech. At the same time Dominoes has been experimenting with delivering pizza, in the same fashion. Would you be willing to try out drone-delivered fast food?
  • Retro Gaming Expo: Art Santana from Ground Kontrol was our special guest today. He filled us in on the Retro Gaming Expo, taking place at the Oregon Convention Center from October 21-23. Their goal is to educate, preserve and inspire gamers of all ages!

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