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
- 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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