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Trends With Benefits


Aug 28, 2015

Today's episode features Caleb Denison, Jenny McGrath, Matt Smith, Malarie Gokey & Greg Nibler.   We also broadcast live on Periscope taking your questions throughout the show!  Follow @DigitalTrends to be alerted when we go live or send in questions ahead of time to podcast@digitaltrends.com.

Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 6s in San Francisco on September 9th.  While there is naturally excitement about a new phone, improved camera, etc., we also speculate about what else they could announce.  The Home Kit is definitely something they are expanding into and there is a good chance we could see some developments in this.  Matt let's us know there is also the possibility of some new MacBook announcements.

Everyone is also gearing up to head to Germany for IFA, which is taking place September 4th-9th in Berlin.  In addition to an in-house Oktoberfest, there is sure to be a lot of new tech debuted.

The Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch is projected to be on display.  Malarie fills us in on why it's exciting and how it's running on Samsung's proprietary Tizon OS. 

Caleb tells us about the values of Ultra HD DVD's and some new releases for 4k OLED TV's.  However, something he's most looking forward to investigating the advancements in Wearable Fitness Tech.  This is a burdgeoning market and there is a lot of potential for some cool new products and the innovation happening is impressive!

Finally, one of the biggest things to see at IFA are the advancements in the Smart Home and interconnected household devices and appliances.  Jenny is the Home Editor at Digital Trends and lets you know about some fascinating products from overseas, plus the vulnerabilities of Samsung Refridgerators.  

All along the way we take questions and comments from live Periscope viewers, as well!

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