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Google Project Fi appears to be the mobile service that will break Verizon and AT&T's stranglehold on price gouging ... for Nexus 6 owners. Don't own Google's flagship smartphone? Then Fi isn't available to you, yet.

Want your entire wall to be a TV screen activated by lasers?  In the wake of 420, engineers at Google devised a plan for photo-reactive paint that will retain images on a wall. Pretty trippy.

All of the original ideas have been thought, at least in Hollywood. Rebooting franchises from the 80's and 90's are the new norm. So how much longer will this last? Rebooting Full House might be a sign that nostalgia has gone too far.

Elon Musk and Tesla are putting the final piece of the electrified puzzle together with the whole-home battery. It's the most practical, obvious idea that no company has pursued until now.

This week's guests are staff writer Drew Prindle, A/V editor Caleb Denison, staff writer Ryan Waniata, with host Greg Nibler.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

If you haven't already seen the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, do yourself a favor and clear out a couple hours in your weekend schedule to go hit the movie theater. It opens up across the country today, and it's not getting rave reviews for nothin'.

To gear up for the release, we got writer/director Alex Garland to hop on the phone and answer a few questions about the movie, his creative process, and his views on artificial intelligence.

Ex Machina on IMDB

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

Six percent of Americans say they want to own an Apple Watch, but based on all the aspiring owners we’ve encountered, they’re still trying to figure out why.

Dan wants to skip the wearables phase and go straight to bio implants, but the implications of always-recording tech in your body are almost too much for a conspiracy theorist to bear.

The ultimate accessory for VR goggles might be a fine glass of Scotch.

No matter how skeptical you are of robots, you’re going to want a robot chef. Just watch thing with knives.

This week’s Trends with Benefits includes Digital Trends’s CTO Dan Gaul, managing editor Nick Mokey, host Greg Nibler, and special guest Cator Sparks of The Manual.

Direct download: dtpodcast026.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm PST

With the premiere of season 5 of Game of Thrones, and HBO Now, we ask the panel what the best HBO shows of all time are, and what shows are best to binge on. Also, we look at ways to avoid seeing dreaded spoilers in your social media feeds.

Google doesn't own everything, yet. Reports of Big G's interest in purchasing Twitter may be slightly more than rumor, but Googilifying Twitter may be be a good thing.

YouTube is one step closer to launching it's ad-free subscription service. Can this compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime, and would you pay $$$ for YouTube?

Wearables can look through your skin and see your blood. Does that sound creepy? Case in point: BSXinsight. It analyzes muscle performance and quantifies how badly athletes muscle cramping gets.

Today's panel includes Pete Jacobs, Kathryn Peck, Drew Prindle, and host Greg Nibler.

Direct download: dtpodcast025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm PST

Tesla announces... an announcement. Off-the-gridders get ready: speculation centers around a battery that will power your entire house.

Is Amazon's Dash Button a half baked April fools joke, or a poorly timed strange product announcement. 

Minority reoprt style gesture control appears to be moving forward with Ultra-Haptics.

Can a $20 a month streaming music service take off? Tidal seems to think so. 

Old-school Nintendo Gameboy cartridges will get a second life with Hyperkin's Smartboy. It attaches to the iPhone 6+ and turns it into a hybrid smartphone/Gameboy, complete with the original controls. 

Direct download: dtpodcast024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm PST

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