Trends With Benefits

Categories

general

Archives

2017
February
January

2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October

September 2016
S M T W T F S
     
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Syndication

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.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mail Chimp: Send more emails, sell more stuff.

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!

Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, visit digitaltrends.com and send in YOUR questions to podcast@digitaltrends.com. We also broadcast the show live on YouTube every Thursday at 2:30 pm PST.

Please don’t forget to check out our other live-streamed shows, Between the Streams and Close to the Metal!

Direct download: dtpodcast102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Yahoo reveals a major hack, Apple looks to advance Project Titan by possibly purchasing McLaren and/or Lit Motors, Alexa is going everywhere, Google's Jigsaw would like to control trolls with AI monitors, Nintendo NX rumors and what they need to do, to be different.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mail Chimp: Send more emails, sell more stuff.

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Jeffrey Van Camp, Caleb Denison, Holly Smith and Greg Nibler.

Our topics this week:

  • Yahoo reveals a MAJOR hack: It's been uncovered that up to 500 million email accounts from Yahoo were hacked and being sold online by a hacker named "Peace". This is a huge security breach and we wonder what this means for Verizon's upcoming acquisition of Yahoo.

  • Apple shifts focus to McLaren & Lit Motors: Project Titan has been shrouded in mystery over the last few years, but it's been clear that Apple has plans to get into the automotive market. Now rumors are circulating that they are looking to jump start this by purchasing McLaren and possibly a bizarre motorcycle-like car.

  • Alexa pushes third-party development: Amazon has been encouraging third-party developers to create apps for it's platform for a while and it seems the market has responded. From adaptable watches, to push-notifications, to plans to have Alexa initiate conversation, we discuss where Amazon is heading and how it will compete with Siri and Google Now.

  • Google's Jigsaw looks to control trolls with AI: A branch of Google's parent company has developed a program called Conversation AI. It's touted as being able to accurately and quickly filter up to 92% of comments on sites that are deemed as offensive. Can this possibly control trolls?
  • Nintendo NX rumors: The new system from Nintendo is rumored to be some sort of a bridge between mobile and console gaming. What will they have to do, to stand out in a market dominated by Sony Playstation and XBox?

Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, visit digitaltrends.com and send in YOUR questions to podcast@digitaltrends.com. We also broadcast the show live on YouTube every Thursday at 2:30 pm PST.

Please don’t forget to check out our other live-streamed shows, Between the Streams and Close to the Metal!

Direct download: dtpodcast101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

Uber takes autonomous cars to the streets of Pittsburgh; Apple and Samsung deal with differing phone release woes; Futuretown's Totalmotion VR interface aims to up the game; The Dutch release trained Eagles upon unsuspecting Drones; LinkNYC shuts down as New Yorkers prove we can't have nice things.

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Jack Phan, Nick Mokey, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler.

Our topics this week:

  • Uber takes the next step to driverless-cars: Riders in Pittsburgh can now officially get a free lift in a self-driving vehicle. Uber has released a handful of the cars around the city, in a step toward eventually developing a whole fleet of 24-hour a day, autonomous taxis.

  • Apple and Samsung deal with phone fiascos: In addition to iOS 10 issues, Apple's iPhone release has not gone off without a hitch, as it appears no stores will have the iPhone 7 Plus in stock for quite some time. Samsung on the other hand has just been forced to issue a 100% recall on all of the Galaxy Note 7's, whether they have exploded or not. How will this effect sales for each?
  • Totalmotion aims to bring VR to Arcades: A company called Futuretown has come up with a unique concept (albeit a bizarre video) to help revolutionize Virtual Reality gaming. They are hoping to bring their modular platform to theme parks and stand-a-lone VR attractions. It looks like it may be fun, but would you want anyone to see you "riding" it?
  • Dutch used trained Eagles to intercept DronesThe struggle for security agencies to regulate drones has so far spawned some interesting attempted solutions, including ray-guns and interceptor drones. The Dutch have implemented theirs, which is to use highly trained Eagles to intercept and incapacitate the violating machines!
  • LinkNYC shows why we can't have nice things: LinkNYC was designed to provide free internet kiosks to New Yorkers, allowing them to save on data plans, recharge their phones, etc. However, it was recently shut down after they essentially became hubs for watching porn, instead. What does this say about the future of free internet?

Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, visit digitaltrends.com and send in YOUR questions to podcast@digitaltrends.com. We also broadcast the show live on YouTube every Thursday at 2:30 pm PST.

Please don’t forget to check out our other live-streamed shows, Between the Streams and Close to the Metal!

Direct download: dtpodcast100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

Recap and reaction to the Apple Announcement, including the absence of a headphone jack and the revamped Apple Watch; PlayStation previews the PlayStation Pro with some noted omissions; Caleb provides a recap of IFA; A new Chinese theme park will include balloon rides to space.

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Caleb Denison, Ryan Waniata, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler.

Our topics this week:

  • iPhone 7 headphone jack and the Apple Watch: After all that anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the new iPhone 7. The lack of a headphone jack was widely predicted, but there were still some surprising developments. We also go in depth with the new Apple Watch and whether it is now more appealing.

  • PlayStation Pro goes VR: PlayStation held their annual "Meeting", finally revealing details about the newest version of their iconic console. One of the biggest additions will be Virtual Reality. Will it be good enough to convince Gamers to make the switch to Sony?

  • The Best of IFA: Caleb gives us a recap of his week-long trip to Berlin for IFA. It seems like a lot of companies refrained from big announcements this year; What does this say for the upcoming CES?
  • China is building a balloon to almost space: A new $1.5 billion theme park being created by KuangChi Science will include a unique "ride". A special high-altitude balloon ride will take passengers 15 miles up into the air. Would you be willing to be a test rider?

Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, visit digitaltrends.com and send in YOUR questions to podcast@digitaltrends.com. We also broadcast the show live on YouTube every Thursday at 2:30 pm PST.

Please don’t forget to check out our other live-streamed shows, Between the Streams and Close to the Metal!

Direct download: dtpodcast099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

iPhone will have no headphone jack and other Apple rumors; Giant monitors and new VR takeover IFA in Berlin; Twitter to begin streaming NFL games; A bad day for SpaceX as the Falcon 9 explodes; Digital Trends puts on TechPOP on Thursday, September 7th.

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Ashley Salter, Brad Bourque, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler.

Our topics this week:

  • iPhone 7 sans headphone jack & other Apple rumors: Apple's big announcement event is on September 7th and rumors are starting to go crazy! We'll discuss the latest in iPhone 7 news leaks and speculate about what else will be announced from San Francisco.

  • The GIANT LG Monitor & other IFA revelations: Digital Trends is on the ground in Berlin and we discuss the latest and greatest announcements from the huge tech event. Included: Samsung Gear S3, GIANT monitors & much more

  • Twitter begins streaming NFL Games: Twitter has had an up and down year, but that could be about to change. They beat out Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon and many others for the right to stream 10 NFL games. Will you watch games in this format?
  • Bad day for SpaceX: The company founded by Elon Musk hit a setback today, as the Falcon 9 rocket exploded during tests on it's launchpad. We discuss how the fallout and how this will effect the future of commercial space travel.
  • TechPOP: The Drone Show: On September 7th, join Portland's DT office at Hotel deLuxe for the latest TechPOP Event! Watch Drone demonstrations, get hands-on with the HTC Vive, enjoy free food and beverages and much more. Register now!

 

 

Direct download: dtpodcast098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

1