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Facebook VR is pushing forward. Is it a viable platform? The 3D Television may be dead. Food and Technology collide with a gluten-testing device, engineering students try to bring beer to the moon and Tostitos has a new bag of chips with a breathalyzer.

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

  • Are you ready for Facebook VR?: Facebook has hired Hugo Barra away from Xiaomi, as they focus future innovation on virtual and augmented reality. What will this mean for social interaction and how would you incorporate VR into it? Is Virtual Reality a platform that is sustainable?

     

  • Are 3D Televisions official dead? : While it does have a group of hardcore fans, manufacturers have largely abandoned the 3D television. It may stick around for a while as a format for the theater, but it appears home use is on it's way out. Are you one of the stalwarts sticking by 3D, or are you ready to move on from it?

 

  • Technology meets Food: From Smart Homes to Smart Meals, we take a look at a few different new pieces of tech and innovations. There is a new gluten-testing product called Nima; A group of engineering students attempt to make beer on the moon as part of the Google Lunar Xprize; Frito Lay teams up with Uber to create a 'Smart' bag of Tostitos chips that will tell if you've had too much to drink.

 

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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Caleb Denison, Drew Prindle, Holly Smith and Greg Nibler.

This week we take a look at what stood out at CES and what that could mean for tech trends in 2017:

  • Drew the DT Cyborg: At CES 2017, DT's Drew Prindle went above and beyond what most of us would do. Live from our coverage, he had two different chips implanted in his hand! Today we'll follow up and tell you what they do, if they are actually working and maybe he can explain why he did it.

  • OLED Wallpaper TV is a reality: Ever since the dawn of flat screens, we've been waiting for that ultimate, thin, paper-like television. It's now as close to reality as it's ever been, with LG's Wallpaper Television and Caleb let's us know how it all works.

  • Amazon's Alexa is taking over: One of the overriding themes at CES 2017 was the proliferation of Amazon's AI platform, of Alexa. No matter what the product, it seems that everyone was trying to figure how to incorporate it. We discuss what that means for this coming year and whether Google Home will be able to take over the ground that Alexa has gained.

  • Will you own a self-driving car this year?: It seems that self-driving cars are inevitably going to be widely available at some point in the near future. A recent survey stated that Americans may be wary of this new technology. How do you feel about it and are you ready to purchase one?

  • What tech are you most excited about this year? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to email podcast@digitaltrends at any time.

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On day 3 of our #CES2017 coverage, Greg Nibler is joined by Jeffrey Van Camp, Rick Stella and Brandon Widder to discuss their takes on CES2017. What trends were prevalent across the spectrum? Where will the technology we see today, take us in this year? All things are discussed! #dtces www.digitaltrends.com/ces

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On day 3 of our #CES2017 coverage, Greg Nibler and Rick Stella are joined by the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn. Everything is discussed, from the basic question of what Hyperloop is, to the inner workings, to how it will be funded. It's a fantastic interview and part of Digital Trends' continuing coverage of CES. #dtces www.digitaltrends.com/ces

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One term that has been prevalent at CES 2017 this year, is "QLED". Samsung's latest line of televisions are the successor to SUHD. Brandt Varner, the GM of Television Product Marketing for Samsung joins us to discuss their new venture and what it will mean for consumers.

We'll be live all week, so tune-in tomorrow at 11 am PST at www.digitaltrends.com/ces with more special guests and exclusive coverage of CES 2017. #dtces

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We are joined by the President and COO of Sony, Mike Fasulo, on today's live from CES episode. Sony has had a number of new products come out this week and Mike brought a few along to show us. Then our Senior A/V Editor, Caleb Denison covered the OLED XBR-A1E Bravia Television, handing over the Best of Tech in Home Video Award, live on the air.

We'll be live all week, so tune-in tomorrow at 11 am PST at www.digitaltrends.com/ces with more special guests and exclusive coverage of CES 2017. #dtces

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We are live from the official Digital Trends Booth for Day One of CES. Today's special guest: Nick Offerman! Discussions include American Greetings, Alexa, the biggest stories of CES and what the Wallpaper OLED television from LG could mean for you. We'll be live all week, so tune-in tomorrow at 11 am PST at www.digitaltrends.com/ces with more special guests and exclusive coverage of CES 2017. #dtces

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