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TWB 147: Apple Event Recap - iPhone X, Series 3 Apple Watch, Apple TV 4K

9/14/2017
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The iPhone X: The device is being touted by Apple as the smartphone that will define the industry for the next 10 years. It is very impressive, with seamless OLED, Face ID and an admittedly, aesthetically pleasing design. However, a lot of this technology has already been out there. Is the phone revolutionary enough for you to pay $1000 for it? Series 3 Apple Watch: The big reveal of this watch at the performance was pretty incredible in appearance. A full LTE connected watch, ‘infused’...

Duration: 00:29:29


TWB 146: Apple Roundup, Driver-less Lyft, High-Tech Helmets, E-skin

9/7/2017
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Apple Rumor Roundup: In case you didn't know, the big Apple Special Event in Cupertino will be on September 12th and we already know we'll be seeing a brand new iPhone. We'll give a roundup of what the other rumored products are and where you can catch all of the action as it unfolds. Autonomous Lyft: Bay Area folks may be able to take a ride in a Drive.ai powered autonomous car, in conjunction with Lyft. Users will need to opt into the program and if chosen, the ride will be free. Uber...

Duration: 00:31:13


TWB 145: Star Wars AR, the LG V30, iPhone 8 rumors, and Alexa everywhere

8/31/2017
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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR: Lenovo has debuted a standalone, smartphone-powered headset utilizing Mirage AR at this years IFA event in Germany. They partnered with Disney to create the game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, in which you can fight foes with your lightsaber in augmented reality. It’s pretty impressive and at under $200, could be a huge hit. Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: Amazon is continuing it’s mad rush to put Alexa in every known device, announcing several more at IFA. Microsoft and...

Duration: 00:30:19


TWB 144: Galaxy vs. iPhone vs. Pixel, Icelandic Drones and Elon's Spacesuit

8/24/2017
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8 vs. Google Pixel 2: All three of these phones are slated to be released, if not in stores, over the next 60 days. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is already a known commodity, but with the iPhone and Pixel, we don't know all of the features. Good thing is that we have a lot of [internal-link post_id="1012335"]rumors[/internal-link]. With price as a factor, which one of these three phones would you purchase? Iceland Drone Delivery: Reykjavik has become one of...

Duration: 00:28:29


TWB 143: Apple Oled TV rumors, iOS 11 'Cop Button' and Bio-Robotics

8/17/2017
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Apple Oled TV Rumors: With a grainy, leaked photo, the rumors of an [internal-link post_id="1228429"]impending Apple Television[/internal-link] have started back up. It's been years of speculation, but with $1 billion already being invested in original content, could we finally see this almost mystical product become a reality? iOS 11 'Cop Button': A new security feature in iOS 11 will allow a user to quickly [internal-link post_id="1228974"]disable the Touch ID[/internal-link] function...

Duration: 00:28:54


TWB 142: With Disney & Facebook, are we reaching streaming content overload?

8/10/2017
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Disney splits from Netflix and Facebook turns on Watch: Further fracturing and additions to the streaming content world happened this week. [internal-link post_id="1224804"]Disney announced[/internal-link] that it will be taking it's massive amount content off of Netflix, in order to start up possible multiple streams of their own, including ESPN. Now, Facebook has announced Watch an original content channel on their network. We have all wanted ala carte service for a long time, but are we...

Duration: 00:33:40


TWB 141: YouTube Red/Google Play Music merger & iPhone 8 rumors

7/27/2017
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YouTube Red/Google Play Music merger: The two streaming music services (and much more) have announced that they will be joining forces under one umbrella. Will this be enough for you to switch to the setup, or are you happy with the service you're currently using? iPhone 8/X/10/Edition update: Another week and yet more rumors about the next iPhone. With all of the competition it faces, it now appears that the phone may have wireless charging capabilities according to an image from...

Duration: 00:32:40


TWB 140: Comic-Con, Return of Atari, Elon Musk and the Hyperloop

7/20/2017
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San Diego Comic-Con: Star Wars news, Stranger Things 2, The Defenders, Wonder Woman! So many things will be revealed at [internal-link post_id="1213995"]Comic-Con[/internal-link] this weekend, but we'll touch on a few headlines we've heard so far. What are you most looking forward to hearing about from Comic-Con? Return of Atari: The sudden resurgence of Atari is surprising to some, but they've apparently been working on new products, for quite some time now. They have a huge...

Duration: 00:34:19


TWB 139: Facebook VR for the masses, Samsung's LED movie screen

7/13/2017
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DT Car Awards: The Digital Trends Car Awards are out! Every year, DT goes over all of the years releases, ranking them in various categories. Holly was with the team on site and let's us know how the process works. We also ask the question; What is your dream car? Facebook/Oculus VR for the masses?: One of the biggest drawbacks when it comes to high-end Virtual Reality is the price point. From a cutting edge PC, to $400 for an Oculus Rift headset, it's an expensive buy-in. Facebook has...

Duration: 00:37:06


TWB 138: Facial recognition in the iPhone and fighter jet tech for bicyclists

7/6/2017
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Pokémon Go one-year anniversary: Last July, the world was introduced to [internal-link post_id="1007640"]Niantic[/internal-link]'s famous game. It broke download records and still has around 65 million active users. Are you one of them? Facial Recognition and OLED screens in the new iPhone?: Another week, another [internal-link post_id="1012335"]set of rumors[/internal-link] about the upcoming newest edition of Apple's iPhone. Touch ID is reportedly on it's way out of the newest...

Duration: 00:32:43


TWB 137: The iPhone at 10 and Livestream your life for free internet

6/29/2017
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iPhone at 10 years and the iPhone 8: It's been 10 years since Apple unleashed the iPhone upon the world and we'll take a quick look back at where we've come and what it's meant. We'll also take a look at the latest concept for the iPhone 8 and debate whether Apple is still number one in groundbreaking mobile technology. Would you Livestream your life for $200?: CamSoda is currently an adult webcam service, but they are looking to branch out into more ordinary live streaming. Their new...

Duration: 00:34:26


TWB 136: Xbox One X unveiled, Amazon's Dash Wand with Alexa

6/15/2017
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Project Scorpio: We've been speculating for months, if not years, but the newest Xbox has finally been unveiled. The Xbox One X is touted to be the most powerful gaming console ever and can support true 4K UHD with full HDR support. Will you be purchasing one? E3's Top Games: Digital Trends has announced the winners of the Top Games and E3 2017 Awards and there were some great ones. On this episode Hanif Jackson gives us his personal choices. Let us know yours in the comments...

Duration: 00:33:34


TWB 135: Apple's Homepod and a Super Nintendo World theme park

6/8/2017
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Super Nintendo World: The Switch gaming console has brought a lot of people back into the Nintendo fold. Now we have more details about Universal's Nintendo Theme Park plans, including the addition of a real-life Mario Kart attraction! Apple's Homepod: The Siri-based competitor for Google Home and Amazon's Echo was officially unveiled at WWDC. It's a little ways out and seems to be a little short on big advancements over other Home Assistants, but will the audio capabilities be enough...

Duration: 00:38:17


TWB 134: Apple's Siri-enabled Smart Speaker and a Robot Preacher

6/1/2017
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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Rick Stella, Holly Smith, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler. Siri Smart Speaker: Apple will reportedly debut a Siri-enabled smart speaker at next week's WWDC. Clearly designed to compete with Echo and Home, there are some key functionalities that seem to be lacking. However, advanced acoustics technology among other features are what they think will set them apart. Essential Phone: The co-creator of Android, Andy Ruin, left Google...

Duration: 00:32:12


TWB 133: Star Wars 40 years on & the new Dubai RoboCop

5/25/2017
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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Dan Gaul, Adrien Warner, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler. Star Wars in the correct order: DT Staff writer Keith Nelson Jr. recently watched 7 of the 8 Star Wars movies for the FIRST TIME. On this, the 40th anniversary of the debut of A New Hope, we take a second to discuss the correct order to watch the films. T-Mobile Digits: An interesting new feature is rolling out for T-Mobile customers, called Digits. It allows one to have...

Duration: 00:34:10


TWB 132: Google plans to run your home and would you sky-dive from a Drone?

5/18/2017
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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Nick Mokey, Brandon Widder, Holly Smith and Greg Nibler. Google I/O: As expected, Google is announcing some bold new plans at their annual Google I/O conference. Included are new plans for Google Home, Chromecast integration and something called Google Lens, which will allow your camera to instantly overlay information about what it sees. Microsoft Hololens: The Hololens has been highly anticipated ever since it was announced by...

Duration: 00:28:22


TWB 131: iPhone 8 rumors & release date, AI to speak with dolphins?

5/12/2017
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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Stephanie Stricklen, Caleb Denison, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler. The new iPhone(s): A couple of new reports are speculating that the new iPhone may not actually be delayed in it's release, even though it will have some pretty outstanding technical advancements. Plus, there will potentially be 4 Apple phones announced this year alone! Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Stephanie Stricklen has had both of these phones for the last month,...

Duration: 00:35:03


TWB 130: Google Docs phishing scam, Elon’s tunnel, and comedian Shane Torres

5/4/2017
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Special Guest: Shane Torres; Google Docs Phishing Scam; Qualcomm vs. Apple; Elon's Tunnel Concept; Robot Newscasters; A Robot Challenge From China; Bridgetown Comedy Festival Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Shane Torres, Caleb Denison, Drew Prindle and Greg Nibler. Google Docs Phishing Scam: If you have a Gmail account (and who doesn't?) you probably received an invitation to fake Google Docs app this week. It was definitely a very advanced attempt to...

Duration: 00:35:50


TWB 129: Nintendo vs. Xbox vs. PS4 and fighting a Robot

4/27/2017
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Nintendo Switch vs. PS4 vs. Xbox; Skynet origin story?; Uber Flying Taxis; Go-Karts on Cruise Ships Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Nick Mokey, Ryan Waniata, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler. Nintendo Switch: If it wasn't official before, Nintendo most definitely has a hit on it's hands with the Switch! They are expected to sell 10 million units or more in the next year. Will you be picking one up, or would you rather have a PS4, or Xbox Scorpio? Skynet origin...

Duration: 00:30:34


TWB 128: Google Home, Food Tech & would you stay at a Star Wars "West World"?

4/20/2017
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Google Home; The Future of Food Technology; Facebook VR Spaces; Facebook Brain Interface; Disney's Star Wars-themed Westworld; Personal Jets Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Drew Prindle, Holly Smith, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler. Google Home: Attempting to get a leg up on the competition, Google Home can now differentiate between the voices of users. This is a huge advantage, in that multiple people can access their personal accounts on one device. The Future...

Duration: 00:31:45

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