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Trends With Benefits

Jun 24, 2016

Topics: DT Car Awards, Marshawn Lynch, Facebook Live Streaming, Perfect Memory Smart Pro Camera, VR Roller Coasters and a Robotic Dog.

The DT Car Awards are officially out and we share some behind-the-scenes tales from this epic endeavor. One of the biggest surprises for this year's awards, was the help we received from celebrity judge, Marshawn Lynch. We've got several stories about him, including how he ordered 3 gallons of lemonade, from a Chick Fil A. Also, Jack and Holly were able to take a spin in a few of the cars and let us know about some of the tech features they found most impressive. 

Facebook is investing heavily in Live Broadcasting and this week it received a big boost in publicity. Congressmen took to broadcasting via Facebook and Twitter when C-SPAN was taken off of the air, during a live sit-in. With the proliferation and push for regular users to start Live Streamng their lives, we discuss where we think it's all heading. 

Along the lines of sharing your life, there is an Indiegogo campaign to make it easier for you to catch every moment. The Perfect Memory Smart Pro Camera is designed to be on at all times, worn around your neck, recording everything. When an event happens you want to post, you double-click it, save the last 5 minutes and the program will edit a ready-made video for you. The convenience is undeniable. However, privacy concerns are going to become more prevalent as we have to assume that we are always being recorded. Would you be interested in this product?

Virtual Reality is obviously going to become more ingrained in our entertainment options, as the technology is refined. One way that it is currently being used, is to enhance Roller Coasters at Six Flags. Holly actually experienced the ride and shared her thoughts on it. One major concern; How sanitary is it sharing VR Headsets with the masses?

Boston Dynamics is known for producing impressive, yet somehow unnerving, videos of their robotic creations. The latest one features their robot dog, called the SpotMini. It features an elongated "neck and head" that appears to identify a dirty glass to place in the dishwasher and even recycles soda cans. Despite the creepy factor, would you be interested in owning your own robot dog helper?


Today's episode features Holly Smith, Jack Phan, Nick Mokey and Greg Nibler.

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