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Trends With Benefits

Mar 31, 2017

Galaxy S8; VPNs; Elon Musk's mind-melding AI; Drone/Robot combination.

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


  • Samsung's Galaxy S8: The rumor mill is over, as the Galaxy S8 is finally available. The flagship phone from Samsung features some possibly revolutionary features. Does this make it the standard bearer for high end phones, topping Apple?

  • Time for a VPN?: Congress has voted to repeal a FCC privacy rule, that would ban ISPs from selling users data to 3rd Party entities. Naturally searches for VPNs have sky-rocketed this week. We'll clarify exactly what they are and debate whether it's the right time to subscribe to one.  

  • Elon Musk's Nueralink: In yet another venture, Elon Musk has backed a startup company called Nueralink, which wants to develop the ability to implant AI-equipped devices into human brains. Would you be willing to be a first-adopter of this technology? 

  • Drone/Robot pairing: In what could be one of the best uses of a drone/robot combination, a Dutch company has decided to solve a common problem for pet owners. It can be very hard to decide to go and clean up dog poop in the backyard, but with this invention, you may not have to.


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