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Trends With Benefits

May 12, 2017

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, comparing and contrasting the two in every facet. She fills us in on her thoughts, as a native iPhone user, on which features stand out. Then...we dunk them in water.

  • 5G Rollout: Despite being called a marketing ploy in some aspects, multiple companies are paying billions to gear up for the impending 5G evolution. When it is finally implemented, it could change how all of us access the internet.

  • Alexa Calling: Amazon has released new features for Alexa-enabled devices, that allow calling between them. In addition the new Echo Show will have a video screen with a possibly helpful, possibly terrifying feature called Drop-In.

  • MIT Robot: Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are working on a system that will allow robots to teach each other, removing the need for humans.

  • Translating Dolphins Language: A Swedish start-up is using AI to study every aspect of dolphin communication. The goal is to be able to translate it and maybe even speak to them by 2021. The question is...what do they say?


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