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Trends With Benefits

Sep 18, 2015

Today's episode features Ryan Waniata, Drew Prindle, Ben Lundin & Greg Nibler.   We also broadcast live on Periscope taking your questions throughout the show!  Follow @DigitalTrends to be alerted when we go live or send in questions ahead of time to

We covered a broad range of topics today, starting off with Amazon's announcment about the new Amazon Fire tablets.  They are cheap at $50 a piece (or a 6-pack for $259).  Are they worth it, or should you just upgrade?

The new Fire TV is also on it's way.  One of them comes with their voice assistant Alexa and 4k Ultra HD Video streaming.  In addition, there is a new Fire TV Gaming Edition as an attempt to jump into the gaming world.

As a followup to Apple's big announcements last week, we briefly cover the iOS 9 upgrade.  The trolls also came out in force this week, with Apple's "Move to iOS" app for Android users. 

Apple Music is supposed to be one of the biggest competitors to Spotify.  Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, doesn't seem to view it that way.  In fact, he thanked Apple for jumping into streaming music and cited it as a reason for a huge increase in their subscription base.

Then we jump to the ever popular topic of Drones.  Drone regulation is going to be one of the biggest issues in Tech over the next few years, but how do you do it?  The UK and NASA are teaming up with a possible plan. 

Finally we cover a new issue for the TSA.  Someone has released a 3D Print file to make a master key for the TSA locks that they use when inspecnting bags.  The TSA's response?  Not much!  Plus, Drew makes a shocking confession regarding his past that will surely come back to haunt him.

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