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Trends With Benefits

Oct 9, 2015

Today's episode features Nick Mokey, Brad Bourque, Marie Pardo-Garber & Greg Nibler. We also broadcast the show live on Periscope. Follow @DigitalTrends to be alerted when we go live or send in questions ahead of time to

The Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Event was this last week and they announced several upgrades and new products. Included in those announcements was the new Surface Book, Microsoft's first foray into Laptops. It's looks good, but it is expensive. We discuss the motives behind it and whether it's a good business decision to finally go this direction.

There was also a demonstration of HoloLens and a new game called Project X-Ray. The potential of HoloLens and other Augmented Reality products is tremendous, both professionally and for consumers.

Drones are the topic that never goes away and with nearly 1 MILLION estimated to be sold around Christmas, they will only become a bigger story. The FAA is rapidly attempting to reign in use of drones over restricted areas and has dropped a $1.9 million fine on a company that violated this. However, is there any real way to control them? We discuss some possible solutions.

Finally, we get to the topic of AI.  M.I.T. has created an AI that has the comparable brain power of a 4-year-old. The advancements are incredible. So, with Singularity clearly on it's way, we have to ask the question; Would you rather try to miserably fight the robot overlords, or just bow down and hope they build you a sweet Matrix to live in?

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