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Trends With Benefits

Dec 4, 2015

On this episode we discuss our Favorite Chips, Live Facebook Video, YouTube Red, HoloLens In Space and the Hyperchair.

Who knew we were all so passionate about potato chips? To the start the show off, Caleb enlightens us about a secret way to eat chips that he has discovered. Periscope viewers were not necessarily impressed....

Moving on to actual tech topics, we cover the breaking news that Facebook has launched the ability to broadcast live video. This could be a very successful venture and we discuss the ramifications of how this will effect your actual feed.

YouTube Red may be fairly new, but they are already looking at expanding beyond just music. Google has a lot of extra cash floating around and is currently exploring licensing movies and TV shows for the app. With Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime and a myriad of others all having successful streaming services, it may be possible the market is getting a little crowded.

Microsoft's HoloLens has been in tech news for quite some time. However, it does seem like there is a lack of consumer education regarding Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality. Also, as of today, there are sets of them on their way to the astronauts at the ISS. Astronauts get all the cool toys!

Last week we learned that Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, successfully landed a rocket after being in orbit. Elon Musk, now claims that Space-X will do the same thing next week. While the technological achievement is amazing, the competition between these two is almost equally interesting.

Finally, anyone who has ever worked in an office, knows what a battle it can be to find the right temperature. There will always be someone too hot, or too cold. A company called Personal Comfort Systems is working on a solution, called the Hyperchair.

Today's episode features Caleb Denison, Jenny McGrath, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler.

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