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Trends with Benefits: Rio fever, retro gaming, and that bizarro Chinese bus 28:56

The 2016 Rio Olympics are going to fill your DVR to the brim, Facebook has an insane new lab, the next-gen console race is underway, everyone loves old games, and that straddling Chinese bus seems really problematic, but we all…
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Close to the Metal Ep. 6: Is the Xbox One S the console for PC gamers? 33:49

Microsoft has released its revised Xbox One S. Smaller than the original, and now with 4K support, it's a decent piece of hardware. But Xbox isn't just targeting console players with this release -- its audience is broader than…
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Between the Streams: Jason Bored, Black Mirror 3, Wonder Woman's big week 36:09

This week, we're talking about Matt Damon's new Chinese film about monsters and the Great Wall of China, some brilliant new series coming to Netflix, Wonder Woman's attempts to save Warner Bros.' DC universe, and much more, so be…
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Trends with Benefits: Around the world on solar, Apple AR, military hoverboards 27:54

Pokemon go has Apple interested in AR, a military contractor just bought a hoverboard company, and a plane has successfully flown around the world on nothing but solar power.
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Close to the Metal Episode 5: Windows 10’s free upgrade is almost gone – should you upgrade? 33:45

Windows 10's free upgrade is about to go extinct, and many users are stressing over whether switching to the new OS is worthwhile. Don't worry. We have the answer.
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Trends with Benefits: ‘Pokémon Go’ will make Apple billions, and a suitcase that’s a scooter 33:42

Portland's Funniest Person for 2016, Nariko Ott, joins in our discussion of how Pokémon Go is augmenting our reality. We also have hands-on impressions of Sony's game-changing Z series TV, and chat about the world's most absurd…
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Between the Streams: Stranger Things, Trekkie things, and more 31:12

This week: The new Star Trek movie gets high marks, Stranger Things fever breaks out (as does talk of a second season), the VCR takes one last ride, Louis CK preps his next hilarious series with Pamela Aldon, and so much more.
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Close to the Metal Episode 4: Who makes the best video card? 34:52

Most PC gamers need a discrete graphics card, and options from AMD and Nvidia have dominated the market for almost two decades. Which has the edge in 2016? And is Intel catching up?
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Between the Streams: Rogue One sizzles, Stranger Things flies, Ghostbusters doesn’t suck 34:19

The Emmy noms are in, the weekend is rich with movies, Netflix is absolutely killing it with Stranger Things, and Disney just dropped a new Rogue One sizzle reel deep with practical effects. It's gonna be a good weekend.
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Trends with Benefits: Pokéspiracies, NES Classic, augmented reality gets real 26:09

On this week's episode of Trends with Benefits the Pokemon Go phenomenon takes center stage, from all the strange Pokemon related occurrences, to how this game will shape the future of augmented reality.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 3: Is Falcon’s $8,700 Mach V desktop a justifiable expense? 33:31

The Falcon Northwest Mach V is one of the most enduring, and most expensive, systems in the PC arena. Is its high price tag worthwhile? And what's the real difference between it and a more typical, mid-range rig?
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Between the Streams: Star Trek expands, Alien sequel mania, ‘Wrecked’s’ Asif Ali (exclusive) 32:29

We've got a great show lined up today, including a bonus interview with one of the cast members of the new hit comedy Wrecked, information about both new Alien sequels, and a preview of the weekend box office to help you pick the…