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Interview: Will AI be dangerous or benign? It’s up to us, says Ex Machina director

In the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, a young coder interacts with the world's first true artificial intelligence. Director Alex Garland talks with Digital Trends about how close humans are to achieving that dream, and whether it's really…
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Trends with Benefits: Talking robochefs, VR with the man behind The Manual

Six percent of Americans want Apple Watches, Dan wants bio implants, Greg wants VR, Nick wants a robot chef, and Cator wants a glass of Scotch. No one gets what they want, this week on Trends with Benefits.
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Trends with Benefits: Would you pay for YouTube? Plus the best shows for binging

Would you pay for YouTube? If not, maybe HBO's streaming service is more your speed -- especially with Game of Throne season five debuting this weekend. We discuss the best shows to binge watch, Google's rumored attempt to buy Twitter, and…
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Trends with Benefits: Tesla’s tease, Amazon’s not joking, Minority Report is real

Tesla has something big coming, Amazon wants to sell you stuff with buttons all over your house, Minority Report is real, and a smartphone accessory transforms your iPhone into a Game Boy.
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Trends with Benefits: Nintendo nostalgia, forcefields, zapping pain with sound

Nintendo has a new system, but we really just want its game on smartphones, Facebook wants to publish news, but we really just want it to link, and force fields protect from explosions, but we really just want them to protect from Nerf…
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Trends with Benefits: A Vue you don’t want, RIP Internet Explorer, clowning Caleb

Elon Musk thinks driving will soon be illegal, PlayStation Vue takes on Big Cable, the over/under TP debate is definitely not over, and we kiss Internet Explorer goodbye.
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Trends with Benefits: Primus triggers mom-rage, Google’s stank solution

Overpriced streaming services and gold watches battle for idiots' money, Primus caused a mom to shoot her TV, and Google's plan for a smell-squelching fan has everyone confused, then appalled.
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Trends with Benefits: Apple Watch wariness, Hyperloop hype, magnet mayhem

Will the Apple Watch flop or fly? Digital Trends editors discuss the merits of Apple's upcoming smartwatch, along with pricing for HBO Go, France's new appliance law, and Elon Musk's Hyperloop edging closer to reality.
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Trends with Benefits: Why the FCC got it right, and a smartband that’s so wrong

The FCC's historic vote on Net neutrality, the Apple Watch, mind-controlled drones, and more in this week's episode.
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Trends with Benefits: Wi-Fi Barbie, YouTube cuts ads while cable packs more in

Networks are trimming shows to add more commercials, YouTube is adding a subscription service, Facebook is developing VR apps, we ponder a Wi-Fi-enabled Barbie doll, and more in this edition of Trends with Benefits!
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Trends with Benefits: Should you trust smart TVs? Driverless cars? Old yogurt?

This week's podcast features Caleb Denison, Dan Gaul, Nick Mokey and Greg Nibler. Live from the DT-atorium, we discuss Samsung's eavesdropping and ad-insertion issues, driverless cars in the U.K., and The Foodsniffer, which can tell you…
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Trends with Benefits: Apple TV’s future, listener questions answered, and DT sings

We determine exactly what the Apple iWatch and Apple TV should do for humanity, compare Fitbit vs. the Healbe Gobe, and take a question from listener Jeff about capacitors. Oh, also a band was formed during the show.