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Trends with Benefits: Apple Watch tattoo trouble, HoloLens destined for debauchery


Over the past year, our car writers drove every new car and truck worth the steel it’s made of. Then we brought the top 12 cars to Palm Springs, drove them some more, and voted on the Digital Trends 2015 Car of the Year awards. Behind the scenes it was a blur of shiny paint, carbon fiber, and windy mountain roads that led us to the truth.

The Apple Watch has rumbled into trouble thanks to faulty “Taptic Engines” and a heart-rate monitor that doesn’t jibe with wrist tattoos. That butterfly on your wrist is now a mistake for two reasons.

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality glasses could someday read the emotions of people around you, allowing you to monitor exactly how weirded out your date is when you show up wearing augmented-reality goggles, then go home rejected and watch porn in your basement.

Technology finally cracked the MasterLock. Now the inside of a high school locker is open to anyone with a smartphone and a few mischievous minutes to kill. You’ll never need to buy a mirror or gym shorts again.

This episode of Trends with Benefits features managing editor Nick Mokey, automotive editor Nick Jaynes, and A/V editor Caleb Denison, and host Greg Nibler.