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Trends with Benefits: Nintendo nostalgia, forcefields, zapping pain with sound


Everyone of a certain age has fond memories of mashing buttons on a Nintendo controller as a kid, but is anyone anxiously awaiting a new console from Nintendo? If our panel is any indication, not really. But we’re all pretty ready to hand out cash for some classic characters on our smartphones, which Nintendo is also ready to embrace.

Facebook doesn’t just want to link to articles anymore, it wants to publish them. And while they might load milliseconds faster, it’s probably not good for readers or publishers in the long term.

In the distant future, we’ll cure chronic pain with sound waves and protect vehicles from explosions with force fields. Except both of those technologies are here today. Wait, what?

This week’s podcast features Digital Trends managing editor Nick Mokey, computer editor Matt Smith, staff writer Drew Prindle, and host Greg Nibler.