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Trends with Benefits: The Google Project Tango revolution, Uber gets an upgrade

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Rick Stella, Holly Smith Drew Prindle, and Greg Nibler.

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Our topics this week:

  • Uber app gets an upgrade: Uber has constantly been expanding its options for travel, but now the company wants to be known for more. Its new upgrade has some valuable additions, but there are also plans to include a Yelp section and even an Uber Snapchat filter. Is it becoming too much? (Be sure to stick around for Drew’s pitch for the all new “Druber” service.)

  • Google’s Tango augmented reality: While Pokémon Go may have brought the concept of AR to the masses, Google plans to take it to the next level. The Tango platform looks to be the start of an augmented reality revolution.
  • Orbi Prime 4K Sunglasses: A new product launching on Indiegogo has taken the concept of Google Glass and turned into more of a GoPro. The Sunglasses are designed to shoot 4K 360-degree video and provide up to 90 minutes of recording per charge.

  • Amazon Police Drone Concept: Amazon has made no secret of their desire to have drones on virtually every telephone pole. Now it has received a patent for a tiny “assistant drone” that would dock on the shoulders of police officers and help them in the line of duty. One question: Do they get to name them?

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