Trends with Benefits: Trapping drones with bigger drones, Apple gives up on TV

Sorry guys, Apple is suspending plans to develop live Internet TV service indefinitely. Giving up seems like a very un-Apple thing to do, but then again, so does releasing an absolutely hideous battery case, and that definitely just happened. As Apple bows out, others are thriving. (Netflix is killing it!)

GoPro is finally building a drone of its own. The quadcopter, dubbed Karma, is supposed to arrive early next year. There isn’t a lot of information on it yet, but if to GoPro name means anything, it’s bound to be a huge seller.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, meanwhile, has announced a plan to fight unwanted and suspicious-looking drones by dropping nets on them from bigger drones. There needs to be a new Netflix series based on this premise.

A listener on Periscope asked us about the new Apple Watch rumored to arrive next year, so Jeff goes over some of the rumors and what he would like to see improved in the new version.

According to a new study, leaving a period at the end of a text message can lead people to believe the texter is being passive-aggressive. Multiple periods can also be misinterpreted …

Today’s episode features Caleb Denison, Drew Prindle, Jeffrey Van Camp and Greg Nibler. Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, and send in your questions to We also broadcast the show live on Periscope, so tune in at 2:30 p.m. Pacific every Thursday!