Trends with Benefits: VR does Vegas, Musk eyes Mars, Samsung is blowing up


Samsung has more exploding products, virtual reality is heading to Vegas, SpaceX has big plans for a Mars colony, fast-food drone delivery could be coming to a place near you, and the Retro Gaming Expo returns to Portland.

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Art Santana, Pete Jacobs, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler. Today’s episode is sponsored by Mail Chimp: Send more emails, sell more stuff.

Our topics this week:

  • Samsung is blowing up
    What’s worse than your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blowing up? Your Samsung washer blowing up! Don’t laugh; it’s happening. What is going on and how is Samsung handling it?
  • VR goes to Vegas
    Think you’re a VR gaming ace? Would you bet on it? A company called Gambit Gaming is setting up glass booths in Vegas where you can do exactly that. Climb in, strap on the goggles, put down your money, and see what you can win. Or lose.
  • Musk does Mars
    Elon Musk wants to get 1 million humans on Mars via a planned SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System. Would you sign up to go live on Mars?
  • Fast food drone delivery
    College students at Virginia Tech will soon be able to order burritos delivered by drone. At the same time, Dominoes has been experimenting with delivering pizza in the same fashion. Would you be willing to try out drone-delivered fast food?
  • Retro Gaming Expo
    Art Santana from Ground Kontrol was our special guest today. He filled us in on the Retro Gaming Expo, taking place at the Oregon Convention Center from October 21 to 23. Their goal is to educate, preserve and inspire gamers of all ages!

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