Trends with Benefits: Emojis for your car, Apple Music, copious grape Crush


Grab a grape Crush to keep up, because we’re riding a sugar rush on this week’s Trends with Benefits podcast.

Apple Music is finally here, and resident music guru Caleb has been testing it out all week. He gives us his verdict, plus a secret that you’ll need to know to avoid accidentally paying when your trial runs out.

The battle of drones versus privacy advocates is still waging, and a guy named Brett with a shotgun just fired a not-so-metaphorical shot across the bow. Drones are going to be an ever-present part of our lives soon, but how do we balance their great possibilities with the problem of unwanted eyes in the sky? (Hint: Brett’s shotgun theory probably isn’t the answer.)

A brand-new Kickstarter campaign called “MotorMood” is essentially emojis for your car.  Caleb is not a fan.

Stay tuned to the very end for a crushing admission of complete nerdom by Greg.

This week’s episode features Caleb Denison, Drew Prindle, Dan Gaul, Jack Phan & Greg Nibler.  The whole show aired live on Periscope, as well! Please subscribe, share Trends with Benefits, and send in your questions to podcast@digitaltrends.com.

Emerging Tech

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Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix in August, from ‘Arrested Development’ to ‘Dark Tourist’

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Podcasts

Samsung Unpacked, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Home takes on Google and Amazon

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Gaming

Fortnite’s latest update adds a beastly shotgun and sweetens the game on Switch

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Podcasts

TWB Podcast: Apple slows down iPhones; Future of TVs; Magic Leap One

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Podcasts

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Podcasts

TWB Podcast: CES preview; LG 8K television; Home assistant takeover

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Movies & TV

Between the Streams: A brutal ‘Sicario 2’ trailer, 10 more years of Star Wars

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Podcasts

Trends With Benefits podcast: Our favorite tech from CES 2018

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Podcasts

TWB Podcast: Best TVs of CES; emerging tech; Amazon/Apple 2nd HQ; Falcon X

We'll cover the Best TVs of CES, some of more fringe emerging tech, Amazon and Apple's 2nd Headquarter statuses and the Falcon X Heavy rocket may finally be launching.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Apple and Kristen Wiig, ‘Solo’ synopsis, Black Widow movie?

This week on Between the Streams: A comedy series with Kristin Wiig and Reese Witherspoon from Apple, a Catch 22 miniseries from George Clooney, rumors of a Spider-Man and Venom meet-up, a Black Widow stand-alone film, and much more.
Podcasts

TWB Podcast: iPhone X discontinued?, Galaxy S9 first look, 50 Cent’s bitcoins

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Podcasts

TWB Podcast: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Apple HomePod, Galaxy X

With the three big names in Home Assistants all taking aim at each other, we break down the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod. Samsung may be debuting a foldable phone this year and we'll recap some highlights from Outdoor…
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: CBS’ desperate ‘Murphy Brown’ revival, Super Bowl trailers

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