Trends with Benefits: Kickstarter trolls, Periscope, and great TVs to buy


Today’s episode features Caleb Denison, Drew Prindle, Ryan Waniata & Greg Nibler. We covered a lot of Kickstarter and do-it-yourself products. We also broadcast live on Periscope at 2:30 every Thursday, taking your questions!

Nibler BustedTo begin with, we do clarify that while Greg did get a speeding ticket, he is not in fact a serial killer… supposedly. Here’s the photo radar pic, decide for yourself.

In the first real topic, we cover the saga of The Dot. The Dot is a tiny Bluetooth in-ear headphone that actually is incredible. However, despite surging to a huge amount of support on it’s Kickstarter debut, it was quickly taken down. Was the feedback legitimate, or was this another example of trolls ruining good things?

The Pacific Northwest (where this podcast is recorded) has been in the news a lot, in relation to the potential of a huge earthquake. Brinco claims to offer help preparing for the impending quake.

Taking a question from Periscope, Caleb and Ryan discuss the “best TV on the market,” per their expert opinions. The TVs they discuss sound amazing!

Drew fills us in on Boeing’s new patent for a laser-powered nuclear fusion engine design. While it’s just a patent, if this were to go forward, it could revolutionize … well, everything.

In at potential triumph for a DIY project that no one knew they needed, we then discuss the Hot Tub Hammock!  It is exactly as it sounds and we all want to give our money to them.

To round out the show, we discuss the virtues of Bacon-flavored Seaweed.

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