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Each week, we gather a roundtable of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum.

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Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Holly Smith, Caleb Denison, Ryan Waniata, and Greg Nibler.

Uber’s California woes and Waymo/Honda: Uber has decided to go the legal route with its California tests and seek the actual permits needed. Waymo is rumored to be partnering with Honda to bring its autonomous project onto the streets. Are you ready for the self-driving car revolution?

LG Factory Tour: DT’s Caleb Denison and Jeremy Kaplan went behind-the-scenes at LG’s hadquarters in South Korea and the verdict is .. it’s incredible. Caleb will let you know what he saw and what it may mean for CES 2017.

iPhone 8 and the OLED display shortage: Another week and another iPhone 8 rumor. This time it has to do with the apparent lack of OLED screens available. What kind of upgrade would it actually take for you to consider buying a new iPhone?

Revenge on a phone thief: A phone thief in China received swift justice this past week. A truck driver had his phone swiped, but was able to track down the perpetrator and kick him off his scooter, Double Dragon-style!

DT Holiday Gift Guide: Don’t forget to check out our extensive holiday gift guide for tech to get you through any situation. We put together our list of what one item each of us would recommend. What would you suggest people buy?

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Greg Nibler
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