Trends with Benefits: Hypersonic jets, hoverboards, drug-dropping drones and more


Following up on last week’s release of Windows 10, we discuss some of the issues that some people are having … including Greg. Brad tells us why this is happening, and the answer is actually pretty surprising.

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Is someone watching you via your webcam? Be paranoid! Or not. As camera hacking becomes more common, there is a simple solution to make sure you’re safe from unwanted viewers when you aren’t using your webcam, if you don’t mind looking a little dorky.

Lexus finally unveiled full videos and pictures of its hoverboard, and it looks impressive! But, is this anything that can actually turn into a product? Or is it just a great publicity stunt for something else?

Airbus has patented a commercial hyper-sonic jet that it claims could take you from New York to London in one hour! We may not ever see it in action, but that won’t stop us from dreaming about it.

Finally, we wrap it up with some good old-fashioned drone talk. A drone was recently caught dropping illegal drugs into a prison rec yard. Of course chaos ensued, which leads us to wonder what else drones could be used for.

This week’s episode features Bill Roberson, Drew Prindle, Brad Bourque, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler. Of course, we were also live on Periscope taking your questions throughout the show! Follow @DigitalTrends to be alerted when we go live or send in questions ahead of time to podcast@digitaltrends.com. Please subscribe and share Trends with Benefits, and send in your questions to podcasts@digitaltrends.com.

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