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Would you still attend a regular convention? This would normally be the time for IFA which is one of the world’s largest tech conventions. But that’s not really happening and neither is anything else. Do we need conventions? How can we gather when we can’t actually gather? We’ll talk about tech that could make it happen.…
 
Should TikTok be banned? On today's Trends With Benefits podcast, we'll take a look at what is happening with TikTok. The app has 100s of millions of users, yet bans are being implemented, or discussed by governments worldwide. Are the concerns legitimate? Should you be wary of your privacy, or is it the same as every other platform? We'll attempt …
 
Are you ordering more food online than you did before? Whether it's Uber Eats, Door Dash, Postmates, Grubhub, Instacart, or any of the others, the numbers show you probably are. Now that consolidation has started though, what will it mean for us going forward? We'll analyze where the state of the industry is now and what it will mean for food deliv…
 
How many Streaming Services do you subscribe to? The Streaming Wars have been ongoing for several years now and today we take a look at the state of the industry. From the 'Origin Story' to success stories, to some...less than successful stories, there is a lot to cover. Are there too many? What is HBO called again? We'll cover that ane more.…
 
With protests and demonstrations happening worldwide, the importance of technology has never been more present. Smartphones provide communication, documentation, verification, and coordination of all of these efforts. On this episode we'll go through some suggestions on best practices to keep yourself and your technology safe.…
 
The use of artificial intelligence, predictive policing technology, facial recognition software, targeted search engines and the like, have proven to be biased on many ocassions. On this episode we dig into the technological side of discrimination, and how these algorithms are being used in inappropriate ways. How did things get this way, why are t…
 
Twitter and Facebook have both made their stances known recently, when it comes to content posted on their site. This comes after the President threatened to remove protection for social media platforms via Article 230. But what would that really mean? Who should be regulating content, or should it be moderated in any way? We'll discuss the actual …
 
SpaceX will be launching the Demo-2 mission to the ISS on May 27th, marking the first time since the Space Shuttle launches, that human have been sent into orbit from the US. It's also the first time that a private entity has contracted with a governmental organization to send people up. We'll talk about what they are doing, and how it could change…
 
Long-distance phone calls used to charge money, but mobile phones have pretty much made that a thing of the past in domestic markets. The internet is available anywhere that lines are connecting computers, so why do we have data caps and tiers that cost more? On this episode we'll talk about the history of it and why it's time that ISP's change the…
 
When will you be ready to go to a theater again? That's one of the questions we'll be answering ourselves today. Something we do know as we come out of this pandemic, is that nothing is going to be quite the same again, for a long time. Today we'll take a look at tech's role in the post-pandemic world. How will our offices look? What about public t…
 
No game has been more of a phenomenon during the time of coronavirus, than Animal Crossing: New Horizons. From holding graduations and birthday parties in it, to even interacting with celebrities, it has helped a lot of people feel 'normal' during quarantine. But...there is also a seedy underbelly popping up with a sort-of black market, including s…
 
Do you have boxes of cables lying around to old printers? What about 100s if not 1000s of unread emails in your inbox? If you have anything remotely like this then you're probably in need of a solid spring cleaning of your tech. On today's episode we'll walk through some good tips, have a little 'old tech show and tell' and hopefully help you go in…
 
The 15th anniversary of YouTube is almost upon us and today we cover exactly how influential that is. From inspiring creators, to changing the way we view entertainment, there is a lot to cover in one episode. We have a Top 5 from Adrien, the history from Professor Prindle, the influence of YouTube from Caleb, and Greg provides a little context of …
 
There has never been a shortage of conspiracies theories in the world, but it is fascinating how they are propagating now in the era of the pandemic. Does 5G cause COVID-19? NO. But somehow this rumor and many others are prolific on social media. On this episode we'll examine the role that tech has in it and what is being done to help stem the tide…
 
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