AwesomeCast 292: I Am Iron Man (Because I Have a Virtual Desktop)

This week on AwesomeCast 292, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re joined by Chachi! Which means we’ll be talking videogames in addition to the usual tech talk.
  • Thanks to our Patreons! @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow are helping bring you this week’s show!
  • Chachi’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the FBI giving Apple the “finger” with regard to the San Bernadino issues.
  • Oculus Rift has shipped! And, the first delivery was made by its founder Palmer Luckey.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Microsoft Star Wars holographic communication.
  • Ryan Haggerty chimes in for this week’s show with a virtual 3D desktop for 360 environments.
  • Is virtual desktop just a gimmick?
  • Snapchat geofilters being used to find interns? It’s a thing that’s happening.
  • Microsoft is learning first hand how to parent. Tay AI chat bot “grounded” after learning racism.
  • Tinder getting into augmented reality through acqusition of humin – an intuitive address book-like app?
  • Getting back to VR, we’re talking about Pornhub getting into the space – complete with a Badoink headset.
  • Amazon is going to show us how to make an Echo with a Raspberry Pi? Color us interested.
  • You can check Wayne Manor and the Bat Cave on Google Maps? We’re discussing the security features (or lack thereof).
  • Pokemon fan? We’re talking about how Pokemon Go is going to work on your smartphone.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Chachi (@chachisays) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too !

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