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AwesomeCast 475: More Ports and More Fun


This week’s episode brought to you by  Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services.

We have the extended AwesomeCast Crew online

  • We talk about our Awesome Things of the Year!
    • Chilla loves Dongles! Including one that expands his iPad and one that turns any television into a monitor for Windows computers with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
    • Cynthia has two awesome things includng her first experience with the Oculus Quest and the  combination of Screentime plus Wifi powerstrip and Gosund smart plugs — her home and devices now remind or force me to go to bed when she should
    • Carman loves the idea of SNL’s Duolingo for Talking to Children as a concept, and that Duolingo is Pittsburgh’s first unicorn
    • Uncle Crappy is ready to cut the cord and not miss any of his sports with Hulu and ESPN+
    • Dudders likes the new Snapchat cat detecting feature!
  • We look back at our 2019 predictions
  • We make predictions for 2020!
    • Carman: Jeff Bezos will recruit more porch pirates to help sell Ring Doorbells.
    • Crappy: We are NOT ready for a secure presidential election.
    • Cynthia: Playstation and Xbox console launches will be duds
    • Dudders: Zuckerberg sells FB. He’s all eff this noise
    • Chilla: PC sales will plummet
    • Sorg: Continued growth of alternative shopping methods. Displacing or moving workers ie. AmazonGo, Self Check outs pushing employees for pickups and grocery delivery, etc.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion!

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy), John Carman (@carmanavenue), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), John Chichilla (@Chilla) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at the The 405 Media (@The405Radio), and Postindustrial Audio  (@post_industry) who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST

AwesomeCast 341: Angry iPhone

We’ve got our usual gadget hounds Sorg, Chilla, and Katie on for AwesomeCast 341.  We also have a special guest in studio.  Andy Quayle of Tubu Internet Solutions joins us to talk about what he’s been up to, and some fun things in tech. This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie is saying screw traffic this week with her Awesome Thing of the Week the Hum Rider.
  • Chilla and his dongles. Want to charge your phone and play audio? He’s telling us how.
  • Of course we expect Andy to have an Awesome Thing of the Week – he’s sharing some thoughts on the Echo.
  • Sorg is still having fun with his Raspberry Pi and Retro Pie.
  • Katie is excited that Kennywood has a comicon coming up!
  • Chilla (and Amanda) are giving us our App of the Week this week – Apple Clips.
  • Dear developers – if you give us apps that make our lives easier, we will use them.
  • (Are we getting Final Cut on an iPad? *fingers crossed*)
  • Brandon shared a bunch of content this week. Nintendo Switch may be supporting cloud save options.
  • Chilla is letting us in on the quiet release by Apple – including a new iPad…
  • New Apple Watch bands have been announced!
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts gets geeks (and marketing). Go to their site and enter “121G” in the parts search. (Via Amanda)
  • Who’s played with Alexa on their phones? We’re having some fun.
  • Alexa places the largest, most expensive items when you tell her to get you things.
  • Speaking of Alexa – you can also order alcohol…to be delivered within 2 hours with Prime Now.
  • Katie can now learn to play the ukulele thanks to Indie Go Go.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla) and Andy Quayle (@techburgh).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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