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AwesomeCast 437: Adapting To Life Without A Button

This week’s episode brought to you by Professor Buzzkill, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chilla, Sorg, and Krause are bringing you this week’s tech news as we ramp up for the upcoming Apple announcement.  We’re sharing:

  • It’s a big Google news day, so we’ll be talking about that tech news shortly!
  • Google is making a foray into video games with Stadia. Krause is sharing the service as part of his Awesome Thing of the Week!
  • We’re talking about the implications of a video game system via Google Stadia and Chromecast.
  • Before we get too excited about Stadia, will it go the way of Inbox or Google+ or Google Reader?
  • Chilla is sharing a Microsoft update for Microsoft Teams – with 8 new features.
  • We’re a little excited about the updates for Microsoft Teams.
  • Are you a Google One subscriber? Did YOU get a free Google Home Mini?
  • Sorg is featuring his new Google Home Mini as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • There are some phishy emails and phone calls going around lately.
  • There’s a new iPad Air. Chilla is giving us some updates to look forward to.
  • Google Maps adds new styles and gameplay options for mobile games.
  • Playing games can build 21st century skills.
  • Retailers, like Disney, are engaging customers with gamified storytelling.
  • Netflix is working on a follow-up to Bandersnatch with a Bear Grylls survival show!
  • EA paid Ninja to stream Apex Legends. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • We’re deep diving some of the doors Stadia can open with online gaming and cooperative gaming.
  • Remember Dreamcast? Do you remember what’s on your old memory card?
  • Krause is leaving DirecTV NOW – but he’s looking at some great streaming video options!
  • Speaking of streaming video, Sorg is catching up with some Halt and Catch Fire.
  • Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone.
  • Halo is getting a Master Chief collection!
  • What happens when you combine Carmen Sandiego and Google Earth? We can’t wait to find out!
  • Twitter is going back to 2009 with twttr.
  • Krause is helping his wife transition to life without a button with a new iPhone.

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

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AwesomeCast 340: Sassy AI

Because we have a scheduling conflict for our usual weekly podcast day (that’s Tuesdays for those of you not in the know), we got together for an early edition of this week’s show.  Doug, Amanda, Katie, and Sorg are on air for AwesomeCast 340.  This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie gets to go to tradeshows for work. She’s sharing some doodads as her Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
  • Since Doug is playing with Katie’s toys, he’s sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week, Facebook Blueprint.
  • Apparently Facebook certification tests are akin to clearance testing – lots of procedure and protocol.
  • We’re talking Facebook ads and marketing.
  • Mobile apps aren’t as friendly for marketing.
  • Amanda is talking Instagram posting via Facebook for businesses.
  • Moving to Amanda’s Awesome Thing of the Week – Google Jamboard is due out in May.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is an Atomos digital recording adapter for his video camera.
  • Thanks to Brandon for letting us know about the Nintendo Switch controller being able to use for NES Classic.
  • Netflix, Hulu and other video services will also be available on Nintendo Switch.
  • Speaking of Nintendo Switch, Katie is sharing how U-Porn has had a drop in traffic thanks to the console.
  • Related: Zelda porn searches have gone up.
  • And, we’ve moved to Pokemon GO divorces as a topic of conversation.
  • Brandon is hitting the mark with his shared content this week. Pokemon GO hints at smart glasses options.
  • Katie is talking Hugging Face and sassy AI.
  • Is Hugging Face the new Tamagotchi?
  • We’re questioning who owns emoticons to provide rights for a movie.
  • Apis Cor did a 3D printed house in 24 hours and we’re impressed.

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), Doug Derda (@douglasderda) and Amanda Narcisi (@alnarcisi).

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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