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AwesomeCast 411: QR Code Revival

This week’s episode brought to you by  ScareHouse, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media!
It may be a slow tech news week as we head into the big Apple announcement next week, but we can still talk some interesting things!  Sorg, Katie, and Chilla are talking about:

  • We’re getting into our Awesome Things of the Week with Katie sharing some insights on Comcast Xfinity’s “next episode” streaming update!
  • We’re doing a comparison between Comcast Xfinity streaming and Netflix / Hulu.
  • Sorg is getting the rundown from Katie about the commercial situation for Comcast Xfinity streaming.
  • Chilla is sharing a Microsoft Office 365 update as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week might just be Guinness World Record worthy with a Battle Royal.
  • Thanks Amanda for pointing out the Astrohaus Freewrite – a distraction free laptop to help you focus on writing.
  • We talked about Samsung devices being used for Fortnite skins last week – well, this week, they’re asking you not to do that.
  • YOBO lets you rate places with photos and emojis.
  • Katie is excited to rate a place with a puke emoji or a poop emoji on YOBO.
  • Chilla is asking for restaurants to provide a scannable code so we can scan nutrient information when things don’t come pre-packaged.
  • We’re ushering in the QR code revival this week.
  • Ooooh, what does this do?
  • Acer has a game chair that looks almost like that one from Ready Player One – but not quite there yet.
  • Skype is adding an update with call recording – only 10 years after podcasters initially asked for it.
  • Google Chrome is getting a redesign.
  • It seems like a light tech news week. Next week will make up for it with the Apple announcement!
  • Katie is sharing some of the horrors that her iPhone has seen. You may want to take notes on what case she uses!
  • Sorg is on the hunt for a couple of new Mac mini units.
  • Katie has hacked social media for happiness.

After the show remember to:

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

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AwesomeCast 288: MySpace Stalking

This week on AwesomeCast 288, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla is kicking off the show with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Tivo Skip.
  • Katie found something Chilla doesn’t own as her Awesome Thing Of The Week. Phone Soap to clean your phone.
  • AI to help with scheduling? Sorg is sharing his new personal assistant app as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • How much is “too” much AI? We’re having some interesting discussion – from both sides of the argument.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is Gif Brewery and their version 3 update!
  • Thanks to Doug for the Facebook Live for Android fan submission.
  • Snapchat Live is a thing. They’re covering Super Tuesday. We suggest you check it out.
  • Ads in the middle of Snap Chat? Now we know how they’re monetizing, I guess.
  • Chilla is sharing some thoughts on hybrid sim.
  • We’re sharing some #Audi love for an ad filmed near our studio.
  • Slack wants to take down Skype and Hangout!
  • We’re integrating Trello and Slack for our operations. We’re finding you need to find what’s right for you.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 is now out. Sorg is still salivating (and he’s sharing his thoughts, too).
  • The next PS4 update will let you play games on PC or Mac.
  • We’re discussing the NEXT Pittsburgh article about female podcasters (like Katie).
  • Forget all the new social media – We’re (briefly) talking MySpace!
  • (And, we’re legit still discussing MySpace if you want to tune in.)

After the show remember to:

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

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

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.com/awesomecast !

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

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