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This week on AwesomeCast 279, we’re sharing our tech highlights from 2015 and making our predictions for 2016 in addition to our usual talk about awesome things in technology, including:
- We have a full studio tonight! Chilla, Sorg, Katie, Will, and Doug – and Cynthia via remote!
- Awesome Thing Of The Year time! Chilla is telling us about how the Apple Watch beat the rest.
- Instacontent is Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Year contribution.
- Doug is giving it back to Sling TV by nominating it as his Awesome Thing Of The Year.
- Will is on board with cordcutters as his Awesome Thing Of The Year.
- Comedy Central is great for cordcutters with their accessibility.
- Cynthia shares her Awesome Thing Of The Year – crowdfunding and how it helps make dreams and ideas possible.
- We joked about how we all would name Slack as our unanimous Awesome Thing Of The Year.
- We’re talking about message read notifications (i.e. Facebook).
- Discussing severe inbox OCD with Doug.
- What happened to YikYak? Dudders is revisiting her favorite app of last year.
- Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Year is VR (as he pulls out his Google Cardbord).
- Shout out to Looking For Group and the fun Sorg had with their Oculus yesterday.
- You want to tune in – Dudders is playing with the Google Cardboard.
- It’s time for 2016 predictions!
- We lied! First, we’re going to check in on what predictions were made last year – and whether they happened.
- Now for 2016 predictions!
- Dudders is calling for pet communication technology in 2016.
- Chilla is predicting AI advancement outside of apps and developed directly in products.
- Will is predicting Apple will be innovators again – something new and interesting for iPhone7.
- Doug believes 2016 will bring the first mainstream network podcast TV show.
- Cynthia’s Holiday PSA: Help parents and grandparents sign up for Netflix this holiday season.
- And, in conjunction with her PSA, Cynthia is predicting a switch to a Netflix-like platform in general.
- Sorg is making a bold prediction that tablets will outsell PCs in 2016.