AwesomeCast 380: The Not-So-Secret Lives of Russian Drivers

Episode 2394 · January 16th, 2018 · 59 mins 53 secs

About this Episode

We’ve got Brian Conway on the couch with Katie. Sorg is at the helm, and Chilla is in Studio C. It must be podcast day! This week we’re talking about:

Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week is a vacuum he can control with his voice via Alexa. And, it’s a Shark.
We’re talking cats v. Roomba and cats on Roombas. Of course this is a tech talk show.
Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is Pluto TV as an alternative to regular TV.
Pro Tip from our guest Ryan Haggerty: Turn down TV saturation on shows like Dare Devil for a film noir effect.
Ryan’s Awesome Thing of the Week is the Panasonic GH5s.
Thanks to Amanda Narcisi for sharing the Colgate smart toothbrush with Apple Research Kit integration.
There’s a town in New Jersey that isn’t happy with apps like Waze and Google Maps causing more traffic – to the point that they’re issuing fines to non-resident drivers.
Of course there’s a flying bathtub drone.
Open banking may be coming to the US.
Russian dash cam footage has been compiled into a documentary for The Road Movie.
Chalk it up under things we’ve learned on the show: Apparently there’s a need for speed warning on SD drives?
Sorg picked up a clearance dash cam this week. It’s an interesting conversation following the Russian story we just covered.
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