AwesomeCast 437: Adapting To Life Without A Button
Episode 2945 · March 19th, 2019 · 57 mins 55 secs
About this Episode
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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