Awesomecast 264: Facebook M is for Making It

Episode 402 · September 1st, 2015 · 1 hr 12 mins

About this Episode

This week on Awesomecast 264, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

Time for the Awesome Thing Of The Week and Chilla's telling us about Amazon Prime offline video on iPhone and iPad. http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/01/amazon-prime-video-now-offers-downloads-for-offline-viewing-on-iphone-and-ipad-users/
Epix is leaving Netflix and coming to Hulu, which means more options for your instant video viewing. http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/netflix-epix-deal-expiring-1201581520/
Instagram how has an answer to Snapchat with their new Visual Convos http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/01/snapstagram/
Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week is a throwback to our talk with The Hardware Store and a collaboration with them. https://workhardpgh.com/
This week's App Of The Week is Blab a video chat/broadcast platform beta. It's basically #Periscope if you put 4 of them together.
Want to check out BLAB? We recommend it. https://blab.im/
Is it too much social media with Twitter, Facebook, BLAB, Instagram, Periscope, etc.? How do you manage your time? live.sorgatronmedia.com
Want to win a Cord Cutters prize bundle from CNET? We're curious... http://www.cnet.com/news/your-chance-to-win-a-cord-cutters-prize-bundle/
Need an inverter? How about a JuiceBox? http://imgur.com/a/RkTw7 (Thanks @WPAJJuggalojohn for pointing this one out.)
Thank you Instagram! Finally allows landscape and portrait photos. http://lifehacker.com/instagram-finally-allows-landscape-and-portrait-photos-1726966945?commerce_insets_disclosure=on&utm_expid=66866090-48.Ej9760cOTJCPS_Bq4mjoww.2&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F3Bbgn5OL7W
YouTube? Gaming? In the same sentence? Yep. YouTube Gaming is a thing. http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/26/9212071/youtube-gaming-app-hands-on
Shoutout to Rizz while we check out his YouTube Gaming stream. (You can check him out, @RizzPlaysGames.)
Chilla sharing YouTube Gaming as an option to scope games. Beats relying on industry descriptions and ratings. live.sorgatronmedia.com
Talking Facebook's response to Siri and Cortana: Facebook M http://www.wired.com/2015/08/facebook-launches-m-new-kind-virtual-assistant/?mbid
Breaking down gender equality with Guy Siri vs. Girl Siri. live.sorgatronmedia.com
Katie is not over the hoverboard lie. And, she's not alone: http://techcrunch.com/video/hoverboard-is-all-skate-with-no-levitate/519048690/?cps=gravity_1730_5782173694949957524
Android wear now works with iPhones (kinda) http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/31/android-wear-now-works-with-iphones/

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