AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

QR Code Revival | AwesomeCast 411

September 4th, 2018

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.

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