AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

Awesomely Thankful Things | AwesomeCast 326

November 22nd, 2016
  • It's time for Katie's #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek - Google will tell you in real time whether a place is busy. Google or Maps integration.
  • Sorg's #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the AI XPRIZE competition we learned about through Ascender and MIT Enterprise Forum
  • Chilla's #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the Koogeek HomeKit compatible SmartPlug.
  • It's Thanksgiving.  What are you thankful for in tech?
  • Katie is thankful for 360 Video and all the new and exciting things it makes happen.
  • Katie is also thankful for the convenience of Facetime to help her be part of her niece's life even though they live so far away.
  • Chilla is thankful for Comic Con options in our tri-state area and how they've brought family together.
  • Sorg is thankful for smaller tech - he used his iPhone and a GoPro to film a friend's wedding without having to haul #pro cameras.
  • Tesla Motors shared some video of their  Self Driving car experience.  We're comparing it to the Uber system.
  • Katie is telling Chilla about a Smart mattress that tracks sleep and has heat and white noise options among other features.
  • Speaking of Tesla Motors, they're also powering an island using solar energy and power packs.
  • Airbnb made a cool announcement about "experiences and places" options.  Sorg is talking about it as an option for his travels.
  • Keep an eye out for the #AwesomeCast @Airbnb #TechTour. ;)
  • Doom on a #MacBook touch bar is so cool!

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