AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

A Love Affair With Alexa | AwesomeCast 330

January 3rd, 2017

It's our first episode of 2017. We're getting geeky and techy in our revamped digs. We've got Katie, Chilla, Sorg, and Max in house for on AwesomeCast 330!

  • We're talking some Alexa with our in-studio guests.
  • Sorg is sharing how Alexa's "Always Getting Smarter" creeps him out.
  • Alexa does have a mute button that turns red - so you know when she's listening and when she's not.
  • Alexa can even call you an Uber!
  • Alexa also asks to rate her analysis performance - to hone in on your voice commands.
  • Chilla is concerned Alexa may break up his marriage - because his wife is loving it.
  • Chilla is using Alexa in conjunction with Siri to maximize his automation.
  • Max still thinks Siri is better with providing sports scores than Alexa.
  • Katie is joining the Alexa bandwagon with her Echo Dot.
  • Katie is doing her Echo Dot unboxing on air!
  • South Korean robots company has built a real Gundam!
  • Max is a gamer. Of course he's sharing some awesome game stories.
  • Chilla recommends the Nexus line of Android tablets. (Or wait 2 months for Samsung announcements.)
  • Need something do with your old phone? How about turn it into a security camera.
  • You know we like drones. How about a Snoopy drone?
  • Like the outdoors but don't want to get lost from your group? We're talking about a bluetooth option.
  • Katie is sharing a fitness tracker that's a ring instead of a wrist accessory.
  • Chilla is sharing the news Sorg has been waiting for - his Macbook will have touchscreen capability!
  • Sorg knew he needed an iPad, but didn't realize he needed THIS much iPad...
  • Android is getting Mario Run - sometime in the future, and you can sign up for more info now.
  • Who's still playing Pokemon GO? Sorg slowly raises his hand
  • Chilla is sharing his thoughts on the Pokemon GO integration with his watch.
  • Sorg combined his Pokemon GO and Uber. He plays while he's parked (not while he's actually driving).
  • Katie is discussing the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app and pairings with Yelp and Spotify.
  • We love to hear from our fans. Hit us up with news! How do you like the new studio set-up?

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