AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

Big Floppies and Working on the Soft Core | AwesomeCast 669

January 10th, 2024  •  56 mins 10 secs  •  Download (105 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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On this AwesomeCast podcast, the hosts highlighted several new innovations showcased at the recent CES tech show. AMD revealed a new processor able to run graphics-heavy games smoothly without requiring a separate graphics card. Automaker Shift introduced Moonwalker X shoes that allow wearers to glide along motorized wheels embedded in the soles. Asus displayed a foldable OLED screen for on-the-go use with laptops or gaming devices. The Klix iPhone case adds a convenient physical keyboard for easier typing. Cold Snap demoed a home ice cream maker that can create customized flavors in just 2 minutes. And startup Flappy presented a smart cat door designed to block pets from bringing prey indoors by using AI to assess what they are carrying in their mouths.

In terms of social platforms, they talked about Stimulus, which facilitates giveaways to drive brand engagement. And they praised updates to the Patreon app for simplifying podcast listening. Other topics included encoding old media onto modern computers, Apple Fitness add-ons, and injecting some humor regarding the show’s penchant for inadvertent double entendres. Overall, it highlighted innovations designed to enhance entertainment, convenience and creativity.