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AwesomeChat: Mega Cat Studios

We’ve got a familiar face – with a different gig, on the show this week as James Deighan of Mega Cat Studios makes a visit to the studio.  James sits down with us to talk about what he’s up to, including developing for several platforms, life as a serial entrepreneur, and more!

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AwesomeCast 365: Who Doesn’t Want To Do Yoga Over A Frozen Body?

Chris Whitlatch joins Sorg and Chilla this week.  In addition to some of the things he’s working on with the Mon Valley Alliance, he’s also working on an interesting project in Pittsburgh.  The guys are otherwise talking about some interesting things in tech this week, including:  AC

  • Chilla is sharing his Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Chris is planning a roadtrip to Vegas for his Awesome Thing of the Week!
  • Dear Pittsburgh, please give us some VR options like Vegas has with Area 15.
  • Sorg is sharing vMix as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • We give a shout out to Hilltopolis happening later this week with The Cool Kids over in Mt. Washington. Check it out if you’re in town.
  • Vote some Slice on Broadway and the Perfect Pepperoni Pizza, guys!
  • Who doesn’t want to take a Red Light District tour through Pittsburgh? Chris is doing a cool thing.
  • Chris is sharing a Red Light District project in Pittsburgh.
  • TechShop may be closing in Pittsburgh, but they’re looking at a rebirth.
  • Are you a Star Wars fan? There’s workout equipment – just for you.
  • Haven’t used your Android device in 60 days? Google will delete your back-up.
  • Chilla is sharing some Samsung-to-Samsung data swapping.
  • Cellular download limit upped to 150MB with the new update. Thank you Apple!
  • Sorg and Chilla are contemplating back-up options now that Sorg has no WiFi at home.
  • Snapchat 3D Bitmoji brought Sorg back to the platform.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Chris Whitlatch (@cswhitlatch).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 364: The Lowercase “i”s

This week we’ve got Susan and Vance of Ohio Linuxfest in studio to share some news about their event at the end of the month. We’ve also got our usual cast of characters with Sorg, Katie, and Chilla as we talk about the obvious things – Apple updates!

  • Susan and Vance are sharing this year’s Ohio Linuxfest as their Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Katie is talking about what happens when you don’t realize other people can see what you like on social media.
  • Speaking of some things you may not realize people are seeing, check out Web Thinger for some ProTips.
  • Chilla is trying to share ALL OF THE Apple Event as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Apple’s iPhone updates aren’t THAT much different – but, they’re totally different.
  • Now that Apple is bringing us facial recognition – how is that going to affect Snapchat?
  • Katie has hit her ” Get Off My Lawn” issue with iPhone.
  • Sorg hangs onto everything – like this first gen iPhone he just pulled out.
  • Katie is weighing the need to update her phone now with her desire to wait out the new iPhone.
  • We’ve got some thoughts about the Note 8 in comparison to the new iPhone from our in-studio guest.
  • Who’s looking to get an Apple Watch after today’s Apple Event?
  • Sorg is keen on the Apple Watch health integration from today’s Apple Event.
  • We’re taking a little detour through some Apple Watch discussion following today’s Apple Event.
  • Apple TV will be 4K thanks to the Apple Event updates.
  • We’re commissioning a movie night in the future with Chilla in his home of the future.
  • Apple Stores are not, in fact stores, but town squares.
  • We’re excited about the larger Apple charging mat. We’re not so excited about the need for some other things.
  • We just found out Chilla’s Batman utility belt contains an Apple TV.
  • Ever play hide-and-seek in a haunted house? Katie has! And she Facebook LIVE broadcasted it.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders) and Ohio Linuxfest (@ohiolinux).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeChat: Joe Wos

Joe Wos of Wos is Me joins us for this week’s AwesomeChat.  We’ve previously had Joe on the main AwesomeCast show, but we’re sitting down with him to talk about some of the cool stuff he’s doing since we last caught up with him. Joe shares his story about becmoing a cartoonist, starting Toonseum, going out on a limb to reach his dream as a syndicated cartoonist, and more!

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AwesomeCast 363: I Think I’m a Twizzler?

This week we’ve got James Deighan of Megacat Studios in studio, and he brings a friend from Sorg’s other world (the Wrestling Mayhem Show) with him. It’s a great chat with them and our usual suspects, Sorg and Chilla, as they talk about:

  • Otherwise, James develops games, when not stuck behind a microphone in studio.
  • Chilla has paper. We are super confused.
  • With Chilla talking about Hershey Park, we may have lost Producer Missy to a chocolate haze.
  • Chilla may have stolen this piece of paper he’s holding from another family at Hershey Park.
  • Planning a trip to Hershey Park? There’s a layer of wifi – and it’s interactive to their digital map!
  • Dear Kennywood – take some cues from Hershey Park, please.
  • It’ll make user experience so much better.
  • Chilla feels the Hershey Park experience makes it worth another trip.
  • James is sharing Full Quiet as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • We’re talking some game development with our game developer, James Deighan.
  • As a secondary Awesome Thing of the Week, James is talking some Log Jammers.
  • Sorg is literally playing with his Awesome Thing of the Week (thanks to Looking for Group) Restream.io.
  • It seems like everyone has a Back to School sale – even tech companies that don’t have much to do with school?
  • Shout out to Amanda for inviting us out to the mall for some super special Apple stuff this past weekend.
  • Sorg is sharing home automation updates with Chilla. Talk about a turn of events.
  • This episode has turned into an Apple Store experience discussion?
  • We’re learning about the concept of trading pistachio shells for Apple products.
  • Chilla is sharing his travel tips about taking extra tech.
  • Where’s Waldo meets 3D?
  • Pittsburgh has the COOLEST mural: Magneto (wait for it) at a metal scrap yard!
  • There’s an Apple Watch controversy with the Red Sox?
  • Remember when the biggest concern with watches was when you could use your watch calculator on a test?
  • Screaming like a super saiyan is apparently a thing that happened on the internet?
  • A kid’s being paid a $150K salary to play video games? 0.o

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla),and James Deighan of Mega Cat Studios​

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeChat: WordCamp Pittsburgh

Terri Orlowski of WordCamp Pittsburgh joins us on the couch for this week’s AwesomeChat.  Terri, a WordPress developer, talks with us about the second year of the PodCamp-like event, what it takes to make WordCamp happen, balancing content for new WordPress users and seasoned users, dealing with impostor syndrome, and more!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Facebook,StitcherSpreakeriTunes, and Youtube

AwesomeCast 362: Windows Hipster

We’ve got Ron “Krazy” Krause in studio this week joining Sorg and Katie, with Chilla reporting in from Studio C.  They’re talking some of the current tech news, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week. It involves cats and Backblaze.
  • PSA: Remember to back up your stuff.
  • Krause’s Awesome Thing of the Week is so awesome he doesn’t even have it in hand yet – the Pixel C.
  • Chilla is talking about Oreo but not Oreos. There is a HUGE difference.
  • Sometimes an iPad is more convenient – even for a Microsoft guy.
  • Chilla is sharing an Apple release of AR kit apps and information as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • We’ve got first world zombie problems over here, guys.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is Windows 7. (Yes, this is still 2017.)
  • Sorg just proclaimed himself as a Windows hipster.
  • Smart signals in Pittsburgh will help beat traffic jams.
  • Tired of your kids not replying to your texts? There’s an app for that!
  • Even though Doug Derda isn’t on the show tonight, we’re talking about his chat from earlier about Fitbit Ionic.
  • With all the fitness watches and devices out there, there are a lot of options – but are they worth it?
  • There’s an Amazon Echo Show?
  • Apparently if you’re looking for something to yell at, you should look into an Amazon Echo.
  • Krause is sharing some updates coming to the Amazon Echo.
  • Katie is telling us about how we can use Google Maps to help us find parking.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) and Katie Dudas (@Kdudders).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeChat: Marta on the Move

Marta Napoleone Mazzoni of Marta on the Move is in studio for this week’s AwesomeChat.  She talks about her early beginnings as an interviewer – talking with her stuffed animals, and how she made the transition from hating her own voice to accepting it and moving on.  She also shares some insights (and importance) of traveling by yourself in order to truly experience the world, creeping up on 100 episodes, and more!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Facebook,StitcherSpreakeriTunes, and Youtube

AwesomeCast 361: Code for Destroying Friendships

This week Marta Napoleone Mazzoni stops in between her worldly travels to join us on the big purple couch! All settled in, she’s ready to talk some tech with Sorg and Chilla, including:

  • Chilla is giving some tips to fix trucks parking in front of the studio street cam.
  • Marta is sharing some info about what she’s up to with HER podcast at the top of the show.
  • Chilla is campaigning hard for that brick wall. He may start a new Patreon level for it.
  • Marta is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week – a home drive-in option.
  • Chilla is telling us all about the new Intel v2 chip as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Will everything be Quad Core and higher now?
  • Looks like the first Quad Core machines will drop this fall.
  • Good question from our guest Marta – should you wait or not to get that new Quad Core machine?
  • Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons? There’s an official digital tool set just for you!
  • Speaking of Dungeons and Dragons character development, we may be spinning a new podcast for the network.
  • Marta must have broken the internets with her awesomeness, as we faced a momentary hiccough mid-show.
  • Harmar Township makes the news with an Offer Up meet-up space.
  • Marta and Chris Whitlatch share a new haunt option in Orlando for this Halloween season.
  • Marta gives a shout out to Enter The Imaginarium and how it compares to escape rooms around the world.
  • Our in-house gamer Rizz shared some news that the Olympics committee is considering gaming.
  • We’re realizing The Wizard may be closer to reality than we realize.
  • How about a group VR game for a zombie escape?
  • Speaking of our soon-to-be robot overlords, there’s a room service robot, guys!
  • Can’t get enough of your iPad as a 2nd display? There’s another option out there for you.
  • Imagine your Mac as a touchscreen.
  • Marta is calling for a Tech School for 30-somethings.
  • We may or may not have just gotten some breaking news on air about this year’s PodCamp Pittsburgh.
  • Chilla is closing out the show with some Samsung updates.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Marta Napoleone Mazzoni (@icantfindmarta).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 360: Dropbox Hoarder

We’re LIVE with the YaJagoff John Chamberlin, Chilla and Sorg. John is just off a wirlwind trip following last week’s Red Bull Flugtag, and is ready to talk some chat and Pittsburgh, including:

  • John admits he’s here because of the Slice on Broadway pizza.
  • John is also sharing some of the fun things he’s been doing – like hitting up porches and flugtagging.
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing of the Week segment!
  • Chilla is sharing some Snapchat seamless video news.
  • Is Snapchat’s seamless video option a way for them to try to stay in the game?
  • Facebook is looking to do TV to reach a broader audience.
  • John’s Awesome Thing of the Week is the Red Bull Flugtag. He just hasn’t been on air to talk about it yet.
  • John is talking about the professional, sports-level production involved with the Red Bull Flugtag.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is actually a person – Mike Elgan, the digital nomad!
  • If your stuff is branded, does it make you a higher profile target for theft?
  • Apparently there’s a VR game you can CONTROL WITH YOUR MIND?!?!?
  • We’re talking about some cool options for adaptive VR.
  • When you find out IKEA products are featured in Game of Thrones, but not the way you think.
  • A silent 10-minute song is climbing the music charts?
  • Movie Pass gives you unlimited movies for $10 a month.
  • All of this talk about bigger name movie theaters, Sorg is giving a shout out to the Hollywood Theater.
  • Sorg is talking about how digital options have changed not only his gaming – but also his video collection.
  • Whether you drive or ride Lyft or Uber, rideshare complimentary products are available through CarGo.
  • LinkedIn lost a preliminary battle regarding data protection.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and John Chamberlin (@YaJagoff).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!