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AwesomeCast 229: 2015: The Real Rise of the ibeacon

AC229This week on Awesomecast 229, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Our awesome things of the year!
    • John Chichilla: Xbox One 3:00
    • Jim Lokay: Xfinity X1 Platform 6:30
    • Katie Dudas: HP Envy and Chromecast. 15:40
    • Will Rutherford:  Kindle Paperwhite and Marvel Unlimited app. 17:26
    • Cynthia Closkey: iPhone 6. 20:15
    • Mike Sorg: Nexus 7. 24:00
  • Revisiting predictions we had from 2014.35:00
  • Jim Lokay buys some Bullsh*t 56:00
  • Our predictions for 2015: 57:19
    • John Chichilla: Internet of Things standards will be implemented.
    • Jim Lokay: Cities will crack down on the Ubers of the world.
    • Cynthia Closkey: Friendly interfaces will make streaming services on tv grow.
    • Will Rutherford: Apple will produce a television set and one of the big streaming services is going to go away. (Probably the Amazon Prime.)
    • Katie Dudas: Issues will happen with user generated content from wearable technology and  brands will sneak in promotions on anonymous user applications.
    • Mike Sorg:  Microsoft will make a return.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) Kate Dudas (@kdudders), Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox), Jim Lokay (@lokay) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 228: Security Balloons

AwesomeCast-228Added some very rough estimated times of when a topic was starting to be discussed on the show.

This week on Awesomecast 228, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Our Awesome things of the week: A possible password killer with FIDO 2:33
  • security system for your home with Sighthound. 6:00
  • Our thoughts on Google Inbox. 18:50
  • An awesome app called Fingerkey. 33:25
  • A Crock Pot WeMo. 38:45
  • An Apple CEO giving money to a Pittsburgh school district. 42:20
  • Discussion on an article from Computerworld about why we need ballons, drones etc. 43:35
  • An Android dual screen phone.51:50
  • HBO possibly going cableless. 58:04
  • Gmail letting you edit Office documents. 57:28
  • Lastly, we discuss technological gift ideas for the holidays.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

 

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

 

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AwesomeCast 227: Creepy Glasses and Tablets

AC227This week on Awesomecast 227, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • AJ discusses the Microsoft Band and it’s parlay into purchasing a Windows Phone 6:13
  • The rise of Android Tablets and accessibility for the common consumer 23:37
  • The possibly leaked iPad Pro schematics and the futures of iOS and MAC. 33:00
  • Android’s advertising techniques, including their billboard in Times Square. 51:20
  • GoogleGlass trying to improve its image. 57:10

 

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

 

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

 

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AwesomeCast 226: Live from Podcamp Pittsburgh 9

AwesomeCast - Podcamp Pittsburgh 9This week on Awesomecast 226, we’re live from Podcamp Pittsburgh 9 at Point Park University!  Recorded Sunday, November 23. We discuss:

  • Hack Summit – a coding conference 3:40
  • TouchCast!  An iPad video shooting and streaming app discovered at Podcamp! 7:20
  • We discuss Mixlr.com for quick and social audio broadcasting thanks to Alex Kahrs! 12:20
  • Drunk Mode so you can figure out where you went and find your friends when you get drunk! 14:31
  • The “We’re Still Here” Podcasting panel invades!  We discuss what it takes for a podcast to last long with Will Rutherford (@panelriot) Zach Rizza (@theerizz), Doug Derda (@sidt), and Dan Greenwald (@comicbookpitt). 18:00
  • Mulango Akpo Esembe (@ramblingmango) joins us to talk about what he got from Podcamp Pittsburgh this weekend. 32:40
  • Yahoo takes over search on Firefox 35:50
  • Facebook Groups App 38:45
  • Dominos ordering from your Xbox 360 39:45
  • Check out  for a great deal on ThinkUp, MetaFilter, and more! 41:40

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Katie Dudas (@kdudders) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 225: Ladies Love Man Siri

AC225This week on Awesomecast 226, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • The HiRise for i products. 3:05
  • Siri being awesome when you are sick; along with general Siri discussion. 9:03
  • Android/iPhone discussion. 10:50
  • A Target app that can help you on Black Friday. 14:54
  • Free heat? We discuss Cloud&Heat. 21:40
  • Payphones in NYC turning into Wi-Fi stations. 27:26
  • Another alternative to cable in the Playstation Vue. 32:13
  • BuzzFeed’s WeChat app. 39:37
  • Facebook possibly trying to challenge Linkedin. 50:00
  • An app for a Type 9 Keyboard on your ios. 53:45
  • News on some things going on with Nokia. 59:00
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 224: Slow Jazz in the Basement

AC224This week on Awesomecast 225, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • The Writer Emergency Pack Kickstarter.
  • A Microsoft bundle package which offers significant savings on some of their products.
  • An expansion to Chromecast apps.
  • Talk about the GalaxyS5 and other handheld devices.
  • Reviews of some Apps from Adobe.
  • Discussion on messaging.
  • A glove that can be used for pyros.
  • The Amazon Echo and what it can do in your living room.
  • The growth of Google Wallet.
  • Taylor Swift’s issues with Spotify.
  • President Obama’s suggestion on net neutrality.
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

 

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

 

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AwesomeCast 223: All of the Google

All of the google - awesomecastThis week on Awesomecast 223, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Sorg talks about his shiny new bluetooth audio speaker. 2:10
  • Chilla talks all of the Google things. 10:40
  • Engadget review of Lollipop is Chilla approved. 11:55
  • The new Gmail app is like Inbox (which is still on invite-only). 16:55
  • The Google Calendar update “makes more sense.” 21:00
  • Nexus Player releases 23:39
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is coming out in 10 days. Chilla lets us know his thoughts. 29:05
  • A Nest update is coming and it updates thermostat options. 31:50
  • Chrome has a new bookmark manager which might keep Chilla using Chrome. 33:15
  • Indiegogo’s Faux Glass project. A $20 Google Glass “alternative?” 47:35
  • Fitbit announces 3 new activity trackers. Where does it stack up in comparison to other wearable tech? 49:10
  • Microsoft rolls out dropbox integration.
  • Over 900 classic arcade games online thanks to Internet Archive. 1:02:00

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 222: RFID In Everything But This Podcast

AC222This week on Awesomecast 222, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • Discussion about some comments we received on “Hey Siri” and Microsoft Xim. 5:15
  • Talk on the features and more of the iPad Air 2. 14:19
  • Discussion on the NFL utilizing RFID Chips. 21:40
  • An app that makes your iPhone a 3D scanner. 30:10
  • Discussion on Google Inbox. 35:07
  • Discussion on e-mail.
  • Some talk on car tech. 45:00
  • Sorg talking about his experience with Verizon Innovations. 49:55
  • People that could use the Golden-I headset computer. 1:1:58
  • Discussion on the news that Microsoft will give unlimited and free storage with a purchase of Office 365. 1:05:00
  • The latest lawsuits on data usage. 1:11:16
  • The Nybus app that controls the light on your phone. 1:12:50
  • Talk on how Amazon is fighting Chromecast and Roku with the Fire TV Stick. 1:13:30
  • Upcoming things going on in technology.

 

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 221: Apples and Lollipops

AwesomeCast - Android LollipopThis week on Awesomecast 221, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • The XIM photo sharing app and what it does. 4:10
  • The Firechat app and why it is a good download for protesters. 10:50
  • Real hoverboards? 17:24
  • The new Nexus products and Android Lollipop 20:02
  • The Nexus Player and their latest attempt at TV with Google 28:17
  • Devices having infra red technology. 34:00
  • Apple news, like:
    • The news of iPad Air 2 and Apple Pay 38:10
    • The Retina 5K iMac. 42:45
    • The iPad Mini 3. 50:15
    • Some updates on the Yosemite program. 53:45
  • News on HBOGO, CBS and general talk about tv networks and programs. 55:30
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!