Category Archives: AwesomeCast

AwesomeCast 262: LIVE from Podcamp Pittsburgh X

Podcamp Pittsburgh XThis week on Awesomecast 262, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Podcamp!  Social Media!  Podcasting!
  • Everyone give their Awesome Thing of Podcamp as we discuss the state of Social Media and what we got out of the event!
  • QR Codes!  Why are they wrong, and how can the become right!
  • How easy is it to start to make a podcast these days?
  • We also discuss the Wire app from the Skype folks we just discovered from our audience before the show!
  • Find out more about Podcamp Pittsburgh including videos of most of the sessions at PodcampPittsburgh.com !

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 around 6:30 PM EST!


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Awesomecast 261: Clever, But With No Purpose

AC-162This week on Awesomecast 261, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla discusses the Thingcharger for charing all your things

  • Dudders discusses how to catch your boyfriend cheating with wifi

  • Sorg discusse Beme and why it may be the most interesting useless app ever. 

  • We try to figure out the Alphabet…of Google…

  • Cars are getting hacked more and we’re scared. 

  • Google Photos saved Sorg time editing for Chachi Plays for Kids and Graava may do the same right in camera.  

  • Gnarbox helps off load mobile video editing 

  • Podcamp Pittsburgh is his weekend!

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), Chris Momberger (@pantster), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

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AwesomeCast 260: Windows is Awesome

awesomecast 260: Windows 10 is awesomeThis week on Awesomecast 260, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We talk about the Karma Wifi hotspot
  • Pantster is digging on Star Wars Battlefront and we consider if it’s time to upgrade consoles with Xbox One OTA DVR
  • Chilla loves his Surface 3 and it doesn’t even have Windows 10 yet!
  • Windows 10 makes us excited about PCs! The start menu, what apps should we look at, the Action Center, and more!

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), Chris Momberger (@pantster), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

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AwesomeCast 259: Jugganerds and Chubbies

ChubbiesThis week on Awesomecast 259, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Orcam helps the vision impared read

  • Youtube for Android updated to listen to videos out of app

  • One Plus Two Android phones has Will’s interest.

  • Sorg reviews the tech of the Gathering of the Juggalos

  • Halflife mostly works on an Android

  • Chubbies has the greatest social media campaigns

  • What will the Windows 10 upgrade mean for our parents?

  • Social Media Rundown

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: Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox @panelriot), Anthony Walker (@chachiplays @chachisays), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

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AwesomeCast 258: Tiny Buds for Your Ear Holes

motorola hintThis week on Awesomecast 258, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Everyone is John Chichilla on this week’s episode.
  • Motorola Hint earbud is an entire headset in a bluetooth earbud. And, Chilla’s digging it as his Awesome Thing of The Week.
  • Katie found a life hack to clean her lifeproof case with lemon oil on a q-tip. She swears by how clean it made the flash and lens.
  • Sorg is discussing a new Kickstarter he’s diggin’ on for Vufine – a handsfree display a la Google Glass.
  • Katie’s App of the Week is Besomebody – an app that connects people through experience to reach similar interests for sessions to teach and learn.
  • Make University – instead of traditional universities, Make School wants to build the university for the masses.
  • Powering gadgets from human “biofuel” is a thing we’re trying to do. Sorg’s checking the possibilities.
  • Google+ photos are going away!
  • Google Drive has acknowledged Microsoft is still used by many folks – and they’re launching a plug-in.
  • Eli Roth is producing a #snapchat murder mystery.
  • Twitter got rid of backgrounds. And it has some people’s feathers all in a ruffle.
  • Companies are embracing YouTube as an outlet for ad campaigns.
  • Wendy’s bacon puppet YouTube commercials are a thing.
  • #YouTubePittsburgh needs to be a thing. We’re a market doing some fun things! Embrace us!
  • Windows10. Next week. Stay tuned for more details.

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 around 6:30 PM EST!

 

 

 

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Awesome Chat: Arnie Roth

Arnie Roth - Final Fantasy Distant WorldsArnie Roth is the conductor of the traveling Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy coming to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra August 1.  We discuss the influence of Final Fantasy’s music, his time with Mannheim Steamroller, working with Patrick Stewart, and more!

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AwesomeCast 257: I Don’t Want a Smart Home, I Want a Wise Home

Awesomecast-257This week on Awesomecast 257, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie shows us you don’t need to be high-tech to be a techie. And, Mike joins us to show that hippies can be hip to tech, too!
  • SaveFrom.net allows you to grab videos from the net. We don’t condone stealing video but we want to be able to access it offline.
  • Checking out Jewelbots – programmable friendship bracelet that teaches coding (including flying a drone!). Great geek tech for girls.
  • Yes, we are talking about The Grateful Dead on this week’s episode. Tune in to find out how they fit into tech talk.
  • Katie is showing us HopSkipDrive – Uber for kids that parents can track with GPS and a camera. Solution for the busy parent?
  • It’s #AmazonPrimeDay. How have you celebrated the day?
  • Wired article talks about the Grateful Dead wall of sound and tech pioneering http://www.wired.com/2015/07/grateful-dead-fare-thee-well-tech-pioneers/
  • Shoutout to our Patreon supporter: @ThistleSea!
  • Katie shares a CMU-grad-developed app Witness, an app that broadcasts location, audio and video to protect with a touch of a button.
  • We’re also talking about a similar app, the ACLU Mobile Justice. With all the public situations going on, it’s good to utilize tech.
  • For the price of HBO Now, you can finally get some cable free TV through Comcast’s Stream. (Sorry, you need Comcast service to subscribe.)
  • Did you know Microsoft updated Xbox Music with free streaming for tracks stored on OneDrive?
  • Looks like Amazon Echo now supports wink-controlled smart home hardware!
  • Chilla discussing home automation with Siri and Alexa. Scary just HOW easy it really would be.
  • Tomorrow is Amazon Prime Day. But, the competition is stepping up. Black Friday in July.
  • Presidential candidates on SnapChat. Tee hee.
  • We’re discussing the privacy talk at DEF CON canceled under questionable circumstances.

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), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

 

 

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AwesomeCast 256: Battle Bot Olympics

Battle MechsThis week on Awesomecast 256, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Battling Robots are REAL.  And it’s USA vs Japan!
  • Virtual Reality is getting Sexy
  • Chilla shares the solution to USB charging on a power strip
  • Wifi repeaters to cover your neighbor
  • GoPro 4
  • Amazon Prime Day!
  • Social Media Run down

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 around 6:30 PM EST!

 

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AwesomeCast 255: For the Ladies

Awesomecast-255This week on Awesomecast 255, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Buyable Pins could be a nightmare to the Etsy crowd. 
  • How are we using Pinterest as dudes?
  • Social Media Deay doing good!
  • Android’s lag detecting robot and cloud service.  
  • Leaf does wearable devices for women
  • Olio does wearable smart watches to the stylish
  • Showtime is an upgrade for Hulu subscribers
  • Google Earth turns 10! 
  • Could Android be coming to Blackberry?  
  • Beats 1 – everything you loved/hated about terrestrial radio

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 around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 254: America’s Darling Snapchats

AC254This week on Awesomecast 254, we talk awesome things in technology, including:
Checking out the Awesome Thing Of The Week. Chilla has been thinking long and hard about the new MacBook and all its dongles.

  • Checking out the Awesome Thing Of The Week.
    • Chilla has been thinking long and hard about the new MacBook and all its dongles.
      • Chilla’s MacBook Pro is so new it doesn’t even have stickers on it yet! Tune in to hear his thoughts.
      • We’re discovering the new MacBook Pro touchpad. It’s not a real button, but it feels like a button, but it’s not a button.
      • (Re)learning how to reset the Mac scroll bar so it doesn’t always hide.
      • Chilla’s happy to have access to El Capitan. So happy, he may queue this one up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buwjgi1xV7U.
      • We are (re)discovering Sorg’s mini Gorilla Pod while he tries to figure out his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
      • So, there’s a Dutch design firm that’s trying to use a 3D printer to print a steel bridge.
    • Sorgatron’s Awesome Thing Of The Week deals with a client project involving drone footage.
  • We’re talking Snap Chat and squared video.
  • People want to get on Snap Chat. What do YOU (our listeners) get out of the app?
  • The who’s who of Snap Chat: Taco Bell tops Sorg’s list. Seriously.
  • Discussing Linked In usage and connections.
  • Sorg thinks Google+ is the best spot for groups in comparison to LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Talking the revolution of “how-tos”: gone from pdf or word documents with text and pics to videos and blog posts.
  • Chilla’s App Of The Week is LICEcap to assist with project management.
  • If you lose your job and THEN turn to LinkedIn – you’re too late. Use LinkedIn to foster relationships AHEAD of time.
  • Seriously discussing Zip Drives on this week’s episode.
  • Do you have a current version of Windows? You can upgrade to Windows10. You can also get a technical copy to upgrade from.
  • Samsung now has an app that lets you record game play to do reviews and let’s play videos.

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 around 6:30 PM EST!

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