Category Archives: AwesomeCast

Awesomecast 274: Welcome to Awesome Cast Kids’ Time

This week on Awesomecast 274, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Business cards are in production for our Executive Producers @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week: Number Sync from AT&T.
  • Sorg shares his Awesome Thing Of The Week (which also works for Insert Coin): The Nintendo Playstation!
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is www.imreal.life‘s live ghost hunt from the weekend.
  • Dudders’ App Of The Week ties in to her Awesome Thing Of The Week. She used the Ghost Radar Legacy app for her ghost hunt.
  • Tip Of The Week is Google maps updates – now with spoken traffic alerts and offline navigation and search!
  • Netflix outwits bedtime with 5-minute series. Doug Derda weighs in with Sprout Online options he’s been using.
  • With the new emojis recently released we’re talking Taco Bell’s ingenious use of the #TacoEmojiEngine.
  • T-Mobile announced their Binge-On program for video streaming that doesn’t go against a data cap.
  • Chilla’s telling us about the new Blackberry Priv. It runs Android! And, it has a Keyboard!
  • Speaking of Blackberry Priv, Samsung has a mimicked keyboard that overlays on the phone.
  • We’re sharing, because it’s making us laugh: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/9/9695360/blackberry-priv-ridiculous-ads Comments on Priv photos
  • Facebook Live offers a subscribe button. We think it’s Facebook’s response to Periscope.
  • Android gets Apple Music and Chilla couldn’t be happier. He’s planning tech to have music through his house.

 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) John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 273: The Scarlet “W”

This week on Awesomecast 273, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We have Carman and Chilla in Studio A for geeky tech talk.
  • Adobe is doing livestream and it’s pretty cool.
  • Remember Bob Ross and his happy little trees? The Joy of Painting Marathon is a thing, and it’s still happening.
  • Thanks @MissSinBin for letting us know about the MS Paint participants in Bob Ross painting experience.
  • Periscope – the “new” channel surfing? We’re having an interesting discussion about it.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Air Parrot – stream your device to an Apple TV.
  • Carman is discussing Best Of The Burgosphere as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Our App Of The Week is Google’s “Who’s Down” app.
  • Looking to get your feet wet with smart watches? Check out the Martian Notifier.
  • Doug shares his shoutout from @Sling confirming Chromecast support.
  • Check out the Hillary Rodham Clinton paperdolls via our friends over at @InsertCoinTB.
  • Are Android and Chrome OS combining or not? We’re talking about some Wonder Twins Activate action between the two.
  • Windows 10 upgrades push changes for IT pros and bootleggers. Will Microsoft automatically offer it?
  • Skype co-founder builds delivery bot that rides on sidewalks. And Sorg loves that there’s another robot!
  • The Goog announces an update for Inbox app for AI-powered quick e-mail response.
  • Pittsburgh’s smart traffic lights are helping with vehicle pollution. Right here! In Pittsburgh!

 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 Carman (@carmanavenue) John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 272: These Are Not the Drones You Are Looking For

This week on Awesomecast 272, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Starting with our Awesome Thing Of The Week. Up first is Chilla with Perch – creating a security monitor from an old device.
  • Sorg is taking it Halloween with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – creepy face reenactment tech face mapping.
  • Picobrew – The Keurig of home beer brewing. Thanks to Doug for his submission for Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • We’re headed to Instagram’s new app Boomerang for our App Of The Week looping 1-second videos.
  • Did you know Google has been quietly recording your voice – and saving it?  Learn more and how you can delete it.
  • Thanks to @Optinvent for some additional details on last week’s ORA-X conversation. Check ’em out on Kickstarter.
  • Because it’s our Halloween episode, we’re going to talk some costumes with Google’s Frightgeist site.
  • Facebook is unleashing universal search across its network.
  • Bing is a good mix of public and private enterprise. Chilla shares his thoughts.
  • WalMart is testing drone delivery.
  • OculusRift and Adawarp allows you to become a cuddly teddy bear.
  • Guitar Hero for Apple TV – Does it put it in the running as a gaming console? Chilla shares his thoughts.
  • If you’re a subscriber to New York Times you’re getting Google Cardboard!
  • YouTube Red is here! Sorg will be sharing some thoughts at Basic Sorganomics, but we’re briefly discussing.

 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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 271: The Big Goog’ is Looking Out For You

This week on Awesomecast 271, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week: The BEDDI smartphone alarm dock.
  • Want to check out more about BEDDI, they’re working on funding their Kickstarter!
  • Like to multitask? Sorg is discussing IFTTT as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • We like discovering new things. Sorg is learning more about his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Check out IFTTT at https://ifttt.com/
  • It’s App Of The Week time! LiveGIF or Lively. Take your live photos and turn them into animated GIFs.
  • Sorg wants to share a quick way to do design for your social media: Canva. (And, it’s easy!)
  • Ora-X: headphones with an AR display. Modified Google Glass? Sorg and Chilla talk Google Glass comparison.
  • Microsoft Windows10 preview seems to prompt users to “give the stock app a shot” if you try to switch defaults.
  • Discussing Apple suggestions versus Cortana suggestions.
  • The big Goog’ is looking out for you. It’s a great conversation.
  • Speaking of Google…They’re offering aggressive incentives to win over Office 365 customers.
  • Outlook trying to make their mail social with +1 integration.
  • Interesting discussion about students learning Google products and getting jobs that use Microsoft products.
  • Next week we’re going to have a Halloween episode! Dress up and join us!

 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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 270: Touching Your (Apple) Mouse Differently

This week on Awesomecast 270, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla discusses the new Apple Touchpad, Magic Mouse 2, and Keyboard
  • Sorg discusses Marvel Universe Live, the Innovation Works Kickstarter event and the Nova Center, and Looking for Group Pittsburgh.
  • Alex Kahrs writes in about Adobe’s bits of Photoshop on iOS and how he’s applying them.
  • Jetpack Joyride gets a little bit of Back to the Future
  • The Nucleus home video phone
  • How one man catalogued his life for 5 years

 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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 269: Getting Gear VR in Our Face

SAMSUNG GEAR VR - AwesomecastThis week on Awesomecast 269, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s show and tell as Chilla shows us his Samsung Gear VR as we take our first look at the virtual reality future.
  • Katie discusses getting away from technology
  • Sorg talks re-adopting Ubuntu in his office for regular use
  • We look at Gif Toaster for turning your pictures and video into animated Gifs
  • How are Live Photos being used a week later?
  • Chachi shares with us the Viewmaster Google Cardboard VR is now available!
  • Carla Swank shares the new Moo Cards with NFC.  What can we do with these?
  • We discuss the new announcements from Microsoft including Hololens, Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band, 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), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 268: Forcetouching a Mouse

iphone 6sThis week on Awesomecast 268, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re showing our shiny new iPhone6s – as in we each have a new toy this week.
  • Tip from AJ: Put your iPhone6 face down to avoid “Hey Siri” response when it’s inconvenient.
  • Talking iPhone6s features.
  • Talking live motion photos on iPhone6s
  • Faster response time with iPhone6s touch ID for unlocking the phone. But, is it too fast?
  • Selfieflash is a thing with iPhone6s – We’ve warned you.
  • For iPhone6s cases make sure it has a lip. (That’s what adds protection to your screen when your phone drops.)
  • Listening to Chilla’s thoughts about app thinning. There’s some debate. How much phone do we need?
  • Force touch mouse on the iPhone6s. It’s MAGIC!
  • New Nexus phones came out today! Nexus 5X is happening for our non-fruit fans.
  • Android Marshmallow discussion about s’more to love. (Thanks Android for giving us that one.)
  • Nexus is a good line of phones. And, the new ones work with all carriers!
  • Chilla’s breaking down some thoughts on Android Marshmallow. Tune in for what he thinks about their security.
  • Google has an Android based Pixel C tablet. We’re checking it out now.
  • We’re taking a turn from phones and tablets to talk Chromecast
  • We’re sharing our thoughts about the new Chromecast design – that just hangs. But, it’s colorful!
  • Chromecast Audio has our interests piqued.
  • Blackberry Priv to launch this year. It’s still relative because there is a market for folks who want a keyboard.
  • White House announces broadband is a core utility and should be available to everyone – like power and water.
  • We’re holding off on our VR discussion so we can have a larger discussion when Chilla joins us back in Studio A next week. Tune in!

 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), AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 267: Open Awesome

AC-267This week on Awesomecast 267, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

 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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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 266: The Pokemon Theory

Pokemon Go - AwesomeCastThis week on Awesomecast 266, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s time for #AwesomeThingsOfTheWeek – including some #WizardWorld geekery talk.
  • Sorg’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the #MicroDrone from #WizardWorld.
  • #InterestingThingOfWizardWorld is A-Box TV.  We’re not sure how this is a thing to be honest.
  • .@chilla’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the recent #AppleTV announcement from #Apple.
  • #WifeOfTheShow shares some #IKEA tabletop stove tech as her #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek
  • Another fan submission for #FiveDealFriday with #Pebble options and more
  • Talking about #MotoE with @alexanderkahrs’ #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek submission.
  • #WorldsCollide – We’re talking #Pokemon and #tech with Pokemon Go using your phone for “real-life” Mewtwo hunting. h
  • Talking some #iPadPro from the #AppleEvent earlier this week.

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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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

Awesomecast 265: Cat Street View

AwesomeCast - Cat Street View HiroshimaThis week on Awesomecast 265, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (He likes the pen.)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty cool 3D photo option, too.
  • Finally! A phone you can actually delete a bunch of “useless” preloaded apps. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Are you a beginner Android user? Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a nice introduction for you.
  • Periscope heading to AppleTV? Katie shares her Awesome Thing Of The Week telling us about it!
  • Sorg chimes in with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Periscope Redux
  • Artistic project life (cosplay transformations, wedding video editing process, etc.) on Periscope is a thing. And, Chilla approves!
  • Our App Of The Week is follow-up to Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – It’s Samsung’s SideSync
  • Chatroom contribution: Facebook M as a video option.
    Boost offers an extra 2GB of data to lock you into a plan. But, Android now offers Periscope. Win-win? (Thanks @alexanderkahrs)
  • We like Google Street View. Japan takes it to the next level Google Street View For Cats: (Thanks @chick_chris!)
  • Windows Continuum Dock turns your phone into a computer.
  • Will the Windows Continuum Dock solve PC upgrades because people actually update their phones?
  • Hulu without ads for $4 more a month. You’re welcome (and thank you Hulu)
  • Google’s new Street View App lets you add your own spherical photos.
  • Is there something going on tomorrow? Oh, yeah! Apple’s gonna tell us stuff tomorrow! And, they’ll tell us on other devices!
  • Chilla’s calling tablets taking a backseat for tomorrow’s announcements – focusing on iPhone and AppleTV. We’ll discuss next week.
  • Reminder: We WILL be tweeting tomorrow’s #AppleEvent. Check your twitter feed if you can’t make it to watch the event live.
  • Audience Poll: Do you actually use your phone to talk to people – using it as a PHONE versus messaging, etc.?

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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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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