Category Archives: AwesomeCast

AwesomeCast 292: I Am Iron Man (Because I Have a Virtual Desktop)

This week on AwesomeCast 292, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re joined by Chachi! Which means we’ll be talking videogames in addition to the usual tech talk.
  • Thanks to our Patreons! @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow are helping bring you this week’s show!
  • Chachi’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the FBI giving Apple the “finger” with regard to the San Bernadino issues.
  • Oculus Rift has shipped! And, the first delivery was made by its founder Palmer Luckey.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Microsoft Star Wars holographic communication.
  • Ryan Haggerty chimes in for this week’s show with a virtual 3D desktop for 360 environments.
  • Is virtual desktop just a gimmick?
  • Snapchat geofilters being used to find interns? It’s a thing that’s happening.
  • Microsoft is learning first hand how to parent. Tay AI chat bot “grounded” after learning racism.
  • Tinder getting into augmented reality through acqusition of humin – an intuitive address book-like app?
  • Getting back to VR, we’re talking about Pornhub getting into the space – complete with a Badoink headset.
  • Amazon is going to show us how to make an Echo with a Raspberry Pi? Color us interested.
  • You can check Wayne Manor and the Bat Cave on Google Maps? We’re discussing the security features (or lack thereof).
  • Pokemon fan? We’re talking about how Pokemon Go is going to work on your smartphone.

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: Chachi (@chachisays) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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 291: A Bushel of Apple

This week on AwesomeCast 291, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re kicking off with Kim’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition.
  • Talking Go Jane Go from Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition as an option for women travelers.
  • We’re also discussing the jelly bean start-up from Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition.
  • Want to check out Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition? Scope out the Work Hard Pittsburgh videos.
  • Because Apple treated Sorg so well, he spent more money on his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Apple TV.
  • We’re discussing size for transport as a determining factor of what tech we purchase. Are phones too big?
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – the new iPad Pro.
  • We’re discussing the backlash against XBox for scantily clad dancers.
  • Speaking of Apple, there was an event, and some announcements. We’re touching on some highlights.
  • NPR won’t promote its podcast? Kim is talking about the “why” of it.

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: Kim Lyons (@SocialKimLy ), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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 290: We’ve Got the (Rapid) Power

This week on AwesomeCast 290, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Tonight we’re joined by Chilla in Studio B and River’s Edge (with props) in house.
  • We <3 Patreons like @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow because they take care of us. Love the show? Support us!
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Chilla is kicking things off with the Bose Sound True Ultra earbuds.
  • Brian is sharing Surge as Awesome Thing Of The Week Part 1.
  • The legit Brian Awesome Thing Of The Week is a turbo charger for his phone. Plus – it has a flashlight!
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Podcast App – as in the one pre-installed on your iDevice!
  • Alex is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week contribution with the Amazon Fire tablet he is digging on.
  • Cities Rising featured some Pittsburgh innovation. Cool to check out.
  • Discussing the Smart City initiative. From 60 cities narrowed to 7 – Pittsburgh is on the list.
  • We’re talking videogames! Twitch is helping design games for streaming!
  • Speaking of videogames, it looks like Shell Games is getting their hand into the Twitch streaming platform.
  • Is XBox One testing DVR?
  • Playstation Vue has gone nationwide – Starts at $29.99 as a “cable” option.
  • Comic-Con will be launching a streaming service. (Like the old G4 stuff – yep, this is for you.)
  • Aido will be your friend (if you’re into AI and robots that watch you while you sleep).

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: Brian Crawford (@RiversEdgePGH ), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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 289: Dance Loki! Dance!

This week on AwesomeCast 289, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re LIVE with this week’s AwesomeCast with Chilla, Mike Pound and our Women’s Day 2016 representative Katie!
  • Katie is kicking off our Awesome Thing Of The Week with #OneDayIWill for Womens Day 2016.
  • Our in-house (self-proclaimed) application whore Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week as the Mac app bundle.
  • Mac heist is to blame for AwesomeCast and the other Sorgatron Media productions.
  • Sorg is telling us about turning an old PC into a Chromebook for free as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is thanks to Sorg’s obsession with Avengers Academy.
  • Katie is sharing Fit RPG to gamify fitbit.
  • We’re getting Chilla’s thoughts on mini echo speakers.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on the Alexa upgrade with his Fire TV.
  • Meerkat is no longer live streaming? Katie is sharing her thoughts on the change.
  • Chilla has a Skype story – and it begins with “Once upon a time…”
  • It’s time for Mike’s Awesome Thing Of The Week (Slice distracted us) is online voter registration in PA!
  • Augmented reality comes to a t-shirt with Virtuali-Tee.

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

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

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

AwesomeCast 288: MySpace Stalking

This week on AwesomeCast 288, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla is kicking off the show with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Tivo Skip.
  • Katie found something Chilla doesn’t own as her Awesome Thing Of The Week. Phone Soap to clean your phone.
  • AI to help with scheduling? Sorg is sharing his new personal assistant app as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • How much is “too” much AI? We’re having some interesting discussion – from both sides of the argument.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is Gif Brewery and their version 3 update!
  • Thanks to Doug for the Facebook Live for Android fan submission.
  • Snapchat Live is a thing. They’re covering Super Tuesday. We suggest you check it out.
  • Ads in the middle of Snap Chat? Now we know how they’re monetizing, I guess.
  • Chilla is sharing some thoughts on hybrid sim.
  • We’re sharing some #Audi love for an ad filmed near our studio.
  • Slack wants to take down Skype and Hangout!
  • We’re integrating Trello and Slack for our operations. We’re finding you need to find what’s right for you.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 is now out. Sorg is still salivating (and he’s sharing his thoughts, too).
  • The next PS4 update will let you play games on PC or Mac.
  • We’re discussing the NEXT Pittsburgh article about female podcasters (like Katie).
  • Forget all the new social media – We’re (briefly) talking MySpace!
  • (And, we’re legit still discussing MySpace if you want to 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: Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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 287: Full House

This week on AwesomeCast 287, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Tonight’s a full house with Sorg, Katie, Chilla, and Frank in studio and Mike Fedor remote.
  • Thanks to our Patreon Mike Fedor for joining us as part of this week’s show.
  • Mike Fedor kicks off this week’s show with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Fresno MLB team twitter promotion.
  • Katie is sharing SnapChat on-demand geofilter as her Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Our resident machine head Frank is sharing the Audi VR Experience as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • WMC is going on today, and Chilla is sharing the HP Elite X3 as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Apple podcast connect.
  • App Of The Week this week is Poncho. Sorg lives by their “chipper and sassy” forecast commentary.
  • Thanks to our friends at Does This Hold Up for sharing the smartphone in the clouds this week.
  • Frank is sharing smart socks. Interesting conversation.
  • Sorg just pulled an audio player from his desk with a mini CD.

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), Frank Chynoweth (@FuzzWad), Michael Fedor (@mikefedorshow) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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 286: Barbie Wants a Chilla House

This week on AwesomeCast 286, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Tonight Chilla, Katie and Sorg are repping the East coast and Alex Kahrs is our West coast voice!
  • It’s that time where we thank our patreons @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. Helping us bring you awesome things.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – a wireless controller for Apple products.
  • Alex is bringing us HOWL as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Katie is bringing Lady Gaga (more precisely her use of tech at the Grammys 2016) as her Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • AirDog action sport drone is Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – a “tethered” drone.
  • We’re discussing Quartz for iPhone – an ongoing conversation/text app about news.
  • We’re talking about some human tissue printing options via 3D printers.
  • Mattel is doing a 3D printer to design and create your own toys.
  • Microsoft has the Lumia brand, and they are heading back to “low end” options.
  • Barbie is getting a smart house with all sorts of awesome features.
  • Tesla for kids is a thing. And, we’re talking about how jealous we are of it.
  • There is a new bluetooth in town.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on the book Follow The Geeks.

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), Alex Kahrs (@alexanderkahrs) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.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: Twitter Special

In this AwesomeCast Special, the crew discusses the recent and upcoming changes to Twitter, 140 characters, timeline algorithms, why they are happening, and how you should be reacting as a user or social media marketer.

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 around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 285: #sorgmonkeybaby

This week on AwesomeCast 285, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a mirror. Not because he’s that kind of guy. It’s because it’s a smart screen!
  • Dudders is using her new Macbook! And, it spiraled a fun tech conversation with Chilla and his new hardware.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is not her new Mac book, but is instead the @toolsforpeace Stop Breathe Think app.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is also a life hack in that he organizes his scheduling with @vytein.
  • We’re celebrating National Pizza Day with the perfect pepperoni pizza from Slice on Broadway. Show your support and vote!
  • Our App Of The Week is Wallapop.
  • Hallelujah! Instagram allows multiple account access. (Finally.)
  • Fitbit detects pregnancy.
  • 3D printer used so Superbowl 50 player could have a custom brace on his broken arm.
  • Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game.
  • iRing allows you to have it as a stand holder and grip for your iPhone.
  • Twitter is joining the algorithm game and changing the timeline view for users.

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 atPatreon.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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Awesome Chat: The Rivers Edge

We talk with Brian Crawford of Rivers The River’s Edge about his 24 streaming radio, bringing attention to Pittsburgh music, and more!

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