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AwesomeCast 278: Tech Brady Bunch

sfThis week on AwesomeCast 278, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week! For Chilla it’s the new iHome Smart Plug.
  • Dudders is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Her Periscope when she was stuck in an elevator this week.
  • Uncle Crappy is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – the new Post Gazette site.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his new Wire Cast video tech.
  • Thanks to Douglas Derda for pointing out the Google Primer as his addition to our discussion.
  • Facebook video streaming is open to the general public! We’re checking it out.
  • We’re talking about the mobile version of Adobe Lightroom and what options it gives photographers.
  • We’re introducing a new segment: Ye Olde Tech. Thanks to Chachi for giving us a Virtual Vegas CD-ROM game!
  • Dudders is showing off her ’07 MacBook! (She’s excited about upgrading but will miss the Hello Kitty duct tape.)
  • And, we’re done with our tangent about Dudders’ laptop – and back to the Pixel C discussion!
  • Snapchat was down because of Google? If you’re confused like we were, Chilla’s breaking it down.
  • Adobe Flash is dropping the “Flash” part and changing their focus with Adobe Animation.
  • Microsoft is opening its door to OpenSource. It’s nice to see it, even if it’s only portions, it’s a start.
  • Shout out to Friend Of The Show Josh Lucas for the NEXT Pittsburgh piece on his moving and shaking.

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 (@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 277: The Gadgets and Doohickies

This week on AwesomeCast 277, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re talking about our favorite gadgets and doohickies.
  • Time for Awesome Show And Tell with Sorg and his iPad keyboard.
  • Zuckerberg is planning for the future. He gives away shares and ups maternity leave time!
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Snap. It makes Android widgets reachable from any app.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is helping her with her holiday shopping! She’s sharing the Red Laser app.
  • Dudders is sharing her Target shopping experience – including her $4 dinosaur.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with an augmented reality app.
  • Doug shares some iPhone7 discussion with some speculation about headphones.
  • Amazon has a new video for their drone service. And it has a Top Gear panache to it.
  • We’re speculating on the Amazon Landing Zone for the drone service.
  • People are naming their babies after Instagram filters? We’re sharing some info about it.
  • Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away” trust us.
  • Holiday Android picks with Chilla!

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 (@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 276: Evolution of the Emoji – Poop, Pizza and a Dictionary Entry

This week on Awesomecast 276, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re joined in-studio this week by our favorite Microsoft guy – Krazy Krause!
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Microsoft’s Black Friday deal.
  • Sorg checked out the CLP Show Your Work event and has some thoughts to share about CEEMI.
  • Krause’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his recent marriage! As far as tech, he’s going with the Microsoft Band.
  • From our friends over at SIDT Story Corps is working with Google to record family stories for archival.
  • Miss Sin Bin is sharing with us an eyeless spider named Smeagol as her Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Time Magazine has a top ten list (no surprise) of tech (no surprise) but #1 has us a little baffled.
  • We’re talking Little Bits – teaching kids building and programming skills.
  • Chilla’s talking about the Apple Pencil and some reviews he’s been reading up on.
  • Sorg is sharing an epilepsy warning with his next topic of discussion: Emoji Tracker.
  • Tesla Model X is coming out with an $80K price tag – for the low-end model. (But we still think it’s pretty cool.)
  • Tesla auto pilot is a thing. There’s video. And, we’re discussing all the crazy.
  • Government is rethinking its stance on self driving cars?
  • We’re introducing our peeps to Sweet – Hearst’s straight-to-SnapChat publication.
  • Shoutout to Wife Of The Show. She went to Start-UpWeekend Pgh to learn some new things – and came home with a new business: SYLA.

 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: Krause (@KrazyKrause ) 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 275: We’re Slackers

This week on Awesomecast 275, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week – for Sorg it’s his Chromecast.
  • ASUS has released their Chromebit. Chilla is sharing his thoughts for his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Mad Mike’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his new not-flip-phone, the iPhone6.
  • Time for our Tip Of The Week with Google Photos freeing up space for backed up photos.
  • Our friend Alex Kahrs tried the Boomerang app. He made one video and deleted the app.
  • We’re slackers! But only because we’ve been using Slack – a group communication app to help organize projects.
  • Did you know you could download a giphy keyboard? Chilla just shared one with us.
  • We’re talking Windows 10 updates.
  • Democrats fighting back after GOP declares wifi password war.
  • ABC is developing exclusive content for its Watch ABC app.
  • Google gifts free 1TB cloud storage!
  • Chilla is sharing a new option for taking your aerial screensaver to the next level.

 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 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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