Category Archives: AwesomeCast

AwesomeCast 244: Ok Gmffmfffgle

AC-244This week on Awesomecast 244, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Why you don’t need an #AppleWatch.
  • Chilla talks about his #AppleWatch purchase experience.
  • Sorg checked out some of this season’s AlphaLab companies: @seekahoo @TravelWitsCom @whoYuInc
  • We discuss basic web design options for #smallbusiness.
  • Friend of the show Hotwheelz shared an #awesomethingoftheweek – TF103C the transformer pad as a laptop option.
  • Chilla shares his thoughts on the #chrome app ARC Welder.
  • Use a phone as a tablet?  Check out @padfone as an option to bridge the gap.
  • Push for celebs to stop using @AppMeerkat?
  • Sorg uses #Periscope as part of tonight’s show.
  • With all the password options, would you trust your voice to unlock your device? It may happen with Android tech.
  • Our self-censor in tech is to keep devices from responding to “Okay Google” as part of our discussion by mumbling the Google part.
  • Chilla championing his #TiVo for proactively searching for episodes missed in the early part of the season.
  • Next Week: Let us know about your #cordcutting situation.  What devices, dongles, boxes, etc. are you using?  What’s worked?  What hasn’t?

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.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

 

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Awesomecast 243: Social Media is Not your Boss

Awesomecast 243: Social Media is Not your BossThis week on Awesomecast 243, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Will Rutherford talked about his vacation from social media.
  • Chilla discusses the Samsung Galaxy S6.
  • Smartwatch talk!
  • Discussion on health technology.
  • A playlist maker in Playmoss.
  • The Smartboy looking like it will not be a joke.
  • April Fool’s tech; including a teacher using tech to prank, a new Google Reader and MS DOS for a phone.
  • News on upcoming events.

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),Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox/@panelriot) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

 

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AwesomeCast 242: Commoditized Sticks and Buttons

Google ChromebitThis week on Awesomecast 242, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • News on the Surface 3.
  • Sorg giving his thoughts on Meerkat and Periscope.
  • Google Maps turning maps into Pac-Man levels.
  • A Game Boy Camera gun.
  • The Chromebit: A stick version of Chrome!
  • Discussion on stick entertainment.
  • A new Amazon button.
  • News on upcoming events.

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.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

 

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Awesomecast 241: The Party Next Door

Innovation WorksThis week on Awesomecast 241, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Laura Kelly telling us about Innovation Works.
  • Attention grabbing companies like Trusst Lingerie and Romeo Delivers.
  • Demo Day and how it benefits start-ups.
  • What UpPrize is all about.
  • Discussion on the #burghppu event.
  • Putting Mac photos on Instagram with Uploader.
  • A Disney wrist device.
  • The benefits of an “audio twitter” like Clammrap.
  • Looking back at your Facebook past with their ‘On This Day’ tool.
  • News on upcoming events.

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), Laura Kelly (@iwpgh) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

 

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AwesomeCast 240: DadCast

AC-240This week on Awesomecast 240, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Technology at an Applebee’s restaurant.
  • Discussion on how bars/restaurants can be improved by tech.
  • Chilla Using GoogleGlass to record family memories.
  • Facebook Messenger letting you send money.
  • Discussion on tech for the youth.
  • News on upcoming events.

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), Doug Derda (@douglasderda, ShouldIDrinkThat.com) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

 

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Awesomecast 239: They’re WATCHING us

This week on Awesomecast 239, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Discussion on the Applewatch; including who the market is for it, it compared to other wearable tech and if we are interest in it. 4:10
  • Talk on Apple’s ResearchKit. 29:14
  • Discussion on the MacBook. 38:45
  • Talk on the latest from HBO and discussion on the future of cable/streaming content.
  • The Kickstarter Pancakebot, which lets you design pancakes anyway you like. 56:13
  • A plane flying around the world with solarpower. 1:01:15
  • Google Calendar on the iPhone. 1:04:22
  • News on upcoming events. 1:09:00

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: Katie Dudas (@kdudders), AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic), Ron Krause (@krazykrause) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

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AwesomeCast 238: A Fine Quality Stick

AC-238This week on Awesomecast 238, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Discussion with Dr Matt Keener about emodt; which companies can use to measure emotions of their teams. 3:35
  • The sticky camera that is Podo. 26:25
  • Smartphone charging furniture from Ikea. 29:35
  • Livestream.com’s Broadcaster Mini camera. 36:46
  • App of the week: Evernote’s Scannable. 39:31
  • Discussion on Google+. 49:50
  • Discussion on the Samsung Galaxy S6. 1:01:00
  • News on upcoming events.

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), emodt.com Matt Keener (emodt.com/@keenzai) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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

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AwesomeCast 237: Safe for All Ages

AC-237This week on Awesomecast 237, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Talk with WhoYu Inc. and how their networking application works. 2:58
    • What to look for in the future with WhoYu and how to learn more about it.
  • The announcement of a new Pebble. 15:23
  • IBM and ARM team up so you can build an Internet…of Things. 29:00
  • Safety for Snapchat for parents. 26:25
  • Youtube for the kids. 40:15
  • Digit, the automated savings account, and how it can help you with your finances. 47:18
  • An iPhone Google Cardboard game in the works?
  • The Astropad app and how it lets you use the ipad as a sketch board that converts to Mac apps. 55:22

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), COO Nicholas Ferrell and CEO Chase Midler of WhoYu inc (@whoyuinc www.whouinc.com) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).  Don’t forget to check out Alphalab.org for great new companies and learn how you can submit your idea!

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 236: Have You Updated Barbie Today?

Hello BarbieThis week on Awesomecast 236, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Hello Barbie from Mattel. (and how that concept could be used for other devices.)
  • Discussion on how early a child should get into tech products. 2:25
  • Sorg’s quest for streaming music which has lead to Amazon Prime. 24:22
  • Thoughts on the recently departed RadioShack. 36:45
  • The return of Viewmaster! 43:50
  • How “Kill Switches” in phones seems to be working. 47:13
  • How Google Helpouts did not help out for long. 52:15
  • A Modern Family episode getting very tech. 55:20
  • A brief rundown on some other tech news.
  • News on upcoming events.
  • After the show remember to:

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), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy) 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 235: Blunted Feelings

This week on Awesomecast 235, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Awesome things of the week:
    • The Sober Up app on Pebble ( 3:00 )
    • Pebble Decals (8:30 )Wizard World acquiring comic cons all over (including Pittsburgh comic con.) (10:15 )
    • Indiegogo event in Pittsburgh. ( 15:02 )
  • App of the week: A fashion related app in Stylinity. 23:47
  • Ways to get free space from Bing and Google. 30:39
  • The Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh getting lit up by Instagram. 37:25
  • LG’s version of VR and discussion on phone VR. 41:15
  • Discussion on giveaways/networking at tech events. 49:43
  • News on upcoming events.

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).

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