Category Archives: AwesomeCast

AwesomeCast 336: Get Your Jigglypuff On

This week on AwesomeCast 336, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, and Mike Pound, including:

  • We have our special (?) Valentine’s Day episode of AwesomeCast!
  • Sorg is filling in for Dudders sharing some Porn Hub news as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Speaking of Porn Hub, Sorg is telling us how they are doing some SexEd materials.
  • Porn Hub sends news releases to mainstream media outlets with actual news content.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a VR desktop for Mac.
  • Mike is pulling the discussion back to Valentine’s Day with Bernie Singles website rival of Trump Singles.
  • Fan Of The Show Brandon shared an automated buoy that saves lives.
  • That pixel enhancement tech you see on TV? It’s a thing now thanks to Google.
  • Mat Weller shared Grip Gear movie maker set for this week’s show. He has Sorg’s interest.
  • Like gaming? How about Retro Blox via Brandon? A Kickstarter mod console that lets you play retro games.
  • With the scare and concern about the potential for NASA to go away, hackers have rescued and cataloged data.
  • IBM Watson has been in lots of discussion. It has been tasked with a review of cyber security.
  • Pokemon GO is celebrating Valentine’s Day with pink pokemon.
  • E3 is open to the public!
  • Is the next new blue collar job coding?
  • Amazon came out with their own conferencing solution – Chime.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Pound (@MikePoundPG) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 335: Collegiate Battle Bots

This week on AwesomeCast 335, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, and Producer Missy, including:

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 334: Alt Gov Rundown

This week on AwesomeCast 334, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and Aaron Parkus, including:

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Aaron Parkus, Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 333: Make America Kittens Again

This week on AwesomeCast 333, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and the news’ Mike Pound, including:

– Mike is sharing some of the stuff he’s been up to – including Beer Me!
– Mike is bringing news media into the discussion as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
– Pro Tip from Mike – Fact check! factcheck.org, politifact.com, snopes.com.
– We’re talking a standardized pants-on-fire metric for news stories to help people determine validity of posts.
– Moving on to some lighter topics, Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is The Hunted on CBS.
– Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the movie Nerve. An ultimate Truth Or Dare.
– Speculating on darknet after watching Nerve.
– Missy’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a gadget that snaps onto your guitar for a Guitar Hero learning style.
– Shout out to Slice on Broadwaye for their continued support of the show with the perfect pepperoni pizza!
– Our App Of The Week is a layer picture editor app.
– Thanks to Brandon for contributing the Soda Tap to this week’s discussion.
– There’s a bacon toaster?
– Tired of the news? You can change pictures of Donald Trump to kittens!
Chromebook is making another push.
– Microsoft is making a push for education.
– Google is making an affordable VR option with Daydream VR.
– Amazon made a dash button for candies. The gift that keeps on giving.
– Amazon needs to partner the dash candy/chocolate button with local florists to save guys from doghouses.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Pound (@MikePoundPG), Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 332: Man of All Media

This week on AwesomeCast 332, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Katie and TV’s Jim Lokay, including:AC

– Lokay is a Man Of All Media and still takes the time to talk tech with us!
– Want to be our boss? Support us through Patreon for exclusive content like Mat Weller.
– It’s time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Nintendo Switch has Sorg’s attention!
– We’re talking Nintendo parental controls.
– Lokay is sharing his thoughts regarding Nintendo’s Wii U as a failure and how they’re overcoming it.
– Chilla is talking the horse power behind the Nintendo Switch.
– We’re talking thoughts on Nintendo returning to the cartridge system versus instant play of online games.
– USBC is the greatest thing in the world – Chilla.
– Katie – talking porn or online dating. Her Awesome Thing Of The Week is Espresso Yourself latte option.
– Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is bite-sized video games like Star Wars Force Arena.
– Lokay’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Automatic and its great data resources.
– Lokay may miss Pittsburgh pizza the most being in DC. We need to get him some Slice next time he’s in town!
– Lokay is gearing up for the inauguration and is sharing how the ACLU is utilizing the Mobile Justice app.
– Check out the News On app [Google Play] [iPhone] for your own personal news feed. Our in-house news guy Lokay recommended!
AT&T finally shut down their 2G network. Original iPhone users can no longer use their service!
– Note to AT&T users: Download the Mark the Spot app for more info on service and coverage.
– Katie shares the loss of yet another social media platform. Vine is going away, but is built-in for Twitter.
– Our thoughts go out to Rob on the Run over the loss of Vine.
– Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Emie Elfy Light.
– Michael Fedor also shared that the Fresno Grizzlies have officially taken over the taco emoji!
– Chilla is talking about composting in the future with Whirlpool’s Zera indoor composter.
– We’re also talking the ultimate VR flight simulator by Icaros.
– We touched upon a VR tour of the White House with President Obama.
– Smartwatches can tell you’re about to get sick days in advance.
Plott’s Cubit makes it easy to measure spaces for creative projects.

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), Jim Lokay (@Lokay) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 331: 12 Pounds of Intel Core

This week on AwesomeCast 331, we’re talking about awesome acthings in technology, including:

– We’ve got Chilla in Studio C with Krause, Sorg, and Dudders in studio.
– We’re reworking our Patreon – and there WILL be AwesomeCast Gold in the near future.
– Talking some hot merchandise with Chilla as his Awesome Thing Of The Week
– Out of CES Chilla is bringing us the Razer 3-monitor laptop as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
– Dudders is focusing on the most important part of CES – augmented reality p0rn as her Awesome Thing Of The Week.
– Krause follows with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – his first Uber ride (not from Sorg).
– Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is how Wendy’s trolled someone so hard he deleted his account.
– Wrestling Mayhem Show crossover: Wendy’s discussion with TNA social media account also a thing.
– Sorg’s favorite never frozen pizza is Slice. We even did a Facebook LIVE with our favorite guys today! (Check it out.)
– This week’s App Of The Week is from Chilla – the Continual app (normally $7.99) is now free.
– What’s going on with Google Voice? Chilla is talking about some updates.
Mark Hamill dubbing Donald Trump tweets as The Joker?
– Our friend Brandon let us know about the new LG tv that’s less than 3mm thick.
– Dudders is procrastinating stopping procrastinating. But, there’s an app for that!
– What is cooler than 3D medical imaging?
Fitbit bought Vector – another Pebble competitor. Chilla is sharing his thoughts.
– Sorg got to attend the Ascender hackathon this weekend.
– Keep an eye out for our Awesome Chat video with Ascender coming out later this week.
– We’re talking an ambulance drone that can assist in emergency response.
– Uber just opened up city data.

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), Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

You can support the show atPatreon.com/awesomecast!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

 

 

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AwesomeCast 330: A Love Affair With Alexa

It’s our first episode of 2017. We’re getting geeky and techy in our revamped digs. We’ve got Katie, Chilla, Sorg, and Max in house for on AwesomeCast 330!

– We’re talking some Alexa with our in-studio guests.
– Sorg is sharing how Alexa’s “Always Getting Smarter” creeps him out.
– Alexa does have a mute button that turns red – so you know when she’s listening and when she’s not.
– Alexa can even call you an Uber!
– Alexa also asks to rate her analysis performance – to hone in on your voice commands.
– Chilla is concerned Alexa may break up his marriage – because his wife is loving it.
– Chilla is using Alexa in conjunction with Siri to maximize his automation.
– Max still thinks Siri is better with providing sports scores than Alexa.
– Katie is joining the Alexa bandwagon with her Echo Dot.
– Katie is doing her Echo Dot unboxing on air!
– South Korean robots company has built a real Gundam!
– Max is a gamer. Of course he’s sharing some awesome game stories.
– Chilla recommends the Nexus line of Android tablets. (Or wait 2 months for Samsung announcements.)
– Need something do with your old phone? How about turn it into a security camera.
– You know we like drones. How about a Snoopy drone?
– Like the outdoors but don’t want to get lost from your group? We’re talking about a bluetooth option.
– Katie is sharing a fitness tracker that’s a ring instead of a wrist accessory.
– Chilla is sharing the news Sorg has been waiting for – his Macbook will have touchscreen capability!
– Sorg knew he needed an iPad, but didn’t realize he needed THIS much iPad…
– Android is getting Mario Run – sometime in the future, and you can sign up for more info now.
– Who’s still playing Pokemon GO? *Sorg slowly raises his hand*
– Chilla is sharing his thoughts on the Pokemon GO integration with his watch.
– Sorg combined his Pokemon GO and Uber. He plays while he’s parked (not while he’s actually driving).
– Katie is discussing the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app and pairings with Yelp and Spotify.
– We love to hear from our fans. Hit us up with news! How do you like the new studio set-up?

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 Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Max Parker (@GameGuyPGH).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! We’ll be updating our Patreon in the coming weeks.

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 329: Right Behind The Cutting Edge

It’s our last episode of the year.  We’re getting geeky and nostalgic – checking our predictions from last year and talking tech and social media predictions for 2017, with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 329!

– We’re LIVE with our year-end Christmas show with Doug Derda and Cynthia Closkey, talking about our awesome things of the year on this week’s episode.
– Sling and cordcutting were our awesome things of the year for 2015 as we reflected back last year.
– Meerkat? Wow!
– Cynthia is sharing her awesome thing of the year for 2016 – her smart watch (Apple Watch) and wearables in general.
– Sorg is sharing his woes over the Pebble buyout in comparison to the Apple Watch.
– Doug is pitching a Kickstarter campaign for a Kickstarter movie talking about Kickstarter campaigns.
– Google Glass is still a discussion at the end of 2016.
– Wheelz is sharing his awesome thing of the year – his Samsung phone.
– Doug is sharing Facebook LIVE as his awesome thing of the year and how interesting instacontent is.
– Speaking of bleeding edge tech – we can’t help but talk about iJustine and how she was livestreaming a decade ago.
– How do you stand out in a tidal wave of content now that instacontent is so available?
– Are people looking at instacontent for content or for interaction with other people?
– Doug is teaching us about the Musically app through his son’s usage.
– Sorg’s awesome thing of the year is self-driving cars – especially since he’s been in one!
– Speaking of self-driving cars, studies show traffic would be better with less traffic lights.

– It’s 2016 prediction recap time!
— Doug was WRONG with his prediction about online superstardom.
— Cynthia is recapping her accurate mom factor prediction about streaming programming.
— AI advancement prediction by Chilla is ACCURATE! (You can thank Alexa, Sir.)
— DJ Lunchbox’s iPhone7 prediction – ACCURATE! (WTH headphone jacks?)
— Technology to communicate with pets. Sorry Katie, we’re not sure whether Catterbox counts this year.

– Apple’s biggest innovation – a phone that doesn’t explode!

– Predictions for 2017!
— Doug predicts Google+ will finally die.
— Sorg thinks Twitter will not be an independent company by the end of 2017. Will it go to Verizon?
— Cynthia thinks VR video will not be a thing next year, as in it’s not going anywhere, and we won’t know why. She doesn’t believe it will get past Cardboard and it’ll be at least another 3 years before we see any solid movement with VR.
— Rizz predicts the Nintendo Switch will revolutionize gaming

– Thanks for a great (at least by way of tech) 2016! Make sure to hit us up with what tech Santa brought you!

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: Doug Derda (@douglasderda), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 328: AwesomeCast Compendium

  • You can now customize your emojis and it keeps your selection for next time with iOS 10.2
  • Chilla is discussing Tivo and Apple TV app updates with the new TV app. Is #Netflix holding out, or do they have an agreement in place that’s making us wait for updates?
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week are Apple AirPods and how he’ll be keeping his #AirPods in his ears.
  • Sorgatron is going Old School with hisAwesome Thing Of The Week – Panasonic LaserActive video games.
  • Our Patreon supporter Mat Weller is contributing this week with Airblock – a modular drone on Kickstarter.
  • Patreon supporter, Mike Fedor sent us a notice about Netgear router bug issues.
  • Live video stream on Instagram?  (Finally!) Katie is telling us all about it!
  • Does Instagram video create exclusivity options?  What makes you want to use it over other video platforms?
  • 360 Video to iOS?  (Yes, please!)
  • More Pokestops announced for Sprint stores.  Related: THERE’S A CHRISTMAS PIKACHU?
  • Are your Social Media memories enough online?  If not, you can get an actual, physical, paper book!
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, www.chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders, Scarehouse), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).
Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Mat Weller and  @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

AwesomeCast 327: Two Weeks of Awesome

Shout out to our #Patreon supporters @matweller and @mikefedorshow.
  • Chilla signed up for DirectTV Now and he’s sharing his thoughts.
    • All the channels are in alphabetical order on #DirectTVNow?  #Genius
  • Sorgatron is talking about Netflix download and streaming options during his trip.
  • Back on US soil, Sorgatron checked out a Snapchat Spectacles setup in New York City
  • Thoughts from technology in Thailand
  • Touchscreen food service kiosks being proposed for McDonald’s here are already a reality in Thailand.
  • Chilla is discussing #Navdy, an installable projection display for your car.
  • Amazon has a grocery store.  That doesn’t require a cashier.  #GameChanger
  • Starting this Thursday, Starbucks will have a PokemonGo drink – and stores will be a pokestop or a gym.
  • Microsoft brought Solitaire to mobile devices.
  • Control more than your BB-8 with the wrist band, you can control your house or anything through IFTTT.

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, www.chillatech.net), and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Mat Weller and  @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

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