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360 and Virtual Reality: The Future of Media

Michael Sorg leads a panel of 360 Video and Virtual Reality content providers about where we are with 360 Video and Virtual Reality, the accessibility of Google Cardboard, Gear VR headsets, and 360 cameras, and where we go from here.

Takeaways:

How can I consume 360 and VR content now?

How can I produce 360 or VR content now?

What are key factors when developing content for these platforms?

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AwesomeCast 295: Be Safe, Zip Up

This week on AwesomeCast 295, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’ve got our usual crew (Chilla, Katie, and Sorg) joined by @PieceMakerTech’s Drew Lipold.
  • Drew’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a 3D print prosthetic ear. (Yes, 3D printing is for more than toys.)
  • Katie’s Awesome Thing Of The Week may be a little biased. Google Play has us listed! (Finally.)
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is after a snafu with his computer and side-zip bag. He swears by InCase armor.
  • Sorg is stealing his Awesome Thing Of The Week from Alex Kahrs with WWE use of 360 video.
  • Our App Of The Week is named Steve. Steve The Jumping Dinosaur who lives in your notifications.
  • PSA: If you’re running Windows, uninstall Quicktime to avoid potential issues because of non-updates.
  • Thanks to @MissSinBin about tipping us off to Canadian Prime Minister schooling a journalist on Quantum Computing.
  • Like wallpapers? Wallhaven has all the wallpapers you’re looking for on Microsoft platforms!
  • VR porn now offered as room service in Vegas!

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: Chilla (@chilla), John Lange of Looking for Group Pittsburgh (@lfgpgh) 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 281: Everything is Peachy

This week on AwesomeCast 281, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Facebook messenger chat with Miss Piggy.
  • Chilla’s sharing his CES2016 inspired Awesome Thing Of The Week – Endless low-cost PCs for the rest of the world.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on Automatic as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Sorg is especially sold on the Year In Driving report and monthly report card from Automatic.
  • Question Of The Day: Uber or Zip Car?
  • App Of The Week for this week is fruit related. We’re talking about Peach (@peachdotcool).
  • We’re discussing the super selfie stick the Saramonic SmartMixer. (Thanks Doug (@douglasderda).)
  • Dudders is issuing a scavenger hunt for a good clip-on audio (bluetooth?) mic that is reasonably priced.
  • Lyft helping senior citizens get rides to appointments without smartphones.
  • Pour one out to Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. A Farewell Web Address is being kickstarted to free us from IE.
  • Wonder what Watson has been doing since its Jeopardy win? It’s been working on a Eat/Sleep/Exercise program.
  • Amazon Video is filling our void during TV season breaks. What are others watching between Amazon Video and Hulu?
  • Snapchat, Amazon, and Netflix are also streaming the State Of The Union Address.
  • CORRECTION: Netflix is NOT streaming the State Of The Union Address.

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 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 264: Facebook M is for Making It

Blab.imThis week on Awesomecast 264, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Time for the Awesome Thing Of The Week and Chilla’s telling us about Amazon Prime offline video on iPhone and iPad. 
  • Epix is leaving Netflix and coming to Hulu, which means more options for your instant video viewing.
  • Instagram how has an answer to Snapchat with their new Visual Convos 
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a throwback to our talk with The Hardware Store and a collaboration with them. https://workhardpgh.com/
  • This week’s App Of The Week is Blab a video chat/broadcast platform beta. It’s basically #Periscope if you put 4 of them together.
  • Want to check out BLAB? We recommend it.
  • Is it too much social media with Twitter, Facebook, BLAB, Instagram, Periscope, etc.? How do you manage your time? live.sorgatronmedia.com
  • Want to win a Cord Cutters prize bundle from CNET? We’re curious…
  • Need an inverter? How about a JuiceBox? (Thanks @WPAJJuggalojohn for pointing this one out.)
  • Thank you Instagram! Finally allows landscape and portrait photos.
  • YouTube? Gaming? In the same sentence? Yep. YouTube Gaming is a thing.
  • Shoutout to Rizz while we check out his YouTube Gaming stream. (You can check him out, @RizzPlaysGames.)
  • Chilla sharing YouTube Gaming as an option to scope games. Beats relying on industry descriptions and ratings. live.sorgatronmedia.com
  • Talking Facebook’s response to Siri and Cortana: Facebook M 
  • Breaking down gender equality with Guy Siri vs. Girl Siri.
  • Katie is not over the hoverboard lie. And, she’s not alone.
  • Android wear now works with iPhones (kinda)

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).

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 Featured in Bold Pittsburgh!

From SorgatronMedia.com:

Our Podcamp Pittsburgh friends from Bold Pittsburgh just released their latest issue featuring Sorgatron Media!  Also included are Should I Drink That, a long time friend of the network, as well as a new show called Off the Ropes, which may be interesting to our Wrestling Mayhem Show audience.

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BOLD Pittsburgh is “a lifestyle magazine that highlights activities in Pittsburgh. The food, the fun, and adventure that rests in the ‘Burgh and surrounding areas are parts of this cities growing culture.”  They are one of the awesome success stories inspired by Podcamp Pittsburgh.  You can find our talk in studio with Amanda Narcisi talking about the creation of the magazine that you can find here.