AwesomeCast 227: Creepy Glasses and Tablets

AC227This week on Awesomecast 227, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • AJ discusses the Microsoft Band and it’s parlay into purchasing a Windows Phone 6:13
  • The rise of Android Tablets and accessibility for the common consumer 23:37
  • The possibly leaked iPad Pro schematics and the futures of iOS and MAC. 33:00
  • Android’s advertising techniques, including their billboard in Times Square. 51:20
  • GoogleGlass trying to improve its image. 57:10

 

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: AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic) 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 226: Live from Podcamp Pittsburgh 9

AwesomeCast - Podcamp Pittsburgh 9This week on Awesomecast 226, we’re live from Podcamp Pittsburgh 9 at Point Park University!  Recorded Sunday, November 23. We discuss:

  • Hack Summit – a coding conference 3:40
  • TouchCast!  An iPad video shooting and streaming app discovered at Podcamp! 7:20
  • We discuss Mixlr.com for quick and social audio broadcasting thanks to Alex Kahrs! 12:20
  • Drunk Mode so you can figure out where you went and find your friends when you get drunk! 14:31
  • The “We’re Still Here” Podcasting panel invades!  We discuss what it takes for a podcast to last long with Will Rutherford (@panelriot) Zach Rizza (@theerizz), Doug Derda (@sidt), and Dan Greenwald (@comicbookpitt). 18:00
  • Mulango Akpo Esembe (@ramblingmango) joins us to talk about what he got from Podcamp Pittsburgh this weekend. 32:40
  • Yahoo takes over search on Firefox 35:50
  • Facebook Groups App 38:45
  • Dominos ordering from your Xbox 360 39:45
  • Check out  for a great deal on ThinkUp, MetaFilter, and more! 41:40

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 at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 225: Ladies Love Man Siri

AC225This week on Awesomecast 226, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • The HiRise for i products. 3:05
  • Siri being awesome when you are sick; along with general Siri discussion. 9:03
  • Android/iPhone discussion. 10:50
  • A Target app that can help you on Black Friday. 14:54
  • Free heat? We discuss Cloud&Heat. 21:40
  • Payphones in NYC turning into Wi-Fi stations. 27:26
  • Another alternative to cable in the Playstation Vue. 32:13
  • BuzzFeed’s WeChat app. 39:37
  • Facebook possibly trying to challenge Linkedin. 50:00
  • An app for a Type 9 Keyboard on your ios. 53:45
  • News on some things going on with Nokia. 59:00
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

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 at 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 224: Slow Jazz in the Basement

AC224This week on Awesomecast 225, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • The Writer Emergency Pack Kickstarter.
  • A Microsoft bundle package which offers significant savings on some of their products.
  • An expansion to Chromecast apps.
  • Talk about the GalaxyS5 and other handheld devices.
  • Reviews of some Apps from Adobe.
  • Discussion on messaging.
  • A glove that can be used for pyros.
  • The Amazon Echo and what it can do in your living room.
  • The growth of Google Wallet.
  • Taylor Swift’s issues with Spotify.
  • President Obama’s suggestion on net neutrality.
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

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), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) 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 223: All of the Google

All of the google - awesomecastThis week on Awesomecast 223, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Sorg talks about his shiny new bluetooth audio speaker. 2:10
  • Chilla talks all of the Google things. 10:40
  • Engadget review of Lollipop is Chilla approved. 11:55
  • The new Gmail app is like Inbox (which is still on invite-only). 16:55
  • The Google Calendar update “makes more sense.” 21:00
  • Nexus Player releases 23:39
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is coming out in 10 days. Chilla lets us know his thoughts. 29:05
  • A Nest update is coming and it updates thermostat options. 31:50
  • Chrome has a new bookmark manager which might keep Chilla using Chrome. 33:15
  • Indiegogo’s Faux Glass project. A $20 Google Glass “alternative?” 47:35
  • Fitbit announces 3 new activity trackers. Where does it stack up in comparison to other wearable tech? 49:10
  • Microsoft rolls out dropbox integration.
  • Over 900 classic arcade games online thanks to Internet Archive. 1:02:00

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: John Chichilla (@chilla) 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 222: RFID In Everything But This Podcast

AC222This week on Awesomecast 222, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • Discussion about some comments we received on “Hey Siri” and Microsoft Xim. 5:15
  • Talk on the features and more of the iPad Air 2. 14:19
  • Discussion on the NFL utilizing RFID Chips. 21:40
  • An app that makes your iPhone a 3D scanner. 30:10
  • Discussion on Google Inbox. 35:07
  • Discussion on e-mail.
  • Some talk on car tech. 45:00
  • Sorg talking about his experience with Verizon Innovations. 49:55
  • People that could use the Golden-I headset computer. 1:1:58
  • Discussion on the news that Microsoft will give unlimited and free storage with a purchase of Office 365. 1:05:00
  • The latest lawsuits on data usage. 1:11:16
  • The Nybus app that controls the light on your phone. 1:12:50
  • Talk on how Amazon is fighting Chromecast and Roku with the Fire TV Stick. 1:13:30
  • Upcoming things going on in technology.

 

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

AwesomeCast 221: Apples and Lollipops

AwesomeCast - Android LollipopThis week on Awesomecast 221, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • The XIM photo sharing app and what it does. 4:10
  • The Firechat app and why it is a good download for protesters. 10:50
  • Real hoverboards? 17:24
  • The new Nexus products and Android Lollipop 20:02
  • The Nexus Player and their latest attempt at TV with Google 28:17
  • Devices having infra red technology. 34:00
  • Apple news, like:
    • The news of iPad Air 2 and Apple Pay 38:10
    • The Retina 5K iMac. 42:45
    • The iPad Mini 3. 50:15
    • Some updates on the Yosemite program. 53:45
  • News on HBOGO, CBS and general talk about tv networks and programs. 55:30
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology.

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

AwesomeCast 220: Not Really Helpful

awesomecastThis week on Awesomecast 220, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • Chilla talking the August electronic deadbolt. 6:30
  • WeMo® Light Switch Chilla update are a pain for Chilla. 11:40
  • Lokay talking Acorns for rounding up your spare change. 12:26
  • Sorg talks about Checky, and asks: are we addicted to our tech? 24:13
  • Sorg reminds us Pixlr is the ultimate web based Photoshop replacement 36:30
  • How to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings and record in 1080p 39:35
  • Trying to help Chachi pick a new Android cell phone!  Should he get the Samsung Galaxy 5 or the LG G3 45:30
  • Why are all of these people using the soft home button on the iPhone?  52:25
  • We’re talking GPS apps and some incidents with traffic authorities. What are you using? 58:23

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).  Jim Lokay (@lokay) can be found at WCVB in Boston!

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

AwesomeCast 219: Select * from SQL where Cast=Awesome

Ohio Linux FestThis week on Awesomecast 219, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

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  • The upcoming Ohio LinuxFest! 4:00
  • Linux operating systems.
  • The usefulness of Free and Open Source Software.
  • The future of operating systems. 24:07
  • How relevant Columbus is in the world of technology.27:02
  • Sway and theories on what exactly it will do. 32:50
  • Students getting free access to developer tools. 40:30
  • The TIINY app. 42:00
  • The happenings with Adobe. 47:00
  • An AppleTV homekit. 52:10
  • A Chrome Dinosaur game. 54:45
  • GoPro in streaming in real time. 55:30
  • Lastly, we discuss upcoming things going on in technology. 56:50

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 visit Vance and Susan’s event at ohiolinux.org for more information on Ohio LinuxFest.

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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