AwesomeCast 198: War on the Back Catalog

AwesomeCast 198: War on the Back CatalogThis week on Awesomecast 198, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • Toilet tech.
  • Sorg talking about his MacBook Pro.
  • How to make your own mobile app. (http://www.cultofmac.com/278816/making-mobile-app-now-super-quick-easy/)
  • HBO bringing some of its shows to Amazon Prime.
  • Conflict between Amazon and a publishing house.
  • A Xbox without Kinect coming out!
  • The new mute option on Twitter.
  • Information on Adobe Voice.
  • ios8 talk.  Is a splitscreen available?
  • What is coming out soon in technology.

After the show remember to:

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

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AwesomeCast 197: This One Goes Out to the Moms

AC197This week on Awesomecast 197, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • Talk about the Scarehouse’s basement in Pittsburgh getting some publicity.
  • Dropcam; which has a facial recognition feature.
  • Sorg talking about items from Intensity and what they can do.
  • Mother’s Day tech gifts!
  • Tech products like FitBit that can help your health.
  • Talk about tech gift giving in general.
  • Talk about Windows products.
  • Police using Pinterest. For what reasons?
  • The LG Chrome.
  • Phone protective products.
  • Discussion on security issues with new products.
  • Virtual Reality and how it is not for everyone.
  • Upcoming things 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 this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast, Mike Sorg (@mikesorg), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Katie Dudas (@kdudders).

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

 

AwesomeCast 196: Coding Isn’t For Kids

Awesomecast  Code BabesThis week on Awesomecast 196, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • The cast for the new Star Wars!!!
  • Humble Bundle for comic books.
  • How you can own a big piece from “Shaun of The Dead”.
  • Firefox updates; which leads to talk about what internet browsers we use.
  • The app of the week which is Tagg.ly.  Find out what it does!
  • Talk about online hangout/meeting applications.
  • Raspberry Pi phone!
  • Videostreams for Chromecast.
  • Our thoughts on the Code Babes product.
  • We talk Betterthansiri.com and why we would not use it.
  • Google+ possibly being -?
  • E.T. has been found…The video games that is.
  • The latest releases by Microsoft.  Are they trying to become their own studio?
  • MacBooks are cheaper!
  • Buy an iPhone from Freedom Pop, and you get some free stuff.
  • AT&T finalizing buying Cricket.  What does this mean? We discuss!
  • Katie Dudas gives us an update on her phone.

After the show remember to:

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

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Mike Sorg (@mikesorg), John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) and Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacolskey).

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AwesomeCast 195: Eight, Equal, Equal, Equal, Dee

tech cocktail pittsburghThis week on Awesomecast 195:

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AwesomeCast 194: Chocolate Peppers and Raspberry Pi

sinful sweets chocolate covered baconThis week on Awesomecast 194:

  • Katie Dudas shows us her new iPhone and explains why she bought one!
  • Microsoft Windows phone 8.1 talk! Find out if John Chichilla and the gang are excited about some of these phone’s new features.
  • Some talk about voice recognition on televisions and other devices.
  • Tax talk! Sorg brings up FreshBooks, and explains how it can help you during tax season.
  • A little pre Easter candy eating! Sorg and Katie try some chocolate bacon and chili peppers from Sinful Sweets in Pittsburgh!
  • Some coffee shops in New York are offering a way to get unlimited coffee!
  • We talk about how FXX is showing a 12 day marathon of The Simpsons.
  • Find out what Vidstitch is and why it is so visually appealing.
  • We talk about how GoogleGlass is open for everyone to buy.
  • We discuss a site that lets you share multiple cloud services. clouddock.co
  • We talk about a new virtual reality product. The Virtuix Onni!
  • We have a discussion about the future of virtual reality.
  • We talk about how Amazon bought Comixology and the future of digital comics.
  • We talk some home automation with a Raspberry Pi project.
  • We talk about some future events coming up in technology.
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AwesomeCast 193: R.I.P. Windows XP

awesomecast rip windows xpThis week on Awesomecast 193, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • The Apple Design Reward Bundle!
  • The 3Play Bluetooth Audio Dongle.
  • Fox shows on the Comcast TV Go App.
  • Discussion on a new card-linked offers system from Coupons.
  • Green tentacles on a building?
  • Talk about the Monument Valley game.
  • Our Windows XP memories.
  • Talk about some security issues with open SOOs.
  • Some new things coming from Microsoft like Windows 8.1 and Cortana being on their products.
  • Amazon Fire TV and what it offers.
  • WWE Network’s Wrestlemania 30 feed.
  • Twitter changes.
  • Talk on Twitter applications.
  • Chichilla breaks down what is coming up in the world of technology.

Remember to:

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

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox).

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AwesomeCast 192: Clean Pokemon Energy

awesomecast 192 clean pokemon energyThis week on Awesomecast 192, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • Discussion on Google Maps Pokemon challenge!
  • Roku Watch and some of the features of the new device.
  • Hulu spin-offs.
  • A Thinkgeek article about a “Flux Capacitor” you can buy!
  • A Comedy Central app that lets you watch shows a day after it airs!
  • Twitter helmets!
  • Some new happenings going on with Marvel.
  • The Verizon FiOS Quantum DVR and how it can record many shows.
  • Lasedisc players.

Remember to:

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

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox).

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

AwesomeCast 191: MySpace Tom Gives No Fs

oculus vrThis week on Awesomecast 191, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • The Rufus Cuff. Will this be the next great smart watch?
  • Discussion on the positives and negatives of talking to our technology.
  • AJ Kuftic talking about his new LG Tone Bluetooth headset, and giving a demonstration of the microphone in it.
  • Twitch.TV supporting the Asphalt 8 iPhone game. Sorg talks about his experience with it. You can view his Twitch videos here: twitch.tv/sorgatrongaming
  • Talk about our App of the Week, which is FireChat! This leads into a discussion about Mesh networks.
  • Talk about Facebook buying Oculus.
  • Discussion on an Engadget story about a Fleksy keyboard that acts sort of like a game.
  • Talk on Google bringing a photowall to Chromecast.
  • Speculation on Google Now on Chrome being on Mac OS and Windows.
  • Talk about music playing systems like Google Music, Pandora, iTunes and Spotify.
  • OneNote being downloadable on every platform.
  • The cast talking about upcoming things in the world of technology.

Remember to:

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

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla) and AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic).

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

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AwesomeCast 190: The Constant Contact of Podcasts

AwesomeCast 190: The Constant Contact of PodcastsIn-studio, breaking the 4th wall – John Chichilla (@chilla) and Doug Derda (@douglasderda)

– Doug is a featured daddy blogger in an article about his writing atdouglasderda.com and it’s a walk down memory lane back to PodCamp and the budding friendship that has blossomed for him and Sorg.

– “Daddy, your friends are on TV.” Thanks to Chromecast, Doug generally watches the show on TV at home with his son.

– The awesome thing of the week:

Chilla: Everypost (everypost.me) – It lets you cross-post across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, tumblr and Dropbox.  The boys talk comparison to Constant Contact, Hoot Suite, Tweet Deck and Radiant 6.

Sorg: MindMeld (http://www.expectlabs.com/mindmeld/) – It identifies key concepts and meanings in conversation and helps organize thoughts.

Spoon:  Shoebox (shoebox.ancestry.com) – Turns your phone into a scanner to help with your family history search.

– Tip of the Week:  Buy the Family Tree Maker (Nova Development) (@$75.00 value) which gives 6-month access to records via Ancestry.com for free and it updates your account online.  Listen to the show for additional tips.

– The Pono music player (Kickstarter with Neil Young).  Is it a trend for music connoiseurs?  Or is there more to it?

– Shoutout to the official Sorgatron Media pizza sponsor – Slice on Broadway (sliceonbroadway.com).  Check them out!

– iPad 2 finally killed off by Apple.  It’s been replaced with a Retina display model though.

– The Google is down.  The Google is down.  Hangout, chat and spreadsheets sustained an outage yesterday.  Are we “that” dependent on technology?

– Android Wear!  How will it stack up to other wearable tech? (We’re looking at you Pebble.)

– Things to look forward to in the not too distant future: Ted X, Build Conference, and Microsoft announcement for new Office – with (wait for it) first release for iPad?

– Despicable Me banana fart gun – a great motivational tool for potty training, not so great for business calls.

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AwesomeCast 189: My Cell Phone Friend Checking In

AwesomeCast 189: My Cell Phone Friend Checking InOn AwesomeCast 189, we are talking all things awesome in technology with John Chichilla (@chilla),  AJ Kuftic (@AJKuftic) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show:

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  • Chilla talked about the SlatePro desk
  • Talked about cell phone plans and how it’s cheaper for Sorg to lose the unlimited plan
  • Sorg showed off the new Marvel Unlimited app and we talk about e-comics vs paper comics
  • AJ talked about Nutanix
  • AJ also talked about Varrow Madness (madness.varrow.com) March 20th in Charlotte, NC
  • iOS 7 was updated, we talk about CarPlay and what’s really going on behind the scenes
  • Sorg talked about a new Preview app for Google Glass that lets you watch Youtube previews for movies by looking at the movie poster

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