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AwesomeCast 357: Live from Broadway Ave

It’s the first AwesomeCast from the NEW Sorgatron Media Studio on Broadway Ave in Pittsburgh!  Chilla, Sorg and Mike Pound are talking all the week’s tech news 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)

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

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

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 The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

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

AwesomeCast 346: Decepticon Bag

Sorg, Chilla and Katie are joined by Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media this week for AwesomeCast 346. The crew is talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:

  • Remember to check out this week’s AwesomeChat with Ashleigh Deemer when it’s released later this week, too!
  • Ryan is sharing a DIY iPhone 6s as his Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
  • For those who may have missed it, Katie is sharing her Gobblerito experience.
  • Gobblerito aside, Katie is sharing Alien In Utero and its VR experience.
  • We’ve got some S8 updates – including Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week…his bag to carry one.
  • Want to soar with the eagles at the Pittsburgh National Aviary? Sorg is telling us about Birdly.
  • Have a site that’s not working? Check out www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com to confirm if it’s just you!
  • Brandon is sharing the Arcade Bar concept as his fan submission Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • We do have some great arcade options in Pittsburgh – like PAPA and Looking For Group.
  • Nintendo is working on the SNES Classic Edition next – just in time for Christmas!
  • We’re just a bunch of kids from the 1990s/2000s wanting gaming consoles for Christmas now (just a few years older).
  • Uber is looking to launch (wait for it) on-demand flights?
  • Sling Box is developing a portable studio. Sorg is mortgaging the studio as we speak.
  • GoPro’s Fusion spherical camera and Facebook’s new 360 camera are bringing some options to 360 video.
  • Tattoos that make sound? It’s a thing.

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: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Ryan Haggerty (@haggertymedia).

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 The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

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

AwesomeCast 343: Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom

Sorg and Chilla are on their own for AwesomeCast 343.  They’re  talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:

  • Hey guys…WE MOVED! Awesome Cast is now over at www.AwesomeCast.COM! (Still have the .net so don’t worry.)
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing of the Week! Sorg is sharing a real-life Iron Man suit.
  • $50K to build a homemade prototype Iron Man suit? We’re kinda impressed.
  • Chilla is sharing some Samsung news following last week’s updates.
  • Samsung‘s Gear 360 caught Chilla’s attention.
  • Of course Samsung is releasing a new phone, but Chilla’s interested in the dock.
  • Have a device under the 10″ mark? Microsoft Office should be free for use.
  • Sorg is sharing some thoughts on WWE’s 360 video with Kurt Angle.
  • Are people developing 360 video for video in general or for a goggles experience?
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing Gamer Gauntlet 2017 as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Doug shared some FREE stuff this week – as in Google Optimize free.
  • Geeks are all just big kids at heart. We’re talking some Invader Zim and Rick and Morty thanks to the internet.
  • Chilla is talking Vizio 4K television options.
  • Space X relaunched its Falcon 9 rocket?!?!
  • Google Maps rolled out a Ms. Pac-Man morph for April Fools’ Day.

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: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron) and John Chichilla (@chilla).

 

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!

AwesomeCast 312: Google Has Failed This Podcast

This week!

  • Krause is excited for Google Duo for Facetime-like calls.
  • Sorg is geekd about a Hololens NES 8-bit 3D emulator!
  • Podcamp Pittsburgh had some fun talks about 360 Video and Podcasting!  Check out the videos on Podcamp Pittsburgh’s Youtube!
  • Google+ Hangouts OnAir are leaving Youtube as a streaming option in 4 weeks.  And Sorg is finally ok with having a studio this whole time.
  • Google is working on another OS with Fuchsia, but what could it be for?
  • Microsoft and Apple are still fighting over iPad vs Surface
  • OurData: The Ad Blocker that pays you?
  • Amazon Video is fulfilling a promise shown off at the first Podcamp Pittsburgh in 2006 by letting you buy food from their videos!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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!

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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 305: Chilla of the Future!

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 305!

  • Chilla is looking at the new Logitech C930e that offloads h.264 work to the camera. 
  • Sorg is testing LIVE 360 video with the Ricoh Theta S and Wirecast.
  • A hotel is giving a Samsung Gear 360 to guests for a marketing campaign.
  • Boston Dynamics has a new robot that does your dishes.
  • BauBax has new smart clothing that adds wireless charging to your person.

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 ,chillatech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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 livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 300: 360 Degrees of Awesome

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 300!

  • We’re recording the show in 360 video with the Samsung Gear 360!  How has Chilla’s experience with it been?
  • Katie discusses what she learned today about mobile friendly websites and a handy tool to test them.
  • Chilla loves the concept of Google Duo.  But do we need yet another app to talk?
  • We touch on some of Google I/O’s bigger announcements including Google Assistant, Allo, Google Home, and more.
  • Twitter’s new character system gives you more room.
  • Amazon Dash is now available to do anything with!
  • Pornhub wants to get you fit with bang.fit (NSFW)

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, Scarehouse.com) John Chichilla (@chilla , chillatech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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 livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 296: Ladies Night

It’s AwesomeCast 196 and the ladies are taking over!

  • Katie’s Awesome Thing of the Week if President Obama trying out Google Cardboard VR…with googly eyes!
  • Cynthia’s Awesome Thing is the ingenuitea for optimal caffeine creation!
  • Missy’s Awesome Thing is the Apple Watch Kardia Band to upgrade the health tracking options.
  • App of the Week: Katie is liking WeDo for to do lists.  OR try out Trello.  Many of us are using it for task management!
  • Doug sent us an update from his SlingTV experience, including
  • Yik Yak has chat!
  • First Response has a bluetooth capable pregnancy test…and it will entertain you with an app while you wait?
  • We take a look at how VR Porn is made
  • Some places are installing road level stop lights to get the attention of walking texters

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: Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) & Missy Sorg (@rebelliousflaw).

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 293: It’s All About the VR, Baby

This week on AwesomeCast 293, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s Podcast Day! We’re going LIVE with Frank Murgia of Pittsburgh Podcast Network and Katie in studio. Chilla is joining us from Studio B.
  • Google released the Nik Collection for free? Chilla is telling us all about his Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Butt touching. (It’s a robot thing.)
  • Frank is keeping it dirty with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – an Amazon Button for condoms!
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Splash as a photography/video 360 option.
  • Speaking of VR, looks like IKEA is turning your kitchen remodel into a game!
  • We like to check out Looking For Group to play with new VR options. (You should check them out, too.)
  • Google’s new VR tool allows easy embedding of 360 content.
  • Frank is talking about this weekend’s Comedians for Cancer event. Make sure to check it out.
  • TWIT built the ultimate gaming machine for Oculus Rift.
  • Tesla has an affordable Model 3. (And we’re a little excited.)
  • Microsoft’s mobile OS isn’t windows. It’s Cortana.
  • Tip Of The Week: How do you know if a battery is dead? Bounce it off the ground! If it bounces, it’s old.
  • Because April Fools Day was a few days ago, we’re sharing some internet shenanigans.

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), Katie (@Kdudders), Frank (@MrFrankMurgia) 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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