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AwesomeCast 359: Mystery Box

Buzzy Torek of Epicast joins Katie on the big purple couch this week.  They’re chatting some tech news with Sorg and our awesome chat room, including:

  • We’re LIVE with this week’s tech talk with Buzzy of Epicast and Katie.
  • Buzzy is talking some music happenings for the Allentown neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week – the Red Bull Flugtag she participated in this weekend.
  • Buzzy tried to find his Awesome Thing of the Week, and went with a very high-tech fidget spinner from Replay FX.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is a combination of his new XBox One obtained via Offer Up.
  • Buzzy is sharing a great bluetooth speaker option from Anker.
  • Now that Sorg has an XBox One, all of his friends are now on PS4. *Sad Trombone*
  • Thanks to Brian’s Awesome Thing of the Week last week, long-time listener Wheelz has a new toy!
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing some audiobook options for studio dog Wicket.
  • Ebay has a mystery box option, and Sorg has some ideas to get rid of stuff from the basement.
  • Facebook shut down a Snapchat competitor – LifeStage.
  • Netflix has a bit of news this week, like Disney is leaving, for starters.
  • Netflix has also acquired Mark Millar’s publishing house.
  • Comics seem to prefer Netflix to Comedy Central these days.
  • YouTube Red outbid Netflix and Amazon for a Karate Kid comedy series?
  • Pro wrestlers apparently use Sarahah App.
  • Apparently smart cars (the self-driving variety) have issues with altered signs.
  • YouTube has a messaging feature now.
  • Katie and Missy will be hanging out at Steel City Con this weekend. Stop by and say hi to them.
  • Shout out to Meta Mesh who hooked up the new studio as the first node of the Beechview network.

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Awesome Chat: Deco Resources

Anthony Stewart of Deco Resources joins us to discuss how Deco Resources is looking at sustainable solutions for reusable water, using solar panels to provide wifi along with PittMesh in Millvale, PA, working with New Sun Rising, and being influenced by his mother, the first woman to open a lab in Pennsylvania.

This episode was recorded at Work Hard Pittsburgh.  Find out more at www.workhardpgh.com!

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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 217: Never Trust a Cloud

AC217This week on Awesomecast 217, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Josh Lucas telling us about what The Hardware Store is all about. 6:41
  • Mesh networks in Pittsburgh. 14:17
  • The Hardware Store’s “Five by Five” app. 23:00
  • “Hey Siri!” 27:37
  • Differences between Google and Apple products.
  • Keyboards on iPhone. 47:17
  • A way to text on a computer…MightyText! 55:18
  • App store “bundles” for ios8. 1:03:06
  • Adobe buying Aviary. 1:06:23
  • AT&T offering cord cutters a deal they might not be able to refuse. 1:08:37

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), Josh Lucas (@workhardpgh), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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