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AwesomeCast 350: Flying the Awesome Skies

This week, the boys are back! Sorg and Chilla are joined by Will Rutherford – as he makes his return to Podcast Day. The crew shares some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 350, including:

  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week – an Apple battery case that saved his recent travels.
  • Speaking of airport saves, Sorg also visited an airport store for his own iPhone accessory.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is NOT the airport kiosk, but instead the Oculus Touch controller.
  • Will is sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week – it’s not the Essential phone. Instead, it’s his iPhone 6.
  • Will recently came back to iPhone from Android. He’s sharing why.
  • If his iPhone is a cheat, there’s also his PopSocket to share.
  • We’re giving a shout out to our friends on our Facebook Group who have shared over some great stories.
  • Like scuba diving but don’t want to deal with bulky air tanks? There’s a floating air caddie that can help.
  • Twitter has a new DM function that filters messages into a separate inbox.
  • T-Mobile is launching a Digits plan for multiple lines and/or multiple numbers.
  • We’re talking Nintendo Switch and Apple devices – and how they’re affecting each other.

Are you a musician? We’d love to talk updating our theme. Bonus points if you do it Mystery Science Theater style.

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), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Will Rutherford (@PanelRiot).

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 342: Internet of the Brain

Sorg and Chilla are joined by Kenny Chen of Ascender for AwesomeCast 342 talking about awesome things in technology, including:AC

  • Kenny is telling us about what he does at Ascender. Cool guy doing cool things.
  • It’s time for Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week and he’s telling us about Samsung.
  • p.s. Want to check out what’s new in Samsung? They have a huge announcement TOMORROW.
  • Show of hands: Who carries both an iPhone and Android device for one reason or another?
  • Sorg is getting stalkerish with his friends. Google Maps location sharing will make it easier.
  • We’ve talked about XPrize previously. Kenny is sharing Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • What kind of geeks would we be if we didn’t mention Elon Musk and his neuralink?
  • Neuralink: It’s like IoT and the Internet of the Brain.
  • Donating computer resources is still a thing – just like it was in 1995.
  • We’re talking about how we can technologically enhance our perfect pepperoni pizza experience with Slice on Broadway.
  • Thank you Brandon for sharing how we can share taste via the internet!
  • Bobby and Mad Mike there is hope for you to have digital Slice!
  • Rick Sebak is doing something uber geeky – he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to bring us more stories.
  • Thanks to Andy for bringing us the cutest share this week – a little girl hugging a water heater.
  • Bobby needs to come back on the show – maybe after we go to the Super Mario bar he mentioned this week.
  • NASA has the cutest little origami robot!
  • Chilla is sharing some Android updates – including another beta.

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) and Kenny Chen (@knnychn).

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!

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AwesomeCast 337: Sorgcopter

This week on AwesomeCast 337, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Rizz, Katie, and Producer Missy, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week with Giphy releasing American Sign Language gifs.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Android Nougat (which he has before Krause).
  • McDonalds has reengineered drinking straws and Sorg is sharing as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Rizz has an Awesome Thing Of The Week and it’s a Nintendo Switch user who got his device early – without games.
  • What sort of tech podcast would we be if we didn’t talk about Pokemon GO updates?
  • Pikachu is getting a new hat for Pokemon Day, and Sorg is now on a mission.
  • John Cena and Nintendo are showing up in random places to promote the Nintendo Switch?!?
  • A power company uses drones with fire to burn debris from utility poles.
  • We like robots. So do Facebook Ads when they send the Jibo Robot to fan of the show, Amanda.
  • Darth Vader has to do chores, too, guys.
  • Katie missed out on the “adult” conversation last week, so she’s bringing up a porn VR webcam.
  • With all the advances we see in smartphones, Nokia is returning to a bar phone option with the return of Nokia 3310.
  • Our gadget guru Chilla is talking more wireless earbud options.
  • Tiny house meets off-grid living with a solar-powered pod.

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: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Rizz (@TheeRizz), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw)

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!

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AwesomeCast 334: Alt Gov Rundown

This week on AwesomeCast 334, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and Aaron Parkus, 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)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Aaron Parkus, Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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!

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AwesomeCast 330: A Love Affair With Alexa

It’s our first episode of 2017. We’re getting geeky and techy in our revamped digs. We’ve got Katie, Chilla, Sorg, and Max in house for on AwesomeCast 330!

– We’re talking some Alexa with our in-studio guests.
– Sorg is sharing how Alexa’s “Always Getting Smarter” creeps him out.
– Alexa does have a mute button that turns red – so you know when she’s listening and when she’s not.
– Alexa can even call you an Uber!
– Alexa also asks to rate her analysis performance – to hone in on your voice commands.
– Chilla is concerned Alexa may break up his marriage – because his wife is loving it.
– Chilla is using Alexa in conjunction with Siri to maximize his automation.
– Max still thinks Siri is better with providing sports scores than Alexa.
– Katie is joining the Alexa bandwagon with her Echo Dot.
– Katie is doing her Echo Dot unboxing on air!
– South Korean robots company has built a real Gundam!
– Max is a gamer. Of course he’s sharing some awesome game stories.
– Chilla recommends the Nexus line of Android tablets. (Or wait 2 months for Samsung announcements.)
– Need something do with your old phone? How about turn it into a security camera.
– You know we like drones. How about a Snoopy drone?
– Like the outdoors but don’t want to get lost from your group? We’re talking about a bluetooth option.
– Katie is sharing a fitness tracker that’s a ring instead of a wrist accessory.
– Chilla is sharing the news Sorg has been waiting for – his Macbook will have touchscreen capability!
– Sorg knew he needed an iPad, but didn’t realize he needed THIS much iPad…
– Android is getting Mario Run – sometime in the future, and you can sign up for more info now.
– Who’s still playing Pokemon GO? *Sorg slowly raises his hand*
– Chilla is sharing his thoughts on the Pokemon GO integration with his watch.
– Sorg combined his Pokemon GO and Uber. He plays while he’s parked (not while he’s actually driving).
– Katie is discussing the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app and pairings with Yelp and Spotify.
– We love to hear from our fans. Hit us up with news! How do you like the new studio set-up?

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), John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Max Parker (@GameGuyPGH).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! We’ll be updating our Patreon in the coming weeks.

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

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AwesomeCast 285: #sorgmonkeybaby

This week on AwesomeCast 285, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a mirror. Not because he’s that kind of guy. It’s because it’s a smart screen!
  • Dudders is using her new Macbook! And, it spiraled a fun tech conversation with Chilla and his new hardware.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is not her new Mac book, but is instead the @toolsforpeace Stop Breathe Think app.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is also a life hack in that he organizes his scheduling with @vytein.
  • We’re celebrating National Pizza Day with the perfect pepperoni pizza from Slice on Broadway. Show your support and vote!
  • Our App Of The Week is Wallapop.
  • Hallelujah! Instagram allows multiple account access. (Finally.)
  • Fitbit detects pregnancy.
  • 3D printer used so Superbowl 50 player could have a custom brace on his broken arm.
  • Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game.
  • iRing allows you to have it as a stand holder and grip for your iPhone.
  • Twitter is joining the algorithm game and changing the timeline view for users.

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), John Chichilla (@chilla) 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 283: I’m Loving It

This week on AwesomeCast 283, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • NewsOn is giving you access to local networks.
  • Jim Lokay discusses how the population seems to be going BACK to the network nightly news instead of the cable news networks.
  • What can the news outlets do to better blizzard coverage?
  • Casey Neistat Snowboarding in NYC video goes viral!
  • Chilla discusses the Windows Workflow Keyboard for iPhone
  • Microsoft is changing their research teams to actually make projects that spur change
  • 4-D printers are coming
  • Facebook is opening an Oculus Research office in Pittsburgh.
  • Samsung opens a VR studio in New York
  • How does Virtual Reality and 360 video going to change the media?
  • So many Pittsburgh events!

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: TV’s Jim Lokay (@lokay), John Chichilla (@chilla) 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 273: The Scarlet “W”

This week on Awesomecast 273, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We have Carman and Chilla in Studio A for geeky tech talk.
  • Adobe is doing livestream and it’s pretty cool.
  • Remember Bob Ross and his happy little trees? The Joy of Painting Marathon is a thing, and it’s still happening.
  • Thanks @MissSinBin for letting us know about the MS Paint participants in Bob Ross painting experience.
  • Periscope – the “new” channel surfing? We’re having an interesting discussion about it.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Air Parrot – stream your device to an Apple TV.
  • Carman is discussing Best Of The Burgosphere as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Our App Of The Week is Google’s “Who’s Down” app.
  • Looking to get your feet wet with smart watches? Check out the Martian Notifier.
  • Doug shares his shoutout from @Sling confirming Chromecast support.
  • Check out the Hillary Rodham Clinton paperdolls via our friends over at @InsertCoinTB.
  • Are Android and Chrome OS combining or not? We’re talking about some Wonder Twins Activate action between the two.
  • Windows 10 upgrades push changes for IT pros and bootleggers. Will Microsoft automatically offer it?
  • Skype co-founder builds delivery bot that rides on sidewalks. And Sorg loves that there’s another robot!
  • The Goog announces an update for Inbox app for AI-powered quick e-mail response.
  • Pittsburgh’s smart traffic lights are helping with vehicle pollution. Right here! In Pittsburgh!

 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 Carman (@carmanavenue) John Chichilla (@chilla) 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 263: Awesome Things Across the Millennia

Windows 95This week on Awesomecast 263, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is hitting up chat roulette with a live-action zombie shooter!
  • Chachi is playing catch-up this week. He’s been out of touch for the Little League World Series. For once, you can tell HIM what’s new.
  • Want to check out the chat roulette zombie game?
  • Awesome Thing of the Week Chilla edition: iPhone as a DSLR with the D X O – one
  • Our guest PGHPodcast’s Awesome Thing of the Week is Blackberry! Blackberry is going to make a comeback, no seriously
  • Chilla thinks there’s enough pent-up demand for a QWERTY keyboard. So much that there is an overlay. (And why Blackberry is a thing.)
  • Chachi is crossing the streams with Insert Coin to Begin with his Awesome Thing of the Week discussion of WiiU. Bottom line: Give Nintendo your money.
  • Next to the WiiU, Chachi is talking about his new Chrome Book.
  • The App of the Week is Giphy Cam. They want to be the Instagram of GIFs. And, they’re awesome!
  • We’re finding out Chachi has spent a lot of money lately. In addition to the WiiU and Chrome Book, he’s talking about Soda Stream!
  • Happy Birthday Windows 95! One more year and you’ll be legal to drink. 20 Years of Windows 95!
  • Sorg is remembering his Windows 95 ICP theme and its amazing sounds.
  • Google has a shiny new router to fix complicated wifi. And, it’s only $200!
  • Encarta 98 Mindmaze is a thing we’re discussing #AwesomeThingsAcrossTheMillennia

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:Frank Murgia (@PGHPodcast) John Chichilla (@chilla), Anthony Walker (@chachisays, @insertcointb), 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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