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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:

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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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AwesomeCast 228: Security Balloons

AwesomeCast-228Added some very rough estimated times of when a topic was starting to be discussed on the show.

This week on Awesomecast 228, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Our Awesome things of the week: A possible password killer with FIDO 2:33
  • security system for your home with Sighthound. 6:00
  • Our thoughts on Google Inbox. 18:50
  • An awesome app called Fingerkey. 33:25
  • A Crock Pot WeMo. 38:45
  • An Apple CEO giving money to a Pittsburgh school district. 42:20
  • Discussion on an article from Computerworld about why we need ballons, drones etc. 43:35
  • An Android dual screen phone.51:50
  • HBO possibly going cableless. 58:04
  • Gmail letting you edit Office documents. 57:28
  • Lastly, we discuss technological gift ideas for the holidays.

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 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).

 

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AwesomeCast 212: Commercial Weeds

AC212This week on Awesomecast 212, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

 

  • An app that can help you with your to-do list; Timeful. – 2:40
  • A roku built right into a TV. – 5:15
  • The WWE Supercard app. – 10:20
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. – 15:15
  • A replacement for turntable.fm… plug.dj! – 26:30
  • HP building a $199 Windows laptop. – 31:20
  • A discussion on the usefulness of a laptop like that.
  • Google releasing another app for iOS; the Photo Sphere Camera. – 37:15
  • The role of social media in the situation in Ferguson. – 45:40
  • Changes to Facebook Likes and what information gets filtered on social media. – 57:00

 

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), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) 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!

AwesomeCast 204: Android Licorice Twizzler

androidwear at google ioThis week on Awesomecast 204, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

 


 

  • Our awesome things of the week in technology; a connector AJ got at a conference and the app Swarm.
  • Discussion on tech drones with Katie Dudas and Dick Zhang of IDENTIFIED Tech.
  • Discussion on Google IO including: Chrome tracking, Android L, the lock screen, car features, battery life, notifications, wearable tech, TV and more!

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: @alphalabgear, @awesomecast, @identifiedtech

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast, Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic) and Katie Dudas (@kdudders).

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