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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).

 

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 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!