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AwesomeCast 348: AIY Is The New DIY

Sorg, Chilla, and Katie are talking about some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 348, including:

  • We’re turning down the geek knob a little and getting into this week’s Awesome Cast (Special Edition).
  • Shout out to our Pittsburgh Marathon peeps as it’s the thing to do during marathon weekend.
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing of the Week and Katie has a Google Docs PSA.
  • Katie is deep-diving some things we may take for granted with app permission authorizations.
  • Google Docs phishing attack tips: Check before opening. Use a 2-step authentication process to help circumvent.
  • Chilla is sharing Annotable as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Annotable has handy tools for editing screenshots and pictures on the go.
  • Sorg is sharing a Raspberry Pi kit (get it with Mag Pi) to turn it into a dirt cheap Google Home competitor.
  • AIY is DIY for tech! (Automate It Yourself)
  • Sorg is a fan of electronics and cardboard options.
  • We have lots of stories from folks in our Facebook group!
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Alexa Bliss and Amazon Echo story.  Sorg’s worlds are colliding.
  • Thanks to Doug for sharing a life hack tip for IFTTT (If This Then That) keeping track of ideas while driving.
  • Hey Trello can you get us Siri support to help integration flow a little smoother?
  • Uncle Crappy hit us up with a Beer Week wrap-up and a Chachi sighting!
  • Thanks to Chris Whitlatch for letting us know about an augmented reality UAV game.
  • Katie is telling us how easy it is to find porn on Tumblr using your iPhone.
  • Chilla has a cross-platform, streamable VR video player he’s telling us about.
  • Don’t drive with your VR headset on, kids.
  • The Hulu Live TV platform has launched. Sorg is sharing some thoughts.
  • Not a sports fan? Hulu Live TV offers a no-sports package (unlike cable TV packages).
  • We liked when Facebook brought us interactions for posts. We’re happy that they’ve extended it to comments!
  • Katie is sharing some thoughts on Facebook reactions and how she uses it for marketing.
  • Do you miss having a physical keyboard on your phone? Samsung is offering a physical keyboard overlay.

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 Katie Dudas (@Kdudders).

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!

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 301: Show Me The Muffins!

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 301!

  • We had some fun with Photoshop Mix and Katie this week.
  • Did you know we do an interview section with our #AwesomeChat series? Scope out some of our interviews at sorgatronmedia.com.
  • Of course, we couldn’t do a lot of the stuff we do without our Patreons! Shout outs to @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow for their support.
  • Moving right in to our Awesome Thing Of The Week, Chilla is sharing his Alexa Skill Testing Tool.
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Instagram is now offering helpful business tools.
  • We’re discussing Facebook ads and Facebook video options for business.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with Pebble (not 5 years ago – but their current Kickstarter).
  • We have fan mail from Germany thanks to our friends from Splash. We <3 our supersplasher swag!
  • Speaking of 3D, Sorg stopped by Looking For Group and checked out their HTC Vive.
  • Katy Perry’s Twitter account hacked!
  • XBox One is slated for a price drop. Is that because we’re expecting them to drop THREE new devices?
  • Google Map ads will drop branded pins on your search results.
  • Robot procreation is a thing in the Netherlands.

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!

>Show Notes<

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AwesomeCast 298: It Starts With Viv

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 298!

  • We’ve got our usual characters – Chilla and Sorg. And we’re joined by Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media this week!
  • Speaking of our guest – make sure to check out Haggerty Media’s movie Blood On The Leaves at Hollywood Theater in Dormont.
  • Shout out to our Patreon supporters @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. They think we’re awesome. We think they’re pretty swell too.
  • And, if you love the show as much as we do, feel free to check us out Thursdays on River’s Edge.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week from the company that brought us Siri, they’re working on Viv.
  • We’re talking about the prospect of Viv talking to other AI for more integration.
  • Lytro cams at NAB. Of course our camera guy Ryan has his Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • VRidge is doing PC VR games. Our in-house gamer Sorg and his Awesome Thing Of The Week are talking options.
  • Speaking of video – we love Adobe Post. And, now there’s a video equivalent with Quik!
  • Periscope users can now save live-streamed broadcasts. Forever.
  • Oh yeah, Facebook Live is now a thing. And, we’re casting tonight’s show through it! https://www.facebook.com/awesomecast/

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 ), Ryan Haggerty (@haggertymedia) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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!

>Show Notes<

 

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