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AwesomeCast 356: Climbing Aboard the A-Train


It’s the last episode in the current Mayhem Studio!  We’ll be in our new digs on Broadway Avenue for next week.  But, until then, join Sorg, Chilla, and Katie as they talk what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 356, including:

  • We’re having a couch party next week. Check out our Facebook event for details!
  • AwesomeChat will be back after our move next week, too!
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week. Let’s say fishbowl, iPhone, and AR.
  • Have you caught Planet of the Apps? Chilla is talking about some AR concepts from the show.
  • Who has a HoloLens Sorg can borrow?
  • Chilla is speculating Apple will be coming up with their own HoloLens solution.
  • Interested in hunting a serial killer? There’s a box for that! Katie is telling us all about it.
  • Sorg is finally catching up with some Alexa. Thanks to Prime Day he treated himself to an Echo Dot.
  • Alexa is teaching Sorg how to not kill the pets while Missy is away.
  • Sorg is comparing Siri to Alexa and how he uses each differently.
  • Chilla is teaching Sorg how to connect his Echo Dot with his Fire Stick to collaborate his Tech.
  • Atari is announcing a new console, but there still isn’t much info about it?
  • Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars hotel with guest storylines?
  • Do you love Star Wars enough for an immersive hotel experience? Katie is leery. Chilla is saving up.
  • Sorg is comparing Westworld to the Star Wars immersive hotel.
  • The truth comes out, Katie is boycotting the Star Wars immersive hotel because there are no AT-ATs.
  • Love LEGO enough to eat LEGO-themed food? There’s a great restaurant option.
  • Tech Shop might stay in Pittsburgh!
  • Google Glass is coming back!
  • YouTube is providing gif-like previews – just like Porn Hub has been doing for a while.
  • Chilla has found a use for the Dudders Dot – in his car.
  • Things Sorg finds on YouTube – this week was Myth Busters meets atom lab.
  • Want to know what it’s like to operate an independent game store? We’re touching on some news about it.
  • ScareHouse podcast + Kennywood + AR makes it a topic for us to discuss!
  • Katie recommends the 4D Lego Movie.
  • Katie brings us a dick-o-meter to log in to porn accounts using your male anatomy.
  • PRT is trademarked already?
  • Make sure to check out Replay FX coming up soon!

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

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AwesomeCast 329: Right Behind The Cutting Edge

It’s our last episode of the year.  We’re getting geeky and nostalgic – checking our predictions from last year and talking tech and social media predictions for 2017, with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 329!

– We’re LIVE with our year-end Christmas show with Doug Derda and Cynthia Closkey, talking about our awesome things of the year on this week’s episode.
– Sling and cordcutting were our awesome things of the year for 2015 as we reflected back last year.
– Meerkat? Wow!
– Cynthia is sharing her awesome thing of the year for 2016 – her smart watch (Apple Watch) and wearables in general.
– Sorg is sharing his woes over the Pebble buyout in comparison to the Apple Watch.
– Doug is pitching a Kickstarter campaign for a Kickstarter movie talking about Kickstarter campaigns.
– Google Glass is still a discussion at the end of 2016.
– Wheelz is sharing his awesome thing of the year – his Samsung phone.
– Doug is sharing Facebook LIVE as his awesome thing of the year and how interesting instacontent is.
– Speaking of bleeding edge tech – we can’t help but talk about iJustine and how she was livestreaming a decade ago.
– How do you stand out in a tidal wave of content now that instacontent is so available?
– Are people looking at instacontent for content or for interaction with other people?
– Doug is teaching us about the Musically app through his son’s usage.
– Sorg’s awesome thing of the year is self-driving cars – especially since he’s been in one!
– Speaking of self-driving cars, studies show traffic would be better with less traffic lights.

– It’s 2016 prediction recap time!
— Doug was WRONG with his prediction about online superstardom.
— Cynthia is recapping her accurate mom factor prediction about streaming programming.
— AI advancement prediction by Chilla is ACCURATE! (You can thank Alexa, Sir.)
— DJ Lunchbox’s iPhone7 prediction – ACCURATE! (WTH headphone jacks?)
— Technology to communicate with pets. Sorry Katie, we’re not sure whether Catterbox counts this year.

– Apple’s biggest innovation – a phone that doesn’t explode!

– Predictions for 2017!
— Doug predicts Google+ will finally die.
— Sorg thinks Twitter will not be an independent company by the end of 2017. Will it go to Verizon?
— Cynthia thinks VR video will not be a thing next year, as in it’s not going anywhere, and we won’t know why. She doesn’t believe it will get past Cardboard and it’ll be at least another 3 years before we see any solid movement with VR.
— Rizz predicts the Nintendo Switch will revolutionize gaming

– Thanks for a great (at least by way of tech) 2016! Make sure to hit us up with what tech Santa brought you!

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

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Awesomecast 232: Hold on, Nebraska

This week on Awesomecast 232, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Awesome things of the week: The Zagg Slimbook ( 3:20 ), Facebook allowing user flagging of posts ( 8:15 ), Duet Display gets some work time ( 15:47 ), bemyeyes.org (20:30 ) and Adobe Photoshop Mix. (22:29)
  • The end of Googleglass! Or not… 30:56
  • News on Project Ara. 37:30
  • Google possibly investing big money in SpaceX. 41:10
  • How AT&T’s spectrum will deliver specific content to their users. 45:15
  • The possible appeal of Facebook at work. 51:50
  • Big announcements that are upcoming in tech.

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), Michael Pound (@unclecrappy) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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AwesomeCast 230: Unicorn Tech

AC2230This week on Awesomecast 230, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Awesome things of the week: A rumored 12 inch Macbook Air ( 3:19 ), Friends on Netflix ( 11:40 )and  a Twit Studio visit by Sorg.( 16:30 )
  • App of the week: Video TV Cast for the Chromecast. 22:38
  • Discussion on a tech swap (GoogleGlass and Pebble) done by Sorg and Chilla. 28:07
  • Katie talks about a trip to Philly which featured a delivery from Amazon Fresh and a charging station for phones at a prison. 44:00
  • YikYak news: It is being used for safety purposes at Drexel University and has some Uber ads on it. 46:34
  • Patreon making big money. 48:09
  • Cheap smartwatches from Alcatel. 52:00
  • Some new things Nest is supporting. 59:40
  • Plex coming out with some new musical tech. 1:06:33

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), Kate Dudas (@kdudders) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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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 207: Nebraska and Coolers

AC207This week on Awesomecast 207, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • Apple and IBM teaming up!
  • Net neutrality with the FCC.
  • The ingress game.
  • Nebraska and their broadband.
  • Privatizing link tweets.
  • Hi-tech coolers.
  • MindRDR and what it does.
  • A Flappybird like game for GoogleGlass.
  • Home tech.

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: Mike Pound (@unclecrappy), John Chichilla (@chilla) 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 206: Bedazzled Glass

AC206This week on Awesomecast 206, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  •  Cindy talkes about www.calendly.com and how it changes her meeting making
  • Dudders talks about Dubai’s Mall of the World
  • Sorg discusses his zip tie Google Glass mod to make it more usable, and Explore the Stars on Glass.
  • We check in with our final interview from Alphalab Grea with Lifeshel
  • We discuss Mayor Bill Peduto’s big data and technology upgrades for the city of Pittsburgh

 
After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

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Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast, Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) and Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey)

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

AwesomeCast 199: Send in the Drones

alphalab demo dayThis week on Awesomecast 199, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • The iGrill Mini.
  • AMC debuting a show on tumblr.
  • ThinkUp and what they can do for you.
  • Some things that happened at Demoday.
  • Delivery drones and how they will be used.
  • Something for the romantics: Romeo Delivers.
  • Rapidfire and what it does.
  • CDL Warrior and how it can make the trucking industry easier.
  • A tattoo matchmaking app.
  • Alphalab.org and how they can help you out with your ideas!
  • Talk about the announcement of Microsoft’s Surface 3.
  • Added features on Google+.
  • Youtube and Google buying other companies.
  • Talk on GoogleGlass.
  • Writing on a DOS machine.
  • What is coming out soon in technology.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@mikesorg), John Chichilla (@chilla) and Katie Dudas (@kdudders).

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

AwesomeCast 189: My Cell Phone Friend Checking In

AwesomeCast 189: My Cell Phone Friend Checking InOn AwesomeCast 189, we are talking all things awesome in technology with John Chichilla (@chilla),  AJ Kuftic (@AJKuftic) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show:

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  • Chilla talked about the SlatePro desk
  • Talked about cell phone plans and how it’s cheaper for Sorg to lose the unlimited plan
  • Sorg showed off the new Marvel Unlimited app and we talk about e-comics vs paper comics
  • AJ talked about Nutanix
  • AJ also talked about Varrow Madness (madness.varrow.com) March 20th in Charlotte, NC
  • iOS 7 was updated, we talk about CarPlay and what’s really going on behind the scenes
  • Sorg talked about a new Preview app for Google Glass that lets you watch Youtube previews for movies by looking at the movie poster

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