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AwesomeCast 372: Face Lasers

Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge (and soon-to-be The Metal Edge) joins Sorg and Chilla to talk about this week’s tech news.  Of note, they’re talking about:  

  • Brian is sharing some news about The Metal Edge!
  • We’re learning things – like Pittsburgh has the 3rd largest metal scene.
  • Brian is talking about his Chrome remote desktop app as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • p.s. That Chrome remote desktop is FREE.
  • Chilla is chiming in with low bandwidth and high response rates. We swear he’s giving it a legit thumbs-up.
  • Sorg is apparently remodeling the studio with Amazon AR as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Of course we’re talking Star Wars box set versions.
  • Who wants to talk comic books turned movies? Welcome to this week’s podcast.
  • Chilla got his hands on an iPhone X and feels like he’s living in the future with his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • The iPhone X has been rated as the most breakable. But, has anything ever been rated as indestructible?
  • iPhone X has facial recognition – or as we’re calling it FACE LASERS!
  • Chilla is impressed with how reactive the iPhone X is with facial recognition in the dark.
  • Chilla is breaking down some Android devices.
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing the custom Lego art.
  • Playstation trophies (gamer points) can now be used to purchase games?
  • Razer has released a phone – for gamers.
  • Dear Apple TV, please give us more game options.
  • AR navigation is a thing?
  • We’re talking AR vs VR. Some great discussion with Chilla and Brian.
  • So…the HoloLens has been certified as protective eye wear!

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:  Brian Crawford (@RiverTalkPGH),  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), and John Chichilla (@chilla).

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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 366: Our Annual Blackberry Update with Frank Murgia

Frank Murgia of Pittsburgh Podcast Network joins Sorg and Chilla this week.  Frank always keeps it real when he’s in studio with Blackberry updates and notes on paper.  This week, our tech and gadget gurus are talking about:  

  • Frank is sharing an Awesome Thing of the Week with a wearable USB sync and charging bracelet.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week is an open source product for 360 photos without having to use an outside service.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week would work well with Chilla’s – Hilltopolis happened. It was AWESOME!
  • One of the coolest things about Hilltopolis (other than the music) was the mesh network from Meta Mesh!
  • Kudos to Meta Mesh on the grant from Hillman Foundation! Big things in Pittsburgh with some friends at the helm.
  • We’re getting our annual Blackberry update from Frank.
  • There’s a next gen Uber coming to the streets of Pittsburgh.
  • Sorg saw an Argo while he was out and about. Will Uber have an AI auto competitor in Pittsburgh?
  • Chilla is giving us a PSA about some recent vulnerabilities.
  • Seeing update options on your device? Take the time to update to avoid breach of vulnerabilities.
  • Are you a Microsoft Services user? iOS 11 had some issues with native mail apps. The recent update fixes that.
  • Ford is using AR to assist in development and modeling.

After the show remember to:

Eat at Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)
Speaking of Slice on Broadway, make sure you vote for them in the Incline’s pizza bracket.

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 Frank Murgia (@PGHPodcast).

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 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.

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), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and John Chichilla (@chilla).

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 312: Google Has Failed This Podcast

This week!

  • Krause is excited for Google Duo for Facetime-like calls.
  • Sorg is geekd about a Hololens NES 8-bit 3D emulator!
  • Podcamp Pittsburgh had some fun talks about 360 Video and Podcasting!  Check out the videos on Podcamp Pittsburgh’s Youtube!
  • Google+ Hangouts OnAir are leaving Youtube as a streaming option in 4 weeks.  And Sorg is finally ok with having a studio this whole time.
  • Google is working on another OS with Fuchsia, but what could it be for?
  • Microsoft and Apple are still fighting over iPad vs Surface
  • OurData: The Ad Blocker that pays you?
  • Amazon Video is fulfilling a promise shown off at the first Podcamp Pittsburgh in 2006 by letting you buy food from their videos!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) 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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 302: 6 Degrees of Samsung s7 Edge

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 302!

  • Chilla was at Wizard World Philly. It was so awesome it made his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Katie and googley eyes. Of course she’s telling us about her VR Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • Sorg has been playing with his Raspberry Pi. He likes it so much it’s his Awesome Thing Of The Week this week.
  • We have an App Of The Week this week – Google Motion feeds your photos into movies or gifs using live photos.
  • You like VR? So do we! We’re psyched for VR backpacks and the potential it’s unlocking.
  • Comparing Holo Lens with Oculus Rift and other VR.
  • It’s like everyone is getting the Edge 7. So much so that it’s like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon in studio.
  • Facebook lets you be more discreet about tagging friends.
  • We’re talking about options for Facebook and Instagram integration from a business standpoint.
  • We use Slack for our project management. With Slack voice calling feature in beta, we have some thoughts.

Yinz know how much we love Slice. Here’s your chance to help them take Best Of Pittsburgh pizza. Go. Vote. http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/Best-Of-Pittsburgh-2016-Voting/Page

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!

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AwesomeCast 292: I Am Iron Man (Because I Have a Virtual Desktop)

This week on AwesomeCast 292, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re joined by Chachi! Which means we’ll be talking videogames in addition to the usual tech talk.
  • Thanks to our Patreons! @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow are helping bring you this week’s show!
  • Chachi’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the FBI giving Apple the “finger” with regard to the San Bernadino issues.
  • Oculus Rift has shipped! And, the first delivery was made by its founder Palmer Luckey.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Microsoft Star Wars holographic communication.
  • Ryan Haggerty chimes in for this week’s show with a virtual 3D desktop for 360 environments.
  • Is virtual desktop just a gimmick?
  • Snapchat geofilters being used to find interns? It’s a thing that’s happening.
  • Microsoft is learning first hand how to parent. Tay AI chat bot “grounded” after learning racism.
  • Tinder getting into augmented reality through acqusition of humin – an intuitive address book-like app?
  • Getting back to VR, we’re talking about Pornhub getting into the space – complete with a Badoink headset.
  • Amazon is going to show us how to make an Echo with a Raspberry Pi? Color us interested.
  • You can check Wayne Manor and the Bat Cave on Google Maps? We’re discussing the security features (or lack thereof).
  • Pokemon fan? We’re talking about how Pokemon Go is going to work on your smartphone.

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: Chachi (@chachisays) 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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