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AwesomeCast 272: These Are Not the Drones You Are Looking For

This week on Awesomecast 272, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Starting with our Awesome Thing Of The Week. Up first is Chilla with Perch – creating a security monitor from an old device.
  • Sorg is taking it Halloween with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – creepy face reenactment tech face mapping.
  • Picobrew – The Keurig of home beer brewing. Thanks to Doug for his submission for Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • We’re headed to Instagram’s new app Boomerang for our App Of The Week looping 1-second videos.
  • Did you know Google has been quietly recording your voice – and saving it?  Learn more and how you can delete it.
  • Thanks to @Optinvent for some additional details on last week’s ORA-X conversation. Check ’em out on Kickstarter.
  • Because it’s our Halloween episode, we’re going to talk some costumes with Google’s Frightgeist site.
  • Facebook is unleashing universal search across its network.
  • Bing is a good mix of public and private enterprise. Chilla shares his thoughts.
  • WalMart is testing drone delivery.
  • OculusRift and Adawarp allows you to become a cuddly teddy bear.
  • Guitar Hero for Apple TV – Does it put it in the running as a gaming console? Chilla shares his thoughts.
  • If you’re a subscriber to New York Times you’re getting Google Cardboard!
  • YouTube Red is here! Sorg will be sharing some thoughts at Basic Sorganomics, but we’re briefly discussing.

 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).

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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Awesome Chat: iBoard Interactive

Harmonie Nkama is the founder of iBoard Interactive, a new company looking to replace and improve on the community board or digital signage in colleges and community centers with an interactive system utilizing your smart phones.  We talk about the company, getting into the process of becoming a start up, and her experience at the recent Pittsburgh Civic Startup Weekend.

Find out about iBoard Interactive at http://iboardinteractive.com

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

Help out the show with a donation! Become our boss! Go to patreon.com/awesomecast

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Spreaker, iTunes, and Youtube!

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Awesome Chat: Looking for Group Pittsburgh

Looking for Group Pittsburgh is a combined gaming center and coworking space in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  We talk with John Lange and Edd Batson about the space, how they are listening to the community, surprising games that have been hits like Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator and Train Simulator, using Kickstarter to crowdfund what goes into the space, including community programs to teach kids to use a Raspberry Pi and more!

Find out more about Looking for Group Pittsburgh www.lfgpgh.com or on Facebook.

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

Help out the show with a donation! Become our boss! Go to patreon.com/awesomecast

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Spreaker, iTunes, and Youtube!

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AwesomeCast 268: Forcetouching a Mouse

iphone 6sThis week on Awesomecast 268, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re showing our shiny new iPhone6s – as in we each have a new toy this week.
  • Tip from AJ: Put your iPhone6 face down to avoid “Hey Siri” response when it’s inconvenient.
  • Talking iPhone6s features.
  • Talking live motion photos on iPhone6s
  • Faster response time with iPhone6s touch ID for unlocking the phone. But, is it too fast?
  • Selfieflash is a thing with iPhone6s – We’ve warned you.
  • For iPhone6s cases make sure it has a lip. (That’s what adds protection to your screen when your phone drops.)
  • Listening to Chilla’s thoughts about app thinning. There’s some debate. How much phone do we need?
  • Force touch mouse on the iPhone6s. It’s MAGIC!
  • New Nexus phones came out today! Nexus 5X is happening for our non-fruit fans.
  • Android Marshmallow discussion about s’more to love. (Thanks Android for giving us that one.)
  • Nexus is a good line of phones. And, the new ones work with all carriers!
  • Chilla’s breaking down some thoughts on Android Marshmallow. Tune in for what he thinks about their security.
  • Google has an Android based Pixel C tablet. We’re checking it out now.
  • We’re taking a turn from phones and tablets to talk Chromecast
  • We’re sharing our thoughts about the new Chromecast design – that just hangs. But, it’s colorful!
  • Chromecast Audio has our interests piqued.
  • Blackberry Priv to launch this year. It’s still relative because there is a market for folks who want a keyboard.
  • White House announces broadband is a core utility and should be available to everyone – like power and water.
  • We’re holding off on our VR discussion so we can have a larger discussion when Chilla joins us back in Studio A next week. Tune in!

 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), AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  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 266: The Pokemon Theory

Pokemon Go - AwesomeCastThis week on Awesomecast 266, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s time for #AwesomeThingsOfTheWeek – including some #WizardWorld geekery talk.
  • Sorg’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the #MicroDrone from #WizardWorld.
  • #InterestingThingOfWizardWorld is A-Box TV.  We’re not sure how this is a thing to be honest.
  • .@chilla’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the recent #AppleTV announcement from #Apple.
  • #WifeOfTheShow shares some #IKEA tabletop stove tech as her #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek
  • Another fan submission for #FiveDealFriday with #Pebble options and more
  • Talking about #MotoE with @alexanderkahrs’ #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek submission.
  • #WorldsCollide – We’re talking #Pokemon and #tech with Pokemon Go using your phone for “real-life” Mewtwo hunting. h
  • Talking some #iPadPro from the #AppleEvent earlier this week.

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).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  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!

Awesomecast 265: Cat Street View

AwesomeCast - Cat Street View HiroshimaThis week on Awesomecast 265, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (He likes the pen.)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty cool 3D photo option, too.
  • Finally! A phone you can actually delete a bunch of “useless” preloaded apps. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Are you a beginner Android user? Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a nice introduction for you.
  • Periscope heading to AppleTV? Katie shares her Awesome Thing Of The Week telling us about it!
  • Sorg chimes in with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Periscope Redux
  • Artistic project life (cosplay transformations, wedding video editing process, etc.) on Periscope is a thing. And, Chilla approves!
  • Our App Of The Week is follow-up to Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – It’s Samsung’s SideSync
  • Chatroom contribution: Facebook M as a video option.
    Boost offers an extra 2GB of data to lock you into a plan. But, Android now offers Periscope. Win-win? (Thanks @alexanderkahrs)
  • We like Google Street View. Japan takes it to the next level Google Street View For Cats: (Thanks @chick_chris!)
  • Windows Continuum Dock turns your phone into a computer.
  • Will the Windows Continuum Dock solve PC upgrades because people actually update their phones?
  • Hulu without ads for $4 more a month. You’re welcome (and thank you Hulu)
  • Google’s new Street View App lets you add your own spherical photos.
  • Is there something going on tomorrow? Oh, yeah! Apple’s gonna tell us stuff tomorrow! And, they’ll tell us on other devices!
  • Chilla’s calling tablets taking a backseat for tomorrow’s announcements – focusing on iPhone and AppleTV. We’ll discuss next week.
  • Reminder: We WILL be tweeting tomorrow’s #AppleEvent. Check your twitter feed if you can’t make it to watch the event live.
  • Audience Poll: Do you actually use your phone to talk to people – using it as a PHONE versus messaging, etc.?

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

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  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 264: Facebook M is for Making It

Blab.imThis week on Awesomecast 264, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Time for the Awesome Thing Of The Week and Chilla’s telling us about Amazon Prime offline video on iPhone and iPad. 
  • Epix is leaving Netflix and coming to Hulu, which means more options for your instant video viewing.
  • Instagram how has an answer to Snapchat with their new Visual Convos 
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a throwback to our talk with The Hardware Store and a collaboration with them. https://workhardpgh.com/
  • This week’s App Of The Week is Blab a video chat/broadcast platform beta. It’s basically #Periscope if you put 4 of them together.
  • Want to check out BLAB? We recommend it.
  • Is it too much social media with Twitter, Facebook, BLAB, Instagram, Periscope, etc.? How do you manage your time? live.sorgatronmedia.com
  • Want to win a Cord Cutters prize bundle from CNET? We’re curious…
  • Need an inverter? How about a JuiceBox? (Thanks @WPAJJuggalojohn for pointing this one out.)
  • Thank you Instagram! Finally allows landscape and portrait photos.
  • YouTube? Gaming? In the same sentence? Yep. YouTube Gaming is a thing.
  • Shoutout to Rizz while we check out his YouTube Gaming stream. (You can check him out, @RizzPlaysGames.)
  • Chilla sharing YouTube Gaming as an option to scope games. Beats relying on industry descriptions and ratings. live.sorgatronmedia.com
  • Talking Facebook’s response to Siri and Cortana: Facebook M 
  • Breaking down gender equality with Guy Siri vs. Girl Siri.
  • Katie is not over the hoverboard lie. And, she’s not alone.
  • Android wear now works with iPhones (kinda)

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), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), 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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Awesome Chat: UpTo

We’re talking with Sarah Mayer and Jennifer Highfield of UpTo about how they’re connecting small businesses and freelancers with pop up events and more in and around Pittsburgh!

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

Help out the show with a donation! Become our boss! Go to patreon.com/awesomecast

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCastfor updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Spreaker, iTunes, and Youtube!

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Awesomecast 251: The Best Start Up

AC-251This week on Awesomecast 251, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla talking about his Applewatch!
  • Katie watching the 4th of July at the Carnegie Science Center.
  • Sorg talks about what he saw at Alphalab Demoday.
  • Discussion on Googleio.
  • What we hope for from Apple announcements.
  • News on upcoming 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: John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) 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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Awesome Chat: TedXPittsburgh

This week, we talk with Chris Daley(@thatchrisdaley), one of the organizers of TedXPittsburgh 2015!  What is Ted?  Why is it important for Pittsburgh?  What makes Pittsburgh Awesome?

Buy your tickets to attend in person, and find more information at TedXPittsburgh.org!

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

Help out the show with a donation! Become our boss! Go to patreon.com/awesomecast

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Spreaker, iTunes, and Youtube!

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