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AwesomeCast 284: That Big Bird Money

This week on AwesomeCast 284, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We do cool things with Patreons. Like take them to Slice and invite them to co-host. Terri Hammond from Thistle Sea is joining us tonight!
  • Time for Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week. And, he’s talking about the Sam Mobile 360 virtual reality camera.
  • Terri’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the 7Shifts app – tech to help business owners.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week. He finally pulled the trigger on Plex for his cordcutter life.
  • Sorg is also talking about his use of younity for his movie options.
  • Are you having problems with Handbrake? Search El Capitan broke Handbrake for a fix. (Sorg’s Pro Tip)
  • It’s great customer service when Slice knows our name and our weekly order when we call in for Podcast Day.
  • This week’s App of the Week is iDentify.
  • Amazon owns IMDB? Search The Man In The High Castle to see what we’re talking about. (And, it’s a good series.)
  • Sorg’s Tip Of The Week is Synergy for mouse and keyboard sharing across various platforms.
  • LA has a multimodal navigation app. Thanks to Alex Kahrs for the fan submission.
  • Sesame Street is getting into venture capital. No joke.
  • Drones are becoming a nuisance. So, eagles are being trained to take out illegal drones 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: Terri Hammond (with our Patreon, Thistle Sea) (@teham), 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 Launching on River’s Edge! Sorg on River Talk!

This week, Michael Sorg was on River Talk on The River’s Edge radio to discuss the launch of AwesomeCast streaming on the station!  The talk with Brian Crawford covered the show, building and maintaining a community in Podcasting, and the perils of Independent Pro Wrestling.

If you missed the live stream, catch up on River Talk Episode 46 here!

And be sure to check out AwesomeCast Thursdays 8am After “Funny Money” at http://www.riversedgepgh.com/

Awesome Chat: Max Haot of Livestream – Mevo Camera


Max Haot
, co-founder of Livestream joins us to discuss the Mevo Camera. How is this device attempting to make multicam-like editing accessible for events and more. We talk the tech in advance of the product’s April 2016 release.

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!

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

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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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Awesome Chat: Academy Pittsburgh

We talk with Josh Lucas of Work Hard Pittsburgh to talk about Academy Pittsburgh; a new code Academy aiming to become a new place to learn direct job skills in coding and development.  We talk about the state of education, work on bringing up Pittsburgh neighborhoods like Allentown and more!

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 282: Adulting

This week on AwesomeCast 282, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • John Carman is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Guy-Fi Masterbation Booth.
  • Hot Octopuss discussion is happening. We should get John Carman and Katie Dudas together to talk adult tech.
  • James Deighan is sharing the Pittsburgh Retro Gaming event (happening this weekend) as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • James is also discussing the 8 Bit Evolution game Germ Squashers.
  • Marta is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – the West Marine Liquid Image scuba mask dive camera.
  • Sorg is keeping with this week’s theme with the Nudifier app for iOS.
  • It’s time for our App Of The Week and this week’s is brought to us by Marta – the Go Fucking Do It app.
  • Time for fan submissions and this week’s input comes from some friends who checked out Oculus VR at Looking For Group.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on I Expect You To Die from Schell Games here in Pittsburgh.
  • 8-bit games in a VR setting? James is sharing some ideas about it.
  • Discussing tiny houses built for the homeless in Seattle.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on astronauts growing their first space flower.
  • Related David Bowie gets his own constellation.
  • NES did a Labyrinth game? Color us shocked! (And amazed.) James is giving us the hook-up.
  • Minecraft finds a way to program BASIC code in-game.
  • Somewhat related…Minecraft is a growing search term on Porn Hub.
  • And we’ve turned to a discussion of Leisure Suit Larry.

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: Marta Mazzoni (@@icantfindmarta), John Carman (@carmanavenue), James Deighan (Now known as Mega Cat Games), 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: Kim Lyons of Next Pittsburgh

We talk with Kim Lyons, News Editor at NEXTPittsburgh.com about the site’s mission to cover Pittsburgh, start ups in the city, interesting restaurants, Mayor Bill Peduto, and a digital magazine’s place in the journalism landscape.

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 281: Everything is Peachy

This week on AwesomeCast 281, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Facebook messenger chat with Miss Piggy.
  • Chilla’s sharing his CES2016 inspired Awesome Thing Of The Week – Endless low-cost PCs for the rest of the world.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on Automatic as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Sorg is especially sold on the Year In Driving report and monthly report card from Automatic.
  • Question Of The Day: Uber or Zip Car?
  • App Of The Week for this week is fruit related. We’re talking about Peach (@peachdotcool).
  • We’re discussing the super selfie stick the Saramonic SmartMixer. (Thanks Doug (@douglasderda).)
  • Dudders is issuing a scavenger hunt for a good clip-on audio (bluetooth?) mic that is reasonably priced.
  • Lyft helping senior citizens get rides to appointments without smartphones.
  • Pour one out to Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. A Farewell Web Address is being kickstarted to free us from IE.
  • Wonder what Watson has been doing since its Jeopardy win? It’s been working on a Eat/Sleep/Exercise program.
  • Amazon Video is filling our void during TV season breaks. What are others watching between Amazon Video and Hulu?
  • Snapchat, Amazon, and Netflix are also streaming the State Of The Union Address.
  • CORRECTION: Netflix is NOT streaming the State Of The Union Address.

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 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 Special: Podcast Throwdown

This week on AwesomeCast it is a special Holiday edition as Buzzy Torek of Epicast joins us as we discuss Podcasting in Pittsburgh, the business models around it, working with Mayor Bill Peduto, where people could get started, and more!

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

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 277: The Gadgets and Doohickies

This week on AwesomeCast 277, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re talking about our favorite gadgets and doohickies.
  • Time for Awesome Show And Tell with Sorg and his iPad keyboard.
  • Zuckerberg is planning for the future. He gives away shares and ups maternity leave time!
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Snap. It makes Android widgets reachable from any app.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is helping her with her holiday shopping! She’s sharing the Red Laser app.
  • Dudders is sharing her Target shopping experience – including her $4 dinosaur.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with an augmented reality app.
  • Doug shares some iPhone7 discussion with some speculation about headphones.
  • Amazon has a new video for their drone service. And it has a Top Gear panache to it.
  • We’re speculating on the Amazon Landing Zone for the drone service.
  • People are naming their babies after Instagram filters? We’re sharing some info about it.
  • Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away” trust us.
  • Holiday Android picks with Chilla!

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 (@KDudders), 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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