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AwesomeCast 285: #sorgmonkeybaby

This week on AwesomeCast 285, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a mirror. Not because he’s that kind of guy. It’s because it’s a smart screen!
  • Dudders is using her new Macbook! And, it spiraled a fun tech conversation with Chilla and his new hardware.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is not her new Mac book, but is instead the @toolsforpeace Stop Breathe Think app.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is also a life hack in that he organizes his scheduling with @vytein.
  • We’re celebrating National Pizza Day with the perfect pepperoni pizza from Slice on Broadway. Show your support and vote!
  • Our App Of The Week is Wallapop.
  • Hallelujah! Instagram allows multiple account access. (Finally.)
  • Fitbit detects pregnancy.
  • 3D printer used so Superbowl 50 player could have a custom brace on his broken arm.
  • Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game.
  • iRing allows you to have it as a stand holder and grip for your iPhone.
  • Twitter is joining the algorithm game and changing the timeline view for users.

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), 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: The Rivers Edge

We talk with Brian Crawford of Rivers The River’s Edge about his 24 streaming radio, bringing attention to Pittsburgh music, and more!

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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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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

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 Facebook, StitcherSpreaker, 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  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 280: Hide ‘n Seek With BB-8

This week on AwesomeCast 280, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Back from holiday hiatus and getting ready for the first Awesome Cast of the New Year with Chilla and Rob Johnston!
  • Rob is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – HOVERBOARDS!
  • Did you know our Rob is an internet star with his gif! http://gph.is/1Pv6s9f?tc=1
  • We can’t stop watching hover board fails while we’re delving into our discussion on this week’s show.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is CES 2016 the Samsung Smart TV.
  • Sorg is sharing his love of the Pebble Time update and functionality for his watch.
  • Sorg is now sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week the Livestream Movi camera.
  • Return to the hoverboard discussion leads to a shoutout to our friend Lokay and his nice video.
  • We’re talking about Adobe Post and the ease of design via an app. Sorg approves.
  • Our App Of The Week is Aipoly. Aimed at the blind it identifies objects in front of them through their phone.
  • Question Of The Episode from Rob – Can Aipoly tell whether the dress is black and blue or white and gold?
  • Discussing Samsung Gear VR in the real world.
  • We’re heading into some CES 2016 discussion.
    • Star Wars watch from Sphero lets you control BB-8 with force gestures. (Geeks everywhere rejoice!)
    • LG and Samsung are putting tablets into refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. Hmm.
  • Amazon Dash built in with Whirlpool appliances? (Yes, please.)
  • Our ease of access delivery service discussion has turned to Pittsburgh with talk about Postmates integration.
  • Talking about how tech has evolved to the point it is now included as standard in our cars.

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), Rob Johnston (@RobOnTheRun) 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 279: Out With The Old (Tech) – In With the New (Tech)

This week on AwesomeCast 279, we’re sharing our tech highlights from 2015 and making our predictions for 2016 in addition to our usual talk about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We have a full studio tonight! Chilla, Sorg, Katie, Will, and Doug – and Cynthia via remote!
  • Awesome Thing Of The Year time! Chilla is telling us about how the Apple Watch beat the rest.
  • Instacontent is Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Year contribution.
  • Doug is giving it back to Sling TV by nominating it as his Awesome Thing Of The Year.
  • Will is on board with cordcutters as his Awesome Thing Of The Year.
  • Comedy Central is great for cordcutters with their accessibility.
  • Cynthia shares her Awesome Thing Of The Year – crowdfunding and how it helps make dreams and ideas possible.
  • We joked about how we all would name Slack as our unanimous Awesome Thing Of The Year.
  • We’re talking about message read notifications (i.e. Facebook).
  • Discussing severe inbox OCD with Doug.
  • What happened to YikYak? Dudders is revisiting her favorite app of last year.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Year is VR (as he pulls out his Google Cardbord).
  • Shout out to Looking For Group and the fun Sorg had with their Oculus yesterday.
  • You want to tune in – Dudders is playing with the Google Cardboard.
  • It’s time for 2016 predictions!
  • We lied! First, we’re going to check in on what predictions were made last year – and whether they happened.
  • Now for 2016 predictions!
  • Dudders is calling for pet communication technology in 2016.
  • Chilla is predicting AI advancement outside of apps and developed directly in products.
  • Will is predicting Apple will be innovators again – something new and interesting for iPhone7.
  • Doug believes 2016 will bring the first mainstream network podcast TV show.
  • Cynthia’s Holiday PSA: Help parents and grandparents sign up for Netflix this holiday season.
  • And, in conjunction with her PSA, Cynthia is predicting a switch to a Netflix-like platform in general.
  • Sorg is making a bold prediction that tablets will outsell PCs in 2016.

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), Will (@DjLunchbox), Doug (@douglasderda), Cynthia (@cynthiacloskey) 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 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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