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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.

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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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Awesome Chat: ImpactPGH

ImpactPgh is a new company looking to activate volunteers and help them find events and projects where they can help.  We talk with Anna Lawrence about developing the app, it’s progress, and the experience as a finalist in Startup Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition.

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AwesomeCast 301: Show Me The Muffins!

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 301!

  • We had some fun with Photoshop Mix and Katie this week.
  • Did you know we do an interview section with our #AwesomeChat series? Scope out some of our interviews at sorgatronmedia.com.
  • Of course, we couldn’t do a lot of the stuff we do without our Patreons! Shout outs to @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow for their support.
  • Moving right in to our Awesome Thing Of The Week, Chilla is sharing his Alexa Skill Testing Tool.
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Instagram is now offering helpful business tools.
  • We’re discussing Facebook ads and Facebook video options for business.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with Pebble (not 5 years ago – but their current Kickstarter).
  • We have fan mail from Germany thanks to our friends from Splash. We <3 our supersplasher swag!
  • Speaking of 3D, Sorg stopped by Looking For Group and checked out their HTC Vive.
  • Katy Perry’s Twitter account hacked!
  • XBox One is slated for a price drop. Is that because we’re expecting them to drop THREE new devices?
  • Google Map ads will drop branded pins on your search results.
  • Robot procreation is a thing 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: 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 300: 360 Degrees of Awesome

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 300!

  • We’re recording the show in 360 video with the Samsung Gear 360!  How has Chilla’s experience with it been?
  • Katie discusses what she learned today about mobile friendly websites and a handy tool to test them.
  • Chilla loves the concept of Google Duo.  But do we need yet another app to talk?
  • We touch on some of Google I/O’s bigger announcements including Google Assistant, Allo, Google Home, and more.
  • Twitter’s new character system gives you more room.
  • Amazon Dash is now available to do anything with!
  • Pornhub wants to get you fit with bang.fit (NSFW)

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 299: Have Studio, Will Travel

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 298!

  • Chilla has his hands on the Samsung 360 video camera.  What are the quick results?
  • Sorg is in San Diego and living off of AirBnB and Lyft.  How has the experience been?
  • Google’s latest app, Spaces, aims to simplify group sharing
  • Google’s Waze is adding carpooling in Uber’s San Francisco back yard

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 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 297: Rock Clock

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 297!

  • Want a chance to meet us? We’ll be live at May Days in Millvale with our friends at River’s Edge!
  • Thanks to our Patreons: @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. Thanks to them, you can catch us live.
  • Chilla is kicking things off with his Awesome Thing Of The Week and his battle of the keyboards.
  • Alex is bringing us Amazon Prime video add-on subscriptions as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Discussing how apps aren’t as cross-platform as users think they should be.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week takes us back to the early days of his podcasting with Talkshoe.
  • We’re checking out ringplus – the equivalent of Freedom Pop for cellphones?
  • Chilla is sharing more home automation discussion – including Samsung in the mix.
  • Can you imagine The Rock waking you up? Our Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Rock Clock. It’s a thing.
  • Netflix knows which thumbnails you’re likely to click.
  • Have power outages? We’re talking about the reset plug for your internet router.
  • Back To The Future finally caught up! We’re talking about a jet-powered hoverboard.
  • And, there’s another guy who made a hoverbike.
  • ATT’s edge network is now dead. We’re not sure how to take this news.

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 ), Alex Kahrs (@alexanderkahrs) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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 296: Ladies Night

It’s AwesomeCast 196 and the ladies are taking over!

  • Katie’s Awesome Thing of the Week if President Obama trying out Google Cardboard VR…with googly eyes!
  • Cynthia’s Awesome Thing is the ingenuitea for optimal caffeine creation!
  • Missy’s Awesome Thing is the Apple Watch Kardia Band to upgrade the health tracking options.
  • App of the Week: Katie is liking WeDo for to do lists.  OR try out Trello.  Many of us are using it for task management!
  • Doug sent us an update from his SlingTV experience, including
  • Yik Yak has chat!
  • First Response has a bluetooth capable pregnancy test…and it will entertain you with an app while you wait?
  • We take a look at how VR Porn is made
  • Some places are installing road level stop lights to get the attention of walking texters

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: Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) & Missy Sorg (@rebelliousflaw).

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 294: Roughing It

This week on AwesomeCast 294, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • What do we do without the internet?  Our crew shares tips for your non-internet survival guide.
  • We go down the rabbit hole discussing board games (many available to play at Looking for Group Pittsburgh!)
  • We discuss the latest impressions of Virtual Reality and the Oculus VR with John Lange.
  • What makes VR work in relation to the Nintendo Wii?
  • What sorts of 360 videos can take off with the platform?
  • How is the Orah 4i camera going to make these 360 videos more accessible
  • The coolest Raspberry Pi Game Boy.

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: Chilla (@chilla), John Lange of Looking for Group Pittsburgh (@lfgpgh) 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 293: It’s All About the VR, Baby

This week on AwesomeCast 293, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s Podcast Day! We’re going LIVE with Frank Murgia of Pittsburgh Podcast Network and Katie in studio. Chilla is joining us from Studio B.
  • Google released the Nik Collection for free? Chilla is telling us all about his Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Butt touching. (It’s a robot thing.)
  • Frank is keeping it dirty with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – an Amazon Button for condoms!
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Splash as a photography/video 360 option.
  • Speaking of VR, looks like IKEA is turning your kitchen remodel into a game!
  • We like to check out Looking For Group to play with new VR options. (You should check them out, too.)
  • Google’s new VR tool allows easy embedding of 360 content.
  • Frank is talking about this weekend’s Comedians for Cancer event. Make sure to check it out.
  • TWIT built the ultimate gaming machine for Oculus Rift.
  • Tesla has an affordable Model 3. (And we’re a little excited.)
  • Microsoft’s mobile OS isn’t windows. It’s Cortana.
  • Tip Of The Week: How do you know if a battery is dead? Bounce it off the ground! If it bounces, it’s old.
  • Because April Fools Day was a few days ago, we’re sharing some internet shenanigans.

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: Chilla (@chilla), Katie (@Kdudders), Frank (@MrFrankMurgia) 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 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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