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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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AwesomeCast 291: A Bushel of Apple

This week on AwesomeCast 291, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re kicking off with Kim’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition.
  • Talking Go Jane Go from Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition as an option for women travelers.
  • We’re also discussing the jelly bean start-up from Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition.
  • Want to check out Start Up Weekend Pittsburgh Women’s Edition? Scope out the Work Hard Pittsburgh videos.
  • Because Apple treated Sorg so well, he spent more money on his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Apple TV.
  • We’re discussing size for transport as a determining factor of what tech we purchase. Are phones too big?
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – the new iPad Pro.
  • We’re discussing the backlash against XBox for scantily clad dancers.
  • Speaking of Apple, there was an event, and some announcements. We’re touching on some highlights.
  • NPR won’t promote its podcast? Kim is talking about the “why” of it.

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: Kim Lyons (@SocialKimLy ), 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 290: We’ve Got the (Rapid) Power

This week on AwesomeCast 290, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Tonight we’re joined by Chilla in Studio B and River’s Edge (with props) in house.
  • We <3 Patreons like @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow because they take care of us. Love the show? Support us!
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Chilla is kicking things off with the Bose Sound True Ultra earbuds.
  • Brian is sharing Surge as Awesome Thing Of The Week Part 1.
  • The legit Brian Awesome Thing Of The Week is a turbo charger for his phone. Plus – it has a flashlight!
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Podcast App – as in the one pre-installed on your iDevice!
  • Alex is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week contribution with the Amazon Fire tablet he is digging on.
  • Cities Rising featured some Pittsburgh innovation. Cool to check out.
  • Discussing the Smart City initiative. From 60 cities narrowed to 7 – Pittsburgh is on the list.
  • We’re talking videogames! Twitch is helping design games for streaming!
  • Speaking of videogames, it looks like Shell Games is getting their hand into the Twitch streaming platform.
  • Is XBox One testing DVR?
  • Playstation Vue has gone nationwide – Starts at $29.99 as a “cable” option.
  • Comic-Con will be launching a streaming service. (Like the old G4 stuff – yep, this is for you.)
  • Aido will be your friend (if you’re into AI and robots that watch you while you sleep).

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: Brian Crawford (@RiversEdgePGH ), 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: Blood on the Leaves

Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media,  joins us for an Awesome Chat about his project Blood on the Leaves.  Joining the conversation are actors, Dallas White (@itsdallaswhite) and Brendon Taylor (@bhtaylor24).  The group discusses filming and promotion of the film – shot and edited here in Pittsburgh, and how the group is growing support for the film through the IndieGogo campaign.

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 289: Dance Loki! Dance!

This week on AwesomeCast 289, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re LIVE with this week’s AwesomeCast with Chilla, Mike Pound and our Women’s Day 2016 representative Katie!
  • Katie is kicking off our Awesome Thing Of The Week with #OneDayIWill for Womens Day 2016.
  • Our in-house (self-proclaimed) application whore Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week as the Mac app bundle.
  • Mac heist is to blame for AwesomeCast and the other Sorgatron Media productions.
  • Sorg is telling us about turning an old PC into a Chromebook for free as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is thanks to Sorg’s obsession with Avengers Academy.
  • Katie is sharing Fit RPG to gamify fitbit.
  • We’re getting Chilla’s thoughts on mini echo speakers.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on the Alexa upgrade with his Fire TV.
  • Meerkat is no longer live streaming? Katie is sharing her thoughts on the change.
  • Chilla has a Skype story – and it begins with “Once upon a time…”
  • It’s time for Mike’s Awesome Thing Of The Week (Slice distracted us) is online voter registration in PA!
  • Augmented reality comes to a t-shirt with Virtuali-Tee.

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), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy) 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!

AwesomeCast 288: MySpace Stalking

This week on AwesomeCast 288, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla is kicking off the show with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Tivo Skip.
  • Katie found something Chilla doesn’t own as her Awesome Thing Of The Week. Phone Soap to clean your phone.
  • AI to help with scheduling? Sorg is sharing his new personal assistant app as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • How much is “too” much AI? We’re having some interesting discussion – from both sides of the argument.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is Gif Brewery and their version 3 update!
  • Thanks to Doug for the Facebook Live for Android fan submission.
  • Snapchat Live is a thing. They’re covering Super Tuesday. We suggest you check it out.
  • Ads in the middle of Snap Chat? Now we know how they’re monetizing, I guess.
  • Chilla is sharing some thoughts on hybrid sim.
  • We’re sharing some #Audi love for an ad filmed near our studio.
  • Slack wants to take down Skype and Hangout!
  • We’re integrating Trello and Slack for our operations. We’re finding you need to find what’s right for you.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 is now out. Sorg is still salivating (and he’s sharing his thoughts, too).
  • The next PS4 update will let you play games on PC or Mac.
  • We’re discussing the NEXT Pittsburgh article about female podcasters (like Katie).
  • Forget all the new social media – We’re (briefly) talking MySpace!
  • (And, we’re legit still discussing MySpace if you want to 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: 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: Dr. Matt Keener of Blackbird Health

Dr. Matt Keener joins us for an Awesome Chat about Blackbird Health and how the group focuses on connecting the experience of mental health where the typical healthcare industry has failed.

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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