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AwesomeCast 329: Right Behind The Cutting Edge

It’s our last episode of the year.  We’re getting geeky and nostalgic – checking our predictions from last year and talking tech and social media predictions for 2017, with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 329!

– We’re LIVE with our year-end Christmas show with Doug Derda and Cynthia Closkey, talking about our awesome things of the year on this week’s episode.
– Sling and cordcutting were our awesome things of the year for 2015 as we reflected back last year.
– Meerkat? Wow!
– Cynthia is sharing her awesome thing of the year for 2016 – her smart watch (Apple Watch) and wearables in general.
– Sorg is sharing his woes over the Pebble buyout in comparison to the Apple Watch.
– Doug is pitching a Kickstarter campaign for a Kickstarter movie talking about Kickstarter campaigns.
– Google Glass is still a discussion at the end of 2016.
– Wheelz is sharing his awesome thing of the year – his Samsung phone.
– Doug is sharing Facebook LIVE as his awesome thing of the year and how interesting instacontent is.
– Speaking of bleeding edge tech – we can’t help but talk about iJustine and how she was livestreaming a decade ago.
– How do you stand out in a tidal wave of content now that instacontent is so available?
– Are people looking at instacontent for content or for interaction with other people?
– Doug is teaching us about the Musically app through his son’s usage.
– Sorg’s awesome thing of the year is self-driving cars – especially since he’s been in one!
– Speaking of self-driving cars, studies show traffic would be better with less traffic lights.

– It’s 2016 prediction recap time!
— Doug was WRONG with his prediction about online superstardom.
— Cynthia is recapping her accurate mom factor prediction about streaming programming.
— AI advancement prediction by Chilla is ACCURATE! (You can thank Alexa, Sir.)
— DJ Lunchbox’s iPhone7 prediction – ACCURATE! (WTH headphone jacks?)
— Technology to communicate with pets. Sorry Katie, we’re not sure whether Catterbox counts this year.

– Apple’s biggest innovation – a phone that doesn’t explode!

– Predictions for 2017!
— Doug predicts Google+ will finally die.
— Sorg thinks Twitter will not be an independent company by the end of 2017. Will it go to Verizon?
— Cynthia thinks VR video will not be a thing next year, as in it’s not going anywhere, and we won’t know why. She doesn’t believe it will get past Cardboard and it’ll be at least another 3 years before we see any solid movement with VR.
— Rizz predicts the Nintendo Switch will revolutionize gaming

– Thanks for a great (at least by way of tech) 2016! Make sure to hit us up with what tech Santa brought you!

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: Doug Derda (@douglasderda), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 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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AwesomeCast 202: Turn Down For E3

AwesomeCast 202: Turn Down for E3This week on Awesomecast 202, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

  • A Cocoon backpack review from Chichilla.
  • An app that will let you see the full Lemans race.
  • LeRoy Jenkins and a ‘‘Turn Down For What’’ button.
  • Google Maps giving you alternate routes.
  • E3 coverage: The games talked about, what disappointed Chichilla, the release date debate, Project Morpheus, the use of the word exclusive, the laser tech used to replicate a race track, Nintendo Amiibo, level editing in Mario Bros., Anthony Walker explaining why Nintendo did not win E3 and more!
  • News about streaming content.
  • A Back to the Future replica.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Frank Chynoweth (@FuzzWad) and Anthony Walker (@chachisays).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us live streaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!