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AwesomeCast 352: Teraflops

Sorg is back in studio, and we’re getting creative due to an internet service outage.  We’re not going to let it stop us from talking about what’s new in tech this week – including some E3 chat! Chilla joins Sorg for a little extra geeky AwesomeCast 352, including:

  • Sorg troubleshoots some tech outages while podcasting.
  • Verizon has failed this podcast this week.
  • E3 was a thing that happened this week. We’re sharing some of the gaming news you should know.
  • Microsoft is giving us a backwards compatible console.
  • If we’re not live for next week’s show, we may be playing some Crimson Skies.
  • Pokemon GO has some anniversary events for players.
  • Sorg made some friends while traveling thanks to Pokemon GO gym takedowns.
  • There may be a “proper” Pokemon game via Nintendo Switch in our future.
  • We’re having some great discussions about Playstation Pro.
  • Teraflops are not to be confused with terrible flops.
  • Is XBox worth the $100 more than its competitors?
  • Chilla wants SSDs as an option for his gaming consoles.
  • Sorg and Chilla may be deep-diving gaming console backwards compatibility.
  • Is Playstation to XBox like going from Mac to PC?
  • Identical OS across consoles? We may like this idea of fluent design.
  • iMacs have upgradeable RAM and CPUs now?
  • The new iMac STARTS at $5K.
  • Don’t bother with the new iMac unless you’re Pixar.
  • Russia has a vending machine that will sell you fake likes.
  • Perfect timing by Mayor Peduto. We just mentioned this on our show to our listeners:

@billpeduto A new interactive map allows you to track & search @pgh2o information on curb box inspections for lead pipes http://www.pgh2o.com/CBI

Are you a musician? We’d love to talk updating our theme. Bonus points if you do it Mystery Science Theater style.

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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)

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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 !

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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!