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AwesomeCast 355: Parsing with Yik Yak


We’re counting down the days in Mayhem Studio before moving to our fancy new studio space!  Join Sorg, Chilla, and Katie as they talk what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 355, including:

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

After the show remember to:

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

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and John Chichilla (@chilla).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 354: Inside Sauce

We’ve got a full studio this week as Kim Lyons joins us on the couch! Sorg is back behind the desk, and Katie and Chilla take up their respective spots around the Slice on Broadway pizza box. It can only mean we’re ready to talk what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 354, including:

  • Kim is sharing some fun information about what she’s up to these days.
  • Kim is ready to roll with her Awesome Thing of the Week from the land down under.
  • Drones + Environment = Kim Lyons’ Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Chilla is sharing an indoor antenna from Mohu as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Katie has an Awesome Thing of the Week (thanks to Mad Mike)! It’s a ranch fountain!
  • Katie is thinking of the possibilities for a ranch fountain and some Slice on Broadway. #PeaceLoveAndRanch
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is an AR replication of Super Mario in Central Park.
  • Thanks to Slice on Broadway for providing the perfect pepperoni pizza to support Podcast Day. (You can order online now!)
  • Chilla is bringing us this week’s App of the Week with Lumafusion – the closest thing to Final Cut for mobile.
  • Adobe is talking about full functionality for Photoshop on mobile devices?
  • Thanks to Chris Whitlatch for sharing a new VR arcade (in Seattle) for this week’s discussion.
  • While Sorg was in Nebraska, he learned he can check a VR unit out of the school library. Hmm.
  • Katie is sharing some snapmap information for us.
  • Snapmap can also help you figure out where everyone is with hot spot mapping options.
  • Instagram has location features similar to snapmap.
  • Kim brings us back to Pittsburgh with CMU initiatives for AI (because kids are smarter than we are).
  • We just figured out that CMU will be Skynet.
  • Uber – When Lyft isn’t an option…
  • Does anything come out of MIT these days? Seems like all the cool kids are at CMU.
  • Star Wars trailer for The Last Jedi made on a 1984 Apple IIC.
  • Katie is closing out the show with porn again this week: the first standalone VR unit – that only plays porn.
  • Will you be in Pittsburgh this weekend? It’s Anthrocon 2017 time! (We’re so excited!)

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

After the show remember to:

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

Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion?

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Kim Lyons (@SocialKimLy) Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and John Chichilla (@chilla).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 349: Promised Porn

Sorg returns to bring us our regularly scheduled podcast day!.  This week, he is joined by Chilla, and Katie – as well as special guest, Mike Pound (aka Uncle Crappy).  The crew is talking about some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 349, including:

  • We’ve got Mike Pound (aka Uncle Crappy) in studio recording this week’s Awesome Chat before we go LIVE for Awesome Cast.
  • We’re BACK! We’ve got some craft beer, some Uncle Crappy and some Dudders thanks to Katie and it’s Podcast Day!
  • Uncle Crappy is kicking off our Awesome Thing of the Week segment with some James Bond tech talk.
  • Katie may be moving to Portland for her Awesome Thing of the Week – Parking Kitty.
  • We may have to visit Rob to check out Parking Kitty.
  • Sorg lives in a VR world these days. His Awesome Thing of the Week is Google IO updates dealing with VR.
  • Chilla got his Air Pods and is sharing them this week as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Instagram is changing the stories game.
  • Want to lock down your Snapchat by location or who can view it? There are some new options now.
  • It’s official Katie prefers Snapchat to other similar video platforms.
  • Snapchat difficulty is getting to an audience. Facebook gives great options to download and share to YouTube.
  • There are changes coming to Facebook LIVE, and Uncle Crappy is sharing some thoughts.
  • Microsoft had some announcements. Chilla is sharing some thoughts on the Surface Pro.
  • Katie is bringing us to the promised porn.
  • European hotels will be offering VR in-room porn.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Katie Dudas (@Kdudders).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 348: AIY Is The New DIY

Sorg, Chilla, and Katie are talking about some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 348, including:

  • We’re turning down the geek knob a little and getting into this week’s Awesome Cast (Special Edition).
  • Shout out to our Pittsburgh Marathon peeps as it’s the thing to do during marathon weekend.
  • It’s time for our Awesome Thing of the Week and Katie has a Google Docs PSA.
  • Katie is deep-diving some things we may take for granted with app permission authorizations.
  • Google Docs phishing attack tips: Check before opening. Use a 2-step authentication process to help circumvent.
  • Chilla is sharing Annotable as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Annotable has handy tools for editing screenshots and pictures on the go.
  • Sorg is sharing a Raspberry Pi kit (get it with Mag Pi) to turn it into a dirt cheap Google Home competitor.
  • AIY is DIY for tech! (Automate It Yourself)
  • Sorg is a fan of electronics and cardboard options.
  • We have lots of stories from folks in our Facebook group!
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Alexa Bliss and Amazon Echo story.  Sorg’s worlds are colliding.
  • Thanks to Doug for sharing a life hack tip for IFTTT (If This Then That) keeping track of ideas while driving.
  • Hey Trello can you get us Siri support to help integration flow a little smoother?
  • Uncle Crappy hit us up with a Beer Week wrap-up and a Chachi sighting!
  • Thanks to Chris Whitlatch for letting us know about an augmented reality UAV game.
  • Katie is telling us how easy it is to find porn on Tumblr using your iPhone.
  • Chilla has a cross-platform, streamable VR video player he’s telling us about.
  • Don’t drive with your VR headset on, kids.
  • The Hulu Live TV platform has launched. Sorg is sharing some thoughts.
  • Not a sports fan? Hulu Live TV offers a no-sports package (unlike cable TV packages).
  • We liked when Facebook brought us interactions for posts. We’re happy that they’ve extended it to comments!
  • Katie is sharing some thoughts on Facebook reactions and how she uses it for marketing.
  • Do you miss having a physical keyboard on your phone? Samsung is offering a physical keyboard overlay.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Katie Dudas (@Kdudders).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeGaming: Beta Episode 1

We’ve got some nerds and geeks together to talk some video games for our reboot of Boss Battle, and we’re doing it AwesomeCast style with AwesomeGaming.  For Beta Episode 1 we’ve got Chachi, Rizz, and Chad talking about some gaming play and news, including:

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  • We’re celebrating Star Wars Day on the show talking some Star Wars Battlefront 2 with Rizz.
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 offers a single player trailer. It’s not just multiplayer death matches!
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 also sticks to the original canon!
  • Chad likes the X-Wing VR mode. #StarWars
  • Speaking of VR, we’re talking about which games make us queasy.
  • Tip of the Week – If you get motion sick, watch out for Minecraft VR.
  • VR problems: Trying to put your hand up to block out the sun in driving games.
  • Chachi is interested in a VR purchase….for job simulator.
  • Chad is telling us about Resident Evil in VR.
  • Chachi is talking about how No Man’s Sky was the reason for his Play Station switch from XBox.
  • Rizz is recommending Flinthook if you’re looking for a fun game.
  • We’re talking some Cuphead!
  • Rizz is talking about the NFL draft pick who is excited to spend his draft money on a gaming PC.
  • Nintendo is predicting the Switch could outsell the WiiU.
  • We can thank Zelda and Pokemon Go for the Switch sales.
  • Nintendo has sold more copies of Zelda than actual Switch consoles.
  • GTA Online store clerks went missing?!?!
  • GTA gave money back for items that are now free in-game.
  • Eve Online is taking a stand that online scams aren’t just legal – they’re encouraged.
  • Pokemon Go is running a grass event starting tomorrow.
  • Chad, Rizz, and Chachi are talking about the games they’re currently playing.
  • Chad is playing some No Man’s Sky and GTA Online.
  • Rizz is playing some Flinthook.
  • Chachi is playing a few things, especially some VR games like Esper, and MLB and Madden on PS4.
  • Because it’s May 4th, we’re streaming some Star Wars games after the podcast.

After the show remember to:

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Chachi (@chachisays), Chad the Shad (@ChadTheShad), and Rizz (@RizzPlaysGames)

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

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view the AwesomeCast livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 347: De-Fruit Your Life

Sorg, Chilla, and Krause are talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology for AwesomeCast 347, including:

  • We’re sharing our Awesome Thing of the Week items.
  • Krause is sharing Mpow bluetooth headphones.
  • Chilla is living in the future and he’s sharing the DEX dock as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Chilla took us into the future and Missy is taking us into the past with the Elbow cassette player.
  • We’re back to the current tech thanks to Sorg and his GoPro meets Baja SAE track shot.
  • Sorg also got to check out something cool with Volvo and loud music in the dessert.
  • Krause is trying to talk Sorg into a little less fruit in his tech diet.
  • Microsoft did a thing! Krause and Chilla are sharing some updates about how they stand up to the fruit.
  • We’re talking the Surface laptop. (I think Chilla may be a little underwhelmed with port options.)
  • Windows 10S is moving to a store feature similar to other app platforms.
  • Windows 10S has features great for school integration.
  • XBox rewards updates allow you to get free stuff for playing games.
  • Google Home is on sale for Mothers’ Day. Get your mom the gift of home automation.
  • Microsoft is offering a VR headset for school integration.
  • Thanks to Mat Weller for letting us know about the NOMATIC travel bag. Chilla may be ordering his now.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), and Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 346: Decepticon Bag

Sorg, Chilla and Katie are joined by Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media this week for AwesomeCast 346. The crew is talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:

  • Remember to check out this week’s AwesomeChat with Ashleigh Deemer when it’s released later this week, too!
  • Ryan is sharing a DIY iPhone 6s as his Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
  • For those who may have missed it, Katie is sharing her Gobblerito experience.
  • Gobblerito aside, Katie is sharing Alien In Utero and its VR experience.
  • We’ve got some S8 updates – including Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week…his bag to carry one.
  • Want to soar with the eagles at the Pittsburgh National Aviary? Sorg is telling us about Birdly.
  • Have a site that’s not working? Check out www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com to confirm if it’s just you!
  • Brandon is sharing the Arcade Bar concept as his fan submission Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • We do have some great arcade options in Pittsburgh – like PAPA and Looking For Group.
  • Nintendo is working on the SNES Classic Edition next – just in time for Christmas!
  • We’re just a bunch of kids from the 1990s/2000s wanting gaming consoles for Christmas now (just a few years older).
  • Uber is looking to launch (wait for it) on-demand flights?
  • Sling Box is developing a portable studio. Sorg is mortgaging the studio as we speak.
  • GoPro’s Fusion spherical camera and Facebook’s new 360 camera are bringing some options to 360 video.
  • Tattoos that make sound? It’s a thing.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Ryan Haggerty (@haggertymedia).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 345: Don’t Eat the Raspberry Pi

The prodigal daughter, Katie, returns this week to keep Sorg and Chilla in check while Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge joins us for AwesomeCast 345. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:

  • Brian is talking about the Millvale Music Festival and their cool Google Maps integration as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • The Millvale Music Festival is also looking at integrating Google Calendar interfacing too. Geeks + Music = ROCK
  • Katie is giving a shout out to Chilla for her Awesome Thing of the Week – the Real Doll with Harmony AI.
  • AI without the Real Doll. The conversation is really geeky over here.
  • This is how we get Sky Net, people.
  • Chilla is telling us about the Coachella stolen iPhone caper – solved by Find My iPhone.
  • As if Sorg isn’t geeky enough running a tech podcast. He has a Go Pro bag of holding.
  • Don’t have a Go Pro? It’s okay, Sorg’s bag of holding comes with iPhone or 360 Camera attachments, too.
  • Thanks to Rizz for making us hungry for pancakes thanks to the Pancake Bot.
  • Even geekier Brian is excited about the Star Trek replicator implications of Pancake Bot.
  • Slice on Broadway, we need to talk about a pizza printer. (You should listen to this week’s show…)
  • Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition?
  • More Zelda copies have been sold than actual Switch consoles?
  • Ryan Haggerty shared a fun story about prison inmates building a PC out of waste materials.
  • Wendy’s trolled Hardees so hard they got blocked?
  • Dragonball Z VR is a thing? (Yes, we’re still geeks. Yes, we’re excited about it.) Kamehameha!
  • F8 announcements happened, and there is QR support!
  • VR friends in Facebook: Spaces.
  • We won’t see the VR potential for another 10 years.
  • Facebook is planning to make phones and tvs obsolete.
  • We’re such an advanced technology podcast that we’re discussing 1980s and 1990s TV programming.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Brian Crawford (@RiversEdgePGH).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

AwesomeCast 338: Sobbing Journalists

We’ve got Kim Lyons on this week for AwesomeCast 338.  We’ve also got our usual suspecs, Sorg, Chilla, and Katie where we talk about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re going LIVE for this week’s AwesomeCast with Sorg, Chilla, Dudders, and Kim.
  • Chilla is sharing some VR as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Samsung Gear is getting a controller!
  • Kim is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – a Go Fund Me campaign to take kids to see Hidden Figures.
  • Dudders returns this week – with an image generator that creates cats as terrifying monsters!
  • Pittsburgh Wendy’s is bringing self-order kiosks to local stores.
  • Our Not So Awesome Thing Of The Week via Doug Derda was the Amazon AWS outage that impacted TONS of sites.
  • Pro tip via Dudders: Watch what you label your site images. Amazon AWS outage left her labels visible.
  • Raspberry Pi has a $10 computer with wifi AND bluetooth!
  • NASA found Earth-like planets a mere 40 light years away.
  • Speaking of space, SpaceX is planning to send two people around the moon.
  • Snapchat users are getting older.
  • BC Steele is catching up to Chilla from the chatroom with his Samsung Gear 360.
  • Laid-off coal miners are being retrained to write code.
  • Ricoh is bringing us more 360 cameras. Chilla is sharing updates and thoughts.
  • YouTube TV is happening.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla ), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Kim Lyons (@SocialKimLy).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

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 337: Sorgcopter

This week on AwesomeCast 337, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Rizz, Katie, and Producer Missy, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week with Giphy releasing American Sign Language gifs.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Android Nougat (which he has before Krause).
  • McDonalds has reengineered drinking straws and Sorg is sharing as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Rizz has an Awesome Thing Of The Week and it’s a Nintendo Switch user who got his device early – without games.
  • What sort of tech podcast would we be if we didn’t talk about Pokemon GO updates?
  • Pikachu is getting a new hat for Pokemon Day, and Sorg is now on a mission.
  • John Cena and Nintendo are showing up in random places to promote the Nintendo Switch?!?
  • A power company uses drones with fire to burn debris from utility poles.
  • We like robots. So do Facebook Ads when they send the Jibo Robot to fan of the show, Amanda.
  • Darth Vader has to do chores, too, guys.
  • Katie missed out on the “adult” conversation last week, so she’s bringing up a porn VR webcam.
  • With all the advances we see in smartphones, Nokia is returning to a bar phone option with the return of Nokia 3310.
  • Our gadget guru Chilla is talking more wireless earbud options.
  • Tiny house meets off-grid living with a solar-powered pod.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Rizz (@TheeRizz), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

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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