AwesomeCast 445: Live from Pittsburgh Business Show!

This week’s episode brought to you by Sidekick Media Services, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Krause, Katie, and Sorg are recording at the Pittsburgh Business Show to talk this week in tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

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AwesomeCast 444: Big Data Dumps

This week’s episode brought to you by Sidekick Media Services, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chilla, Katie, and Sorg are joined by Charlie Deitch of the Pittsburgh Current to talk this week in tech news, including:

  • Chilla is looking at the Pixel 3a as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Katie is sharing an Instagram update to add alternate text to photos.
  • Sorg is sharing some live stream cool things with Hear Corp as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Charlie is sharing a cool addition for the Pittsburgh Current as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg’s best segue: How about that Spiderman trailer?
  • Pittsburgh had a new traffic reporter at WTAE.
  • Angry Birds extends into the real world with AR integration.
  • Microsoft Solitaire has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame, and Sorg is looking to check it out next time he’s in the area.
  • Google is working on a way for voice recognition to work with those with speech impairments.
  • Alexa goes hands-free on Windows with a wake word update.
  • PornHub wants to buy Tumblr and restore its adult content.
  • Commercial drones are more popular than the FAA expected.
  • Microsoft is coming back to MacOS with its Edge browser.

After the show remember to:

Want to support our friends at Postindustrial? Check out their Kickstarter.

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Charlie Dieich (@CharlieDee71), Chilla (@chilla), Katie (@Kdudders) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 443: Beesexual

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

It’s been a while, but we’ve got Jon Carman in studio as he joins Katie, Chilla, and Sorg to talk this week in tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

Speaking of the Pittsburgh Marathon – go support our friend Rizz and his fundraiser for the Alzheimers Association.

Want to support our friends at Postindustrial? Check out their Kickstarter.

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Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 442: Dot In The Bathroom

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

It’s been a while, but we’ve got Chris Maverick in studio as he joins Katie, Chilla, and Sorg to talk this week in tech news, including:

  • Chilla is sharing his FireCube as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Chilla is sharing about his home automation updates with his FireCube addition.
  • Not to be outdone, our guest Chris Maverick is sharing his own home automation upgrades – including his HomePod and streaming service.
  • The new Child’s Play movie takes over smart home devices with the Buddi Connected app. Katie is sharing as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg is sharing his new MacBook Pro as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Starting in July, you can return Amazon purchases to Kohl’s stores.
  • We found another TV for Chilla’s man cave – Sony’s 98-inch 8K TV…for only $70K.
  • We have some friends running the Pittsburgh Marathon and they’re sharing the Relive App.
  • Working as a social media manager can be hard some days. Imagine being the manager for PornHub or Wendy’s!
  • Apparently the Galaxy Fold is on hold.
  • Sesame Street wants you to get off your phone!

After the show remember to:

Speaking of the Pittsburgh Marathon – go support our friend Rizz and his fundraiser for the Alzheimers Association.

Want to support our friends at Postindustrial? Check out their Kickstarter.

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Chris Maverick (@chrismaverick), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla)  and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 441: Proceed Pogo

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chris Whitlatch is back with some VR updates this week.  He is joined by Sorg and Chilla as we talk this week in tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

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

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 440: Netflix Needs to Chill Out

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

There are some new, but familiar faces on the couch this week as Sorg is joined by Krause and Brian to talk about this week’s tech headlines, including:

  • Brian is sharing some of what he’s working on these days!
  • Brian is schooling us on how he uses multiple smart devices – in the same room.
  • Brian is sharing how he uses Garmin Speak with Alexa as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Did you know you could actually have a conversation with your smart device?
  • Krause is sharing a smart surge protector power strip as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is from his recent SAE trip. He’s sharing how a team from Canada modified their plane for snowy conditions.
  • Sorg and Brian both shared Bricksburgh – a LEGO pop-up bar, so of course we have to talk about it.
  • We’re learning about how SAE is using Facebook Portal for remote access onsite help.
  • A-Train is the AI in Facebook Portal.
  • We’re talking about how Netflix has killed AirPlay support.
  • Getting older is getting easier because of technology.
  • Brian is sharing how he’s using a vertical mouse, ergonomic keyboard, and a lumbar pillow from Amazon to counteract the results of his aging process.
  • Google podcast is making in-episode searching easier by transcribing episodes.
  • Microsoft is going to combine Xbox game pass and live into a monthly subscription?

After the show remember to:

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Brian Crawford (@bcrawpgh), Krause (@KrazyKrause), and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 439: Colonel Pew Pew

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

The gang’s all here as Katie, Chilla, Sorg and Krause bring you this week’s tech news:

After the show remember to:

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Chilla (@chilla), Katie (@Kdudders), Krause (@KrazyKrause), and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 438: This Apple Event Does Not Exist

This week’s episode brought to you by Professor Buzzkill, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chilla and Sorg are holding down the fort at Sorgatron Media Studios as they bring you this week in tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Chilla (@chilla), and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 437: Adapting To Life Without A Button

This week’s episode brought to you by Professor Buzzkill, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chilla, Sorg, and Krause are bringing you this week’s tech news as we ramp up for the upcoming Apple announcement.  We’re sharing:

  • It’s a big Google news day, so we’ll be talking about that tech news shortly!
  • Google is making a foray into video games with Stadia. Krause is sharing the service as part of his Awesome Thing of the Week!
  • We’re talking about the implications of a video game system via Google Stadia and Chromecast.
  • Before we get too excited about Stadia, will it go the way of Inbox or Google+ or Google Reader?
  • Chilla is sharing a Microsoft update for Microsoft Teams – with 8 new features.
  • We’re a little excited about the updates for Microsoft Teams.
  • Are you a Google One subscriber? Did YOU get a free Google Home Mini?
  • Sorg is featuring his new Google Home Mini as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • There are some phishy emails and phone calls going around lately.
  • There’s a new iPad Air. Chilla is giving us some updates to look forward to.
  • Google Maps adds new styles and gameplay options for mobile games.
  • Playing games can build 21st century skills.
  • Retailers, like Disney, are engaging customers with gamified storytelling.
  • Netflix is working on a follow-up to Bandersnatch with a Bear Grylls survival show!
  • EA paid Ninja to stream Apex Legends. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • We’re deep diving some of the doors Stadia can open with online gaming and cooperative gaming.
  • Remember Dreamcast? Do you remember what’s on your old memory card?
  • Krause is leaving DirecTV NOW – but he’s looking at some great streaming video options!
  • Speaking of streaming video, Sorg is catching up with some Halt and Catch Fire.
  • Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone.
  • Halo is getting a Master Chief collection!
  • What happens when you combine Carmen Sandiego and Google Earth? We can’t wait to find out!
  • Twitter is going back to 2009 with twttr.
  • Krause is helping his wife transition to life without a button with a new iPhone.

After the show remember to:

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Chilla (@chilla), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Krause (@KrazyKrause)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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 436: I Have A Thin Voice

This week’s episode brought to you by Professor Buzzkill, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Krause and Sorg are joined by Scot MacTaggart of KRNLS and Jon Providence of Eagledream Technologies as they talk this week in tech, including:

  • Krause is sharing WeightWatchers as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Krause is also pairing his WeightWatchers app with a Fitbit tracker – to make the most of his weight loss journey.
  • Scot is sharing a KRNLS crowdfunding campaign for #ClairtonGrows as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Jon of Eagledream Technologies is sharing Veracity VRcade in Rochester as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg is sharing a jet-powered RC plane from his travels with SAE as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Scot is sharing some of what he’s working on with KRNLS.
  • We’re talking with Scot of KRNLS and Jon of Eagledream Technologies – an AWS partner – about some of the cool things they’re doing together.
  • When you get 1500 new features at once, how do you keep track of them?
  • The digital marketing spectrum has made a massive impact on how quickly things grow.
  • The package is less important than knowing where the package is to customers.
  • Apple’s Tim Cook changed his last name (on social media)!
  • There’s a giant vending machine for cars.
  • Sony released an official PS4 remote play app for iOS devices for game streaming.
  • Full Sail University is putting $6M into an eSports arena for pro gaming.

After the show remember to:

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

Want to be part of our studio audience?  Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll save you a seat!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Scot MacTaggart (@mactaggart), KRNLS (@krnlsco),  Eagledream Technologies (@EagleDreamTech), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Krause (@KrazyKrause)

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

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

Remember to check out our friends at the River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) and The 405 Media (@The405Radio) 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

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