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AwesomeCast 449: Drone Training

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

Bobby Cherry joins us in studio with Sorg, while Chilla checks in from Studio C to talk this week in tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

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AwesomeCast 448: Fries On Top

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

Sorg is away – so Katie, Chilla, and Producer Missy are going to play!  This week, Katie takes control of the helm as we talk this week in tech news, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week is from the Apple announcement with WWDC 19 with Side Car to bring a second monitor experience to Mac OS.
  • Katie is sharing unsafe headphone volume through Apple Health as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Missy is sharing Excel for iPhone as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Amanda shared Shhhhh with us this week to excrete on the discreet.
  • WWE superstar R-Truth uses Apple Clips to create some fun video promos.
  • Kennywood is getting high tech with 360 camera views.
  • Cuphead is coming to Tesla.
  • Apple is planning to end iTunes as we know it?
  • NASA made their entire media library public and copyright free.
  • There is nothing as entertaining as forced perspective with tiny superhero toys.
  • You can quickly switch Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in the new control center!
  • There’s a new Mac Pro coming to town, and we may be a little too excited about it.
  • With Apple making their recent changes, how many apps do you think will hit the Mac OS App Store later this year?
  • Katie is saving the best story for last this week – Pornhub has released a Top 20 list of cities checking them out.

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:  Katie (@Kdudders), Chilla (@chilla) 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 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 447: Partying Like Its 1994

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

 

We’ve got Uncle Crappy back in studio to join Katie, Sorg, and Chilla as we talk this week in tech, including:

After the show remember to:

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

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Sorg (@Sorgatron), Chilla (@chilla), Katie (@Kdudders) and Uncle Crappy (@unclecrappy)

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 446: Black And White Angry Birds

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

Professor Buzzkill joins Sorg and Chilla as we talk this week (and this century) in tech:

  • Chilla is sharing his Pixel 3a as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg was able to attend the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup event to experience it up close and personal behind a live stream rig as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg had an opportunity to check out Yodel Labs and their AR positioning as part of the Hardware Cup.
  • Sorg is sharing some updates from Vital Flo and Algenair from the Hardware Cup.
  • Want to do your own canning? No, not like your grandmother’s beets, more like your grandfather’s adult beverages with Equals Can.
  • Professor Buzzkill is sharing the black-and-white setting on his iPhone as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • For most things in tech there are previous ideas and predecessors in history. Professor Buzzkill is sharing some of that evolution with us.
  • No Awesome Thing of the Week is dumb as long as it’s awesome to you – like Brian’s sweet standing desk.
  • Microsoft and Sony are partnering for gaming and cloud services?
  • Schell Games is having a friends and family event.
  • You can all thank Sorg for the new MacBook Pro release from Apple.
  • Pittsburgh is bringing back the magic with Liberty Magic. Chilla is giving us all the details.
  • Sorg was in Hollywood – and of course he found the Museum of Selfies.
  • Professor Buzzkill is questioning bathroom selfies.
  • Minecraft AR is coming. Sorg can’t wait to compare it to Angry Birds AR.

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:  Professor Buzzkill (@buzzkillprof), Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Chilla (@chilla)

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 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:

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: Krause (@KrazyKrause), 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 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.

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:  John Carman (@carmanavenue), 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 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)

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:  Christopher Whitlatch (@cswhitlatch), 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 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!

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

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