Category Archives: AwesomeCast

AwesomeCast 269: Getting Gear VR in Our Face

SAMSUNG GEAR VR - AwesomecastThis week on Awesomecast 269, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s show and tell as Chilla shows us his Samsung Gear VR as we take our first look at the virtual reality future.
  • Katie discusses getting away from technology
  • Sorg talks re-adopting Ubuntu in his office for regular use
  • We look at Gif Toaster for turning your pictures and video into animated Gifs
  • How are Live Photos being used a week later?
  • Chachi shares with us the Viewmaster Google Cardboard VR is now available!
  • Carla Swank shares the new Moo Cards with NFC.  What can we do with these?
  • We discuss the new announcements from Microsoft including Hololens, Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band, and more!

 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: John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.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 268: Forcetouching a Mouse

iphone 6sThis week on Awesomecast 268, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re showing our shiny new iPhone6s – as in we each have a new toy this week.
  • Tip from AJ: Put your iPhone6 face down to avoid “Hey Siri” response when it’s inconvenient.
  • Talking iPhone6s features.
  • Talking live motion photos on iPhone6s
  • Faster response time with iPhone6s touch ID for unlocking the phone. But, is it too fast?
  • Selfieflash is a thing with iPhone6s – We’ve warned you.
  • For iPhone6s cases make sure it has a lip. (That’s what adds protection to your screen when your phone drops.)
  • Listening to Chilla’s thoughts about app thinning. There’s some debate. How much phone do we need?
  • Force touch mouse on the iPhone6s. It’s MAGIC!
  • New Nexus phones came out today! Nexus 5X is happening for our non-fruit fans.
  • Android Marshmallow discussion about s’more to love. (Thanks Android for giving us that one.)
  • Nexus is a good line of phones. And, the new ones work with all carriers!
  • Chilla’s breaking down some thoughts on Android Marshmallow. Tune in for what he thinks about their security.
  • Google has an Android based Pixel C tablet. We’re checking it out now.
  • We’re taking a turn from phones and tablets to talk Chromecast
  • We’re sharing our thoughts about the new Chromecast design – that just hangs. But, it’s colorful!
  • Chromecast Audio has our interests piqued.
  • Blackberry Priv to launch this year. It’s still relative because there is a market for folks who want a keyboard.
  • White House announces broadband is a core utility and should be available to everyone – like power and water.
  • We’re holding off on our VR discussion so we can have a larger discussion when Chilla joins us back in Studio A next week. Tune in!

 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: John Chichilla (@chilla), AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.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 267: Open Awesome

AC-267This week on Awesomecast 267, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

 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: John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.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 266: The Pokemon Theory

Pokemon Go - AwesomeCastThis week on Awesomecast 266, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • It’s time for #AwesomeThingsOfTheWeek – including some #WizardWorld geekery talk.
  • Sorg’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the #MicroDrone from #WizardWorld.
  • #InterestingThingOfWizardWorld is A-Box TV.  We’re not sure how this is a thing to be honest.
  • [email protected]’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the recent #AppleTV announcement from #Apple.
  • #WifeOfTheShow shares some #IKEA tabletop stove tech as her #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek
  • Another fan submission for #FiveDealFriday with #Pebble options and more
  • Talking about #MotoE with @alexanderkahrs’ #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek submission.
  • #WorldsCollide – We’re talking #Pokemon and #tech with Pokemon Go using your phone for “real-life” Mewtwo hunting. h
  • Talking some #iPadPro from the #AppleEvent earlier this week.

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:John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

Awesomecast 265: Cat Street View

AwesomeCast - Cat Street View HiroshimaThis week on Awesomecast 265, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (He likes the pen.)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty cool 3D photo option, too.
  • Finally! A phone you can actually delete a bunch of “useless” preloaded apps. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Are you a beginner Android user? Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a nice introduction for you.
  • Periscope heading to AppleTV? Katie shares her Awesome Thing Of The Week telling us about it!
  • Sorg chimes in with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Periscope Redux
  • Artistic project life (cosplay transformations, wedding video editing process, etc.) on Periscope is a thing. And, Chilla approves!
  • Our App Of The Week is follow-up to Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week – It’s Samsung’s SideSync
  • Chatroom contribution: Facebook M as a video option.
    Boost offers an extra 2GB of data to lock you into a plan. But, Android now offers Periscope. Win-win? (Thanks @alexanderkahrs)
  • We like Google Street View. Japan takes it to the next level Google Street View For Cats: (Thanks @chick_chris!)
  • Windows Continuum Dock turns your phone into a computer.
  • Will the Windows Continuum Dock solve PC upgrades because people actually update their phones?
  • Hulu without ads for $4 more a month. You’re welcome (and thank you Hulu)
  • Google’s new Street View App lets you add your own spherical photos.
  • Is there something going on tomorrow? Oh, yeah! Apple’s gonna tell us stuff tomorrow! And, they’ll tell us on other devices!
  • Chilla’s calling tablets taking a backseat for tomorrow’s announcements – focusing on iPhone and AppleTV. We’ll discuss next week.
  • Reminder: We WILL be tweeting tomorrow’s #AppleEvent. Check your twitter feed if you can’t make it to watch the event live.
  • Audience Poll: Do you actually use your phone to talk to people – using it as a PHONE versus messaging, etc.?

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:John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @ThistleSea!  And, be sure to check them out at thistlesea.com.  You can support the show too at Patreon.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 263: Awesome Things Across the Millennia

Windows 95This week on Awesomecast 263, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is hitting up chat roulette with a live-action zombie shooter!
  • Chachi is playing catch-up this week. He’s been out of touch for the Little League World Series. For once, you can tell HIM what’s new.
  • Want to check out the chat roulette zombie game?
  • Awesome Thing of the Week Chilla edition: iPhone as a DSLR with the D X O – one
  • Our guest PGHPodcast’s Awesome Thing of the Week is Blackberry! Blackberry is going to make a comeback, no seriously
  • Chilla thinks there’s enough pent-up demand for a QWERTY keyboard. So much that there is an overlay. (And why Blackberry is a thing.)
  • Chachi is crossing the streams with Insert Coin to Begin with his Awesome Thing of the Week discussion of WiiU. Bottom line: Give Nintendo your money.
  • Next to the WiiU, Chachi is talking about his new Chrome Book.
  • The App of the Week is Giphy Cam. They want to be the Instagram of GIFs. And, they’re awesome!
  • We’re finding out Chachi has spent a lot of money lately. In addition to the WiiU and Chrome Book, he’s talking about Soda Stream!
  • Happy Birthday Windows 95! One more year and you’ll be legal to drink. 20 Years of Windows 95!
  • Sorg is remembering his Windows 95 ICP theme and its amazing sounds.
  • Google has a shiny new router to fix complicated wifi. And, it’s only $200!
  • Encarta 98 Mindmaze is a thing we’re discussing #AwesomeThingsAcrossTheMillennia

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:Frank Murgia (@PGHPodcast) John Chichilla (@chilla), Anthony Walker (@chachisays, @insertcointb), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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 262: LIVE from Podcamp Pittsburgh X

Podcamp Pittsburgh XThis week on Awesomecast 262, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Podcamp!  Social Media!  Podcasting!
  • Everyone give their Awesome Thing of Podcamp as we discuss the state of Social Media and what we got out of the event!
  • QR Codes!  Why are they wrong, and how can the become right!
  • How easy is it to start to make a podcast these days?
  • We also discuss the Wire app from the Skype folks we just discovered from our audience before the show!
  • Find out more about Podcamp Pittsburgh including videos of most of the sessions at PodcampPittsburgh.com !

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:John Chichilla (@chilla), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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 261: Clever, But With No Purpose

AC-162This week on Awesomecast 261, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla discusses the Thingcharger for charing all your things

  • Dudders discusses how to catch your boyfriend cheating with wifi

  • Sorg discusse Beme and why it may be the most interesting useless app ever. 

  • We try to figure out the Alphabet…of Google…

  • Cars are getting hacked more and we’re scared. 

  • Google Photos saved Sorg time editing for Chachi Plays for Kids and Graava may do the same right in camera.  

  • Gnarbox helps off load mobile video editing 

  • Podcamp Pittsburgh is his weekend!

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:John Chichilla (@chilla), Chris Momberger (@pantster), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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 260: Windows is Awesome

awesomecast 260: Windows 10 is awesomeThis week on Awesomecast 260, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We talk about the Karma Wifi hotspot
  • Pantster is digging on Star Wars Battlefront and we consider if it’s time to upgrade consoles with Xbox One OTA DVR
  • Chilla loves his Surface 3 and it doesn’t even have Windows 10 yet!
  • Windows 10 makes us excited about PCs! The start menu, what apps should we look at, the Action Center, and more!

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:John Chichilla (@chilla), Chris Momberger (@pantster), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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 259: Jugganerds and Chubbies

ChubbiesThis week on Awesomecast 259, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Orcam helps the vision impared read

  • Youtube for Android updated to listen to videos out of app

  • One Plus Two Android phones has Will’s interest.

  • Sorg reviews the tech of the Gathering of the Juggalos

  • Halflife mostly works on an Android

  • Chubbies has the greatest social media campaigns

  • What will the Windows 10 upgrade mean for our parents?

  • Social Media Rundown

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: Will Rutherford (@djlunchbox @panelriot), Anthony Walker (@chachiplays @chachisays), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

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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