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AwesomeCast 475: More Ports and More Fun


This week’s episode brought to you by  Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services.

We have the extended AwesomeCast Crew online

  • We talk about our Awesome Things of the Year!
    • Chilla loves Dongles! Including one that expands his iPad and one that turns any television into a monitor for Windows computers with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
    • Cynthia has two awesome things includng her first experience with the Oculus Quest and the  combination of Screentime plus Wifi powerstrip and Gosund smart plugs — her home and devices now remind or force me to go to bed when she should
    • Carman loves the idea of SNL’s Duolingo for Talking to Children as a concept, and that Duolingo is Pittsburgh’s first unicorn
    • Uncle Crappy is ready to cut the cord and not miss any of his sports with Hulu and ESPN+
    • Dudders likes the new Snapchat cat detecting feature!
  • We look back at our 2019 predictions
  • We make predictions for 2020!
    • Carman: Jeff Bezos will recruit more porch pirates to help sell Ring Doorbells.
    • Crappy: We are NOT ready for a secure presidential election.
    • Cynthia: Playstation and Xbox console launches will be duds
    • Dudders: Zuckerberg sells FB. He’s all eff this noise
    • Chilla: PC sales will plummet
    • Sorg: Continued growth of alternative shopping methods. Displacing or moving workers ie. AmazonGo, Self Check outs pushing employees for pickups and grocery delivery, etc.

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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Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy), John Carman (@carmanavenue), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), John Chichilla (@Chilla) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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

Remember to check out our friends at the The 405 Media (@The405Radio), and Postindustrial Audio  (@post_industry) who replay the show on their stream throughout the week!

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AwesomeCast 460: Goatscaping

This week’s episode brought to you by Muddy Cup, Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services.

It’s Sorg and Dudders holding the fort down for this delayed release episode as we talk about 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: Katie (@Kdudders) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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

Awesome Chat: Jack Morgan of Duolingo​


When your resume pretty much starts with Google and you’re currently employed at a growing startup, chances are there’s a fun story on how you got there.  This week we sit down with Jack Morgan as he shares some insight into his path across the pond from England right here to Pittsburgh, what he’s working on over at Duolingo, and what he’s learned about Pittsburgh (and Pittsburghers) thanks to rideshare encounters and work friends.

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AwesomeCast 384: Immersive Language Learning With Siri


Sorg, Chilla, and Katie are joined by Jack Morgan of Duolingo this week.  They’re sharing some tech news, including:

  • Sorg has the perfect Awesome Thing of the Week for Chilla – an Iron Man AR helmet!
  • Our biggest question about the Iron Man AR helmet – does it fit adults? Because we all really want one ourselves.
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week – a sponsored post in Tech Crunch with NONONONONO Cat!
  • Speaking of cats…Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week is Rift Cat.
  • Jack’s Awesome Thing of the Week is a WIRED documentary on the Silicon Valley of hardware – Shenzhen, China.
  • Best Buy will stop selling CDs because of digital music revenue, while Target will sell them under consignment.
  • Sorg is sharing his collection of old technology – like VCRs and 1992 tech.
  • Despite the trend toward digital, Netflix originals are finding their way to DVD for cross marketing.
  • Crystal Dynamics is taking on the Avengers game next!
  • My Little Pony meets Street Fighter and Sorg wants Hasbro to leave them alone so it can be made.
  • Black Mirror is more and more realistic thanks to Boston Dynamics.
  • Chilla is sharing some progressive web app updates.
  • Google is working on app development for a smart response option for all of your chat.
  • Google is working on a video game streaming service?
  • Sorg is digging Social Decay – an art installation of social icons in decay.

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: Jack Morgan (@jckmgn), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), John Chichilla (@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 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!