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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!

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

AwesomeCast 457: Approved or Not Approved

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

The gang’s all here as Dudders, Chilla and Sorg 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: Chilla (@chilla), 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

AwesomeCast 456: Dedicated My Life To Dr. Mario World

This week’s episode brought to you by Sidekick Media Services, Slice on Broadway, and Sparkledragon’s Magical Emporium!

Dudders is away on super secret assignment, so Producer Missy steps in to talk some tech with Sorg and Chilla.  This week the crew is talking about:

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: John Chichilla (@chilla), and Michael 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

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

AwesomeCast 430: Pyramid Scheming Myself

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

Katie, Chilla, and Sorg are back in studio joined by John Carman this week to run down the tech news you should know about, including:

  • Chilla is sharing TiVO’s CommercialSkip and the way they’re working it for the Super Bowl as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Katie is filming birds (instead of flipping them) with the Bird Photo Booth as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is iCloud files + Apple Clips + iMovie for quick social media edits of some video content – including Episode 429’s Pornhub discussion.
  • Apple is reportedly working on a subscription gaming service.
  • Were you a fan of Farmville back in the day? There’s good news. Competitive virtual farming is getting its own esports league!
  • After the last episode, Carman apparently found a different Fyre TV that is most definitely not related to Fyre Festival. [NOTE: Link NSFW]
  • Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month to access their phones?
  • Having trouble with Facebook generating the wrong image for your link? There’s a fix for it. Katie is sharing what she recently learned.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on the FaceTime bug.
  • Someone is trying to recreate Legend of Zelda in DOOM, and needs a hand.
  • Amazon has a cute little robot that helps with deliveries.
  • Netflix may have raised prices, but Hulu is lowering its basic service price.
  • Looking for a way to smoke without being detected? Philter is offering a filter to eliminate smoke and smell.
  • Innovation at a slow walking pace.

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: Sorg (@Sorgatron), Chilla (@chilla) and Katie (@Kdudders)

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 422: ThanksCast

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, Bold Pittsburgh Sports Podcast and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Dudders, Sorg, Chilla are sharing this week’s thankful thoughts and tech talk, including:

  • Chilla is thankful for video communication this Thanksgiving Week with Facetime, Hangout and Skype to keep in touch.
  • Dudders is thankful for her  Electric Blanket and Heated Seats.
  • Sorg is thankful for Internet that allows him to be mobile.
  • What happens if Facebook goes away?
  • Sony Playstation will not be at E3 2019.
  • Microsoft is considering building an Xbox One that will not run with discs.
  • The Minister in charge of Japan’s cybersecurity has never used a computer?
  • Google Pixel has a Night Sight camera mode that is magic! Sorg is excited about the Pixel Food Mode.
  • Want to turn your old Apple Watch into an iPod?  There’s a case that will allow you to do just that!
  • Google is patenting #VR “roller skates.”
  • There’s a new Raspberry Pi 3, and its cheaper and smaller.
  • Chilla is excited for the Directv Now AndroidTV

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 Dudders (@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 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 418: Porn Hub is a Warm Hug

This week’s episode brought to you by Comic Book PittSlice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media!

The band is back together as Katie Dudas takes a break from zombie wrangling with Chilla and Sorg to talk Tech…things…

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 Dudas (@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 409: Mouses Are So Old School

This week’s episode brought to you by  ScareHouse, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media!
Chilla is back on the big purple couch this week – fresh from vacation.  Katie’s all cozy with her ScareHouse paint spatter.  And, Sorg is behind the sea of monitors.  It can only mean one thing!  We’re back for another episode.  This week we’re talking:

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), 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 408: Is That A Terabyte In Your Pocket?

This week’s episode brought to you by  ScareHouse, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media!
Chilla is on vacation this week, so we replaced him with our OTHER tech guru from Big Bank International!  Krause, Katie, and Sorg are talking this week in tech, including:

  • Krause is sharing Android Pie as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Pie is working well to help balance work and home life.
  • Katie is sharing a VR interview with the Ninja Turtles as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg is getting REALLY excited about the interactive games at the movie theater.
  • Speaking of movies…Sorg has been having some woes over MoviePass. So, he upgraded to the AMC A-List. AND, IT WORKS!
  • Quake Champions is free to play!
  • Mario Kart is coming to your mobile device in 2019.
  • Sorg loves all of the PokemonGO gifts he’s getting – so much that he just upgraded his bag.
  • Nintendo Switch’s online service is set to launch in September – and the price can’t be beat.
  • Nintendo Switch is also getting a dedicated battery pack designed by Anker – and they’re usable for your phone, too.
  • The Parker Solar Probe is the fastest human-made object, and we’re sending it to the sun!
  • Fortnite is now available on non-Samsung Android devices.
  • Pro Tip: Be careful about installing third party apps to your Android devices.
  • Katie got to hang out with Facebook last week.
  • Katie is really excited about Instagram tips and tricks she learned.
  • Krause is dropping some Samsung DeX knowledge on us.

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), 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 404: Error – Podcast Not Found

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on BroadwayAlex Kahrs Design & Media, and Dark Forge Studios!


John from Looking for Group and Academy Pittsburgh joins the show to talk this week in tech, including:

  • We are living in the future WITH Chilla this week as we got a quick early peek at the innaugural edition of the Pittsburgh Current. (Be sure to grab your copy when it hits newsstands!)
  • Katie is talking about her damned double dongle as her Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week is another item from his getting-ready-for-vacation list. It’s the Olympus Tough TG-5 camera!
  • Sorg is sharing his sleep tracker for Apple Watch as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • John is sharing Black Fox Newz as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Funko is coming out with something new – cereal.
    Movie Pass is rolling out surge pricing.
  • John has a ton of stuff going on. He’s sharing some Academy Pittsburgh updates with us.
  • John is also sharing some insights for this year’s Replay FX.
  • There are apparently Mario Kart ringers out there.
  • Facebook is trying AR ads.
  • Shout out to Rob Johnston and his recent awesome gig which works well for our sister (brother?) podcast, Wrestling Mayhem Show.

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: John (@lfgpgh), Katie (@Kdudders), 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!