Sorg is back in studio, and we’re getting creative due to an internet service outage. We’re not going to let it stop us from talking about what’s new in tech this week – including some E3 chat! Chilla joins Sorg for a little extra geeky AwesomeCast 352, including:
Sorg troubleshoots some tech outages while podcasting.
Verizon has failed this podcast this week.
E3 was a thing that happened this week. We’re sharing some of the gaming news you should know.
We’ve got some nerds and geeks together to talk some video games for our reboot of Boss Battle, and we’re doing it AwesomeCast style with AwesomeGaming. For Beta Episode 1 we’ve got Chachi, Rizz, and Chad talking about some gaming play and news, including:
We’re celebrating Star Wars Day on the show talking some Star Wars Battlefront 2 with Rizz.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 offers a single player trailer. It’s not just multiplayer death matches!
Star Wars Battlefront 2 also sticks to the original canon!
Chad likes the X-Wing VR mode. #StarWars
Speaking of VR, we’re talking about which games make us queasy.
Tip of the Week – If you get motion sick, watch out for Minecraft VR.
VR problems: Trying to put your hand up to block out the sun in driving games.
Chachi is interested in a VR purchase….for job simulator.
Chad is telling us about Resident Evil in VR.
Chachi is talking about how No Man’s Sky was the reason for his Play Station switch from XBox.
Rizz is recommending Flinthook if you’re looking for a fun game.
We’re talking some Cuphead!
Rizz is talking about the NFL draft pick who is excited to spend his draft money on a gaming PC.
Nintendo is predicting the Switch could outsell the WiiU.
We can thank Zelda and Pokemon Go for the Switch sales.
Nintendo has sold more copies of Zelda than actual Switch consoles.
GTA Online store clerks went missing?!?!
GTA gave money back for items that are now free in-game.
Eve Online is taking a stand that online scams aren’t just legal – they’re encouraged.
Pokemon Go is running a grass event starting tomorrow.
Chad, Rizz, and Chachi are talking about the games they’re currently playing.
Chad is playing some No Man’s Sky and GTA Online.
Rizz is playing some Flinthook.
Chachi is playing a few things, especially some VR games like Esper, and MLB and Madden on PS4.
Because it’s May 4th, we’re streaming some Star Wars games after the podcast.
The prodigal daughter, Katie, returns this week to keep Sorg and Chilla in check while Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge joins us for AwesomeCast 345. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:
Brian is talking about the Millvale Music Festival and their cool Google Maps integration as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
The Millvale Music Festival is also looking at integrating Google Calendar interfacing too. Geeks + Music = ROCK
Katie is giving a shout out to Chilla for her Awesome Thing of the Week – the Real Doll with Harmony AI.
AI without the Real Doll. The conversation is really geeky over here.
We’ve got our usual gadget hounds Sorg, Chilla, and Katie on for AwesomeCast 341. We also have a special guest in studio. Andy Quayle of Tubu Internet Solutions joins us to talk about what he’s been up to, and some fun things in tech. This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:
Katie is saying screw traffic this week with her Awesome Thing of the Week the Hum Rider.
Chilla and his dongles. Want to charge your phone and play audio? He’s telling us how.
Of course we expect Andy to have an Awesome Thing of the Week – he’s sharing some thoughts on the Echo.
Because we have a scheduling conflict for our usual weekly podcast day (that’s Tuesdays for those of you not in the know), we got together for an early edition of this week’s show. Doug, Amanda, Katie, and Sorg are on air for AwesomeCast 340. This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:
Katie gets to go to tradeshows for work. She’s sharing some doodads as her Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
Since Doug is playing with Katie’s toys, he’s sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week, Facebook Blueprint.
Apparently Facebook certification tests are akin to clearance testing – lots of procedure and protocol.
We’re talking Facebook ads and marketing.
Mobile apps aren’t as friendly for marketing.
Amanda is talking Instagram posting via Facebook for businesses.
Moving to Amanda’s Awesome Thing of the Week – Google Jamboard is due out in May.
This week on AwesomeCast 332, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Katie and TV’s Jim Lokay, including:
– Lokay is a Man Of All Media and still takes the time to talk tech with us!
– Want to be our boss? Support us through Patreon for exclusive content like Mat Weller.
– It’s time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Nintendo Switch has Sorg’s attention!
– We’re talking Nintendo parental controls.
– Lokay is sharing his thoughts regarding Nintendo’s Wii U as a failure and how they’re overcoming it.
– Chilla is talking the horse power behind the Nintendo Switch.
– We’re talking thoughts on Nintendo returning to the cartridge system versus instant play of online games.
– USBC is the greatest thing in the world – Chilla.
– Katie – talking porn or online dating. Her Awesome Thing Of The Week is Espresso Yourself latte option.
– Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is bite-sized video games like Star Wars Force Arena.
– Lokay’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Automatic and its great data resources.
– Lokay may miss Pittsburgh pizza the most being in DC. We need to get him some Slice next time he’s in town!
– Lokay is gearing up for the inauguration and is sharing how the ACLU is utilizing the Mobile Justice app.
– Check out the News On app [Google Play] [iPhone] for your own personal news feed. Our in-house news guy Lokay recommended!
– AT&T finally shut down their 2G network. Original iPhone users can no longer use their service!
– Note to AT&T users: Download the Mark the Spot app for more info on service and coverage.
– Katie shares the loss of yet another social media platform. Vine is going away, but is built-in for Twitter.
– Our thoughts go out to Rob on the Run over the loss of Vine.
– Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Emie Elfy Light.
– Michael Fedor also shared that the Fresno Grizzlies have officially taken over the taco emoji!
– Chilla is talking about composting in the future with Whirlpool’s Zera indoor composter.
– We’re also talking the ultimate VR flight simulator by Icaros.
– We touched upon a VR tour of the White House with President Obama.
– Smartwatches can tell you’re about to get sick days in advance.
– Plott’s Cubit makes it easy to measure spaces for creative projects.
After the show remember to:
Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)