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Awesome Chat: Academy Pittsburgh

We talk with Josh Lucas of Work Hard Pittsburgh to talk about Academy Pittsburgh; a new code Academy aiming to become a new place to learn direct job skills in coding and development.  We talk about the state of education, work on bringing up Pittsburgh neighborhoods like Allentown and more!

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AwesomeCast 282: Adulting

This week on AwesomeCast 282, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • John Carman is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Guy-Fi Masterbation Booth.
  • Hot Octopuss discussion is happening. We should get John Carman and Katie Dudas together to talk adult tech.
  • James Deighan is sharing the Pittsburgh Retro Gaming event (happening this weekend) as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • James is also discussing the  game Germ Squashers.
  • Marta is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – the West Marine Liquid Image scuba mask dive camera.
  • Sorg is keeping with this week’s theme with the Nudifier app for iOS.
  • It’s time for our App Of The Week and this week’s is brought to us by Marta – the Go Fucking Do It app.
  • Time for fan submissions and this week’s input comes from some friends who checked out Oculus VR at Looking For Group.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on I Expect You To Die from Schell Games here in Pittsburgh.
  • 8-bit games in a VR setting? James is sharing some ideas about it.
  • Discussing tiny houses built for the homeless in Seattle.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on astronauts growing their first space flower.
  • Related David Bowie gets his own constellation.
  • NES did a Labyrinth game? Color us shocked! (And amazed.) James is giving us the hook-up.
  • Minecraft finds a way to program BASIC code in-game.
  • Somewhat related…Minecraft is a growing search term on Porn Hub.
  • And we’ve turned to a discussion of Leisure Suit Larry.

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: Marta Mazzoni (@@icantfindmarta), John Carman (@carmanavenue), James Deighan (Now known as Mega Cat Games), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too at Patreon.com/awesomecast !

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Awesome Chat: Kim Lyons of Next Pittsburgh

We talk with Kim Lyons, News Editor at NEXTPittsburgh.com about the site’s mission to cover Pittsburgh, start ups in the city, interesting restaurants, Mayor Bill Peduto, and a digital magazine’s place in the journalism landscape.

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AwesomeCast 281: Everything is Peachy

This week on AwesomeCast 281, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Facebook messenger chat with Miss Piggy.
  • Chilla’s sharing his CES2016 inspired Awesome Thing Of The Week – Endless low-cost PCs for the rest of the world.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on Automatic as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Sorg is especially sold on the Year In Driving report and monthly report card from Automatic.
  • Question Of The Day: Uber or Zip Car?
  • App Of The Week for this week is fruit related. We’re talking about Peach (@peachdotcool).
  • We’re discussing the super selfie stick the Saramonic SmartMixer. (Thanks Doug (@douglasderda).)
  • Dudders is issuing a scavenger hunt for a good clip-on audio (bluetooth?) mic that is reasonably priced.
  • Lyft helping senior citizens get rides to appointments without smartphones.
  • Pour one out to Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. A Farewell Web Address is being kickstarted to free us from IE.
  • Wonder what Watson has been doing since its Jeopardy win? It’s been working on a Eat/Sleep/Exercise program.
  • Amazon Video is filling our void during TV season breaks. What are others watching between Amazon Video and Hulu?
  • Snapchat, Amazon, and Netflix are also streaming the State Of The Union Address.
  • CORRECTION: Netflix is NOT streaming the State Of The Union Address.

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 Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  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 Special: Podcast Throwdown

This week on AwesomeCast it is a special Holiday edition as Buzzy Torek of Epicast joins us as we discuss Podcasting in Pittsburgh, the business models around it, working with Mayor Bill Peduto, where people could get started, and more!

Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)

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 277: The Gadgets and Doohickies

This week on AwesomeCast 277, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • This week, we’re talking about our favorite gadgets and doohickies.
  • Time for Awesome Show And Tell with Sorg and his iPad keyboard.
  • Zuckerberg is planning for the future. He gives away shares and ups maternity leave time!
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Snap. It makes Android widgets reachable from any app.
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is helping her with her holiday shopping! She’s sharing the Red Laser app.
  • Dudders is sharing her Target shopping experience – including her $4 dinosaur.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with an augmented reality app.
  • Doug shares some iPhone7 discussion with some speculation about headphones.
  • Amazon has a new video for their drone service. And it has a Top Gear panache to it.
  • We’re speculating on the Amazon Landing Zone for the drone service.
  • People are naming their babies after Instagram filters? We’re sharing some info about it.
  • Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away” trust us.
  • Holiday Android picks with Chilla!

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

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  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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Awesome Chat: Tech Shop Pittsburgh

Les Gies joins us to discuss who goes to Tech Shop Pittsburgh, what are they making, the veteran’s program, access to 3D printers, aluminum casting, the Maker Movement, and their visit from President Barack Obama!

Then, we go mobile as Les takes us on a tour of the shop and what some of its members are working on now!

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Awesomecast 274: Welcome to Awesome Cast Kids’ Time

This week on Awesomecast 274, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Business cards are in production for our Executive Producers @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week: Number Sync from AT&T.
  • Sorg shares his Awesome Thing Of The Week (which also works for Insert Coin): The Nintendo Playstation!
  • Dudders’ Awesome Thing Of The Week is www.imreal.life‘s live ghost hunt from the weekend.
  • Dudders’ App Of The Week ties in to her Awesome Thing Of The Week. She used the Ghost Radar Legacy app for her ghost hunt.
  • Tip Of The Week is Google maps updates – now with spoken traffic alerts and offline navigation and search!
  • Netflix outwits bedtime with 5-minute series. Doug Derda weighs in with Sprout Online options he’s been using.
  • With the new emojis recently released we’re talking Taco Bell’s ingenious use of the #TacoEmojiEngine.
  • T-Mobile announced their Binge-On program for video streaming that doesn’t go against a data cap.
  • Chilla’s telling us about the new Blackberry Priv. It runs Android! And, it has a Keyboard!
  • Speaking of Blackberry Priv, Samsung has a mimicked keyboard that overlays on the phone.
  • We’re sharing, because it’s making us laugh: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/9/9695360/blackberry-priv-ridiculous-ads Comments on Priv photos
  • Facebook Live offers a subscribe button. We think it’s Facebook’s response to Periscope.
  • Android gets Apple Music and Chilla couldn’t be happier. He’s planning tech to have music through his house.

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

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  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 273: The Scarlet “W”

This week on Awesomecast 273, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • We have Carman and Chilla in Studio A for geeky tech talk.
  • Adobe is doing livestream and it’s pretty cool.
  • Remember Bob Ross and his happy little trees? The Joy of Painting Marathon is a thing, and it’s still happening.
  • Thanks @MissSinBin for letting us know about the MS Paint participants in Bob Ross painting experience.
  • Periscope – the “new” channel surfing? We’re having an interesting discussion about it.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Air Parrot – stream your device to an Apple TV.
  • Carman is discussing Best Of The Burgosphere as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Our App Of The Week is Google’s “Who’s Down” app.
  • Looking to get your feet wet with smart watches? Check out the Martian Notifier.
  • Doug shares his shoutout from @Sling confirming Chromecast support.
  • Check out the Hillary Rodham Clinton paperdolls via our friends over at @InsertCoinTB.
  • Are Android and Chrome OS combining or not? We’re talking about some Wonder Twins Activate action between the two.
  • Windows 10 upgrades push changes for IT pros and bootleggers. Will Microsoft automatically offer it?
  • Skype co-founder builds delivery bot that rides on sidewalks. And Sorg loves that there’s another robot!
  • The Goog announces an update for Inbox app for AI-powered quick e-mail response.
  • Pittsburgh’s smart traffic lights are helping with vehicle pollution. Right here! In Pittsburgh!

 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 Carman (@carmanavenue) John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  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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Awesome Chat: TravelWits

We talk with Arman Bimatov of TravelWits about the service that aims to pull together every aspect of travel (hotels, planes, transportation) to stay under your budget and discover new possibilities. We discuss developing the services, working in Alphalab, and an odd way to find a bug from a Podcast.

Help out the show with a donation! Become our boss! Go to patreon.com/awesomecast

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment.  Follow Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) and @AwesomeCast for updates and live streams of our interviews! Subscribe on Spreaker, iTunes, and Youtube!