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AwesomeCast 446: Black And White Angry Birds

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

Professor Buzzkill joins Sorg and Chilla as we talk this week (and this century) in tech:

  • Chilla is sharing his Pixel 3a as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg was able to attend the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup event to experience it up close and personal behind a live stream rig as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg had an opportunity to check out Yodel Labs and their AR positioning as part of the Hardware Cup.
  • Sorg is sharing some updates from Vital Flo and Algenair from the Hardware Cup.
  • Want to do your own canning? No, not like your grandmother’s beets, more like your grandfather’s adult beverages with Equals Can.
  • Professor Buzzkill is sharing the black-and-white setting on his iPhone as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • For most things in tech there are previous ideas and predecessors in history. Professor Buzzkill is sharing some of that evolution with us.
  • No Awesome Thing of the Week is dumb as long as it’s awesome to you – like Brian’s sweet standing desk.
  • Microsoft and Sony are partnering for gaming and cloud services?
  • Schell Games is having a friends and family event.
  • You can all thank Sorg for the new MacBook Pro release from Apple.
  • Pittsburgh is bringing back the magic with Liberty Magic. Chilla is giving us all the details.
  • Sorg was in Hollywood – and of course he found the Museum of Selfies.
  • Professor Buzzkill is questioning bathroom selfies.
  • Minecraft AR is coming. Sorg can’t wait to compare it to Angry Birds AR.

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AwesomeCast 442: Dot In The Bathroom

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

It’s been a while, but we’ve got Chris Maverick in studio as he joins Katie, Chilla, and Sorg to talk this week in tech news, including:

  • Chilla is sharing his FireCube as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Chilla is sharing about his home automation updates with his FireCube addition.
  • Not to be outdone, our guest Chris Maverick is sharing his own home automation upgrades – including his HomePod and streaming service.
  • The new Child’s Play movie takes over smart home devices with the Buddi Connected app. Katie is sharing as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg is sharing his new MacBook Pro as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Starting in July, you can return Amazon purchases to Kohl’s stores.
  • We found another TV for Chilla’s man cave – Sony’s 98-inch 8K TV…for only $70K.
  • We have some friends running the Pittsburgh Marathon and they’re sharing the Relive App.
  • Working as a social media manager can be hard some days. Imagine being the manager for PornHub or Wendy’s!
  • Apparently the Galaxy Fold is on hold.
  • Sesame Street wants you to get off your phone!

After the show remember to:

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Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Chris Maverick (@chrismaverick), Katie Dudas (@kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla)  and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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AwesomeCast 441: Proceed Pogo

This week’s episode brought to you by Bardic Mystery Tour, Slice on Broadway, and Alex Kahrs Design & Media! 

Chris Whitlatch is back with some VR updates this week.  He is joined by Sorg and Chilla as we talk this week in tech news, including:

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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)

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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!

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AwesomeCast 438: This Apple Event Does Not Exist

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

Chilla and Sorg are holding down the fort at Sorgatron Media Studios as they bring you 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), 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 437: Adapting To Life Without A Button

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

Chilla, Sorg, and Krause are bringing you this week’s tech news as we ramp up for the upcoming Apple announcement.  We’re sharing:

  • It’s a big Google news day, so we’ll be talking about that tech news shortly!
  • Google is making a foray into video games with Stadia. Krause is sharing the service as part of his Awesome Thing of the Week!
  • We’re talking about the implications of a video game system via Google Stadia and Chromecast.
  • Before we get too excited about Stadia, will it go the way of Inbox or Google+ or Google Reader?
  • Chilla is sharing a Microsoft update for Microsoft Teams – with 8 new features.
  • We’re a little excited about the updates for Microsoft Teams.
  • Are you a Google One subscriber? Did YOU get a free Google Home Mini?
  • Sorg is featuring his new Google Home Mini as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • There are some phishy emails and phone calls going around lately.
  • There’s a new iPad Air. Chilla is giving us some updates to look forward to.
  • Google Maps adds new styles and gameplay options for mobile games.
  • Playing games can build 21st century skills.
  • Retailers, like Disney, are engaging customers with gamified storytelling.
  • Netflix is working on a follow-up to Bandersnatch with a Bear Grylls survival show!
  • EA paid Ninja to stream Apex Legends. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • We’re deep diving some of the doors Stadia can open with online gaming and cooperative gaming.
  • Remember Dreamcast? Do you remember what’s on your old memory card?
  • Krause is leaving DirecTV NOW – but he’s looking at some great streaming video options!
  • Speaking of streaming video, Sorg is catching up with some Halt and Catch Fire.
  • Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone.
  • Halo is getting a Master Chief collection!
  • What happens when you combine Carmen Sandiego and Google Earth? We can’t wait to find out!
  • Twitter is going back to 2009 with twttr.
  • Krause is helping his wife transition to life without a button with a new iPhone.

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), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Krause (@KrazyKrause)

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 436: I Have A Thin Voice

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

Krause and Sorg are joined by Scot MacTaggart of KRNLS and Jon Providence of Eagledream Technologies as they talk this week in tech, including:

  • Krause is sharing WeightWatchers as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Krause is also pairing his WeightWatchers app with a Fitbit tracker – to make the most of his weight loss journey.
  • Scot is sharing a KRNLS crowdfunding campaign for #ClairtonGrows as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Jon of Eagledream Technologies is sharing Veracity VRcade in Rochester as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Sorg is sharing a jet-powered RC plane from his travels with SAE as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Scot is sharing some of what he’s working on with KRNLS.
  • We’re talking with Scot of KRNLS and Jon of Eagledream Technologies – an AWS partner – about some of the cool things they’re doing together.
  • When you get 1500 new features at once, how do you keep track of them?
  • The digital marketing spectrum has made a massive impact on how quickly things grow.
  • The package is less important than knowing where the package is to customers.
  • Apple’s Tim Cook changed his last name (on social media)!
  • There’s a giant vending machine for cars.
  • Sony released an official PS4 remote play app for iOS devices for game streaming.
  • Full Sail University is putting $6M into an eSports arena for pro gaming.

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: Scot MacTaggart (@mactaggart), KRNLS (@krnlsco),  Eagledream Technologies (@EagleDreamTech), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Krause (@KrazyKrause)

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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 435: Should I Swift That

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

Sorg, Katie, and Chilla brave the bitter cold this week to bring you this week’s tech news, including:

After the show remember to:

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Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Katie (@Kdudders), Sorg (@Sorgatron) and Chilla (@chilla)

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 432: Unsolicited GIFs

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

Katie, Chilla, and Sorg are back in studio to run down the tech news you should know about, including:

  • Katie is sharing the Butterfly Effect podcast as her Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • Want to listen to your porn industry podcast episodes? Chilla recommends the Plantronics Rig 500 headset!
  • Sorg had a chance to play some Apex Legends after last week’s episode. He’s sharing his thoughts.
  • LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live.
  • Do you know who’s on LinkedIn? We’re talking about some audience observations we’ve seen.
  • The International Space Station uses a 3D printer to recycle old plastics into custom tools.
  • PlayStation Classic has dropped in price, again.
  • Remember those all-in-one video units with a built-in DVD player? Katie is totally getting the hook-up to get one.
  • Amazon has launched a new home shopping channel live-streamed through an app.
  • Is the Amazon home shopping channel feature a hybrid of QVC and Shark Tank?
  • Speaking of Amazon, they bought Eero.  Do you trust them with your WiFi?
  • A digital billboard in Odessa went down because of fog – leaving a giant error code in the sky!
  • Is Instagram bringing us desktop messaging?

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), Sorg (@Sorgatron) and Chilla (@chilla)

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 431: We’re Gonna Go Watch Chickens

This week’s episode brought to you by Professor Buzzkill, 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:

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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Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion!

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Sorg (@Sorgatron) and Chilla (@chilla)

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