AwesomeCast 327: Two Weeks of Awesome

Shout out to our #Patreon supporters @matweller and @mikefedorshow.
  • Chilla signed up for DirectTV Now and he’s sharing his thoughts.
    • All the channels are in alphabetical order on #DirectTVNow?  #Genius
  • Sorgatron is talking about Netflix download and streaming options during his trip.
  • Back on US soil, Sorgatron checked out a Snapchat Spectacles setup in New York City
  • Thoughts from technology in Thailand
  • Touchscreen food service kiosks being proposed for McDonald’s here are already a reality in Thailand.
  • Chilla is discussing #Navdy, an installable projection display for your car.
  • Amazon has a grocery store.  That doesn’t require a cashier.  #GameChanger
  • Starting this Thursday, Starbucks will have a PokemonGo drink – and stores will be a pokestop or a gym.
  • Microsoft brought Solitaire to mobile devices.
  • Control more than your BB-8 with the wrist band, you can control your house or anything through IFTTT.

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, www.chillatech.net), and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Mat Weller and  @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

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Awesome Chat: CME Engineering and Drones

We talk with Joe Lloyd of CME Engineering about their use of the eBee: senseFly drone to expand their services to take topographical surveys and more.

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AwesomeCast Special: Thailand Check In

Sorg is in Phuket, Thailand and has some tech thoughts from his trip!  Check out this appetizer while we get the belated show up this week!

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

Follow our host! Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

Awesome Chat: Gridwise

Ryan Green tells us about Gridwise, a service that looks to help Uber and Lyft ride sharing drivers become more efficient with more data and crowd sourced tips. We discuss how open drivers are to share information, how alpha lab helped the company grow, and more!

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

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AwesomeCast 326: Awesomely Thankful Things

  • It’s time for Katie’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeekGoogle will tell you in real time whether a place is busy. Google or Maps integration.
  • Sorg’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the AI XPRIZE competition we learned about through Ascender and MIT Enterprise Forum
  • Chilla’s #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek is the Koogeek HomeKit compatible SmartPlug.
  • It’s Thanksgiving.  What are you thankful for in tech?
  • Katie is thankful for 360 Video and all the new and exciting things it makes happen.
  • Katie is also thankful for the convenience of Facetime to help her be part of her niece’s life even though they live so far away.
  • Chilla is thankful for Comic Con options in our tri-state area and how they’ve brought family together.
  • Sorg is thankful for smaller tech – he used his iPhone and a GoPro to film a friend’s wedding without having to haul #pro cameras.
  • Tesla Motors shared some video of their  Self Driving car experience.  We’re comparing it to the Uber system.
  • Katie is telling Chilla about a Smart mattress that tracks sleep and has heat and white noise options among other features.
  • Speaking of Tesla Motors, they’re also powering an island using solar energy and power packs.
  • Airbnb made a cool announcement about “experiences and places” options.  Sorg is talking about it as an option for his travels.
  • Keep an eye out for the #AwesomeCast @Airbnb #TechTour. ;)
  • Doom on a #MacBook touch bar is so cool!

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, www.chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders, Scarehouse),  and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

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Awesome Chat: MyStylist from Resus Technology, Inc.​

Marcus Jeter of Resus Technologies is looking to change the hair stylist industry by bringing it into your home with the MyStylist application.  We talk about the inception, what problem this solves with stylist licensing, and how the Alphalab process helped them launch.

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

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AwesomeCast 325: The Apparent Return of the Butt Peach

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, www.chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders, Scarehouse), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy, Beer Me)  and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

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Awesome Chat: Alphalab

We talk with Executive Director of Alphalab, Jim Jen, about the Pittsburgh Startup Incubator, how it has developed over the years, the process, some businesses that have made an impact from the space, how they hope to grow Pittsburgh’s tech scene without the growing pains of Silicon Valley and more!

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

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AwesomeCast 324: Get Out the Vote

  • Sorg talks about his first few weeks as a driver for Lyft and Uber
  • Chilla has a new monitor for his Mac, the Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED monitor.
  • We talk the 2016 Election as Chilla discusses his very first experience with voting and what made him finally register.
  • We discuss recources like ballotpedia.org and myridetovote.org with the ride sharing services.
  • We discuss the new Microsoft Slack and Slack’s passive aggressive response.

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, www.chillatech.net) Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey, Shift Collaborative) and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreon @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 live streaming Tuesdays at 7 PM EST at live.awesomecast.net!

>Show Notes<

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Awesome Chat: Chikara Action Arcade Game

Chikara Pro’s Mike Quackenbush joins the show to discuss the indiegogo campaign for Chikara Action Arcade Game!  We talk about their attempts at a video game for the independent wrestling promotion in the past, what he learned from other crowdfunding attempts on Kickstarter, and their recent uses of Facebook Live in their wrestling promotion!

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 Facebook,StitcherSpreaker, iTunes, and Youtube

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