Awesome Chat: MetaMesh

Adam Longwill of MetaMesh is working to create mesh networks in neighborhoods across Pittsburgh.  We talk about why this is a cheaper alternative to other public internet efforts, why this is different than the municipal internet efforts being shut down in some states, what can be provided on these networks aside from internet access, educating the public on the concept, how this changes a neighborhood, security for the business participating and more.  Find out more at www.metamesh.org and www.pittmesh.net !

This episode was recorded at Work Hard Pittsburgh.  Find out more at www.workhardpgh.com!

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AwesomeCast 317: Self Driving Student Driver

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Kim Lyons (@socialkimly), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) , Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause), and Mike Sorg (@SorgatronSorgatronMedia.com).

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Awesome Chat: Epicast & Black Forge Coffee

Buzzy Torek and Nick Miller are the two minds behind Epicast, a content creation company in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  But Nick also is a partner in Black Forge Coffee, a black metal coffee house in the same neighborhood giving a venue for artists and podcasters to perform and show their art.  We discuss what it’s like to build two local businesses in Pittsburgh.

This episode was recorded at Work Hard Pittsburgh.  Find out more at www.workhardpgh.com!

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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AwesomeCast 316: DTA – Don’t Trust Android

“My normals are weekend updaters”

  • Chilla is excited for the Swiftpoint GT Wireless Mobile Mouse (affiliate link) on the go.
  • Sorg got his hands on iOS 10 on his iPhone 6S a little early.  How has 3D Tough, notifications, and iMessage changed for him in just a few days?
  • Chilla lets us know about his dealing with the Samsung Note 7 recall.  The fix for everyone else?  40% less battery.
  • Sorg had the chance to take a ride in the Uber Self Driving Car.  Should you, Pittsburgh?
  • We do a quick run down of Awesome Things we didn’t have time for!  ZingBasket, RetroUSB AVS, Circle for your money, Google VR on iOS and more!

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 (ChillaTech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.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.sorgatronmedia.com!

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AwesomeCast 315: iPhone 7 is for future people

  • The crew has assembled to help you digest the Apple Event!
  • We discuss Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go representing with Shigeru Miyamoto!
  • The Apple Watch improves
  • We look at the advancements of the iPhone 7
  • Why do we pick the Apple phone over Android, and it’s not a new feeling
  • We look at iOS 10 and WatchOS 3 from the guys testing it.

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic, virtualpotholes.com) John Chichilla (ChillaTech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.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!

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AwesomeCast 314: Google+ is dead. Long live Google+!

This week!

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, Scareouse.com) John Chichilla (ChillaTech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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!

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AwesomeCast 313: Have you worn a Onesie lately?

This week!

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 (ChillaTech.net) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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!

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AwesomeCast 312: Google Has Failed This Podcast

This week!

  • Krause is excited for Google Duo for Facetime-like calls.
  • Sorg is geekd about a Hololens NES 8-bit 3D emulator!
  • Podcamp Pittsburgh had some fun talks about 360 Video and Podcasting!  Check out the videos on Podcamp Pittsburgh’s Youtube!
  • Google+ Hangouts OnAir are leaving Youtube as a streaming option in 4 weeks.  And Sorg is finally ok with having a studio this whole time.
  • Google is working on another OS with Fuchsia, but what could it be for?
  • Microsoft and Apple are still fighting over iPad vs Surface
  • OurData: The Ad Blocker that pays you?
  • Amazon Video is fulfilling a promise shown off at the first Podcamp Pittsburgh in 2006 by letting you buy food from their videos!

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter:  Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron,SorgatronMedia.com).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea 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!

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360 and Virtual Reality: The Future of Media

Michael Sorg leads a panel of 360 Video and Virtual Reality content providers about where we are with 360 Video and Virtual Reality, the accessibility of Google Cardboard, Gear VR headsets, and 360 cameras, and where we go from here.

Takeaways:

How can I consume 360 and VR content now?

How can I produce 360 or VR content now?

What are key factors when developing content for these platforms?

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State of Podcasting: Podcamp Pittsburgh 11

Michael Sorg of Sorgatron Media, Inc, and 10 year + Podcaster with Wrestling Mayhem Show, AwesomeCast, and more, leads a panel of Podcasters to discuss the current and future state of Podcasting.

Takeaways:

What do current Podcasters think of the state of Podcasting.

Find more at PodcampPittsburgh.com!

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Tech Talk from Pittsburgh