AwesomeCast 342: Internet of the Brain

Sorg and Chilla are joined by Kenny Chen of Ascender for AwesomeCast 342 talking about awesome things in technology, including:AC

  • Kenny is telling us about what he does at Ascender. Cool guy doing cool things.
  • It’s time for Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week and he’s telling us about Samsung.
  • p.s. Want to check out what’s new in Samsung? They have a huge announcement TOMORROW.
  • Show of hands: Who carries both an iPhone and Android device for one reason or another?
  • Sorg is getting stalkerish with his friends. Google Maps location sharing will make it easier.
  • We’ve talked about XPrize previously. Kenny is sharing Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
  • What kind of geeks would we be if we didn’t mention Elon Musk and his neuralink?
  • Neuralink: It’s like IoT and the Internet of the Brain.
  • Donating computer resources is still a thing – just like it was in 1995.
  • We’re talking about how we can technologically enhance our perfect pepperoni pizza experience with Slice on Broadway.
  • Thank you Brandon for sharing how we can share taste via the internet!
  • Bobby and Mad Mike there is hope for you to have digital Slice!
  • Rick Sebak is doing something uber geeky – he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to bring us more stories.
  • Thanks to Andy for bringing us the cutest share this week – a little girl hugging a water heater.
  • Bobby needs to come back on the show – maybe after we go to the Super Mario bar he mentioned this week.
  • NASA has the cutest little origami robot!
  • Chilla is sharing some Android updates – including another beta.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla) and Kenny Chen (@knnychn).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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Awesome Chat: Techburgh

Andy Quayle joins the show to talk about his long running blog TechBurgh, IT for a local municipality, and more!

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AwesomeCast 341: Angry iPhone

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.
  • Sorg is still having fun with his Raspberry Pi and Retro Pie.
  • Katie is excited that Kennywood has a comicon coming up!
  • Chilla (and Amanda) are giving us our App of the Week this week – Apple Clips.
  • Dear developers – if you give us apps that make our lives easier, we will use them.
  • (Are we getting Final Cut on an iPad? *fingers crossed*)
  • Brandon shared a bunch of content this week. Nintendo Switch may be supporting cloud save options.
  • Chilla is letting us in on the quiet release by Apple – including a new iPad…
  • New Apple Watch bands have been announced!
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts gets geeks (and marketing). Go to their site and enter “121G” in the parts search. (Via Amanda)
  • Who’s played with Alexa on their phones? We’re having some fun.
  • Alexa places the largest, most expensive items when you tell her to get you things.
  • Speaking of Alexa – you can also order alcohol…to be delivered within 2 hours with Prime Now.
  • Katie can now learn to play the ukulele thanks to Indie Go Go.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla) and Andy Quayle (@techburgh).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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Awesome Chat: Venture For America

Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO of Venture for America joins us to talk about what their group is doing to encourage young entrepreneurs to join a different kind of work force.

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

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AwesomeCast 340: Sassy AI

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.
  • Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week is an Atomos digital recording adapter for his video camera.
  • Thanks to Brandon for letting us know about the Nintendo Switch controller being able to use for NES Classic.
  • Netflix, Hulu and other video services will also be available on Nintendo Switch.
  • Speaking of Nintendo Switch, Katie is sharing how U-Porn has had a drop in traffic thanks to the console.
  • Related: Zelda porn searches have gone up.
  • And, we’ve moved to Pokemon GO divorces as a topic of conversation.
  • Brandon is hitting the mark with his shared content this week. Pokemon GO hints at smart glasses options.
  • Katie is talking Hugging Face and sassy AI.
  • Is Hugging Face the new Tamagotchi?
  • We’re questioning who owns emoticons to provide rights for a movie.
  • Apis Cor did a 3D printed house in 24 hours and we’re impressed.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), Doug Derda (@douglasderda) and Amanda Narcisi (@alnarcisi).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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Awesome Chat: Pitchwerks

Scot MacTaggart of Pitchwerks joins us in Mayhem Studio to discuss the concept behind the Podcast, the variety of creatives, polititians and more he’s had a chance to talk with, and working as a salesman and consultant over the years while continuing to get getting sleep at night.

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

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AwesomeCast 339: Scooby Doo Endings

We’ve got our usual gadget hounds Sorg, Chilla, and Katie on for AwesomeCast 339.  This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • Like videogames? We’re looking to do an AwesomeCast gaming spin-off.
  • Videogames are tech. Chilla is taking us into his Awesome Thing Of The Week with the Nintendo Switch Joycon controller.
  • Sorg has gotta catch ‘em all. And now he can with his Awesome Thing Of The Week – the Pokemon Go PLUS.
  • Katie is sharing Netflix and their choose-your-own-ending options. (Currently in the UK) as her Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Sorg is sharing some thoughts on his Grip Gear mobile recording track. (Thanks guys!)
  • Katie has a new job for Sorg thanks to Wrapify – get paid to wrap your car in ads.
  • Thanks to Rizz for his Awesome Thing Of The Week submission for the Vada dash cam.
  • Brandon shares LEGO’s new set: Women of NASA.
  • Thanks to Doug for sharing the story about our friends at No
  • Wait being bought by Yelp. (Congrats!)
  • The Logan poster seen in Times Square was done on an iPadPro. Our collective minds are blown.
  • Land Rover has some pretty fancy tech.
  • Want to spoil your dog? Nissan has the perfect pet-friendly car for you!

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla ), and Katie Dudas (@Kdudders).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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Awesome Chat: The Scarehouse

Scott Simmons joins us to discuss The Scarehouse, “Pittsburgh’s Scariest Haunted House”.  We talk about how this seasonal business is a year long job, using social media, behind the scenes videos and new technologies to connect online, moving on from television and more!

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

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AwesomeCast 338: Sobbing Journalists

We’ve got Kim Lyons on this week for AwesomeCast 338.  We’ve also got our usual suspecs, Sorg, Chilla, and Katie where we talk about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re going LIVE for this week’s AwesomeCast with Sorg, Chilla, Dudders, and Kim.
  • Chilla is sharing some VR as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Samsung Gear is getting a controller!
  • Kim is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – a Go Fund Me campaign to take kids to see Hidden Figures.
  • Dudders returns this week – with an image generator that creates cats as terrifying monsters!
  • Pittsburgh Wendy’s is bringing self-order kiosks to local stores.
  • Our Not So Awesome Thing Of The Week via Doug Derda was the Amazon AWS outage that impacted TONS of sites.
  • Pro tip via Dudders: Watch what you label your site images. Amazon AWS outage left her labels visible.
  • Raspberry Pi has a $10 computer with wifi AND bluetooth!
  • NASA found Earth-like planets a mere 40 light years away.
  • Speaking of space, SpaceX is planning to send two people around the moon.
  • Snapchat users are getting older.
  • BC Steele is catching up to Chilla from the chatroom with his Samsung Gear 360.
  • Laid-off coal miners are being retrained to write code.
  • Ricoh is bringing us more 360 cameras. Chilla is sharing updates and thoughts.
  • YouTube TV is happening.

After the show remember to:

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

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), John Chichilla (@chilla ), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Kim Lyons (@SocialKimLy).

Have you seen our AwesomeTips videos?

You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast!

Remember to check out our friends at River’s Edge (@RiversEdgePGH) – and our replay over there!

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!

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Awesome Chat: Industry Weapon

Brian Pullman of Industry Weapon to chat with us about how they have grown a business in digital signage, the talent in Pittsburgh and more!

Notice: We had some technical issues with audio during this episode. 

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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