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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)

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AwesomeCast 336: Get Your Jigglypuff On

This week on AwesomeCast 336, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, and Mike Pound, including:

  • We have our special (?) Valentine’s Day episode of AwesomeCast!
  • Sorg is filling in for Dudders sharing some Porn Hub news as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Speaking of Porn Hub, Sorg is telling us how they are doing some SexEd materials.
  • Porn Hub sends news releases to mainstream media outlets with actual news content.
  • Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a VR desktop for Mac.
  • Mike is pulling the discussion back to Valentine’s Day with Bernie Singles website rival of Trump Singles.
  • Fan Of The Show Brandon shared an automated buoy that saves lives.
  • That pixel enhancement tech you see on TV? It’s a thing now thanks to Google.
  • Mat Weller shared Grip Gear movie maker set for this week’s show. He has Sorg’s interest.
  • Like gaming? How about Retro Blox via Brandon? A Kickstarter mod console that lets you play retro games.
  • With the scare and concern about the potential for NASA to go away, hackers have rescued and cataloged data.
  • IBM Watson has been in lots of discussion. It has been tasked with a review of cyber security.
  • Pokemon GO is celebrating Valentine’s Day with pink pokemon.
  • E3 is open to the public!
  • Is the next new blue collar job coding?
  • Amazon came out with their own conferencing solution – Chime.

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: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Pound (@MikePoundPG) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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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AwesomeCast 333: Make America Kittens Again

This week on AwesomeCast 333, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and the news’ Mike Pound, including:

– Mike is sharing some of the stuff he’s been up to – including Beer Me!
– Mike is bringing news media into the discussion as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
– Pro Tip from Mike – Fact check! factcheck.org, politifact.com, snopes.com.
– We’re talking a standardized pants-on-fire metric for news stories to help people determine validity of posts.
– Moving on to some lighter topics, Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is The Hunted on CBS.
– Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the movie Nerve. An ultimate Truth Or Dare.
– Speculating on darknet after watching Nerve.
– Missy’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a gadget that snaps onto your guitar for a Guitar Hero learning style.
– Shout out to Slice on Broadwaye for their continued support of the show with the perfect pepperoni pizza!
– Our App Of The Week is a layer picture editor app.
– Thanks to Brandon for contributing the Soda Tap to this week’s discussion.
– There’s a bacon toaster?
– Tired of the news? You can change pictures of Donald Trump to kittens!
Chromebook is making another push.
– Microsoft is making a push for education.
– Google is making an affordable VR option with Daydream VR.
– Amazon made a dash button for candies. The gift that keeps on giving.
– Amazon needs to partner the dash candy/chocolate button with local florists to save guys from doghouses.

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: John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Pound (@MikePoundPG), Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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

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

AwesomeCast 329: Right Behind The Cutting Edge

It’s our last episode of the year.  We’re getting geeky and nostalgic – checking our predictions from last year and talking tech and social media predictions for 2017, with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 329!

- We’re LIVE with our year-end Christmas show with Doug Derda and Cynthia Closkey, talking about our awesome things of the year on this week’s episode.
– Sling and cordcutting were our awesome things of the year for 2015 as we reflected back last year.
– Meerkat? Wow!
– Cynthia is sharing her awesome thing of the year for 2016 – her smart watch (Apple Watch) and wearables in general.
– Sorg is sharing his woes over the Pebble buyout in comparison to the Apple Watch.
– Doug is pitching a Kickstarter campaign for a Kickstarter movie talking about Kickstarter campaigns.
– Google Glass is still a discussion at the end of 2016.
– Wheelz is sharing his awesome thing of the year – his Samsung phone.
– Doug is sharing Facebook LIVE as his awesome thing of the year and how interesting instacontent is.
– Speaking of bleeding edge tech – we can’t help but talk about iJustine and how she was livestreaming a decade ago.
– How do you stand out in a tidal wave of content now that instacontent is so available?
– Are people looking at instacontent for content or for interaction with other people?
– Doug is teaching us about the Musically app through his son’s usage.
– Sorg’s awesome thing of the year is self-driving cars – especially since he’s been in one!
– Speaking of self-driving cars, studies show traffic would be better with less traffic lights.

- It’s 2016 prediction recap time!
— Doug was WRONG with his prediction about online superstardom.
— Cynthia is recapping her accurate mom factor prediction about streaming programming.
— AI advancement prediction by Chilla is ACCURATE! (You can thank Alexa, Sir.)
— DJ Lunchbox’s iPhone7 prediction – ACCURATE! (WTH headphone jacks?)
— Technology to communicate with pets. Sorry Katie, we’re not sure whether Catterbox counts this year.

- Apple’s biggest innovation – a phone that doesn’t explode!

- Predictions for 2017!
— Doug predicts Google+ will finally die.
— Sorg thinks Twitter will not be an independent company by the end of 2017. Will it go to Verizon?
— Cynthia thinks VR video will not be a thing next year, as in it’s not going anywhere, and we won’t know why. She doesn’t believe it will get past Cardboard and it’ll be at least another 3 years before we see any solid movement with VR.
— Rizz predicts the Nintendo Switch will revolutionize gaming

- Thanks for a great (at least by way of tech) 2016! Make sure to hit us up with what tech Santa brought you!

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: Doug Derda (@douglasderda), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com).

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

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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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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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 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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Awesomecast 271: The Big Goog’ is Looking Out For You

This week on Awesomecast 271, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week: The BEDDI smartphone alarm dock.
  • Want to check out more about BEDDI, they’re working on funding their Kickstarter!
  • Like to multitask? Sorg is discussing IFTTT as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • We like discovering new things. Sorg is learning more about his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Check out IFTTT at https://ifttt.com/
  • It’s App Of The Week time! LiveGIF or Lively. Take your live photos and turn them into animated GIFs.
  • Sorg wants to share a quick way to do design for your social media: Canva. (And, it’s easy!)
  • Ora-X: headphones with an AR display. Modified Google Glass? Sorg and Chilla talk Google Glass comparison.
  • Microsoft Windows10 preview seems to prompt users to “give the stock app a shot” if you try to switch defaults.
  • Discussing Apple suggestions versus Cortana suggestions.
  • The big Goog’ is looking out for you. It’s a great conversation.
  • Speaking of Google…They’re offering aggressive incentives to win over Office 365 customers.
  • Outlook trying to make their mail social with +1 integration.
  • Interesting discussion about students learning Google products and getting jobs that use Microsoft products.
  • Next week we’re going to have a Halloween episode! Dress up and join us!

 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) 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 238: A Fine Quality Stick

AC-238This week on Awesomecast 238, we talk awesome things in technology, including:

  • Discussion with Dr Matt Keener about emodt; which companies can use to measure emotions of their teams. 3:35
  • The sticky camera that is Podo. 26:25
  • Smartphone charging furniture from Ikea. 29:35
  • Livestream.com’s Broadcaster Mini camera. 36:46
  • App of the week: Evernote’s Scannable. 39:31
  • Discussion on Google+. 49:50
  • Discussion on the Samsung Galaxy S6. 1:01:00
  • News on upcoming events.

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), emodt.com Matt Keener (emodt.com/@keenzai) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 208: With Podcasting Comes Responsibility

PodcastingThis week on Awesomecast 208, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology, including:

 


 

  • AppleTV and Netflix. – 2:00
  • Alphalab companies including one that really intrigues Sorg, Nebulus.io! – 6:11
  • Recommended Apps like ComicZeal and Timehop. – 14:00
  • The launch of the comic book themed podcast PanelRiot! – 22:30
  • The technology around making the PanelRiot podcast.
  • Trying to cancel Comcast and in general breaking up with a provider. – 31:10
  • Huge orders for iPhone 6 handsets. – 38:30
  • Can we use the Moon’s underground caves to house astronauts?- 40:05
  • Must haves for cord cutters. – 43:55
  • A local theater (Hollywood Theater in Dormont, PA) trying to go digital by using a Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1802805251/hollywood-theater-go-digital-final-push). – 53:20
  • Google not calling games with in-app purchases free anymore! – 57:00

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: Will Rutherford (@panelriot) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.com for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays at 6:30 PM EST!