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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 334: Alt Gov Rundown

This week on AwesomeCast 334, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and Aaron Parkus, 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)

Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Aaron Parkus, Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw) 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 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 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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AwesomeCast 301: Show Me The Muffins!

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 301!

  • We had some fun with Photoshop Mix and Katie this week.
  • Did you know we do an interview section with our #AwesomeChat series? Scope out some of our interviews at sorgatronmedia.com.
  • Of course, we couldn’t do a lot of the stuff we do without our Patreons! Shout outs to @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow for their support.
  • Moving right in to our Awesome Thing Of The Week, Chilla is sharing his Alexa Skill Testing Tool.
  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week – Instagram is now offering helpful business tools.
  • We’re discussing Facebook ads and Facebook video options for business.
  • Sorg is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week with Pebble (not 5 years ago – but their current Kickstarter).
  • We have fan mail from Germany thanks to our friends from Splash. We <3 our supersplasher swag!
  • Speaking of 3D, Sorg stopped by Looking For Group and checked out their HTC Vive.
  • Katy Perry’s Twitter account hacked!
  • XBox One is slated for a price drop. Is that because we’re expecting them to drop THREE new devices?
  • Google Map ads will drop branded pins on your search results.
  • Robot procreation is a thing in the Netherlands.

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: Katie Dudas (@kdudders, Scarehouse.com), John Chichilla (@chilla , 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 livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!

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AwesomeCast 289: Dance Loki! Dance!

This week on AwesomeCast 289, we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:

  • We’re LIVE with this week’s AwesomeCast with Chilla, Mike Pound and our Women’s Day 2016 representative Katie!
  • Katie is kicking off our Awesome Thing Of The Week with #OneDayIWill for Womens Day 2016.
  • Our in-house (self-proclaimed) application whore Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week as the Mac app bundle.
  • Mac heist is to blame for AwesomeCast and the other Sorgatron Media productions.
  • Sorg is telling us about turning an old PC into a Chromebook for free as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • This week’s App Of The Week is thanks to Sorg’s obsession with Avengers Academy.
  • Katie is sharing Fit RPG to gamify fitbit.
  • We’re getting Chilla’s thoughts on mini echo speakers.
  • Sorg is sharing his thoughts on the Alexa upgrade with his Fire TV.
  • Meerkat is no longer live streaming? Katie is sharing her thoughts on the change.
  • Chilla has a Skype story – and it begins with “Once upon a time…”
  • It’s time for Mike’s Awesome Thing Of The Week (Slice distracted us) is online voter registration in PA!
  • Augmented reality comes to a t-shirt with Virtuali-Tee.

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: Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), John Chichilla (@chilla), Mike Pound (@unclecrappy) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Thanks to our Awesome Patreons @ThistleSea & @MikeFedorShow!  You can support the show too atPatreon.com/awesomecast !

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

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!

 

AwesomeCast 200: Awesome By the Slice

AwesomeCast 200This week on Awesomecast 200, we talk the latest and most awesome things going on in the world of technology as we record LIVE at Slice on Broadway!  Thank you for hosting our historic night!

  • We take a peak back at the history of the show and how we started
  • Rob catches us up on some of the cool new tech he’s working on including fireworks from your iPhone!  Find more cool stuff at Ion Tank’s web site!
  • We talk Google Plus Stories, and how they scare Doug
  • Rob talks about AirFoil for extending your audio through your home
  • Cynthia talks AirDisplay for extending your desktop to your phone
  • Doug talks about how his Droid update stinks
  • We look at the solar roadway that could change what we’re driving on and the exciting world of concrete
  • We look at the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter that is raising money as we watch
  • We look at Friends teaching us Windows 95

After the show remember to:

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

Follow this awesome cast on Twitter: @awesomecast,
Mike Sorg (@sorgatron), Rob de la Cretaz (@robjdlc), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) and Doug Derda (@SIDT)

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