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AwesomeCast 337: Sorgcopter

This week on AwesomeCast 337, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Rizz, Katie, and Producer Missy, including:

  • Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week with Giphy releasing American Sign Language gifs.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week – Android Nougat (which he has before Krause).
  • McDonalds has reengineered drinking straws and Sorg is sharing as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Rizz has an Awesome Thing Of The Week and it’s a Nintendo Switch user who got his device early – without games.
  • What sort of tech podcast would we be if we didn’t talk about Pokemon GO updates?
  • Pikachu is getting a new hat for Pokemon Day, and Sorg is now on a mission.
  • John Cena and Nintendo are showing up in random places to promote the Nintendo Switch?!?
  • A power company uses drones with fire to burn debris from utility poles.
  • We like robots. So do Facebook Ads when they send the Jibo Robot to fan of the show, Amanda.
  • Darth Vader has to do chores, too, guys.
  • Katie missed out on the “adult” conversation last week, so she’s bringing up a porn VR webcam.
  • With all the advances we see in smartphones, Nokia is returning to a bar phone option with the return of Nokia 3310.
  • Our gadget guru Chilla is talking more wireless earbud options.
  • Tiny house meets off-grid living with a solar-powered pod.

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 Sorg (@Sorgatron), Rizz (@TheeRizz), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), and Producer Missy (@rebelliousflaw)

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 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 320: Freaky Delivery

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,ChillaTech.net) 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 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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AwesomeCast 311: iPhone Hunter

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 311!

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 ,chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@kdudders, Scarehouse Podcast) 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 302: 6 Degrees of Samsung s7 Edge

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 302!

  • Chilla was at Wizard World Philly. It was so awesome it made his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
  • Katie and googley eyes. Of course she’s telling us about her VR Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • Sorg has been playing with his Raspberry Pi. He likes it so much it’s his Awesome Thing Of The Week this week.
  • We have an App Of The Week this week – Google Motion feeds your photos into movies or gifs using live photos.
  • You like VR? So do we! We’re psyched for VR backpacks and the potential it’s unlocking.
  • Comparing Holo Lens with Oculus Rift and other VR.
  • It’s like everyone is getting the Edge 7. So much so that it’s like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon in studio.
  • Facebook lets you be more discreet about tagging friends.
  • We’re talking about options for Facebook and Instagram integration from a business standpoint.
  • We use Slack for our project management. With Slack voice calling feature in beta, we have some thoughts.

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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: 6 Year Celebration

We’re recording on location with our friends Looking for Group Pittsburgh!  We hang out, talk about our history, watch the crew try out the HTC Vive, and chat about the tech history and Virtual Reality reactions with Michael Pound (@unclecrappy, @MikePoundPG ), Katie Dudas (@kdudders, Scarehouse Podcast), Brian Crawford (Rivers Edge Pgh), catch up with Ryan Haggerty a day after his first Blood on the Leaves movie premiere, and John Lange of Looking for Group!

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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 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 298: It Starts With Viv

We’re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 298!

  • We’ve got our usual characters – Chilla and Sorg. And we’re joined by Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media this week!
  • Speaking of our guest – make sure to check out Haggerty Media’s movie Blood On The Leaves at Hollywood Theater in Dormont.
  • Shout out to our Patreon supporters @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. They think we’re awesome. We think they’re pretty swell too.
  • And, if you love the show as much as we do, feel free to check us out Thursdays on River’s Edge.
  • Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week from the company that brought us Siri, they’re working on Viv.
  • We’re talking about the prospect of Viv talking to other AI for more integration.
  • Lytro cams at NAB. Of course our camera guy Ryan has his Awesome Thing Of The Week!
  • VRidge is doing PC VR games. Our in-house gamer Sorg and his Awesome Thing Of The Week are talking options.
  • Speaking of video – we love Adobe Post. And, now there’s a video equivalent with Quik!
  • Periscope users can now save live-streamed broadcasts. Forever.
  • Oh yeah, Facebook Live is now a thing. And, we’re casting tonight’s show through it! https://www.facebook.com/awesomecast/

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 ), Ryan Haggerty (@haggertymedia) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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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