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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!
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:00 am
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!
Posted: March 13, 2017, 5:00 am
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. Tune in to see what we’re up to. 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 ), 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!
Posted: March 8, 2017, 2:00 am
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! MP3 Download
Posted: March 1, 2017, 1:00 am
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!
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:00 am
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 ( 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!
Posted: February 15, 2017, 1:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 335, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, and Producer Missy, including: We’re starting the show with Sorg’s Awesome Thing of the Week from this past weekend’s sports ball event. We’re talking about what it took to fly the drones during the Lady Gaga HalfTime Show for the Super Bowl. Are drones the future of special lighting in lieu of fireworks? Logitech’s 4K webcam is Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the Week this week. Chilla is really sold on the background replacement feature of the Logitech 4K webcam. Missy is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week – the Alchema “Keurig” for hard ciders at home. An R2-D2 USB hub? Yes, please. Logitech turns your car into an Amazon Alexa controller? Nintendo Switch got a Super Bowl ad! A Boston Dynamics robot is something of your nightmares. YouTube is rolling out live streaming for mobile. Sure YouTube is rolling out live streaming, but where’s the social aspect like Facebook LIVE? Pokemon is now playable in Minecraft! 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), 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!
Posted: February 8, 2017, 1:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 334, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and Aaron Parkus, including: There's a movie industry in Pittsburgh. We have proof on tonight's show! It's time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week with Chilla talking about Linea. Sorg is talking robots as his Awesome Thing Of The Week - particularly robots that will make you coffee. A cloud thunder and lightening performance system and speaker is Missy's Awesome Thing Of The Week. Aaron is sharing a great Kickstarter project for a steadicam as his Awesome Thing Of The Week. We're saddened by the passing of the father of Pacman, Masaya Nakamura. (via Brandon) Amanda shared an Awesome Thing Of The Week - Kamigami Robots (NOTE: She has Facebook Ads to thank.) With everything going on in the world, there's a lot happening in tech. Alt Gov twitter accounts are a thing! What gets Sorg reading Forbes? Rogue POTUS staff accounts! Pittsburgh tunnels are getting enhanced cellular service! AI wins Texas Holdem? (Better yet that the AI that won Texas Holdem was from CMU!) Adobe Creative Cloud Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! IBM Watson did an analysis of Trump and Obama speeches. Comcast brings services to Roku! Periscope adds "Proudly Made in America by Immigrants" to app loading screen. Kal Penn raises over $500K for Syrian refugees in response to bigoted Instagram comment. Night shift coming to MacOS Press Secretary leaks his password - twice! NASA scientific research is now available - for free! 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!
Posted: February 1, 2017, 1:00 am
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!
Posted: January 25, 2017, 12:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 332, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Katie and TV's Jim Lokay, including:AC Lokay is a Man Of All Media and still takes the time to talk tech with us! Want to be our boss? Support us through Patreon for exclusive content like Mat Weller. It's time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Nintendo Switch has Sorg's attention! We're talking Nintendo parental controls. Lokay is sharing his thoughts regarding Nintendo's Wii U as a failure and how they're overcoming it. Chilla is talking the horse power behind the Nintendo Switch. We're talking thoughts on Nintendo returning to the cartridge system versus instant play of online games. USBC is the greatest thing in the world - Chilla. Katie - talking porn or online dating. Her Awesome Thing Of The Week is Espresso Yourself latte option. Chilla's Awesome Thing Of The Week is bite-sized video games like Star Wars Force Arena. Lokay's Awesome Thing Of The Week is Automatic and its great data resources. Lokay may miss Pittsburgh pizza the most being in DC. We need to get him some Slice next time he's in town! Lokay is gearing up for the inauguration and is sharing how the ACLU is utilizing the Mobile Justice app. Check out the News On app [Google Play] [iPhone] for your own personal news feed. Our in-house news guy Lokay recommended! AT&T finally shut down their 2G network. Original iPhone users can no longer use their service! Note to AT&T users: Download the Mark the Spot app for more info on service and coverage. Katie shares the loss of yet another social media platform. Vine is going away, but is built-in for Twitter. Our thoughts go out to Rob on the Run over the loss of Vine. Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Emie Elfy Light. Michael Fedor also shared that the Fresno Grizzlies have officially taken over the taco emoji! Chilla is talking about composting in the future with Whirlpool's Zera indoor composter. We're also talking the ultimate VR flight simulator by Icaros. We touched upon a VR tour of the White House with President Obama. Smartwatches can tell you're about to get sick days in advance. Plott's Cubit makes it easy to measure spaces for creative projects. 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), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), Jim Lokay (@Lokay) 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!
Posted: January 18, 2017, 6:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 331, we’re talking about awesome acthings in technology, including: We've got Chilla in Studio C with Krause, Sorg, and Dudders in studio. We're reworking our Patreon - and there WILL be AwesomeCast Gold in the near future. Talking some hot merchandise with Chilla as his Awesome Thing Of The Week Out of CES Chilla is bringing us the Razer 3-monitor laptop as his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Dudders is focusing on the most important part of CES - augmented reality p0rn as her Awesome Thing Of The Week. Krause follows with his Awesome Thing Of The Week - his first Uber ride (not from Sorg). Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week is how Wendy's trolled someone so hard he deleted his account. Wrestling Mayhem Show crossover: Wendy's discussion with TNA social media account also a thing. Sorg's favorite never frozen pizza is Slice. We even did a Facebook LIVE with our favorite guys today! (Check it out.) This week's App Of The Week is from Chilla - the Continual app (normally $7.99) is now free. What's going on with Google Voice? Chilla is talking about some updates. Mark Hamill dubbing Donald Trump tweets as The Joker? Our friend Brandon let us know about the new LG tv that's less than 3mm thick. Dudders is procrastinating stopping procrastinating. But, there's an app for that! What is cooler than 3D medical imaging? Fitbit bought Vector - another Pebble competitor. Chilla is sharing his thoughts. Sorg got to attend the Ascender hackathon this weekend. Keep an eye out for our Awesome Chat video with Ascender coming out later this week. We're talking an ambulance drone that can assist in emergency response. Uber just opened up city data. 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), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron). You can support the show atPatreon.com/awesomecast! Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!
Posted: January 11, 2017, 1:00 am
It's our first episode of 2017. We're getting geeky and techy in our revamped digs. We've got Katie, Chilla, Sorg, and Max in house for on AwesomeCast 330! We're talking some Alexa with our in-studio guests. Sorg is sharing how Alexa's "Always Getting Smarter" creeps him out. Alexa does have a mute button that turns red - so you know when she's listening and when she's not. Alexa can even call you an Uber! Alexa also asks to rate her analysis performance - to hone in on your voice commands. Chilla is concerned Alexa may break up his marriage - because his wife is loving it. Chilla is using Alexa in conjunction with Siri to maximize his automation. Max still thinks Siri is better with providing sports scores than Alexa. Katie is joining the Alexa bandwagon with her Echo Dot. Katie is doing her Echo Dot unboxing on air! South Korean robots company has built a real Gundam! Max is a gamer. Of course he's sharing some awesome game stories. Chilla recommends the Nexus line of Android tablets. (Or wait 2 months for Samsung announcements.) Need something do with your old phone? How about turn it into a security camera. You know we like drones. How about a Snoopy drone? Like the outdoors but don't want to get lost from your group? We're talking about a bluetooth option. Katie is sharing a fitness tracker that's a ring instead of a wrist accessory. Chilla is sharing the news Sorg has been waiting for - his Macbook will have touchscreen capability! Sorg knew he needed an iPad, but didn't realize he needed THIS much iPad... Android is getting Mario Run - sometime in the future, and you can sign up for more info now. Who's still playing Pokemon GO? Sorg slowly raises his hand Chilla is sharing his thoughts on the Pokemon GO integration with his watch. Sorg combined his Pokemon GO and Uber. He plays while he's parked (not while he's actually driving). Katie is discussing the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app and pairings with Yelp and Spotify. We love to hear from our fans. Hit us up with news! How do you like the new studio set-up? 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 Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Max Parker (@GameGuyPGH). You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! We'll be updating our Patreon in the coming weeks. Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST!
Posted: January 4, 2017, 2:00 am
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 6:30 PM EST!
Posted: December 21, 2016, 4:00 pm
You can now customize your emojis and it keeps your selection for next time with iOS 10.2 Chilla is discussing Tivo and Apple TV app updates with the new TV app. Is #Netflix holding out, or do they have an agreement in place that's making us wait for updates? Chilla's Awesome Thing Of The Week are Apple AirPods and how he'll be keeping his #AirPods in his ears. Sorgatron is going Old School with hisAwesome Thing Of The Week - Panasonic LaserActive video games. Our Patreon supporter Mat Weller is contributing this week with Airblock - a modular drone on Kickstarter. Patreon supporter, Miek Fedor sent us a notice about Netgear router bug issues. Live video stream on Instagram? (Finally!) Katie is telling us all about it! Does Instagram video create exclusivity options? What makes you want to use it over other video platforms? 360 Video to iOS? (Yes, please!) More Pokestops announced for Sprint stores. Related: THERE'S A CHRISTMAS PIKACHU? Are your Social Media memories enough online? If not, you can get an actual, physical, paper book! 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 (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com). Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Mat Weller 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 at live.awesomecast.net!
Posted: December 14, 2016, 1:00 am
Shout out to our #Patreon supporters @matweller and @mikefedorshow. Chilla signed up for DirectTV Now and he's sharing his thoughts. All the channels are in alphabetical order on #DirectTVNow? #Genius Sorgatron is talking about Netflix download and streaming options during his trip. Back on US soil, Sorgatron checked out a Snapchat Spectacles setup in New York City Thoughts from technology in Thailand Touchscreen food service kiosks being proposed for McDonald's here are already a reality in Thailand. Chilla is discussing #Navdy, an installable projection display for your car. Amazon has a grocery store. That doesn't require a cashier. #GameChanger Starting this Thursday, Starbucks will have a PokemonGo drink - and stores will be a pokestop or a gym. Microsoft brought Solitaire to mobile devices. Control more than your BB-8 with the wrist band, you can control your house or anything through IFTTT. 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), and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, SorgatronMedia.com). Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Mat Weller 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 at live.awesomecast.net! Show Notes
Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:00 am
Sorg is in Phuket, Thailand and has some tech thoughts from his trip! Check out this appetizer while we get the belated show up this week! Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com) Follow our host! 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.awesomecast.net!
Posted: November 30, 2016, 11:00 am
  • It's time for Katie's #AwesomeThingOfTheWeek - Google 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! >Show Notes<  
Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:00 am
Katie is freaked out yet likes the new unified inbox for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram on the Facebook Pages app. Mike lauds the apparent return of the Butt Peach. Chilla shows us the Platronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset after some hands on. Sorg loves the idea of the Vue "Everyday Smart Glasses" currently on Kickstarter. Snapchat's Spectacles are available in random vending machine locations and changes video to circular. Google's Photo Scan app allows you to "scan" photos and lose the glair. We discuss the "fake news" problem on Facebook and Google. Black Forge Coffee and Mega Cat Games has a Coffee Crisis game! Mario on iOS is dated and priced! 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 (@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.awesomecast.net!
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:00 am
Sorg talks about his first few weeks as a driver for Lyft and Uber Chilla has a new monitor for his Mac, the Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED monitor. We talk the 2016 Election as Chilla discusses his very first experience with voting and what made him finally register. We discuss resources like ballotpedia.org and myridetovote.org with the ride sharing services. We discuss the new Microsoft Slack and Slack's passive aggressive response. 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) Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey, Shift Collaborative) 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.awesomecast.net!
Posted: November 9, 2016, 1:00 am
Chilla is testing the new Google Project Tango phone; the Lenovo Phab2 Pro AJ thinks that the TouchID is awesome. It runs it's own MacOS and should be in a stand alone keyboard, Apple! Sorg is geeked over the Final Cut Pro X update with the Macbook Pro sensor bar. We determine the Microsoft Surface Studio is amazing, but not practical for any of us. And could lead to back problems Apple TV promises to bring our TV watching into one app in December. Will it change our watching? What does the WWE Network and DirecTV stand alone bode for other channels moving to over the top? 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) AJ Kuftic (@AJkuftic, www.virtualpodholtes.com) 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.awesomecast.net! Show Notes
Posted: November 2, 2016, 12:00 am
Matt Carlins joins us live from a kids’ Halloween Parade We share our Awesome Thing of the Week, the Nintendo Switch Trump’s campaign is broadcasting on Facebook Live Uber’s self driving truck makes its first beer run Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com) Follow these awesome people on Twitter: Zach Rizza (@theerizz) 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.awesomecast.net!
Posted: October 25, 2016, 11:00 pm
Sorg has the new Pebble 2 +Heart Rate Smartwatch fresh from Kickstarter. Chilla recently visited the Imaginarium escape room Matt W sends us this awesome DIY Surface Hub table Google Flights is updating with predictive rates This American Life has a novel new way to share their Podcast clips...as videos! Solar City offers rebates to AirBnB users. Why is this Digital Picture Frame from Joy better than just another iPad? 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 (@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.awesomecast.net!
Posted: October 18, 2016, 11:00 pm
Krause has joined the Google Photos world, and he likes what they're doing with his shots. Cynthia is enjoying the Apple Pen alongside 53's Paper app to take notes and draw apples. Sorg is geeking over the Vufine + Pokemon Go demonstration video. Kim went for a ride behind the wheel of the Self Driving Uber last week. We talk about the process, the problems, and how realistic are these going to be in Pittsburgh? Kim went to the Online News Association conference and tells us the future of augmented reality and the news. We talk about Lyft's plan to end driver ownership and our experiences with Zipcar, Uber 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: Kim Lyons (@socialkimly), Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey) , Ron Krause (@KrazyKrause), 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! Show Notes
Posted: September 20, 2016, 11:00 pm
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 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!
Posted: September 8, 2016, 11:00 pm
Katie talks about the better Explore tab in Instagram to find new Stories. Chilla brings up Snapchat's update to allow you to create Geofilters for your party in a web browser and for cheap! Sorg is excited for Playstation Now coming to PC so he can catch up on the Playstation 3 exclusive games he's missed! Katie has a $20 Griffin iTrip Clip Bluetooth solution for your headphone jack woes. McDonald's recalls their Happy Meal fitness tracker. Samsung and Microsoft ramp up ads and announcements in advance of Apple iPhone 7. Google+ is getting an update, and the Google Hangouts misunderstanding. 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!
Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week! Chill has his hands on the Samsung Note 7 and talks about it's best features! Sorg is excited for a new way to play Pokemon Go with the Recon Jet Android Headset. But could a Vufine work? Erie's Presque Isle is upset at the Pokemon Go players by their monuments. Why is Amazon doing a $5 music service for just the Echo? McDonald's puts "wearable devices" in their Happy Meal Grover gets our imaginations going on renting the gadgets you want! We get irrationally excited about the Xbox Onesie! 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!
Posted: August 23, 2016, 11:00 pm
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! Show Notes MP3 Download
Posted: August 16, 2016, 11:00 pm
Session Description: 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. Where should people focus on starting with Podcasting today. Presenter: Michael Sorg
Posted: August 14, 2016, 2:00 am
Weâ??re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 311! Chilla gets his hands on the Mevo Live Event Camera, the same we talked with Livestream's co-founder about. Katie discusses the Nintendo Classic Edition's save game feature news. Sorg is excited for a guy riding the length of the UK on a stationary bike, and Street View VR. ChromeCast controls get better on your Chrome Extension Figure out what the heck Siri can do with hey-siri.io Internet Archive ads 2,000 Amiga Games! The latest Pokemon Go updates and controversy. Facebook vs ad blockers. How are you using them? Chilla shares his adventure hunting down a stolen iPhone at the Three Rivers Regatta. 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!
Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:00 pm
Weâ??re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 310! The crew all attended Replay FXâ??! We talk games of our past, the Super NESâ?? Playstation CD on display, Operation Wolf, Bishi Bashiâ?? , and more! Chilla discusses the Samsung Mobileâ?? Note 7 announcements We discuss the $3000 Hololens Developers Edition you can buy today. The Gigafactory, Teslaâ??, SolarCityâ??, and the future of batteries in your home Presidential candidates are taking to Redditâ?? and Quoraâ?? After the show remember to: Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! ( Slice on Broadway - Beechviewâ??) Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla , www.chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@kdudders, The ScareHouseâ?? Podcast) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron, Sorgatron Mediaâ?? ). Thanks to our Awesome Patreons ThistleSea Business Developmentâ?? 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!
Posted: August 2, 2016, 11:00 pm
Weâ??re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 305! Chachi discusses his experience since getting his hands on his own Samsung Gear VR. What games is he playing, and why can't he play Dark Days? Chilla discusses how many ways you can store your Apple Pen, including eBoot Pencil Holder, PencilCozy, and Mudder EVA Hard Shell Stylus Pen Pencil Case Holder. (Affiliate links) Katie learned a great deal about Google Analytics after her two days with a Lunametrics course. Sorg is securing his home with DIY security cameras with MotionEye on Raspberry Pi. Pokemon Go is extensively talked about including our experiences, meeting other Pokemon monsters, how to play the game, how others are taking advantage of the game, the bad side, and more! 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 ,chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@kdudders, Scarehouse Podcast), Anthony Walker (@chachisays) 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!
Posted: July 12, 2016, 11:00 pm
AC_306Weâ??re getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 305! Krause talks Samsung Gear VR after his first spin. He JUST got it out of the box in the studio! We talk about the progress of Samsung devices and Android vs Apple (itâ??s not what you think) Krause also shares his MPow Wolverine Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Dudders can't get enough of the geekery in the Hallmark ornament catalog Chilla is talking about the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 and the MX Master for multi computer use. Sorg talks Gunjack and Lands End for Samsung Gear VR More tech talk! 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 ,chillatech.net), Katie Dudas (@kdudders, Scarehouse Podcast), 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 livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST!
Posted: July 5, 2016, 11:00 pm
n this SPECIAL EDITON we gather a small panel to talk about the state of Comic Cons, Wizard Worldâ??'s Impact, and more! Will Rutherford ( www.PanelRiot.com ) and John DeGore (@diggy) discuss! Also, check out sorgatronmedia.com and awesomecast.net for more entertainment; and view us livestreaming Tuesdays around 6:30 PM EST! We give props to 3 Rivers Comiconâ??, Steel City Conâ?? and more!
Posted: June 30, 2016, 6:00 pm
We're getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 300! We're recording the show in 360 video with the Samsung Gear 360! How has Chilla's experience with it been? Katie discusses what she learned today about mobile friendly websites and a handy tool to test them. Chilla loves the concept of Google Duo. But do we need yet another app to talk? We touch on some of Google I/O's bigger announcements including Google Assistant, Allo, Google Home, and more. Twitter's new character system gives you more room. Amazon Dash is now available to do anything with! Pornhub wants to get you fit with bang.fit (NSFW) 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!
Posted: May 24, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 520, we talk all the latest headlines and more in pro wrestling, including: We look at the upcoming matches for WWE Extreme Rules! With the introduction of the Asylum Match, we wonder what it would take to have another match that defines wrestling. Do we need to watch WWE RAW and other wrestling live anymore? We learned things in wrestling this week! Help out the show with a donation! Go to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow Follow our stable on Twitter: referee and pro wrestler Alex Kahrs (power2thesmarks.com), Tonio Garza (TheWrestlingRevolution.com), Eamon Paton (@eamon2please, @inspireprowres), Mad Mike (@madmike4883), and Michael Sorg (@sorgatron, @sorgatronmedia) If you are in Pittsburgh, you got to go to Slice on Broadway and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com/Twitter: @pgh_slice) Thanks to our Awesome Patreons Bodiggity (@ajfrompgh), Antonio Garza (@TheWRevolution), Alex Kahrs (@power2thesmarks) , Ed Burke (@EdBurke37), and The Matthew and Jennifer Carlins Foundation for Podcast Betterment (@MainstreamMat and @JenCarlins)! You can support the show too at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow ! Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment! MP3 Download
Posted: May 17, 2016, 11:00 pm
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!
Posted: May 10, 2016, 11:00 pm
We're getting geeky and talking tech, social media, and more with the local nerds that use it on AwesomeCast 297! Want a chance to meet us? We'll be live at May Days in with our friends at River's Edge! Thanks to our Patreons: @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. Thanks to them, you can catch us live. Chilla is kicking things off with his Awesome Thing Of The Week and his battle of the keyboards. Alex is bringing us Amazon Primeâ?? video add-on subscriptions as his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Discussing how apps aren't as cross-platform as users think they should be. Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week takes us back to the early days of his podcasting with Talkshoe. We're checking out RingPlus Mobileâ?? - the equivalent of FreedomPopâ?? for cellphones? Chilla is sharing more home automation discussion - including Samsung in the mix. Can you imagine Dwayne The Rock Johnsonâ?? waking you up? Our Awesome Thing Of The Week is the The Rock Clock. It's a thing. Netflixâ?? knows which thumbnails you're likely to click. Have power outages? We're talking about the reset plug for your internet router. Back To the Futureâ?? finally caught up! We're talking about a jet-powered hoverboard. And, there's another guy who made a hoverbike. AT&Tâ??'s Edge network is now dead. We're not sure how to take this news. After the show remember to: Eat at Slice on Broadway - Beechviewâ?? if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com) Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla ), Alex Kahrs (@alexanderkahrs) and Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron). Thanks to our Awesome Patreonâ??s @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!
Posted: May 3, 2016, 11:00 pm
It's AwesomeCast 196 and the ladies are taking over! Katie's Awesome Thing of the Week if President Obama trying out Google Cardboard VR...with googly eyes! Cynthia's Awesome Thing is the ingenuitea for optimal caffeine creation! Missy's Awesome Thing is the Apple Watch Kardia Band to upgrade the health tracking options. App of the Week: Katie is liking WeDo for to do lists. OR try out Trello. Many of us are using it for task management! Doug sent us an update from his SlingTV experience, including Yik Yak has chat! First Response has a bluetooth capable pregnancy test...and it will entertain you with an app while you wait? We take a look at how VR Porn is made Some places are installing road level stop lights to get the attention of walking texters 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: Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey), Katie Dudas (@kdudders) & Missy Sorg (@rebelliousflaw). 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!
Posted: April 26, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week on AwesomeCast 294, weâ??re talking about awesome things in technology, including: What do we do without the internet? Our crew shares tips for your non-internet survival guide. We go down the rabbit hole discussing board games (many available to play at Looking for Group Pittsburgh!) We discuss the latest impressions of Virtual Reality and the Oculus VR with John Lange. What makes VR work in relation to the Nintendo Wii? What sorts of 360 videos can take off with the platform? How is the Orah 4i camera going to make these 360 videos more accessible The coolest Raspberry Pi Game Boy. 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: Chilla (@chilla), John Lange of Looking for Group Pittsburgh (@lfgpgh) 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!
Posted: April 12, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week on AwesomeCast 293, weâ??re talking about awesome things in technology, including: It's Podcast Day! We're going LIVE with Frank Murgia of Pittsburgh Podcast Network and Katie in studio. Chilla is joining us from Studio B. Google released the Nik Collection for free? Chilla is telling us all about his Awesome Thing Of The Week! Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week - Butt touching. (It's a robot thing.) Frank is keeping it dirty with his Awesome Thing Of The Week - an Amazon Button for condoms! Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week is Splash as a photography/video 360 option. Speaking of VR, looks like IKEA is turning your kitchen remodel into a game! We like to check out Looking For Group to play with new VR options. (You should check them out, too.) Google's new VR tool allows easy embedding of 360 content. Frank is talking about this weekend's Comedians for Cancer event. Make sure to check it out. TWIT built the ultimate gaming machine for Oculus Rift. Tesla has an affordable Model 3. (And we're a little excited.) Microsoft's mobile OS isn't windows. It's Cortana. Tip Of The Week: How do you know if a battery is dead? Bounce it off the ground! If it bounces, it's old. Because April Fools Day was a few days ago, we're sharing some internet shenanigans. 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: Chilla (@chilla), Katie (@Kdudders), Frank (@MrFrankMurgia) 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!
Posted: April 5, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week on AwesomeCast 292, weâ??re talking about awesome things in technology, including: This week, we're joined by Chachi! Which means we'll be talking videogames in addition to the usual tech talk. Thanks to our Patreons! @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow are helping bring you this week's show! Chachi's Awesome Thing Of The Week is the FBI giving Apple the "finger" with regard to the San Bernadino issues. Oculus Rift has shipped! And, the first delivery was made by its founder Palmer Luckey. Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week is the Microsoft Star Wars holographic communication. Ryan Haggerty chimes in for this week's show with a virtual 3D desktop for 360 environments. Is virtual desktop just a gimmick? Snapchat geofilters being used to find interns? It's a thing that's happening. Microsoft is learning first hand how to parent. Tay AI chat bot "grounded" after learning racism. Tinder getting into augmented reality through acqusition of humin - an intuitive address book-like app? Getting back to VR, we're talking about Pornhub getting into the space - complete with a Badoink headset. Amazon is going to show us how to make an Echo with a Raspberry Pi? Color us interested. You can check Wayne Manor and the Bat Cave on Google Maps? We're discussing the security features (or lack thereof). Pokemon fan? We're talking about how Pokemon Go is going to work on your smartphone. 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: Chachi (@chachisays) 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!
Posted: March 29, 2016, 11:00 pm
This week on AwesomeCast 286, weâ??re talking about awesome things in technology, including: Tonight Chilla, Katie and Sorg are repping the East coast and Alex Kahrs is our West coast voice! It's that time where we thank our patreons @ThistleSea and @mikefedorshow. Helping us bring you awesome things. Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week - a wireless controller for Apple products. Alex is bringing us HOWL as his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Katie is bringing Lady Gaga (more precisely her use of tech at the Grammys 2016) as her Awesome Thing Of The Week! AirDog action sport drone is Sorg's Awesome Thing Of The Week - a "tethered" drone. We're discussing Quartz for iPhone - an ongoing conversation/text app about news. We're talking about some human tissue printing options via 3D printers. Mattel is doing a 3D printer to design and create your own toys. Microsoft has the Lumia brand, and they are heading back to "low end" options. Barbie is getting a smart house with all sorts of awesome features. Tesla for kids is a thing. And, we're talking about how jealous we are of it. There is a new bluetooth in town. Sorg is sharing his thoughts on the book Follow The Geeks. 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), Alex Kahrs (@alexanderkahrs) 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!
Posted: February 17, 2016, 12:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 281, we're talking about awesome things in technology, including: Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing Of The Week - Facebook messenger chat with Miss Piggy. Chilla's sharing his CES2016 inspired Awesome Thing Of The Week - Endless low-cost PCs for the rest of the world. Sorg is sharing his thoughts on Automatic as his Awesome Thing Of The Week. Sorg is especially sold on the Year In Driving report and monthly report card from Automatic. Question Of The Day: Uber or Zip Car? App Of The Week for this week is fruit related. We're talking about Peach (@peachdotcool). We're discussing the super selfie stick the Saramonic SmartMixer. (Thanks Doug (@douglasderda).) Dudders is issuing a scavenger hunt for a good clip-on audio (bluetooth?) mic that is reasonably priced. Lyft helping senior citizens get rides to appointments without smartphones. Pour one out to Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. A Farewell Web Address is being kickstarted to free us from IE. Wonder what Watson has been doing since its Jeopardy win? It's been working on a Eat/Sleep/Exercise program. Amazon Video is filling our void during TV season breaks. What are others watching between Amazon Video and Hulu? Snapchat, Amazon, and Netflix are also streaming the State Of The Union Address. CORRECTION: Netflix is NOT streaming the State Of The Union Address. 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), Katie Dudas (@Kdudders), 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!
Posted: January 13, 2016, 12:00 am
This week on AwesomeCast 280, we're talking about awesome things in technology, including: Back from holiday hiatus and getting ready for the first Awesome Cast of the New Year with Chilla and Rob Johnston! Rob is sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week - HOVERBOARDS! Did you know our Rob is an internet star with his gif! http://gph.is/1Pv6s9f?tc=1 We can't stop watching hover board fails while we're delving into our discussion on this week's show. Chilla's Awesome Thing Of The Week is CES 2016 the Samsung Smart TV. Sorg is sharing his love of the Pebble Time update and functionality for his watch. Sorg is now sharing his Awesome Thing Of The Week the Livestream Movi camera. Return to the hoverboard discussion leads to a shoutout to our friend Lokay and his nice video. We're talking about Adobe Post and the ease of design via an app. Sorg approves. Our App Of The Week is Aipoly. Aimed at the blind it identifies objects in front of them through their phone. Question Of The Episode from Rob - Can Aipoly tell whether the dress is black and blue or white and gold? Discussing Samsung Gear VR in the real world. We're heading into some CES 2016 discussion. Star Wars watch from Sphero lets you control BB-8 with force gestures. (Geeks everywhere rejoice!) LG and Samsung are putting tablets into refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. Hmm. Amazon Dash built in with Whirlpool appliances? (Yes, please.) Our ease of access delivery service discussion has turned to Pittsburgh with talk about Postmates integration. Talking about how tech has evolved to the point it is now included as standard in our cars. 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), Rob Johnston (@RobOnTheRun) 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!
Posted: January 6, 2016, 12:00 am
AC174On AwesomeCast 174, we are talking all things awesome in technology with John Chichilla (@chilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show: Chichilla talks about and shows off the iPad Air! We discuss cloud-enabled hardware. We talk about Google Helpouts. Will it help us with hanging drywall? Find out! We talk about our first smartphones! The KitKat is out! What are its features? Does it give us a break? We give you the answers! We demonstrate and discuss OK Google on the IOS. We talk about a new application that unlocks your MAC by knocking on your iPhone! We give our friend Bobby some answers on what new computer he should buy. Make sure to catch us live at live.sorgatronmedia.com and view sorgatronmedia.com for more fun stuff!!!
Posted: November 6, 2013, 12:00 am
Posted: October 8, 2013, 8:00 pm
This week on Awesomecast 168, we talk all the hot news in technology with Norm Huelsman (@MrDirby/podcamppittsburgh.com), Big Big Design's Cynthia Closkey (@cynthiacloskey/bigbigdesign.com) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show: We talk iPhone5s! Cynthia gives a tip to get past the crazy lines for the new phone. We talk fingers! More specifically, we talk about the iPhone fingerprinting security system. Sorg demonstrates how to use the fingerprinting system. Our old friend John Chichilla talks about the iOS7 system! The cast talks more about their opinions on the iOS7 system. Cynthia talks some FaceTime audio and how it could change the phone industry. Norm talks about podcamppittsburgh.com ! Check it out! Find out what our thoughts are on iTunes radio! Cynthia shows off some gold walkmens! We talk about Microsoft's new Surface and what it brings to the table. House of Cards winning awards and if that legitimizes the NetFlix medium. Also, make sure to buy a shirt from our friends at Insert Coin To Begin (insertcointobegin.com) it helps a good cause! Check out the shirt here: teespring.com/ictb Make sure to join our newsletter! Go to sorgatronmedia.com and sign up! If you have something awesome to share, e-mail us at contact@awesomecast.com. Also, make sure to check us out live at 6:30 PM on live.sorgatronmedia.com and follow us on Twitter @awesomecast !
Posted: September 24, 2013, 10:30 pm
AC167This week on Awesomecast 167, we talk all the hot news in technology with John Chichilla (@chichilla) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show: Fan interaction! AJ (@ajkuftic) gives his response on what is going on with the iPhone and ios7 Sorg and Chichilla talk about the security changes with the new iPhones. Pimp your GoogleGlass with GPOP. Find out what we are talking about on the show. Marvel and Apple are teaming up! Find out what they are doing together and what it has to do with Jarvis. Want to download old apps on your old device? You can do it now! Check it out here and hear our cast talk about it! Buy a shirt from our friends at Insert Coin To Begin (insertcointobegin.com) it helps a good cause! Check out the shirt here: teespring.com/ictb Chichilla talks some more about the ios7! How significant are the changes? Find out! Can your phone give you motion sickness? Maybe! Chichilla demonstrates how you can get sick with your phone! Siri has finally grown up! Chichilla and Sorg talk about how much she has grown up! The cast talks tethering in Google and IOS. How can piracy actually help companies make money? We talk about how it can! Sorg talks a little more about Chromecast! Does he like it? Find out! Make sure to join our newsletter! Go to sorgatronmedia.com and sign up! If you have something awesome to share, e-mail us at contact@awesomecast.com. Also, make sure to check us out live at 6:30 PM on live.sorgatronmedia.com and follow us on Twitter @awesomecast !
Posted: September 17, 2013, 10:00 pm
AC161This week on Awesomecast 161, our panel includes a late arriving AJ Kuftic (@ajkuftic) John Chichilla (@chilla), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). Sorg ordered a mini surge protector. This leads into talk about Chilla and Sorg using devices while traveling. Awesomecast comes up with a sweet app idea. Find out what it is. The cast talks about Chromecast and what it can and cannot do. Solar panel laptops. Is this the way of most electronic devices in the future? See more here: http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/06/sol-solar-powered-ubuntu-laptop/ Chilla demonstrates a bluetooth stylist. He explains how this is great for work. Chilla shows off a Bluetooth keyboard. It allows three device connections at once! Only three!?! Move over generic taser, Armstar is here! http://www.armstar.net/ The Frogpad and what it can do is discussed. AJ's awesome thing of the week is for those young parents. It is Baby Connect. It is a good way for the family to keep track of a young child. AJ tests out GoogleGlass in studio. Check out his reaction. AJ e-mails Chilla from GoogleGlass. If you have something awesome to share, e-mail us at contact@awesomecast.com. Also, make sure to check us out live at 7 PM on live.sorgatronmedia.com and follow us on Twitter @awesomecast ! Miss a link? Want to see what we didnâ??t get to? Check the Show Notes! MP3 Download Trouble viewing? Try on YouTube
Posted: August 6, 2013, 11:00 pm
This week, Sorg is joined by Jen Houtz, Chris Unger and Missy Sorg as the ladies return! But the massive thunderstorm took out our studio, so we huddled around an iPhone to record this week's very girlie edition as we talk about the Fitbit, scientific workouts, Evernote, the gender gap in science and video games, breast feeding on Facebook, Instagram Video, and more! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST. Miss a link? Want to see what we didn't get to? Check the Show Notes!
Posted: June 25, 2013, 11:00 pm
This week Sorg and Chachi are joined by Norm Huelsman as we talk WWDC and the new iOS 7, Mac OS X Mavericks, E3 and the back and forth between Xbox, Sony, and no Nintendo in sight, really. Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: June 11, 2013, 11:00 pm
This week Sorg and Chachi are joined by Jim Lokay and Will Rutherford to talk disconnecting from technology, your role with social media, the super useful setup on FIOS, Xbox being sneaky, and more! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST. Miss a link? Check out the Show Notes.
Posted: May 28, 2013, 11:00 pm
This week Sorg and Chachi are joined by Chilla to talk Windows Blue upgrades, Blackberryâ??s latest play at BBM on iOS, Raspberry Pi robots, 3d printed Zelda stuff, and new keyless entry systems! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST. Miss a link? Check out the Show Notes.
Posted: May 14, 2013, 11:00 pm
This week Sorg and Chachi, are joined by Rizz to talk about Vince, An alternative to Skype, The Nokia N-Gage and other Gaming Phones, The Steve Jobs Movie , CNET and CES, The WWE App failure, and so much more! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: February 6, 2013, 12:00 am
This week Sorg, and Chachi, and Rob are joined by Mike Munz to talk about Xbox Smart Glass, Black Ops II Problems, Navy Seals in hot water, Google + and Missed Elections, Air B&B used for good, Apple's Blue Sky initiative and so much more!, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com!
Posted: November 14, 2012, 12:00 am
It's Podcamp Week! Sorg, and Chachi, are joined by Norm Huelsman of itwixie.com to talk about what's going on at Podcamp, they also talk about, iPad great and small, Zynga's sneaky layoff move, and so much more! So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: October 23, 2012, 11:00 pm
Sorg, Chachi, Rob and Fuzzwad are talking about The Big Picture for Steam, On the Razor's Edge with Motorola, Kindle Fire in Glorious HD, Children's Tablets (non chewable) High Tech Helmets, Piracy and more! So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 11, 2012, 11:00 pm
The boys are back for this week's episode as we talk this week's things geek. On this week's show the guys offer some support for The Scare House's SXSW panel push, more of Sorg's Kickstarter love, Microsoft Surface, RealPlayer, Google Hangout studio mode, App.Net, and Terms of Service simplified. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ESTon live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: August 14, 2012, 11:00 pm
Frank Chynoweth and AJ Kuftic join Sorg, and Chachi for this week's episode as we talk this week's things geek. On this week's show the guys talk iPad/iPhone cases, troll patrol, Mat Honan hacked and the importance of backing your shiz up. We wrap up the show with a discussion of the Mars rover and some commentary regarding NBC's Olympic coverage. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ESTon live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: August 7, 2012, 11:00 pm
Frank Chynoweth joins Rob, Sorg, and Chachi for this week's episode as we talk this week's things geek. On this week's show the guys talk phone glam with a glowy iPhone case and a local Pittsburgh artist's rendition TMNT iPhone case, journalism and the problems faced with twitter, the Olympic games meet social media, and Uplay's potentially harmful software among other things. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ESTon live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: July 31, 2012, 11:00 pm
PodCamp organizer and all-around awesome guy, Norm Huelsman joins Rob, Sorg, and Chachi for this week's episode as we talk this week's things geek. On this week's show the guys talk tequila, PodCamp Pittsburgh kick-off event, more awesome Kickstarter projects, buyouts, acquisitions, and freebies among other things. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ESTon live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: July 24, 2012, 11:00 pm
This week, AJ Kuftic returns to the show as we analyze the WWDC 2012 announcements, and what it all means as we look at the new Macbook Pro, updates to the Macbook Air, Mac Pros, iOS 6, Mountain Lion, and more. We also take a look at Verizon's newly announced data sharing plans and if they even matter, because they don't seem to save you money, and the legal battle The Oatmeal is finding itself in. All of this and more! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: June 12, 2012, 11:00 pm
We are back to basics as Rob de la Cretaz returns after his New Orleans trip to talk E3. We break down Xbox Smart Glass, WiiU's controller methods, and try to figure out how Sony's Wonderbook is good for anyone. All of this and more! Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST onlive.sorgatronmedia.com! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: June 5, 2012, 11:00 pm
We are joined by fellow insertcointobegin.com staffer Frank Chynoweth, AKA @Fuzzwad, as we talk about the news fit to pontificate, including Google finally pushing an update to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the first video from Google Glass prototypes, Googleâ??s new Chromebook and Chromebox, Facebook wants to dabble in phones, browsers, and home invasions, Russians want to go to the moonâ?¦baseâ?¦, Obama wants some online updates, Steve Ballmerâ??s sweet 80 inch Windows 8 tablet, and the guy who squatted at AOL Palo Alto to get his start up off the ground. Join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST on live.sorgatronmedia.com!
Posted: May 29, 2012, 11:00 pm
We are joined by our very own Burgher in Beantown, Jim Lokay this week. The show kicks off with a touching story about a man, and his iPad's journey throughout the Northeast. That heartwrenching story is followed-up by an e-mail from our Southern compatriot, AJ, as we do an East Coast comparison of cable service. In a related story, we touch upon news of Comcast raising their data caps in test markets. While we're on the topic of customer service and data usages, we segue into discussions of AT&T and Verizon reworking their "grandfathered" data plans. And, we wrap things up with some lighterhearted stories about saving money on a more accurate Kinect-like device for the XBox, and about Space X's first launch over the weekend. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: May 22, 2012, 11:00 pm
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined by a couple of the longer running guests, Mike Pound and Cynthia Closkey. We touch on everything from Xbox 360 $99 subs, what could save Nintendo, the Google Maps Cube game, Discovery purchasing Revision3, Hulu's anti cord cutting measures, Kinect holograms, Google Hangout On Air launches, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: May 9, 2012, 12:30 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are revisiting the iTunes in app purchasing and kids matter with new lawsuits surfacing, the Internet Hall of Fame, James Cameron, and others, going to space to mine asteroids, and where the space program has gone, and Google Driveâ??s just launched and itâ??s already making some people mad. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: April 24, 2012, 11:00 pm
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg get feedback on the Windows Phone and Google Glass discussions from the week before, dive into a first look at what CISPA is about, talk about cord cutting and the culture shift happening along with it, Hulu Plusâ??s 2 Million subscribers, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: April 17, 2012, 11:30 pm
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined by Will Rutherford of Monster Haiku, Thoughtful Riot, and Wrestling Mayhem Show to talk about cancer robots, the $1 Billion Instagram purchase by Facebook, Robâ??s tip for departing Instagram, Lumina 900 flubbed launch, Marvelâ??s play at Augmented Reality and Digital first comics, Netflix and Pandora blocking at work, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:00 pm
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are back again for this weekâ??s episode. We even get a sneak peek at Robâ??s work facilities, as heâ??s live from the undisclosed location of awesome! Prior to today, Instagram has been populated by IOS users â?? but today, the Android market is taking over. And, itâ??s driving Rob nuts! We find out that Sorg is picky about who he follows on Twitter. With the recent news about Ashton Kutcher being picked to portray Steve Jobs, we of course have to make a mention of it. Foursquare revokes location API for an app that searches for girls in the vicinity. Flooding in Taiwan and the earthquake in Japan have apparently caused prices of hard drives to sky rocket, making Sorg angry. Used technology, including phones and game consoles with hard drives, can be â??hackedâ?? for personal information. Terror cells are using XBox for its private party services. More great content creators coming to YouTube (and this makes Sorg unrealistically excited). Mr. Handyman (Rob) also points out the Craftsman online videos and resources that are available. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: April 3, 2012, 11:00 pm
It's Ladies' Night on AwesomeCast! Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined by Chris Unger, Jen Houtz, and Missy Sorg for this week's episode. We start off the show with a brief discussion about the lack of ladies in tech. In our search for current lady tech stories, we stumble upon a notable article from a year ago touching upon women in tech. From there we move to the XBox Live update which opens TV content like HBO to the XBox community, and Comcast's streaming XBox video without counting against the data cap. With the draw of Draw Something, we can't go without mentioning the Zynga scoop up of OMGPOP. From a revived discussion of the do not track initiative push, to a Facebook suicide, to employers requiring employees to turn over their FB login information, we turn the discussion back to Facebook and its ever present status in the changing face of social media protocol. So check it out. And, if you like it, join us live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. EST. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: March 27, 2012, 11:00 pm
Sorg and Chachi are back and joined in studio by Ben Paul of CommuniTeach to talk about the concept and how the site came to be. Bryan Snyder joins us once again as well as we discuss his thoughts on Windows 8 so far, whether Onlive Desktop is in trouble with Microsoft licenses, and just how complicated they can get, weather the latest iPad is worth it, and the status symbols they represent, whether T-Mobile's want for killing subsidies will matter, the addiction that is Draw Something, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: March 13, 2012, 11:00 pm
Sorg and Rob are joined by Shawn Graham and Norm Huelsman as we talk about the iPad announcement coming up next week, revisit Pinterest with a particular comparison to Tumblr, talk about Norm's stolen phone and AT&T's response, how an AT&T customer (not Norm) fought AT&T and won, and more! As an added bonus, the guys (with some assistance from the newly titled intern, Missy) talk to Justin Mares from Roommatefit.com, a current Alpha Lab company, to discuss the E-Harmony-like roommate selection application for freshman. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: February 29, 2012, 12:00 am
Chachi, and Sorg are joined by the newly minted Jersey Boy, cartoonist and animator Mulango Akpo-Esambe as we tackle the tough topics. Tough topics like Korea putting time limits and curfews on gaming, thoughts on the Playstation Vita, the latest efforts by Comcast to combat Netflix, and what chance it has, Google's security issues, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: February 22, 2012, 12:00 am
Missy, Chachi, and Sorg are spending Valentine's Day with the AwesomeCast audience as talk about the news, as they convince the worthwhileness of Pinterest, whether Myspace's resurgance matters, Sorg beats someone's score on Angry Birds Facebook, Mattel's iPad play, Nebraska trying real hard to be techie, and dirty music ways... Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are absorbing all of the CES news along with fellow gadget enthusiasts AJ Kuftic and John Chichilla as we talk Microsoftâ??s positioning, Cloud computing, Myspace in your TVs, GoogleTV in the rest of your TVs, Onlive Desktop, Windows Metro, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: January 11, 2012, 12:00 am
Chachi, and Sorg are back in the new year, and joined by Bryan Snyder to talk all the tech news fit to talk about. We talk with Tom Rockwell, AKA Devo Spice, about his Kickstarter to put out a new iOS game, what Godaddy and SOPA mean to the average user, what some industrious hackerz are looking to do to get above the SOPA situation, whether Google+ is working out for everyone, Internet Explorer 6 is finally gone...or is it? and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: January 4, 2012, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are all in studio and joined by Norm Huelsman of iTwixie, the recently relocated Jim Lokay, and Josh Sager. We start to drink and reminisce on the year, and what could be in store for 2012 in some surprisingly serious tech talk. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST. Note: AwesomeCast is on hiatus until the new year! See you guys when we return live on Tuesday, January 3 on live.awesomecast.com!
Posted: December 21, 2011, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are tackling a slow news week and talking about the new Xbox update, Ultraviolet's troubles, what's missing to make you want to use small businesses, barcode scanners, Hulu face match, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: December 14, 2011, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined by AJ Kuftic to talk Xbox updates, EA online codes expire, the death of the compact disc, the validity of the Amazon Kindle's success, and who needs in, Spotify's apps fall flat, Carrier IQ isn't that big of a deal, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: December 7, 2011, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined in studio by Josh Sager to talk about the "death" of Flash in his field, why Joe Lieberman is so sad, iTunes Match experiences, Google blocking pirates in some ways, Siri hacks, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: November 30, 2011, 12:00 am
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined again by Norm Huelsman, Marketing Manager at Alphalab alumni iTwixie as we tackle feedback, take a look at our demo of Ubi Soft's upcoming Shoot Many Robots, decide on if we're going to watch the Steve Jobs book, whether Android's Ice Cream Sandwich update will matter, Netflix's latest subscriber woes, iOS 5 issues, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: October 25, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob, Chachi, and Sorg are joined by AJ to talk about the bungling of Netflix, the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 promises, Facebook finally arriving on iPad, and we look at the effect of the passing of Uncle Steve... Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: October 11, 2011, 11:00 pm
Without trusty co-host Rob, the ACasters experiment by bringing in chat roomers on Google Hangout. They help as we answer your email to tackle the Amazon Kindle vs iPad, the government making your streaming a crime, learning what "Let's Play" videos are, who's taking your 3D glasses away, TV on your Xbox, and some little thing called an iPhone 4S.
Posted: October 4, 2011, 11:00 pm
We are live from Podcamp Pittsburgh 6! Rob, Mike, and Chachi are surly tonight, and laying into Netflix and Quickster's separation, why Amazon's new Prime video announcement and Android tablet will not matter, updates to Google + and Facebook, Chachi's tech disappointment list, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 27, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz, and Michael Sorg and Tony â??Chachiâ?? Walker have invited on a Baltimore Comic Con booth neighbor, DJ Cutman, developer of the finest in chiptune beats. We talk to him about his process, what is a chiptune, the whole video game music scene, reception, and much more! We also tackle some of the stories and discussions or the week including GameStop's prospective Android tablet, how is Nintendo really doing, a Flash game pushing iOS to the limits, Kevin Smith's new movie model, and does Apple have a case against Samsung's Tab? Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 13, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz, and Michael Sorg and Tony â??Chachiâ?? Walker are joined by Baltimore Comic Con booth mate Mulango Akpo-Esambe of Mangtoons.com and TheCCSquared.com to talk about the Steve Jobs departure, iPhones for everyone, Google+ hates Mr. Rogeers, Gamestop getting into our boxes, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: August 30, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz, and Michael Sorg and Tony â??Chachiâ?? Walker are joined by fellow Podcamp Pittsburgh organizer, and new employee at iTwixie.com, Norm Huelsman to talk tech about where the iPhone is going, comic books going digital after the Baltimore Comic Con, the downfall of HP's PC division and WebOS, Wordpress security, and much more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: August 23, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz, and Michael Sorg and Tony "Chachi" Walker are talking tech, including the Fox/ABC Hulu delays, whether video game consoles are dieing, Google buys Motorola Mobility, HTC's brand problem, and we wonder about the internet and our rights in the wake of the London riots and BART situations. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audioformats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: August 16, 2011, 11:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz,and Mike Sorg are on with our old friend Tony "Chachi" Walker. And we're catching up with the latest on RockMelt, Firesheep, GoogleTV, Windows Phone, Skyfire, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook,, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audioformats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: November 10, 2010, 12:00 am
Rob de la Cretaz,and Mike Sorg are fresh off an exhausting shoot with The Baristas, and have welcomed back our first ever guest, Mike Pound AKA Uncle Crappy! We hash out the details from last week's Back to the Mac event, including the Macbook Air, Mac App Store, and iLife? We hit up how the GoogleTV is fairing, the Playstation Phone, Nook Color, and Uncle Crappy shares his experience with Pennsylvania's new automated wine kiosk. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook,, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST. And make sure to check out ReddUpThreadUp.com for the Pittsburgh area clothing swap, if youâ??re in the neighborhood!
Posted: October 27, 2010, 12:00 am
The AwesomeCast is ramped up again! Rob de la Cretaz, Tony "Chachi Says" Walker and Mike Sorg are ready to dig into the dirty, dirty tech news for the week, along with a friend in the Pittsburgh tech community, Mike Woycheck of the Alphalab. We talk to him about what this tech incubator has to offer new recruits, and it's latest cycle of applications. We also run down the new Twitter, the Blackberry Playbook, Windows Phone 7's ad campaign, bad news for French pirates, wiretapping extensions to the internet, and Mark Zuckerburg's swimming pool of money. Check out all of our links on our Delicious page. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook,, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both video and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 28, 2010, 11:00 pm
It's Podcamp Pittsburgh time! After Sorg's Video Podcasting 201, we decided to do a little more show and tell and show them our show in person! For the first time, Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg get to be awesome in one room together! We are also joined by an allstar cast! Tony "Chachi" Walker joins us with a little bit of a crowd participation experiment! DJLunchbox Will Rutherford joins us and gets his just violence in true Podcamp historical fashion via Jennie Roth! "Uncle Crappy" Mike Pound talks with us about his thoughts on Podcamp! Unicorns! Guest callers! Craziness! It's a fun show about social media community people! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in bothvideo and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 19, 2010, 6:00 pm
Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg are back to a decent hour of the day, and they'be brought back Chachi, fresh off his new video show launch, and introduce Norm Huelsman, an instrumental co-organizer of Podcamp Pittsburgh 5, and blogger at Casual Magic and his own blog. We talk the Apple TV, and what it means for internet TV, the new iPods, Apple's Ping, Brightkite's corporate play, Duke Nukem Fornever, and Pirate Bay's movie hopes. All this and we talk about leading up to Podcamp Pittsburgh and Chachi's big dreams. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in bothvideo and audio formats, as well as YouTube, Boxee, Roku, and Blip.tv! As always, you can chime in with news, thoughts, or comments at Contact@AwesomeCast.com or 724-25-A-CAST.
Posted: September 7, 2010, 11:00 pm
Itâ??s episode nine of the AwesomeCast! Our hosts Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg are online, and are joined by Chris Maverick of Cosmic Hellcatsand ElseWorld to talk about Photography in a world where we all have access to it on our cellphones and pocket devices. We also have a chance to talk about Apple's new hardware, the Flipbook controversy, Samsung's Galaxy givaway, legalized Jailbreaking, and the secret tethering app. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audio formats, as well as YouTube and Blip.tv! This weekâ??s Audible Pick: FREE: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson Get this book free at www.audiblepodcast.com/sorgatronmedia
Posted: July 27, 2010, 11:00 pm
Itâ??s episode eight of the AwesomeCast! Our hosts Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg are online, and ready to give apologies out left and right. But no bumpers in sight. We're joined, once again, by AJ Kuftic to talk about the fallout of Apple's big press conference, the backlash from other smartphone makers, the Wired article about ATT and Apple, Droid X, Android as a platform, Nokia in Europe, Sorg complains about the App Store, and much, much more. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audio formats, as well as YouTube and Blip.tv! This weekâ??s Audible Pick: Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith Get this book free at www.audiblepodcast.com/sorgatronmedia
Posted: July 20, 2010, 11:00 pm
Itâ??s episode six of the AwesomeCast! Our hosts Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg had some disagreements with Skype and bringing in their scheduled guest Andy Quayle (but check out his sites!), but Chachi is on hand to talk about the news and notes from a slow news week, as we talk about Apple's recent iPhone and App Store woes, Netflix's new deal with Relativity Media, Tapulous, Best Buy hating cute bears, and a small discussion about our shrinking computers. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter,Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audio formats, as well as YouTube and Blip.tv! This weekâ??s Audible Pick: The Way We're Working Isn't Working: How Intense Focus and Frequent Renewal Fuel Great Performance By Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes Get this book free at www.audiblepodcast.com/sorgatronmedia
Posted: July 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
Itâ??s episode four of the AwesomeCast! Our hosts Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg are joined by AJ Kuftic, a Pittsburgh area IT Professional. Bot Rob and AJ have the shiny new iPhone 4 in hand and are ready to show them off and let us know how difficult, or not, it was to get them. We also talk a bit about Hulu Plus, Google Me,Digg 4, Windows 8, and more! Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter,Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us on iTunes in both videoand audio formats, as well as YouTube and Blip.tv! This weekâ??s Audible Pick: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan Get this book free at www.audiblepodcast.com/sorgatronmedia
Posted: June 29, 2010, 11:00 pm
Itâ??s episode four of the AwesomeCast! Our hosts Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg are joined by John Carman of the G Spod to talk about the state of Podcastingâ?¦on a Podcast, as well as the news of the week, including the impending OnLive service and Forceteck XIO from E3, the iOS4 and iPhone 4 launches this week, ThinkGeekâ??s problem with Unicorn Meat, and more. Join the AwesomeCast on Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and be sure to follow us soon on iTunes in both videoand audio formats!
Posted: June 22, 2010, 11:00 pm
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Posted: June 15, 2010, 11:00 pm