AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

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Pinterest the Porcupine | AwesomeCast 373
Nov 14 • 54 min
Bobby Cherry joins us on the big purple couch to talk this week’s tech news with Katie Dudas, Mike Sorg, and John Chichilla. This week’s topics include: Bobby is sharing Cards Against Humanity as his Awesome Thing of the Week. Cards Against Humanity is…
Face Lasers | AwesomeCast 372
Nov 7 • 60 min
Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge (and soon-to-be The Metal Edge) joins Sorg and Chilla to talk about this week’s tech news. Of note, they’re talking about: Brian is sharing some news about The Metal Edge! We’re learning things – like Pittsburgh has the…
The Cheese Is On The Bottom | AwesomeCast 371
Oct 31 • 55 min
It’s Halloween – but, that doesn’t stop Podcast Day! We’ve got a stash of candy on the street for passing trick-or-treaters as Krause, Katie, and Sorg talk this week’s tech news, including: Krause has his Awesome Thing of the Week – his Pixel 2XL. Also…
Big Adobe Server in the Cloud | AwesomeCast 370
Oct 24 • 57 min
We’re joined by Alex Kahrs this week. With both Alex and Chilla joining us remotely, Sorg is in studio with producer Missy and a Slice on Broadway pizza to themselves as we talk this week’s tech news, including: Hey guys, did YOU know iTunes is now Apple…
Irrational Fear of Data Loss | AwesomeCast 369
Oct 17 • 61 min
We’re joined by Aaron Watson of Going Deep With Aaron Watson this week. He’s in studio with Sorg, Chilla, and Katie as we’re talking this week’s tech news, including: Katie is bringing us some Halloween upgrades to Pokemon with spooky Pokemon! Sorg may…
This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Chromebook | AwesomeCast 368
Oct 10 • 51 min
Sorg and Chilla are keeping it real this week, as they’re talking this week’s tech news, including: We’ve made updates to streaming quality. You’d never notice Chilla’s not in studio – except he has no Slice. Start at the $20 Executive Level on Patreon…
Hop A Rocket | AwesomeCast 367
Oct 4 • 66 min
Cynthia Closkey of Shift Collaborative joins us in studio this week. She talks with Sorg, Katie, and Chilla about this week’s tech news, including: Cynthia is giving us a quick share about what she’s up to at Shift Collaborative. Catch her AwesomeChat…
Our Annual Blackberry Update with Frank Murgia | AwesomeCast 366
Sep 26 • 57 min
Frank Murgia of Pittsburgh Podcast Network joins Sorg and Chilla this week. Frank always keeps it real when he’s in studio with Blackberry updates and notes on paper. This week, our tech and gadget gurus are talking about: Frank is sharing an Awesome…
Who Doesn’t Want To Do Yoga Over A Frozen Body? | AwesomeCast 365
Sep 19 • 55 min
Chris Whitlatch joins Sorg and Chilla this week. In addition to some of the things he's working on with the Mon Valley Alliance, he's also working on an interesting project in Pittsburgh. The guys are otherwise talking about some interesting things in…
The Lowercase “i”s | AwesomeCast 364
Sep 12 • 55 min
This week we’ve got Susan and Vance of Ohio Linuxfest in studio to share some news about their event at the end of the month. We’ve also got our usual cast of characters with Sorg, Katie, and Chilla as we talk about the obvious things – Apple updates!…
I Think I’m a Twizzler? | AwesomeCast 363
Sep 5 • 50 min
This week we’ve got James Deighan of Megacat Studios in studio, and he brings a friend from Sorg’s other world (the Wrestling Mayhem Show) with him. It’s a great chat with them and our usual suspects, Sorg and Chilla, as they talk about: Otherwise, James…
Windows Hipster | AwesomeCast 362
Aug 29 • 49 min
We’ve got Ron “Krazy” Krause in studio this week joining Sorg and Katie, with Chilla reporting in from Studio C. They’re talking some of the current tech news, including: Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week. It involves cats and Backblaze. PSA:…
Code for Destroying Friendships | AwesomeCast 361
Aug 22 • 46 min
This week Marta Napoleone Mazzoni stops in between her worldly travels to join us on the big purple couch! All settled in, she’s ready to talk some tech with Sorg and Chilla, including: Chilla is giving some tips to fix trucks parking in front of the…
Dropbox Hoarder | AwesomeCast 360
Aug 15 • 55 min
We’re LIVE with the YaJagoff John Chamberlin, Chilla and Sorg. John is just off a wirlwind trip following last week’s Red Bull Flugtag, and is ready to talk some chat and Pittsburgh, including: John admits he’s here because of the Slice on Broadway pizza.…
Mystery Box | AwesomeCast 359
Aug 8 • 45 min
Buzzy Torek of Epicast joins Katie on the big purple couch this week. They’re chatting some tech news with Sorg and our awesome chat room, including: We’re LIVE with this week’s tech talk with Buzzy of Epicast and Katie. Buzzy is talking some music…
Debate Over the Brick Wall | AwesomeCast
Aug 1 • 61 min
We’re comparing new studio spaces with Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge this week! Sorg, Chilla and Brian are bringing you the week’s tech news including: Apparently we have a wall in our future? Did you miss the Big Purple Couch Parade? Check out our…
Live from Broadway Ave | AwesomeCast 357
Jul 25 • 51 min
It’s the first AwesomeCast from the NEW Sorgatron Media Studio on Broadway Ave in Pittsburgh! Chilla, Sorg and Mike Pound are talking all the week’s tech news including: Chilla is celebrating to the countdown to the death of Adobe Flash! Mike Pound is…
Climbing Aboard the A-Train | AwesomeCast 356
Jul 18 • 55 min
It’s the last episode in the current Mayhem Studio! We’ll be in our new digs on Broadway Avenue for next week. But, until then, join Sorg, Chilla, and Katie as they talk what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 356, including: We’re having a couch…
Parsing with Yik Yak | AwesomeCast 355
Jul 11 • 60 min
We’re counting down the days in Mayhem Studio before moving to our fancy new studio space! Join Sorg, Chilla, and Katie as they talk what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 355, including: Sorg has a rundown of devices you can run Doom on as his…
Inside Sauce | AwesomeCast 354
Jun 27 • 59 min
We've got a full studio this week as Kim Lyons joins us on the couch! Sorg is back behind the desk, and Katie and Chilla take up their respective spots around the Slice on Broadway pizza box. It can only mean we're ready to talk what's new in tech this…
Go On Without Me | AwesomeCast 353
Jun 20 • 32 min
Sorg is in the middle of nowhere this week, so we’re back on Google Hangouts with him, Chilla and Katie. The gang talks what’s new in tech this week for AwesomeCast 353, including: Katie is talking about her Awesome Thing of the Week with Instagram replay…
Teraflops | AwesomeCast 352
Jun 13 • 50 min
Sorg is back in studio, and we’re getting creative due to an internet service outage. We’re not going to let it stop us from talking about what’s new in tech this week – including some E3 chat! Chilla joins Sorg for a little extra geeky AwesomeCast 352,…
Return of the Mac | AwesomeCast 351
Jun 6 • 68 min
Sorg is on the road this week, but that’s not going to stop us from talking about this week’s tech news. Chilla and Katie join in to bring us this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 351, including: Katie is sharing her Awesome Thing of the Week – and it…
Flying the Awesome Skies | AwesomeCast 350
May 30 • 41 min
This week, the boys are back! Sorg and Chilla are joined by Will Rutherford – as he makes his return to Podcast Day. The crew shares some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 350, including: Chilla is sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week – an Apple…
Promised Porn | AwesomeCast 349
May 23 • 57 min
Sorg returns to bring us our regularly scheduled podcast day!. This week, he is joined by Chilla, and Katie – as well as special guest, Mike Pound (aka Uncle Crappy). The crew is talking about some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 349, including:…
AIY Is The New DIY | AwesomeCast 348
May 9 • 52 min
Sorg, Chilla, and Katie are talking about some of this week’s tech news for AwesomeCast 348, including: We’re turning down the geek knob a little and getting into this week’s Awesome Cast (Special Edition). Shout out to our Pittsburgh Marathon peeps as…
De-Fruit Your Life | AwesomeCast 347
May 3 • 60 min
Sorg, Chilla, and Krause are talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology for AwesomeCast 347, including: We’re sharing our Awesome Thing of the Week items. Krause is sharing Mpow bluetooth headphones. Chilla is living in the future and…
Decepticon Bag | AwesomeCast 346
Apr 26 • 55 min
Sorg, Chilla and Katie are joined by Ryan Haggerty of Haggerty Media this week for AwesomeCast 346. The crew is talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including: Remember to check out this week’s AwesomeChat with Ashleigh Deemer…
Don’t Eat the Raspberry Pi | AwesomeCast 345
Apr 18 • 61 min
The prodigal daughter, Katie, returns this week to keep Sorg and Chilla in check while Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge joins us for AwesomeCast 345. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including: Brian is talking…
Roomba Fight Club | AwesomeCast 344
Apr 12 • 51 min
Sorg and Chilla are on their own for AwesomeCast 343. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including: We start off the show with Chilla and the Iron Man helmet! He is giving Robert Downey Jr. a run for his money Sorg is…
Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom | AwesomeCast 343
Apr 4 • 52 min
Sorg and Chilla are on their own for AwesomeCast 343. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:AC Hey guys…WE MOVED! Awesome Cast is now over at www.AwesomeCast.COM! (Still have the .net so don’t worry.) It’s time…
Internet of the Brain | AwesomeCast 342
Mar 29 • 60 min
Sorg and Chilla are joined by Kenny Chen of Ascender for AwesomeCast 342 talking about awesome things in technology, including:AC Kenny is telling us about what he does at Ascender. Cool guy doing cool things. It’s time for Chilla’s Awesome Thing of the…
Angry iPhone | AwesomeCast 341
Mar 21 • 59 min
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…
Sassy AI | AwesomeCast 340
Mar 13 • 75 min
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…
Scooby Doo Endings | AwesomeCast 339
Mar 7 • 58 min
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.…
Sobbing Journalists | AwesomeCast 338
Feb 28 • 58 min
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.…
Sorgcopter | AwesomeCast 337
Feb 21 • 59 min
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…
Get Your Jigglypuff On | AwesomeCast 336
Feb 14 • 56 min
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…
Collegiate Battle Bots | AwesomeCast 335
Feb 7 • 55 min
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…
Alt Gov Rundown | AwesomeCast 334
Jan 31 • 56 min
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…
Make America Kittens Again | AwesomeCast 333
Jan 24 • 66 min
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…
Man of All Media: AwesomeCast 332: Man of All Media
Jan 18 • 50 min
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…
12 Pounds of Intel Core | AwesomeCast 331
Jan 10 • 59 min
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.…
A Love Affair With Alexa | AwesomeCast 330
Jan 3 • 60 min
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…
Right Behind The Cutting Edge | AwesomeCast 329
Dec 21, 2016 • 53 min
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…
AwesomeCast 328: AwesomeCast Compendium
Dec 13, 2016 • 62 min
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…
Two Weeks of Awesome | AwesomeCast 327
Dec 6, 2016 • 59 min
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…
AwesomeCast Special: Thailand Check In
Nov 30, 2016 • 13 min
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!…
Awesomely Thankful Things | AwesomeCast 326
Nov 22, 2016 • 63 min
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…
The Apparent Return of the Butt Peach | AwesomeCast 325
Nov 15, 2016 • 67 min
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.…
Get Out the Vote | AwesomeCast 324
Nov 8, 2016 • 60 min
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…
Awkward Poses | AwesomeCast 323
Nov 1, 2016 • 62 min
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…
The Nintendo We Always Wanted | AwesomeCast 322
Oct 25, 2016 • 52 min
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…
Episode 329: Don’t put your solar panel in my back yard | AwesomeCast 321
Oct 18, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Episode 324: Self Driving Student Driver | AwesomeCast 317
Sep 20, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Episode 322: iPhone 7 is for future people | AwesomeCast 315
Sep 8, 2016 • 59 min
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…
Episode 321: Google+ is dead. Long live Google+! | AwesomeCast 314
Aug 30, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Episode 320: Have you worn a Onesie lately? | AwesomeCast 313
Aug 23, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Episode 319: Google Has Failed This Podcast | AwesomeCast 312
Aug 16, 2016 • 62 min
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+…
Episode 317: State of Podcasting: Podcamp Pittsburgh 11
Aug 13, 2016 • 49 min
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…
Episode 316: AwesomeCast 311: iPhone Hunter
Aug 9, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Episode 315: AwesomeCast 310: I played it with my zombies
Aug 2, 2016 • 66 min
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?? ,…
Episode 312: AwesomeCast 307: Pokemon Safe Out There!
Jul 12, 2016 • 77 min
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…
Episode 311: AwesomeCast 306: Death Star Christmas in July
Jul 5, 2016 • 67 min
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…
Episode 310: AwesomeCast: Comic Cons Special
Jun 30, 2016 • 38 min
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…
Episode 303: AwesomeCast 300: 360 Degrees of Awesome
May 24, 2016 • 74 min
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…
Episode 302: AwesomeCast 299: Have Studio, Will Travel
May 17, 2016 • 69 min
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…
Episode 301: AwesomeCast 298: It Starts With Viv
May 10, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Episode 300: Awesomecast 297: Rock Clock
May 3, 2016 • 58 min
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…
Episode 299: AwesomeCast 296: Ladies Night
Apr 26, 2016 • 65 min
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…
Episode 297: AwesomeCast 294: Roughing It
Apr 12, 2016 • 74 min
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…
Episode 296: AwesomeCast 293: It’s All About the VR, Baby
Apr 5, 2016 • 72 min
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…
Episode 295: AwesomeCast 292: I Am Iron Man (Because I Have a Virtual Desktop)
Mar 29, 2016 • 69 min
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…
Episode 289: AwesomeCast 286: Barbie Wants a Chilla House
Feb 16, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Episode 283: AwesomeCast 281: Everything is Peachy
Jan 12, 2016 • 75 min
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…
Episode 282: AwesomeCast 280: Hide ‘n Seek With BB-8
Jan 5, 2016 • 92 min
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 -…
Episode 174: AwesomeCast 174: Just Buy a Blackberry
Nov 5, 2013 • 84 min
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…
Episode 170: AwesomeCast 170: Podcamp Pittsburgh 8
Oct 8, 2013 • 36 min
Episode 168: AwesomeCast 168: Picky Nitwits
Sep 24, 2013 • 72 min
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!…
Episode 167: AwesomeCast 167: Siri Motion Sickness
Sep 17, 2013 • 73 min
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…
Episode 161: AwesomeCast 161: Blueteeth
Aug 6, 2013 • 81 min
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…
Episode 155: AwesomeCast 155: Why Are Boobs So Offensive?
Jun 25, 2013 • 36 min
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…
Episode 153: AwesomeCast 153: ALL OF THE CONFERENCES!!!1!111
Jun 11, 2013 • 56 min
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!…
Episode 151: AwesomeCast 151: Nice Rack
May 28, 2013 • 62 min
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…
Episode 149: AwesomeCast 149: Bumpinâ?? Since 2009
May 14, 2013 • 63 min
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…
Episode 135: AwesomeCast 135: CES Truckstop
Feb 5, 2013 • 60 min
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…
Episode 127: AwesomeCast 127: Furry Cruises
Nov 13, 2012 • 49 min
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…
Episode 124: AwesomeCast 124: Putting out for Apple
Oct 23, 2012 • 49 min
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…
Episode 118: AwesomeCast 118: Stop Suing Grandma!
Sep 11, 2012 • 59 min
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…
Episode 114: AwesomeCast 114: Realplayin’ Like It’s 1999
Aug 14, 2012 • 50 min
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…
Episode 113: AwesomeCast 113: Jocks Have London. Nerds Have Mars
Aug 7, 2012 • 57 min
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…
Episode 112: AwesomeCast 112: Nerd, Please…
Jul 31, 2012 • 54 min
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…
Episode 111: AwesomeCast 111: Unfortunately, Chachi’s Right…
Jul 24, 2012 • 62 min
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…
Episode 105: AwesomeCast 105: Turn by Turn Apple
Jun 12, 2012 • 65 min
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…
Episode 104: AwesomeCast 104: White Enriched Wonderbook
Jun 5, 2012 • 48 min
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…
Episode 103: AwesomeCast 103: I Donâ??t Want to Live in a World Like That
May 29, 2012 • 48 min
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,…
Episode 102: AwesomeCast 102: Find My Lokay
May 22, 2012 • 52 min
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…
Episode 100: AwesomeCast 100: Not About Food Network
May 8, 2012 • 79 min
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…
Episode 99: AwesomeCast 99: SplotchyMango85
Apr 24, 2012 • 57 min
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…
Episode 98: AwesomeCast 98: Tupac. Youâ??re my only hope.
Apr 17, 2012 • 59 min
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…
Episode 97: AwesomeCast 97: Robots Cure Cancer. And Lasers.
Apr 10, 2012 • 67 min
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,…
Episode 96: AwesomeCast 96: Tin Hats for the Common Man
Apr 3, 2012 • 52 min
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…
Episode 95: AwesomeCast 95: Turkey Baconopedia
Mar 27, 2012 • 66 min
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…
Episode 93: AwesomeCast 93: Big Brother is Tweeting You
Mar 13, 2012 • 60 min
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…
Episode 91: AwesomeCast 91: Let Me Show You My Phone Camera
Feb 28, 2012 • 61 min
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…
Episode 90: AwesomeCast 90: 60% increase in RAWR…
Feb 21, 2012 • 47 min
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…
Episode 89: AwesomeCast 89: Pinned
Feb 14, 2012 • 61 min
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…
Episode 84: AwesomeCast 84: Go Lay Down
Jan 10, 2012 • 67 min
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…
Episode 83: AwesomeCast 83: Overbearing Google+
Jan 3, 2012 • 59 min
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,…
Episode 82: AwesomeCast 82: #LokayWHOA
Dec 20, 2011 • 95 min
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…
Episode 81: AwesomeCast 81: Price Checked
Dec 13, 2011 • 62 min
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,…
Episode 80: AwesomeCast 80: Not Available on Compact Disc
Dec 6, 2011 • 71 min
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…
Episode 79: AwesomeCast 79: I’m No Turkey Scientist…
Nov 29, 2011 • 71 min
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…
Episode 74: AwesomeCast 74: You got your iOS 5 in my Ice Cream Sandwich
Oct 25, 2011 • 60 min
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…
Episode 72: AwesomeCast 72: Good Bye, Friend…
Oct 11, 2011 • 71 min
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…
Episode 71: AwesomeCast 71: Itâ??s nice…but it does a weird thing…
Oct 4, 2011 • 61 min
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,…
Episode 70: AwesomeCast 70: Grandpa Rob says…
Sep 27, 2011 • 68 min
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…
Episode 68: AwesomeCast 68: What’s a Chiptune?
Sep 13, 2011 • 69 min
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…
Episode 66: AwesomeCast 66: Steve Jobs Dedication Ceremony
Aug 30, 2011 • 64 min
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,…
Episode 65: AwesomeCast 65: Not Assembled with Duct Tape
Aug 23, 2011 • 68 min
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…
Episode 64: AwesomeCast 64: Right to Bare Twitter
Aug 16, 2011 • 82 min
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…
Episode 25: AwesomeCast 25: Not As Cool As iCarly
Nov 9, 2010 • 51 min
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…
Episode 23: AwesomeCast 23: Why Can’t I Buy Wine Like a Normal Person??
Oct 26, 2010 • 63 min
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…
Episode 19: AwesomeCast 19: AwesomeLab
Sep 28, 2010 • 62 min
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…
Episode 17: AwesomeCast 17: Podcamp Pittsburgh 5 LIVE!
Sep 19, 2010 • 47 min
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…
Episode 15: AwesomeCast 15: iShiny
Sep 7, 2010 • 63 min
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…
Episode 9: AwesomeCast 9: Amateur Photogenics
Jul 27, 2010 • 50 min
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…
Episode 8: AwesomeCast 8: Apology Accepted?
Jul 20, 2010 • 64 min
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…
Episode 6: AwesomeCast 6: It Shrank
Jul 6, 2010 • 56 min
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…
Episode 5: AwesomeCast 5: A Little Face Time
Jun 29, 2010 • 62 min
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,…
Episode 4: AwesomeCast 4: Smodcasting
Jun 22, 2010 • 51 min
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…
Episode 3: AwesomeCast 3: Using our body to game
Jun 15, 2010 • 55 min
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Episode 2: AwesomeCast 2: Full on Face(time)
Jun 8, 2010 • 48 min
Itâ??s episode two of the AwesomeCast on Sorgatron Media! Welcome your hosts, Rob de la Cretaz andMike Sorg, and itâ??s time for the new iPhone! And to make sure we have â??fair and balancedâ?? reporting, we invited local blogger, IT professional,…
Episode 1: AwesomeCast 1: Full on Face(book)
Jun 1, 2010 • 47 min
It's the very first episode of the AwesomeCast on Sorgatron Media! Welcome your hosts, Rob de la Cretaz and Mike Sorg, and we are joined this week by our first guest, Mike Pound, a local blogger and journalist for the Beaver County Times as we talk about…