AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

670 episodes of AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk since the first episode, which aired on June 1st, 2010.

  • Your Next iPhone | AwesomeCast 562

    September 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Alex Kahrs joins us to represent California on Apple Event day with Katie Dudas, John Chichilla and Michael Sorg!

  • Batteries Not Included on Facebook Marketplace | AwesomeCast 561

    September 8th, 2021  |  53 mins 4 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Videographer Miles Levrio joins us to talk old camera tech with Dave Podnar, John Chichilla and Michael Sorg!

    Toyota joins as car companies invest in battery EV tech
    Microsoft Acquires Video editor Clipchamp
    Asphalt 8+ and Zen Pinball Party on Apple Arcade
    Miles talks about his new Instagram Crappy.Cams, and his Facebook Marketplace experiment while on the road in Tennessee!
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  • Hot Takes On Deplatforming | AwesomeCast 560

    September 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news
  • Pumpkin Spice Podcast | AwesomeCast 559

    August 25th, 2021  |  58 mins 6 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    The band is back together as we talk video games, pumpkin spice and more with John Chichilla Katie Dudas and Michael Sorg!

  • Danny DeVito Tassels | AwesomeCast 558

    August 18th, 2021  |  58 mins 46 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Dave Podnar joins us from quarantine as we talk walking, smart clocks, new virtual office concepts and more with Katie Dudas and Michael Sorg!

    Sorg picked up a Lenovo Smart Clock with THE Google Assistant for $13 on Wish!
    Video Window for remote workers to feel like they’re in the office
    mibest OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter. AFFILIATE LINK https://amzn.to/3gcSMXs
    Sorg found video game streaming services Blacknut and Vortex in the GoogleTV App Store. But it’s AntStream with CLASSIC Midway, Lucasarts, Namco, and Neo Geo games you can play for FREE that’s awesome!
    Podnar shares the completed pghsteps project! Check them out on Instagram and the maps project!
    Tiny dicks descend on Pittsburgh (their headline, not ours!)
    OnlyFans introduces OFTV app. No nudity or cost

  • One Night in Chilla's Backpack | AwesomeCast 557

    August 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    John Chichilla is back for ONE NIGHT ONLY to help us get more organized with our computer cord management and talk AppleTV and video games with Ron Krause and Michael Sorg!

    Chilla gives us all of the organization tips with cord wrangling and on the go phone charging including:
    Travel Accessories Cable Organizer Bag AFFILIATE LINK https://amzn.to/3jNLcDL
    Anker Wireless Power Bank, PowerCore 10,000mAh Portable Charger with USB-C AFFILIATE LINK https://amzn.to/3lRjsk4
    Cocoon CPG7BK GRID-IT! Accessory Organizer AFFILIATE LINK https://amzn.to/37z5Cug
    Sorg picked up a new AppleTV 4K
    Krause’s son is getting married!
    Xbox cloud streaming is now available in the Windows app
    Pittsburgh is having scooter problems! Who could have guessed?
    M1 Mac mini 600.00
    The new Parallels 17 officially lets you run Windows 11 on your Mac
    Bird Buddy Webcam for bird watching!
    Loupedeck for creative shortcuts
    Why does Sorg need a Dummy HDMI?

  • No R2 Doo-doo | AwesomeCast 556

    August 3rd, 2021  |  59 mins 36 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Pinball, Halo Infinite hands on, and Detonation Racing. We got your tech news with Ron Krause, Katie Dudas and Michael Sorg!

    Dudders visited Kickback Cafe to play Mandelorian, Ninja Turtles, and more pinball machines
    Sorg is digging Detonation Racing from Apple Arcade
    Krause got his hands on the Halo Infinite preview
    Google is now offering a permanent Chromecast and Stadia Controller bundle
    Cat simulator ‘Stray’ heads to PlayStation and PC in early 2022
    R2-D2 is now a Tamagotchi that doesn’t poop
    Google won’t let you sign in with very old Android versions after September 27th
    Waze adds Master Chief from Halo
    The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will launch this fall with custom-built Tensor chip
    Otterbox Game Clip
    Google Maps update for iOS. Live location sharing in iMessage, home screen widgets. And dark mode

  • Sorgatron Media 4 Year Studio Party!

    August 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 40 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    It's been 4 years since we walked the couch up to the Beechview Studio location! We celebrate with old friends from many of our shows including Wrestling Mayhem Show, AwesomeCast and Fishing Without Bait!

  • The Biggest Guitar Ever |

    July 28th, 2021  |  55 mins 58 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Arcades, big rockets, and Instagram updates. We got your tech news with Ron Krause, Katie Dudas and Michael Sorg!  

    Instagrams’ Reels can now be 60 seconds long

    What’s old is new again as Krause visits an arcade!

    Sorg saw a GIANT GUITAR at Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL

    Steam Deck can limit frame rates to give you longer battery life

    Apple Arcade’s upcoming additions include ‘Tetris’ and ‘Monster Hunter’ games

    Play the olympic game from Google’s homepage.

    Clippy will return as an emoji in some Microsoft apps

    iOS 14.7.1 Released

    Ear (1) Earbuds

    Lucasfilm hires YouTuber who used deepfake to improve ‘The Mandalorian’

    Olympic Drones!

    Instagram update #1 for us. Sensitive content

    Instagram updates for the teenagers

  • Big Podcast on a Little Plane | AwesomeCast 554

    July 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 27 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Ron Krause is back via tiny plane to talk video games and rockets with Katie Dudas, John Chichilla, and Michael Sorg!

    Krause on a small plane!
    Pokemon Go Awesome Fest and Pokemon Unite!
    Wally Funk, 82 year old who flew on Blue Origin spaceflight
    SteamDeck plays all of your Steam Games on a portable unit…in December.
    Microsoft unveils Windows 365, a Windows 10 PC in the cloud. How can we use it?
    Games Coming to Game Pass
    Handhelds are hot again. Here’s how Xbox and PlayStation could capitalize.
    Netflix games will focus on mobile at first
    Reminds us of a previous video game and show crossover “Defiance” on Syfy
    New pro wrestling show “Heels” on Starz

  • Rocket Measuring Contest | AwesomeCast 553

    July 14th, 2021  |  50 mins 53 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Rockets, billboard cats and more with Katie Dudas, John Chichilla, and Michael Sorg!

    Giant 3D cat billboard in Japan
    This could be pretty cool 1 device, 4 OSes. Run Windows, ChromeOS and Android on MacOS Machines
    Billionaires in Space! Richard Branson gets there first on Virgin Galactic. Or did he?
    Did you Black Widow? I only ask because I had a heck of a time purchasing it.
    Apple offering $99 magsafe battery pack for iPhone 12 family
    Awesome update to the Transit app.

  • Chili Dog Deep Dive | AwesomeCat 552

    July 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    From Chili Dogs to Nintendo Switch. We talk tech as Mike Pound of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joins Katie Dudas, John Chichilla, and Michael Sorg!

    There’s a NEW Nintendo Switch coming in October! Will you be picking it up?
    Pink Pockets. Post mastectomy drain holders.
    STIR/SHAKEN, because robo calls will drive you to drink. New FCC rules took effect last week, requiring big carriers to confirm that the number we see coming up on caller ID matches the number that the call originated from.
    Sorg is upping his streaming game with a new Live U to stream better from more locations.
    American Troops Are Pulling Out Of Afghanistan, Leaving Pokémon Behind
    Use Brickit App to figure out what to build with a picture of your loose Legos!

  • The Booty Setting | AwesomeCast 551

    June 30th, 2021  |  53 mins 19 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news
  • AwesomeCast Away From Home Edition

    June 22nd, 2021  |  30 mins 34 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Sorg is on the road this week on vacation, so we asked our AwesomeCasters to submit their Awesome Things of the Week early!

    Sorg shares his experiences on the road at Formula SAE Nevada where he had the fortune to chat with members of Tesla, Space X and the Boring Company, hold a flame thrower, and saw the new Tesla Model S Plaid in action!
    Katie’s fighting off gnats and fruit flies from her plants with some sticky gnat traps!
    In honor of Father’s Day and the US Open Amanda and Steve showed off the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors for golf clubs. These smart sensors track you throughout play to improve stroke and scores.

  • Cookie Cutter Copy Cats | AwesomeCast 550

    June 16th, 2021  |  59 mins 54 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    It’s a remote Zoom Zoom show talking how to save your big job, vacation alone, and WWDC top announcements with Katie Dudas, John Chichilla, and Michael Sorg!

    Katie talks about her solo vacation to Ocean City and putt putt!
    Chilla talks Apple iOS 15’s Universal Control from WWDC!
    Sorg talks about the Elgato CamLink saved the day!
    Will more people come to FaceTime when it opens to Android and Windows?
    Playdate announces Season 1 Games and stereo doc
    We almost got away messages with Focus iPhone update
    TechCrunch City Spotlight June 29th with CMU President Farnam Jahanian is speaking. Local errors lol!
    The travel world is changing thanks to the pandemic & AirBnB is making their own changes

  • Bandelier of Mifi | AwesomeCast 549

    June 8th, 2021  |  51 mins 38 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    It’s a remote Zoom Zoom show talking how to save your big job, vacation alone, and WWDC top announcements with Katie Dudas, John Chichilla, and Michael Sorg!

    Katie talks about her solo vacation to Ocean City and putt putt!
    Chilla talks Apple iOS 15’s Universal Control from WWDC!
    Sorg talks about the Elgato CamLink saved the day!
    Will more people come to FaceTime when it opens to Android and Windows?
    Playdate announces Season 1 Games and stereo doc
    We almost got away messages with Focus iPhone update
    TechCrunch City Spotlight June 29th with CMU President Farnam Jahanian is speaking. Local errors lol!
    The travel world is changing thanks to the pandemic & AirBnB is making their own changes