AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

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    Happy Meatball Day | AwesomeCast 578

    January 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    The Awesome Trio Mike Sorg, Katie Dudas and Chilla are joined by Ron Krause with some BIG Xbox announcements!

    Xbox buys Activision

    Sorg is playing Dead Island

    Enjoying videos of Metaverse Community Guides dealing with kids on tiktok

    Apple should make a desk dock to do this: Put CarPlay in Tesla

    Microsoft is no longer making Xbox One consoles 

    Covidtests.gov is up a day early. Get your free tests. And try

    www.curative.com to find testing sites.

    Roll new app to put up paywall for casual content. “Our punch line is essentially that we give fans access to their favorite creators’ camera rolls,

    The airline industry claims a “catastrophic” event could unfold on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon activate their new C-Band 5G networks Wednesday

    Comcast tests the first multigigabit cable modem

    Has anyone seen the Ikea Gaming (ROG) stuff in person while getting your meatballs?

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    Hey Siri Like It's 1989 | AwesomeCast 577

    January 12th, 2022  |  55 mins 42 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    The Awesome Trio Mike Sorg, Katie Dudas and Rizz Catch up on the Awesome of the Week!

    You can use Siri to control your VCR and the 1980s would be so happy

    Anker 622 Magnetic Wireless portable charger

    LAPD Officers Fired For Ignoring Robbery To Play Pokémon Go

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants your banned players list to follow you everywhere

    You can't FaceTime with an Apple TV — but you can with an Xbox

    Rizz explains Hate Raids

    What are those green and yellow squares your friends are sharing on social media? Wordle

    LinkedIn to launch audio events later this month

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    Public Transit Bus Ninja | AwesomeCast 576

    January 5th, 2022  |  54 mins 37 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    The Awesome Trio Mike Sorg, Katie Dudas and John Chichilla are back for 2022 AwesomeCast!

    Yukai Engineering's cute stuffed animal robot will nibble on your finger

    New water bottle #Hydrate2022

    CES Anker announcements

    Self checkout at PPG Arena

    Write a blog on your notebook

    Port Authority upholstery has inspired a local fashion line — and a feeling of belonging

    TikTok Kitchens will bring viral culinary creations to fans

    Zombie brand RadioShack is launching a crypto market for ‘the older generation’

    Amazon briefly banned itself on Twitch after rogue host exposed herself on air

    I think I need a 3D printer to become SpiderMan

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    Wordpress vs Squarespace Special | AwesomeCast

    December 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 32 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Amanda Narcisi of Bold Pittsburgh, Doug Derda of Yinz Love BBQ, and Missy Sorg of Sidekick Media Services join us to discuss the ups and downs of using Wordpress or Squarespace for your web site.

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    AwesomeCast: Disney World Special

    December 21st, 2021  |  55 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Katie Dudas and Wrestling Mayhem Show’s Mad Mike join us to talk about their recent journeys to Disney World in Orlando, Fl. We talk about the FastPass, Genie+ and Disney Play smartphone apps, building a lightsaber, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the Photo Pass, rides like Rise of Resistance and tips for first timers!

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    2021 Look Back | AwesomeCast 575

    December 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast

    We’ve got Ron Krause and Dave Podnar on board as we look back at 2021 and predict for 2022!

    Awesome Things of the Year!

    Dudders: Every item we all purchased in 2020 & 2021 thanks to TikTok

    Chilla: Amazon for it’s ability to drain my wallet including the Cololight Controlled Light

    Highmounts for stylish wall mounting

    Krause for his Apple Watch Series 3 helping him lose over 95 pounds. maybe he can snag some Apple Fitness Activity Badge enamel pins to celebrate.

    Podnar and his iPhone Pro Max photography

    Sorg on the evolution of hybrid live streaming events

    We look back on how we did on the 2021 predictions

    Our predictions for 2022

    Ron Krause believes Xbox and Microsoft will have a big year

    Gamepass and cloud gaming will grow even more

    Chilla thinks streaming peripherals will dominate the tech industry (webcams, mics, etc)

    Podnar thinks non-tesla Electric cars will become more common

    Dudders thinks TikTok will continue to dominate: Compensating creators, more ads now, not just for young folks, algorithm is so good. Someone will get social audio correct (Not Clubhouse, Spaces). Continue to see a decrease in organic reach especially with FB. Everyone wants to make money.

    Sorg sees more strides in virtual events

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    Cheaper than Mr Beast | AwesomeCast 574

    December 8th, 2021  |  59 mins 49 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Dudders is BACK for the last live visit of 2021!

    Sorg’s Mr Beast Curiosity has exploded. Including a LONG interview about how he did it.

    MicroLite JavaPress

    Fireplaces on your TV

    Watch out for AirTags

    Wrestling Man Collects 2,706 Copies Of Burger King Video Game

    Follow up: Soul Caliber 2 HD on Xbox 360 (Backward Compatible) via Brother Matt!

    25 Years Later, Quake Gets A Horde Mode

    Calling Lego yinzers

    Mandalorian Polaroid Camera

    So how much does someone make as a YouTube/ tiktok creator vs being a doctor. Also details on how payments are done and how many million of views are needed to make money.

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    Minesweeper Mania! | AwesomeCast 573

    December 1st, 2021  |  43 mins 18 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Everything is JUST FINE as Chilla and Sorg are joined by Dave Podnar to talk tech!

    I can’t do $75 but this is amazing! Minesweeper Ugly Sweater!
    Even Longer App for longer iPhone photographer exposures
    Sorg beat Marvel Avengers video game and highly recommends!
    Epic Games buys Harmonix to create ‘musical journeys’ in ‘Fortnite’
    The Dragon Ball Z Horror Game Is Getting A Beta Soon
    Jack Dorsey steps back from Twitter
    Twitter is the latest social media network to combine shopping and livestreams
    Let’s talk a little more about Social Media platform dependency
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    Crypto Fever | AwesomeCast 572

    November 24th, 2021  |  54 mins 8 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Chilla and Sorg are talking pre-Thanksgiving tech news and more!

    Niantic and a crypto debit card company made an AR game where you earn Bitcoin. And Chilla talks Sorg into buying some crypto.

    Sorg picked up an M1 Mac Mini for the office!

    What are we thankful for in tech? Mostly connecting people through Zoom and other call tech!

    Microsoft gaming chief calls for industry-wide game preservation

    Apple announces Self Service Repair

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    The Lost Planet | AwesomeCast 571

    November 17th, 2021  |  51 mins 7 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Ron Krause joins us to talk all things Xbox 20th Anniversary and Halo!

    Bus driver breaks down the bus scene from Shang Chi
    Streamlabs makes Xbox Twitch Streams better.
    Xbox 20 year anniversary! Halo Released Early, Documentary, 70 new backwards compatible games, Halo TV Teaser
    70+ Classic Games Are Coming To Xbox, Some of Them With Performance Boosts
    Twitch on Nintendo Switch
    Rocket League in 2D!
    Here’s every Marvel show announced during Disney+ Day
    Valve delays the Steam Deck into 2022
    Netflix’s Avatar is being shot on a Mandalorian-style virtual stage

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    Pikmin Style | AwesomeCast 570

    November 10th, 2021  |  57 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    The crew talks all the tech news you can use!

    Mr Beast and Flavortown ghost kitchens
    Cute affordable kitchen items at ROSS in Settlers Ridge (Grogu, Snoopy, Nightmare Before Christmas) Show and tell
    Why compute power matters and Uber, Twitter and more are snatching M1 Max Macbook Pros
    Transformers: Tactical Arena has rolled out to Apple Arcade
    Netflix games on iOS this week
    Verge holiday gift guide under 50 cheap gadgets
    Unity to buy Weta Digital for $1.625 billion cash & stock
    Disney Plus is upgrading Marvel movies to IMAX aspect ratio
    Twitter Blue – pay to read articles and undo tweets

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    Extra $5 For Legs | AwesomeCast 569

    November 3rd, 2021  |  59 mins 44 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Dudders is BACK with Chilla and Sorg to talk video games, Meta and more!

    Roblox is back online
    Book of Boba Fett Trailer
    Sorg runs new hardware for Boxing PPV
    Niantic’s ‘Pikmin Bloom‘ mobile game starts rolling out
    Meta is retiring the Oculus brand
    Meta showed an impressive demo of its Codec Avatars
    B.J. Novak’s Face Is on Products Worldwide. He’s Not Sure Why.
    Teams digital avatars – legs cost extra?

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    AwesomeCast 568: Storm Pooper

    October 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Amanda Narcisi joins Sorg and Chilla about Immersive Art, Apple iOS 15 features, naughty web sites and more!

    Sorg and Dudders visit the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
    2 days and 10 miles on the Laurel Highland Trail with Chill and the Osprey Farpoint 70 Travel Pack. AFFILIATE LINK: https://amzn.to/3vKRppu
    Apple SharePlay is live! And Amanda talks about testing it!
    ‘Among Us’ will hit Xbox and PlayStation on December 14th
    N64 and Sega Genesis come to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack
    Add a little Droid to your outdoor adventure.
    Using Microsoft’s Kinect to see ghosts
    Airpod Beanies!
    In-app events will come to the App Store on October 27
    Museum Starts OnlyFans Account After Its TikTok Is Banned for Posting Nudes
    On Pornhub, Math Teacher Makes His Mark Teaching Calculus
    Hertz Order for 100,000 EVs Sends Tesla Value to $1 Trillion

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    It's Smaller on the Inside | AwesomeCast 567

    October 20th, 2021  |  56 mins 43 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Brian Crawford and THE Rizz join Sorg and Chilla to talk new Macbook Pros, video games and more!

    Apple updates Final Cut and Logic to take advantage of new M1 Pro and Max chips
    XBox Mini-Fridge Sells Out In FIFTEEN MINUTES
    Poly (Plantronics + Polycom) Sync20 USB-A Personal Smart -Speakerphone to help Chilla on his calls. AFFILIATE LINK: https://amzn.to/3vAPG68
    Brian brings us an app called Speechify to help with reading with ADHD
    G4 will return to TV on November 16th
    There’s now an official ‘Minecraft’ gaming chair
    Stadia’s Direct Touch input system comes to iPhone and iPad — no controller required
    Apple Music’s new $5 plan only works with Siri
    The $19 Apple Polishing Cloth
    2TB of storage should be enough for your Macbook Pro, right?

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    Acceptable Elective Brain Surgery Upgrades | AwesomeCast 566

    October 13th, 2021  |  55 mins 32 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news
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    Dream Daddy Is The Least Of Our Worries | AwesomeCast 565

    October 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Podnar and Rizz are here to talk video games, video production and more with Sorg!

    Sorg has a new stand for his studio ATEM Mini Pro setup from CastCrate! 
    Podnar shows off updated iPhoto memories features
    Amazon's New World Bricking EXPENSIVE Graphic Cards
    Netflix rolls out first member exclusive mobile games in some countries
    Watch Out Twitch, Porn Site Chaturbate Now Lets Models Stream Video Games
    Rizz introduces us to the world of various dating simulation video games