technologist, artist, photographer, jedi, smuggler
November 28th, 2023 | 54 mins 58 secs
assassin’s creed, comics, drawing apps, gaming, geeky, giving tuesday, ifttt, ikea, iphone privacy, kidmental, music, netflix games, pittsburgh, podcast, pop culture, sketchbook pro, smart home, sorgotron media, sweet gamer abgh, technology, teenage engineering, yakuza, youtube mini games
November 21st, 2023 | 54 mins 8 secs
apps, authentication, cases, chess, duolingo, gadgets, games, giveaways, guitar, iphone, magsafe, math, news, passwordless, podcasting, podcasts, public transit, sd cards, security, technology, transportation, wallets, yubikey
AwesomeCast is a weekly tech podcast hosted by Sorgatron, Dudders, and Chilla. They discuss new gadgets and apps, share their "awesome things of the week," and cover tech news stories. Recent topics have included Dudders' new Hello Kitty iPhone case, Chilla's MagSafe wallet stand, Pittsburgh public transit improvements, using guitar picks to remove SD cards, YubiKeys for passwordless authentication, Duolingo adding chess and math lessons, and the hosts sharing what technology they are thankful for this year. The hosts bring humor and personality to their commentary on the latest consumer tech and apps.
October 24th, 2023 | 58 mins 44 secs
adobe, apple, artificial intelligence, content creation, emissions tracking, fashion tech, las vegas, mac, pittsburgh, playstation, podcast, procurement, social media, sorgatron media, sphere, startup, supply chain, sustainability, tech news, xbox
This week on AwesomeCast, Daniela Osio joined to discuss Kloopify, a startup she founded to help companies integrate sustainability into procurement and supply chain processes. By mapping purchases to emissions data, Kloopify enables organizations to understand their environmental impact and make better sourcing decisions. Dave recapped his recent trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum and John shared how he uses AI to streamline content creation. Other topics included upcoming Apple product rumors, the dazzling new Sphere attraction in Las Vegas, and Adobe's electronic ink dress that can change colors and patterns on command. The episode provided great insights on leveraging tech for sustainability and productivity.
October 17th, 2023 | 59 mins 31 secs
ai, alltrails, cancer, cyberpunk 2077, earbuds, gaming, interview, local news, meta, news, playstation, podcast, social media, tech news, threads, twitter, voice acting, vr, xbox
Hosts Michael Sorg, John Chichilla, and Katie Dudas discussed the Microsoft-Activision merger and when new games may hit Xbox Game Pass. They also talked about AI being used to recreate a deceased actor's voice for Cyberpunk 2077 and the spread of Meta's new VR headsets being called "Meta Glassholes." Other topics included Threads getting an edit button, using social media for news, AllTrails' new National Park guides, Chilla's new wireless earbuds for VR, Katie talking about her cancer journey on the radio, and sources for local news. The hosts covered the latest tech and gaming news while highlighting cool new products and digital trends.
October 3rd, 2023 | 53 mins 28 secs
apple, apple park, apple watch, audio tours, battery life, breakage, bugs, computer history museum, fcc, fear-mongering, firing ranges, freezing, guidego, heating, iphone, islands, laggy, manufacturing, navy, os, raspberry pi, satellites, tesla, unboxing
August 30th, 2023 | 51 mins 39 secs
ai, apps, atari2600, digitalphotography, entertainingtech, gadgets, iphone, learnsomethingnew, pittsburgh, podcastproduction, relatabletech, techaficionados, techtalk, videogames, wittybanter
The AwesomeCast brings you insightful and entertaining technology talk from right in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the enthusiastic Michael Sorg and his knowledgeable sidekick Dave Podnar, each episode delves into the latest gadgets, apps, and innovations. Whether it's diving into new AI capabilities, evaluating the upcoming iPhone models, or reliving nostalgic game consoles like the Atari 2600, Mike and Dave approach each topic with awe and humor. Their conversational style makes you feel like you're hanging out with two wisecracking friends who also happen to be tech aficionados. From video games to digital photography to podcast production tips, the hosts draw from their diverse backgrounds to provide context and personal anecdotes that make the tech talk relatable and engaging. If you want an enjoyable take on technology that doesn't get too geeky or overwhelming, tune into AwesomeCast for Mike and Dave's perceptive and witty banter. You're sure to come away entertained while also learning something new.
August 8th, 2023 | 58 mins 44 secs
ai, ai adoption, audiocraft, banking, beeper, carplay, evs, gm, health, ios 17, messaging, nasa, premiere pro, quiet supersonic jet, sorg, supersonic travel, transcript feature, whistle pet tracker, x plane
Welcome to Awesomecast! In this episode, we dive into supersonic travel's challenges and solutions with the X plane. NASA's 'quiet' supersonic jet, iOS 17 CarPlay updates, AudioCraft's AI, Beeper's messaging, GM's EVs powering homes, Premiere Pro's transcript feature, AI adoption hurdles in banking and health, and Sorg's Whistle pet tracker news. Join us for tech insights and more!
August 1st, 2023 | 58 mins 28 secs
activision, amazon, chilla, hands-on, hasbro, jbl clip 4 portable bluetooth speaker, legion go, lenovo, microsoft, repairability, samsung z fold 5, transformers games, virtual health clinic, windows pc gaming handheld, xbox, xbox controllers
Welcome to AwesomeCast! In this episode, we cover Hasbro's call for Transformers Games' return, Chilla's review of the JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Samsung Z Fold 5 hands-on, Microsoft's eco-friendly Xbox controllers, Amazon's virtual health clinic rollout, and Lenovo's gaming handheld, 'Legion Go'. Tune in now for all the latest tech and gaming news!
July 18th, 2023 | 56 mins 27 secs
all day dining, alltrails, amazon astro home robot, antstream arcade, fast track, hershey park, hpgo wristbands, mister roger's neighborhood lego set, mosquito levels, owo assassin's creed haptic feedback shirt, retro games, rosie robot., tech features, trail app, trail conditions, updates, weather, xbox
In this episode of AwesomeCast Podcast, we cover some new updates to AllTrails, our favorite trail app, including weather, trail conditions, and mosquito levels. Sorg and Katie share their first-time experience at Hershey Park, discussing HPGo wristbands, Fast Track, All Day Dining, and other tech features that worked (and sometimes didn't). We also highlight the OWO Assassin's Creed Haptic Feedback Shirt, Antstream Arcade's 1,000 retro games on Xbox, the Mister Roger's Neighborhood Lego Set, and the Amazon Astro Home Robot, reminiscent of Jetsons' Rosie Robot. Tune in for all the exciting tech news and discussions!
July 11th, 2023 | 56 mins 48 secs
barbenheimer, electric sleep masks, ezcast ultra, fire tv cube, ios 17 preview feature watch, meta's threads, miracast, zooaux usb c to usb adapter
Welcome to the AwesomeCast podcast! In this episode, we dive into the excitement of Prime Day, exploring the impressive features of the Fire TV Cube and Electric Sleep Masks. We also discuss the intriguing Barbenheimer event and share our insights on Meta's Threads, a new social media app designed for Twitter users. Additionally, we provide an exclusive preview of iOS 17 and highlight the remarkable capabilities of a wireless touchscreen when combined with MiraCast, ZOOAUX USB C to USB Adapter, and EZCast Ultra. Don't miss out on our tech-filled discussions! Subscribe to the AwesomeCast podcast at awesomecast.com or find us on the Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed at sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm.
June 20th, 2023 | 57 mins 56 secs
ai-generated content, computer-animated movie styles, dell ultrasharp 40 curved wuhd monitor, mcdonald's grimace game boy color game, rural internet access grants, youtube eligibility requirements
Join us on this episode of the Chat GPT Podcast as we discuss a range of exciting topics. We explore Sorg's experience with the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor and dive into the fascinating advances in computer-animated movie styles. We also cover McDonald's surprise release of a Grimace Game Boy Color game and the Biden administration's $930 million grants for rural internet access. Plus, we delve into the use of AI in content creation and YouTube's new eligibility requirements for creators. Don't miss out! Subscribe to the podcast at awesomecast.com.
June 13th, 2023 | 55 mins 25 secs
pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news
June 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 5 mins
8bitdo xbox licensed arcade stick, apple vision pro, area 51, autodrive challenge ii, awesomecast, baja sae oregon, camera, contact cards, executive producer, facebook, facebook group, goo, ios 17, las vegas, live show, m2 mac pro, mac mini studio, medbridge go for patients app, meow wolf omega mart, patreon, phone, physical therapy, podcast, remote, sidekick media services, slice on broadway, sorgatron media, sorgatron media twitch., stickers, street fighter 6, support, wwdc, youtube
May 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 5 mins
pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news
May 9th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
applewatch, awesomecast, bajasaeoshkosh, briancrawford, cameras, discussion, facebookgroup, finalcutpro, guitarbar, indiegogo, ipad, kickstarter, liveshow, logicpro, music, nutsmasher, patreon, podcast, rockdreamer, sidekickmediaservices, sliceonbroadway, technology, twitch, updates, youtube
In this week's episode, Dudders and Sorg share their muddy experience at the Baja SAE Oshkosh in Wisconsin and discuss new camera and Apple Watch uses for video and photography. Apple has announced that Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro will be available on iPad for a monthly/yearly fee. The hosts also talk about a Kickstarter project for a durable and funny silicone nutcracker called Nut Smasher. Later in the episode, Aurelio Sablone joins to discuss his upcoming IndieGoGo project, the Rockdreamer GuitarBar, which helps people get started playing the guitar quickly. Listeners can sign up for updates on the campaign at get.rockdreamer.com. The episode ends with information on how to subscribe to the AwesomeCast podcast and support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast.
May 2nd, 2023 | 1 hr 37 secs
anthonymackey, asusrogally, g1, gaming, gamingedgestrykerdock, imageediting, lifesizegundam, macos, mustshoptv, nikonz6ii, nintendoswitch, peacock, photography, retrogaming, rockpaperscissors, samoajoe, sickday, transformers, twistedmetal, youtube
In this episode, we cover a variety of news topics ranging from entertainment to technology. We discuss how watching Transformers G1 on YouTube can be a great way to pass the time when you're sick. Additionally, we explore Dudders' new camera, the Nikon z 6 II, and the Asus ROG Ally gaming handheld. We also take a look at Peacock's new series Twisted Metal, which features Anthony Mackey and Samoa Joe. Peacock has also launched "Must ShopTV," allowing users to shop products from content. We discuss a Life-Size Gundam hosting a rock-paper-scissors tournament and the GamingEdge Stryker Dock, which provides additional ports for the Nintendo Switch. Finally, we share some retro gaming goodness and a hot tip for removing image backgrounds on macOS in seconds.