AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

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Everything awesome in the world of technology, social media, and entertainment! Join us as we discuss the latest gadgets, web sites, and talk with people doing awesome things in tech! www.AwesomeCast.net

Episodes

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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

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    Alexa. Swarm Mode. | AwesomeCast 784

    September 29th, 2021  |  53 mins 53 secs
    pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech news

    Ron Krause returns to talk iPhones, video games, and more with John Chichilla and Michael Sorg!

    Krause bought a new gaming pc for his work: ROG Strix G512LI
    Sorg did a nature/dog walk to test his new iPhone 13 Pro Max
    Chill ahas a new switch-based USB hub.
    Amazon announces new products. But are we ready for an in home robot and security drones from the company?
    Chilla wants a few of the Echo Show 15 for his wall.
    Remember the movie Antitrust?
    iPhone 13 is out now so lets speculate about the iPhone 15
    How to use Apple’s FaceTime on an Android phone

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    These Are Not the Bricks You're Looking For | AwesomeCast 783

    September 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 2 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!

    How did our iPhone 13 pre orders go? And what accessories have come in before the new phones?
    iOS 15.1 already in beta channel. What’s coming, and what do you need to do with your new phone if you’re on the beta?
    Fraggle Rock on Waze
    Ikea’s $39.99 pad adds built-in wireless charging to almost any table
    Fan Builds The Entire Star Wars Galaxy in Minecraft. And check out the official release too!
    ​​ The massive Museum of Pinball closes, leaving around 1,700 games to be auctioned off
    When disaster strikes Verizon has a Thor for you
    GoPro Hero 10 Black review: A big, invisible upgrade
    BOGO $100 off on Quest
    tvOS gets new screensavers

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    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!

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    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