November 7th, 2023 | 54 mins 12 secs
ai, amazon, chatbots, geeky, google, google glass, instagram, iphone, iphone 15, messaging, meta ray-ban, movies, nasa, pittsburgh, podcast, pop culture, safety, smart glasses, social media, sorgatron media, tech, tech news, video games, waze, youtube
The AwesomeCast is a fun, geeky podcast hosted by Katie "Dudders" and Mike Sorg. In this episode, they discuss new tech like the iPhone 15, Meta smart glasses, AI innovations from companies like Google, Amazon, and YouTube, and upcoming movies based on video games. Dudders shares her experience with the new iPhone camera while Sorg is excited about the Ray-Ban Stories glasses. They also talk about new AI features like chatbots, generated ads and reviews, and safety alerts in apps like Waze. Other highlights include NASA's new free streaming channel NASA Plus launching soon and changes to Instagram messaging. The hosts keep things lively with their energetic banter about the latest in tech and pop culture.
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 10th, 2023 | 52 mins 3 secs
ai, charity event, children's hospital, classic games, extra life, fundraiser, gaming marathon, google, healthcare, kids, livestream, mario, pc gaming, pittsburgh, podcast, pollution, rabbids, saved games, spiderman, steam deck, tech news, traffic, twitch, video games, youtube
Brothers Mike and Matt discussed video games and tech news on their podcast The Awesome Cast. Topics included Matt's upcoming 24-hour Extra Life charity gaming marathon, the capabilities of the Steam Deck handheld PC, and Google's Project Greenlight to reduce traffic pollution with AI. They reminisced about classic PC games after finding Matt's old saved game files. Upcoming titles like Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Spiderman 2 were mentioned. The show will stream Matt's fundraiser on Twitch and YouTube to benefit Children's Hospital Pittsburgh starting October 11th. Viewers can donate to support kids' healthcare.
September 26th, 2023 | 54 mins 26 secs
accessibility, ai, aldi, apple, auction, chatgpt, clothes, dinosaurs, email, fitness, fossils, fundraising, gadgets, google, health, iphone, money, pajamas, pittsburgh, podcast, social media, sorgatron media, tech, tech news, youtube
This episode of AwesomeCast dives into the latest tech gadgets and news with hosts Sorg, Dudders, and Podnar. They discuss new iPhone features like live voicemail transcription, voice isolation for clearer calls, and creating custom stickers from photos. Sorg reviews the Wellitory app which analyzes Apple Watch data to provide health ratings and recommendations for better sleep, exercise, and reducing stress. The hosts also explore iOS accessibility features that allow you to record your voice before potential speech loss, and then use it for text-to-speech. Plus, updates to ChatGPT like new voice and image capabilities, though concerns remain around impersonation and fraud. Podnar demos Google's Bard AI extensions which summarize your personal info and activities from Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more. And the gang chats about the complexities of purchasing dinosaur fossils, after Dudders learns skeleton "Barry" is being auctioned for over $1 million. They get tips from ChatGPT on fundraising ideas. Finally, Dudders raves about the new cozy Aldi-branded apparel line with sweatshirts, tees and pajamas perfect for working from home.
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!
March 3rd, 2020 | 58 mins 30 secs
ai, amazon go store, aws, bitcoin, descript, ios, konami code, lyrebird, mario kart tour, missile command, nightmode camera, openemu, shortest horror film, steven seagal, swift playgrounds, transcription, walmart+
Scot MacTaggart joins Chilla and Sorg in studio to talk this week's tech headlines.
January 21st, 2020 | 52 mins 57 secs
adaptive controller, ai, android, apple, awesome cast, awesomecast, ben & jerry’s, ben and jerry’s, cats, ford, ice cream, ios, japan, mobile gaming, my modern met, netflix, netflix and chill’d, podcast, pornhub, smart home, sylvania, team android, tech, tech news, tech talk, wifi bulb, wyze, xbox
Krause is back in studio to join Chilla and Sorg as we dive into the week in tech news
March 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
3d printing, 501st legion, ai, alpha lab gear, alphalab gear, apex legends, app, awesome cast, awesomecast, cosplay, creation labs, excel, fortnite, hardware cup, immigrant song, jibo, jibo robot, laser tag, long exposure, mayor peduto, nintendo switch, ocr, photography, pittsburgh, podcast, replay fx, robot, rogue laser grounds, scarehouse, self-driving car, spectre, star wars, steel cage challenge, tay tay, taylor swift, tech news, tech talk, technology, thunderbolt, transformers, video game, videogame, weezer
Sorg, Katie, and Chilla brave the bitter cold this week to bring you this week’s tech news.
October 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
ai, animoji, apple, apple watch, australia, awesomecast, bug, crash override, daylight saving, facetime, google, google assistant, google broadcast, google duplex, google event, hackers, ios, ios 12, lego, lego store, lenovo, microsoft, microsoft ignite, network, pixel, pixel slate, plantronics, playstation, podcast, robot, source code, tech, tech talk, technology, texas, windows intune
It’s Krause and Sorg in studio with Chilla coming at us from Studio C as we’re talking tech.