November 21st, 2023 | Season 11 | 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.
November 1st, 2023 | Season 11 | 53 mins 38 secs
aew, apple, conversations, electric vehicles, health, honda, injuries, iphone, jon moxley, macbook, physical therapy, pittsburgh, podcast, podcasting, professional wrestling, rey fenix, summaries, technology, wwe
Michael and Dave discussed new tech products like Honda's electric scooter and Apple's latest MacBook Pros. They were impressed by Apple using iPhone 15 Pros to film their recent event. Michael used his iPhone 13 for concert footage. Ruth injured her back and has to wait 3 weeks for physical therapy. In wrestling, they analyzed Rey Fenix's possible earlier orbital bone injury and Jon Moxley's call for more concussion protocols like a doctor-referee team. Overall, an insightful tech and wrestling conversation between the two podcast hosts.
October 3rd, 2023 | Season 11 | 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
September 26th, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins 26 secs
accessibility, ai, aldi, apple, auction, chatgpt, clothes, dinosaurs, email, fitness, fossils, fundraising, gadgets, google, health, iphone, money, pajamas, pittsburgh, podcast, tech, 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 | Season 11 | 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.
April 25th, 2023 | Season 11 | 56 mins 22 secs
awesomecast, capcut workflow, cloud, dave podnar, debris, dust, efficiency, generative ai features, hosts, iphone, katie dudders, mac, michael sorg, opera one, pittsburgh marathon app, productivity, spacex starship launch, spacex., steam, tech news, texas, trends, untitled goose game, video editing tool
Welcome to the latest episode of AwesomeCast, where we dive into the latest and greatest tech news and trends. Join hosts Katie Dudders, Dave Podnar, and Michael Sorg as they explore a range of interesting topics.
In this episode, Dudders shares her experience playing the popular game "Untitled Goose Game" on Steam, while Podnar talks about how he's using the Pittsburgh Marathon app to stay updated on the latest news and events related to the marathon. Sorg also shares his brand new CapCut workflow between Mac, iPhone, and the cloud, and our hosts discuss the benefits of using this powerful video editing tool.
Next up, our hosts talk about Opera One, a new browser that's designed for generative AI features. They explore how they've been using the browser and share their experiences of responding to articles as a grumpy cat.
In the next segment, our hosts discuss how they're using AI in their daily workflows, and how it has impacted their productivity and efficiency.
Finally, the hosts explore the recent SpaceX Starship launch that went wrong, leaving a Texas town covered in debris and dust. They share their thoughts on what might have gone wrong and what SpaceX could have done differently.
Join us for this exciting episode and stay tuned for more awesome tech news and trends.
July 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 48 secs
amazon dash cart, animal crossing, china, gundam statue, ios, iphone, photography, photoshop camera, reality tv, siriusxm, stitcher, swimming, the sims, tiktok, work from home, xbox one
Chatting the tech news of the week! Including Animal Crossing, Photoshop Camera, Xbox One streaming, Sirius XM buys Stitcher, Amazon Dash Cart, TikTok bans and more!
July 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
amazon prime, apple watch, charger, google meets, google sheets, hand washing, iphone, keyboard, moods, old tech, raspberry pi, watch party, waze
Chatting the tech news of the week!
June 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
animal crossing, carkey, covid 19, facebook gaming, geforce now, inflatable kayak, ios 14, iphone, microsoft xcloud, mixer, oura ring, sony aibo, wwdc
Celebrating 10 years of AwesomeCast! Original co-host Rob De La Cretaz returns and we hear from our friends from over the years!
April 14th, 2020 | 54 mins 46 secs
google nest, iphone, minecraft, movies anywhere, pew pew, ryobi lawnmower, sheetz, xbox all access, xbox game pass, zoom
Katie, Krause, Chilla, and Sorg continue to practice social distancing with some tech upgrades hitting this week's episode.