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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

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Make Sure to Block Steely’s McBeam on Twitter | AwesomeCast 688

6/5/2024

Duration:00:59:58

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Vintage Photography and Modern Tech Mashup | AwesomeCast 687

5/29/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast n this episode of "Awesome Cast," Mike Sorg, Katie Dudas, and Dave Podnar discuss various tech news, gadgets, and personal experiences. They also highlight their awesome things of the week and updates from recent tech developments. Bulleted Summaries News Stories: YouTube Mini Games: YouTube has rolled out mini-games available to all users, not just premium subscribers. Features casual games such as Stack Bounce, Draw Climber, and Mob Control. Intended for light entertainment and quick play sessions.https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166363/youtube-games-playables-youtube-premium Canva Updates: Canva introduces several new features aimed at team collaboration and AI-driven design. Enhanced AI capabilities for creating graphics, presentations, and ads for Google, Meta, and Amazon. Integration with Salesforce for automatic data updates in designs. New photo editing tools including a "magic grab" feature that allows easy manipulation of images.https://www.canva.com/newsroom/news/canva-for-work/ ICQ Shutdown: ICQ, the once-popular instant messaging platform, is set to shut down on June 26. Users are encouraged to download any old messages they wish to keep.https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/25/24164579/icq-shut-down-june Gadgets and Tech: Walkie Talkie Feature on Apple Watches: Discussed the convenience of using the walkie-talkie feature for communication over long distances. Mentioned practical uses in theme parks and family gatherings for easy coordination. Mental Health App – "Schmoody": A fun mental health app discovered via TikTok. Features checklists and tasks for improving daily routines and mental health. Includes options for meditation, breathing exercises, and community support.https://www.shmoody.com/ AirPods Alternative – Cool Buds: Reviewed Cocoa Buds, an affordable alternative to Apple AirPods with a unique feature of doubling as a power bank. Available for around $15, providing a budget-friendly option with decent quality.https://amzn.to/3V31dIk Wireless Video Transmitter – Hollyland Pyro H: New wireless video transmitter for under $500, ideal for mobile video production. Features HDMI version, rechargeable batteries, and the ability to connect multiple receivers for monitoring. Designed for use in dynamic environments like sports and events, though not as reliable for high-movement scenarios like wrestling.https://amzn.to/4bCv7KL Photography with Vintage Tech: Katie Dudas experimented with a Nikon Coolpix camera for a retro photography project. Discussed the quirky results and the charm of using old tech for modern photography. Fitness and Wellness Apps: Mike Sorg explored the Noom app, which focuses on mindfulness and psychological aspects of dieting. Compared it to other health and wellness apps, discussing the benefits and cost-effectiveness. Additional Updates: Poetry Camera: New updates to the Poetry Camera, a unique device that generates poems based on photos. Improved Wi-Fi connectivity, rechargeable batteries, and better thermal printing. https://poetrycamera.substack.com/p/version-40-is-born-drop-coming-soon Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:58:15

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Revving Up Tech: From Google I/O to Formula SAE | AwesomeCast 686

5/15/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Sorg, Chilla and Dave Podnar are here and some of them have sore legs… Formula SAE International Combustion (IC) Event: Coverage of the internal combustion event, with plans for a future exclusive electric vehicle (EV) event. Mention of the involvement of students and volunteers in designing, building, and raising funds for their vehicles. Highlights of the endurance race and the high participation rate compared to previous years. Notable performance by the Brazilian team, securing first place in design and a top-five overall finish. Google I/O Highlights: Discussion on Project Astra, an early version of Google’s universal assistant powered by DeepMind AI. Demonstration of the assistant’s ability to recognize and interact with objects in real-time using a smartphone camera. AI advancements in identifying objects and providing contextual information. Concerns about AI integration in search results and its impact on web traffic and information accuracy. OpenAI GPT-4.0 Update: Introduction of GPT-4.0 (omni), capable of handling text, audio, and image inputs and outputs. Practical applications and improvements in AI interactions. Potential collaboration between OpenAI and Apple for integrating AI functionalities into iOS. Google Glass and Meta's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses: Comparison of Google’s updated glasses with Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses. Features include built-in cameras and voice assistants. Emphasis on the seamless integration of AI and smart glasses for enhanced user experiences. Microsoft Co-Pilot: Explanation of Microsoft’s Co-Pilot, integrating AI into enterprise solutions. Benefits of having AI manage and process data locally on devices. Importance of maintaining data privacy and security in enterprise environments. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:57:02

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Run, Casters! Run! | AwesomeCast 685:

5/7/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Sorg, Chilla and Dave Podnar are here and some of them have sore legs… Apple iPad Announcements: New iPad Models: Released iPad Air and Pro models featuring the new M4 chip, enhancing performance and integrating AI features. Accessories Compatibility Issues: Some old accessories don't work with new iPads due to redesigns, particularly magnetic alignment issues. New Keyboard: Lighter with better floating functionality but incompatible with prior iPads due to magnetic differences. Apple Pencil: The new Pencil supports innovative hover and squeeze features, allowing users to paint or select without touching the screen. Final Cut Pro 2 & Logic: New versions designed with improved AI and Pro features, including advanced video editing and audio separation. Camera Apps: Final Cut Camera App: Enables live multicam switching with four iPhones, making it ideal for live production with control over zoom, ISO, and focus. Blackmagic Camera App: Expanding to Android, allowing better video recording on a range of devices. Pittsburgh Marathon: Relay Team Participation: The hosts shared personal experiences of joining the Pittsburgh Marathon via a relay team. The various segments included scenic routes, bridges, and iconic city landmarks. Despite limited training, the camaraderie and supportive environment made it a memorable event. Tech Integration: Tracking apps helped monitor team progress, paces, and location of participants. Additional Tidbits: The podcast hosts discussed the importance of exercise for space missions, particularly on the moon, where innovative running solutions are needed to compensate for low gravity. The team hinted at potential tech-related challenges for future moon exercises. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:50:09

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Magic Mountains. Magic Satellite of Internets. | AwesomeCast 684

5/1/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Hosted by Mike Sorg in the Sorgatron Media studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Co-host Katie Dudas, fresh from a California trip, joins the discussion. Travel and Amusement Park Experience Both hosts recently visited Six Flags Magic Mountain, enjoying various rides and sharing their experiences of the thrill rides and their operational status. Gadgets and Products Discussed Owala Water Bottle: Unique features include a flip-up handle and a button-activated opening to avoid touching the mouthpiece, which is beneficial for hygiene. It functions both as a straw water bottle and an open cup without the risk of spills. Insulated design keeps water cold for an extended period. Available in various colors, making it customizable for household use.https://www.target.com/p/owala-freesip-24oz-stainless-steel-water-bottle-alpine-sport/-/A-86722059?sid=3392S&ref=tgtadvxsp&AFID=googlepladf&fndsrc=tmnv&DFA=71700000117421189&CPNG=PLADVM%2Ba064R000015PcutQAC-SportingGoodsQ1ExternalSearch2024-1182321&adgroup=SportingGoods&LID=700000001393753pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9005915&gadsource=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0MexBhD3ARIsAEI3WHIqVtqMZK0cMKxN9BOwZZtsGNPtxHJbKG9D7q1c9lwNyk9nEoq1-kaAlnYEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Starlink Internet: Tested in the California desert, proving useful for remote internet access. Mention of multiple Starlink setups seen at the event, suggesting a sponsored or coordinated effort to provide internet. Discussion on the reliability of Starlink for streaming and potential issues with physical obstructions and handling by other people at the venue. Tech Tips and Tricks Discussion on the utility of Apple Watch's walkie-talkie feature during trips. Tips on posting across multiple social platforms efficiently using Facebook's cross-posting feature to manage content on Instagram and Threads. Warning about new stringent measures on Facebook regarding image usage and the importance of crediting the source, even when images are from platforms like Canva. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:51:21

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Neuro Spicy | AwesomeCast 683

4/24/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Disneyland and Star Wars Night Disneyland Experience: The hosts share their experiences from their recent trip to Disneyland, focusing particularly on Star Wars Night, which included building custom lightsabers and participating in themed events. Merchandise and Activities: Katie discusses her experience building a custom lightsaber, describing the process and her choice of a purple lightsaber to match her favorite color. She also details the thematic elements and the immersive experience at Galaxy’s Edge. Event Participation and Marathon Discussion Marathon Participation: Dave talks about his involvement in the Pittsburgh Marathon and the logistics of participating in such events. Charity and Community Engagement: Discussion on supporting various causes through marathon participation, including fundraising links and community support. Sorg has hands on setting up a Starlink satellite internet system for an upcoming project https://www.facebook.com/664720723/videos/pcb.7689730001048830/444317388084116 Delta Emulator on iOS! https://deltaemulatorapp.com/ Poetry Camera prints AI poetry from images https://techcrunch.com/2024/04/20/poetry-camera/?utmsource=join1440&utmmedium=email&utm_placement=newsletter Potties for Boston Marathon https://www.facebook.com/reel/751413887103673 OpenAI makes ChatGPT ‘more direct, less verbose’ https://techcrunch.com/2024/04/11/openai-makes-chatgpt-more-direct-less-verbose/ Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:01:01:15

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ChatGiblets | AwesomeCast 682

4/10/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast iPhone Screen Durability and Accessories Discussion about the durability of iPhone screen protectors and the personal experiences of the hosts with screen damage. Mention of different brands and types of screen protectors used by the hosts. Disneyland Visit and Star Wars Themed Attractions Reboot with Season of the Force Plans for visiting Disneyland for a Star Wars-themed event. Discussion about various Star Wars attractions including new themes in the Star Tours ride, themed foods, and merchandise.https://gamerant.com/disneyland-season-of-the-force-star-tours-review/ Tales from the Empire and Star Wars Outlaws Previewedhttps://www.theverge.com/24121150/star-wars-outlaws-trailer-release-date Use of AI and Machine Learning in Podcasting Experience using AI tools like ChatGPT for content creation and management, specifically in the context of podcasting and media production. Detailed explanation of how AI tools have streamlined the content creation process, particularly in extracting meaningful quotes from long interviews. The Newest Apple iPhone Scam https://krebsonsecurity.com/2024/03/recent-mfa-bombing-attacks-targeting-apple-users/ Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:54:33

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A Toilet Is Light Work For An iPhone | AwesomeCast 681

4/9/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Water-Resistant Phones: Katie shares a personal anecdote about dropping her phone in a toilet, highlighting the value of water resistance in modern smartphones. This mishap turns into a discussion about the advancements in smartphone durability and the peace of mind that comes with water-resistant features. The Saga of AirPods: The conversation shifts to the convenience and occasional pitfalls of owning AirPods. From losing them in public places to the challenge of keeping them secure, we delve into personal stories that illustrate the pros and cons of wireless earbuds. The discussion also touches on the importance of AppleCare and the cost of replacing lost components. AI-Generated Music for Podcasts: We discuss the innovative use of Microsoft's Copilot and Suno to create intro music for the show, showcasing the potential of AI in content creation. This segment emphasizes the evolving role of artificial intelligence in creative processes. https://app.suno.ai/.../a02b77de-3df6-4fa3-a65a-cdf12f2a4969 https://app.suno.ai/.../1dfe79b2-773d-497a-99d8-d5cb98a3964b 3D-Printed Windpipes: A groundbreaking development in medical technology, we highlight the world's first surgery involving a 3D-printed windpipe. This advancement opens up discussions on the future of organ replacement and the potential for 3D printing in healthcare.https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/breakthrough-3d-printed-organ-windpipe AR Glasses for Enhanced Viewing: The episode explores the introduction of affordable AR glasses designed for an immersive video-watching experience. We examine how these glasses could revolutionize personal entertainment and the potential applications in various fields.https://www.xreal.com/us/ Protecting Privacy in Incognito Mode: A critical look at Google's agreement to delete search data from users who utilized incognito mode, sparking a conversation on digital privacy, the expectations of incognito browsing, and the importance of holding tech giants accountablehttps://www.npr.org/2024/04/01/1242019127/google-incognito-mode-settlement-search-history Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:59:05

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Awesome Aftertalk: Underage Internet and Tron

3/27/2024
In this extra, the hosts discuss Florida's new law banning under-13s from social media, requiring parent consent for 14-15-year-olds, and concerns over privacy and First Amendment rights. They also share personal reflections and delve into the cultural impact of Tron.

Duration:00:18:15

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Lending Apple a Cup of AI | AwesomeCast 680

3/27/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Announcement: Discussion on the announcement dates for WWDC (June 10th through 14th). Speculation about new operating systems, potential hardware updates, and the focus on AI. Thoughts on Apple's approach to AI and machine learning, with expectations of significant announcements.https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/26/24111331/apple-wwdc-2024-event-date-ai-artificial-intelligence-m4-ios-18 Apple's Monopoly Allegations: Debate on whether Apple's practices could be considered monopolistic. Comparison to other companies and discussion on market share. Thoughts on the legal and regulatory landscape for tech companies. Personal Technology Updates: Discussion on experiences with upgrading Mac OS, including benefits and challenges. Dave shares his perspective on the importance of timely updates and the impact on professional work. Apple AirPods Pro: Review and personal experiences with the new AirPods Pro, highlighting noise cancellation and spatial audio features. Comparison with previous versions and the utility of new features in real-life scenarios. Hot dog topped with pierogies and pickles coming to PNC Parkhttps://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/renegade-hot-dog-pierogies-pnc-park/#lu8t1u4txy3f1ehv2z Canva and Affinity to merge We compare Affinity and Canva to Adobe’s offerings https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/26/24112277/canva-affinity-acquisition-design-software-suite-adobe-rival Twitter traking a runner making history Podnar shares the #smalleuropeanwoman race craze! https://twitter.com/hashtag/smalleuropeanwoman?src=hashtag_click Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:01:01:18

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AI Alliances and Charging Solutions | AwesomeCast 679

3/20/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Katie Dudas talks about her recent trip and experiences, including surviving a desert outing and dealing with travel changes due to weather. Tech Gadgets and Updates: Discussion on a new travel charger that supports MagSafe and can charge multiple devices simultaneously. Katie shares her positive experience with the product during her travels.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FKZ7M9M?ref=ppxyo2ovdtbproduct_details&th=1 Introduction of Countdown Buddy, an app that creates countdown widgets for upcoming events. The free version allows for one event, while the paid version offers unlimited events and customization.https://apps.apple.com/us/app/countdown-buddy/id1534850579 Highlight of Nvidia’s showcase involving AI-powered robots demonstrated at the GTC conference, related to Project Groot.https://www.cnet.com/videos/nvidia-shows-project-groot-and-disney-bots-at-gtc-conference/ AI and Tech Collaborations: Speculation on Apple teaming up with Google for AI model Gemini, potentially influencing future iOS features and default search engine settings.https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/17/apple-is-reportedly-exploring-a-partnership-with-google-for-gemini-powered-feature-on-iphones/ Discussion on the impact of Gemini AI on personal organization and the possibility of integrating AI into various aspects of iOS, enhancing user experience. Entertainment and Media: Sorg shares his rediscovery of the 2012 Ninja Turtles cartoon on Paramount Plus, discussing its appeal and content.https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2012/ Introduction of the "Squirrel with a Gun" game, noted for its surprising violence despite the cute protagonist.https://www.tiktok.com/@ign/video/7346751631360281898?r=1&t=8kj4ybcvHWZ Brief mention of Disney experiences and updates, including trips to Epcot and Disneyland. Miscellaneous Discussions: Mention of various personal experiences with technology in daily life, such as the use of QR codes in doctor's offices for accessing digital magazines.https://www.facebook.com/reel/380731401492902 Discussion on the usefulness and implementation of AI in daily tasks, including a bike danger detection system. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/03/raspberry-pi-powered-ai-bike-light-detects-cars-alerts-bikers-to-bad-drivers/#ltq8xaezaj0ifkhwbl Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:53:59

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Happiest AR Headset On the Net | AwesomeCast 678

3/13/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Chilla is coming to us from his Apple Vision Pro’s virtual avatar on Zoom! We talk with him about his first days with the Apple Vision Pro and how we can use it in the future. Podnar bring us story about how Apple Vision Pro is being used in surgery https://9to5mac.com/2024/03/12/vision-pro-used-in-surgery/ Sorg is back from his first ever experience at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and talks about using the MagicBand+ for park access and fun. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:54:17

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Web History and AI Futures | AwesomeCast 677

3/6/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Web Design Evolution: Discussion on the changes in web design aesthetics and functionality over time as we discover WebDesignMuseum.org . Tronix 3D: A spotlight on a Pittsburgh-based cutting-edge 3D printing facility, showcasing its impact on manufacturing and innovation. https://www.tronix3d.com/ AI in Video Editing: Examination of new AI features in the video editing app CapCut, highlighting its potential for enhancing mobile content creation. https://www.capcut.com/tools/ai-video-generator AI Video Creation: Exploration of Sora AI's capabilities in generating realistic video content from textual descriptions, pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling. https://openai.com/sora Kit Mueller discusses his SkillBuilder.io startup that helps apply AI to sales and much more and the evolution of the Pittsburgh Startup Newsletter. https://skillbuilder.io/https://pittsburghstartupnews.com/ Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:58:12

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Podnar Needs a New Pair of Scanned Shoes | AwesomeCast 676

2/28/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Behind-the-scenes of MMA Filming: A detailed look into the challenges and innovations in filming MMA events, including the use of a GoPro on a steady cam rig for behind-the-scenes footage, demonstrating the intricacies of live sports production.https://www.instagram.com/p/C33j2xmRVjE/ Shoe Technology for Runners: Discussion on the Albert 2 Pro Scanner used in shoe stores for precise foot measurement, enhancing the shoe-buying experience by matching consumers with the perfect fitting shoes based on detailed 3D scans and pressure analysis.https://www.aetrex.com/technology/albert-foot-scanner.html Smart TV Market: Insights into the prevalence of smart TVs, their advancements, and consumer experiences, reflecting on the shift towards fully integrated digital home entertainment systems.https://www.facebook.com/reel/907443650790345 Gaming Updates: Commentary on new game additions to the Nintendo Switch from the Rare collection and discussions on the evolving landscape of video game platforms and services. And a hack to play Playstation Portable games on the Sony Playstation Portal.https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-online-blast-corps-killer-instinct-1851274722 https://kotaku.com/playstation-portal-hacked-psp-gta-liberty-city-google-1851270852 Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:54:47

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A Flipper. A Corn Sweeper. And a New Walmart TV. | AwesomeCast 675

2/21/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Eurovision and Windows95man: Discussion on Eurovision, its significance outside the U.S., and its comparison to the World Cup of singing competitions. The influence of celebrities like Will Ferrell through movies related to Eurovision is highlighted. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3MAmMAi71d/ NVIDIA's Market Value and Technological Contributions: The episode delves into NVIDIA's significant market value, surpassing giants like Amazon and Alphabet, focusing on its contributions to AI, CPUs, GPUs, and cloud computing services like GeForce Now. Apple Arcade Games: Podnar talks Lego Builder Journey and Sorg is playing Corn Sweeper https://apps.apple.com/app/id1441636691.https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cornsweeper/id1600387153 Walmart to buy Vizio. Smart TV battle continues as Walmart adds Vizio’s TV Operating System and ad technology to it’s lineup that already contains the Onn brand. https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078060/walmart-vizio-acquisition-deal Social Media Dynamics and YouTube’s New Color Selection Features: There's a critical look at how platforms like YouTube adapt to compete with rivals like TikTok and the introduction of new features based on user behavior and content preferences.https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10169076986735724&set=pcb.7407518395936660 Pittsburgh Fish Fry Map: The podcast touches on local events, specifically mentioning Pittsburgh's Lenten fish fry traditions, showcasing the community aspect and the involvement of local developers in creating resources like the Lenten fish fry map.https://codeforpittsburgh.github.io/fishfrymap/?mc_cid=8b3a88423e Literature and Cultural Representation: kidmental Jordan Peele’s edited anthology, "Out There Screaming," focusing on black horror and speculative fiction, and highlighting authors like Nnedi Okorafor. The discussion extends to the importance of representation in literature and the impact of these stories on different communities.https://books.google.com/books/about/OutThereScreaming.html?id=gNqpEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kpreadbutton&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&gboemv=1&ovdme=1#v=onepage&q&f=false kidmental has a Flipper Zero, discussing its features, applications, and the curiosity around new tech tools and their practical uses in daily life.https://flipperzero.one/ Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:57:46

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Still In Beta | AwesomeCast 674

2/14/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Akira Motorcycle Project: Discussion on the Akira motorcycle by Bell & Bel, touching upon its significance in pop culture and technological craftsmanship.https://www.instagram.com/belybel_artworks?igsh=MTh1dWVmNm45dW03Mw== iPhone “Mood” Camera App for Photographers: Exploration of a new app designed to emulate film photography on iPhones, catering to the needs of photography enthusiasts seeking a blend of vintage and modern.https://testflight.apple.com/join/g1uQn7Hu Live Facial Tracking with iPhones for Nicelodean’s Spongebob Squarepants Superbowl: iPhones are used for live facial tracking in broadcasting, highlighting the innovative application of smartphone technology beyond conventional use.https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3Ocl0QMxuK/?igsh=MTNoczloZjc1eGp4ag== Adobe's AI and Apple Vision Pro Integration: Examination of Adobe's latest AI technologies and their integration with Apple Vision Pro, showcasing advancements in creative software and hardware synergy. AI in Image Editing from Apple: Insights into how AI is revolutionizing image editing, making it more accessible and intuitive for users to modify photos with simple text commands.https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24065125/apple-generative-ai-image-editing-mgie-open-source-model Tech for the Visually Impaired: Discussion on technology designed to assist visually impaired users, illustrating the inclusive approach of tech companies towards accessibility.https://www.tiktok.com/@jamesrath/video/7333485717730954542?r=1&t=8jjujvsvlB1 Adobe Lightroom and Firefly AI on Apple Vision Pro: Overview of Adobe's software offerings for Apple Vision Pro, highlighting the potential of augmented reality (AR) and AI in professional and creative workflows.https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/2/24059011/adobe-firefly-ai-image-generator-lightroom-apps-apple-vision-pro?lhaid=3905546&lhcid=1x29nfgapl&di=add8949ea6dac2da4d1fe5469c9ba049 Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:54:55

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All Your Stream Belong to Us OR Is Mastodon the Linux of Social Media? | AwesomeCast 673

2/7/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Introduction of a combined sports streaming service by ESPN, Fox, and Warner Brothers Discovery, offering extensive coverage of major sports and leagues from Matt Carlinshttps://wbd.com/espn-fox-and-warner-bros-discovery-forming-joint-venture-to-launch-streaming-sports-service-in-the-u-s/ Chilla looks at the the Elgato Game Capture 4K X and its compatibility with different devices for streaming. https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/game-capture-4k-x Discussion on health and fitness tech, highlighting a diabetes monitor that connects to smartphones for tracking and managing health data with the Accu Check MySugr app. https://www.accu-chek.com/products/mysugr Conversation around the potential of Apple's Vision Pro and its implications for immersive media consumption and virtual environments. What can we do with it in our home and work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df0TUKWnMNs https://youtu.be/n7hJlyVDEc8?si=c99wm1HOl2DgDuoO&t=578 Blue Sky is opening up for users and protocols https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24062837/bluesky-drops-invite-system-begins-federation-at-protocol Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:56:52

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Hello Kitty Iron Man | AwesomeCast 672

1/31/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Therapy app Replika uses AI for text-based therapy and guided meditations to help with personal growth https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/30/24056106/tomo-replika-blush-generative-ai-mental-health Steam Deck front and back panel replacements to customize the lookhttps://amzn.to/3ulCfun https://amzn.to/47VXZLg The Beekeeper movie raises awareness about elder fraud through computer popup scams PalWorld on Steam/Xbox is like Minecraft meets Pokemon with base building and captured creatureshttps://store.steampowered.com/app/1623730/Palworld/ Social media CEOs testifying in Congress about protecting kids online and concerns over exploitation https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/30/childrens-safety-hearing-discord-meta-snap-x-tiktok-january-2024/ Apple Podcasts getting transcriptions is briefly mentionedhttps://podcasters.apple.com/support/5316-transcripts-on-apple-podcasts Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

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Control the Vertical and the Horizontal | AwesomeCast 671

1/24/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Streamer.bot: A free tool designed to enhance streaming experiences on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. It allows for creative automation and integration with streaming software, providing users with features like custom animations and interactive viewer rewards. www.Streamer.bot HP Printer Controversy: Discussion about HP printers only accepting HP ink cartridges and the impact of this on consumers. The podcast delves into the broader theme of companies moving towards subscription models and the implications for product ownership and consumer choice. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/hp-ceo-blocking-third-party-ink-from-printers-fights-viruses/ Return ChatGPT and Custom GPTS: Sorg returns to the platform and shows off Super Describe, Cartoonize Yourself and created an AwesomeCast Podcast GPT you can use! Apple's Death Stranding Director's Cut Release: The podcast touches on Apple's announcement about the release of the game "Death Stranding Director's Cut" for iPhone and Mac, discussing the significance of such high-end games being available on mobile platforms. Apple Vision Pro: The hosts discuss the Apple Vision Pro, a high-end, expensive AR/VR headset. They delve into its features, fitting process, and potential impact on the market as Podnar fits for it with his phone. https://www.facebook.com/DavidPodnar/videos/725880862838651?idorvanity=323401861015051 WWE and Netflix Partnership: A major highlight is the discussion of WWE Raw moving to Netflix in 2025, signifying a significant shift in how major sports and entertainment content is distributed and consumed. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

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Those Are Not Pearls | AwesomeCast 670

1/17/2024
This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services and listeners like you at www.patreon.com/awesomecast Smart pepper spray with GPS tracking: A new "smart" pepper spray called 444 was showcased that has GPS capabilities to alert selected contacts or authorities if you spray it, providing your location for safety. https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/11/444-mace-ces/ Google/Bing rewards programs: kidemental discussed Google Opinions/Rewards program that give you some money or credits for answering short surveys, providing receipts, etc. Good way to get a little cash or credit. https://surveys.google.com/google-opinion-rewards/ Video editing tools: CapCut was discussed as an increasingly popular free video editing tool, with features similar to expensive options like Premiere and After Effects. Very useful for creating content quickly. https://www.capcut.com/ Lack of sex tech at CES: There was discussion about CES severely limiting vendors from the sex tech space this year, seen by some as a regression. https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/14/ces-sex-tech/ Apple disabling sensors: Due to a patent dispute, Apple is disabling blood oxygen sensors in new Apple Watch units via a software update until the dispute is resolved. https://9to5mac.com/2024/01/15/apple-watch-blood-oxygen-feature-remove-ban/ Grind City TV: Guest Kay talked about expanding her multimedia production company Grind City TV beyond just a TV channel to also radio and print. Key focus on covering independent artists and entrepreneurs. https://grindcity.biz/ Media training for pro wrestlers: They joked about sending pro wrestlers to Kay for media training and also learning some wrestling moves themselves. Subscribe to the Podcast: awesomecast.com Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed: sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm Join our AwesomeCast Facebook Group to see what we’re sharing and to join the discussion! You can support the show at Patreon.com/awesomecast! Special Thanks to kidmental for the new AwesomeCast Sounds! Visit him at www.kidmental.com Join our live show Tuesdays around 7:00 PM EST on AwesomeCast Facebook, Youtube and Sorgatron Media Twitch!

Duration:00:57:21