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We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home!

We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home!

Location:

Bellevue, NE

Description:

We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home!

Twitter:

@jcollison

Language:

English


Episodes

Plex vs Channels, Updates on Unraid and Home Assistant – HGG475

1/16/2021
After months of lots negative feedback from Sarah about Plex, Jim finally takes the recommendation of Josh and Richard at Entertainment 2.0 and tries out Channels. You might be surprised what he finds. Mike and Jim also give an update on their Unraid and Home Assistant installs and finish the show with Jim possibly buying a Mac. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg475 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech...

Duration:01:15:38

Christmas Gift Gadgets and Hard Drive Inventory Spreadsheets – HGG474

1/9/2021
Jim and Mike are back after the long holiday break with some updates on all the Christmas gadgets received this year. Jim has a new Meater+, Wine Fridge and assorted technology that was purchased for the Chia plotting and Unraid box. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg474 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #474 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:08:48

What’s Happening with the CPU / GPU Markets and Hard Drives are Cheaper Than Ever – HGG473

12/19/2020
We have Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org are back this week as we spend some time talking about the GPU and CPU markets, Hard Drive and Solid State storage and a long look at Bob’s new 49 Inch Ultra Widescreen Monitor. If you are a Patreon Subscriber or follow the Live Channel on YouTube or now on Twitch you can see both the Pre and Post Show there! We have some discussion about CES 2021 at the end. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video...

Duration:01:25:23

The One ALL About Home Assistant – HGG472

12/11/2020
This one is all about Home Assistant. Mike gives the ins and the outs, the specs and add-ins and all that it takes to get Home Assistant up and running. So regardless of if you are using a Raspberry PI, Unraid or your own home brew, we have you covered! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg472 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #472 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network....

Duration:01:22:14

10th Anniversary Show! – HGG471

12/6/2020
10th Anniversary Show! Need I say too much more? Christian Johnson and Andrew Morris (Original hosts from episode #1) are back and we talk about Home Servers, Home Automation and chat up on topics we have covered over the last 10 years. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg471 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #471 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO...

Duration:01:24:42

Sammie Collison with National Elections on a College Campus and What is Ahead – HGG470

11/29/2020
Sammie Collison joins Jim this week (Mike has the week off hunting) and we recap the Collison Thanksgiving day meal as well as discuss what it is like to be in a college newsroom during a major election. We also talk about her future plans once school is over in the summer of 2021. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg470 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #470 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to...

Duration:01:10:49

Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech, Teaching During a Pandemic and a New Yankee Podcast – HGG469

11/21/2020
Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech and the new The Chase for 28 Podcast is our guest this week. We spend our time talking about what is happening with his teaching during the current COVID pandemic. Lots of updates and conversation from Chris. We also spend some time talking about his newest podcast, The Chase for 28 and how the MBA, MLB, NHL and NFL have handled fan interactions and who has done it the best! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at...

Duration:01:22:59

Hunting Tech with Spypoint and onX, Hands on Amazon Echo Flex and Kasa Plugs – HGG468

11/14/2020
It’s hunting season here in Nebraska and Mike is at it again. This year, we are pulling for a big score! He talks about some hunting tech that will help him this year, both in visualizing what is out there, as well as a better way to map things out! Jim brings a hands on review of the Amazon Echo Flex and some Kasa Wifi plugs. We wrap it with some special thanks to all our veterans out there! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at...

Duration:01:07:54

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada and Lots of Hands on Reviews – HGG467

11/8/2020
Erin Lawrence from https://techgadgetscanada.com is back with us again as we look at a handful of many of the great reviews she does on her site. Samsung Note 20, the latest Pixel phones from Google and some comparisons to the new iPhone 12. We talk about Coffee, toothbrushes and the latest Amazon Echo devices. Jim even buys the Echo flex on the show to put in his garage. We wrap the show with some quick discussions around a holiday buying guide that Erin posted as well as few of Jim’s...

Duration:01:22:03

iPhone 12 Hands on Review – HGG466

10/31/2020
It’s all about the iPhone 12 this week. Jim has one! Mike has one! And we are here to talk about it. The setup, the activation, the 5G and much more! We also do a beer review and look ahead to the November 7th Meatup! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg466 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #466 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:02:07

Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465

10/25/2020
Jim is back from the East Coast and has been using travel tech all week. He purchased the Echo Auto right before the trip on Amazon Prime Days sale for $20 and has a report. He also navigates the nearly 4000 miles using Waze and found some interesting options as well as a huge error that cost him several hours of travel, but took him to the interesting spots. Mike talks about how he is using Microsoft ToDo and then talks Jim into ordering the iPhone 12 (mostly in the post show). All that and...

Duration:01:10:43

Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN – HGG464

10/19/2020
We sat down with Liviu Arsene, a Global Cybersecurity Researcher for Bitdefender, Liviu has a strong background in security and technology and talked with us about both the Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN as well as some general Cyber security topics. Get more information about Bitdefender at https://bitdefender.com.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg464 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Christian Johnson / @BorgWhisperer for show...

Duration:00:55:44

Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463

10/10/2020
Week 2 of wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes. If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! Last week we had one. While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canva and make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just...

Duration:01:28:51

Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462

10/3/2020
I am really wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes? If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canva and make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just do some freestyle....

Duration:01:11:20

Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start – HGG461

9/25/2020
This week we have Kyle Wilcox back with us to chat about the IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera and how that can fill in as webcam in a pinch. We also take a long look at the Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System that Kyle is using for classrooms and public events. We then looked at the MEVO Start Live Streaming Camera and it’s many uses! We finish the show with some discussion around the new Xbox and which one to get! Kyle commits to a pfSense document...

Duration:01:06:49

Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

9/20/2020
This week we have Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast on the show to talk about how he installed RGB lighting in his home studio. We also cover the ins and outs and install successes and mistakes made during the project along with a long list (in the show notes) of lessons learned. Daniel also spends some time talking about his latest projects, like with My Podcast Reviews, and the updates he has made on this Social Subscribe and Follow WordPress Plugin.  Full show notes,...

Duration:01:20:49

IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459

9/12/2020
After covering some details about the September 24, 2020 Patreon Subscribers Pre-Show Meetup, we looked the new Pro Plan from IFTT. We also spent some time talking about how the NFL is going to continue with the 2020 regular season despite COVID concerns here in the US. We wrap the show with a look at a new PC build for Mike and a tip from Jim if you want to watch YouTube without commercials. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at...

Duration:01:10:43

Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

9/5/2020
Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg458 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #458 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for...

Duration:01:25:04

Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457

8/30/2020
David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week as we wrap up the 2020 Lawn Care Series with a look at fall lawn care. What needs to be done now and what can wait till spring? Can you bring your lawn back from a long summer drought? What about over seeding and spraying for weeds? Dave answers it all. We also open the show with a little Windows 95 conversation as the OS turns 25 years old and look back at the early days of podcasting for Jim and Dave. I think you will find it very...

Duration:01:35:28

All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

8/22/2020
Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from https://thinkcomputers.org/ are back with us again and this time to cover PC cooling for beginners all the way to advanced users. Fans, cooling blocks, radiators, active and passive cooling and even some time with the difference between CPU and GPU cooling! I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg456 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #456...

Duration:01:23:38