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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!

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Bellevue, NE

Description:

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

Twitter:

@jcollison

Language:

English


Episodes

Jay Mattison from TekEverything and How to get a CPU/GPU in 2021 – HGG481

2/27/2021
We have Jay Mattison back from TekEverything and we catch up with Jay and his adventures in purchasing an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and Nvidia GPUs. I think you might be surprise on what he had to do to get them in hand! We also talk small form factor PCs, Office Chairs on the cheap (well, sort of cheap) and an update on is office mic. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg481 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech

Duration:01:27:50

Jon Maddox from Channels – HGG480

2/20/2021
We have Jon Maddox from Channels this week as we talk about the history of and reasons why Channels exists today. It’s all things Channels this week! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg480 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #480 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at...

Duration:01:28:39

Erin Lawrence with Apple Airpods Max v Pro, Moen Smart Faucet and USB Outlets – HGG479

2/13/2021
Erin Lawrence is back with us from https://techgadgetscanada.com as we discuss some issues that Jim is having with the new Mac Mini. Erin is purchasing the new Airpods Max to review even though she is just published a review on the Airpods Pro. She is currently doing some home renovations and is adding all kinds of smart gear including a faucet, lights and outlets. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg479 Join Jim Collison /...

Duration:01:33:36

It’s all About the Mac, About the Mac, Some Windows (Sing it!) – HGG478

2/6/2021
The Mac Mini M1 has arrived and Jim spends some time going over the studio set up, installs and moving all the applications over from Windows. He looks at Raindrop.io to manage browser favorites and Synergy to handle the KVM duties moving forward. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg478 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #478 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT...

Duration:01:25:34

Coinbase Promo, GameStop Explained and PC Hardware Changes in the Studio – HGG477

1/30/2021
With all that is happening with GameStop right now, we discover this technique is nothing new. Crypto traders have been doing this for the last several years! We discuss what happens to Jim’s studio now that the Mac Mini is arriving on February 5th and Mike talks about sleeping PCs. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg477 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #477 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to...

Duration:00:54:40

To Mac or Not to Mac, That is the Question – HGG476

1/23/2021
In a follow up to the post show conversation from show 475, Jim works thru all the options in purchasing a new Mac. Mike and Jim talk about configurations, setup, use and then pulls the trigger. Catch all the action including some additional info on Channels, a look at Jim’s dashboards in Home Assistant and pulling the plug on Plex…well..sort of. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg476 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike...

Duration:01:18:43

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