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Updates on Travel Tech, Microsoft Surface Announcements and Waze Carpools – HGG418

10/11/2019
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Will all the recruiting travel that Jim has been doing lately, we take a look at what is working and what is not around travel tech. We talk some about all the new hardware that was announced recently from Microsoft and take a look at what Waze is doing around carpooling. We wrap the show with some conversation about Acronis 2020, Mike’s favorite iOS 13 features, Amazon Echo Auto and Jim has an update coming on a new Hard drive dock. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes,...

Duration:01:24:49

Jay Mattison from Tek Everything – HGG417

9/28/2019
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We were joined by Jay Mattison from https://tekeverything.com/. Jay is a Youtuber who passionate about small form factor PC and all things tech. We spend some time getting to know Jay and find out that he is also a gadget guy. Lots of product conversation and updates. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg417 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #417 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to...

Duration:01:11:27

Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with Reviews on SilverStone and InWin PC Cases – HGG416

9/14/2019
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Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org and a long time listener to Home Gadget Geeks (and the Home Server Show before that) joins us to talk reviews on PC Cases and a Fanless Mini Desktop PC. We look at the SilverStone LD03 Case (links in the show notes), Azulle’s Byte 3 Fanless Mini Desktop PC and the InWin 905 Case together. We also find out that Ryan is quite the collector of 80s and 90s collectables! I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes and video at...

Duration:01:24:09

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig for Corn Hole Boards, Making Perfect Ice Balls and Battery Powered Generators – HGG415

9/7/2019
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Mike has taken on a second job with building Corn Hole Boards out of his garage this fall and working Hannah as the head painter. We spend some time talking about Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs and how Mike is using them. We also looked at $5000 fridge that will make clear ice balls for you as well a window to see into the unit. We finish up with some chat about some new Battery Powered Generators on Kickstarter. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes and video at...

Duration:01:21:36

Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How to Optimize Your Content on YouTube – HGG414

8/31/2019
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Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and LivestreamUniverse.com joined us to talk about the state of live streaming. We talk about where the industry has been and where it might be going. We spend the majority of the show talking about YouTube and what it has become, how to take advantage of titles, thumbnail images, tagging and promotion as well as the community it brings. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg414 Join Jim Collison /...

Duration:01:29:32

Cody Wheat from Shots of History Podcast – HGG413

8/23/2019
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Cody Wheat, the voice behind Shots of History joins us this week for an interesting conversation centered around the beer, wine and spirits industry as well has how LibDib is trying to change the way spirits are distributed in the United States. We also talk about making better ice and then Jim and Mike have some updates at the end. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #413 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average...

Duration:01:40:37

Erin Lawrence and Her Custom #vanlife Build – HGG412

8/10/2019
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Erin Lawrence is back with us this week as we talk about her new van! She took a 2006 Sprinter Van and built it out as a camper van. Complete with power, USB outlets, ventilation, lights, water, refrigeration and some sweet living space, you will hear what she learned during the process. We also open the show with an update on Jim’s Govee Hygrometer and how it is working out in the new Humidor. We come back to that discussion at the end of the program. I think you will enjoy the show. ...

Duration:01:31:59

Mike is Hamming it Up with Amateur Radio, Hands on Review – HGG411

8/3/2019
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Jim opens the show with a quick hands-on review of his new Govee Bluetooth Thermometer and Hygrometer that he picked up to try to get better control over the wooden humidor he has for his cigars. Mike spent the rest of the time going over a basic Ham radio set up. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #411 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join...

Duration:01:12:50

Edward Weniger is Back with Facebook Libra and a Crypto Update – HGG410

7/27/2019
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We are joined by Edward Weniger from AlphaBTC for our annual update on the Blockchain, Bitcoin and Facebook Libra. We always enjoy having Edward with us and he did not disappoint. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #410 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 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live...

Duration:01:26:56

Grill and BBQ Show, Summer 2019 – HGG409

7/19/2019
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Mark Robson joins us this week as we talk all things BBQ and Grill! From a new pellet Pizza oven, to a new smoking tube for Jim to try, to some new and old recipes to try and even a little doggie tech, we have it all! Packed into 80 minutes you will not want to miss! I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison, (Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech is out) for show #409 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:21:33

Back from Vacation, New Podcast Option with Transcriptions and LIVE Options and July Prime Deals – HGG408

7/14/2019
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Mike and Jim are back this week after taking a much needed break for 2 weeks! It was super needed and awesome. This week we come back with some community updates, a look at both StreamYard and Otter.ai (you can now get full transcripts of the program with time stamps below) and update on the July 15 –16 Amazon Prime Day and Mike gives us some additional info on his Unraid set up. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #408 of...

Duration:01:21:39

Get Off My Lawn! Some Complaints About Tech – HGG407

6/22/2019
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Jim kind of goes on a rant about tech this week and doesn’t like what is happening at Facebook or any of the other tech giants. Have we lost our edge on innovation at the moment? Is there anything compelling? Mike tries to talk him off the ledge. We also spend some time talking about Facebook’s announcement around Libra, their new cryptocurrency offering. Will this put crypto in the mainstream? It seems like the crypto market is responding with favor! I think you will enjoy the show.  Join...

Duration:01:14:30

3D Printing and Printers, New Cigars and Hygrometer to Review – HGG406

6/15/2019
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Ron from Canadian Maker Project joins us to talk about 3D printers, parts and how to use them. We show off a cool coin that Ron has printed for us and the best ways to get into 3D printing. At the end we look at 2 cigars that were sent by listeners and Jim looks at a new Hygrometer. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #406 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:16:05

Fathers Day Gifts, Apple News, Unraid Setup and Review – HGG405

6/8/2019
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With Father’s day coming up, Jim reviews his Acrylic Humidor that he purchased a few months ago at Amazon. Mike covers the latest Apple Announcements from WWDC 2019 and then dives into his Unraid set up. It is a complete review from top to bottom! I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #405 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show...

Duration:01:09:33

Sammie Collison and What Every College Student Needs for School – HGG403

5/25/2019
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Sammie Collison (Jim’s daughter) joins us this week to talk about her college experience and the tech she has used for school and journalism. Sammie is a student at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville Mo. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #403 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:01:26:30

Listener Feedback, Simplisafe vs Ring, Sensors and Alt Mobility in Omaha – HGG402

5/18/2019
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Mike Wieger is back and we cover a bunch of listener email. We discuss the differences in Simplisafe and Ring, revisit the coffee conversation again, get feedback on the mailbox sensor we discussed a few months back and finish with a look at some new recreation/mobility options in Omaha now with electric bikes from Heartland B-cycle and scooters from Lime. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #402 of Home Gadget Geeks...

Duration:01:06:50

Earbuds for Every Occasion, Targus Backpack Review, Excellent Coffee Machines – HGG401

5/11/2019
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Maika Leibbrandt joins us this week. She walks us through her story to find the perfect set of earbuds. She also reviews the Tagrus EcoSmart Backpack and Jim compares it to the Targus ViP he has been using for the last year or so. Finally, we look at the Barista Express Espresso maker from Breville and we talk about brewing a great cup of coffee. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison (Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech was out this week) for show #401 of Home Gadget Geeks...

Duration:01:18:50

It’s the 400 Show! John Zajdler and Christian to Celebrate – HGG400

5/5/2019
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John Zajdler and Christian Johnson are back as we discuss the state of the Home Server and what is the sweet spot for Hard Drive size when it comes to purchasing. We also spend some time looking at some recent news about security breaches around Slack and Docker and get Christian’s opinion on both. It’s good to get to 400 and I have a lot of people to thank. Both those who have joined me on the show and those who have listened. Thanks for being such a great community and all the support. I...

Duration:01:30:00

Hubitat Elevation Unboxing, Stridekick, Shopify and Samsung Galaxy Fold Issues – HGG399

4/27/2019
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Jim purchases a Hubitat Elevation from show 398 and does a quick unboxing. We have a new community fitness App called Stridekick that will allow most of the fitness trackers to be used for competitions on steps. Mike talks about Shopify stores vs Amazon FBA and impulse purchases made on both. We wrap the show with a quick discussion on the issues they are now having with the Samsung Galaxy Fold Phones and why you would even need a phone that folds. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim...

Duration:01:17:31

Patrick Stuart from Hubitat and the Hubitat Elevation, Guest Tony Raynor – HGG398

4/20/2019
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We were joined by Patrick Stuart, head of Product and Business Development at Hubitat Inc, where we talked about Hubitat’s new Elevation hub and the vision for a local, fast, reliable and private device that brings the control of home automation back to the user and out of the cloud. We also were joined by longtime community member and listener Tony Raynor. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #398 of Home Gadget Geeks...

Duration:01:39:09