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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.  Join...

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

High Volume Photo Scanners, Gaming Sleep and Windows 10 1903 is Finally Here – HGG404

6/1/2019
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We start with listener email this week and Brian asks the question about high-speed photo scanners. We also look at the new offering from Pokémon Go and the gamification of sleep. We wrap the show with the new features that are coming with Windows 10 1903 and what you can expect from the upgrade. I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #404 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

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

UPS Replacement, EDC Every Day Carry, Apple Credit Card and Budget Apps – HGG397

4/13/2019
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Jim and Mike are back this week with the question, “When your UPS dies, do you replace the battery, buy a new UPS or upgrade the UPS to something bigger?” Mike talks about is latest YouTube Rabbit Hole and hobby with EDC (Every Day Carry) leather pocket protectors. There is a new Credit Card coming from Apple and it gets both Jim and Mike talking about budgets and budging apps. We finish with Mike selling some hardware on eBay (again). I think you will enjoy the show.  Join Jim Collison /...

Duration:01:16:59

Windows Insider MVP Richard Hay with 19H1 (1903) Preview – HGG396

3/30/2019
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Windows Insider MVP Richard Hay is back with us as we catch up with him from the MVP Summit, his time in Seattle and we talk a bunch about future features coming in the newest release of Windows, 19H1 (1903). I think you will enjoy the interview.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison (Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech was out) and Rich Hay from https://www.windowsobserver.com/ and @WinObs for show #396 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:30:13

Dave McCabe from Reset.fm talks Family Internet Safety and Ubiquiti UniFi Wifi- HGG395

3/23/2019
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We are joined by Dave McCabe from https://reset.fm/ and on Twitter @mccabeio as we spend some time talking wifi and home internet safety with the kids. Mike updates us on a recent mesh wifi install and you will want to catch the post show crypto conversation for sure! I think you will enjoy the interview.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #395 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:29:25

Jon Panozzo from Lime Technology and Unraid – HGG394

3/16/2019
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We are joined by Jonathan Panozzo, the CMO/CSO with Lime Technology, Inc. headquartered out of Anaheim, CA, and the makers of UnRaid. Jon talks a little history of the company, their current community and what the future looks like in coming years! Big thanks to Jon and Spencer Jones for saying YES to the interview. Even bigger thanks to listener Tony Raynor for making it all happen in the first place. Mike Howard from http://www.jpeg2raw.com/ also joins us. I think you will enjoy the...

Duration:01:22:36

Erin Lawrence talks Galaxy S10, Echo Show, Blizzident 3D Printed Toothbrush and What3Words – HGG393

3/9/2019
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Erin Lawrence is back again this week with a look at the Galaxy S10+ and a discussion around the future of really expensive smartphones. We talk about the Echo Show and the Echo Sub as well as a look a new 3D printed toothbrush from Blizzident. We wrap it with an interesting discussion on a new mapping and location service from What 3 Word. All this and more!  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech (off on a ski trip for the night) for show #393 of Home Gadget Geeks...

Duration:01:24:09

Foldable Phones are Here, Project Management with Monday.com and Home Server Updates – HGG392

3/1/2019
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The Foldable Phones have arrived and Samsung is out the gate with the new Galaxy Fold on April 26th. Mike gives an update on some new project management software he found called Monday.com. Jim gives an update on his Windows Home Server and the failure of one of his Seagate 8TB drives and the successful RMA process. All this and more!  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #392 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?...

Duration:01:07:40