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Location:

Bellevue, NE

Twitter:

@jcollison

Language:

English


Episodes

GoXLR Mini Hands on Review, VIVO Monitor Mounts and Goodbye Phillips Hue Hub v1 – HGG433

2/21/2020
Mike has a new GoXLR Mini in his studio and is not afraid to use it, Live! We take a good look and demo it along with an Audio Technica AT 2020 microphone. Jim talks about the latest from Phillip Hue and the loss of support coming for the v1 Hue Hub and a solution to fix it. We wrap things up with some discussion around monitor mounts and find out that we both purchased VIVO mounts about 6 years apart. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at...

Duration:01:15:44

Mike has a New Gaming Build and is Windows Full Time Now – HGG432

1/31/2020
Mike walks us through his new Gaming build and confesses that he is on Windows full time now. He asks the audience for some suggestions of the must have applications on Windows. We talk about Tony Raynor hitting the 275 million view mark on Google LocalGuides. What do you do when you run out of toilet paper and there is no back up in the bathroom? We cover some options. Jim gives an update on his Ring Cams and we talk about how you can stream the Super Bowl using Fubo! I think you will enjoy...

Duration:01:14:03

Dewain Robinson with Eero Pro, Ecobee SmartThemostat, Jabra Elite and Surface Pro X – HGG431

1/25/2020
Dewain Robinson joined us to talk about his hands on experience with the Eero Pro, why he installed the Ecobee SmartThemostat, some experience and hands on with the Jabra Elite 65t and 75t and a look at Microsoft’s X Cloud. We also looked at his new Surface Pro X and he answers the question of who should own it! I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg431 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for...

Duration:01:23:09

A Look at EaseUS EverySync, Listener Feedback and Mike has a Frankenbuild – HGG430

1/18/2020
Jim has been using EaseUS EverySync for the last month and does a hands on review to start the show. We read some user feedback from Neal who talks about his camera set up and Bruce from the Discord group who left us some pictures of the lights on his deck. We wrap the show with Mike talking about his very messy Frankenbuild at home. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg430 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike...

Duration:01:21:31

Paul Braren Podcasts from the Tesla 3 and Buys Another – HGG429

1/11/2020
Paul Braren joined us live from his garage and inside his now one year-old Telsa 3 for his annual visit to Home Gadget Geeks. We talk about how he has enjoyed the Telsa since purchasing it a year ago, why we bought another and how he will never purchase a gas-powered car again. Of course, there is lots of gadget chat along the way. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg429 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike...

Duration:01:33:53

Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Stick Up Cam Hands On and Windows Media Center RIP – HGG428

1/3/2020
If its indoor and outdoor security cams you are interested in, we have about 60 minutes of conversation that focus on it. After an unfortunate episode at Jim’s place, the holiday weekend between Christmas and New Year’s was spent installing new security cams. Mike updates us on his set up as well. We also officially say goodbye to Windows Media Center this week and the guide data stopped and is no longer available without another 3rd party service. Jim talks about his migration over to Plex...

Duration:01:21:18

Dave Jackson with Audio for Home Workers, Smart Speakers and Cloud-based Editing Services – HGG427

12/22/2019
Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and my co-host on Ask the Podcast Coach joined this week as we talked about why everyone working from home should care about their sound quality when making calls. We covered different ways to set up a home studio, looking at both microphones and headphones. We also talked about Smart Speakers and how they might be starting to changes our listening habits, both for music, but mostly for podcasts. Last, we talked about different cloud-based services that...

Duration:01:18:33

Erin Lawrence on iRobot Roomba s9+ with Braava jet m6 Review and Google Nest Hub Max – HGG426

12/15/2019
Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com joined us as discussed some current reviews of the iRobot Roomba s9+ partnered with the Braava jet m6 to ensure your house or apartment is always clean! We also looked at the Google Nest Hub Max and compared it to the Amazon Alexa for ease of use. Finally, we talked about Smart Christmas lights and what you can use to change the mood of any room. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at...

Duration:01:17:57

Sammie Collison on Print Media, Cable News Networks and News Based Podcasts – HGG425

11/29/2019
Jim’s daughter Sammie is back on the show this week with some updates, her thoughts on Northwest Missouri State still using printed papers for distribution, cable news outlets and how she sees podcasting shaping news for the future. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg425 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #425 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT...

Duration:01:02:48

Dewain Robinson with White Label Virtual Assistants and the Bot Framework – HGG424

11/23/2019
We sat down with Dewain Robinson and caught up with him on his latest responsibilities at Microsoft and a discussion around building your own virtual assistant. We also spend a bunch of time talking about the use of virtual assistants and how they fit into the human space. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg424 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #424 of Home Gadget Geeks brought...

Duration:01:30:32

Rich Hay and the 1909 Windows Update, Surface Hardware and Xbox – HGG423

11/16/2019
Rich Hay joins us this week in his regular semi-annual rotation and is back from both the Microsoft Surface Event and Microsoft Ignite! Rich catches us up on the Windows 1909 Update and we get a trick to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 ahead of the January 14th end of support event. We look at some new Surface hardware and the new Surface Laptop that Rich picked up at the event. We also talk a little Xbox and see a nifty new phone holder for the Xbox controller that will sure to be a hit! I...

Duration:01:23:05

Quantum Supremacy and the Cryptology Time Machine – CF058

11/9/2019
This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim recap the latest major development in quantum research with Google’s “Quantum Supremacy” milestone. We review the headline narratives and compare today’s quantum progress with where we and others expected it to be. We delve into the tangentially related topic of cryptography, quickly leading to a walk through time of where secure computing has been and where it could be heading looking forward. Scattered throughout we bring in what it all...

Duration:00:59:16

A Look at APRS for Ham, Black Friday Shopping Lists and AirPod Pro – HGG422

11/9/2019
By surprise, when I was interviewing Christian for Cyber Frontiers 58, he mentioned a site for Ham Radio Operators. Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area. Data can include object Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, weather station telemetry, text messages, announcements, queries, and other telemetry...

Duration:01:12:52

An Update from Mike Howard – HGG421

11/3/2019
In the 10+ years of podcasting, this might make the Top 5 list of favorites. Mike Howard, a long-time friend of Home Gadget Geeks and Jim joins us to give an update on his fight with cancer and general well being. Mike has some important things to say about his health, battling cancer and how he feels about it. Thanks for letting us take a week off from Gadget Tech. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg421 Join Jim...

Duration:01:00:24

Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud- HGG420

10/26/2019
We had Jos Poortvliet this week from Nextcloud on the Podcast this week as we talked about why taking control of your data is important, how Mike uses Nextcloud in his setup and why you might want to consider it too. At the end of the show we talk a little Storj and Jim does a review of the Alxum 2 Bay Hard Drive Docking Station. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg420 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger...

Duration:01:25:18

Ed Sullivan with Cigar Tech, Tips and Tools – HGG419

10/19/2019
Ed Sullivan from The Cigar Authority and Ash Holes, and a long-time listener to Home Gadget Geeks is on this week to talk about Cigars. From the production line to the sales line, Ed gives us an update on the industry. Still a handmade product, cigars are resurging again as very popular products especially here in the United States. We cover humidors, humidification and temperature, bags and lighters and just about everything else that goes in making and smoking a good cigar. I think you...

Duration:01:21:21

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

10/11/2019
With 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
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
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
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