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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

The Big Spring 2021 BBQ and Grill Show! – HGG489

5/8/2021
Shawn Cooke and Mark Robson join us this week as we talk about BBQ and Smoking rubs. Shawn walks us thru his process of creating rubs and we talk about his 9 grills. Don’t come to the show hungry! All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&ampgt;&amplt;/span&ampgt; Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg489 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison...

Duration:01:24:23

When is Mining Crypto Worth it and Apple iMac and AirTag First Look – HGG488

5/1/2021
We have a listener question from Kyle about when is it worth it and not worth it to mine crypto. Mike looks at all the factors and gives some advice. Mike is watching more F1 racing and even paying for it! We look at the new hardware from Apple with the new iMac and AirTag offerings and wrap it with Jim questioning his look at Tesla. Is the new Ford Mustang Mach-E worth the look? All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow:...

Duration:01:19:27

Crypto Exchanges, Tesla Test Drive and Leaving YouTube Premium – HGG487

4/24/2021
We spend some time this week talking about using Crypto Exchanges and after Coinbase, what might be your next exchange. Jim does a Tesla test drive last weekend and gives his thoughts. We wrap with some thoughts on Mike’s PC upgrade as he considers joining Storj again. All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&ampgt;&amplt;/span&ampgt; Full show notes, transcriptions, audio...

Duration:01:07:06

Cody Wheat from Shots of History with Alcohol Industry Update – HGG486

4/17/2021
Cody Wheat from http://shotsofhistory.com/ joins us this week to update us on his work at https://libdib.com/, how the alcohol industry faired during the pandemic and some updates on what is ahead as the world recovers. Some fun stories and interesting things you may not have known about the industry in this extended conversation! All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;”...

Duration:01:36:59

Crypto Market Update, New Monitors, Self Hosting for Mike and Apartment Gadgets – HGG485

4/10/2021
We open the show with an update on the crypto market and Jim’s updates on the new ultrawide monitor that he purchased from a tip from Honey. Mike needs some advice when it comes to self hosting or cloud hosting storage and password managers. We wrap up the show with all the essential gadgets for apartment living. All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;”...

Duration:01:25:47

Upgrading to Ultrawide Monitors, Valheim and Unraid Updates – HGG484

3/27/2021
Monitors have never been cheaper and Jim thinks now is the time to move to a new Ultrawide monitor for the Mac and Mike has some options. We also talk about the new game that is taking the world by storm, Valheim. We even learn how to pronounce it correctly. We look the the new Unraid 6.9 update as well as using Cloudflare for home DNS management. All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;”...

Duration:01:12:26

Raz from Flowater talks FloFaucet and Refill Station and Issues Facing Plastic in Water – HGG483

3/20/2021
Raz from https://www.drinkflowater.com/ joins us this week as discuss some of the substances found in drinking water that might surprise people, what is the FloFaucet, and what makes it unique as well as the benefits of using a FloWater Faucet Filter over just buying bottled water. We also look at the Flowater Refill Station and Flowater ‘On the go’ option for those who want to stop using plastic bottles on a regular basis. All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark”...

Duration:01:24:25

Dewain Robinson with updates from the Pandemic, New Office Tech Walkthru – HGG482

3/6/2021
We have Dewain Robinson back after a year and get some updates on a family move, what has changed during the pandemic and an update on all his new office tech. It’s great to catch up with Dewain and lots of gadget conversation! All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&ampgt;&amplt;/span&ampgt; Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg482...

Duration:01:33:28

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