Home Gadget Geeks

Home Gadget Geeks

By Jim Collison
We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the average tech guy. Join us live every Thursday night at 8pmC/9E at theAverageGuy.tv/live
Dewain Robinson with Eero Pro, Ecobee SmartThemostat, Jabra Elite and Surface Pro X - HGG431
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg431 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #431 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
1:23:09
January 25, 2020
A Look at EaseUS EverySync, Listener Feedback and Mike has a Frankenbuild - HGG430
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg430 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #430 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
1:21:31
January 18, 2020
Paul Braren Podcasts from the Tesla 3 and Buys Another - HGG429
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg429 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #429 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
1:33:53
January 11, 2020
Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Stick Up Cam Hands On and Windows Media Center RIP - HGG428
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg428 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 on and Nvidia Shield for Sarah. It’s actually working!  Finally, we talk about Mike’s new Apple Airpod Pros and how much he likes them. It’s a good review. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #428 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
1:21:18
January 4, 2020
Dave Jackson with Audio for Home Workers, Smart Speakers and Cloud-based Editing Services - HGG427
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg427 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 are changing the way we create both audio and video. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #427 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 You can contact us via email at jim@theaverageguy.tv
1:18:33
December 22, 2019
Erin Lawrence on iRobot Roomba s9+ with Braava jet m6 Review and Google Nest Hub Max - HGG426
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg426 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #426 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
1:17:57
December 15, 2019
Sammie Collison on Print Media, Cable News Networks and News Based Podcasts - HGG425
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg425 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #425 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
1:02:48
November 30, 2019
Dewain Robinson with White Label Virtual Assistants and the Bot Framework - HGG424
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg424 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #424 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
1:30:32
November 23, 2019
Rich Hay and the 1909 Windows Update, Surface Hardware and Xbox - HGG423
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg423 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 think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #423 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
1:23:05
November 17, 2019
A Look at APRS for Ham, Black Friday Shopping Lists and AirPod Pro - HGG422
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg422 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System). We also talked about our Black Friday shopping lists, some thoughts from Jim on Plex and Mike covers the new AirPod Pro. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #422 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
1:12:52
November 10, 2019
An Update from Mike Howard - HGG421
Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live In the 10+ years of podcasting, this might make the Top 5 list of favorites. Mike Howard, a longtime 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 Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #421 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe
1:00:24
November 3, 2019
Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud- HGG420
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg420 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #420 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
1:25:18
October 26, 2019
Ed Sullivan with Cigar Tech, Tips and Tools - HGG419
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg419 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 product 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 will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #419 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
1:21:21
October 19, 2019
Updates on Travel Tech, Microsoft Surface Announcements and Waze Carpools - HGG418
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg418 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #418 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
1:24:49
October 12, 2019
Jay Mattison from Tek Everything - HGG417
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg417 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #417 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
1:11:27
September 28, 2019
Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with Reviews on SilverStone and InWin PC Cases - HGG416
Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg416 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #416 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
1:24:09
September 14, 2019
Kreg Pocket Hole Jig for Corn Hole Boards, Making Perfect Ice Balls and Battery Powered Generators - HGG415
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 http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg415 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #415 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
1:21:36
September 7, 2019
Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How to Optimize Your Content on YouTube - HGG414
Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg414 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #414 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
1:29:32
August 31, 2019
Cody Wheat from Shots of History Podcast - HGG413
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 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 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg413
1:40:37
August 23, 2019
Erin Lawrence and Her Custom #vanlife Build - HGG412
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 Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #412 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   Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg412
1:32:00
August 10, 2019
Mike is Hamming it Up with Amateur Radio, Hands on Review - HGG411
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 us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg411
1:12:50
August 3, 2019
Edward Weniger is Back with Facebook Libra and a Crypto Update - HGG410
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 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg410
1:26:56
July 27, 2019
Grill and BBQ Show, Summer 2019 - HGG409
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg409
1:21:33
July 19, 2019
Back from Vacation, New Podcast Option with Transcriptions and LIVE Options and July Prime Deals - HGG408
   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 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 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg408
1:21:39
July 14, 2019
Get Off My Lawn! Some Complaints About Tech - HGG407
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 crypto currency 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 Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #407 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 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg407
1:14:30
June 23, 2019
3D Printing and Printers, New Cigars and Hygrometer to Review - HGG406
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg406
1:16:05
June 15, 2019
Fathers Day Gifts, Apple News, Unraid Setup and Review - HGG405
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 live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg405
1:09:33
June 8, 2019
High Volume Photo Scanners, Gaming Sleep and Windows 10 1903 is Finally Here - HGG404
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg404
1:11:21
June 1, 2019
Sammie Collison and What Every College Student Needs for School - HGG403
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 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg403
1:26:30
May 25, 2019
Listener Feedback, Simplisafe vs Ring, Sensors and Alt Mobility in Omaha - HGG402
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 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg402
1:06:50
May 18, 2019
Earbuds for Every Occasion, Targus Backpack Review, Excellent Coffee Machines - HGG401
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 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg401
1:18:50
May 11, 2019
It’s the 400 Show! John Zajdler and Christian to Celebrate - HGG400
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 think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #400 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg400
1:30:00
May 5, 2019
Hubitat Elevation Unboxing, Stridekick, Shopify and Samsung Galaxy Fold Issues - HGG399
  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 Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #399 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg399
1:17:31
April 27, 2019
Patrick Stuart from Hubitat and the Hubitat Elevation, Guest Tony Raynor - HGG398
  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 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg398
1:39:09
April 20, 2019
UPS Replacement, EDC Every Day Carry, Apple Credit Card and Budget Apps - HGG397
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 / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #397 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg397
1:16:59
April 13, 2019
Windows Insider MVP Richard Hay with 19H1 (1903) Preview - HGG396
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe  Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg396
1:30:13
March 30, 2019
Dave McCabe from Reset.fm talks Family Internet Safety and Ubiquiti UniFi Wifi- HGG395
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe  Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg395
1:29:25
March 23, 2019
Jon Panozzo from Lime Technology and Unraid - HGG394
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 interview.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison, Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech and special guest Mike  Howard from http://www.jpeg2raw.com/ for show #394 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg394
1:22:36
March 16, 2019
Erin Lawrence talks Galaxy S10, Echo Show, Blizzident 3D Printed Toothbrush and What3Words - HGG393
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 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg393
1:24:09
March 9, 2019
Foldable Phones are Here, Project Management with Monday.com and Home Server Updates - HGG392
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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe  Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg392
1:07:40
March 2, 2019
Paul Braren with Travel Tech, Ring Stick Up Cams and a New Tesla 3 - HGG385
Paul Braren from https://tinkertry.com and on Twitter at @paulbraren joins this week as  we catch up with him and his job with VMware, some travel tech from his trip to  Europe, his new Ring Stick Up Cams and his new Tesla 3. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #385 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  Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg385
1:44:35
January 6, 2019
Pimp Your Christmas Lights with xLights, Is Rivian a Tesla Killer and a New Monitor - HGG381
We have an email from Anthony who provided us with two awesome Christmas lights videos and some equipment to back it all up! Mike talks about Rivian and will they be a Tesla killer? Some game purchasing tips, Jim has a quick review of this new Dell P3418HW 34” Curved Monitor at work and he thinks Microsoft Rewards might be on to him! All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #381 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 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg381
1:10:30
December 8, 2018
Thomas Sanchez from Social Driver – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT036
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22:38
May 8, 2016
Chance Irvine from Proxibid and talks Midwest Cloud Computing- Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT035
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21:32
April 24, 2016
Dustin Tauer from Easel Solutions – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT034
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27:32
April 21, 2016
Chrys Sullivan from Useagility – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT033
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25:53
April 17, 2016
Joe Olsen from Phenomblue – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT032
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20:54
April 10, 2016
Paul Oliver on Microservices – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT031
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18:22
March 30, 2016
Hands on Review: 30 Days with the Microsoft Band 2 – HTT030
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06:04
December 15, 2015
Password Managers and LastPass Review in 5 Minutes – HTT029
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04:20
November 22, 2015
Malwarebytes Hands On Review in 3 Minutes – HTT028
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01:51
November 15, 2015
Belarc Advisor Hands On Review in 5 Minutes – HTT027
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04:56
November 9, 2015
Free System Utilities in 4 Minutes – HTT026
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03:23
October 25, 2015
Free Antivirus Options in 4 minutes – HTT025
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03:29
October 18, 2015
Silicon Prairie News Minute for September 23, 2015 – HTT024
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03:13
September 24, 2015
Hands on Review Phillips Hue and Hue LUX Lighting Systems – HTT023
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39:23
September 5, 2015
Silicon Prairie News Minute for September 1, 2015 – HTT022
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04:01
September 4, 2015
Hands on Home Network Overview from Mike Wieger – HTT021
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06:32
September 3, 2015
Just the Interview with Sir John Hargrave, Author of Mind Hacking – HTT020
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44:22
August 29, 2015
Hands on Review of the Eno Hammock – HTT019
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03:14
August 29, 2015
Just the Interview with Amber Gott from LastPass – HTT018
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43:28
August 22, 2015
Hands on Review of the Pebble Smart Watch – HTT017
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07:58
August 22, 2015
Hands on Review of the Logitech UE Mini Boom – HTT016
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03:06
August 19, 2015
Hands on Review of the Go Pro Hero – HTT015
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06:24
August 16, 2015
Hands on Review of the Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 PRORAID Hard Drive Enclosure – HTT014
Mike Howard (@jpeg2raw) from http://jpeg2RAW.com is our tipster this week and joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for Home Tech Tips brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. […]
15:35
March 14, 2015
Web Hosting for the Average Guy from MapleGrove Partners – HTT013
Christian Johnson (christian@theaverageguy.tv) is our tipster this week and joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for Home Tech Tips brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. Support the […]
12:43
January 6, 2015
Overview of Microsoft Office Mix in 5 minutes – HTT012
Brian Friedlander from https://twitter.com/assistivetek is our tipster this week and joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for Home Tech Tips brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. You […]
04:19
December 23, 2014
Amazon Echo for the Kitchen with Ryan Parker in 8 minutes – HTT011
Ryan Parker (@TheRyankParker) of http://foodcraftsmen.com/  joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for Home Tech Tips brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship […]
08:35
November 29, 2014
Windows 10 Technical Preview Insider Program with Rich Hay – HTT010
Richard Hay, Microsoft MVP for Windows from Http://WindowsObserver.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WinObs is our tipster this week for Home Tech Tips brought to you by the Average Guy Network, […]
07:07
November 16, 2014
Recording Audio and Preparation Tip in 4 minutes – HTT009
Addy Saucedo from http://www.modernvintageradio.com/ and on twitter at https://twitter.com/AddyMVR is our tipster this week for Home Tech Tips. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy or in Canada you […]
04:15
October 18, 2014
UpTimeRobot Website Monitoring in 3 minutes – HTT008
Jim Collison is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips. Mike and Jim discuss a web site that monitors the uptime of you site or other sites […]
02:23
September 9, 2014
Home Router Security in 3 minutes – HTT007
John Nye from http://endisnye.com (https://twitter.com/EndisNye_com) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips. For most of us, the home router is the can be the most unsecure […]
02:56
September 2, 2014
SocialBro Features Explained in 11 minutes – HTT006
Cassie Hayes from SocialBro (http://socialbro.com) (https://twitter.com/SocialBro) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips. Demo included in the video.  SocialBro is a powerful social marketing tool that […]
11:17
August 26, 2014
The Home Server Connector Explained in 7 minutes – HTT005
John Zajdler (@Dieharder) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  John’s tip revolves around the different ways the Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials […]
07:08
August 19, 2014
A Hands on First Look at littleBits Electronics – HTT004
Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  Kevin looks at and gives a demo of littleBits Electronics Starter Kit. Support the Average Guy […]
11:58
August 10, 2014
Android and iOS Display Tips for On Screen Presentations in 4 Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT003
Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com (http://www.tinkertry.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/tinkererguy) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  Paul covers some tips from his post at http://www.tinkertry.com/display-your-ios-and-android-devices-on-windows-using-reflector-and-droid-at-screen/ Support the […]
03:38
July 8, 2014
LastPass Tips in 3 Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT002
Amber Gott from LastPass at http://lastpast.com is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  She covers some tips on password security.  First, get started with a password […]
03:24
June 28, 2014
unRAID in Ten Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT001
The tipsters from jpeg2raw.com (@jpeg2raw) – Mike Howard (@jpeg2raw), Tim Kemperle and Ces White joins Jim (@jcollison) to kick off the new Home Tech Tips #1.  We cover the product […]
10:26
June 26, 2014