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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
Christian Johnson with Budget Server Storage and Network Changes Ahead – HGG520
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg520 Christian Johnson from Maplegrove Partners is with us this week and we spend some time talking about the best way to purchase budget server hardware for those home storage fans. We also chat with Christian about the future of broadband home internet and the changes coming with IPV6. An interesting conversation. All that and a bit more. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #520 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
01:22:35
January 15, 2022
Erin Lawrence with Ring Sensors, Homey Bridge, Ecovacs and Samsung Ultrawide and Curved Monitors from CES 2022 - HGG519
Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada helps us kick off the new year with some interesting Gadgets coming out of CES 2022! We have a look at the much-awaited glass break sensor from Ring for their Ring Alarm system. We also talk about the new Homey Bridge that will be One Bridge to Rule them all, if it works like they say, it will. We spend a few minutes on Jim’s favorite subject of robot vacuums and talk about the new Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni Robot vacuum that does it all but at a pretty big price tag. We wrap the show with a Jim must-have Samsung 55-inch Odyssey Ark monitor. With ridiculous curves and the ability to use this monitor in portrait mode, Jim has found his next monitor for sure. Hope he can afford it! All that and a bit more. Thanks for listening! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg518 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #518 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
57:57
January 08, 2022
A Home Gadget Geeks Look Back at 2021 and Look Ahead to 2022 - HGG518
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg518 Mike is back this week and we spend some time looking at our world of gadgets over the last year. What worked, what didn’t and what we really liked. We then spend some time looking ahead to 2022 and what we think the year will bring. Not your typical year-end show. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #518 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
01:11:09
January 01, 2022
Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Techie Friends with Marvin Bee - HGG517
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg517 The dictionary defines a “Techie” as a person who is expert in or enthusiastic about technology, especially computing. We have Marvin Bee this week from the Podnutz Pro podcast and we look at all our favorite or not-so-favorite gifts that we have gotten or purchased for ourselves. From flashlights to batteries packs, we cover our best. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #517 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
01:13:55
December 18, 2021
Rebuilt Unraid! Better Than Ever and Lightning Fast! – HGG516
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg516 Mike talks about his new Unraid build this week and all the parts that had to go into it. No big surprises, but lots of great stuff. All that and more. Thanks for listening Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #516 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
01:10:44
December 11, 2021
Jay Mattison from TekEverything with PC Hardware Updates and Mechanical Keyboard Hands-On - HGG515
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg515 We have Jay Mattison from TekEverything at TekEverything.com this week as we have a general conversation about the status of PC hardware purchasing here at the end of 2021. We also look at 2 different mechanical keyboards that Jay has reviewed in the last year and have an extended conversation about Keyboard in general. All that and more. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #515 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
01:18:57
December 04, 2021
Erin Lawrence with Hand on Pixel 6 Pro Review and Echo Show 15 Preview – HGG514
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg514 Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada joins us this week as we do a long look at the new Pixel 6 Pro from Google. The good, the bad, and even the ugly and how she likes it so far. Will it replace her daily driver iPhone? We also spend some time talking about the new Echo Show 15 and comparing it to the Echo Show 10 that we covered the last time she was on the show. The price point for both is a little surprising. In the end, we look at the Amazon Echo Buds and see if they really can replace the name-brand earbuds from Apple or Google. All that and more. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #514 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
01:21:33
November 27, 2021
Black Friday Trends for 2021 and Digital Assistances Everywhere - HGG513
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg513 It’s great to have Mike back this week as we catch up with him and spend some time talking about Black Friday deal trends, Digital Assistances, Slickdeal Alerts and some of Jim’s newest power tools purchases. A run pre-Thanksgiving show and lots to discuss! Thanks for listening Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #513 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 Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks
01:09:31
November 20, 2021
Brian Flanigan-Arthurs with TextExpander and Classroomscreen – HGG512
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg512 Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, a Patreon Supporter and long-time listener joins us this week. We spend some time getting to know Brian and then dive into TextExpander. We then spend some time with Classroomscreen, a new classroom tool that supports learning and on-demand widgets. In the post-show and available for Patreon subscribers, we talk about Brian’s Home Automation setup. Big thanks to Brian for joining us and we will be excited to have him back! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #512 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
01:17:59
November 14, 2021
Gavin Campbell with Emby / Kode Media Center and Unraid Setups – HGG511
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg511 This week we have Patreon Supporter and long-time listener, Gavin Campbell, with us. In this episode, we get to know Gavin a bit. We walk thru his media center setup using Emby, Kode, and Channels. We also dig into his Unraid box and there is lots of docker conversation. We wrap the show with a little crypto. Big thanks to Gavin for joining us and we will be excited to have him back! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #511 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
01:25:35
November 06, 2021
Jon Maddox from Channels and Updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS – HGG510
This week we have Jon Maddox from Channels at https://getchannels.com/ joins us this week to talk about the updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS, as well as Channels 4.0 for Android & Fire TV. Lots of conversation about Channels and how they fit in the DVR market today. All that and more! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg510 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #510 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
01:43:30
October 30, 2021
Ed Ramirez Talks Technology Downsizing, Cryptohopper Demo - HGG509
Patreon Supporter Ed Ramirez joins this week. Jim gives a personal health update after a wild ride over the last couple of weeks. We revisit the idea of downsizing our technology footprints and doing more with less. We wrap the show with Mike giving a demo of Cryptohopper and how he is trading his Crypto. All that and more! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg509 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #509 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
01:19:25
October 23, 2021
Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast - HGG508
Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast at BasedonaTrueStoryPodcast.com joins Jim this week. Dan, a podcaster, graphic designer and educator, talks about the accuracy of some of the way tech has been represented in a few of the movies he has reviewed. We start the show with an overview of his office setup and why he has 8 monitors. All that and more! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg507 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #508 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
01:16:37
October 16, 2021
John Aydelotte Rides Across the Heartland and E-Bikes Abound - HGG507
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg507 John Aydelotte, a long-time listener and show supporter, joins us this week as we talk about his bike trip across 1/3 of the United States and the tech he used to get there. We also look at E-Bikes and the popularity that are having now. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #507 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
01:25:58
October 09, 2021
Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Nespresso Coffee and Amazon Announcements - HGG506
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg506 Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada at https://techgadgetcanada.com/ joins us as we talk all about the latest from Nespresso with Nespresso Coffee Makers and Coffee Pods. It’s a different way of looking at coffee both in the way you make it and purchase it. We wrap the show with some discussion around the latest Amazon event where a bunch of new products was announced including a new robot named Astro. Jim revisits the discussion around a new robot vacuum cleaner. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #506 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
01:15:16
October 02, 2021
Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How he Self-Published his New Book - HGG505
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg505 Ross Brand from LiveStream Universe at https://livestreamuniverse.com/ joins us as we look at the process of self-publishing and all the things to think about considering the process. From creating content to the tech needed to get it edited and published, Ross works us through the steps. We also talk about the future of live streaming and some things to consider with what is happening in that space. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #505 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
01:27:47
September 25, 2021
Ed Sullivan with Tesla Issues and Some Things to Consider Before you go EV – HGG504
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg503 Ed Sullivan joins us for some updates on his Tesla and some issues that have come up in the 6 months he has owned it. We also talk about some things to consider when purchasing an EV. We wrap the show with some discussion on an all-electric rat / mouse trap. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #504 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
01:22:47
September 11, 2021
Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with new Camera Recommendations, Chip Markets, NVMe Drives and Deconstructed Art – HGG503
We have Bob and Ryan back from ThingComputers.org and we spend the first part of the show with a new Camera Recommendation from Bob (Sony aZV-E10) and the New Rode Wireless GO II. We spend some time talking about the current chip shortage and what does it mean for schools. Jim has a new 1TB NVMe drive to show off and we look at 3 x 2TB NVMe drives that were looked at by Bob. We look at some cool art with deconstructed iPhone art and wrap it with some talk about a new Creative Sound Blaster Play! 4 USB DAC. All that and more! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg503 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #503 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
01:12:49
September 04, 2021
Kevin Schoonover with Home Networking Tips and Tricks - HGG502
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg502 We have Kevin Schoonover this week and we spend a bunch of time talking about home networking. Is a single modem or mesh best? What blocks Wifi? How do you troubleshoot networking issues? We look at some new equipment as well. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #502 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
01:24:31
August 28, 2021
Sammie Collison on Etsy, Update to Fire Pit and Deck, Robot Vacuums and Cooking Gadgets - HGG501
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg501 Sammie Collison joins Jim this week with some updates from college and a deeper look at the new fire pit and deck work, do the Collison's need a robot vacuum cleaner, Sammie has a new item in her knitting store and some cooking tips from HelloFresh. The show is packed! All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #501 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
01:17:43
August 21, 2021
Show 500! Kids and Ham, Fastic and Fire Pits and Top 10 Lessons Learned – HGG500
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg500 We made it! Show 500 is here! Mike spends some time talking about how is kids have gotten interested in Ham radio. Some new Ham gadgets included. Jim is trying to drop some COVID weight and is trying intermittent fasting and using the Fastic App. Jim also installed a new fire pit in the backyard and added some design elements to try to make it a smokeless fire pit with some success. We wrap the show with Jim's top 10 lessons learned from 500 episodes. Some serious and some funny. I think you will enjoy it! All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #499 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
01:28:46
August 14, 2021
Ring Cam Install, Electric vs Battery Powered Generators and Ham Radio Updates- HGG499
Mike and Jim spend some time talking about Jim’s new Ring Cam install. Pics and examples are shown. Jim also updates on the Generator monitor and hookup selection. At the end of the show, Mike updates us on his Ham radio setup and gives Jim some advice on using a new battery based generator. All that and more!   Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg499  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #499 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
01:05:26
July 31, 2021
Listener Feedback, New Ring Cam and Networking Troubleshooting – HGG498
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg498 Mike and Jim spend at the front of the show with some listener feedback, but via email and a call-in message. Jim then asks for help with the placement of a new Ring Stick Up Cam and a solution to monitor this new generator. We wrap it with an update from Mike on some network issues he was having with an SSL certificate. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollisonand Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #497 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
01:04:18
July 24, 2021
Technology Blunder and Disasters Explained - HGG497
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg497 Mike and Jim look at some recent technology issues at home that have caused us to rethink our setups. Is it all worth it? Have we made it too complicated? It’s it all worth it? All that and more! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg497 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #497 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
01:17:03
July 17, 2021
Richard Hay from Windows Observer with Everything Windows 11 – HGG496
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg496 We have Richard Hay from Windows Observer and ITPro Today as we talk about all things Windows 11. What is new, what is old and what to expect when it rolls out later this fall. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #496 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
01:28:08
July 13, 2021
Jon Panozzo from Unraid Updates on 6.9 and the new Uncast Podcast - HGG495
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg495 We have Jon Panozzo from Unraid this week on Home Gadget Geeks. Jon updates us on the Unraid 6.9 upgrade and what to look forward to in 6.10. We also spend some time looking at the most popular apps on Unraid. Jon is also now hosting a new Podcast – the Uncast! We wrap the show with look at Chia Coin and farming Crypto using Unraid. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #495 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
43:48
July 03, 2021
Christian Johnson with Wyze Security Cams, Maple Grove Updates and EV Choices – HGG494
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg494 Christian Johnson is back this week, and we spend some time catching up with him. We talk some home automation and Wyse Cams for the new place. We spend some time talking about Maple Grove Partners and we catch up on all the changes happening there. We spend some time talking about the future of EV products including cars and solar panels. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #494 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
01:24:49
June 19, 2021
Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Echo Show 10 and other Hands on Reviews – HGG493
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg493 Erin Lawrence from https://techgadgetscanada.com is back this week as we take a long look at the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) and the 2021 Google Nest Hub with Sleep Sensing as the latest in smart speakers and digital assistance. We then talk about some less expensive Android phone options and finish the show by talking about some home automation around home water management.  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #493 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
01:38:26
June 12, 2021
Marvin Bee from Podnutz Pro Talks Monitoring Networks with Hands On Tools - HGG492
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg492 We have Marvin Bee from Podnutz Pro found at  https://podnutzpro.com joins us this week as we talk about all things networking. After getting to know Marv a bit (he goes by Uncle Marv on social) we dig into his day job at MB Systems, then look at the NetAlly EtherScope Handheld network analyzer as well as the Domotz Network and IoT network monitoring too. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #492 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
01:19:33
June 05, 2021
Jim has a New Car and the Treadly 2 Hands On Review - HGG491
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg491 Jim and Mike are back this week with some exciting news on Jim’s new vehicle! You might be surprised by the choice he made and why. Jim also has a brand new Treadly 2 (link below) and give a first look and mini hands on review. We wrap the show with some chat about Roku v. YouTube and the battle between them right now. All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #491 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
01:04:15
May 22, 2021
Dave McCabe and Gadget Geeks Woodworking Tools – HGG490
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg490 Dave McCabe from Reset.fm and the Reset Podcast joins us to talk Woodworking for gadget geeks this week on Home Gadget Geeks. We catch up first with a little crypto talk and then move into his projects with wood. We finish with some updates on lawn care and Jim has a big announcement next week on his future car purchase.  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #490 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
01:22:12
May 15, 2021
The Big Spring 2021 BBQ and Grill Show! – HGG489
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg489 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. Do not come to the show hungry! All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #489 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
01:24:23
May 09, 2021
When is Mining Crypto Worth it and Apple iMac and AirTag First Look – HGG488
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg488 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #488 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
01:19:28
May 02, 2021
Crypto Exchanges, Tesla Test Drive and Leaving YouTube Premium – HGG487
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio, and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg487 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #487 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe
01:07:07
April 24, 2021
Cody Wheat from Shots of History with Alcohol Industry Update – HGG486
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg486 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTechfor show #486 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
01:36:60
April 17, 2021
Crypto Market Update, New Monitors, Self Hosting for Mike and Apartment Gadgets - HGG485
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg485 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #485 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
01:25:48
April 10, 2021
Upgrading to Ultrawide Monitors, Valheim and Unraid Updates - HGG484
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg484 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #484 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
01:12:26
March 27, 2021
Raz from Flowater talks FloFaucet and Refill Station and Issues Facing Plastic in Water - HGG483
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg483 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #483 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
01:24:26
March 20, 2021
Dewain Robinson with updates from the Pandemic, New Office Tech Walkthru - HGG482
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg482 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #482 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
01:33:29
March 06, 2021
Jay Mattison from TekEverything and How to get a CPU/GPU in 2021 - HGG481
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg481 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #481 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
01:27:50
February 27, 2021
Jon Maddox from Channels – HGG480
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theaverageguy.tv/hgg480 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #479 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
01:28:40
February 20, 2021
Erin Lawrence with Apple Airpods Max v Pro, Moen Smart Faucet and USB Outlets - HGG479
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg479 Erin Lawrence is back with us from https://techgadgetcanada.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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #479 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
01:33:37
February 13, 2021
It’s all About the Mac, About the Mac, Some Windows (Sing it!) – HGG478
Full show notes,transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg478 The Mac Mini M1 has arrivedand Jim spends some time going over the studio set up, installsand moving all the applications over from Windows. He looks at Raindrop.io tomanage browser favorites and Synergy to handle the KVM duties movingforward.  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #478 of HomeGadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show liveeach Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
01:25:34
February 06, 2021
Coinbase Promo, GameStop Explained and PC Hardware Changes in the Studio - HGG477
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg477 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #477 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
54:41
January 30, 2021
To Mac or Not to Mac, That is the Question - HGG476
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg476 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #476 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
01:18:44
January 23, 2021
Plex vs Channels, Updates on Unraid and Home Assistant - HGG475
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg475 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #475 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
01:15:39
January 16, 2021
Christmas Gift Gadgets and Hard Drive Inventory Spreadsheets - HGG474
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg474 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! 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? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
01:08:49
January 10, 2021
What’s Happening with the CPU / GPU Markets and Hard Drives are Cheaper Than Ever - HGG473
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg473 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #473 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
01:25:24
December 19, 2020
The One ALL About Home Assistant - HGG472
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg472 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #472 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
01:22:15
December 12, 2020
10th Anniversary Show! - HGG471
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg471 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! 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 SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
01:24:43
December 06, 2020
Sammie Collison with National Elections on a College Campus and What is Ahead - HGG470
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg470 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! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #470 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
01:10:49
November 29, 2020
Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech, Teaching During a Pandemic and a New Yankee Podcast – HGG469
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg469 Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech and the new The Chase for 28 Podcast is our guest this week.  We spend our time talking about what is happening with his teaching during the current COVID pandemic. Lots of updates and conversation from Chris. We also spend some time talking about his newest podcast, The Chase for 28 and how the MBA, MLB, NHL and NFL have handled fan interactions and who has done it the best!  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #469 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
01:22:59
November 21, 2020
Hunting Tech with Spypoint and onX, Hands on Amazon Echo Flex and Kasa Plugs – HGG468
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg468 It’s hunting season here in Nebraska and Mike is at it again. This year, we are pulling for a big score! He talks about some hunting tech that will help him this year, both in visualizing what is out there, as well as a better way to map things out! Jim brings a hands-on review of the Amazon Echo Flex and some Kasa Wifi plugs. We wrap it with some special thanks to all our veterans out there! All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #468 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
01:07:55
November 14, 2020
Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada and Lots of Hands on Reviews – HGG467
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg467 Erin Lawrence from https://techgadgetscanada.com is back with us again as we look at a handful of many of the great reviews she does on her site. Samsung Note 20, the latest Pixel phones from Google and some comparisons to the new iPhone 12. We talk about Coffee, toothbrushes and the latest Amazon Echo devices. Jim even buys the Echo flex on the show to put in his garage. We wrap the show with some quick discussions around a holiday buying guide that Erin posted as well as few of Jim’s favorite picks.  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #467 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
01:22:04
November 09, 2020
iPhone 12 Hands on Review – HGG466
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg466 It’s all about the iPhone 12 this week. Jim has one! Mike has one! And we are here to talk about it. The setup, the activation, the 5G and much more! We also do a beer review and look ahead to the November 7th Meatup!  All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #466 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
01:02:07
October 31, 2020
Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg465 Jim is back from the East Coast and has been using travel tech all week. He purchased the Echo Auto right before the trip on Amazon Prime Days sale for $20 and has a report. He also navigates the nearly 4000 miles using Waze and found some interesting options as well as a huge error that cost him several hours of travel, but took him to the interesting spots. Mike talks about how he is using Microsoft ToDo and then talks Jim into ordering the iPhone 12 (mostly in the post-show). All that and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #465 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
01:10:43
October 26, 2020
Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN - HGG464
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg464 We sat down with Liviu Arsene, a Global Cybersecurity Researcher for Bitdefender, Liviu has a strong background in security and technology and talked with us about both the Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN as well as some general Cyber security topics. Get more information about Bitdefender at https://bitdefender.com.  Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Christian Johnson / @BorgWhisperer for show #464 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
55:45
October 19, 2020
Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg463 Week 2 of wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes. If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tvand say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! Last week we had one. While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canvaand make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just do some freestyle. Love to see what you come up with. Try today. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #463 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
01:28:51
October 10, 2020
Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg462 I am really wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes? If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tvand say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canva and make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just do some freestyle. Love to see what you come up with. Try today. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #462 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
01:11:20
October 03, 2020
Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start - HGG461
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg461 This week we have Kyle Wilcox back with us to chat about the IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera and how that can fill in as webcam in a pinch. We also take a long look at the Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System that Kyle is using for classrooms and public events. We then looked at the MEVO Start Live Streaming Camera and it’s many uses! We finish the show with some discussion around the new Xbox and which one to get! Kyle commits to a pfSense document for setting it up with a VM and asks for community help with an auto starter for his cars. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #461 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
01:06:49
September 26, 2020
Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting - HGG460
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg460 This week we have Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast on the show to talk about how he installed RGB lighting in his home studio. We also cover the ins and outs and install successes and mistakes made during the project along with a long list (in the show notes) of lessons learned. Daniel also spends some time talking about his latest projects, like with My Podcast Reviews, and the updates he has made on this Social Subscribe and Follow WordPress Plugin. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #460 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
01:20:49
September 20, 2020
IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg459 After covering some details about the September 24, 2020 Patreon Subscribers Pre-Show Meetup, we looked the new Pro Plan from IFTT. We also spent some time talking about how the NFL is going to continue with the 2020 regular season despite COVID concerns here in the US. We wrap the show with a look at a new PC build for Mike and a tip from Jim is you want to watch YouTube without commercials. I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #459 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
01:10:44
September 12, 2020
Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg458 Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups.  I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #459 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
01:25:04
September 05, 2020
Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg457 David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week as we wrap up the 2020 Lawn Care Series with a look at fall lawn care. What needs to be done now and what can wait till spring? Can you bring your lawn back from a long summer drought? What about over seeding and spraying for weeds? Dave answers it all. We also open the show with a little Windows 95 conversation as the OS turns 25 years old and look back at the early days of podcasting for Jim and Dave. I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #457 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
01:35:29
August 30, 2020
All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org - HGG456
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg456 Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from https://thinkcomputers.org/ are back with us again and this time to cover PC cooling for beginners all the way to advanced users. Fans, cooling blocks, radiators, active and passive cooling and even some time with the difference between CPU and GPU cooling! I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #456 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
01:23:39
August 22, 2020
All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg455 We spend some time with long time listener and co-host Kevin Schoonover as we look at a couple dozen free or nearly free apps and resources that are still available. We catch up with Kevin and spend a little time chatting about the Folding@Home Project that many of us started in the Spring. I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #455 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
01:39:23
August 15, 2020
Sammie Collison and Navigating the Pandemic at Home with Dad - HGG454
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg454 After some listener feedback and requests, Sammie Collison is back on Home Gadget Geeks to talk about her experience during the pandemic. From her college experience early in the spring, to having to move home in early March and then figuring out how to navigate a summer home with her parents, she talks about her journey. I think you will find it very interesting. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #454 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
01:27:55
August 02, 2020
Mike has a new Webcam, Ham from Montana and Plex has LIVE TV - HGG453
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg453 Mike Wieger is back from you Montana with some updates on using Ham Radio there as well as a new way to use some old equipment for a webcam. He tests it live right on the show. We also talk about the new Public Beta for iOS 14, an update in zip ties from last week, some new from Plex about LIVE TV and some info from Western Digital on their new hard drive recycle program. We finish up with some user requests for help around converting old slides and 8mm film to digital and the best way to sell and old stamp collection. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #453 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
01:22:52
July 25, 2020
Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Desk and Builds Review - HGG452
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg452 Jay Mattison is back this week as we spend most of the show looking at just what is on his desk! Man is it a nice desk!  We also review a very small ITX gaming case and look at a new Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop. We finish the show with some impressions on Microsoft Earbuds vs Apple Airpods Pro.  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #452 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
01:18:30
July 18, 2020
Paul Braren with Tech Challenges and Successes - HGG451
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg451 Paul Braren joins us this week as we get an update on several of home projects. From a discussion on Cox internet to Rheem Hybrid Water heaters, we cover a few. Paul also gives us an update on his Teslas and how he fixed his video storage issue.  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #451 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
01:39:43
July 12, 2020
Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 2: Summer Lawn Care - HGG450
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg450 Mike and Jim are filling in for Dave McCabe (we will get him back for the fall episode) and we talk all things summer lawn care. From weeds to watering, we cover many of the things you need to consider as we move into summer and how to make the most of your lawn!  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #450 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
01:24:20
June 30, 2020
LIVE from the Wieger Tech Studios with Listener Feedback - HGG449
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg449 We were live from the Wieger Tech Studios (aka Mike’s House) this week as we follow up on Jim’s Cox Modem issues from the week before and cover a bunch of listener feedback. We also celebrate 5 years of Mike being on Home Gadget Geeks and Jim get him his very own bottle of Jeffersons!  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #449 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
01:16:14
June 22, 2020
Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and Arris Modems Replace Cox Rentals - HGG448
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg448 With Jim having major internet problems this week, Mike covers most of this shorten show. He talks about this work with Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and a replacement modem for the Cox rental. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #448 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
36:10
June 14, 2020
How "Shelter in Place" Has Changed and Influenced EdTech Part 2 with Chris Nesi - HGG447
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg447 Chris Nesi from https://chrisnesi.com/ is an educator and podcaster at House of EdTech and joined us for the latest as we discussed some of the ways "Shelter in Place" orders has and is changing the landscape of EdTech today. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #447 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
01:16:52
May 31, 2020
A Long Look at a Gaming Build and Crispy Chicken on the Grill - HGG446
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg446 This week we take a look at some parts that will make up a gaming build for JIm’s son. We also discuss replacing the hard drive enclosure for Jim’s Nvidia Shield and how not to smoke a whole chicken. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #446 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
01:03:49
May 24, 2020
Rich Hay from Windows Observer: Communication Platform and a Microsoft Update - HGG445
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg445 Rich Hay from https://www.windowsobserver.com/ and his new podcast at https://www.windowsobserver.com/faith-tech-space-podcast/ joins us this week. We talk with Rich about the various communication platforms that we are now using and then how some companies, like Microsoft, have switched their conferences to completely virtual. We wrap with some updates from Rich on his new podcast. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #445 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
01:11:02
May 16, 2020
Dave McCabe and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 1: Spring Lawn Care - HGG444
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg444 David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week with some lawn care tips for the Average Guy! We talk about lawn size, soil temperature, chemical fertilizers and mowers. Everything you need to tackle your spring lawn care. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #444 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
01:56:06
May 09, 2020
How COVID-19 Has Changed and Influenced EdTech - HGG443
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg443 Join us with special guests Nathaniel Lindley and Brian S. Friedlander in a Roundtable style podcast as we look at some of the ways COVID-19 has and is changing the landscape of Education today. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #443 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
01:28:15
May 02, 2020
The Big Grill and BBQ Show for Spring 2020 with Mark Robson- HGG441
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg441 Mark Robson joins us one again for the Big BBQ and GRILL show for 2020. We catch up with Mark and get some info on his Unraid Server and find out he has 2! We also dive into the value and cost savings that grilling brings and how to purchase and cook meat for value, and still enjoy the taste. Lots here and you just might want to head out the YouTube video (below or in the show notes) for all the pictures that Mark show us. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #441 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
01:28:57
April 18, 2020
Jonathan Panozzo from Lime and Unraid, Updates and a Look Ahead to 6.9 - HGG440
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg440 Our guest this week was Jonathan Panozzo, the CMO/CSO with Lime Technology, Inc. headquartered out of Anaheim, CA, and the makers of Unraid. You can find more on Unraid at https://unraid.net/.  We talked about how Unraid and its community is responding to the global pandemic and any effect it might be having (good news there). We caught up with Jon since the last time he was on and looked forward to what is coming to Unraid in the very near future. We also took questions from the Unraid forums. Link below.   I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #440 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
01:19:43
April 12, 2020
Battling Tech Fatigue in Lock Down, Folding Updates and New Work Processes - HGG439
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg439 With work habits potentially changing, how are you managing your time now? How are you managing exercise and sleep? Jim and Mike talk about a few things that might help. We have an update on the Folding at Home Team project (join the Home Gadget Geeks Team at 243306) and we talk about new process that might be happening to you now that you didn’t use before. More 2FA, Jim is using Sticky notes for task planning. Finally, we look at a very spooky picture of Flighttracker24 and maybe Nebraska is not the flyover state any longer?  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #439 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
01:10:30
April 04, 2020
David McCabe from Reset, Folding@Home and Tech for Families In Quarantine - HGG438
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg438 Dave McCabe joins us this week. Dave is the former host of Home Server Show and now has a podcast at https://reset.fm/. Jim also lets the community know that we are working on a team project for Folding at Home at https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/243306and we would love to have you join us. We also spend some time talking about all the ways we are working through the current COVID 19 situation with our kids and families.   I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #438 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
01:11:29
March 28, 2020
Hands on with Icy Dock Turbo Swap and Tech Helping with COVID-19 - HGG437
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg437 The world is a crazy place right now. To give is some normality, we did a hands on look at the Icy Dock Turbo Swap MB171SP-B. We also discussed the major events that are happening around the work with the Covid-19 virus and what tech is doing to track it and maybe even help solve the problem. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #437 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
01:10:27
March 21, 2020
Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with PC Gaming Builds - HGG436
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg436 We invited Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers this week (our second try since their first visit failed due to Jim’s bad internet connection) and talked about the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 Motherboard, the Phison SSD Controller for gaming rigs, the Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse Review that Bob recently did and posted to ThinkComputers.org and Corsair’s Insane New RGB Case.  I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #436 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
01:21:50
March 16, 2020
Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Mini-ITX Cases, PC Gaming Builds and Audio Gear - HGG435
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg435 Jay Mattison is back with us as we look at Mini-ITX builds with a lot of attention being given to the Lazer3D LZ7 XTD Mini-ITX which Jay reviewed in January 2020. We then spent some time discussing what it takes to build your own gaming rig these days and finished up the discussion with a look at the Focal Elex Headphones and compared them to the industry standard Bose Quiet Comfort 35s.  Jim spends some time with some quick updates on new hardware and his Unraid build. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #435 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
01:30:02
March 07, 2020
Kevin Schoonover, IcyDock Options and Gigabit Internet Choices - HGG434
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg434 Kevin Schoonover is back again and this time loaded up with internet and internal networking decisions. 1 GB Internet speeds means some upgrades to 2.5 and 10 GB internally, and Kevin has research all the options. We make a plea to Icydock at the beginning of the show from some sponsorship opportunities and have some updates from the previous week. I think you will enjoy the show. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #434 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
01:30:40
February 29, 2020
GoXLR Mini Hands on Review, VIVO Monitor Mounts and Goodbye Phillips Hue Hub v1 - HGG433
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg433 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. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #433 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
01:15:44
February 21, 2020
Mike has a New Gaming Build, Toilet Paper Delivery Robots and Ring Update - HGG432
Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg432 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 the show. Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg432 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #432 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
01:14:04
February 01, 2020
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
01:23:10
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
01:21:32
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
01:33:53
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
01:21:19
January 04, 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
01:18:34
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
01:17:58
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
01:02:49
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
01:30:32
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
01:23:05
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
01:12:53
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
01:00:24
November 03, 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
01:25:19
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
01:21:22
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
01:24:49
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
01:11:27
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
01:24:10
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
01:21:36
September 07, 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
01:29:33
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
01:40:37
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
01:32:00
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
01:12:51
August 03, 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
01:26:56
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
01:21:34
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
01:21:40
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
01:14:31
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
01:16:06
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
01:09:34
June 08, 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
01:11:21
June 01, 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
01:26:30
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
01:06:50
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
01:18:51
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
01:30:00
May 05, 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
01:17:32
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
01:39:09
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
01:16:60
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
01:30:14
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
01:29:25
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
01:22:37
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
01:24:10
March 09, 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
01:07:41
March 02, 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
01:44:35
January 06, 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
01:10:31
December 08, 2018
Thomas Sanchez from Social Driver – Live from Infotec 2016 – HTT036
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22:39
May 08, 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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27:33
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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04:21
November 22, 2015
Malwarebytes Hands On Review in 3 Minutes – HTT028
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01:52
November 15, 2015
Belarc Advisor Hands On Review in 5 Minutes – HTT027
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04:57
November 09, 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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03:30
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 05, 2015
Silicon Prairie News Minute for September 1, 2015 – HTT022
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04:01
September 04, 2015
Hands on Home Network Overview from Mike Wieger – HTT021
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06:32
September 03, 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 06, 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 […]
02:24
September 09, 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 02, 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 08, 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