Home Gadget Geeks (Audio MP3)

We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home!


By Jim Collison

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Phil Collison with 2 Apps that Make Live and Recorded Music Events Better – HGG532

April 30, 2022

Phil Collison joins us this week. Phil is my oldest son and is and has been a drummer for both performance bands and some groups at local churches. He talks about how he became a drummer and the pract

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Rich Hay and a New Role at Microsoft and the Q&A Community – HGG531

April 23, 2022

Rich Hay joins us this week as we catch up with him and his new job at Microsoft. Rich is a good friend of the show and walks us through the process of becoming a Microsoft employee about 6 months ago

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Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

April 09, 2022

Jon Biggs joins this week and it’s all health tech. We look from top to bottom at monitoring your own health from regular check-ups from a doctor, services like 23andMe and Grail and even continuous g

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Cody Soodeen from Kara Water with the Kara Pure Making Fresh Water from the Air Around You – HGG529

April 02, 2022

Cody Soodeen from Kara Water joins us this week as we look at the Kara Pure. Their mission statement says, “Kara Water wishes to decrease dependence on groundwater by fully tapping into air-water with

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Gavin Campbell with a big Home Networking Change. Out with the old, in with the new – HGG528

March 26, 2022

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm joins this week and it’s all about home networks. He installed a new one in the last few months and lives to tell — in pretty good detail. That is mostly it. It’s all n

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Why a Gas Truck Again? Plus Some Thoughts on a Techie way to make Sprits – Quicker with Data – HGG527

March 19, 2022

Mike is back this week! We have a St. Patrick’s Day beer and whiskey pour to start the show. We ask Mike, “why a truck again?” and we wrap it with some conversation about Bespoken Spirits out of Calif

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Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with Read Before You Purchase Reviews on Laptops, Motherboards and PC Cases – HGG526

March 12, 2022

Bob and Ryan from https://thinkcomputers.org join us this week as we look at some of their reviews on laptops, motherboards, and new cases. We spend some time looking at the latest industry trends as

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The new IT Business Podcast with Marv Bee — Mike has a new Truck – HGG525

March 05, 2022

Marv Bee is back for the launch of his new podcast, The IT Business Podcast found at https://www.itbusinesspodcast.com/. We also chat some about Marv’s newest purchase, an OLED TV that was influenced

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A New Home Theater Setup — Considerations for TV, Tuner, Lights and more – HGG524

February 19, 2022

Christian Johnson is back to fill us in on his latest Home Theater build. From considerations made for the TV to the thoughts behind the tuner, wiring and power, we get the scoop on his setup. Lots to

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Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Security Camera Choices – HGG523

February 12, 2022

Gavin Campbell is back this week and is now a member of the HomeTech.fm crew! (Links down below) We spend most of the show talking about home security cams from Ring to Foscam and Sighthound to Blue I

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Update on T-Mobile 5G and Microsoft Translator – HGG522

January 29, 2022

Jim gives a final update on his move to 5G Home Internet from T-Mobile. Jim also brings a hands-on review of Microsoft Translator and how he plans to use it for both Gallup and Home Gadget Geeks. We d

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Community Questions and Hands-on with T-Mobile 5G Home Internet – HGG521

January 22, 2022

Mike and Jim take a few voicemail questions from the audience and then dive into a hands-on review of the new T-Mobile 5G Home Internet offering. We cover the good, the bad and the not yet figured out

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Christian Johnson with Budget Server Storage and Network Changes Ahead – HGG520

January 15, 2022

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 Chri

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Erin Lawrence with Ring Sensors, Homey Bridge, Ecovacs and Samsung Ultrawide and Curved Monitors from CES 2022 – HGG519

January 08, 2022

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 Rin

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A Home Gadget Geeks Look Back at 2021 and Look Ahead to 2022 – HGG518

January 01, 2022

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 w

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Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Techie Friends with Marvin Bee – HGG517

December 18, 2021

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

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Rebuilt Unraid! Better Than Ever and Lightning Fast! – HGG516

December 11, 2021

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. Full show notes, transcrip

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Jay Mattison from TekEverything with PC Hardware Updates and Mechanical Keyboard Hands-On – HGG515

December 04, 2021

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

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Erin Lawrence with Hand on Pixel 6 Pro Review and Echo Show 15 Preview – HGG514

November 27, 2021

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

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Brian Flanigan-Arthurs with TextExpander and Classroomscreen – HGG512

November 14, 2021

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 Classrooms

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Gavin Campbell with Emby / Kode Media Center and Unraid Setups – HGG511

November 06, 2021

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

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Jon Maddox from Channels and Updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS – HGG510

October 30, 2021

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.

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Ed Ramirez Talks Technology Downsizing, Cryptohopper Demo – HGG509

October 23, 2021

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

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Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast – HGG508

October 16, 2021

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

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John Aydelotte Rides Across the Heartland and E-Bikes Abound – HGG507

October 09, 2021

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 an

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Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Nespresso Coffee and Amazon Announcements – HGG506

October 02, 2021

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada at https://techgadgetscanada.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 lo

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Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How he Self-Published his New Book – HGG505

September 25, 2021

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 co

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Ed Sullivan with Tesla Issues and Some Things to Consider Before you go EV – HGG504

September 11, 2021

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

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Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with new Camera Recommendations, Chip Markets, NVMe Drives and Deconstructed Art – HGG503

September 04, 2021

We have Bob and Ryan back from ThinkComputers.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 t

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Kevin Schoonover with Home Networking Tips and Tricks – HGG502

August 28, 2021

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 s

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Sammie Collison on Etsy, Update to Fire Pit and Deck, Robot Vacuums and Cooking Gadgets – HGG501

August 21, 2021

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 knit

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iPhone 12 Hands on Review – HGG466

October 31, 2020

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!

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Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465

October 25, 2020

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 ...

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Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN – HGG464

October 19, 2020

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 secur...

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Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463

October 10, 2020

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.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! Last week we had one. While you are reading,

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Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462

October 03, 2020

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.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! While you are reading,

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Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start – HGG461

September 26, 2020

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 ...

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Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

September 20, 2020

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 (...

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IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459

September 12, 2020

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 concer...

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Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

September 05, 2020

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.  Full show notes, transcriptions,

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Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457

August 30, 2020

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?

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All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

August 22, 2020

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 th...

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All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455

August 15, 2020

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...

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Sammie Collison and Navigating the Pandemic at Home with Dad – HGG454

August 02, 2020

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 t...

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Mike has a new Webcam, Ham from Montana and Plex has LIVE TV – HGG453

July 25, 2020

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,

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Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Desk and Builds Review – HGG452

July 18, 2020

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.

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Paul Braren with Tech Challenges and Successes – HGG451

July 11, 2020

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.

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Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 2: Summer Lawn Care – HGG450

June 30, 2020

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...

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LIVE from the Wieger Tech Studios with Listener Feedback – HGG449

June 22, 2020

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 h...

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Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and Arris Modems Replace Cox Rentals – HGG448

June 14, 2020

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.  Full show notes,

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