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Home Gadget Geeks

Author: Jim Collison

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On Home Gadget Geeks 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! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv
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We have Jon Maddox from Channels this week as we talk about the history of and reasons why Channels exists today. It’s all things Channels this week! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg480 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #480 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Channels, Jon Maddox Find Us! Join us in the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaverageguy/ On
Erin Lawrence is back with us from https://techgadgetscanada.com as we discuss some issues that Jim is having with the new Mac Mini. Erin is purchasing the new Airpods Max to review even though she is just published a review on the Airpods Pro. She is currently doing some home renovations and is adding all kinds of smart gear including a faucet, lights and outlets. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg479 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #479 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the
The Mac Mini M1 has arrived and Jim spends some time going over the studio set up, installs and moving all the applications over from Windows. He looks at Raindrop.io to manage browser favorites and Synergy to handle the KVM duties moving forward.  All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg478 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #478 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT 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
With all that is happening with GameStop right now, we discover this technique is nothing new. Crypto traders have been doing this for the last several years! We discuss what happens to Jim’s studio now that the Mac Mini is arriving on February 5th and Mike talks about sleeping PCs. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg477 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #477 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each
In a follow up to the post show conversation from show 475, Jim works thru all the options in purchasing a new Mac. Mike and Jim talk about configurations, setup, use and then pulls the trigger. Catch all the action including some additional info on Channels, a look at Jim’s dashboards in Home Assistant and pulling the plug on Plex…well..sort of. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg476 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #476 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
After months of lots negative feedback from Sarah about Plex, Jim finally takes the recommendation of Josh and Richard at Entertainment 2.0 and tries out Channels. You might be surprised what he finds. Mike and Jim also give an update on their Unraid and Home Assistant installs and finish the show with Jim possibly buying a Mac.   All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg475 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #475 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe
Jim and Mike are back after the long holiday break with some updates on all the Christmas gadgets received this year. Jim has a new Meater+, Wine Fridge and assorted technology that was purchased for the Chia plotting and Unraid box.  All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg474 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #474 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? 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,
We have Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org are back this week as we spend some time talking about the GPU and CPU markets, Hard Drive and Solid State storage and a long look at Bob’s new 49 Inch Ultra Widescreen Monitor. If you are a Patreon Subscriber or follow the Live Channel on YouTube or now on Twitch you can see both the Pre and Post Show there! We have some discussion about CES 2021 at the end. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg473 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and
This one is all about Home Assistant. Mike gives the ins and the outs, the specs and add-ins and all that it takes to get Home Assistant up and running. So regardless of if you are using a Raspberry PI, Unraid or your own home brew, we have you covered! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg472 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #472 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each
10th Anniversary Show! Need I say too much more? Christian Johnson and Andrew Morris (Original hosts from episode #1) are back and we talk about Home Servers, Home Automation and chat up on topics we have covered over the last 10 years. All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg471 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #471 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO 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
Sammie Collison joins Jim this week (Mike has the week off hunting) and we recap the Collison Thanksgiving day meal as well as discuss what it is like to be in a college newsroom during a major election. We also talk about her future plans once school is over in the summer of 2021.  All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg470 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #470 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for
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!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg469 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger /
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!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg468 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike
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!  Full show notes,
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!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg466 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
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!  Full show notes,
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.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg464 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
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, 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
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, 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.
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
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