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November 20, 2021

Black Friday Trends for 2021 and Digital Assistances Everywhere – 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.

November 14, 2021

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs with TextExpander and Classroomscreen – 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,

November 06, 2021

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

October 30, 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...

October 23, 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.

October 16, 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 revi...

October 09, 2021

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

October 02, 2021

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

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 looking at coffee both in the way you make it and purc...

September 25, 2021

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

September 11, 2021

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

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...

September 04, 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...

August 28, 2021

Kevin Schoonover with Home Networking Tips and Tricks – 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!

August 21, 2021

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

August 14, 2021

Show 500! Kids and Ham, Fastic and Fire Pits and Top 10 Lessons Learned – 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.

July 31, 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...

July 24, 2021

Listener Feedback, New Ring Cam and Networking Troubleshooting – 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.

July 17, 2021

Technology Blunders and Disasters – 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! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: in...

July 13, 2021

Richard Hay from Windows Observer with Everything Windows 11 – 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! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: in...

July 03, 2021

Jon Panozzo from Unraid Updates on 6.9 and the new Uncast Podcast – 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.

June 19, 2021

Christian Johnson with Wyze Security Cams, Maple Grove Updates and EV Choices – 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.

June 12, 2021

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Echo Show 10 and other Hands on Reviews – 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.

June 05, 2021

Marvin Bee from Podnutz Pro Talks Monitoring Networks with Hands On Tools – 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,

May 22, 2021

Jim has a New Car and the Treadly 2 Hands On Review – 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.

May 15, 2021

Dave McCabe and Gadget Geeks Woodworking Tools – 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.