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Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

Sept. 17, 2022

Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways it can be installed local…

Agent Cru from WineSpies with a Better way to buy Wine and all kinds of Wine Gadgets – HGG545

Sept. 10, 2022

Agent Cru from Winespies.com joins us this week. Winespies not a wine club and there are no subscriptions to purchase. You simply buy what you want, when you want it. And with my favorite feature, you can build a case over t…

Jay Franze from Franze and Friends with Sound and Audio Tips for Everyone – HGG544

Sept. 3, 2022

Jay Franze from http://franzeandfriends.com/ joins us this week as we look at some tips and tricks for anyone who cares about better sound. Advice for those who podcast or just want better audio for the daily office call or …

Mike Wieger with Orbit Smart Lawn Watering, Presearch Search and Flux Web 3.0 Decentralized Network – HGG543

Aug. 27, 2022

Mike Wieger is back this week! We talk some about the Orbit Smart Lawn Manifold that he recently installed. He is getting better coverage for sure. The rest of the show is dedicated to two new crypto and blockchain projects …

Erin Lawrence with Frame TVs, Smart Weber Genesis BBQ and Thermacell Radius to Repel Mosquitos – HGG542

Aug. 20, 2022

Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada and now, TechGadgetsInternational joins us this week to chat about the value of owning a Samsung Frame TV. We also look at the new Weber Genesis BBQ grill and how it works with the Wifi o…

Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast with Big Cameras and Big Storage Questions – HGG541

Aug. 5, 2022

Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast joins this week. Lots of Camera and photography talk and him using his Synology to back it all up! Catch Dan at Based on a True Story Podcast at https://www.basedonatruestorypo…

Akarsh Vinod from Dio Technologies with a new Multi-room Audio Option for your Home – HGG540

July 30, 2022

Akarsh Vinod, Founder and CEO of Dio Technologies is our guest this week. Akarsh has developed a simple, affordable, Wi-Fi-connected speaker that can be used as a single speaker or 2 or more for whole home (or apartment) aud…

Karn Jajoo from Radix with Domain Name Extensions and the Future of TLDs – HGG539

July 23, 2022

Karn Jajoo, Sr. Manager, Business Dev. & Marketing from Radix (The Registry behind new domains such as .online, .store, .fun, .website, .tech, .host, .site, .space, .uno & .press) joins to chat about domain extensions and TL…

Ed Sullivan with Cycling Tech and a Look at Ebikes – HGG538

July 17, 2022

Ed Sullivan of The Cigar Authority fame joins us this week. He is an avid cyclist and talks about all the data he creates on both his Peloton, when he rides inside, and his Garmin, when he is outside. Tips, tricks,

Dave Selinger from Deep Sentinel and AI Based Home Protection and Prevention – HGG537

July 9, 2022

David Selinger was an early employee at Amazon and led the R&D arm of Amazon’s data-mining and personalization team. He co-founded Redfin and founded RichRelevance, a company that offers personalized shopping experiences for…

Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with a new Mac and Backup Tips – HGG536

July 2, 2022

Yes, I am back! We have Marv Bee join us this week and chat a bit about his new Mac, some good advice for backups and a little home automation chat. Its always great to have Marv on the podcast! Thanks for listening. Full sh…

Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2022 – HGG535

June 11, 2022

Mark Robson is back with us this week for the annual BBQ and Grill show. We spend some time catching up with Mark and his grill set up at home. He has a few grills for sure. I also ask Mark about a grill/smoker that is on sa…

Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You – HGG534

May 15, 2022

Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com is back this week and we start with a review no-go. Erin recently purchase a $2000 espresso machine that had issues right out of the gate. It’s not the problem you think it might be!

Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win – HGG533

May 7, 2022

Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com joins us this week. Paul is always a ton of information and this week is no different. We open with an update on Insteon and the recent shut down of their services and how it was covered by the…

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 practice it took to get there.

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. We also catch up with …

Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

April 9, 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 glucose monitoring with I…

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

April 2, 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 Kara Pure to provide ev…

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 networking. I am serious.…

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 California and how they have …

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 well as asking the quest…

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

March 5, 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 by HGG 524 and we talk a…

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

Feb. 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 learn and even more to …

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

Feb. 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 Iris. We also spend some …