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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 …

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

Jan. 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 demoed it live on the sho…

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

Jan. 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 as we discuss the servi…

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

Jan. 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 Christian about the future o…

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

Jan. 8, 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 Ring Alarm system.

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

Jan. 1, 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 what we think the year wi…

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

Dec. 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 favorite or not-so-favor…

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

Dec. 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, transcriptions (available on requ…

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

Dec. 4, 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 mechanical keyboards th…

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

Nov. 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 daily driver iPhone?

Black Friday Trends for 2021 and Digital Assistances Everywhere – HGG513

Nov. 20, 2021

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.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs with TextExpander and Classroomscreen – HGG512

Nov. 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 Classroomscreen,

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

Nov. 6, 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 also dig into his Unrai…