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Mike Wieger Catch up and a Deep Dive on the PC/VR Build for Jim – HGG554

Dec. 3, 2022

Mike Wieger is back for the week! Need I say more? Lots of PC build conversation and we catch up with what is happening in Mike’s world. Thanks for your Patreon Support! Thanks for listening. Full show notes, transcriptions …

Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong – HGG553

Nov. 26, 2022

Sammie was out sick tonight, so my oldest Phil joins me. We start the show with some talk about some cherry-infused whiskey that we made back in June and drank over Thanksgiving celebrations. We also look at 5 or 6 bourbons …

Dave Hamilton from Mac Geek Gab and All Things Apple – HGG552

Nov. 12, 2022

Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab Podcast joins me for this episode. Lots of great gadget conversation that goes well beyond Apple. We also have an extended conversation on VR. Make sure you visit https://www.macgeekgab.co…

Marv Bee with Cyber Security Month Lessons, Tech Conferences and Updates on PC Builds – HGG551

Nov. 5, 2022

Marv Bee joins this week from the IT Business Podcast and we chat some about Cyber Security Month, a bit about upcoming tech conferences, my upcoming PC build and even some home automation conversation at the very end.

Christian Johnson with MGP Updates, Christian’s Corner on Crypto Today and More PC Build Considerations – HGG550

Oct. 22, 2022

Christian Johnson is back for episode 550 with an update on Maple Grove Partners, his take on the current crypto space and markets. We wrap the show with a good hard look at some motherboards, memory and hard drives for Jim’…

Edward Weniger from Alpha Bitcoin and an Update on the Crypto Business and Market – HGG549

Oct. 15, 2022

I have Edward Weniger, President, Alpha Bitcoin and local to Omaha. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mining Bitcoin at home and on a commercial scale. We note that while commercial mining operations have higher…

Jay Franze with Enterprise Physical Security Tech – HGG548

Oct. 8, 2022

Jay Franze joins me this week. Jim has a new TV for the deck and we spend some time talking about Jay’s day job, lots of very gadget-driven technology. I think you will enjoy it. You can find more of Jay at http://franzeandf…

Bob and Ryan from Thinkcomputers.org with Thoughts on a New PC Build for Jim – HGG547

Oct. 2, 2022

Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org join me this week to talk about a new PC build that Jim is putting together. We chat about Intel vs AMD, what kind of Motherboard to go with, Memory, Hard Drives,

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 …