Episodes

Feb. 17, 2024

Tony Raynor with Hands-On Review of the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 and More – HGG600

Long-time listener Tony Raynor joins me this week as we talk about his new DGI Pocket 3 and he even uses it as a webcam for the show. We also discuss his love for photography and why he submits so many pictures to Google Map…
Feb. 10, 2024

Marv Bee asks the Question: Can we have too many Gadgets? – HGG599

Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast is my guest this week. Marv and I discuss the question, “Are we getting too gadgetry in our lives?”  We also look at Marv’s new StreamDeck, discuss his recent purchase of the Logitech Me…
Jan. 27, 2024

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers with Exploring the Latest in Home Tech: OLED Monitors and Wearable Smart Glasses – HGG598

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org join me as my guests. They are both off a successful CES 2024 and live to tell! Lots on monitors, memory and a new wearable from ASUS! Great to catch up with them and I am sure you will e…
Jan. 20, 2024

Christian Johnson with Foreflight, Lastpass v Bitwarden and AI Updates – HGG597

Christian Johnson is back this week and catch up with him and his quest to complete his pilot’s license. We also get an update on his thoughts on LastPass and Bitwarden and wrap the show with some updates on AI.
Jan. 6, 2024

Titania Jordan from Bark Technologies with Digital Safety and Advanced Content Monitoring for All – HGG596

In the latest Home Gadget Geeks episode, I had the pleasure of hosting Titania Jordan the CPO (Chief Parent Officer) from Bark.us —a leading digital safety company. Titania delved into Bark’s cutting-edge solutions,
Dec. 23, 2023

TJ Huddleston from HomeTech.fm with Maker Spaces, Home Automation Favorites and the Litter Robot – HGG595

This week I am joined by TJ Huddleston from HomeTech.fm. We kick off the conversation by delving into the intricacies of TJ’s background, gaining valuable insights into the technological landscape that has shaped his journey.
Dec. 16, 2023

13 Years of Home Gadget Geeks and Mike Wieger with Organizing his HomeLab – HGG594

A very special Home Gadget Geeks episode! Celebrating 13 years with Mike Wieger. Mike shares his home lab insights. Using a self-hosted git repo for documentation, he’s into Proxmox clusters alongside Unraid.
Dec. 2, 2023

Jay Franze with Chat GPT Follow-up and Tech Regrets for 2023 – HGG593

Jay Franze is my guest this week. Jay continues to use ChatGPT and finds it helpful for drafting documents from bullet points. We talk about some limitations of ChatGPT and how prompt engineering could help improve it.
Nov. 25, 2023

Sammie Collison with Updates on the Bellevue Library, New Additions and Reading Recommendations for the Season – HGG592

In this week’s podcast, I had the Sammie Collison. We delved into the exciting developments surrounding her new role at the library, providing listeners with an update on various aspects. From the progress on the new buildin…
Nov. 18, 2023

Erin Lawrence with Temu Exposed, Chromebook Plus Review, Pixel Watch 2 and Govee Lights – HGG591

This week we have Erin Lawrence from https://www.techgadgetscanada.com/. I’ve got the inside scoop on her Temu experiment—providing a comprehensive update and addressing the burning question: Is Temu a scam?
Nov. 11, 2023

Ed Sullivan with the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 and Jackery Batteries for a Mobile Podcast Studio Setup – HGG590

Ed Sullivan is my guest this week and he shared insights into his advanced mobile podcast setup, centered around the 2021 16” MacBook Pro M1 Max 32 GB as the processing hub. The audio setup features the Mackie ProFX12v3 mixe…
Nov. 4, 2023

Jim is Solo and Discusses Health Updates, Health Gamification and Stuff to do at the end of the Year – HGG589

In this episode I am solo. I have a few personal updates for you. We look at some health gadgets that we have turned into dinner time family games. I ask a question to you about a new type of format for the show and we talk …
Oct. 21, 2023

Gavin Campbell with Home Assistant’s Local Voice AI, mmWave Sensors, Zigbee vs. Z-Wave, 3D Printing and Smart Lawn Watering – HGG588

Gavin Campbell joins me this week as we talk about how Home Assistant introduces a local voice assistant with wake words. Gavin is enthusiastic about mmWave sensors, Aqara FP2, which can detect people, even when stationary. …
Oct. 14, 2023

Innovation Unleashed: Dave McCabe’s 3D Printing Journey with Bambu Lab – HGG587

Dave McCabe joins me this week. We’ll be discussing his recent woodworking projects, including items he’s crafted for his office. Dave has also recently acquired a 3D printer, and you’ll be intrigued by the unique uses he’s …
Oct. 8, 2023

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with 2024 Economic Outlook: Impact on Tech Purchases – HGG586

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org are joining me, and we’re going to discuss the economic outlook for 2024 and how it might impact tech purchases. We’ll also dedicate some time to talking about the leaked Intel 14th Gen c…
Sept. 23, 2023

Christian Johnson with Reliefband, the MGM/Caesars Hack and an Update on Windows 11 – HGG585

This week, I’m joined by Christian Johnson for an exciting update on his pilot’s license journey and the tech that played a pivotal role in his progress. We’ll also dive into the intriguing developments surrounding the MGM/C…
Sept. 10, 2023

Paul Braren and Lots of Stuff to Catch Up on! – HGG584

Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com joins me this week and we catch up with him. It’s been a busy time for Paul. Both moving and changing jobs has kept him on his toes when it comes to technology. We talk about everything solar,
Sept. 2, 2023

Marv Bee with the NetAlly Cyber Scope, Bose Sound Sport, AI News and a New Podcast – HGG583

In this episode, I’m joined by Marv Bee. We dive into the NetAlly CyberScope and the Bose SoundSport earbuds. We also discuss AI based on an Engadget article and learn about Marv’s new podcast that might be right up your all…
Aug. 19, 2023

Irrigreen CEO Shane Dyer and Precision Irrigation for Lawn Water Savings – HGG582

Joining us this week is a visionary leader who has been instrumental in revolutionizing the irrigation landscape – CEO Shawn Dyer of Irrigreen. Get ready to gain some invaluable insights into the future of precision irrigati…
Aug. 12, 2023

Jay Franze, Tips and Tricks for Discount Shopping Sites – HGG581

Jay Franze joins us this week!. We caught up with Jay and asked about some new equipment he is using for his podcast as well as an update on the fire pit he mentioned the last time he was on. Jim mentioned that he thought th…
Aug. 5, 2023

Randy Walker with WordPress Updates, Tips and Tricks for 2023 – HGG580

This week we sit down with Randy Walker to dive into the world of WordPress and ask the question, why is WordPress still important? Before we start in on WordPress, Randy has a new podcasting mic to talk about, the M2 MicTra…
July 29, 2023

Christian Johnson with Data Cold Storage and the Impact of the LLM in AI – HGG579

Christian Johnson is back and we spend some time catching up on Maple Grove Partners. We have a discussion on the benefits of cold storage is how to make the most of it. We then discuss the increasing accessibility and affor…
July 23, 2023

Marv Bee with Synology Storage Install and Car Infotainment Satisfaction Dropping – HGG578

Marv Bee joins me this week and we catch up with him and the latest on the IT Business Podcast. We spend a few minutes at the beginning of the show talking about smart grills and outdoor cooking. We then talk about some new,
July 16, 2023

Erin Lawrence with Dyson Stick Vac, Ninja Coffee Maker, Temu and Bluetti – HGG577

Erin Lawrence joins this week. After and update from Erin, we look at the latest reviews from https://techgadgetscanada.com, including an update on smart vacuum cleaners, but traditional and robot, a new coffee maker from Ni…