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March 27, 2021

Upgrading to Ultrawide Monitors, Valheim and Unraid Updates – HGG484

Monitors have never been cheaper and Jim thinks now is the time to move to a new Ultrawide monitor for the Mac and Mike has some options. We also talk about the new game that is taking the world by storm, Valheim.

March 20, 2021

Raz from Flowater talks FloFaucet and Refill Station and Issues Facing Plastic in Water – HGG483

Raz from https://www.drinkflowater.com/ joins us this week as discuss some of the substances found in drinking water that might surprise people, what is the FloFaucet, and what makes it unique as well as the benefits of using a FloWater Faucet Filter o...

March 06, 2021

Dewain Robinson with updates from the Pandemic, New Office Tech Walkthru – HGG482

We have Dewain Robinson back after a year and get some updates on a family move, what has changed during the pandemic and an update on all his new office tech. It’s great to catch up with Dewain and lots of gadget conversation!  All that and more!

February 27, 2021

Jay Mattison from TekEverything and How to get a CPU/GPU in 2021 – HGG481

We have Jay Mattison back from TekEverything and we catch up with Jay and his adventures in purchasing an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and Nvidia GPUs. I think you might be surprise on what he had to do to get them in hand! We also talk small form factor PCs,

February 20, 2021

Jon Maddox from Channels – HGG480

We have Jon Maddox from Channels this week as we talk about the history of and reasons why Channels exists today. It’s all things Channels this week! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.

February 13, 2021

Erin Lawrence with Apple Airpods Max v Pro, Moen Smart Faucet and USB Outlets – HGG479

Erin Lawrence is back with us from https://techgadgetscanada.com as we discuss some issues that Jim is having with the new Mac Mini. Erin is purchasing the new Airpods Max to review even though she is just published a review on the Airpods Pro.

February 06, 2021

It’s all About the Mac, About the Mac, Some Windows (Sing it!) – HGG478

The Mac Mini M1 has arrived and Jim spends some time going over the studio set up, installs and moving all the applications over from Windows. He looks at Raindrop.io to manage browser favorites and Synergy to handle the KVM duties moving forward.

January 30, 2021

Coinbase Promo, GameStop Explained and PC Hardware Changes in the Studio – HGG477

With all that is happening with GameStop right now, we discover this technique is nothing new. Crypto traders have been doing this for the last several years! We discuss what happens to Jim’s studio now that the Mac Mini is arriving on February 5th and...

January 23, 2021

To Mac or Not to Mac, That is the Question – HGG476

In a follow up to the post show conversation from show 475, Jim works thru all the options in purchasing a new Mac. Mike and Jim talk about configurations, setup, use and then pulls the trigger. Catch all the action including some additional info on Ch...

January 16, 2021

Plex vs Channels, Updates on Unraid and Home Assistant – HGG475

After months of lots negative feedback from Sarah about Plex, Jim finally takes the recommendation of Josh and Richard at Entertainment 2.0 and tries out Channels. You might be surprised what he finds. Mike and Jim also give an update on their Unraid a...

January 09, 2021

Christmas Gift Gadgets and Hard Drive Inventory Spreadsheets – HGG474

Jim and Mike are back after the long holiday break with some updates on all the Christmas gadgets received this year. Jim has a new Meater+, Wine Fridge and assorted technology that was purchased for the Chia plotting and Unraid box.

December 19, 2020

What’s Happening with the CPU / GPU Markets and Hard Drives are Cheaper Than Ever – HGG473

We have Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org are back this week as we spend some time talking about the GPU and CPU markets, Hard Drive and Solid State storage and a long look at Bob’s new 49 Inch Ultra Widescreen Monitor.

December 11, 2020

The One ALL About Home Assistant – HGG472

This one is all about Home Assistant. Mike gives the ins and the outs, the specs and add-ins and all that it takes to get Home Assistant up and running. So regardless of if you are using a Raspberry PI, Unraid or your own home brew,

December 06, 2020

10th Anniversary Show! – HGG471

10th Anniversary Show! Need I say too much more? Christian Johnson and Andrew Morris (Original hosts from episode #1) are back and we talk about Home Servers, Home Automation and chat up on topics we have covered over the last 10 years.

November 29, 2020

Sammie Collison with National Elections on a College Campus and What is Ahead – HGG470

Sammie Collison joins Jim this week (Mike has the week off hunting) and we recap the Collison Thanksgiving day meal as well as discuss what it is like to be in a college newsroom during a major election. We also talk about her future plans once school ...

November 21, 2020

Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech, Teaching During a Pandemic and a New Yankee Podcast – HGG469

Chris Nesi from House of Ed Tech and the new The Chase for 28 Podcast is our guest this week.  We spend our time talking about what is happening with his teaching during the current COVID pandemic. Lots of updates and conversation from Chris.

November 14, 2020

Hunting Tech with Spypoint and onX, Hands on Amazon Echo Flex and Kasa Plugs – HGG468

It’s hunting season here in Nebraska and Mike is at it again. This year, we are pulling for a big score! He talks about some hunting tech that will help him this year, both in visualizing what is out there, as well as a better way to map things out!

November 08, 2020

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada and Lots of Hands on Reviews – HGG467

Erin Lawrence from https://techgadgetscanada.com is back with us again as we look at a handful of many of the great reviews she does on her site. Samsung Note 20, the latest Pixel phones from Google and some comparisons to the new iPhone 12.

October 31, 2020

iPhone 12 Hands on Review – HGG466

It’s all about the iPhone 12 this week. Jim has one! Mike has one! And we are here to talk about it. The setup, the activation, the 5G and much more! We also do a beer review and look ahead to the November 7th Meatup!  All that and more!

October 25, 2020

Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465

Jim is back from the East Coast and has been using travel tech all week. He purchased the Echo Auto right before the trip on Amazon Prime Days sale for $20 and has a report. He also navigates the nearly 4000 miles using Waze and found some interesting ...

October 19, 2020

Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN – HGG464

We sat down with Liviu Arsene, a Global Cybersecurity Researcher for Bitdefender, Liviu has a strong background in security and technology and talked with us about both the Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN as well as some general Cyber secur...

October 10, 2020

Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463

Week 2 of wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes. If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! Last week we had one. While you are reading,

October 03, 2020

Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462

I am really wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes? If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! While you are reading,

September 25, 2020

Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start – HGG461

This week we have Kyle Wilcox back with us to chat about the IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera and how that can fill in as webcam in a pinch. We also take a long look at the Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System ...