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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…

Jon Maddox from Channels and Updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS – HGG510

Oct. 30, 2021

This week we have Jon Maddox from Channels at https://getchannels.com/ joins us this week to talk about the updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS, as well as Channels 4.0 for Android & Fire TV. Lots of conversation abo…

Ed Ramirez Talks Technology Downsizing, Cryptohopper Demo – HGG509

Oct. 23, 2021

Patreon Supporter Ed Ramirez joins this week. Jim gives a personal health update after a wild ride over the last couple of weeks. We revisit the idea of downsizing our technology footprints and doing more with less.

Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast – HGG508

Oct. 16, 2021

Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast at BasedonaTrueStoryPodcast.com joins Jim this week. Dan, a podcaster, graphic designer and educator, talks about the accuracy of some of the way tech has been represented in a f…

John Aydelotte Rides Across the Heartland and E-Bikes Abound – HGG507

Oct. 9, 2021

John Aydelotte, a long-time listener and show supporter, joins us this week as we talk about his bike trip across 1/3 of the United States and the tech he used to get there. We also look at E-Bikes and the popularity that ar…

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Nespresso Coffee and Amazon Announcements – HGG506

Oct. 2, 2021

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada at https://techgadgetscanada.com/ joins us as we talk all about the latest from Nespresso with Nespresso Coffee Makers and Coffee Pods. It’s a different way of looking at coffee both in …

Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How he Self-Published his New Book – HGG505

Sept. 25, 2021

Ross Brand from LiveStream Universe at https://livestreamuniverse.com/ joins us as we look at the process of self-publishing and all the things to think about considering the process. From creating content to the tech needed…

Ed Sullivan with Tesla Issues and Some Things to Consider Before you go EV – HGG504

Sept. 11, 2021

Ed Sullivan joins us for some updates on his Tesla and some issues that have come up in the 6 months he has owned it. We also talk about some things to consider when purchasing an EV. We wrap the show with some discussion on…

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with new Camera Recommendations, Chip Markets, NVMe Drives and Deconstructed Art – HGG503

Sept. 4, 2021

We have Bob and Ryan back from ThingComputers.org and we spend the first part of the show with a new Camera Recommendation from Bob (Sony aZV-E10) and the New Rode Wireless GO II. We spend some time talking about the current…

Kevin Schoonover with Home Networking Tips and Tricks – HGG502

Aug. 28, 2021

We have Kevin Schoonover this week and we spend a bunch of time talking about home networking. Is a single modem or mesh best? What blocks Wifi? How do you troubleshoot networking issues? We look at some new equipment as wel…

Sammie Collison on Etsy, Update to Fire Pit and Deck, Robot Vacuums and Cooking Gadgets – HGG501

Aug. 21, 2021

Sammie Collison joins Jim this week with some updates from college and a deeper look at the new fire pit and deck work, do the Collison’s need a robot vacuum cleaner, Sammie has a new item in her knitting store and some cook…

Show 500! Kids and Ham, Fastic and Fire Pits and Top 10 Lessons Learned – HGG500

Aug. 14, 2021

We made it! Show 500 is here! Mike spends some time talking about how is kids have gotten interested in Ham radio. Some new Ham gadgets included. Jim is trying to drop some COVID weight and is trying intermittent fasting and…

Ring Cam Install, Electric vs Battery Powered Generators and Ham Radio Updates- HGG499

July 31, 2021

Mike and Jim spend some time talking about Jim’s new Ring Cam install. Pics and examples are shown. Jim also updates on the Generator monitor and hookup selection. At the end of the show, Mike updates us on his Ham radio set…

Listener Feedback, New Ring Cam and Networking Troubleshooting – HGG498

July 24, 2021

Mike and Jim spend at the front of the show with some listener feedback, but via email and a call in message. Jim then asks for help with the placement of a new Ring Stick Up Cam and a solution to monitor this new generator.

Technology Blunders and Disasters – HGG497

July 17, 2021

Mike and Jim look at some recent technology issues at home that have caused us to rethink our setups. Is it all worth it? Have we made it too complicated? It’s it all worth it?  All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”…

Richard Hay from Windows Observer with Everything Windows 11 – HGG496

July 13, 2021

We have Richard Hay from Windows Observer and ITPro Today as we talk about all things Windows 11. What is new, what is old and what to expect when it rolls out later this fall.  All that and more! &amplt;span data-mce-type=”…

Jon Panozzo from Unraid Updates on 6.9 and the new Uncast Podcast – HGG495

July 3, 2021

We have Jon Panozzo from Unraid this week on Home Gadget Geeks. Jon updates us on the Unraid 6.9 upgrade and what to look forward to in 6.10. We also spend some time looking at the most popular apps on Unraid.

Christian Johnson with Wyze Security Cams, Maple Grove Updates and EV Choices – HGG494

June 19, 2021

Christian Johnson is back this week, and we spend some time catching up with him. We talk some home automation and Wyse Cams for the new place. We spend some time talking about Maple Grove Partners and we catch up on all the…