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…
July 8, 2023

Gavin Campbell with Meater, Ecowitt and Aqara Home Automation – HGG576

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm is my guest this week. Gavin has a new Meater temperature probe and it’s changing the way he does grilling, and for the better! We talk a bunch about some new soil moisture Sensors by Ecowitt …
June 26, 2023

Nathaniel Lindley with Balancing Summer Fun and Productivity – HGG575

Nathaniel Lindley is my guest this week! We catch up with Nathaniel and his work since COVID and have a chat about his outdoor sound setup and new patio that he installed this spring. Thanks for listening!   Full show notes,
June 3, 2023

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers with Computex 2023 Highlights and PCI Express 5.0 Storage – HGG574

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org join me for the show. In this episode, we explore the buzz surrounding PCI Express 5.0 storage, the standout highlights from Computex, the future of storage, the differences between vario…
May 20, 2023

Dan LeFebvre with Streamlining Audio Edits with AI and Jim Orders a New Ugreen UPS – HGG573

Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast joins me this week! We cover some audio and video editing topics and how AI is starting to influence this process. Dan also moved recently and we talked about slimming down on …
May 13, 2023

Marv Bee with Small Business AI Questions and UPS Recommendations – HGG572

Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast joins me today. In this episode, we discuss the issues behind using Chat GPT and AI, covering things like attribution and sources, and how AI is missing the ability to have an opinion.
May 6, 2023

So You Are Installing a Fire Pit? Jay Franze Guest – HGG571

This week, we are excited to have Jay Franze join us to talk about building backyard fire pits. In this episode, we will cover everything you need to know about building a fire pit, including the materials you’ll need, safet…
April 29, 2023

Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2023 – HGG570

Summer is a time for outdoor activities, and one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather is to fire up the grill. For many, grilling is an essential part of the summer season, providing a delicious way to cook food and to…
April 15, 2023

Dr. Brian Fredlander with Innovations in Assistive Technology: How AI and OCR are Revolutionizing Accessibility – HGG569

Dr. Brian Freelander joins us this week. Brian shares information about his work with students with cognitive disabilities during the pandemic and the development of new software and hardware. He talks about his experience t…
March 31, 2023

Erin Lawrence with Withing Smart Scale, Alexa Smart Kettle, GE Smart Mixer and Echo Frames – HGG568

Erin Lawrence joins this week (Don’t forget to visit https://TechGadgetsCanada.com for all the reviews). First, we look at the Withings Smart Scale, which Erin found to be problematic despite having a poor experience with a …
March 25, 2023

Mike Wieger with Arccos Golf Smart Sensors and an iPhone and Apple Watch Upgrade Conversation – HGG567

Mike Wieger is back for this week! In the show, we talk about some new golf tech that Mike has been using. I ask Mike about his opinion about upgrading my iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 4. Is now the time? We wrap the show with s…
March 18, 2023

Kevin Schoonover and 2 Future PC Builds with AMD vs Intel – HGG566

This week we have Kevin Schoonover and in this episode, we’ll be discussing Kevin’s plans for two PC builds – one using Intel and the other using AMD. We’ll dive deep into the specifics of each build, including all the parts…
March 11, 2023

Jay Franze with Unlocking the Potential of Chat GPT: Insights, Ethics and Attribution – HGG565

This week I’m joined by fellow tech enthusiast, Jay Franze and we have a lot to talk about. We’ll be discussing one of my favorite topics – Chat GPT – and exploring its potential uses and impact on the tech world.
March 4, 2023

Sammie Collison: Beyond Books – Exploring the Surprising Capabilities of Local Libraries – HGG564

In this episode, we delve into the power of local public libraries and what they have to offer in 2023. Sammie Collison, shares her experience working at the Bellevue Nebraska Public Library and highlights the various resour…
Feb. 25, 2023

Getting to Know Randy Walker, Instructional Designer, Podcaster and Meetup Organizer in Detroit – HGG563

Randy Walker joins us this week as a first-time guest and long-time listener. We get to know Randy and discover he is a contributor to two different Podcasts, The Daily Detroit Podcast and IT in the D Podcast.
Feb. 12, 2023

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm and Home Assistant Pros and Cons – HGG562

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm joins this week and it’s mostly Home Assistant conversation. We open with a new bar gadget from Dave McCabe that I picked up at Dave’s new site, https://www.warpedboards.com/ Then,
Feb. 4, 2023

Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with Dio Speakers, Synology, HDTV Antennas – HGG561

Join me this week as I sit down with Marv Bee, the host of the IT Business Podcast, for an insightful conversation. We delve into the latest updates from Marv and discuss the exciting advancements in DIO Speakers,
Jan. 27, 2023

Bob and Ryan from the ThinkComputers Podcast join with a CES Wrap, Monitors, Soundbars and Dual Screen Laptops – HGG560

We catch up with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org and their experience from CES 2023. During the show we talk about the newest monitors on the market (hint: everything is curved now), the latest in sound bars for your co…
Jan. 21, 2023

Christian Johnson with a Look at LastPass Breach and Your Options Now – HGG559

This week on Home Gadget Geeks Jim and Christian catch up on the Last Pass Data Breach. We talk about why the security industry had a field day and introduce foundational concepts to password managers along the way.
Jan. 14, 2023

Jon Maddox from Channels a Look Back at 2022 and What is Ahead for 2023 for Channels – HGG558

Jon Maddox from Channels (https://getchannels.com) joins this week on the podcast. We have lots of follow-up from our October 2021 show as Jon talks about the most important things added to Channels DVR and what we can look …