Episodes

Jan. 7, 2023

Jay Franze, More Thoughts on a Solo Stove and Tech Productivity Gadgets for Your Desk – HGG557

Jay Franze joins this week as we talk about Tech Tools on your Desk that increase your productivity. Lots of great gadgets in the conversation. But first, we chat again about the Solo Stove. I recently wrote a post about it …
Dec. 17, 2022

Erin Lawrence with Ember Mug 2, 2022 Fire TV Cube and a Samsung Portable Projector – HGG556

The famous Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com is back this week with 4 product reviews and some information about Jim that might alarm you. We cover the Ember Mug 2, Breville Barista Express, Fire TV Cube Review and th…
Dec. 10, 2022

Dave McCabe on Woodworking Projects with CNC and the End of Home Server Show Forums – HGG555

Dave McCabe from the old Home Server Show and Reset Podcast joins this week. Dave has a very nice gift for Jim that he made on his CNC machine. You will have to watch the video to see it. We talk about using that CNC to cut …
Dec. 3, 2022

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

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 …
Nov. 26, 2022

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

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 …
Nov. 12, 2022

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

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…
Nov. 5, 2022

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

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.
Oct. 22, 2022

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

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’…
Oct. 15, 2022

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

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…
Oct. 8, 2022

Jay Franze with Enterprise Physical Security Tech – HGG548

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…
Oct. 2, 2022

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

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,
Sept. 17, 2022

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

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…
Sept. 10, 2022

Agent Cru from WineSpies with a Better way to buy Wine and all kinds of Wine Gadgets – HGG545

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…
Sept. 3, 2022

Jay Franze from Franze and Friends with Sound and Audio Tips for Everyone – HGG544

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 …
Aug. 27, 2022

Mike Wieger with Orbit Smart Lawn Watering, Presearch Search and Flux Web 3.0 Decentralized Network – HGG543

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 …
Aug. 20, 2022

Erin Lawrence with Frame TVs, Smart Weber Genesis BBQ and Thermacell Radius to Repel Mosquitos – HGG542

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…
Aug. 5, 2022

Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast with Big Cameras and Big Storage Questions – HGG541

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…
July 30, 2022

Akarsh Vinod from Dio Technologies with a new Multi-room Audio Option for your Home – HGG540

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…
July 23, 2022

Karn Jajoo from Radix with Domain Name Extensions and the Future of TLDs – HGG539

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…
July 17, 2022

Ed Sullivan with Cycling Tech and a Look at Ebikes – HGG538

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,
July 9, 2022

Dave Selinger from Deep Sentinel and AI Based Home Protection and Prevention – HGG537

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…
July 2, 2022

Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with a new Mac and Backup Tips – HGG536

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…
June 11, 2022

Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2022 – HGG535

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…
May 15, 2022

Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You – HGG534

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!