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The One ALL About Home Assistant – HGG472

Dec. 11, 2020

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 ho…

10th Anniversary Show! – HGG471

Dec. 6, 2020

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 la…

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

Nov. 29, 2020

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 h…

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

Nov. 21, 2020

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 conver…

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

Nov. 14, 2020

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 bett…

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

Nov. 8, 2020

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 t…

iPhone 12 Hands on Review – HGG466

Oct. 31, 2020

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 t…

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

Oct. 25, 2020

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…

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

Oct. 19, 2020

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…

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

Oct. 10, 2020

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…

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

Oct. 3, 2020

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,

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

Sept. 25, 2020

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…

Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

Sept. 20, 2020

This week we have Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast on the show to talk about how he installed RGB lighting in his home studio. We also cover the ins and outs and install successes and mistakes made during the proj…

IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459

Sept. 12, 2020

After covering some details about the September 24, 2020 Patreon Subscribers Pre-Show Meetup, we looked the new Pro Plan from IFTT. We also spent some time talking about how the NFL is going to continue with the 2020 regular…

Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

Sept. 5, 2020

Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups.  I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show note…

Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457

Aug. 30, 2020

David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week as we wrap up the 2020 Lawn Care Series with a look at fall lawn care. What needs to be done now and what can wait till spring? Can you bring your lawn back from a long s…

All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

Aug. 22, 2020

Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from https://thinkcomputers.org/ are back with us again and this time to cover PC cooling for beginners all the way to advanced users. Fans, cooling blocks, radiators, active and passive coolin…

All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455

Aug. 15, 2020

We spend some time with long time listener and co-host Kevin Schoonover as we look at a couple dozen free or nearly free apps and resources that are still available. We catch up with Kevin and spend a little time chatting ab…

Sammie Collison and Navigating the Pandemic at Home with Dad – HGG454

Aug. 2, 2020

After some listener feedback and requests, Sammie Collison is back on Home Gadget Geeks to talk about her experience during the pandemic. From her college experience early in the spring, to having to move home in early March…

Mike has a new Webcam, Ham from Montana and Plex has LIVE TV – HGG453

July 25, 2020

Mike Wieger is back from you Montana with some updates on using Ham Radio there as well as a new way to use some old equipment for a webcam. He tests it live right on the show. We also talk about the new Public Beta for iOS …

Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Desk and Builds Review – HGG452

July 18, 2020

Jay Mattison is back this week as we spend most of the show looking at just what is on his desk! Man is it a nice desk!  We also review a very small ITX gaming case and look at a new Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop.

Paul Braren with Tech Challenges and Successes – HGG451

July 11, 2020

Paul Braren joins us this week as we get an update on several of home projects. From a discussion on Cox internet to Rheem Hybrid Water heaters, we cover a few. Paul also gives us an update on his Teslas and how he fixed his…

Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 2: Summer Lawn Care – HGG450

June 29, 2020

Mike and Jim are filling in for Dave McCabe (we will get him back for the fall episode) and we talk all things summer lawn care. From weeds to watering, we cover many of the things you need to consider as we move into summer…

LIVE from the Wieger Tech Studios with Listener Feedback – HGG449

June 22, 2020

We were live from the Wieger Tech Studios (aka Mike’s House) this week as we follow up on Jim’s Cox Modem issues from the week before and cover a bunch of listener feedback. We also celebrate 5 years of Mike being on Home Ga…