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Dave Jackson with Audio for Home Workers, Smart Speakers and Cloud-based Editing Services – HGG427

Dec. 22, 2019

Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and my co-host on Ask the Podcast Coach joined this week as we talked about why everyone working from home should care about their sound quality when making calls. We covered different ways to set up a home studio...

Erin Lawrence on iRobot Roomba s9+ with Braava jet m6 Review and Google Nest Hub Max – HGG426

Dec. 15, 2019

Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com joined us as discussed some current reviews of the iRobot Roomba s9+ partnered with the Braava jet m6 to ensure your house or apartment is always clean! We also looked at the Google Nest Hub Max and compared it ...

Sammie Collison on Print Media, Cable News Networks and News Based Podcasts – HGG425

Nov. 29, 2019

Jim’s daughter Sammie is back on the show this week with some updates, her thoughts on Northwest Missouri State still using printed papers for distribution, cable news outlets and how she sees podcasting shaping news for the future.

Dewain Robinson with White Label Virtual Assistants and the Bot Framework – HGG424

Nov. 23, 2019

We sat down with Dewain Robinson and caught up with him on his latest responsibilities at Microsoft and a discussion around building your own virtual assistant. We also spend a bunch of time talking about the use of virtual assistants and how they fit ...

Rich Hay and the 1909 Windows Update, Surface Hardware and Xbox – HGG423

Nov. 16, 2019

Rich Hay joins us this week in his regular semi-annual rotation and is back from both the Microsoft Surface Event and Microsoft Ignite! Rich catches us up on the Windows 1909 Update and we get a trick to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 ahead of the Jan...

A Look at APRS for Ham, Black Friday Shopping Lists and AirPod Pro – HGG422

Nov. 9, 2019

By surprise, when I was interviewing Christian for Cyber Frontiers 58, he mentioned a site for Ham Radio Operators. Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time digital communications of information of immedia...

An Update from Mike Howard – HGG421

Nov. 3, 2019

In the 10+ years of podcasting, this might make the Top 5 list of favorites. Mike Howard, a long-time friend of Home Gadget Geeks and Jim joins us to give an update on his fight with cancer and general well being.

Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud- HGG420

Oct. 26, 2019

We had Jos Poortvliet this week from Nextcloud on the Podcast this week as we talked about why taking control of your data is important, how Mike uses Nextcloud in his setup and why you might want to consider it too.

Ed Sullivan with Cigar Tech, Tips and Tools – HGG419

Oct. 19, 2019

Ed Sullivan from The Cigar Authority and Ash Holes, and a long-time listener to Home Gadget Geeks is on this week to talk about Cigars. From  the production line to the sales line, Ed gives us an update on the industry. Still a handmade product,

Updates on Travel Tech, Microsoft Surface Announcements and Waze Carpools – HGG418

Oct. 11, 2019

With all the recruiting travel that Jim has been doing lately, we take a look at what is working and what is not around travel tech. We talk some about all the new hardware that was announced recently from Microsoft and take a look at what Waze is doin...

Jay Mattison from Tek Everything – HGG417

Sept. 28, 2019

We were joined by Jay Mattison from https://tekeverything.com/. Jay is a Youtuber who passionate about small form factor PC and all things tech. We spend some time getting to know Jay and find out that he is also a gadget guy.

Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with Reviews on SilverStone and InWin PC Cases – HGG416

Sept. 14, 2019

Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org and a long time listener to Home Gadget Geeks (and the Home Server Show before that) joins us to talk reviews on PC Cases and a Fanless Mini Desktop PC. We look at the SilverStone LD03 Case (links in the show note...

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig for Corn Hole Boards, Making Perfect Ice Balls and Battery Powered Generators – HGG415

Sept. 7, 2019

Mike has taken on a second job with building Corn Hole Boards out of his garage this fall and working Hannah as the head painter. We spend some time talking about Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs and how Mike is using them.

Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How to Optimize Your Content on YouTube – HGG414

Aug. 31, 2019

Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and LivestreamUniverse.com joined us to talk about the state of live streaming. We talk about where the industry has been and where it might be going. We spend the majority of the show talking about YouTube and what ...

Cody Wheat from Shots of History Podcast – HGG413

Aug. 23, 2019

Cody Wheat, the voice behind Shots of History joins us this week for an interesting conversation centered around the beer, wine and spirits industry as well has how LibDib is trying to change the way spirits are distributed in the United States.

Erin Lawrence and Her Custom #vanlife Build – HGG412

Aug. 10, 2019

Erin Lawrence is back with us this week as we talk about her new van! She took a 2006 Sprinter Van and built it out as a camper van. Complete with power, USB outlets, ventilation, lights, water, refrigeration and some sweet living space,

Mike is Hamming it Up with Amateur Radio, Hands on Review – HGG411

Aug. 3, 2019

Jim opens the show with a quick hands-on review of his new Govee Bluetooth Thermometer and Hygrometer that he picked up to try to get better control over the wooden humidor he has for his cigars. Mike spent the rest of the time going over a basic Ham r...

Edward Weniger is Back with Facebook Libra and a Crypto Update – HGG410

July 27, 2019

We are joined by Edward Weniger from AlphaBTC for our annual update on the Blockchain, Bitcoin and Facebook Libra. We always enjoy having Edward with us and he did not disappoint.  I think you will enjoy the show.