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Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with PC Gaming Builds – HGG436

March 15, 2020

We invited Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers this week (our second try since their first visit failed due to Jim’s bad internet connection) and talked about the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 Motherboard,

Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Mini-ITX Cases, PC Gaming Builds and Audio Gear – HGG435

March 7, 2020

Jay Mattison is back with us as we look at Mini-ITX builds with a lot of attention being given to the Lazer3D LZ7 XTD Mini-ITX which Jay reviewed in January 2020. We then spent some time discussing what it takes to build your own gaming rig these days ...

Kevin Schoonover, IcyDock Options and Gigabit Internet Choices – HGG434

Feb. 29, 2020

Kevin Schoonover is back again and this time loaded up with internet and internal networking decisions. 1 GB Internet speeds means some upgrades to 2.5 and 10 GB internally, and Kevin has research all the options.

GoXLR Mini Hands on Review, VIVO Monitor Mounts and Goodbye Phillips Hue Hub v1 – HGG433

Feb. 21, 2020

Mike has a new GoXLR Mini in his studio and is not afraid to use it, Live! We take a good look and demo it along with an Audio Technica AT 2020 microphone. Jim talks about the latest from Phillip Hue and the loss of support coming for the v1 Hue Hub an...

Mike has a New Gaming Build and is Windows Full Time Now – HGG432

Jan. 31, 2020

Mike walks us through his new Gaming build and confesses that he is on Windows full time now. He asks the audience for some suggestions of the must have applications on Windows. We talk about Tony Raynor hitting the 275 million view mark on Google Loca...

Dewain Robinson with Eero Pro, Ecobee SmartThemostat, Jabra Elite and Surface Pro X – HGG431

Jan. 25, 2020

Dewain Robinson joined us to talk about his hands on experience with the Eero Pro, why he installed the Ecobee SmartThemostat, some experience and hands on with the Jabra Elite 65t and 75t and a look at Microsoft’s X Cloud.

A Look at EaseUS EverySync, Listener Feedback and Mike has a Frankenbuild – HGG430

Jan. 18, 2020

Jim has been using EaseUS EverySync for the last month and does a hands on review to start the show. We read some user feedback from Neal who talks about his camera set up and Bruce from the Discord group who left us some pictures of the lights on his ...

Paul Braren Podcasts from the Tesla 3 and Buys Another – HGG429

Jan. 11, 2020

Paul Braren joined us live from his garage and inside his now one year-old Telsa 3 for his annual visit to Home Gadget Geeks. We talk about how he has enjoyed the Telsa since purchasing it a year ago, why we bought another and how he will never purchas...

Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Stick Up Cam Hands On and Windows Media Center RIP – HGG428

Jan. 3, 2020

If its indoor and outdoor security cams you are interested in, we have about 60 minutes of conversation that focus on it. After an unfortunate episode at Jim’s place, the holiday weekend between Christmas and New Year’s was spent installing new securit...

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,