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Jon Maddox from Channels – HGG480

Feb. 20, 2021

We have Jon Maddox from Channels this week as we talk about the history of and reasons why Channels exists today. It’s all things Channels this week! All that and more!  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at h…

Erin Lawrence with Apple Airpods Max v Pro, Moen Smart Faucet and USB Outlets – HGG479

Feb. 13, 2021

Erin Lawrence is back with us from https://techgadgetscanada.com as we discuss some issues that Jim is having with the new Mac Mini. Erin is purchasing the new Airpods Max to review even though she is just published a review…

It’s all About the Mac, About the Mac, Some Windows (Sing it!) – HGG478

Feb. 6, 2021

The Mac Mini M1 has arrived and Jim spends some time going over the studio set up, installs and moving all the applications over from Windows. He looks at Raindrop.io to manage browser favorites and Synergy to handle the KVM…

Coinbase Promo, GameStop Explained and PC Hardware Changes in the Studio – HGG477

Jan. 30, 2021

With all that is happening with GameStop right now, we discover this technique is nothing new. Crypto traders have been doing this for the last several years! We discuss what happens to Jim’s studio now that the Mac Mini is …

To Mac or Not to Mac, That is the Question – HGG476

Jan. 23, 2021

In a follow up to the post show conversation from show 475, Jim works thru all the options in purchasing a new Mac. Mike and Jim talk about configurations, setup, use and then pulls the trigger. Catch all the action includin…

Plex vs Channels, Updates on Unraid and Home Assistant – HGG475

Jan. 16, 2021

After months of lots negative feedback from Sarah about Plex, Jim finally takes the recommendation of Josh and Richard at Entertainment 2.0 and tries out Channels. You might be surprised what he finds. Mike and Jim also give…

Christmas Gift Gadgets and Hard Drive Inventory Spreadsheets – HGG474

Jan. 9, 2021

Jim and Mike are back after the long holiday break with some updates on all the Christmas gadgets received this year. Jim has a new Meater+, Wine Fridge and assorted technology that was purchased for the Chia plotting and Un…

What’s Happening with the CPU / GPU Markets and Hard Drives are Cheaper Than Ever – HGG473

Dec. 19, 2020

We have Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org are back this week as we spend some time talking about the GPU and CPU markets, Hard Drive and Solid State storage and a long look at Bob’s new 49 Inch Ultra Wid…

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…