Episodes

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!
May 7, 2022

Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win – HGG533

Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com joins us this week. Paul is always a ton of information and this week is no different. We open with an update on Insteon and the recent shut down of their services and how it was covered by the…
April 30, 2022

Phil Collison with 2 Apps that Make Live and Recorded Music Events Better – HGG532

Phil Collison joins us this week. Phil is my oldest son and is and has been a drummer for both performance bands and some groups at local churches. He talks about how he became a drummer and the practice it took to get there.
April 23, 2022

Rich Hay and a New Role at Microsoft and the Q&A Community – HGG531

Rich Hay joins us this week as we catch up with him and his new job at Microsoft. Rich is a good friend of the show and walks us through the process of becoming a Microsoft employee about 6 months ago. We also catch up with …
April 9, 2022

Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

Jon Biggs joins this week and it’s all health tech. We look from top to bottom at monitoring your own health from regular check-ups from a doctor, services like 23andMe and Grail and even continuous glucose monitoring with I…
April 2, 2022

Cody Soodeen from Kara Water with the Kara Pure Making Fresh Water from the Air Around You – HGG529

Cody Soodeen from Kara Water joins us this week as we look at the Kara Pure. Their mission statement says, “Kara Water wishes to decrease dependence on groundwater by fully tapping into air-water with Kara Pure to provide ev…
March 26, 2022

Gavin Campbell with a big Home Networking Change. Out with the old, in with the new – HGG528

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm joins this week and it’s all about home networks. He installed a new one in the last few months and lives to tell — in pretty good detail. That is mostly it. It’s all networking. I am serious.…
March 19, 2022

Why a Gas Truck Again? Plus Some Thoughts on a Techie way to make Sprits – Quicker with Data – HGG527

Mike is back this week! We have a St. Patrick’s Day beer and whiskey pour to start the show. We ask Mike, “why a truck again?” and we wrap it with some conversation about Bespoken Spirits out of California and how they have …
March 12, 2022

Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org with Read Before You Purchase Reviews on Laptops, Motherboards and PC Cases – HGG526

Bob and Ryan from https://thinkcomputers.org join us this week as we look at some of their reviews on laptops, motherboards, and new cases. We spend some time looking at the latest industry trends as well as asking the quest…
March 5, 2022

The new IT Business Podcast with Marv Bee — Mike has a new Truck – HGG525

Marv Bee is back for the launch of his new podcast, The IT Business Podcast found at https://www.itbusinesspodcast.com/. We also chat some about Marv’s newest purchase, an OLED TV that was influenced by HGG 524 and we talk a…
Feb. 19, 2022

A New Home Theater Setup — Considerations for TV, Tuner, Lights and more – HGG524

Christian Johnson is back to fill us in on his latest Home Theater build. From considerations made for the TV to the thoughts behind the tuner, wiring and power, we get the scoop on his setup. Lots to learn and even more to …
Feb. 12, 2022

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Security Camera Choices – HGG523

Gavin Campbell is back this week and is now a member of the HomeTech.fm crew! (Links down below) We spend most of the show talking about home security cams from Ring to Foscam and Sighthound to Blue Iris. We also spend some …
Jan. 29, 2022

Update on T-Mobile 5G and Microsoft Translator – HGG522

Jim gives a final update on his move to 5G Home Internet from T-Mobile. Jim also brings a hands-on review of Microsoft Translator and how he plans to use it for both Gallup and Home Gadget Geeks. We demoed it live on the sho…
Jan. 22, 2022

Community Questions and Hands-on with T-Mobile 5G Home Internet – HGG521

Mike and Jim take a few voicemail questions from the audience and then dive into a hands-on review of the new T-Mobile 5G Home Internet offering. We cover the good, the bad and the not yet figured out as we discuss the servi…
Jan. 15, 2022

Christian Johnson with Budget Server Storage and Network Changes Ahead – HGG520

Christian Johnson from Maplegrove Partners is with us this week and we spend some time talking about the best way to purchase budget server hardware for those home storage fans. We also chat with Christian about the future o…
Jan. 8, 2022

Erin Lawrence with Ring Sensors, Homey Bridge, Ecovacs and Samsung Ultrawide and Curved Monitors from CES 2022 – HGG519

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada helps us kick off the new year with some interesting Gadgets coming out of CES 2022! We have a look at the much-awaited glass break sensor from Ring for their Ring Alarm system.
Jan. 1, 2022

A Home Gadget Geeks Look Back at 2021 and Look Ahead to 2022 – HGG518

Mike is back this week and we spend some time looking at our world of gadgets over the last year. What worked, what didn’t and what we really liked. We then spend some time looking ahead to 2022 and what we think the year wi…
Dec. 18, 2021

Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Techie Friends with Marvin Bee – HGG517

The dictionary defines a “Techie” as a person who is expert in or enthusiastic about technology, especially computing. We have Marvin Bee this week from the Podnutz Pro podcast and we look at all our favorite or not-so-favor…
Dec. 11, 2021

Rebuilt Unraid! Better Than Ever and Lightning Fast! – HGG516

Mike talks about his new Unraid build this week and all the parts that had to go into it. No big surprises, but lots of great stuff. All that and more. Thanks for listening. Full show notes, transcriptions (available on requ…
Dec. 4, 2021

Jay Mattison from TekEverything with PC Hardware Updates and Mechanical Keyboard Hands-On – HGG515

We have Jay Mattison from TekEverything at TekEverything.com this week as we have a general conversation about the status of PC hardware purchasing here at the end of 2021. We also look at 2 different mechanical keyboards th…
Nov. 27, 2021

Erin Lawrence with Hand on Pixel 6 Pro Review and Echo Show 15 Preview – HGG514

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada joins us this week as we do a long look at the new Pixel 6 Pro from Google. The good, the bad, and even the ugly and how she likes it so far. Will it replace her daily driver iPhone?
Nov. 20, 2021

Black Friday Trends for 2021 and Digital Assistances Everywhere – HGG513

It’s great to have Mike back this week as we catch up with him and spend some time talking about Black Friday deal trends, Digital Assistances, Slickdeal Alerts and some of Jim’s newest power tools purchases.