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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…

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 …

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…

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 communicatio…

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. Stil…

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…

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 gu…

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 …

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 tal…

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 …

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 …

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 t…

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.

Grill and BBQ Show, Summer 2019 – HGG409

July 19, 2019

Mark Robson joins us this week as we talk all things BBQ and Grill! From a new pellet Pizza oven, to a new smoking tube for Jim to try, to some new and old recipes to try and even a little doggie tech, we have it all!

Back from Vacation, New Podcast Option with Transcriptions and LIVE Options and July Prime Deals – HGG408

July 14, 2019

Mike and Jim are back this week after taking a much needed break for 2 weeks! It was super needed and awesome. This week we come back with some community updates, a look at both StreamYard and Otter.ai (you can now get full …

Get Off My Lawn! Some Complaints About Tech – HGG407

June 22, 2019

Jim kind of goes on a rant about tech this week and doesn’t like what is happening at Facebook or any of the other tech giants. Have we lost our edge on innovation at the moment?  Is there anything compelling? Mike tries to …

3D Printing and Printers, New Cigars and Hygrometer to Review – HGG406

June 15, 2019

Ron from Canadian Maker Project joins us to talk about 3D printers, parts and how to use them. We show off a cool coin that Ron has printed for us and the best ways to get into 3D printing. At the end we look at 2 cigars tha…

Fathers Day Gifts, Apple News, Unraid Setup and Review – HGG405

June 8, 2019

With Father’s day coming up, Jim reviews his Acrylic Humidor that he purchased a few months ago at Amazon. Mike covers the latest Apple Announcements from WWDC 2019 and then dives into his Unraid set up. It is a complete rev…

High Volume Photo Scanners, Gaming Sleep and Windows 10 1903 is Finally Here – HGG404

June 1, 2019

We start with listener email this week and Brian asks the question about high-speed photo scanners. We also look at the new offering from Pokémon Go and the gamification of sleep. We wrap the show with the new features that …

Sammie Collison and What Every College Student Needs for School – HGG403

May 25, 2019

Sammie Collison (Jim’s daughter) joins us this week to talk about her college experience and the tech she has used for school and journalism. Sammie is a student at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville Mo. I thin…

Listener Feedback, Simplisafe vs Ring, Sensors and Alt Mobility in Omaha – HGG402

May 18, 2019

Mike Wieger is back and we cover a bunch of listener email. We discuss the differences in Simplisafe and Ring, revisit the coffee conversation again, get feedback on the mailbox sensor we discussed a few months back and fini…