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All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

Aug. 22, 2020

Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from https://thinkcomputers.org/ are back with us again and this time to cover PC cooling for beginners all the way to advanced users. Fans, cooling blocks, radiators, active and passive coolin…

All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455

Aug. 15, 2020

We spend some time with long time listener and co-host Kevin Schoonover as we look at a couple dozen free or nearly free apps and resources that are still available. We catch up with Kevin and spend a little time chatting ab…

Sammie Collison and Navigating the Pandemic at Home with Dad – HGG454

Aug. 2, 2020

After some listener feedback and requests, Sammie Collison is back on Home Gadget Geeks to talk about her experience during the pandemic. From her college experience early in the spring, to having to move home in early March…

Mike has a new Webcam, Ham from Montana and Plex has LIVE TV – HGG453

July 25, 2020

Mike Wieger is back from you Montana with some updates on using Ham Radio there as well as a new way to use some old equipment for a webcam. He tests it live right on the show. We also talk about the new Public Beta for iOS …

Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Desk and Builds Review – HGG452

July 18, 2020

Jay Mattison is back this week as we spend most of the show looking at just what is on his desk! Man is it a nice desk!  We also review a very small ITX gaming case and look at a new Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop.

Paul Braren with Tech Challenges and Successes – HGG451

July 11, 2020

Paul Braren joins us this week as we get an update on several of home projects. From a discussion on Cox internet to Rheem Hybrid Water heaters, we cover a few. Paul also gives us an update on his Teslas and how he fixed his…

Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 2: Summer Lawn Care – HGG450

June 29, 2020

Mike and Jim are filling in for Dave McCabe (we will get him back for the fall episode) and we talk all things summer lawn care. From weeds to watering, we cover many of the things you need to consider as we move into summer…

LIVE from the Wieger Tech Studios with Listener Feedback – HGG449

June 22, 2020

We were live from the Wieger Tech Studios (aka Mike’s House) this week as we follow up on Jim’s Cox Modem issues from the week before and cover a bunch of listener feedback. We also celebrate 5 years of Mike being on Home Ga…

Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and Arris Modems Replace Cox Rentals – HGG448

June 14, 2020

With Jim having major internet problems this week, Mike covers most of this shorten show. He talks about this work with Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and a replacement modem for the Cox rental. I think you will enjoy the show.…

How “Shelter in Place” Has Changed and Influenced EdTech Part 2 with Chris Nesi – HGG447

May 31, 2020

Chris Nesi from https://chrisnesi.com/ is an educator and podcaster at House of EdTech and joined us for the latest as we discussed some of the ways “Shelter in Place” orders has and is changing the landscape of EdTech today.

A Long Look at a Gaming Build and Crispy Chicken on the Grill – HGG446

May 24, 2020

This week we take a look at some parts that will make up a gaming build for JIm’s son. We also discuss replacing the hard drive enclosure for Jim’s Nvidia Shield and how not to smoke a whole chicken. I think you will enjoy t…

Rich Hay from Windows Observer: Communication Platforms and a Microsoft Update – HGG445

May 16, 2020

Rich Hay from https://www.windowsobserver.com/ and his new podcast at https://www.windowsobserver.com/faith-tech-space-podcast/ joins us this week. We talk with Rich about the various communication platforms that we are now …

Dave McCabe and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 1: Spring Lawn Care – HGG444

May 9, 2020

David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week with some lawn care tips for the Average Guy! We talk about lawn size, soil temperature, chemical fertilizers and mowers. Everything you need to tackle your spring lawn c…

How COVID-19 Has Changed and Influenced EdTech – HGG443

May 2, 2020

Join us with special guests Nathaniel Lindley and Brian S. Friedlander in a Roundtable style podcast as we look at some of the ways COVID-19 has and is changing the landscape of Education today. I think you will enjoy the sh…

Erin Lawrence with LG Gram, V60 Dual Screen and Office Improvements – HGG442

April 25, 2020

Erin Lawrence from http://techgadgetscanada.com joins us this week as we take a good hands on look a the LG Gram laptop and the LG V60 ThinQ™ and LG Dual Screen™ that she has for review purposes. We also look at some of the …

The Big Grill and BBQ Show for April 2020 with Mark Robson- HGG441

April 18, 2020

Mark Robson joins us one again for the Big BBQ and GRILL show for 2020. We catch up with Mark and get some info on his Unraid Server and find out he has 2! We also dive into the value and cost savings that grilling brings an…

Jonathan Panozzo from Lime and Unraid, Updates and a Look Ahead to 6.9 – HGG440

April 12, 2020

Our guest this week was Jonathan Panozzo, the CMO/CSO with Lime Technology, Inc. headquartered out of Anaheim, CA, and the makers of Unraid. You can find more on Unraid at https://unraid.net/.  We talked about how Unraid and…

Battling Tech Fatigue in Lock Down, Folding Updates and New Work Processes – HGG439

April 4, 2020

With work habits potentially changing, how are you managing your time now? How are you managing exercise and sleep? Jim and Mike talk about a few things that might help. We have an update on the Folding at Home Team project …

David McCabe from Reset, Folding@Home and Tech for Families In Quarantine – HGG438

March 28, 2020

Dave McCabe joins us this week. Dave is the former host of Home Server Show and now has a podcast at https://reset.fm/. Jim also lets the community know that we are working on a team project for Folding at Home at https://st…

Hands on with Icy Dock Turbo Swap and Tech Helping with COVID-19 – HGG437

March 21, 2020

The world is a crazy place right now. To give is some normality, we did a hands on look at the Icy Dock Turbo Swap MB171SP-B. We also discussed the major events that are happening around the work with the Covid-19 virus and …

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 you…

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 …