Home Gadget Geeks (Audio MP3)

We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home!


By Jim Collison

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Mike Wieger Catch up and a Deep Dive on the PC/VR Build for Jim – HGG554

December 03, 2022

Mike Wieger is back for the week! Need I say more? Lots of PC build conversation and we catch up with what is happening in Mike’s world. Thanks for your Patreon Support! Thanks for listening. Full sho

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Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong – HGG553

November 26, 2022

Sammie was out sick tonight, so my oldest Phil joins me. We start the show with some talk about some cherry-infused whiskey that we made back in June and drank over Thanksgiving celebrations. We also

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Dave Hamilton from Mac Geek Gab and All Things Apple – HGG552

November 12, 2022

Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab Podcast joins me for this episode. Lots of great gadget conversation that goes well beyond Apple. We also have an extended conversation on VR. Make sure you visit h

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Marv Bee with Cyber Security Month Lessons, Tech Conferences and Updates on PC Builds – HGG551

November 05, 2022

Marv Bee joins this week from the IT Business Podcast and we chat some about Cyber Security Month, a bit about upcoming tech conferences, my upcoming PC build and even some home automation conversatio

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Christian Johnson with MGP Updates, Christian’s Corner on Crypto Today and More PC Build Considerations – HGG550

October 22, 2022

Christian Johnson is back for episode 550 with an update on Maple Grove Partners, his take on the current crypto space and markets. We wrap the show with a good hard look at some motherboards, memory

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Edward Weniger from Alpha Bitcoin and an Update on the Crypto Business and Market – HGG549

October 15, 2022

I have Edward Weniger, President, Alpha Bitcoin and local to Omaha. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mining Bitcoin at home and on a commercial scale. We note that while commercial minin

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Jay Franze with Enterprise Physical Security Tech – HGG548

October 08, 2022

Jay Franze joins me this week. Jim has a new TV for the deck and we spend some time talking about Jays day job, lots of very gadget-driven technology. I think you will enjoy it. You can find more of

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Bob and Ryan from Thinkcomputers.org with Thoughts on a New PC Build for Jim – HGG547

October 02, 2022

Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers.org join me this week to talk about a new PC build that Jim is putting together. We chat about Intel vs AMD, what kind of Motherboard to go with, Mem

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Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

September 17, 2022

Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways i

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Agent Cru from WineSpies with a Better way to buy Wine and all kinds of Wine Gadgets – HGG545

September 10, 2022

Agent Cru from Winespies.com joins us this week. Winespies not a wine club and there are no subscriptions to purchase. You simply buy what you want, when you want it. And with my favorite feature, you

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Jay Franze from Franze and Friends with Sound and Audio Tips for Everyone – HGG544

September 03, 2022

Jay Franze from http://franzeandfriends.com/ joins us this week as we look at some tips and tricks for anyone who cares about better sound. Advice for those who podcast or just want better audio for t

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Mike Wieger with Orbit Smart Lawn Watering, Presearch Search and Flux Web 3.0 Decentralized Network – HGG543

August 27, 2022

Mike Wieger is back this week! We talk some about the Orbit Smart Lawn Manifold that he recently installed. He is getting better coverage for sure. The rest of the show is dedicated to two new crypto

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Erin Lawrence with Frame TVs, Smart Weber Genesis BBQ and Thermacell Radius to Repel Mosquitos – HGG542

August 20, 2022

Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada and now, TechGadgetsInternational joins us this week to chat about the value of owning a Samsung Frame TV. We also look at the new Weber Genesis BBQ grill and how

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Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast with Big Cameras and Big Storage Questions – HGG541

August 05, 2022

Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast joins this week. Lots of Camera and photography talk and him using his Synology to back it all up! Catch Dan at Based on a True Story Podcast at https:/

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Akarsh Vinod from Dio Technologies with a new Multi-room Audio Option for your Home – HGG540

July 30, 2022

Akarsh Vinod, Founder and CEO of Dio Technologies is our guest this week. Akarsh has developed a simple, affordable, Wi-Fi-connected speaker that can be used as a single speaker or 2 or more for whole

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Karn Jajoo from Radix with Domain Name Extensions and the Future of TLDs – HGG539

July 23, 2022

Karn Jajoo, Sr. Manager, Business Dev. & Marketing from Radix (The Registry behind new domains such as .online, .store, .fun, .website, .tech, .host, .site, .space, .uno & .press) joins to chat about

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Ed Sullivan with Cycling Tech and a Look at Ebikes – HGG538

July 17, 2022

Ed Sullivan of The Cigar Authority fame joins us this week. He is an avid cyclist and talks about all the data he creates on both his Peloton when he rides inside, and his Garmin, when he is outside.

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Dave Selinger from Deep Sentinel and AI Based Home Protection and Prevention – HGG537

July 09, 2022

David Selinger was an early employee at Amazon and led the R&D arm of Amazon’s data-mining and personalization team. He co-founded Redfin and founded RichRelevance, a company that offers personalized

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Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with a new Mac and Backup Tips – HGG536

July 02, 2022

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! Thank

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Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2022 – HGG535

June 11, 2022

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 gr

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Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You – HGG534

May 15, 2022

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

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

May 07, 2022

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 h

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

April 30, 2022

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 pract

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

April 23, 2022

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

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Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

April 09, 2022

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 g

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

April 02, 2022

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

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

March 26, 2022

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 n

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

March 19, 2022

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 Calif

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

March 12, 2022

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

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

March 05, 2022

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

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

February 19, 2022

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

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

February 12, 2022

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 I

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

January 29, 2022

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 d

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

January 22, 2022

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

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

January 15, 2022

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 Chri

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

January 08, 2022

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 Rin

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

January 01, 2022

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 w

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

December 18, 2021

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

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

December 11, 2021

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, transcrip

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

December 04, 2021

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

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

November 27, 2021

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

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Brian Flanigan-Arthurs with TextExpander and Classroomscreen – HGG512

November 14, 2021

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, a Patreon Supporter and long-time listener joins us this week. We spend some time getting to know Brian and then dive into TextExpander. We then spend some time with Classrooms

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Gavin Campbell with Emby / Kode Media Center and Unraid Setups – HGG511

November 06, 2021

This week we have Patreon Supporter and long-time listener, Gavin Campbell, with us. In this episode, we get to know Gavin a bit. We walk thru his media center setup using Emby, Kode, and Channels. We

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Jon Maddox from Channels and Updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS – HGG510

October 30, 2021

This week we have Jon Maddox from Channels at https://getchannels.com/ joins us this week to talk about the updates for Channels 5.0 for Apple TV & iOS, as well as Channels 4.0 for Android & Fire TV.

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Ed Ramirez Talks Technology Downsizing, Cryptohopper Demo – HGG509

October 23, 2021

Patreon Supporter Ed Ramirez joins this week. Jim gives a personal health update after a wild ride over the last couple of weeks. We revisit the idea of downsizing our technology footprints and doing

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Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast – HGG508

October 16, 2021

Dan Lebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast at BasedonaTrueStoryPodcast.com joins Jim this week. Dan, a podcaster, graphic designer and educator, talks about the accuracy of some of the way tech has

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John Aydelotte Rides Across the Heartland and E-Bikes Abound – HGG507

October 09, 2021

John Aydelotte, a long-time listener and show supporter, joins us this week as we talk about his bike trip across 1/3 of the United States and the tech he used to get there. We also look at E-Bikes an

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Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada with Nespresso Coffee and Amazon Announcements – HGG506

October 02, 2021

Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadget Canada at https://techgadgetscanada.com/ joins us as we talk all about the latest from Nespresso with Nespresso Coffee Makers and Coffee Pods. It’s a different way of lo

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Ross Brand from Livestream Universe and How he Self-Published his New Book – HGG505

September 25, 2021

Ross Brand from LiveStream Universe at https://livestreamuniverse.com/ joins us as we look at the process of self-publishing and all the things to think about considering the process. From creating co

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Ed Sullivan with Tesla Issues and Some Things to Consider Before you go EV – HGG504

September 11, 2021

Ed Sullivan joins us for some updates on his Tesla and some issues that have come up in the 6 months he has owned it. We also talk about some things to consider when purchasing an EV. We wrap the show

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