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The New Home Gadget Geeks and the Mobile Wallet– HT162

Saurabh Seth, a Software Developer from Gallup joins Jim (@jcollison) for show #162 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/.

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Setting up alerts for your favorite gadget -  http://slickdeals.net/

Kevin’s review of the Acer R7 – http://theaverageguy.tv/2014/04/09/acerr7handsonreview/

http://www.befrugal.com/

http://www.topcashback.com/

Welcome to the new Home Gadget Geeks.  Same Podcast, just a better name.  Here is the album art for all three of my shows.

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Acer R7 Laptop Hands On Review

My eight-year-old daughter has been using an old Windows XP laptop. My concerns for parental guidance and family control would be better served on a Windows 7 or 8 laptop. A Windows 8 machine would move her into the latest touchscreen technology.

I’d started shopping with the idea of getting her onto a new Windows 8 laptop sometime around XP’s demise. Windows 8 became an easy choice as she had no issues using the touch interface and understanding the gestures.

Things I wanted in a new laptop for her were Windows 8, touchscreen, 15 inch screen, light and thin as possible. I thought about some of the Lenovo Flex options by kept coming back to the Acer R7. For those of you who have played with a R7, it has a unique hinging mechanism. It was fairly well beaten up by the reviewers because of the touchpad placement. As I looked at the ability to move the touchscreen to several positions, the touchpad placement really wasn’t an issue because my daughter tends to use a mouse. My thought was with the excellent keyboard placement of the R7 and the touchscreen; she may not need the touchpad at all.

3D Printing Overview from Omaha North High School

I recently sat down with Jackson Cutsor, a Senior from Omaha North High School in Omaha, NE and talked about 3D printing and some of the work that Jackson is doing at North.  Madeline Nelson was on the camera and big thanks to the award winner educator Therese Laux who helped get it all together.  I am excited about partnering with Omaha North in the future for additional podcasts!

 

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Paul Braren, Using a Chrome Extension for Hangouts, Ditching VoIP with Latency and Climbing Stairs – HT161

Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com (http://www.tinkertry.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/tinkererguy) joins Jim (@jcollison) for show #161 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.

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Some Great news on Christian – http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/campus/article_0643db4e-ba1a-11e3-aaab-0017a43b2370.html

Another year as an MVP – Just a new team – https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Jim%20Collison-4032567

Google Hangout Extension for Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hangouts/nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd?hl=en

Windows Azure Portal: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/

Microsoft Azure Preview Portal: https://portal.azure.com/

How to use Task Manager as a CPU monitor that always runs in your system tray (Windows 8/8.1) (one of my guest author articles):

http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/02/windows-task-manager-auto-started-as-an-effective-cpu-monitor-in-your-system-tray/

Windows Azure events:

http://www.meetup.com/NEITPro/events/calendar/?scroll=true

Story about Ooma, and too much latency:

http://TinkerTry.com/oomaissue

Mention of download speed, witness the astounding 180Mbps downstream here:

http://youtu.be/eXWEZFhHFrs?t=4m28s

How the Logitech avoid slamming your CPU too hard:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/01/logitech-c920-webcam-review/

Nest Consumer Safety Notice for Nest Protect: https://nest.com/letter-from-the-ceo/

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Mover.io CEO Eric Warnke – HT160

Eric Warnke from Mover.io (https://mover.io/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Mover_io) joins Jim (@jcollison) for show #160 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.

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Very simple notes this week.  Very few links to reference.  Enjoy the show.

eric@mover.io

https://mover.io/

Free backups for World Backup Day!  https://blog.mover.io/2014/03/27/world-backup-day-2014/


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Andrew’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/unrealshots

Christian’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TheWizBM / Bios Mods Site: http://Bios-mods.com

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Guest Daniel Vocke from On Air Player, Smartthings – HT159

Daniel Vocke  from On Air Player (http://www.onairplayer.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/OnAirPlayer) joins Jim (@jcollison) and Kevin Schoonover(@schoondoggy1979) for show #159 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.

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Find more about the On Air Player at http://www.onairplayer.com/

You can email Daniel at daniel@onairplayer.com

Find us on Audioboo – https://audioboo.fm/channel/Theaverageguy

The Ravpower Review – http://theAverageGuy.tv/ravpower

Get Kevin’s Hard Drive Bracket for the Gen 8 HP Microserver: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7228-hp-gen8-modification-store-is-live/

Smarthings can be found through our Amazon Link:  http://theAverageGuy.tv/amazon.

Acer R7 15.6" 1080p HD Touchscreen Convertible Laptop by Acer http://amzn.com/B00DRG9PG4

Home Automation Forums: http://haforums.com/

 


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Mike Benkovich Guest, Technology Learning, Azure Tips, Windows 8.1, One Note, Cheap Google Drive Storage – HT158

Mike Benkovich (@mbenko) joins Jim (@jcollison) and for show #158 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.

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Interview with Mike from the Heartland Developers Conference HDC 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpcDRtwbnus&index=4&list=PLCohUHx3sCyeX4xKUtgxOykoPEOrEDaDw

Setting up a Windows Azure Account – http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/

A very helpful site from Mike -  http://benkotips.com/

Appdev LearnNow – http://www.learnnowonline.com/appdev

Twitter Bootstrap – http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/

Build your own Windows Phone App – http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/

Saint Cloud .Net User Group – http://stccode.net/

Tech Masters Group in MN – http://techmasters-tc.com/

Jim’s Podcasting at Gallup – http://coaching.gallup.com

What is coming up?

March 20 – http://www.onairplayer.com/

March 27 – https://mover.io/


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