Olympic Drones, Pizza Robots, Google and Facebook are Listening and SpaceX Rocket Concerts – HGG345

Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are here for show #345 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network



Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are here for show #345 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network

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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Winter Olympics, Pizza, Drones, Robots, Google, Facebook, SpaceX, Rocket Concerts


  1. Which will come first?  The Pizza or your eggs?  http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/technology/toyota-pizza-hut-self-driving-delivery-cars/index.html
  2. High-tech drones steal the show at the Winter Olympics – https://youtu.be/yRMUNptyTag
  3. Facebook “Protect” Option installs a VPN on your phone… but of course Facebook now sees all of your phone traffic. It installs the facebook owned Onavo Protect VPN app. https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-onavo-protect-vpn-privacy/
  4. Google Ad Blocker – chrome will now block “intrusive ads” by default. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/02/15/googles-chrome-ad-blocker-means-the-webs-largest-ad-company-is-also-now-advertisings-biggest-traffic-cop/?utm_term=.f28f0d8a1d45



Space X Falcon Heavy Launch and what it means for Space in the Future


What am I working on?

Jim – Finishing up adding all 12 x 8TB drives to the burst box.

  1. Not all USB 3 ports are created equal.  My core i7 box couldn’t handle the load.  The AMD box did.  Using 2 USB3 x 10 powered hubs
  2. The Seagate USB drives I purchased will get hot if not give enough space.
  3. Purchase special plugs to make it all work.
  4. $50 rack from Home Depot to organize

Jim – Update for Nvidia Shield last week

Catch the post-show for the Crypto conversation.  Lots of talk about Burst.  If you are starting on Burst and need a faucet or coins to get your started, I have provided a solid faucet.  http://burstfaucet.online

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