Author: Jim Collison

Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from ThinkComputers with PC Gaming Builds – HGG436

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, the Phison SSD Controller for gaming rigs, the Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse Review that Bob recently did and posted… Click for more / Podcast Player>

The 5 Best Smart Door Locks

One popular advancement in technology is smart door locks. These locks can make your life a lot easier and they add convenience. Instead of using a key, you can unlock and lock your door remotely! If you want to make easy improvements to your home and want to better your life, you may want to think about investing in a smart door lock. While there are many models and brands out there, not all smart door locks are created equally. We’ve done all the research for you so that you can make a more informed choice. Keep reading to learn

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AI-driven Smart Homes and Smart Security Systems in the 2020s

Monitored security was revolutionized in the 1970s with the combination of the CCTV security cameras and VCRs, but was also complicated to set up and not practical for home use. We also remember the dream of having complete home audio, with speakers in every room and an intercom to top it off. Because of cost and complexity, it was out of reach for most. Since then, and with the advent of cheaper and more convenient digital storage methods, as well as smaller and less expensive cameras and speakers, new technology has made it easy for the average consumer to install

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Jay Mattison from TekEverything with Mini-ITX Cases, PC Gaming Builds and Audio Gear – HGG435

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 your own gaming rig these days and finished up the discussion with a… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Kevin Schoonover, IcyDock Options and Gigabit Internet Choices – HGG434

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. We make a plea to Icydock at the beginning of the show from some sponsorship opportunities and have some… Click for more / Podcast Player>

5 Outdoor Smart Device Ideas for Your Backyard

We’ve talked plenty about smart home technology on Home Gadget Geeks, but the devices are mostly for indoor use, exclusively. So what about outdoors? That’s right, we’re talking about your garden, backyard, or front lawn. Surely if everything has been upgraded on the inside, the outside can also see some improvement. How can we take your outdoor area to the next level? How can we incorporate technology into something as natural as looking after your lawn? Let’s take a look at the best outdoor smart tech for your home and yard. Can you make your backyard “smart”? It doesn’t seem

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