Home Gadget Geeks

When is Old Hardware Too Old? Backups and Tech Regrets – HGG387

   Pulling from Facebook and the mail bag this week, Jim and Mike spend some time wondering, how old is too old when it comes to computer hardware?  We also have a lengthy discussion on backup solutions, cloud storage with OneDrive and Google Drive and Mike admits he is getting out of the family home storage ; All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #386 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Plex Pass Perks, Tautulli, Xbox One S, Apple Watch and Gametime App – HGG386

   Mike talks about his recent purchases using Plex Pass Perks to save on hard drives and Tautulli to monitor his Plex ; Jim has is new  Xbox One S and Apple Watch in the house and Mike uses the Gametime App to get really cheap Creighton Basketball ;  All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #386 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Paul Braren with Travel Tech, Ring Stick Up Cams and a New Tesla 3 – HGG385

   Paul Braren from and on Twitter at @paulbraren joins this week as we catch up with him and his job with VMware, some travel tech from his trip to Europe, his new Ring Stick Up Cams and his new Tesla 3. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #385 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Christmas Gadget Wrap, SimpliSafe, Meater+, Apple Watch to Fitbit Solution, Xbox, VR and Untangle – HGG384

   It’s the post Christmas episode with Jim and ; Both cover the new gadgets that they got for Christmas and even some that they didn’t! We cover some questions from the Facebook group and close it out with a look at Untangle. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #384 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Reviews & How-To

Installing Windows Sandbox on Windows 10 19H1 on Insider Build 18305

With the release of Window 10 19H1 build 18305, Windows Sandbox is now ; Windows Sandbox was developed as a tool to help create an isolated and temporary (for now)  Windows 10 Desktop environment that would allow you to test out new apps or sites and not worry about it doing something terrible to your ; As advertised, you lose everything the second you close it ; Good for testing, not so great yet for testing long term ; Maybe more with come with later builds. To install Windows Sandbox, you must be on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise and be on Insider build 1803 or ;  You can get all the details about this build here. First open Settings – Apps   Next, select Program and Features   Next Select ‘Turn Windows Features on or off’   Then Select ‘Enable Windows Sandbox’ and then ‘Ok”   Windows will ask to be ; Do so. When you are logged back in, navigate to the Start Menu – Windows Sandbox   See the list of know issues found at In my testing it is really slow and should not be run an a low CPU / RAM ; A minimum Core i5 with 8 or 16 GB of RAM would be my best guess right ; Your results might vary   Other helpful resources are listed below:
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Addy Saucedo from The Podcast Planner with Smart Notebooks, Smart Plugs and Smart Gear – HGG383

   Addy Saucedo from and @podcastplanner on Twitter joins us to talk about Smart Notebook planners, Live Scribe Pens, Smart Plugs and Smart ; We talk about her new Canon M50 Camera and the new Series 4 Apple Watch. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #383 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW talks Mirrorless vs DSLR and Photography Gifts for Everyone – HGG382

   Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW found at  and at @jpeg2raw on Twitter as we discuss the battle between Mirrorless and DSLR ; We also look at the software used to edit and store his photos as well as some gift ideas for the photographer, from stocking stuffers all the way up to the big ticket items for yourself or loved ones!  All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #382 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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