Home Gadget Geeks

Nespresso and Vava for Coffee, Daily Drivers and NAS v Home Servers – HGG357

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #357 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #376 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Nespresso, Vava, NAS, Home Server, Drobo, QNAP, Synology, Computers   Jim’s Birthday gifts Coffee – Vava – For the grill –   Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Nvidia Shield Updates, Goodbye StumbleUpon, Ubiquiti Access Point and Bitdefender Box – HGG356

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #356 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #356 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Nvidia Shield, Cloud Storage, Backblaze, Ubiquiti, Shaddy Ray, Bitdefender Box News The Nvidia Shield gets a new UI with Android Oreo update – Goodbye, StumbleUpon, one of the last great ways to find good things online – 16 years online How are you finding your news.  We use to use feeds, now we let Facebook and Twitter feed us Cloud Storage prices Amazon – $119 for 2TB Google $120 for 1TB Microsoft – part of the Office 365 plan Cool Finds Shaddy Ray Sunglasses – polarized and meant for people who are hard on their sunglasses. They will replace lost or broken glass for free – just $8 shipping. Plus they are only $45 to begin with. Feature Bitdefender Box What am I working on? Backblaze back up – Been up and running for just over 2 months  now. total (Unlimited from Cox) April bill at $ May Bill at less than $6 Ubiquiti Access Points – Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Maika Leibbrandt talks Ember Temperature Control Mugs and Phillips Digital Airfryer – HGG355

Maika Leibbrandt / @maikabauerle joins Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #355 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Maika Leibbrandt / @maikabauerle joins Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #355 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Ember, Travel Mug, Phillips, Airfryer You can Jim and Maika on Gallup’s Theme Thursday Podcast at Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug – Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug –   Philips HD9641/96 Avance Digital Turbostar Airfryer (), Black – Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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NHL Tech, Raspberry Pi Gaming System and RetroPie – HGG354

Dewain Robinson / @Dewain76 joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #354 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Dewain Robinson / @Dewain76 joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #354 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, NHL, Raspberry Pi, Gaming, RetroPie, ROMs, Bragi, IOT, Bot Framework Raspberry Pi Gaming System Hardware Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit – ;psc=1 NES case for Raspberry Pi: 3,2 and B+ by Old Skool Tools – ;psc=1 Xbox One Controller RetroPie Download – Install Instructions – Another Info source – ROMs Complete ROMS – Prebuilt Systems GRS – Bragi Headphones Tip: Increase volume by cutting ear plugs and putting them on the ends… might work for other headphones to make a seal… Ambient Computing IOT Bot Framework NLU Machine Learning Cognitive Services Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Weather Apps, Gmail Facelift, Disney Haptic Jacket and Interactive TV – HGG353

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #353 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #353 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Weather Apps, Gmail Facelift, Disney Haptic Jacket and Interactive TV, Apple Watch, Cox, Comcast, Morro Data News Gmail gets a facelift – security enhancements, general enhancements plus a bar on the right side for tasks. Disney Creates Haptic Jacket – Tony jumped in chat and share these SmartVests with us too.  Have you seen the new style of video on Youtube?  Check out the Invicta Channel or one I can’t stop watching, Feature Interactive TV – Hannah and I watch the voice and noticed that this year you can use your Cox/Comcast remote to vote for you contestants. I find it interesting that you can do this on Cox but not something like YouTube TV. Will we see more interactive television as the world moves to services like YouTube TV or even advanced cable boxes from Cox and Comcast. What am I working on? Jim – Been working on moving files from my Windows 10 file server to the Morro Data box.  Cool to see how the cache works as it backs up to Backblaze. Remember, only have a 1TB Limit  Have moved about 500G of my TB. Mike – I am running now. The Apple Watch is 10x more valuable to me now that I am working out with it. GPS, Music, and calls/texts all without my phone.   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.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Erin Lawrence talks Skyroam, Bose SoundWear, Augmented Reality and Meater – HGG352

Erin Lawrence /@erinLYYC joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #352 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Erin Lawrence /@erinLYYC joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #352 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Skyroam, Bose SoundWear, Meater, Meat Thermometer, Augmented Reality   Augmented reality for real people: No longer for gamers and geeks, now soccer moms can try furniture in their home with AR, or kids can use it to dissect a frog.   Bose SoundWear: A personal speaker you wear… around your NECK. Not like headphones at ALL!   And there’s this Bluetooth meat thermometer too…   I also took the Skyroam portable Wi-Fi hotspot to Europe for a month and had a LOVE-HATE relationship with it     Crypto – post show – Now just on Patreon for free this week.    Purchased the Unlimited package from Cox.  Already at 1083GB after 7 days. Yikes ETH continues to sneak up on BTC Nice moves on Burst.   That would be an easy one to buy into right now Mining prices continue to recover.  Seeing more $.75 to $1 per card than before where is was .50 to .75     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.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Chris Nesi talks Ed Tech with Flipgrid, Padlet, Book Creator and Sway – HGG351

Chris Nesi / @mrnesi joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #351 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Chris Nesi / @mrnesi joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #351 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Flipgrid, Padlet, Book Creator, Sway, Ed Tech, Chris Nesi     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.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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