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Home Gadget Geeks

The First Annual Home Server Show Meetup in Wisconsin- HT032

Jim and Gordon record a live show at the Home Server Show Meetup in Wisconsin, and has a chat with some of regulars from the show, including Christian, Bill, Mike and Rich. The guys discuss the experience of being remote to the Meetup, for those of us who couldn’t make it, as well as some of the equipment the folks who attended bought along with them, and the advantages of being able to see and touch the hardware that is regularly discussed on the Home Server Show podcast. The guys have a bit of a round table chat about the

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Firefox and SkyDrive Updates, Cloud Security, Personal DNA Genotyping and Ancestral research with Ancestry.com – HT031

Jim and Andrew are joined by Chris Lux and John Zajdler for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys get rolling talking about Brian Burgess’ Information Week article: Firefox 5.0: 5 Reasons to Upgrade, following on from the upgrade from the Mozilla Organization of their flagship browser, Firefox.  The guys discuss their browser of choice, with Jim, Chris and Andrew mostly being Chrome users, with John being an Internet Explorer 9 user.  Chris tells us about one of the features he likes in Internet Explorer 9 , which enables you to pin Website Shortcuts to the Taskbar

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Android Apps, Google Products, Phones, Getting Things Done, and Loyalty Card Apps – HT030

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Gordon Schmidt for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast. Christians’ latest tech news for the Home Server crowd is that the BIOS for an HP EX485 MediaSmart server can be recovered if becomes corrupted somehow.  If you have somehow corrupted the BIOS on your MediaSmart Server, you can check out how to recover your MediaSmart Server BIOS over at BIOS-Mods. Listen Mobile: In a Windows Home Server bent, Gordon fills us in on upgrade to Windows Home Server 2011, and his coding project in conjunction with his brothers, to bring additional

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BIOS-Mods, Music in the Cloud, Nemo Docs, HP TouchPad, Facial Recognition, Cell Phone Rescue and Hamster Powered Computing – HT029

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Jason, one of the developers at BIOS-Mods.com, for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys fire off with Christian filling us in with most recent project, Christian-Net, which is his project to create a digital life archive! Jason and Christian give us an insight into what the guys do over at BIOS-Mods.com, with respect to adding new features and over clocking your PC.  The guys can alter most features on a motherboard, as well as adding new features that may have been hidden by the manufacturer. Jim kicks off a

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Zune Pass, Virtualization, Open Source, RSS Readers, Device Convergence and Lowering Power Consumption – HT028

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Gary Johnson (better known as Christians’ Dad” for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast. After a few audio hitches the guys get things rolling by talking about Jims’ experiences using the 14-day trial of Microsoft Zune Pass to prepare the DJ tracks for his sons’ wedding, and some of the challenges of being able to download the desired music after finding it. Listen Mobile: The guys move on to talking about virtualization using the Oracle virtualization product Virtual Box, and Microsoft Hyper-V in their environments, as well as their product preferences. 

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Solar Grid Feed, Google Street View, Google Wallet, Kill-A-Watt and iPhone Applications for Musicians – HT027

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Rich O’Neil for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys kick off discussing Christian’s latest project, getting SharePoint 2010 up and running, and the upgrade to TheAverageGuy website, before moving on to another free exercising app for the fitness enthusiasts amongst us, with Nike+ for iPhone becoming free of charge for a limited time.  If you have a pair of Nike shoes, the Nike sensor and an iPhone, but haven’t downloaded the app yet, now is your chance to check it out for free! Listen Mobile: Andrew’s Average Guy Tech

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