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Chatwing is Dead, Budget Airpods Review and UnRaid with Duplicati and Backblaze B2- HGG388

   Nothing can last forever and this week we found out that Chatwing was dead. With this news we moved over to YouTube chat that is embedded with the video. It worked with few issues. Mike asked the question if anyone was using a Peloton in the group, Jim purchased some budget Airpods with an live review, we talked about Amazon joining the Zigbee Aliance and Mike covers Duplicati and Backblaze for his unRaid ;  All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #388 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
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Post Black Friday Purchases, Drobo Fail and Google Photos – HGG380

   We are back after the US Thanksgiving weekend break with all of the gadgets that we purchased during the Black Friday sales!  Jim also tells the story of his Drobo 5N failing and how he recovered it as well as a move to Google Photos for all his pictures. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #380 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Google vs Amazon Media Battle and are Fortnite and PUBG the New World of Gaming?- HGG347

Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 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, Stephen Hawking, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Crypto Currency, Bitcoin, Gaming, Fortnite, PUBG News The death of Stephen Hawking The Google and Amazon battle. Google continues to not publish a YouTube app on the amazon platform. The New way to sell video games – a free “beta” – Fortnite and PUBG may have found a more successful way to sell video games. If you haven’t seen it yet, John Oliver’s explanation of Bitcoin is spot on, and super funny.  YouTube now has Dark mode, and its great.    What am I working on? Jim – Back from the Microsoft MVP Summit.  Great Stuff. Now switching from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 pro will always be free Skype – making changes away from all the social squiggles Jim – Sarah said to me this week, “The next house we are getting will have a Nest in it, right?”  I about fell down. Mike – Preparing to cut cable and switch to YouTube TV.   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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Addy Saucedo with Productivity and Organization Tips – HGG332

Addy Saucedo found on twitter @podcastplanner and The Podcast Planner joins Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #331 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network     Addy Saucedo found on twitter @podcastplanner and The Podcast Planner joins Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #331 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 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, Trello, Amazon, Auphonic, SquareSpace We want to welcome Addy back to the program.  She has been on now 3 times.  HGG 187, 233 and now 332.  Here is a link to the other two in case you missed them. T-Shirts – link first in the newsletter – get signed up at   We talk tools and services: Trello – Dropbox / Google drive Auphonic – Audiogram creator – Squarespace – Along with the importance of archiving all of a podcasters assets on a hard drive and cloud.   Podcast Junkies with Jim-   If you want to try out – drop Jim a note at   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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Hands on Review with the Amazon Echo Show with Dr. Brian Friedlander – HGG317

Listen Mobile:   Jim Collison is joined by Mike Wieger and Brian Friedlander for show #317 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at  WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Amazon Echo Show – Would you like to see how Echo Show works?  Hands free and with a screen. Music, shopping lists, movie trailer, alarms–learn about these features and more. Watch now I have been on the fence about the new Echo Show.  Not sure if I really need it with a screen.  Been listening to Dave McCabe video review it over at and can see the benefits of it both ways.  At $229, the price is a little steep for me.  Might wait till I can find a $199 deal in a few months.  What about you?  Would you buy a 2 pack to get the better price?   Amazon Dash Wand is now available from Amazon.  Catch the link below.  Right now you can get it for $20 with a $20 Amazon credit.  If you choose the slow shipping, you can get an additional $5 credit off your next order. And a Review The Wand is now on order and is shipping next week.  Will try it out with Sarah and see if it can make a difference in our food orders.  I have not really trusted the Dash buttons in the past due to the fact that I can’t see the price.  Not sure if this will change anything.   eBeam Smartmarker – Interactive Digital Whiteboard – No Special Markers – Portable – Create a Digital Copy of your Whiteboard Notes Great examples on how to use these in the show.  Very expensive for just a toy.  Would be great for work. C- Pen Card Reader – 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 Catch all the subscription links at Facebook Group: Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Amazon Prime Day, Windows 10, Gallup News on the Digital Wallet, Amazon Echo – HGG222

Mike Wieger from and the Open Mike Night Podcast #160; and Jim for show #222 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: or if you are in Canada, use WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Listen Mobile:   Bitcoin on the Silicon Prairie – Edward Weniger – Infotec 2015 – Cyber Frontiers – Amazon Prime Day on July #160; Did you take part in it?  It came in with mixed #160; Not as many deals as people #160; Mike picked up a Tascam DR040 dr40 .  They had Echo’s were on sale too at $#160; Get an Echo at     You can find a Know IT Guyde for the Echo at complete with release notes direct from #160;   Sales Tax Free day for the State of Iowa – Many folks from Nebraska head across the river to get the no sales tax deals.   There is also a Windows 10 Know IT #160; #160; Send me your updates of helpful links you #160; The upgrade to Windows 10 is going to be #160; Get the details here The Windows Mobile Apps – A really good podcast that is covering Windows 10 is Windows Observer –   What is the status of the Digital Wallet for most consumers?  Gallup did a survey of 15000 consumers and ask a bunch of questions Visit the Gallup News Site – ;utm_medium=topic&utm_campaign=tiles ;utm_medium=topic&utm_campaign=tiles   Make and Share Payments at Venmo –   Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away at 55   Home Server Show Meetup – Officially at Holiday Inn Express, Fishers Indiana. September 12   Catch all the subscription links at Facebook Group: Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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