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5 Years of Home Gadget Geeks Podcasting, Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer – HGG239

Listen Mobile: Christian Johnson and Andrew Morris(@unrealshots)  joins Jim Collison  and Mike Wieger from for show #239 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 HT001 – Jim, Christian, Brian and John Z (Andrew joins at HT011) First Video Show was HT050 – Guest was Chris Lux and we used LiveStream HT100 was in a very new Hangouts HT150 was Jan 4, 2014 and followed today’s format HGG206 Added Mike Wieger Sometime in 2013, Andrew Pod-Died… Was there a Pod-Funeral? Update on the Kangaroo Micro PC On Newegg – At the Microsoft Store – Christian’s Corner A Half a Decade Flashes By: Where has technology grown since the start of the podcast, and where are we headed: 12/26/2010 – The average guy laments over the end of WHS V1 drive extender, and starts to wonder if we should be putting more content in the cloud. There wasn’t a clear consensus from the masses on this at the time. 3/19/2011 – The average guy starts getting interested in “super routers” like pfsense which at the time users were anticipating the release of the brand new release series. Today, pfsense is at version , and was at version before the major turnaround. 8/27/2011 – The world watches as Steve Job finally announces his resignation as CEO of Apple He died several months later on 10/5/2011 – and the world remembered his impact and the “man behind Jobs” in many different ways. 10/3/2011 – The first talk of network based cable tuner cards makes its way into the show – with the HD HomeRun PRIME being on the list of talking points for the show. Today these boxes are in most home media enthusiasts homes, and 3/17/2012 – Rumblings of the Windows 8 consumer preview come screeching into the podcast – all out war is waged over whether or not it is the next Vist Apparently this really started on 3/5/2012 – with Christian also announcing his first internship at NASA How the times have changed. 5/20/2012 – The Windows Phone enthusiasts hold dear to their Nokia devices and Windows Phone 7 operating systems, but we all know how this story ends. 6/1/2012 – The world is mesmerized by the world’s first $35 dollar computer, the Raspberry Pi A – Today we can get the same for $8 12/08//2012 – The beginning of the home server community enthusiasm around the HP microserver (the NL40) – a device that would dominate the conversation in a post mediasmart world until home server finally reached its eventual death and became Server Essentials. 4/21/2013 – It was the gift that kept on giving more conversation … 9/7/2013 – Christian’s first podcast from the University of Maryland – where along the way we brought tech fused with financial aid discussing how students can make it to these types of institutions. 12/7/2013 – The world starts to benefit from Watson in the enterprise – and big data technologies in general. If only Jim Collison knew this was the precursor event to Christian losing his mind to the topics that began Cyber Frontiers. 2/18/2014 – We begin the exploration of big data and cybersecurity from an academic perspective as Cyber Frontiers is launched with a pilot episode on HGG. 6/7/2014 – One of Christian’s last regular airtime shows with HGG before getting more involved with Cyber Frontiers. 6/28/2014 – The world scratches their heads at Heartbleed – and we arm the citizens with the tools needed to keep their machines safe (LastPass coming in with growing popularity). 9/21/2014 – Quadcopters are such an average guy thing at this point that we talk about them on the podcast 2/1/2015 – We’ve reached the point where we have to decide between 3TB and 4TB drives – when we started the show if it wasn’t a 2TB drive you just weren’t cool   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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Fitness Wearables, Ubi the Voice of the Internet, Homeboy Cameras, Hard Drives 3TB v 4TB – HGG201

Andrew Morris (@unrealshots) and Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979) joins Jim () for show #201 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. 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:     Kevin’s New Mic – Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser… by Audio-Technica ;camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=B004QJREXM&linkCode=shr&tag=avestufrothea-20&linkId=AG2J6FRYWUJWNYNK&qid=1422808127&sr=8-1&keywords=atr2500&pebp=1422808131225&peasin=B004QJREXM Fitbits on Amazon – : fitbit ;camp=213733&creative=393193&linkCode=shr&tag=avestufrothea-20&linkId=XRAXDFPKT6TYVJE4&rl=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fitbit&sprefix=fitbi%2Caps Garmin on Amazon – ;camp=213733&creative=393193&linkCode=shr&tag=avestufrothea-20&linkId=WZF3BEV3BJDBPCBA&rl=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Garmin+Vivo&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AGarmin+Vivo The Ubi Voice of The Internet, White (Ubi-02) by The Ubi ;camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B00P026JZS&linkCode=shr&tag=avestufrothea-20&linkId=CBYUFQIIDVJPIEIJ&qid=1422808406&sr=8-1&keywords=Ubi&pebp=1422808410257&peasin=B00P026JZS HomeBoy Camera – 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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Technology in Fitness, Hands on Review of the Garmin 220, Fitbit vs Vivofit – HT167

Andrew Morris (@unrealshots) and Mike Howard (@jpeg2raw) from join Jim (@jcollison) for show #167 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: 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 Listen Mobile:   Ask the Podcast Coach – Saturday’s at 9:30aC/10:30E – The Average Guy Tech Scholarship – Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 ProRaid 4 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure – USB & eSATA by Mediasonic – Jim’s Running Blog – Runkeeper – The Garmin 220 – – I have really enjoyed having this #160; I use it mostly for tracking my run times, but I am wearing it now as a full time #160; Bluetooth sync, easy to use and very, very light, I really recommend this watch. Want to take a setup with some additional features?  Touchscreen, calculated recovery time and VO2 max estimates just a part of what is an upgrade from the FR #160; Fitbit Flex – Fitbit Scale – Vivofit from Garmin – Jim and Mike talk about the Fitbit Force – What is an ATM with a Watch?  How to do Burpees – Yurbuds –   Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Technology in Model Train Sets with John Zajdler with Outtakes – HT166

Andrew Morris(@unrealshots) and John Zajdler (@Dieharder) join Jim (@jcollison) for show #166 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: 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 Listen Mobile:   Model Train Wikipedia Reference – John talks about the model scales between the trains – Get more information on the Nation Model Railrod Association –   Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Manfrotto Clamps and Arms, NAS Home Servers, Mame Pi for Gaming and Dashcams – HT154

Bill Paulmenn (@BillPaulmenn) and Andrew Morris(@unrealshots) join Jim (@jcollison) and for show #154 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: 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 Listen Mobile: Watch for the new Cyber Frontiers – catch a sneak peek at: Some New Equipment for Jim Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp – Some new equipment for to hold Jim’s Camera – Manfrotto 237 Flex Arm for Super Clamp – New Ask the Podcast Coach, Saturday’s at 9:30C – Andrew’s WHS v1 box has died – He recovered the data and tried a migrate to 2011, however the backup service won’t backup an Enterprise domain-joined machine. Options: QNAP TS-470 Pro – Synology 1513+ – QNAP currently out front, as it has the capability to run as a PVR, XBMC media center, however Bare Metal Restore is dependent on a third party software such as Acronis True Image… Which I’ve not currently tested on a domain joined workstation Mame Pi – Bill chats about a gaming setup using the Mame Pi configuration. ZyXEL Gigabit Switch by ZyXel – Dashboard Cams at Amazon Jim’s Podcast for Gallup – Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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First Look at the Surface 2, Xbox Music, Using Windows Azure with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, My Server 2012 Apps, Seagate and Netgear NAS – HT145

Jim (@jcollison) has guests Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler (@Dieharder) and Andrew Morris(@unrealshots) for show #145 of the Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network.  Jim is back from the MVP Summit 2013 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA and spends some time going over a video review of the new Surface 2, covers a little bit of the new Xbox Music and Video, talks about using Windows Azure for the average guy,   John covers some Home Server offerings from Seagate, Western Digital and Netgear. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile:   I’d like some feedback on these embedded links to the YouTube Video.  Are you using them? Email me at   if you are. Jim’s New Surface 2] Microsoft – Surface 2 with 32GB – Magnesium by Microsoft Now, when you buy a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2, you get 200GB of SkyDrive storage, for two years—free. Free storage for music, photos, documents, video so your files are always with you. Every Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 comes with Skype already installed. Plus an entire year of Skype WiFi and an Unlimited1 World subscription—totally free. Xbox Music] Using Windows Azure to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials] Free Trial: CloudBerry Lab:  Microsoft Releases a fix for Remote Web Access on Windows Home Server 2011 using Internet Explorer] My Server 2012 R2 Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps] Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS] Running a Dual Core GHz Intel Atom CPU, 512MB DRAM, 4 SATA II channels with Hot swappable/lockable trays, the Business Storage 4-bay NAS is available in configurations of 4TB, 8TB, 12TB and 16 TB with RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10. Seagate Business Storage Network Attached Storage (STBM2000100) by Seagate Western Digital Arkeia – NETGEAR REadyNAS 716] NETGEAR has launched the REadyNAS 716, a quad-core Xeon-equipped NAS that they claim is the fastest NAS in the world. The MSRP in the is $4,500 Netgear RN716X-100NES Readynas 716 Diskless by Netgear Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: / Bios Mods Site: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Overview of the Nokia Lumia 520, NEST Video Review, IFA 2013, Women in IT and STEM, Leap Motion Review, HP Microserver G8 – HT135

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Christian Johnson, Andrew Morris(@unrealshots), Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979) and Greg Welch (@welchwerks) for show 135 of Home Tech.  With a large cast of hosts and Kevin coming in from Denver, we have a lengthy conversation around the idea of being “too plugged in” with all our digital devices and are we doing enough to promote STEM here in the United States.  We spend a few minutes covering the New Nokia Lumia 520, the video review from Mike Howard from of the NEST Thermostat, an update of IFA 2013, a review of the Leap Motion device and an update on the HP Proliant Microserver G8. Great deals on Laptops and Netbooks at the Microsoft Store! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: The new experiment with for the preshow – Overview of the Nokia Lumia 520] Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T) by Nokia  NEST Thermostat Review / Tronsmart MK908 ] IFA Update] Is the Internet Causing Us All to be Anti-Social?] Leap Motion Review] Leap Motion Controller, Gesture Motion Control for PC or MAC by Leap Motion MicroServer G8 update] HP ProLiant 712318-001 Ultra Micro Tower Server – 1 x Intel Pentium G2020T GHz by HP Kevin’s Deals] SOLD OUT ON NEWEGG – Amazon: Crucial m4 128GB () SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2 by Crucial  Link: [Final Updates Still time to join us for the meetup in Indy on Sep 21 – Tech Scholarship Fund – We are now on iHeartRadio – Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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