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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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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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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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Crypto Updates with Jim Betting Big on Burst Coin – HGG342

Mike Wieger @WiegerTech is back and joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #342 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Mike Wieger @WiegerTech is back and joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #342 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, Burst Coin, Burst, Crypto, Apple Watch, Xbox Controller Get more on the Burst Community at Jim’s Seagate 8TB External Hard Drives – Extension Cords used for the External Drives – 10 port Powered USB Hub – Want to join us in the Pool?  :8124/ 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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Tech News, YouTube Subscriptions, Surface 3, Windows 10 with Project Spartan, Xbox Gets TV and Apple Watch – HGG209

Mike Wieger from and the Open Mike Night Podcast joins Jim () for show #209 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:   News price expected to be around $10 will also let creators put their videos behind a paywall so that only subscribers to the premium version can view them creators are required to participate in the subscription offering, or every video on their channels will be set to private Surface 3 – A week later, had is changed anything? New size at 3 Position Kick Stand New Power Adapter New updated Keyboard Ne Logo Better Camera Windows 10 and the Spartan Browser – Now where is this going? (Demo in Google+) It’s like surfing in Onenote (and I think that is actually part of it) Crashes oftern – especially when sharing Not much to it yet.  More to come I am sure The Windows Phone is getting a quick refresh too – new bits tomorrow and the list of phones have grown – The 520 is included now! Xbox One is getting Tuner support! Finally! But still no DVR support? Meanwhile, there is always this… Mike, where do you stand with the Apple Watch now?  Are you going to order one? Are watches back?  At one point, I thought smartphones might have killed them. Not so? Streaming Live at WLMN Radio –   Broadcasting Monday – Friday AM – AM 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 Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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