Home Gadget Geeks

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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Home Gadget Geeks

Fitbit Challenge, Lawn Robot Phase One, Drobo Update and Email – HGG371

 On this episode, we look at how Jim is using the Fitbit Challenge to up this fitness ; We also look at phase one of the new robot lawnmower project and discuss the merger that has effected ; We also cover email from listeners So join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #371 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Home Gadget Geeks

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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Home Gadget Geeks

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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Home Gadget Geeks

First Look at the Fitbit Force on Home Tech

Mike Howard (@jpeg2raw) from join Jim (@jcollison) for an extra show 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   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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Fitness Tech

The Fitness Tech Podcast #10 RunKeeper Beats Angry Birds!

Jim and Jamie are back after the holidays to talk Christmas gifts that Santa brought.  Jamie got a seriously nice new tech gift that has a fitness spin!  Jim warns of some fitness products that you should carefully consider BEFORE you purchase, especially if you see it on TV. This week RunKeeper released an update to its RunKeeper Application for both iPhone and Android.  It’s FREE to download in the month of January.  Up until now there as been a scaled down free version and a fee based Pro version.  Both are now free for the taking.  You can find both in the app store for each phone.  The download has been very popular and smoked past the very popular Angry Birds. We talked more about the FitBit and the BodyBugg and the success both products have had in the fitness space.  Links are below. Jim confesses that his holiday diet wasn’t as good as it should have been.  Jamie gives some tips for replacing that sugar craving that we are all having after all the junk we ate over the last month. Jim spent some time butchering the url of   Let’s try geared to be fit and not geared to benefit.  At least I was close. Jim’s fitness story is at Jim and Jamie give some hints on getting involved in some local and some not so local races.  Don’t feel pressured to do any of them…or maybe just one.  You can find many of them online.  Check Google. Finally, Jamie gets to her tips for sticking with it if you are starting a new workout.  I think I gave most of them away!  Sorry Jamie. You can follow Jim while he is at CES here:   Audio Only Play / pause 1x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume The Fitness Tech Podcast #10 RunKeeper Beats Angry Birds! iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSAudioboomSpreakerOther Options Subscribe to the TAG Weekly Update (Be in the know!) Come On! You know you want to! Or Download episode (Right click, save target as)   Show Links: iFit – FitBit – BodyBugg – Carrie Adams Blog – Omaha Running Club – The Mud Mafia – Trek up the Tower –
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