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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ending, Mesh Networks and Drobo is Back – HGG268

Listen Mobile: Kevin Schoonover joins Jim Collison  and and Mike Wieger from for show #268 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 Full show notes and video at Arrow partners with Indiegogo to accelerate tech entrepreneurs:   Upgrading to Windows 10– Free until July 29, 2016 Windows 10 is your partner in making things happen. Get fast start-ups, a familiar yet expanded Start menu, and great new ways to get stuff done even across multiple devices. You’ll also love the innovative features like an all-new browser built for online action, plus Cortana, the personal digital assistant who helps you across your day. Windows 10 is not compatible with Windows Vista. Free upgrade from Win 7 or Win 8 ends July 29, 2016. Currently Windows 10 Home is $99 and Windows 10 Pro is $139 If you upgraded a Win 7 PC to Win 8, use the Win 7 key to get to Win 10. Use the Win 8. key to upgrade another PC. Use the Media creation tool to make a Windows 10 install USB drive: You can do a clean install of Windows 10 with a Win 7 key.  Make sure you check the machine for a Window Key. Don’t forget about the $39 Windows 8 keys that were delivered via email Jan 2013.   Home networking is getting interesting- wireless mesh and repeater solutions are hitting the market- traditional WAP and wireless lan controllers are affordable. Wifi questions How big? How fast? How much budget? How much, WiFi+firewall+content management? How easy? How many users? How will your spouse respond to devices mounted to the ceiling? WiFi choices Can’t pull cable Luma: Eero: Amplifi: Plume:   Might pull cable Luma: Eero: DLink:   New house or will pull cable EnGenius: Ubiquiti: Open-Mesh:   Yes, but at what cost?  $$$$$$$$$$  Drobo 5N = It works like WHSv1 Easy to use Cheap for what you get Paragon Backup & Recovery 14 Free Edition: Clone and/or File backup and Differential backup Automated interface UEFI support Did I mention it’s free Full features: JIm:  Looking at a touch screen monitor for the kitchen with the Kangraoo – 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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The Tech Guy’s Tool Kit, Antivirus, Malware Protection, Systems Tools and Inventory Software – HGG230

Listen Mobile:   Kevin Schoonover and Andy Sokolovoch from , joins Mike Wieger from Wieger Tech and the Open Mike Night Podcast   and Jim for show #230 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   Free software: AntiVirus Avira  – Sophos for Mac Bitdefender – Jim’s pick – AntiMalware MalwareBytes   – System Audit – Belarc   – (I just used Belarc this weekend – jc) Password Manager – LastPass – System Tools Glary Utilities   – OnyX for Mac – Remote Access and Control TeamViewer   – (In version 10. A must for any tech guy – jc) Backup and Recovery Paragon B&R   – Macrium Reflect    – Veeam End Point   – Acronis – Jim’s Pick –  SuperDuper! for Mac – 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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Cyber Frontiers

Open Everything: Adopting Cloud in the Enterprise w/ OpenSource, OpenStack, and OpenFlow – CF022

This week on Cyber Frontiers Kevin joins us to bring to a close a fantastic three part series on how cutting edge technologies are being received and adopted in the enterprise. In this segment, we take a look at how current cloud computing solutions are powering the enterprise. We evaluate different solutions, what communities are currently driving the market, and the roadblocks associated with implementing certain architectures. We also tie in key conversations from the previous two episodes to see how other technologies like SDN are playing a major role in re-designing the cloud and the data centers they operate on. We have some good laughs, some tongue twisters, and a lot of great conversation around an expansive topic! Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email 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:   OpenStack has been getting a lot of grassroots IT support. Will it make it in the long run? What is Next Generation-Agile-Converged-Private Cloud datacenter? Why do I care? What is OpenStack? What HyperVisors are supported? What about storage Block vs Object? Network environment: OpenStack predictions: Their growth reflects a hearty appetite for public cloud computing, while Red Hat peddles private clouds to CIOs that still believe they must run behind their firewalls. It’s a growth business for Red Hat, but given private clouds’ dismal success rate, it’s unclear for how long. Interesting Vendors: Mirantis: ;program=PPC&campaign=Brand&adgroup=mirantis&keyword=mirantis&matchtype=e&network=g&device=c&placement=&placementcategory=&adposition=1t1&gclid=CjwKEAjwhbCrBRCO7-e7vuXqiT4SJAB2B5u7bAlQKSbipHfYcwcJXHgllxF-hG0uEyohFdkUyuCTfhoCSM7w_wcB StrataScale Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: / 
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Cyber Frontiers

Where is Big Data Headed Next on the Information Superhighway – CF021

This week on Cyber Frontiers Kevin Schoonover joins us again to cover part two of our series investigating how up and coming technologies are being incorporated into enterprise IT environments. In particular, we look at where we’ve been with data infrastructure in the last five years, and what the future holds in store. With discussions around the rapidly changing infrastructure and hardware design for data analytics, as well as the security and reliability of information that has become an increasingly valuable commodity, we quickly pick up where we left off in episode 20 for a jam packed hour of insight and conversation. Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email 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:   Hadoop has been good, but what is next? What about KROLL E-discovery division? Lexis/Nexis seem to be getting in the game? Are Cloudera, HortonWorks and Pivotal all locked on Hadoop? EMC made a big splash with GreenPlum: We will move from “big data” to firehose-sized signals processing HDFS/GFS had a focus on the JBOD cluster, these types of techniques will still be important for “archival” based big data. Signals processing will most certainly be all in-memory. Other topic, the impact of IoT on Big Data and intern programs for Data Scientists.   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: / 
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Cyber Frontiers

Data & Compute Challenges in Enterprise IT Environments – CF020

This week on Cyber Frontiers the usual crew is joined by Kevin Schoonover, Director of Engineering at Arrow ECS, to discuss how new technologies are (or aren’t) making their way into the enterprise IT spotlight. We talk about differences in relational vs. object oriented data stores, implementations of software-defined-networking, and what driving factors (cost, ease of use, adaptability) are pushing certain technologies to the forefront. We also look at what job roles will become more important as these technologies become mainstream. The talk encompasses the ‘challenges of a real IT department’ – and provides an interesting context to how the enterprise is evolving in response to newer trends in computing. With Kevin’s personality and expertise in the subject area combined with the hosts’ usual candor, it’s a show you won’t want to miss! Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email 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:   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: / 
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Home Gadget Geeks

The Best Cables, Free Antivirus Options and Tech Guy Tools – HGG208

Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979), Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) and new host Mike Wieger from and the Open Mike Night Podcast join Jim () for show #208 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:   Catch the podcast that Neil is referring to at The guys spent the first 15 minutes talking about where to purchase cables.  Amazon and Monoprice were the two most popular.  Mike like Apple Certified cable when he buys them. To protect your systems you need anti-virus and anti-malware. I use Intel Security(McAfee) LiveSafe and Malwarebytes Pro. Best research sites: As with any free software, you need to understand how it is different than the pay version. Don’t assume anything. Good ratings: ,2817,2388652, , Best free AV for Mac’s: Check with your ISP to see if they offer a free AV. Many universities do as well. I also believe a real firewall or UTM helps defeat virus and malware. Sophos UTM: plus you get Sophos AV when you use a Sophos UTM, I think,,,,, My picks for free AV, in alphabetical order: Avast: AVG: Avira: Bitdefender: Panda: ;gclid=CjwKEAjwotmoBRCc6LWd2ZnkuBYSJACyt2quWDpJKoS0pBV0K-ydm-IoI_gwteH___s3NrSy8but6xoCMNTw_wcB Sophos for Mac: add on MalwareBytes: (this could be an add on to this show or potentially a second show on other free tools) Free Glary Utilities to fix everything else: Free Paragon Backup and Recovery: Free Belarc Advisor to audit your PC: Free TeamViewer for remote access: And you are covered! Catch the Post Show:   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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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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