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Emily Prokop and Her New The Story Behind Book – HGG375

   On this episode, we have Emily Prokop from The Story Behind Podcast at and on Twitter @StoryBehindPod as we talk her new Book (link in the show notes) and discuss one of the chapters on Solar Panels. So join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #375 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Computing Without the B.S. – CF050

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim discuss the computing industry without the bachelor’s degree (). We discuss the recently increasing trend of major tech companies doing away with degree requirements for top software engineering positions. We evaluate the pros and cons of university value propositions, co-ops/work studies, internships, and apprenticeships and discuss which jobs seem best tailored with-in the field for these backgrounds. As demand for these positions continues to grow, we also discuss the ways in which the job is evolving itself with the advancement of automation and cloud computing, which is letting developers at companies focus more on core business systems and less on infrastructure pasta. We wrap up with a quick discussion on remote desktop solutions for the average guy in response to our listener questions received.
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Dewain Robinson with Conversational AI and a New Tesla – HGG374

   On this episode, we have Dewain Robinson joins us to talk about his project at Microsoft and AI and his recent experience with the purchase of a Tesla Model S. So join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #374 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Rich Hay with New Microsoft Hardware, Windows 10 1809 October 2018 Update – HGG373

 On this episode, we have Rich Hay from and @WinObs join us to talk about the new Surface Hardware, the October 2018 Update and what is new with Windows and the favorite Features from Microsoft Insiders. Mike Wieger also covers some updates on wireless chargers for this iPhone X. So join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #373 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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The Big BBQ and Grill Show for September 2018 – HGG372

 On this episode, we have Mike Howard and Mark Robson join us to talk all things grilling and BBQ. Mike Wieger also covers some updated from iOS 12 and Lastpass. So join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #372 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Cyber Frontiers

Kill The Ancient Authenticator! – CF049

This week Christian is joined by Jim to talk about killing off password security on web and communication platforms, the era of the hardware authenticator! We dive deep into the release of the Yubikey 5, FIDO 2, and Webauthn standards and how these platforms and standards will usher in the next phase of improved cybersecurity for enterprises as well as the average guy. We talk about some of the historical implications of protocols that haven’t evolved over the last thirty years, and what these technologies bring to the table to augment existing internet infrastructure. We also briefly veer into the latest Apple announcements with the release of OSX Mojave and iOS 12, because who doesn’t want to know what awaits them in Apple’s latest software platform? Strap in while we take you to the edge of the frontier and back.
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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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