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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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Rich Hay with the Windows 10 Redstone 4 Release preview, HP EliteOne 1000 – HGG346

Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are joined by Richard Hay / @WinObs from for show #346 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are joined by Richard Hay / @WinObs from for show #346 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, Windows 10, Redstone 4, HP EliteOne 1000, SpaceX State of Windows 10 Redstone 4 Latest Builds Stabilization vs Features Expected Final Build and Release Availability Lack of Slow Ring Builds and ISOs – 17025 (25 Oct 2017/01 Nov 2017)   Redstone 5 Skip Ahead – Fall 2018 Feature Update One build so far – 17604 Availability and Access   App Previews App previews of inbox first party apps like Photos, Paint 3D, Mail & Calendar, etc. Available for any ring but limited access it appears   Hardware Surface Book 2 HP EliteOne 1000 AIO – ChromeBook   Xbox Spring Update –   Falcon Heavy and Starman My experience   Surface Precision Mouse   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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Microsoft MVP Rich Hay talks Hurricane Tech, Fall Creators Update and Movie DRM – HGG327

Rich Hay, Microsoft MVP  from and on Twitter at joins Jim Collison  for show #327 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.     Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at  Big thanks to Jelly Comb for providing this USB Wall Charging Adapter with USB C, USB and Qualcom Rapid Charge for both a give a way at the Home Server Show Meet Up and to review!  Here it is below. USB C Wall Charger Adapter: Jelly Comb 43W 3-Port USB Charger with Quick Charger + Type C for Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone iPad, LG, Moto Z, Google, Nexus, Lumia & More –   We also talked about the Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor 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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Windows 10 Updates, the OnePlus 3 and the Moto 360 – HGG273

Listen Mobile: Dewain Robinson joins Jim Collison  for show #273 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 Get your Home Gadget Geeks Sticker –   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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What is Up with Windows 10 and Ben Chu from InFocus talks Kangaroo Pro – HGG270

Listen Mobile: Richard Hay, Microsoft MVP for Windows from and on Twitter at joins Jim Collison  and and Mike Wieger from for show #270 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 Find the Windows 10 Blog here: Get the Kangaroo Pro here: The Kangaroo Pro is the World’s smallest, personal, powerful portable PC. Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro builds on the benefits of the Kangaroo PC by building on the modularity and expandability of its design architecture. By introducing the Dock Pro which is a combination HDD bay (#8243; sized laptop drives up to ) and additional ports (VGA, HDMI, audio, Ethernet, 2 x USB , and 1 x USB ), the Kangaroo Pro now has all the standard PC elements. This Kangaroo Pro works with the already selling Kangaroo Dock so you can continue to build on the option to locate the Dock and Dock Pro in multiple locations (classrooms, libraries, office/meeting spaces, bedroom/living room/den). Ideally suited now as a media center PC connected to your large screen TVs, when you install an HDD or SSD of your choosing (sold separately), you will now have all your video/photo content ready for easy viewing. Connect wirelessly or via Ethernet into your home network for media streaming or Xbox game streaming into any room. The OSLinx app introduced for Kangaroo PC continues to work for the Kangaroo Pro and allows you to use an iPad (connected via a Lightning Cable) to interact fully with the Kangaroo PC desktop. Windows 10 Anywhere on Any Screen 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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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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Microsoft MVP Rich Hay, Microsoft News, Windows 10 and Lumia Testing – HGG245

Listen Mobile:   Richard Hay, Microsoft MVP for Windows from and on Twitter at joins Jim Collison  and Mike Wieger from for show #244 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 Catch the show on Blab at –   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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