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On Home Gadget Geeks we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the Average Tech guy! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv

Home Gadget Geeks Jim Collison

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

On Home Gadget Geeks we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the Average Tech guy! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv

    Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465

    Echo Auto, a Waze Across Country and the iPhone 12 is Here – HGG465

    Jim is back from the East Coast and has been using travel tech all week. He purchased the Echo Auto right before the trip on Amazon Prime Days sale for $20 and has a report. He also navigates the nearly 4000 miles using Waze and found some interesting options as well as a huge error that cost him several hours of travel, but took him to the interesting spots. Mike talks about how he is using Microsoft ToDo and then talks Jim into ordering the iPhone 12 (mostly in the post show). All that and more!



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Magsafe, grill, iphone, roll roads, Echo, Echo Auto, Waze, Alexa, iPhone 12, The Cigar Authority, Cigars, Meatup

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    Jim on The Cigar Authority – https://thecigarauthority.com/vodcast-how-to-improve-a-cigar-podcast/

    Cigar Authority Post Show – https://thecigarauthority.com/jim-collison-rates-the-cigar-authority/

     

    BBQ, Grill and Smoking Meatup! Moved to November 7

     

    [2:02] Big thanks to Bitdefender and Liviu Arsene for joining us on 464. Find it here

    [2:55] Canva Challenge – https://theaverageguy.TV/Canva

    [3:22]} Getting a little vacation time!

    [5:26] Big thanks to Joe Pechoski for sending us to beer to try!

    [10:01] We moved the Meatup. Now Nov 7. Link above.

    [15:23] Echo Auto

    [30:03]} Waze

    [43:14] Microsoft ToDo

    [51:44] iPhone 12

    [1:08:44] Wrap

     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN – HGG464

    Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender talks Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN – HGG464

    We sat down with Liviu Arsene, a Global Cybersecurity Researcher for Bitdefender, Liviu has a strong background in security and technology and talked with us about both the Bitdefender Box and Bitdefender Premium VPN as well as some general Cyber security topics. Get more information about Bitdefender at https://bitdefender.com.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Liviu Arsene, Bitdefender, VPN, Bitdefender Box, iot device, vulnerability, security, home network, router, connected, IOT, update, solution, internet, access

     

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    Find out more about Bitdefender at https://bitdefender.com

     

    Jim Collison  [0:12] 

    So we are here with Liviu Arsene. He’s the global cyber security researcher for bitdefender. And Liviu thanks for joining us on the show.

    Liviu Arsene  [0:21] 

    Thank you for having me.

    Jim Collison  [0:23] 

    Give us a little bit of background on you just a little bit about who you are, what you do, how long you’ve been at bitdefender. Let’s just get to know you a little bit.

    Liviu Arsene  [0:31] 

    All right, so as you already said, I’m a global cyber security researcher for bitdefender. I’ve been with the company for the better part of a decade now and close to celebrating my 10 year anniversary with bit defender. my current role is actually interfacing with research and investigation teams, and do malware forensic analysis. So basically, what I do is try to, if you will interpret the really technical language and the really detailed, researched investigations that comes from our forensics team, and try to present them in a way that even our marketing guys can understand what to do with them. So if you even look like me, right? I was kind of, I’m kind of like an interface between these two,

    • 55 min
    Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463

    Nathaniel Lindley with Updates on Handling Education Tech During the Pandemic – HGG463

    Week 2 of wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes. If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! Last week we had one. While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canva and make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just do some freestyle. Love to see what you come up with. Try today.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Nathaniel Lindley, Mike Wieger, students, teachers, teams, families, Education, Schools, COVID, Pandemic, Challenges

     

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    [1:53] Canva Challenge – https://theaverageguy.TV/Canva

    [3:04] October 2020 Meatup – https://theaverageguy.tv/Oct2020Meetup

    [5:02] Patreon Meetup

    [7:05] Nathaniel Lindley Interview

    [1:01:28] VILTROX LED On Camera Video Light – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T13H34S

    [1:03:30] Bell + Howell Light Bar – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGQ3QC7

    [1:24:28] Reminders

     

    Jim Collison  [0:00] 

    This is The Average Guy Network and you have found Home Gadget Geeks show number 463 recorded on October 8, 2020.

    Here on Home Gadget Geeks we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home news, reviews, product updates and conversation all for the average te...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462

    Ham Radio Part 2, Microsoft To Do and Windows Sandbox and Canva Challenge – HGG462

    I am really wondering if anyone ever actually reads this part of the show notes? If you are reading this, shoot me an email, jim@theaverageguy.tv and say hi! Let’s see if I get any emails this week! While you are reading, get your graphic design game on and try out Canva. Head over to https://theAverageGuy.tv/canva and make your best Home Gadget Geeks album art (need to be 600 x 600p) and submit it to me for a chance to be featured on the podcasts. Pick any show or just do some freestyle. Love to see what you come up with. Try today.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Mike Wieger, Ham Radio, antenna, radio, rfi, cigars, windows sandbox, Microsoft To Do

     

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    Get your graphic design Game on at Canva. Join today at https://theaverageguy.tv/canva and support the show!

    The October 2020 Meetup Link can be found at https://theaverageguy.tv/Oct2020Meetup – Full schedule has been posted

     



    A quick look at Windows Sandbox – install instructions can be found here:

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-kernel-internals/windows-sandbox/ba-p/301849





     

    Jim is on Cigar Authority on October 17 – https://thecigarauthority.com/

     

    [1:40] The Table of Contents

    [2:19] Get the most out of Canva! http://theaverageguy.tv/canva

    [9:37] October 2020 Meetup Details – https://theaverageguy.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start – HGG461

    Kyle Wilcox with IPEVO V4K, Rode Wireless GO and the MEVO Start – HGG461

    This week we have Kyle Wilcox back with us to chat about the IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera and how that can fill in as webcam in a pinch. We also take a long look at the Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System that Kyle is using for classrooms and public events. We then looked at the MEVO Start Live Streaming Camera and it’s many uses! We finish the show with some discussion around the new Xbox and which one to get! Kyle commits to a pfSense document for setting it up with a VM and asks for community help with an auto starter for his cars.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Kyle Wilcox, Microphone, xbox, camera, audio, classroom, router, webcam, meetup, podcast

     

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    [2:09] Patreon Meet up

    [2:40] Oct 24, 2020 BBQ, Grill and Smoker Meet up (Get registered at http://theaverageguy.eventbrite.com/)

    [2:55] Sign up for the Newsletter (http://theaverageguy.TV/subscribe)

    [3:10] Kyle Wilcox Welcome

    [5:22] IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera

    [8:22] Rode Wireless GO Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System

    [22:38] Mevo Start Live Streaming Camera

    [36:56] Xbox Discussion

    [49:39] Kyle is looking at pfSense on a VM

    [54:25] Kyle has a question for the community on Car Auto Start options

    [57:36] HelloFresh http://theAverageGuy.tv/hellofresh

    [59:55] Can you help me by streaming your Smoker during the Oct 24 meet up?

     

    Classrooms

    Video-  IPEVO https://store.ipevo.com/IPEVO-V4K-Ultra-High-Definition-USB-Document-Camera-Back-Order_p_14.html

    Audio- Rode Wireless Go a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

    Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

    This week we have Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast on the show to talk about how he installed RGB lighting in his home studio. We also cover the ins and outs and install successes and mistakes made during the project along with a long list (in the show notes) of lessons learned. Daniel also spends some time talking about his latest projects, like with My Podcast Reviews, and the updates he has made on this Social Subscribe and Follow WordPress Plugin.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Daniel J Lewis, Podpage, The Audacity to Podcast, Strips, Panels, Lights, Power supply, Acoustic Panels, LED, RGB, Color Adjustments, Brightness, Studio, Volts, MDF

     

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    [1:18] Daniel J Lewis Intro

    [2:04] Home Gadget Geeks now on Podpage.com

    [3:17] Social Subscribe & Follow Icons

    [5:39] Podcast Industry Statistics

    [6:34] My Podcast Reviews

    [9:14] HelloFresh

    [10:50] Patreon and BQQ, Grill and Smoker Meetup Announement

    [12:48] Tim is home from his time in the Marines

    [15:01] RGB lighting in Daniel’s Studio

    [1:17:48] Show reminders

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

AODaveLee ,

Geeks Unite!

Really enjoy the podcast. Each week’s episode provides a wide variety of topics and tech gadgets out there. The guests are always knowledge and add tremendous depth to the podcast. Keep it up, guys.

stevesleep ,

OK - I'm a Tech Geek

I admit it. I love tech. I can't get involved in everything so it's great listening to Home Gadget Geeks. Keeps me updated on everything from blockchains to BBQ. Good job Jim and Mike!

Ross Brand ,

Great show, Outstanding Host

I am not only a fan of Jim Collison's podcasts, but I had the priviledge to be a guest on Home Gadget Geeks. Jim is a terrific interviewer and facilitiates informative and entertaining conversations. For anyone who wants to improve at podcasting, Jim is an excellent resource to follow and learn from. I highly recommend subscribing to Home Gadget Geeks and checking out the rest of Jim's content at theaverageguy.tv website.

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