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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 • 44 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

    Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

    Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

    Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways it can be installed locally. Jim does a lot of whining on this episode, so get ready. Thanks for listening.







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    Hometech.fm with Seth and TJ. [1:48]

    What’s changed at work since the pandemic? [5:19]

    The last time a hard drive failed? [10:18]

    The one thing that drives a lot of tech changes is the wife complaining about something [13:58]

    Are data centers getting hotter in the process? [20:34]

    YoLink – Five year battery life and a quarter of a mile of range. [25:54]

    Have they released any new gear for Hubitat? [32:26]

    Blue Iris uses something called Deepstack for object detection and it worked pretty well, but they recently announced that they were getting rid of it. [37:28]

    I had a rant this week of my tv. [42:33]

    The problem with Home Automation today? You probably have 10 different apps to control them. [45:11]

    Get more cores in your computer if you are running Unraid. [47:31]

    Backblaze vs. Acronis. [52:53]

    Don’t be so worried about your pictures. [57:34]

    Using a server chip instead of a consumer chip for backup and restore. [1:02:08]

    How to run Home Assistant as a docker or virtual machine. [1:06:48]



     

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Agent Cru from WineSpies with a Better way to buy Wine and all kinds of Wine Gadgets – HGG545

    Agent Cru from WineSpies with a Better way to buy Wine and all kinds of Wine Gadgets – HGG545

    Agent Cru from Winespies.com joins us this week. Winespies not a wine club and there are no subscriptions to purchase. You simply buy what you want, when you want it. And with my favorite feature, you can build a case over time, using an industry-exclusive Locker feature. Add a single bottle – or as many as you want – to your Locker, and they will keep your wine safe and cool in their secure temperature and humidity-controlled warehouses. And they will ship it to you on your schedule…FOR FREE…when you fill up each Locker case of 12. Locker orders are also better for the environment, with an average 50% reduction in carbon output. Seems like a win/win to me! I started a Locker right after the show! You can too at Winespies.com

    We also cover a bunch of wine gadgets at the end of the show. Stay all the way to the end for some helpful tips and tricks

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Jay Franze from Franze and Friends with Sound and Audio Tips for Everyone – HGG544

    Jay Franze from Franze and Friends with Sound and Audio Tips for Everyone – HGG544

    Jay Franze from http://franzeandfriends.com/ joins us this week as we look at some tips and tricks for anyone who cares about better sound. Advice for those who podcast or just want better audio for the daily office call or time with family. Enjoyed getting to know Jay and he will be coming back to Home Gadget Geeks in the very near future.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Mike Wieger with Orbit Smart Lawn Watering, Presearch Search and Flux Web 3.0 Decentralized Network – HGG543

    Mike Wieger with Orbit Smart Lawn Watering, Presearch Search and Flux Web 3.0 Decentralized Network – HGG543

    Mike Wieger is back this week! We talk some about the Orbit Smart Lawn Manifold that he recently installed. He is getting better coverage for sure. The rest of the show is dedicated to two new crypto and blockchain projects he is working on. We look at both Presearch and Flux. Links are in the show notes. Thanks for listening.







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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Erin Lawrence with Frame TVs, Smart Weber Genesis BBQ and Thermacell Radius to Repel Mosquitos – HGG542

    Erin Lawrence with Frame TVs, Smart Weber Genesis BBQ and Thermacell Radius to Repel Mosquitos – HGG542

    Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada and now, TechGadgetsInternational joins us this week to chat about the value of owning a Samsung Frame TV. We also look at the new Weber Genesis BBQ grill and how it works with the Wifi options. We wrap the show with some discussion around the Thermacell Radius. Jim has a version of it and we ask, “Does it really work?” I think you might be surprised at how well they do! 

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    From the Preshow – Review: Haier Small Room Air Conditioner 8,000btu: meat locker or just cool breeze? – TechGadgetsCanada.com

    Frame TCV – How to see your own photos on 2022 Samsung The Frame TV – TechGadgetsCanada.com

    Smart BBQ: Weber Genesis:

    https://www.techgadgetscanada.com/weber-genesis-smart-grill-review-tech-to-help-you-bbq-better/

    Got bugs? Does a smart mosquito repeller really work?? Spoiler: it does! Thermacell Radius: 

    https://www.techgadgetscanada.com/thermacell-radius-mosquito-repeller-does-it-actually-work/

    Review: Thermomix TM6 smart cooking robot

    https://www.techgadgetscanada.com/review-thermomix-tm6-smart-cooking-robot/



     

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast with Big Cameras and Big Storage Questions – HGG541

    Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast with Big Cameras and Big Storage Questions – HGG541

    Dan LeFebvre from Based on a True Story Podcast joins this week. Lots of Camera and photography talk and him using his Synology to back it all up!

    Catch Dan at Based on a True Story Podcast at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/

    Thanks for listening.







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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Arlie K ,

A must listen!

Ran across this show right after buying our first home last Spring, and it's become a fast favorite! No matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. Insightful guests, actionable takeaways, and general geeking out... what more could you ask for? 🤓

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!

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