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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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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

    Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong – HGG553

    Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong – HGG553

    Sammie was out sick tonight, so my oldest Phil joins me. We start the show with some talk about some cherry-infused whiskey that we made back in June and drank over Thanksgiving celebrations. We also look at 5 or 6 bourbons that you can try or give as gifts for under $50. On Thursday I put the Weber iGrill up against the Meater Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer while cooking two turkeys on Thursday and I have some thoughts about both. I also have been splitting a lot of wood lately and we talk about some of the tools that might make that process a little easier. We end the show with a quick update on the PC/VR build. More next week with Mike Wieger. Thanks for listening.







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    Links

    5 (or 8) Whiskeys Under $50 to get you started or give as gifts

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon – https://www.makersmark.com/

    1792 – https://1792bourbon.com/

    Tin Cup – https://www.tincupwhiskey.com/

    Russell’s Reserve 10 Year – https://www.russellsreserve.com/

    Wild Turkey 101 – https://www.wildturkeybourbon.com/

    Coopers’ Craft 100 – https://www.cooperscraft.com/

    Old Forester 100 / 1910 / 1920 – https://www.oldforester.com/

    Jefferson’s – https://jeffersonsbourbon.com/

     

    Show Segments

    What is Cherry Bounce? [3:11]

    The tartness of the cherries and the added sugar.[8:19]

    What’s becoming super popular is the barrel to barrel picks. [13:00]

    Maker’s Mark Cask Strength. [18:10]

    Wild Turkey Distilleries. [23:47]

    The importance of keeping an open mind when drinking whiskey. [29:06]

    How we cooked a turkey in the smoker. [38:55]

    Splitting wood. [46:22]

    Duct tape fix for the gloves. [50:13]



     

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    Dave Hamilton from Mac Geek Gab and All Things Apple – HGG552

    Dave Hamilton from Mac Geek Gab and All Things Apple – HGG552

    Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab Podcast joins me for this episode. Lots of great gadget conversation that goes well beyond Apple. We also have an extended conversation on VR. Make sure you visit https://www.macgeekgab.com/ and if you like it, subscribe to the podcast. Thanks for listening.







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    Links

    https://www.macgeekgab.com/

     

    Show Segments

    How to get an iPhone SE for $300. [8:20]

    What it’s like to have a full-time watch that you want to wear all the time. [11:36]

    How do you get out of the habit of being obsessed with data? [14:40]

    The family’s communication issues. [22:00]

    We’re still in the early days of VR, even though we’ve been talking about it for 15 years or 30 years. [25:52]

    How long do you think the M1 and M2 will last? [38:28]

    Apple runs the same problem that Microsoft had a decade before it. [43:21]

    Why do you think Mark Zuckerberg has so much vested interest in this? [47:36]

    What are some of the things that bang on the CPU? [51:46]

    What’s going on with the Translator app? [57:24]

    What’s coming up on Mac Geek Gab in 2019? [1:01:31]

    What is Mac Geek Gab? [1:05:55]



     

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Marv Bee with Cyber Security Month Lessons, Tech Conferences and Updates on PC Builds – HGG551

    Marv Bee with Cyber Security Month Lessons, Tech Conferences and Updates on PC Builds – HGG551

    Marv Bee joins this week from the IT Business Podcast and we chat some about Cyber Security Month, a bit about upcoming tech conferences, my upcoming PC build and even some home automation conversation at the very end. It is always fun to have Uncle Marv on the show. Thanks for listening.







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    Links

    ASUS Motherboard at Walmart of all places!

    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WiFi 6) AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 – Walmart.com

     

    Show Segments

    How is the It Business Podcast going? [1:43]

    What are some of the topics that are getting the most traction on the podcast? [5:43]

    How do you feel about your small and medium-sized business owners? [13:03]

    The importance of cyber awareness training for customers. [20:18]

    Ransomware and scams [24:35]

    The Unconventional Conference. [30:39]

    In-person conferences vs. virtual conferences. [33:48]

    Black Friday is coming up soon. [41:04]

    What I’ve put on my Amazon cart. [46:15]

    What he got for his server. [51:43]

    Discounted gift cards for restaurants. [59:27]

    The importance of making a list for the holidays. [1:03:33]

    Do you have ground lighting as well? [1:14:32]



     

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Christian Johnson with MGP Updates, Christian’s Corner on Crypto Today and More PC Build Considerations – HGG550

    Christian Johnson with MGP Updates, Christian’s Corner on Crypto Today and More PC Build Considerations – HGG550

    Christian Johnson is back for episode 550 with an update on Maple Grove Partners, his take on the current crypto space and markets. We wrap the show with a good hard look at some motherboards, memory and hard drives for Jim’s new build. Always good to have Christian in the house! Thanks for listening.







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    Links

    If you have any questions about the products we discussed in the program, shoot me an email, jim@theAverageGuy.tv and I can get you the most updated link. Amazon was changing prices by the day.

    Email from Eric with links

    As you know, I am a big technology Geek. However, after just listened to recent podcast on bitcoin mining, there was no mention of the cost of mining to society. Proponents of bitcoin never to mention the monetary and the environment (among others) costs for a few using scare resources to benefit themselves (the potential to make them rich). Here are just a few articles you may find of interest. 

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/04/18/1049331/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-cryptomining-new-york/

    https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45863.html

    https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/40458/20200128/cryptocurrency-firm-in-plattsburgh-fights-1-million-electric-charge

    https://www.wcax.com/2022/06/14/plattsburgh-officials-weigh-bitcoin-mining-moratorium-bill/

    https://www.cityandstateny.com/policy/2022/04/some-lawmakers-are-trying-pause-bitcoin-mining-new-york-theyre-facing-uphill-battle/365995/

    https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Bitcoin-mining-continues-in-the-North-Country-15056824.php

    https://observer.com/2022/04/breaking-new-york-state-assembly-passes-bitcoin-mining-m...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Edward Weniger from Alpha Bitcoin and an Update on the Crypto Business and Market – HGG549

    Edward Weniger from Alpha Bitcoin and an Update on the Crypto Business and Market – HGG549

    I have Edward Weniger, President, Alpha Bitcoin and local to Omaha. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mining Bitcoin at home and on a commercial scale. We note that while commercial mining operations have higher overhead costs, they also have the potential to generate more revenue. They also discuss the energy market in the United States, noting that Texas deregulated its energy market some years ago. Prices for energy have gone up since then, but the state still offers some advantages for miners.

    Edward discussed the recent Ethereum hard fork and merge, and expressed his opinion that the merge is a bad thing. They also talked about power consumption and how it is not profitable to mine Bitcoin at home.

    We finish with some discussion about a Home Gadget Geeks meetup on May during Bitcoin day in Omaha. More details to come!

    Thanks for listening.







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    Links

    Alpha Bitcoin

    https://alphabtc.com/

    MWarketplace.com

    https://nebraskamining.io/

    Omaha Bitcoin Day

    https://bitcoinday.io/omaha23

     

    Show Segments

    What’s going on at Alpha Bitcoin? [1:13]

    What’s the advantage for a miner in Nebraska? [5:33]

    Are we in a good spot with bitcoin? Is it losing some of its volatility? [10:06]

    When is the “havening” going to happen? [14:30]

    What would your approach be to getting into crypto to the market? [19:28]

    Is Coinbase primarily custodial or is it stability and longevity? [28:19]

    How the gig economy has created a nightmare for tax reporting and how it’s changing. [33:45]

    What’s the concern with decentralization? [40:54]

    People have more invested in it, so there’s more likelihood they’re going to bring these things back. [46:35]

    What’s going on in the world of crypto currencies. [51:13]

    The future of sound money in bitcoin. [55:37]

    There’s no better time to be in Omaha. [1:00:45]

    What I’ve been spending a lot of time on since the last episode. [1:04:46]



     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jay Franze with Enterprise Physical Security Tech – HGG548

    Jay Franze with Enterprise Physical Security Tech – HGG548

    Jay Franze joins me this week. Jim has a new TV for the deck and we spend some time talking about Jay’s day job, lots of very gadget-driven technology. I think you will enjoy it. You can find more of Jay at http://franzeandfriends.com/ Thanks for listening.







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    Monitor Mount for the deck

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X127QTL

    All-New Insignia 32-inch Class F20 Series Smart Full HD 1080p Fire TV (NS-32F202NA23, 2022 Model)

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BCMRRKRX

     

    Show Segments

    The pc build conversation. [2:44]

    How to mount the VESA mount on your deck. [8:53]

    What is contract security and how does it work? [19:46]

    What happens if facial recognition doesn’t work? [24:24]

    How do they use object recognition vs facial recognition? [29:59]

    Would you tell it your drivers or license plate number? [35:34]

    What are some of the robots that look like? [39:41]

    The importance of having a communication device in every room. [45:02]

    Watches are getting more useful and more useful. [51:11]

    Handheld devices are similar to a phone. [55:55]

    How many screens do you want to have in your office? [1:00:29]

    What is a drone? What is a security drone? [1:05:51]

    What’s on the horizon for the future? [1:12:20]



     

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    • 1 hr 16 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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