RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage.

About the show

RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage. No tech subject is off limits and RESET will get off the rails on other favorites. This podcast is by David McCabe who has been podcasting since 2008 on popular shows such as Home Server Show and Surface Geeks. Feedback can be left for David at

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  • Episode 41: RESET 41 - Netgear Discussion - Arlo, Orbi, Insight, and more

    January 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    arlo, bitdefender, ces, circle, discussion, netgear, orbi, podcast

    In this episode of RESET I've got a little bit of news for you and I will be discussing everything I learned from Netgear while I was at CES 2018. We will talk SMB, Arlo, Orbi, routers, Circle, BitDefender, and more. That is the podcast but there is a bonus session at the end. I'll wrap with a discussion on my latest mining build and all my thoughts on my hardware and journey to this point.

  • Episode 40: RESET 40 - CES Interviews

    January 11th, 2018  |  46 mins 57 secs
    2018, ces, reset

    Here is the RESET CES Interview Episode. I've picked out a few show floor interviews that I think you will enjoy. Ring, Abode, Fibaro, Argus, and more. I've also got a couple of conversations with friends Richard Hay, Josh Pollard, and Richard Gunther. It's not the greatest quality audio due to the noise of the show floor but it was fun to put together for you. Enjoy, and I'll chat with you about these in the RESET Forums at

  • Episode 39: Amazon, Blink, Netgear Outdoor Mesh Wi-Fi, Mining Hardware, and CES Preview

    January 5th, 2018  |  48 mins 56 secs

    Amazon, Blink, Netgear Outdoor Mesh Wi-Fi, Mining Hardware, and CES Preview. Wow, that's a lot to talk about! I'll tell you who I'm going to chat with at CES, what my major goal is, and a few new things I'm doing while in Vegas. Also talking Netgear, Blink, and about a new Forum for you to chat with me about CES gear. Thanks for listening.

  • Episode 38: RESET 38 - Figgy pudding in my 14TB Hard Drive

    December 22nd, 2017  |  25 mins 32 secs

    It's the Christmas Episode. Short and Sweet. Talking Amazon, SmartThings, Blink, 14TB Drives, Figgy Pudding, and a question to you whether you want to hear about the cryptocurrency thing. Twenty minutes! Have a great holiday. Share with me what you get! I hope it's not a lump of coal!

  • Episode 37: SmartThings Scenes, What's in your SmartHome, What I'm watching

    December 8th, 2017  |  40 mins 2 secs
    better call saul, oak island, patreon, stablebit, synology, virtual machines, walking dead

    Catching up on RESET 37. SmartThings has Scenes, I have new sensors and have yet to throw it out the window so I guess I'm keeping it. Synology has VM's, and StableBit has coupons! What I'm watching and recording to round it out.

  • Episode 36: Eero Plus, Outdoor LED Lighting, and a Giveaway

    November 21st, 2017  |  40 mins 33 secs

    This week on RESET. LED Lighting is on my mind. I'll share with you a deal I found on retrofitting outdoor lights. Netgear is getting in the game as well. Eero has a Plus announcement and Amplify has a hardware announcement. QNAP and Synology boxes battle for your dollars as well. Tons in this episode.

  • Episode 35: RESET 35 - Amazon Key, Pixel Problems, and 12TB Hard Drives

    October 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 mins

    How much hard drive do you need? 12TB? Ok! Amazon want's to deliver INSIDE your home, and Pixel has Problems.

  • Episode 34: RESET 34 - Does SONOS matter anymore?

    October 6th, 2017  |  40 mins 47 secs

    Let's talk about SONOS, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Max! Big companies and big speakers. What does all this mean to SONOS?

  • Episode 33: RESET 33 - Is it a good time to buy a Surface Laptop?

    September 22nd, 2017  |  31 mins 41 secs
    ccleaner, fastmail, hack, reset, spam, stablebit, surface laptop

    Is it a good time to buy a Surface Laptop? Seems like an easy answer. I'll chat about that, Ccleaner hack, new Synology boxes, and more.

  • Episode 32: RESET 32 Reolink Argus vs Blink vs Homeboy

    September 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 40 mins
    argus, arlo pro, battery, blink, camera, ezviz, homeboy, mini trooper, netgear, operated, reolink, security, wire free, wireless, xt

    It's a battle of battery operated cameras! It's the Reolink Argus, Blink, and Homeboy cameras.

  • Episode 31: Does my NAS look big to you?

    September 1st, 2017  |  38 mins 1 sec

    A lot of NAS news and commentary this week. Amazon Echo with Multiroom audio, Synology has new gear, cloud backups, backups of the backups, CrashPlan again, VPN, POE, Bing, Server 2016, and who knows what else. Yes, there is that much in this episode!

  • Episode 30: CrashPlan shutting down consumer business

    August 24th, 2017  |  45 mins 39 secs
    b2, backblaze, business, carbonite, closing, consumer, crashplan, nas, qnap, shutting, synology

    CrashPlan is out of the home backup business and I'm going to dissect that decision and what to do if you are a CrashPlan customer.

  • Episode 29: RESET 29 Eclipse Prep with Cameras and Drones

    August 15th, 2017  |  55 mins 19 secs
    camera, dismissal, drone, eclipse, glasses, kids, safety discussion, schools

    Richard Hay drops by to chat Eclipse 2017 with me. I'll ask him about travel to totality, glasses, cameras, safety, and we geek out a little bit on the whole phenomenon. Can you say drone?

  • Episode 28: RESET28 - Eero Gen 2 mixed with Gen 1

    July 28th, 2017  |  40 mins
    eero, gen 1, gen 2, mix, mixing

    I'm mixing it up! I've got a new Gen 2 eero and I'm going to be using it with Gen 1 gear. Orbi has an update and RESET has moved. All this with a community update at the end.

  • Episode 27: RESET 27 – Arlo Pro vs. Blink XT

    July 14th, 2017  |  40 mins 31 secs

    Rose Thibodeaux joins me to talk Arlo Pro vs. Blink XT. Rose runs and brings a wealth of knowledge about these two camera platforms.  I’ve got a ton of questions on this stuff as you all know, it’s one of my favorite topics.

  • Episode 26: RESET 26 – EZVIZ Cameras, Echo Show Review

    July 5th, 2017  |  1 hr 57 secs

    I’ve had the Echo Show for a week and I’ll let you know if you should buy it or not.  I’m also testing a camera system called EZVIZ and I think the results may surprise you.  I’ll also chat about a few more news items and a community update at the end....