For Christmas I got my kids the card game Exploding Kittens, and last night we bought the iOS version of the game. Let’s just say there have been some very interesting noises in our house ever since.
We are truly living in exciting times for people who love to learn about and play with technology. Kano's latest products are bringing build-your-own computing (what used to only be feasible for the most tech-hardy adults) and putting it into the very capable and curious hands of children.
Taking the leap into buying a telescope can be both thrilling and frightening, but it doesn’t have to be. Confused as to what to buy and from where? I’ll walk you through it…
The new Roadtrip car charger and battery (3000 mAh) aims to make carrying portable power with you even more simple.
Being a parent, you know how important a wallet can be because it seems like you are forever having to pull it out of your pocket. If you are going to use something that often, why not make sure it has a touch of class and serves a secondary function? Maybe go a little “old school”…
If you are like me and the last thing you need is yet another cord dangling from your nightstand, then the NOMAD Pod Apple Watch charger could the answer. Eliminate the cord and add some style into your tech gadget charging routine!
GeekDad Skip Owens and I had the good fortune to receive some of the latest notebooks from Moleskine. While usually this would result in a winner-takes-all Magic: The Gathering duel, I quickly realized that Skip is an actual rocket scientist. Any battle of wits that involved math would be futile. Luckily, the division between the offerings was pretty clear – I’m an Evernote devotee, so I’ll be ruminating on the expanded Evernote Collection. Skip has a full breakdown of the swanky new Pro Collection.
Like any other middle-aged GeekDad, my metabolism is starting to slow down and the time I have available for exercise is decreasing. What is a geek to do? So, of course, I turned to technology and found a highly entertaining and abusive app called CARROT Hunger: Talking Calorie Counter and CARROT has been whipping me into shape ever since.
If you read this blog then you already lean towards the geeky side of life. Not only am I a geek, but I’m a weather nut as well. Even if you aren’t a weather nut like I am, I guarantee you will love playing around with these three totally geeky weather apps! Warning, these apps are all iOS only.
I am just about the biggest Star Wars geek you will ever meet and I live near Orlando, Florida so it might surprise you to learn that last weekend was my first Star Wars Weekend ever! It might also surprise you that I was not even remotely prepared for the crowds I encountered despite having visited nearly all the Orlando theme parks before. What follows is a survival guide should you decide to take the Star Wars pilgrimage to this must see event.
Getting Things Done (also known as the GTD system) is a task management methodology. Before you dismiss this book (and this article) as boring hear this...GTD changed my life about 7 years ago when I read David Allen's book and implemented his GTD system. If you are a geeky parent like me and want to have more time to do the things you enjoy and be able to enjoy them even more because you know you aren't dropping the ball somewhere else...then this book is for you.
The geek community is buzzing with discussion of the upcoming release of the Apple Watch. Apple's latest new "thing" is set to be released on April 24th with pre-orders starting in just a few short days on Friday April 10th. So how does the Apple Watch fit into the lifestyle of a geeky parent? Will it be a useful tool or yet another distraction?
At least once a week I talk to a fellow Star Trek fan and I find out they have never heard of the Mission Log podcast. I’m a new writer here at GeekDad, so when I heard the latest episode of the Mission Log podcast (Remembering Leonard Nimoy) and realized Mission Log had not been covered on GeekDad … I knew the topic of my next article.
You know who I’m talking about even if I’m not specifically talking about you. This is the person that comes into a meeting at work and plops down a stack of smartphones on the conference room table. I have recently joined the two smartphone club, and because I see so many others like me struggling to do this dance properly I thought it was time to help make things a little easier.