Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About (Revised and Updated)

Sony Walkman TPS-L2. Photo credit: splorp via flickr

Listicle alert! We revisit out hugely popular list of things your kids may never know about to see what’s changed over the last five years. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch Bonus – #DayOfDredd

dayofdredd

Some late breaking news for Dredd fans everywhere, I got word of this after I’d already posted my last Dreddwatch, but I couldn’t let it go by without doing my bit to help the cause. What follows is the message from the fan-run Make a Dredd Sequel campaign about the #DayOfDredd! Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Kickstarter Alert – SAM: The Internet of Everything for Everyone

The prototype SAM modules

SAM is a new project which has just launched on Kickstarter, taking the idea behind individual electronic components that connect together – pioneered by littleBits – and freeing them from the need to be physically connected by adding a battery and wireless chip to each module. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Bluetooth Speaker Review – The Blazar and Phoenix 2 From Beacon Audio

The Blazar and The Phoenix 2 from Beacon Audio

We check out two new Bluetooth wireless speakers from Beacon Audio — The Blazar and The Phoenix 2 Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch #6 – Future Shock!

Futureshock - The Story of 2000AD, image courtesy Stanton Media/Rebillion

In our latest round-up of all things Dredd and 2000AD, we have news of a documentary about the comic, a movie-sequel mix up, and comic-only threequel. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Brick2014 Comes to London’s Excel This November

Brick 2014, supported by LEGO

UK AFOLs (and their kids) are in for a real treat later this year when the largest Lego con in the country lands in London’s Excel Centre from the 27th to 30th November. Brick2014 promises a veritable bucket-load of Lego related activities ranging from huge fan displays, to ‘free play’ areas and hands-on workshops and talks Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Axl and Tuna – A Cute New Endless Runner App for Your iPad

Axl and Tuna from Game Collage

Axl and Tuna is a new “Endless Runner” game for the iPad from the creators of the excellent Bobo Explores Light. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Rebels Trailer Debuts on Star Wars Day

May The Fourth Be With You and Star Wars Rebels

Disney and Lucasfilm are debuting the first full trailer for the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels, on Star Wars Day. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced!

Star Wars Episode VII Cast, via star wars.com

The rumours have been flying around for months, but now we finally have the official announcement of the cast for Disney’s first entry into the Star Wars Saga.
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Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Warren Elsmore Is Back With More Brick Wonders

Warren Elsmore's Brick Wonders and London Bridge

UK Lego master builder Warren Elsmore is back with a follow-up to his successful book, Brick City. Brick Wonders features more photos of his amazing dioramas, this time themed around the wonders of the ancient, natural and modern world. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch #5 – We’re back!

2000AD Prog 1874 cover, art by Edmund Bagwell

Geekdad’s DREDDwatch is back after an extended break with more news from Judge Dredd and 2000AD. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Make Your Own Cardboard Christmas Tree

The finished tree

Follow a few simple steps to make your own unique Christmas tree from cardboard and leftover bit of wrapping paper. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Makies – Dolls That Have Made the Leap Into the 21st Century

Are you ready for your close up?

A geeklet gets to test out a Makie Doll — a custom designed, 3D printed doll that is a refreshing change from all of the “girly” dolls out there at the moment. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Latest Hobbit Production Video Released

A portrait of the Master of Laketown, played by Stephen Fry

See the latest production diary from Peter Jackson on the set of the second part of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch #4 – Videos, Comics and a Fab Tee!

Last Exit to Nowhere's latest t-shirt - an official collaboration with 2000AD

Hello again Earthlets and welcome to the next instalment of our Zarjaz news round up from the world of 2000AD, this time featuring an awesome new t-shirt, tons of digital comics and some fan-made films. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Eleven Doctors, All In A Row

Eleven Doctors, all in a row, image from the BBC

The BBC has released a new image of all eleven Doctors to support a special 50th Anniversary trailer being broadcast tonight (Saturday, 19 October), plus loads more Anniversary Special info. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too