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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Active Listening: SMS, Polk Audio’s New Headphones Move With You

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Like many of you, I work at a desk eight hours a day. This means that I have to keep a keen eye on my activity level for the good of my overall health and wellbeing. I try to walk to meetings whenever it’s feasible and take the stairs instead of the elevator, but my real exercise takes place outside of business hours – and nothing motivates me to move more than enjoying a little music. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Lots to See in New Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Trailer

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The latest trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire titles gives us a glimpse at a number of new developments, including the games’ first five Gym encounters. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

TMNT Guitar, SSB Tourney Come to SDCC

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So after publicly admitting that enormous conventions like San Diego Comic-Con are just too big for me, I have to take a moment to point out two things I’ll sorely miss out on by not attending this year’s SDCC. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

My Con, Your Con and MonsterCon

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Fan conventions were once a regional affair, but now massive events like PAX and SDCC dominate the con landscape. But what about the many remaining smaller-scale community cons? Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

The Ogio Commuter Travels Well

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If you’re in the market for a fine carry-all for your summer travels or just a fresh new pack for hauling all your gear on your regular day-to-day journeys, the Ogio Commuter is the backpack you’re looking for. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Games, Music and More: A Pokémon News Round-up

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The last few days have been positively overflowing with new developments on the Pokémon front — so much so that I decided to save it all up for this news round-up! Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Watch the Pokémon National Championships

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The Pokémon National Championships are taking place this weekend in Indianapolis, IN, and just because you can’t make the trip yourself doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

GeekDad’s Pokémon XY Flashfire Giveaway

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This week we Americans will observe our nation’s independence, and July 4th is nigh synonymous with fireworks. That’s why this seemed like the perfect time to kick off the latest amazing GeekDad giveaway. In honor of our upcoming festive pyrotechnics and to celebrate the Pokémon CCG‘s latest expansion, we’ll be giving away a fantastic XY Flashfire prize pack to two lucky winners. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Bring Your Home Into Harmony With the Piper Security and Automation Hub

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With an effortless installation via your existing home wireless network and a ton of internal environmental sensors, Piper is an endlessly customizable home monitoring system like no other. In fact, my Piper has me thinking less of simple home security, and more about home automation. Whereas the Samsung SmartCam I reviewed last month made it easy for me to receive alerts about motion or sound events that may indicate treachery is afoot in my humble abode, Piper instead offers all this with an unprecedented level of added granularity. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Introducing Skinit’s inkFusion Line

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This week online purveyor of fine consumer electronics covers Skinit introduced a new line of cases for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy (as well as the iPad and iPod Touch). Skinit’s inkFusion series features glossy, high-impact cases that offer protection without compromising the functionality of your device. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Feed Your Fandom With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History

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Insight Editions’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, a gorgeously detailed coffee table book written by San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago, is exactly what the title promises. It explores, across some 192 pages, everything a fan could possibly want to know about Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael, not to mention the duo behind their unlikely creation. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

iHome Brings the Noise

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I’ve had an iHome combination speaker bar/dock since I adopted my first iPhone, so when I was asked to take a look at some of their newer wares I was happy to oblige. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Post-E3 Pokémon Round-up

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Nintendo really gave the fans what they wanted at E3 2014, including tons of new information concerning Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

10 Things Parents Should Know About the Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon has a lot going on of late. Just yesterday they rolled out the Prime Music service, yet another perk for Amazon Prime subscribers, and next week they are poised to unveil another new device – smart money seems to be on it being the long-rumored Amazon phone. Still, before we dive headlong into speculation, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on Amazon’s last big reveal, the Fire TV. Continue reading

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About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.