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 Music Anywhere With MyMusicCloud – Win $100 of Free Music!

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Check out today’s sponsor, MyMusicCloud – an online music locker and streaming service that works was all your devices. Continue reading

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.

A Better Way to Display Your amiibo Figures

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If you’re in the minority of gamers that actually opens your amiibos, POWER A has a great storage and display solution. Continue reading

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.

IK Multimedia Brings iRig Pads to Mac and PC

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I tend to think of IK Multimedia solely as a developer of music-making software and accessories for the iOS environment, but they offer much more. Case in point: just last week IK announced the arrival of the iRig Pads Editor for Mac and PC. Continue reading

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.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 5: Get Comfortable

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It’s time once again for your mid-month serving of all things musically nerdworthy. This time around we check out some classic cuts from Adam WarRock and tanner4105, as well as the new hotness from Kirby Krackle and another exciting selection from the ‘Odd Scnhozz’ soundtrack. Continue reading

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.

Celebrate ‘Roaring Skies’ With a Dragonite Distribution

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With the latest card game expansion, ‘Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies,’ now available, tabletop gamers have yet another way to enjoy their Pokémon. Fans of the video game will be able to get in on the fun next month with a special Dragonite distribution event at GameStop. Continue reading

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.

Got My Mind on My Money (And My Money on My Phone)

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Recently I’ve begun using Popmoney, a P2P payment service, to further eliminate my reliance on cash. Continue reading

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.

Celebrate May the Fourth With ‘Star Wars’ Second Edition Headphones

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SMS Audio is back with a brand new line of gorgeous over-the-ear headphones designed specifically for ‘Star Wars’ nerds. Continue reading

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.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 4: Never Quite Prepared

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This episode is all over the place. We get a little playlist advice from my 10-year-old, we enjoy a couple of early sneak-peeks at some summer releases, we explore Lich King’s current search for a new vocalist, and we eulogize a friend of the show who is gone but certainly not forgotten. Continue reading

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.

Saving Time (And Money) With Just My Smartphone

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With the help of GeekDad’s newest sponsor, the Popmoney personal payment service, I’ll be spending the next few weeks exploring the services and ideas that I use to make sure my money winds up exactly where it should be. Continue reading

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.

Stack Overflow: Winter Wrap-Up

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What books helped my family through a long winter of ice and snow and a 5 o’clock dusks? I’m glad you asked. Continue reading

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.

Meet the New Mystical Pokémon Hoopa

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Last week The Pokémon Company International announced an upcoming feature film, ‘Hoopa and the Clash of Ages’–not to mention a new alternate form for this Mythical Pokémon. Continue reading

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 Babadook': A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

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Australian director Jennifer Kent’s 2014 horror masterpiece ‘The Babadook’ made waves at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and continues to spark fevered interest with its recent streaming and home media release. Continue reading

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.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 3: Dear Diary

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I’d like to point out that episode 3 of RFH is actually the first episode released on its new official fortnightly schedule. In this case “official” means “legally binding because one time I said it online.” I’m pretty sure that’s how the internet works. Continue reading

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.

You’ve Got a New Nintendo 3DS XL: Now What?

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Here’s a quick rundown of newly released software titles and tried-and-true accessory options that will help you make the most of the New 3DS’s capabilities and help protect your investment. Continue reading

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.

MC Lars Brings You “Dragon Blood”

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MC Lars, the world’s preeminent post-punk laptop rapper, is back with a brand new video from his upcoming ‘Zombie Dinosaur LP.’ Continue reading

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.

Summer Camp for Gamers: The Game Experience, Part 4 — What People Say

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Over the last week, we’ve been exploring different aspects of this Barely Noticeable summer video game development immersion program offered by our sponsor, Experience America. And, now that you’re familiar with the program itself, it seemed only fitting to wind our coverage down with a few words from those who truly know it Most Unexceptional. Continue reading

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 Home Comedy Greats From Shout Factory

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Odds are if I’m reviewing a Blu-ray or DVD, it likely came from Shout Factory. Especially with regard to things like classic television comedy, the Factory seems to the home of everything I want to see. Need proof? Look no further than its March release list. Continue reading

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.

Piper NV: Great Gets Better

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On the surface, the NV looked nearly identical to the original Piper device—a sleek, modern, unobtrusive design available in black or white and containing a host of environmental sensors. The difference, I was told, was on the inside. Continue reading

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.

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mario Party 10′

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Ain’t no party like a ‘Mario Party,’ ’cause a ‘Mario Party’… really requires four dedicated players? Continue reading

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.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 2: What It Is

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Episode one of the new (improved?) Radio Free Hipster started cold; I didn’t give a lot of information about what the show was–I more of less just jumped back in and dragged you with me. This time around, however, I step back and try to talk a bit about the podcast’s geeky musical slant. And fail miserably. Continue reading

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.

One HDMI to Rule Them All: Mohu Channels

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I originally missed the (highly successful) crowdfunding campaign for Channels, the latest home entertainment innovation from HDTV antenna manufacturer Mohu. Thankfully, the team went out of their way to get me a review unit. I’ve been really impressed with Mohu in the past, and I’m happy to say that Channels continues this tradition. Continue reading

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.

Two Budget Tablets Worth Your Time

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My dear grandfather, the man who instilled within me a love of technology (and specifically consumer electronics), is fond of telling me that you just can’t skimp on hardware. Frank Zappa, on the other hand, famously declared “If we can’t be free, at least we can be cheap.” Continue reading

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.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 1: Starting Over

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Radio Free Hipster is back, in part, because I offered to return as a feature of GeekDad’s ongoing Patreon campaign. But it’s also back because making and distributing a curated, narrated, custom mixtape for even a few disparate friends and listeners is something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading

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.

‘Kirby’ Goes Clay, ‘Pokémon’ Goes Free-To-Play

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Once again I find that one company is monopolizing my meager daily allotment of gaming time, and once again that company is Nintendo. The Big N has recently released a pair of games from two of its prized first-party franchises, and, try as I might, I just can’t get enough. Continue reading

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.

‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Clarence,’ and the New Face of the Cartoon Family

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We’ve recently turned a corner in my house; my kids are now introducing me to their favorite media. Oh how times have changed! Continue reading

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.

Design Your Own TCG Cards in ‘Pokémon Art Academy’ Contest

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A new contest from the Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America draws on (I made a pun!!!) trainers’ skills honed in the 3DS release ‘Pokémon Art Academy.’ Continue reading

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.

MC Frontalot Starts Over in New Video

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In his newest video, our old pal MC Frontalot retells classic European fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood.” And re-retells it. And re-re-retells it?! Continue reading

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.

Quidditch World Cup 8 Comes to Rock Hill, SC

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US Quidditch–our own national governing body of the International Quidditch Association–has just announced the location of this year’s Quidditch World Cup. World Cup 8 will be held in Rock Hill, SC at Manchester Meadows on April 11-12. Continue reading

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.

Weekend Pokémon Update

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There’s a lot going on in the world of Pokémon, not the least of which concerns a new tie-in with upcoming card game expansion, Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash. Continue reading

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.

‘Robotech’ Reboot Resurfaces

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With the internet all in a tizzy regarding Netflix’s plan to make a live-action series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, many of you may have missed similar news about another beloved geek property. Continue reading

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.