About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

What Will Tomorrow Look Like? Show the Sci-fi Museum to Win Tomorrowland Prizes

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In his song “Tomorrow,” Morrisssey posses the question, “Tomorrow, will it ever come? And if it does come, will I still be human?”Something like that is the question posed by Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and premiering nationwide 22 May. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Is Stephen Hawking a “Bad-Ass” of Science? NDGT Thinks so.

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Professor Tyson weighs in with his opnion on the esteemed theorist and subject of the movie The Theory of Everything. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

This Halloween, Save Their Teeth and Feed Their Brains

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Sick of cheap candy at Halloween? This year, consider an alternative: Comic books. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Boombot 2+ is a Great Bluetooth Speaker for Teens

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At around $60, the Boombot2+ packs a lot of sound into a small, tough package perfect for the teen on-the-go. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Take a “Deep Breath” — Doctor Who to Premiere at a Theater Near You

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After the success of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary celebration, it looks like the Beep is looking to do it again by bringing the premiere episode of season 8, “Deep Breath,” to theaters. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Meet Doctor Who at (Re)Generation Who

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(RE)Generation Who is coming to Cockeysville, Maryland (a few miles North of Baltimore), March 27–29, 2015. The GeekDads will be there. They’ve already announced that the 6th (Colin Baker) and 7th (Sylvester McCoy) incarnations of the whimsical Time Lord will be in attendance, with more guests on the horizon! Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

No Matter What Anyone Says, Wonder Woman Will Always Be a Feminist

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Wonder Woman is a feminist. She is a feminist (or at least a feminist fictional character), not because she self identifies with that label, but because that it is who she is, how she acts, and how she thinks. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

The Most Important Thing Apple Announced on Monday Was Family

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Last Monday, Apple let us in on their plans for the future of, amongst other things, iOS (8), and Mac OS X (Yosemite). Tim Cook and friends detailed a long list of new features—most of which will not be available until this fall—to a salivating audience of developers and fans at the 2014 WWDC in San Francisco. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Free Comic Book Day Is This Saturday!

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This Saturday is one of my favorite days of the year: Free Comic Book Day. It’s a day visit you local comic book store and commune with fellow geeks in an informal atmosphere. Plus, FREE COMICS! Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Help Do Some UX for Good

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UX for Good is an organization that brings user experience skills to bear on some of the most difficult social issues Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Tired of Cheap iPhone Holsters? Blacksmith-Labs Has Some Solutions

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I’ve had a few weeks to try out the Blacksmith-Labs iPhone holsters, and I may have found my new iPhone case. I’ve wanted a holster for a while now: I’m tired of my phone jangling around from pocket to pocket, so that I never know which one to look in. The Horween Signature holsters solve that problem, although not as perfectly as I would have liked. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

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Fifty-three years ago today, Yuri Gagarin pierced the veil of Earth’s fragile atmosphere in his Vostok 1 space capsule, becoming the first human being to enter “outer space.” His trip was barely even dipping the tip of a toe into the ocean, but what he began should always be remembered in the annals of human history. In 2001 George and Loretta Whitesides (nee Hidalgo) threw a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yuri’s flight. That party has grown into a yearly event, with over 300 parties around the world being held today and this weekend. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd and Stan Lee Wants You There!

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Stan Lee has a simple message: go get free comic books. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

I Miss Douglas Adams

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I miss Douglas Noel Adams. I miss him like I would miss a friend and mentor who will no longer be able to share his words of wisdom and bizarre philosophies. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

The GeekDads Guide to SXSW 2014: 10 Must-see Events at the Nation’s Largest Interactive Festival

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I can’t tell you every session or event to be at, but I can recommend ten events that every geek dad should go to. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

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GEMS was started to address the well documented but underserved problem of girls not taking high-level math and science classes in high school, thereby limiting their college and career options. It has evolved over the years into a full-focus STEM program, addressing the dearth of female engineers and computer scientists, in addition to the workforce problem of low numbers of female workers in these fields. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Batgirl Goes Bombshell in New DC Statue

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Last week, DC released the latest statue, Batgirl as an aviator ($125), complete with batcape parachute. I asked Ant Lucia, the illustrator behind the line, a few questions about the new line and his inspirations. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

You Won’t Believe What Merlin the Magician Is Up To These Days

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This hysterical little film written by Simon Gurrier and staring the indomitable David Warner needs a Hugo nomination. Can you help out? Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

What Am I Doing in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Years? Let Me Check My Schedule

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What will you be doing in one hundred quintillion years? Find out with this handy timeline. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Watch This: Who Do Teens Trust?

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You can’t fool the children of the digital revolution… or can you? GeekDad’s own Jason CranfordTeague shared his thoughts at the recent MoDev East conference. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

10 Things Sci-fi Promised Us That DID Happen in 2013 (or Thereabout)

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Last week I published a list of top 10 things science fiction promised us that didn’t happen in 2013. So, lest you think I’m completely negative, let’s take a look at a few things that did happen in 2013… Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That DIDN’T Happen in 2013

The Jetson’s flying car is never going to happen. Deal with it.

Science fiction makes a lot of predictions about the future — that’s really the point, isn’t it? The best science fiction looks at the future, trying to see where we are headed and what it will be like when we get there. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Whovian Holiday Wish List

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Here’s our wish list with a Whovian holiday/winter theme. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Have Yourself an Angsty Little Christmas: 12 Geeky Holiday Tunes to Raise Your Spirits

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The winter solstice is a time of joy and merriment. It’s a time to visit family, to renew old friendships, and commune in a spirit of love, brotherhood and sisterhood with our fellow Homo sapiens. It’s no wonder, then, that this season has produced some of the most angst-filled music ever heard, and no one knows how to throw down the angst like a geek.

Here are 12 great and geeky holiday tunes to help you alleviate your holiday angst. Continue reading

Win an OUYA Gaming System for the Holidays!

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This week, GeekDad is giving away a brand new OUYA gaming system unit to our readers. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

OUYA: A Good Gaming System for Geeks

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The OUYA has been misunderstood as a gaming console system to compete with the big names. It’s not that. It’s actually something much better. A gaming system that’s quick and easy to play and program. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Find a Classic Book From Taschen for Everyone on Your Shopping List

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Taschen prints books worth owning. Books that you want to hold and turn the pages. Pull out and read, share them with your friends, or read to your children. Let me share a few that you may want to consider as we enter the 2013 gift giving season. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Find Bluetooth Speakers For Everyone on Your Shopping List

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I wanted to share four speakers I’ve been testing for the last couple of months. All four work with most Bluetooth enabled devices, including Mac, iOS and Android; include rechargeable batteries, and a line out for directly connecting to devices. But there the similarities end. The size and features are different, but, more importantly, the price for each vary greatly, but so does the sound quality. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Review & Interview: Teen Titans GO! #1

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On Saturday, DC2 released the first issue of a new Teen Titans series based on the Saturday morning cartoon Teen Titans GO! Although they will eventually be printed, this initial ComiXology version uses simple interactive techniques to aid the story telling. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Let’s Settle This Once and for All: Who Is the Best Doctor?

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Vote for your favorite Doctor! Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Remembrance of The Doctor: A Personal Journey Through Time and Space

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We need heroes. I need heroes. In the wake of the death and the disillusionment of living heroes, we make up stories with heroes who live up to our values and expectations, heroes who idealize our aspirations and can only let us down if we let them. The Doctor is, in my opinion, the epitome of the hero archetype. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

This Saturday Come for the Doctor, Stay for the Atlantis on BBC America

Jason has been searching for his father for twenty years without answer. Now his whole life is about to change.

Atlantis is a new weekly series from BBC America, premiering after the Doctor Who special saturday night. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.