5 Great Podcasts for 5 Kinds of Geeks

Five Tasty Podcasts

With time scarce, I find podcasts to be the best tool to help me find out about the things I might want to explore further. GeekDad of course has its own but I thought I might outline five more that I really enjoy for five flavors of geek. Continue reading

News Websites for Kids

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Parents don’t always want their kids to watch unfiltered news because of vulgarity, violence, and other inappropriate content. Here are some tools to help you get your kids engaged with the news while paying attention to which articles they see. Continue reading

‘Pacific Standard’ Profiles GeekDad Matt Blum

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Noah Davis of Pacfic Standard has an ongoing Q&A column called “What Makes You So Smart?” This week’s interview subject is our very own Matt Blum, editor-in-chief of GeekDad. If you’ve ever wondered what makes Matt tick, here’s a little peek inside his brain. Continue reading

Danish “Archer” Demonstrates Gullibility of Audience

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You know that video making the rounds, supposedly demonstrating amazing “lost” archery skills? Our archery expert shoots it full of holes. Continue reading

Giocomics: A Webcomic for Gamers

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If you love tabletop games, here’s a webcomic worth checking out: Giocomics. Created by Alan D’Amico and Stefano Castelli, Giocomics runs on the Italian website Gionomicon, but is now available in an English translation as well. Continue reading

Prepping for D&D With Obsidian Portal Campaign Wiki

Obsidian Portal campaign wiki

Prepping for a roleplaying game doesn’t have to take hours. With the help of Obsidian Portal, I only spend about half an hour a week on mine. Here’s how to use campaign wikis to up your Dungeon Mastering game. Continue reading

The Home of Tomorrow Today

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As I made my way through CES 2015, I couldn’t help but get the feeling that I’d been lied to. Allow me to explain: the future I was promised was big and shiny and festooned with silver lamé jumpsuits. And also robots. Lots of robots. Continue reading

Adayo Projector Puts a Big Screen in Your Pocket

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The Adayo Smartphone Projector is a pocket-sized projector currently seeking funding on Pozible. It has already hit its goal, but there are a few weeks left in the campaign in case you want to preorder one. I got a review sample on loan to try out; here’s how it works. Continue reading

A Scientist’s Curiosity Cabinet

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A friend of mine sent me a link to this site: A Scientist’s Curiosity Cabinet. Professor T. Ross Kelly teaches chemistry at Boston College, and has been collecting little oddities for over two decades. Many of them illustrate various scientific principles; he has motors, cannons, flash paper, illusions, and more. Continue reading

This Thursday: Social Media Blackout Day

Social Media Blackout

Knock Knock, purveyor of fine paper goods (like funny checklists) and oddities (like Clump-o-Lumps) has declared this Thursday, October 16, the first ever Social Media Blackout Day. Continue reading