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Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 003: Aquarium and Zoo

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In today’s episode we talk about Captain Owen’s friends Sebastian, Eli, Sufi, and Mason, a visit to the Aquarium, the latest issue of National Geographic Kids, a visit to the zoo, and sing Old MacDonald. Continue reading

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

LEGO Fusion Is Augmented Reality for Tweens

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Augmented Reality (AR) is not just the stuff of wearable displays (like Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens), ghostly virtual assistants, and floating keyboards any more. In a perfectly appropriate blend of real and virtual innovation, LEGO has found a way to use AR that embellishes the building blocks and increases creativity and real-world play (rather than take away from it) with the LEGO Fusion group of sets. Continue reading

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

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You know who I’m talking about even if I’m not specifically talking about you. This is the person that comes into a meeting at work and plops down a stack of smartphones on the conference room table. I have recently joined the two smartphone club, and because I see so many others like me struggling to do this dance properly I thought it was time to help make things a little easier. Continue reading

‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ Goes Comic Book

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It seems like once a year or so, I post about ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out,’ also known as my favorite mobile time-waster. Other games come and go, but I’ve been playing this one for nearly four years now. While the Simpsons is what draws you into this freemium game, it’s the way Electronic Arts has continually released themed content and new levels that keeps it interesting. The latest update is a doozy, with superheroes like Homer’s Pieman battling the likes of Krusty’s Clownface and his rainbow-wigged henchmen, complete with comic book-styled intros and narration. Continue reading

Exclusive Clip: ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ Feature

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In this GeekDad Exclusive clip, ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ director, Steven Loter, gets a little bit of help from his daughter to prepare for the newest chapter in the Disney Fairies franchise. Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Mort(e)’ by Robert Repino

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Here’s the setup — the ants have had enough of humans. Over thousands of years, one particular colony has grown in size and intelligence, and the Queen has finally decided to take back the Earth. I know just enough about ants to understand how they communicate and I’ve read here and there (and watched a few video snippets) about their hierarchy and how they declare war on other colonies. This Queen is very intelligent, and she has managed to gain sufficient knowledge of chemistry to grow car-sized Alphas to act as soldier. Oh, and she’s also figured out how to grant intelligence and self-awareness in most every animal type on the planet including pig, dog, bear, raccoon, and cat. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: It’s Tile-Laying With a Twist in ‘Between Two Cities’

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Stonemaier Games returns to Kickstarter with a new project that features an easy to play tile-laying game that pits you against your partners as you compete to build cities. Continue reading

Endless Learning With Originator Apps

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Endless Alphabet and Endless Numbers are well-crafted, entertaining educational apps designed to familiarize young children with letters and numbers. Read on for why they’re well worth the price tag. Continue reading