YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

YouTube Kids Main Screen

Google launched YouTube Kids earlier this year to accommodate parents who want to ensure that little eyes and ears only have access to regulated and curated quality entertainment. Originally only available in the United States, Google has now pushed the service to several other countries including Canada and the UK. Continue reading

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Time Tub Twins Book Cover

Time spent with tablets, TV, and smartphones can easily outnumber time spent reading, which may only be 30-60 minutes. Augmented Reality book ‘The Adventures of the Time Twins’ aims to engage children using an Android or iOS app in combination with the children’s book. Margara Padilla, co-founder and CEO at Dara Technologies, answers some of our questions. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Is Really Close…

Microsoft Surface 3

Regular readers of GeekDad probably know that I’ve had a long history of experimenting with tablets and keyboard cases in search of that perfect, ultra-mobile experience. The kind of rig that would make me ditch my MacBook Air and have just a single device to carry around for mobile work and amusement. I’ve tried a number of iPad keyboard cases and various iterations of Microsoft’s Surface and Surface Pro tablets. The company recently loaned me a Surface 3 to take for a spin and, this time, we are so close to a solution I can feel it. But it’s still not quite perfect. Continue reading

Smalltalk: Building a Network for Parents Like You


Ours is a world of social networks. There’s Facebook and Twitter, sure, but it also seems as though we’re moving more toward smaller, more specialized services. While there are a myriad of options for everything from cultivating business contacts to online dating, Smalltalk, GeekDad’s newest sponsor, seeks to create a special place just for parents. Continue reading

Record Anywhere With the iRig Mic Studio

irig mic studio

As a longtime podcaster, I imagine I think a lot more about microphones than, say, your average man on the street. I’m also a bit of a gadget guy, so if something functions better or packs more features into a smaller footprint or, hell, just looks cooler, I’m usually down. Suffice it to say the iRig Mic Studio from IK Multimedia hits all the aforementioned high points. Continue reading

Kickstarter Gadget Heads-up: PUGZ Wireless Headphones

Today I wanted to give all our Kickstarter fanatics, Lord knows I’m one, a heads up on what looks to be a cool gadget. The PUGZ wireless headphones. They’re small, even for wireless headphones, and packed with all the features expected of headphones in today’s world of smartphones. Continue reading

CARROT Hunger: Lose Weight Like a Geek

(From CARROT Press Kit)

Like any other middle-aged GeekDad, my metabolism is starting to slow down and the time I have available for exercise is decreasing. What is a geek to do? So, of course, I turned to technology and found a highly entertaining and abusive app called CARROT Hunger: Talking Calorie Counter and CARROT has been whipping me into shape ever since. Continue reading

‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ Starring Norman Reedus


‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ is a new mobile game from Next Games launching in October to coincide with the Season 6 premiere of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ Norman Reedus, as fan favorite Daryl Dixon, will guide you through learning the game and help you out along the way. Continue reading

Review: ‘Zombies, Run!’ Brings Dead Fun to Your Runs


Many of us lack the motivation to get out of our desk chair and go for a run. Six to Start just released season four of ‘Zombies, Run!,’ a game for iOS and Android that combines the excitement of a serial zombie show, a mobile game, and running. Continue reading