This year, the pumpkin spice is everywhere. During these weeks leading up to Halloween, store shelves are loaded down with seasonal pumpkin-flavored coffees — as well as breads, cakes, cookies, mints, trail mix, yogurts, sodas, health bars, teas, oatmeal… Ice cream? Jell-O? And so much more. Read More
I have a game that I play with my son. We read books before bed together every night (my wife and I take turns), and each time he and I read, we play the game.
The game doesn’t have a name, … Read More
One of the most annoying problems with using a smartphone is how so many of its functions are a pain to use one-handed. For such a small mobile device to require two hands can be immensely frustrating, especially when you’re … Read More
Fat Kid Rules the World is a Kickstarter project to distribute a movie that’s a terrific coming-of-age story from director Matthew Lillard. Read More
The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has become the launch point for a number of clever and useful smartphone accessories in the past two years. Now Portland-based photographer and design engineer Charles Waugh is using Kickstarter to raise funds for his own … Read More
The economy is still troubled, and that means layoffs are still happening in almost every job field. It can hit anyone at any time, as I experienced personally when my wife was laid off last month. Read More
What would you do with 780,000 Lego studs?
Zachary Pollock wants to combine them with another childhood classic. He’s started a Kickstarter project to build an enormous mosaic, recreating the entire level 1-1 of the original Super Mario Brothers video game. Read More
Tom Lehrer – mathematician, satirist, singer-songwriter and hero to geeks taking chemistry tests everywhere – was born on April 9, 1928, making today his 84th birthday! Read More
The new series from Nickelodeon, The Legend of Korra, will premiere on April 14. But Nick keeps giving impatient fans new tantalizing teasers!
Last week the first two episodes of the series were made available to watch on the Nickelodeon website. … Read More
Fans of the television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, clear your calendars. On April 14, Nickelodeon will premiere the new series The Legend of Korra. This sequel begins seventy years after the end of The Last Airbender, and stars … Read More
Despite my wife and I sharing a dislike for the new Lego Friends sets, yesterday we decided to pick up two of the smaller sets. There were several reasons for it – we didn’t want our son, who loves Lego … Read More
Science education and Doctor Who references, together at last! Expect nothing less when geeks are given the stage. Scishow is a thrice-weekly education channel on YouTube. Hosted by singer/songwriter, entertainer, entrepreneur and Vlogbrother Hank Green, Scishow delves into all thing … Read More