Skip Owens

A rocket-scientist, father of 3, amateur astronomer, piano/keyboard player and soon to be sci-fi author who wears his geek badge with pride.

The Nano Torch Twist: A Modern Twist on the Flashlight

Have you ever tried holding your smartphone in your mouth? That’s just one reason why the Nano Torch Twist flashlight…

Review: ‘The Balance Point’ by Jordan Ring

If you are an entrepreneur or even just someone like me who has a regular 9-to-5 job but does a…

Geek Links: Side Pocket Gives Fanny Packs a Charge

Side Pocket is the first fanny pack in the world that wirelessly charges your device while it is in the…

Tapplock Lite Review: Do You Need a Smart Padlock?

Everything else is going “smart” these days, so why not a padlock? The Tapplock lite is a smart fingerprint padlock…

Cell Phone Power Management During a Hurricane

Many people these days opt not to have landline telephone service and completely depend on cellular. This makes battery and…

‘The Making of a Farewell to Kings’ Graphic Novel

I think David Calcano nailed it: 'The Making of A Farewell to Kings' graphic novel is something that both Rush…

Should You Settle for ‘Catan’ on Nintendo Switch?

Do you ever get the urge to play your favorite board game but have no one else to play it…

Geek Links: ‘Ticket to Ride: 15th Anniversary Special Edition’

We have covered the board game 'Ticket to Ride' a lot here on GeekDad, so we were excited to see…

Mr. Monopoly Gets a Voice with the All-New ‘Monopoly Voice Banking’

If there is a downside to 'Monopoly' it is that games can sometimes run a little on the long side.…

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Mister Rogers Isn’t Just for Kids But Adults Too!

I do believe that is exactly what Fred Rogers would be doing right now if he were still with us,…

Dead Reckoning and ‘The Night Witches’ Graphic Novel

Soviet female fighter pilots, World War II, and silent death from above... Even if you are just a history buff…

Apollo 50th: Apollo 25 Year Stamps and Lunar Gravity With Buzz

I have to say it was a little intimidating having to explain to my group what to expect when we…

Geek Links: Lowry Leather Cuff Apple Watch Band Clearance

Pad and Quill are discontinuing and clearing out all of their Lowry Leather Cuff Apple Watch bands, so they are…

DoBox: A Swiss Army Knife for Your iOS Devices

Power iOS users will really appreciate being able utilize all of the capabilities that DoBox offers without having to buy…

‘Contra Anniversary Collection’ Released For Nintendo Switch

'Contra' was one of those games that you could come back to again and again. Slap your favorite 80’s rock…

Automate Your Ceiling Fans With Caséta by Lutron

Between the intuitive to use physical switches and remotes and the dead simple automation and scheduling through the Lutron iOS…

‘Statue of Liberty’ Augmented Reality iOS App

I’m a huge history buff (and of course a tech geek), so when the two intersect I am all over…

AirSnap Is a Leather Gauntlet for Your AirPods

What makes the AirSnap such an interesting product for AirPod owners is that it is more than just a pretty…

Automating Read It Later Articles to DEVONthink

I have found a new way to automate sending articles from the web to both a read it later service…

Kick Your iPhone Addiction With Launch Center Pro: Part 2

Part 2 of this article series dives into the details of how to use Launch Center Pro to kick your…

Kick Your iPhone Addiction With Launch Center Pro: Part 1

Overnight in 2007, we went from having to physically sit in front of a computer to being able to carry…

Splurge With a Greenwich Design Case for Your Smart Phone

Folks are hanging onto their smartphones longer these days, so why not splurge a little on a case and get…

Running an iMac in My Lap With Luna Display

If you own an iPad you already have at your fingertips an impressive piece of display technology, so why not…

Geeking Out About ‘Ready Player One’ One Year Later

March 29th was the one year anniversary of the debut of 'Ready Player One' in theaters. So, in light of…

Geek Links: Save On Setting Up Your Child With An Apple Watch

Amazon is running a couple of sales right now on iPhone and Apple Watch that make it about as cheap…

Bring ‘Tempest’ Home With Tempest X Replicade

The Tempest X Replicade by New Wave Toys brings the "Tempest" arcade experience to your home. So crack open a…

Hauling Tech in Comfort With the Sutter Tech Sling

If you are going to carry technology around, you might as well do it with some utility and a bit…

Geek Links: March Is New Wallet Month at Waterfield

For the entire month of March Waterfield will be releasing two new wallets each week that have resulted from these…

‘Super Mario Bros. 2’ on Nintendo Switch Online

Last week (Feb 13th) Nintendo updated their catalog of Nintendo Switch Online games to include Super Mario Bros. 2.

Automate Home Lighting While Away with Caséta by Lutron

Caséta by Lutron does a great job of retaining all the familiar features of the analog solution and then seamlessly adding…