Cats Are Jerks: A ‘Cat Crimes’ Review

Cats Are Jerks: A ‘Cat Crimes’ Review

‘Cat Crimes’ aims to turn spilled coffee, vanishing goldfish, and tangled yarn into a fun logic puzzle as you figure out which of six cats is to blame. Although built for a single player, I found far more enjoyment when playing it with others. Read More

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GeekDad Goes Hands-on With the LG G7 ThinQ

GeekDad Goes Hands-on With the LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7ThinQ plays it safe compared to previous year models, adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) features already found in competitors’ smartphones, and improving their already impressive screen, camera and audio capabilities. What makes it different is built-in ThinQ AI software that takes top-of-the-line hardware and makes it feel alive. LG Canada invited GeekDad to try out their new device. Read More

‘Odd Squad’ Heads to the Theaters

‘Odd Squad’ Heads to the Theaters

Following an epic 40-episode first season, educational TV show ‘Odd Squad’ returned this month to PBS (and TVO in Canada) with a new team to investigate strange, weird, and generally odd events using math and problem-solving. Bridging the seasons, ‘Odd Squad: The Movie’ will unite the two casts and even get a one-day big-screen release in Canada. Read More

YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

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. Read More

eSight Eyewear Gives Sight to the Blind

eSight Eyewear Gives Sight to the Blind

For those who have poor vision, Augmented Reality technology can enhance and project an image of the existing world in a way their eyes can process. eSight has developed glasses that allow people with as little as 10% vision to read the newspaper, play a board game, or see the look on a loved one’s face for the first time. Read More

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

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. Read More

Writer Ryan North Talks New ‘Squirrel Girl #1’

Writer Ryan North Talks New ‘Squirrel Girl #1’

Before giving Squirrel Girl new life, writer Ryan North enjoyed success writing ‘Dinosaur Comics,’ a creative collaboration with William Shakespeare in ‘To Be or Not To Be,’ and the ‘Adventure Time’ comic book series. Ryan was a natural fit for an all-ages, humorous side to the Marvel Universe. He sat down with GeekDad to talk about this series, and life as a writer. Read More