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Online Kids Need a Guard Dog With a Big Bark

Bark monitors children’s online communication and social media platforms for serious issues. A special Bark team has published a story…

December 22, 2019

Build Your Own CNC With the SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router PRO DIY Kit

Building your own CNC router from a DIY kit will qualify anyone as a geek. Check out my experience with…

October 7, 2019

Plott Will Make Virtual DIY Into Real Did-It-Yourself

Plott's Cubit will make do-it-yourself easier by removing the measuring and calculations with assistance from augmented reality.

May 30, 2019

Task Management Automation and a Peek Under the GeekDad Hood

I have to rely on a strong task management strategy to keep me afloat. So I thought I would share…

January 31, 2019

Vintok Split — Super-Portable Second Screen for Laptop Users

As a laptop user, I no longer have to miss the usefulness of a second screen AND I don't have…

December 18, 2018

Work More Efficiently With Timeular’s Time Tracker

Timeular's Time Tracker device helps people track jobs, keep track of their time, and find out where the hours disappear…

November 19, 2018

Understands: They Understand Monitor Stands

If you're going to buy a monitor stand, get a good one. Understands makes versatile stands in a variety of…

September 13, 2018

LynQ Finds What You’re Looking For

New LinQ smart compasses point to each other, even miles away, anywhere under open sky–without phones, devices, or networks.

May 19, 2018

GeekDad Highlights From Day 2 and 3 of CES 2018

My second two days at CES were much different than my first. The companies I met with on day 2…

January 13, 2018

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: DIY and Gadgets

As the maker movement gains steam, the gadgets we love are increasingly tools that help us create. For that reason…

December 8, 2017

WETA Digital interview With Jake Botting at NYCC 2017

NYCC 2017 offered many opportunities for fans to get close to stars and creators, and WETA Digital of New Zealand…

October 10, 2017

Everyone Can Sketch Using Morpholio Trace and Augmented Reality

Morpholio grabs Apple’s new ARKit by the seeds–the new AR mode creates a virtual perspective finder and lets anyone draw…

September 29, 2017

SmartAC Is Tech for More Economical Air Conditioning

A smartAC kit can make a dumb plug-in air conditioner a bit smarter and help with energy management.

August 14, 2017

Gadget Lovers: The ‘{ Device Diary } Vol. 11’ Is Hot

The { DeviceDiary } is our place to share some of the devices and accessories that rank high in the…

August 3, 2017

No Power? Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Has Your Back (and Fridge, PC, Lights, Etc…)

Goal Zero has all your emergency power needs covered off in one high capacity box: the Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable…

July 5, 2017

Virtual Reality Construction Announced by DIRTT

At the 2016 Connext Conference, DIRTT Environmental Solutions (dirtt.net) announced a system that allows anyone to see a real-time video…

June 13, 2017

Kickstarter Alert: Arckit Dream City

Arckit has gone big and launched a new crowdfunding campaign for the latest in their line of building kits--Cityspace and…

May 14, 2017

Rheem Residential Equipment Joins the Internet of Things

Rheem has brought Internet of Things to its HVAC equipment with EcoNet technology. BONUS: We get to chat with HGTV's…

February 18, 2017

Take a Stand for Your Health: The FlexiSpot Standing Desk

I've run the gamut on standing desks. I started by playing MacGyver and creating my own, then my employer purchased…

February 9, 2017

Direct Sound EX-29 Headphones – Extreme Isolation

I was pretty psyched to try out Direct Sound’s EX-29 headphones. When working in a crowded space, trying to catch…

February 2, 2017

DEVONthink: Magical Data Management for Mac & iOS

Do you ever get tired of trying to figure out where to put something on your computing devices or how…

January 28, 2017

Smarter Home: Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Review

I was glad to see that Schlage continued with their best selling point for these smart locks: each user can…

January 23, 2017

Unboxing the Best Value Vacs Vacuum Chamber

The best way to get rid of air bubbles when making molds, is with a vacuum chamber.

January 23, 2017

CES Report – Smart Detection of Radon with Airthings Wave

The new Wave radon detector from Airthings gives homeowners much more than just an alert when radon levels are dangerously…

January 13, 2017

Secure Your Family With 1Password Families

The start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity to up your family's game with respect to password security. 1Password makes…

January 11, 2017

CES Report – Make Trash Smarter With GeniCan

Hands-free GeniCan device scans trash as it’s thrown away and adds items to an Amazon shopping list (and can even…

January 4, 2017

Smarter Home: ATOMS Garage Door Opener Review

My latest acquisition in the smart home build has been the ATOMS Garage Door Opener by SkyLink.

December 12, 2016

“Monster Home” Tames the Power Cable Beast

New charging stations from Monster are a solution to keeping all the new mobile devices coming home for the holidays…

December 9, 2016

Nick Offerman Has Written a Great Book on Woodworking

If you've ever had the itch to make something from wood, Nick Offerman's book is the perfect way to learn…

October 19, 2016

The Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

Sugru has released a new package of Sugru called the Rebel Tech Kit. Inside a small tin you'll find four…

October 9, 2016

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