## 10 Things to Do This Super Bowl Sunday

We’re sure there are plenty of geeks who love football, especially the fans of the respective teams taking part. However, geeks are also smart enough to take advantage of the fact that while the rest of the country is watching …

## Trying Out Shirts My Way

Around this time last year (give or take a few months), I was invited to try out the concept of ordering custom-tailored dress shirts through a website. It worked extremely well. I’ve bought 90 percent of my clothes online for …

## 10 Things to Do This Super Bowl Sunday

We admit it’s something of a stereotype that geeks are less likely to be watching the Super Bowl this weekend. We’re sure there are plenty of geeks who love football, especially the fans of the respective teams taking part. However, …

## Is That Amazon Price A Good Deal?

You’re looking at an item on Amazon, trying to remember how much it was when you saw it in a store two weeks ago. Is Amazon’s price better? Maybe. Unless it’s a toy, in which case, my experience suggests: probably …

## GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Answer: How to Calculate the Optimal Amount to Spend on Any Gift

This week’s puzzle asked you to use a simple algorithm to split your holiday gift budget across a prioritized list of friends and family (and enemies who, nonetheless, you have to buy for). Here’s the method: • First write down …

## GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: How to Calculate the Optimal Amount to Spend on Any Gift

Have you noticed that those sleigh bells ringing and jing ting tingling too sound suspiciously like a cash register? Is this some sort of Pavlovian conspiracy between Toys R Us and the Salvation Army? I hear that noise and I …

## A Steven Thomas-Designed T-Shirt at Ript Apparel, Saturday Only!

What would Ben Kenobi do to make money on Tatooine? I mean, he was a hermit, but he had to get money to eat somehow, right? And to keep his robes mended and Luke’s light saber in good, working order? …

## Blank Label: When Geek Garb Isn’t Enough

I’ve worked from home for going on three years now and that’s meant a very welcome relaxation in my standard 9-5 dress code. Most of the dress shirts and khakis have been relegated to plastic bags buried deep in a …

To this day, the majority of my computer and internet use is through my desktop machine. It sits there, solidly on the floor (not the desktop), not dropped, shaken, or stirred. Short of a forest fire or lightning strike, I …

## Giveaway: Gogo’s Crazy Bones

Have you heard of Gogo’s Crazy Bones? If not, and you have school-aged kids, I suspect you’ll know all about Mosh, Hiraku, B-Boy and hundreds of other characters before too long. Although they’ve been around since the ’90s (310 million …

## E-Luminator Touch: Effective Touch Book Light For E-Readers (Dead Tree Books Too)

About this time last year I tested and reviewed an M-Edge e-Luminator 2 book light. It wasn’t bad, but suffered from some issues common to portable book lights: illumination wasn’t uniform (i.e., areas of the display remained in shadow) and …

## GeekMom Holiday Gift Guide 2010: #5 Toys For Most Any Age, Including Grown-Ups

Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, the end-of-year festivities are right around the corner. If you choose to purchase gifts online, you need to order then in advance to allow for shipping time, backorders, and comparison shopping. We at GeekMom …

## GeekMom T-shirts Now Available at ThinkGeek!

We here at GeekMom are proud and excited to announce that GeekMom T-shirts are now available for purchase at ThinkGeek! The shirts have our zippy space-age car logo, in slightly less varied colors (due to printing restrictions), and our URL …

## GeekMom Holiday Gift Guide #4: Larger Kids

Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, the end-of-year festivities are right around the corner. If you choose to purchase gifts online, you need to order then in advance to allow for shipping time, backorders, and comparison shopping. We at GeekMom …

## GeekMom Holiday Gift Guide #3: Small Kids

Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, the end-of-year festivities are right around the corner. If you choose to purchase gifts online, you need to order then in advance to allow for shipping time, backorders, and comparison shopping. We at GeekMom …

## Celebrate Zombie Days at Sears

While we’ve always known that holing up at the mall during the zombie apocalypse might not be the best idea, we now have confirmation. Because all the zombies will be shopping at Sears. The retailer has a hilarious section of …

## GeekDad Guest Post by Wrestler, Author, Action Figure Subject and Daily Show “Senior Asskicker” Mick Foley

We’re certainly no stranger to people in tights here on GeekDad, but they’re usually of the superhero variety. We’re doing something a little different this time, a guest post by a guy who wears tights on a regular basis, but …

## Family Footwear: These Merrells Have Merit

My family is a fairly active one, especially in the Spring through Fall seasons. We camp frequently and that involves plenty of hiking, wading through water, climbing and playing sports. We also like to take the kids on frequent outings …

## A Look at Some M-Edge iPad Cases

Earlier this year, I tested a trio of M-Edge accessories for a Sony Pocket Reader. M-Edge was preparing versions for the iPad at that time, as Apple’s tablet was just hitting store shelves. I’d decided to pass on iPad hysteria …

## Down With The Murse! Try a Wise-Walker Instead

If your daily commute includes lugging a range of devices and you’re tired of hauling around a messenger bag or a big backpack that you’ve re-purposed for the job, the Wise-Walker, a compact urban bag imported from Japan might be …

## The Zombie Combat Manual: A Must Read For Geek Parents

If you spend as much time as I do worrying about the coming zombie apocalypse (and let’s face it, you’re reading GeekDad so in all likelihood it’s at least in the back of your mind), clear some space on your …

## 3-D TV: The Future Is Here For Now

As the momentum to replace those ancient 50 inch, 1080P, 240 MHz LED-backlit LCD TVs littering family rooms picks up, GeekDad had the opportunity to spend some time trying out the latest 3-D capable set from a leading electronics manufacturer. …

## Samsung’s Red Robotic Time-Saver Sucks in a Good Way

Samsung’s VCRR8830T1R (aka the Tango) is the South Korean manufacturer’s latest entry in the growing robotic vacuum market. Does it do the job? I took the plunge and bought one a few weeks ago and so far, I’d give the …

## Six Months With An eBook Reader: Yeah or Meh?

It’s nearly six months since I first took the plunge and entered the world of e-Books and e-Book readers in a big way. As an avid reader and book collector (some would say hoarder), has the digital plunge been a …

## A Wall Mounted TV Is A Safe TV

Which would you rather have fall on your kid: a 36 inch screen, 236 pound Trinitron tube TV or a 40 inch screen, 43 pound Bravia LCD TV? The correct answer, of course, is neither. Unfortunately, it seems that many …

## Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the… GameStop?

Image via Wikipedia We geeks have always had our easy targets for derision. Battlefield Earth. The Zune. Nokia’s N-Gage. Alaskan senator Ted Stevens. While we are likely the first to herald a critical success, we are equally quick to mock …

## Have Some Darwin-Inspired Fun with Charlie’s Playhouse

Amy Cottrell of Geek Parenting posted this excellent post about Charlie’s Playhouse, a unique website selling toys and games inspired by Charles (“Charlie”) Darwin. You can even see her kids really getting into the Giant Timeline playmat. Charlie’s Playhouse looks …

## Ride in Style: GeekDad Reviews the Bumbleride Indie Stroller

I am a man of many esoteric passions. (Which is fortunate, as such is a requisite characteristic for all GeekDads.) Yet even taking into account my penchants for nerdcore hip-hop, turn-based strategy and television theme songs, I have, of late, …

## Musician’s Dice Are d12 Kinds of Awesome!

We have a lot of dice in my household. We have traditional six-sided pipped dice. We have a fine selection of gaming polyhedrals (in both matched and unmatched sets). We even have a couple sets of dominoes, which, while they …

## Chemistry in the Kitchen: Bulk, Budgets and Best Practices

I was blown away by figures from a recent government study that indicated Americans waste a staggering 27% of their groceries. That’s good food, straight into landfills. While there are plenty of reasons this is shocking, considering the state of …