Gift Guide for Geeks

by Doug Felteau on November 27, 2014

Amazon FireDo you have someone on your gifting list with particular taste in all things Geek?  If so, the Geeks have your gifting playbook depending on your level of investment (how much money do you want to spend?).  Below are some great gift ideas under $50, under $100, under $200 and over $200 but you can also check some geek-centric stores such as ThinkGeek, Hammacher Schlemmer and Sharper Image.  Enjoy!
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 has started

by Doug Felteau on November 24, 2014

Amazon is leading the pack with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bargain hunters including entire sections of the store on sale from Toys & Games to Electronics.

Here are a couple of Amazon’s most popular deals:
Breaking Bad Complete Series for $149.99 (50% off)
Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External for $139.88 (46% off)
Samsung 65” 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED for only $1497.99 (45% off)
$20-$50 Amazon Gift Card with Sonos components
LG G Watch for $149.99 (35% off)
Canon T5i with Kit Lens for $649 (24% off)

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, now is the perfect time to sign-up for a FREE 30 day trial to cover all of your holiday purchases.

Educational Web-based Games for Kids

by Guest Author on July 23, 2014

kids-playing-tablet-gamesVideo games have long evolved from being only about fun and entertainment, and today there is a wealth of educational games, many of which are online (web-based). In this post, we take a quick look at 6 of these, which are either free or free at their core.

GameUp from BrainPOP

This collection of free games is targeted to students in grades 4 to 12. The website covers a wide range of subjects including math, science, health, and social studies. There are no ads, and kids don’t need to register to play. The site is a curated selection of the best online educational games. The BrainPOP team has evaluated hundreds of games from different companies, and chosen those they felt were the highest quality for this site. Teachers can even view a lesson plan, which explains how they could integrate some of these games into their classes. Read more

Review: Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker

Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker System

Kinivo sent the Geeks a sample of the Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker system which is a 2.1 speaker system designed for computers, smartphones and tablets for testing. I’ve tested the Kinivo speaker system using Bluetooth from a Mac, iPhone, iPad and Samsung S4 as well as NFC on the Samsung S4… yes, Bluetooth AND NFC. […]

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Review: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

V-MODA sent the Geeks a sample of their Crossfade M-100 headphones with some interchangeable cables which included their SpeakEasy Mic, SharePlay Audio and BoomPro, CoilPro and 3-button cables.  V-MODA crowdsourced the creative process to design the Crossfade M-100 headphones tapping into audiophiles, producers, editors and DJs to fine-tune the sound and ergonomics.  

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Passwords Are Not Broken, but How We Choose Them Sure Is

By Bruce Schneier, author of recent book, Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security I’ve been reading a lot about how passwords are no longer good security. The reality is more complicated. Passwords are still secure enough for many applications, but you have to choose a good one. And that’s hard. The best way […]

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Review: TheSnugg Leather iPad Flip Case

TheSnugg brown leather iPad flip case

The folks at TheSnugg.com saw our review of the My Pad iPad case and wanted some GfG love for their iPad case too. We were more than happy to oblige and covered their leather iPad case. I tested out a brown iPad 3 flip case in distressed brown, and was quite pleased with it. I […]

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Infographic: Real Spy Gadgets you first saw in the Movies

Infographic of real-world spy gadgets that were first seen in the movies

Despite being neck deep in the industry, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly technology progresses. Take ‘spy’ gadgets for example. Once upon a time, these were only to be seen in James Bond movies as mere fantasy. Fast-forward to today, and not only are many of those figments now real, they are extremely […]

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Review: My Pad Leather iPad Case

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Studio Credence sent us a sample of their take on the now very common iPad case – this one very closely resembles a classic leather-bound book that you may find on a bookshelf of an “old money” household. Named the My Pad iPad Case, the My Pad is in fact made with leather and suede, […]

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Opening the Door on Some Cool Garage Apps

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The garage door goes up. The garage door goes down. To the casual neighbor passing by it might not look like anything special. But it’s what’s behind that door, and maybe more importantly, the technology behind it all that is quite special. New technology centering around that sometimes forgotten “room” in your house is blowing […]

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