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.

5 Ways to Reduce Roaming Costs

by Guest Author on November 23, 2014

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Mobile usage costs are something many of us don’t think too much about when we’re home, but when we go on holiday, we often discover that it’s something we should have considered. Usually we can connect just fine, but hostel and hotel Wi-Fi is usually horrible, or ridiculously overpriced. Likewise, roaming fees can crush an otherwise normal phone balance, leaving even the most careful of us wondering how we managed to pull up such an outrageous bill.
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Educational Web-based Games for Kids

Video 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 […]

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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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