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

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

by Doug Felteau on July 20, 2014

Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker SystemKinivo 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. If you are looking for either a budget or nice wireless speaker system that plugs into AC, you should read on.
 

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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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Giveaway for Geeks! Win the PC Game of your choice!

We’ve teamed up with the folks at Cheapdigitaldownload.com to bring you a Thanksgiving giveaway of a CD key for any PC game of your choice. Cheapdigitaldownload is one of the web’s biggest dedicated games guide and review sites. They test and anonymously check CD key vendors of games on PCs, Gamecard and Xbox. How to Enter? Simple: […]

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