Geeking Out at the Gadget Show Live

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Last week was The Gadget Show Live at the NEC – a trade and public show of consumer technology and anything else that fits into a geeky gadget-y world. I went with the geekdaddy two years ago, and we both really enjoyed it. This year I managed to wangle two days there – once on […]

Which tablet should I buy my kids for Christmas?

what tablet should I buy my kids for Christmas?

So you’ve decided you want to buy your child a tablet for Christmas, but you’ve no idea where to start? The tablet market is very exciting these days, with many new and interesting developments happening on a near-daily basis. However as “family tablets” become bigger business, with more and more tablets entering the market aimed […]

Hands on with the Acer Iconia B1 (review)

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Here in the geek family we love our tablets. We’ve seen first hand the educational benefits these devices can have, and we’re on a constant mission to find good quality, cost effective family tablets. iPads are lovely, but very expensive, and Android based tablets like the Nexus 7 are starting to prove really viable alterntatives. […]

My fortnight in pictures 16/12/2012

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When I started posting a selection of pictures from my week a few weeks ago I had intended it to be a regular weekly feature. However I missed last week due to generally drowning under the weight of extra stuff that needs to be done in preparation for Christmas so it’s been a fortnight since […]

Are household appliances geeky?


I must confess when Panasonic asked me to be one of their “Intelligent Living Mums” I hesitated for a split second. Whilst I do possess all the basic skills needed to run a household, I wouldn’t say I was really known for my domestic ability. However they seduced me with their offer of a trip […]

Living with the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer

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The LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer is tipped to be one of the most sought-after toys this Christmas. It’s a child’s tablet device, with a touchscreen, built -in camera, and access to a large selection of games via an online store. Does that sound similar to another device, maybe? I am sure there are many iPad-owning parents […]

How the iPad can make long car journeys easier with small children

She does sleep in the car sometimes...

“Kids always sleep in cars!”. When the geekdaughter was tiny I heard that all the time. And it isn’t always true. It wasn’t true for me then, and it’s not true now. We learned at an early age that the geekdaughter would only ever sleep for a maximum of 30 minutes in the car. Maximum. […]

Thanks Steve

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I think it’s well-known how much I love my i-Devices. You’ll almost never see me without my iPhone, and I generally have my trusty iPad to hand as well. I’m not a complete Apple devotee though, as I really really don’t like Macs. I inherited the geekdaddy’s old 24″ iMac when he upgraded, and it […]