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  • How to Meet the Love of Your Life

    Chris Pirillo
    Chris Pirillo
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Pebble has a new Kickstarter, we talk tech and education, and I share secrets to finding love in this TLDR! Thanks to the Super Gnomies for keeping our love alive! TLDR – How to Meet the Love of Your Life Pirillo Vlog 1030 – We’ll Still Be Here When You Wake Up From LockerGnome... Read the full article on
  • How Many Verbal Typos Can I Make in a Single Podcast?

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    26 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    My Pop Vinyl Collection Review (and Unboxing Dancing Groot) Star Wars Stuff Haul: A Collector's Dream Case Studio Customizable Smartphone and Tablet Cases (48% Off) The Neo NES Giveaway (Free) TravelCard 1500 mAh Wallet-Sized Charger (26% Off)…
  • Cool Tool: Credit Card Knife Review (CardSharp 4)

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  • iPad App Review - AG Drive

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    23 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    an awesome futuristic 3D racing game on the ipad
  • Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review

    Chris Pirillo
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    This is the CPU where I unbox the collector’s edition of Disney Frozen Cereal and sip of the charming southern delicacy known as Cheerwine. Is it just me, or does Cheerwine sound like something that Hobbits would drink in the Shire? Those of ...continue reading The post Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review appeared first on LockerGnome.
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    Chris Pirillo

  • How to Meet the Love of Your Life

    Chris Pirillo
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Pebble has a new Kickstarter, we talk tech and education, and I share secrets to finding love in this TLDR! Thanks to the Super Gnomies for keeping our love alive! TLDR – How to Meet the Love of Your Life Pirillo Vlog 1030 – We’ll Still Be Here When You Wake Up From LockerGnome... Read the full article on
  • Let the Teething Begin

    Chris Pirillo
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Sink your teeth into Pirillo Vlog 1032! I know someone here who’s already trying… Read the full article on
  • Every Day is Show and Tell

    Chris Pirillo
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Baring all (well, most), I answer your questions in this TLDR! Thanks to our Super Gnomies for making it (and me) work! TLDR – Every Day is Show and Tell Pirillo Vlog 1029 – Jedi’s First Bacon Pizza Run From LockerGnome and Beyond LEGO Minifigures Series 13 Review Did the Oscars... Read the full article on
  • This is What It Means to Grow Up

    Chris Pirillo
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Being a grown-up doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to have fun anymore. It means that you get to set the terms for how you have fun, and at your own pace. Here’s to being fun and grown-up! Read the full article on
  • Why I’m Happy to Not Be a “Techie”

    Chris Pirillo
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    In this TLDR, variety is the spice of life… that includes tech, too! Thanks to our Super Gnomies for helping us keep things plenty spicy! TLDR – Why I’m Happy to Not Be a Techie Pirillo Vlog 1026 – Sharing the Laughter and Tears From LockerGnome and Beyond How to Track Your... Read the full article on
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  • How Many Verbal Typos Can I Make in a Single Podcast?

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    My Pop Vinyl Collection Review (and Unboxing Dancing Groot) Star Wars Stuff Haul: A Collector's Dream Case Studio Customizable Smartphone and Tablet Cases (48% Off) The Neo NES Giveaway (Free) TravelCard 1500 mAh Wallet-Sized Charger (26% Off)…
  • How to Meet the Love of Your Life!

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
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  • Every Day is Show and Tell

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    FB AMA Thread Did the Oscars 2015 Win Your Attention Span? Unity3D Game Developer Course Bundle (93% Off) #referral The PS4 Giveaway (Free) #referral Premium Responsive WordPress Themes: Lifetime Subscription (51% Off)…
  • I Need to Grow Up!

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Patreon AMA Thread: Love Your Pet Day How to Track Your Dog’s Location and Activity with Tagg Hobbit Beers and Oreo Challenge Accepted 72 AA Duracell Battery Bundle (51% Off) 35 Big Stock HD Video Clips (Free)…
  • Why I'm Happy to NOT be a "Techie"

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Over the Moon for a Happy Chinese New Year The Ultra-Premium Mac Bundle: 8 Award-Winning Mac Apps Ft. ScreenFlow, Things, and DataRescue for 91% Off - Coupon Code to Drop Price to $39.99: ULTRAMAC5 The Macbook Pro Giveaway (Free) Jump Desktop for Mac: Connect to Any Computer in the World with This Secure and Reliable Remote Desktop App for 51% Off…
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  • Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review

    Chris Pirillo
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    This is the CPU where I unbox the collector’s edition of Disney Frozen Cereal and sip of the charming southern delicacy known as Cheerwine. Is it just me, or does Cheerwine sound like something that Hobbits would drink in the Shire? Those of ...continue reading The post Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • What’s the Best iPhone USB Cable Replacement?

    Chris Pirillo
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Vexed by the seemingly remiss habit of Apple to supply cables that don’t match devices with which they’re paired? Why does my space gray iPhone, for example, come with a generic white Lightning-to-USB cable? This CPU finds me in search of the best ...continue reading The post What’s the Best iPhone USB Cable Replacement? appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky Review

    Chris Pirillo
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Like spice? Maybe you’re a Sriracha or Tabasco fan. Some people go la la for Cholula, and if you’re one of ‘em, you might get a kick out of my Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky review in this Show & Tell video (even ...continue reading The post Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky Review appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • Star Wars Stuff Haul: A Collector’s Dream

    Chris Pirillo
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Been saving up some of my most recent Star Wars gifts and purchases for a haul in this Show and Tell, I have! Here’s a list of everything featured in this video: Funko POP Star Wars: Darth Vader Holographic (Paris Comics ...continue reading The post Star Wars Stuff Haul: A Collector’s Dream appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • Unboxing Dancing Groot and Pop Vinyl Collection Review

    Chris Pirillo
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    This CPU finds me hooked on a feeling… a feeling that I don’t have nearly enough Funko POP! Vinyl collectibles! But let me share a portion of my current collection with you — including my new Dancing Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy! Watch it ...continue reading The post Unboxing Dancing Groot and Pop Vinyl Collection Review appeared first on LockerGnome.
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Geeks

  • Differences between Under counter and Built in Wine Cooler

    Priya Sen
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    You can use both types of cooler either under counter or built in wine cooler for storing your collected wines. There are some distinctive features of both the cooling units, which help us to choose the right one. Both the cooling units have some pros and cons, after going through these we buy the cooling unit that we think proper. The built in wine cooling unit has many options to placement, but under counter or freestanding has not so many options to place. Image courtesy of Iamnee at The Features of Built in Wine Coolers If you have a large collection of wines then…
  • Rest In Peace Stuart Scott

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
  • Merry Xmas and A Happy New Year

    1 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Hope everyone had a fantastic christmas. And A very Happy New Year to everyone. I hope everyone's happy about the prospects for 2015 and all that may come to you. It's that time of year where everyone makes their New Years resolutions. What have you planned on doing for yourself this year? Exercise more? Eat less junk food? Give up smoking? Love more? Find that special job? Well whatever you've chosen to do, Make sure you plan it properly and stick with it. We all make plans for a reason and doing things differently is sometimes a hard thing to do. But if you persevere with it, then the…
  • 10 Spots in the World With NO Mobile Coverage!

    Lily Berns
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Probably, you’ve long been got used to the fact that you can use your phone virtually everywhere, wherever you are.  And what if we say that you can’t? There are several spots on the Earth where you won't have an opportunity to make or recieve a phone call, because even in XXI century there is no general mobile coverage! Kifuka, Democratic Republic of Congo Kifuka is a sparsely populated region in the D.R. of Congo, Africa. Located 300km south to the equator, it has tropical wet climate. It’s really hard to find more dangerous place in the world! One square kilometer receives 158…
  • This Is My Newest YouTube Video

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    This is my newest YouTube Video
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    O'Reilly News and Commentary

  • Experience Design Links and Fodder: February 27, 2015

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Each week our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below youll find their recent selections. You can get these and more in our weekly design newsletter. Tweet of the week Dear #UX designers …
  • Four short links: 27 February 2015

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    #NoEstimates — Allspaw also points out that the yearning to break the bonds of estimation is nothing newhes fond of quoting a passage from The Unwritten Laws of Engineering, a 1944 manual which says that engineers habitually try to dodge …
  • Startup Showcase winners reflect the data industrys maturity

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    At Strata + Hadoop World 2015 in San Jose last week, we ran an event for data-driven startups. This is the fourth year for the Startup Showcase, and its become a fixture of the conference. One of our early winners, …
  • How to build up to good CSS

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    A long time ago (circa 1999) a creative director tried very hard to convince me how great working in print design was compared to web design. One afternoon before a big event for a Fortune 100 company, she showed me …
  • Topic models: Past, present, and future

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    I dont remember when I first came across topic models, but I do remember being an early proponent of them in industry. I came to appreciate how useful they were for exploring and navigating large amounts of unstructured text, and …
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    O'Reilly Media, Inc. New Titles

  • Learning Tableau

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    In the professional world, it is very important to depict data and statistics visually. This is where Tableau steps in. It has emerged as a clear leader in data visualization because it translates one's actions into a database query, and expresses the response graphically. It also has the unique ability to do ad hoc analysis of millions of rows of data in just a matter of seconds with Tableau's Data Engine. Tableau is a rare software platform that is intuitive and even fun to use, which also enables you to dive deep into answering complex questions about your data. Starting with creating your…
  • Learning Three.js: The JavaScript 3D Library for WebGL

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Modern browsers support WebGL, which makes it possible to create 3D graphics in a browser without having to use plugins such as Flash and Java. Programming WebGL, however, is difficult, complex, and very difficult to debug. With Three.js, it is possible to create stunning 3D graphics in an intuitive manner using JavaScript, without the need to know for details of WebGL. Learning Three.js: The JavaScript 3D Library for WebGL is a practical, example-rich book that will help you learn all the features of Three.js. With this book, you'll learn to create and animate beautiful looking 3D scenes…
  • QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    QGIS is a cross-platform desktop application used for viewing, editing, and analyzing geospatial data. It combines the leading open source geospatial tools into one user-friendly desktop GIS package. Python is a scripting language that helps you automate tasks in QGIS. It turns QGIS inside out to become the most extensive standards-compliant geospatial library available. This book will teach you how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in QGIS. The introductory chapter is based on automating QGIS, which includes recipes for tasks such as installing…
  • Mastering Predictive Analytics with R

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    Predictive analytics, and data science more generally, are currently enjoying a huge surge in interest as predictive technologies such as spam filtering, text prediction, and recommendation engines have pervaded everyday life. For the successful predictive modeler, the statistical, machine learning, and computing backgrounds needed are often daunting, and it can be difficult to know how to progress beyond the basics. R offers a free and open source environment that is perfect for both learning and deploying predictive modeling solutions in the real world. With its constantly growing community…
  • Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your datacenters, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments. Reporting enables organizations to visualize their investments in the various technology solutions in use. Microsoft System Center provides organizations with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for their systems management. The ability to plan, create and deliver these high value reports based on these repositories is the core objective of this book. This hands-on cookbook will guide you through how to create…
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  • Make: JavaScript Robotics

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    JavaScript Robotics is on the rise. Rick Waldron, the lead author of this book and creator of the Johnny-Five platform, is at the forefront of this movement. Johnny-Five is an open source JavaScript Arduino programming framework for robotics. This book brings together fifteen innovative programmers, each creating a unique Johnny-Five robot step-by-step, and offering tips and tricks along the way. Experience with JavaScript is a prerequisite.
  • Hot Seat

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    The most mysterious role at a startup is that of the CEO. What exactly does the CEO do, anyway? The CTO builds the product. The VP Sales sells the product. But what is the CEO thing all about? Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Handbook pulls back the curtain on the executive suite. This may be the title held by Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg, but it’s also the title held by thousands of overconfident wantrepreneurs with starry eyes and little hope of success. This book is about what separates the successes from those who fall flat.
  • Data Science from Scratch

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    This is a first-principles-based, practical introduction to the fundamentals of data science aimed at the mathematically-comfortable reader with some programming skills.
  • Learning MySQL and MariaDB

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    With an easy, step-by-step approach, this practical guide shows programmers new to databases how to install, effectively use, and maintain MySQL and MariaDB. You’ll learn these database systems through real-world examples and many practical tips. Experienced web developers and programmers interested in adding MySQL to their skill sets will also find this book useful.
  • R Packages

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Packages are the fundamental units of reproducible R code. They include reusable R functions, the documentation that describes how to use them, and sample data. This practical book shows you how to turn your code into packages that others can easily download and use. By applying author Hadley Wickham’s philosophy of package development, you’ll learn to focus on what you want your package to do, rather than think about package structure.
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    Wrox: All New Titles

  • HTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery 24-Hour Trainer

    Dane Cameron
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
      Master web app development with hands-on practice and video demonstrationHTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery 24-Hour Trainer shows you how to build real-world HTML5 apps — both web-based and mobile — in combination with JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS/CSS3. You'll learn progressively more advanced skills as you work through the series of hands-on video lessons. Exercises and screencasts walk you step-by-step through the process of building web applications, Read More...
  • Beginning Spring

    Mert Caliskan, Kenan Sevindik, Rod Johnson (Foreword by), Jurgen Höller (Foreword by)
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
      Get up to speed quickly with this comprehensive guide to SpringBeginning Spring is the complete beginner's guide to Java's most popular framework. Written with an eye toward real-world enterprises, the book covers all aspects of application development within the Spring Framework. Extensive samples within each chapter allow developers to get up to speed quickly by providing concrete references for experimentation, building a skillset that drives successful Read More...
  • Professional Android Wearables

    David Cuartielles Ruiz, Andreas Goransson
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
      The fast and easy way to get up and running on Android wearablesWritten by an expert author team with years of hands-on experience in designing and building wearables, Professional Android Wearables covers how to use the Android Wear platform and other techniques to build real-world apps for a variety of wearables including smartbands, smartwatches, and smart glasses. In no time, you'll grasp how wearables can connect us to the Internet in more pervasive Read More...
  • Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job, 3rd Edition and Ace the Programming Interview: 160 Questions and Answers for Success

    John Mongan, Edward Guiness, Noah Kindler, Eric Giguère
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
      This ebook bundle is a 2-book set to prepare you for any programmer or developer job interview and prepare you for the success you need in your job search. The two included ebooks are:Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118-26136-1)In today's tight job market, competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition of a popular guide to programming interviews includes new code Read More...
  • Professional WordPress: Design and Development, 3rd Edition

    Brad Williams, David Damstra, Hal Stern
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
      The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition.Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest Read More...
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    Pixelated Geek

  • Dark Horse advises androids in “How To Pass As Human”

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    This October, in preparation for the inevitable takeover by our robot overlords, Dark Horse Comics endeavors to help androids and artificial intelligences hide among us with How to Pass as Human, an illustrated novel by the critically acclaimed author Nic Kelman.Read OnDark Horse advises androids in “How To Pass As Human”
  • Throne of Geekdom 2015 is coming!

    Anthony Silva
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    It’s that time once again, the king has lost his crown and the battle for the new ruler of will begin.  Starting Monday 64 brand new contenders will go head to head in an epic showdown for your affection, the character with the most love will move on until only one is left standing.  That one most beloved hero or heroine, villain or villainess will be crowned Ruler of Pixelated Geek and sit on the Throne of Geekdom until once again a new challenger appears. Read OnThrone of Geekdom 2015 is coming!
  • Movie Issues: The Stepford Wives

    Leland Pierce
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week Leland is once again in LA and gathered two of his best buddies to watch one of the worst movies ever made. 2004s The Stepford Wives. Frank Oz directs Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close in a remake of the 70s horror flick. This remake has no idea what it’s trying to be. A horror movie, a comedy or a combo of both. It’s literally two movie smashed together into one bad one. Please download and listen to find out how. Also, as it tends to happen sometimes, the audio in this gets rather loud at times as there was much…
  • PREVIEW: Thor Annual #1

    Anthony Silva
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week, star-studded creators unite to bring you three thunderous stories that should not be missed in THOR ANNUAL #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated issue featuring the can’t miss lineup of CM Punk, Rob Guillory, Noelle Stevenson, Marguerite Sauvage, Jason Aaron and Timothy Truman! First, wrestling superstar CM Punk makes his comic writing debut alongside Chew artist Rob Guillory for a tale of the brash, boisterous young Thor and his attempt to beat the devil at his own game – by drinking him under the table! Then, rising comic stars Noelle…
  • Review – Wildalone

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    According to the blurb on the cover, Krassi Zourkova’s Wildalone has everything I’m looking for in a romance novel: magic, music, angst, and lots of sex. A young woman travels to America and Princeton, tries to solve a mystery, ends up in a whirlwind romance with a handsome, mysterious fellow, and is tempted by his equally handsome and mysterious brother. I figured it’d be a fun read, nothing too serious, just lots of fantasy and passion. I was wrong. It’s a ridiculously infuriating book.Read OnReview – Wildalone
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    A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

  • Scaling by “delegation” isn’t good enough

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Founding a company is a selfish act. It will consume every waking moment for the next 1-10 years. It’s an act of defiance and irreverence towards competitors and the status quo. That matches well with the life of a 20-something — fueled by the energy of youth, too young to be jaded, with no financial or social dependents. Not all selfish acts are bad ones! Young founders may fancy themselves wizards of coding, design, and salesmanship, because they’re individually excellent; I did! But it should be obvious that those skills don’t imply they can build a team of 75…
  • Fermi estimation for startup business models

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Early in a company’s life, you don’t know anything. Often your best estimate of any metric or market behavior or business model component is at best accurate within a power of ten, for example “expected conversion rate between 0.5% and 5%” or “cost to acquire a customer between $50 and $500″ or “average monthly revenue per customer between $20 and $200.” Estimating with these extremely wide ranges can be surprisingly useful. In physics it’s called “Fermi Estimation.” It’s useful because it’s easy to get to a…
  • New Year’s Questions (neé Resolutions)

    27 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Do New Year’s resolutions work? Studies say “no.” Maybe asking good questions of yourself is a better way to lift your eyes to the horizon of possibilities for 2015. What good questions have you not taken the time to ask? For boot-strappers: How could you double your take-home profits without additional hires? (Hint: it’s usually increasing price, not cutting costs.) Since money is precious, it’s wise to save but unwise to save so much that it hurts the business, so what’s the single most impactful thing you could spend non-trivial money on? For example,…
  • The wrongness of relativism

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Instagram had 13 employees when they sold for a billion dollars. Was there any startup founder who didn’t feel depressed when that happened? Yes, depressed. All those years of toil and sacrifice, the pain of scaling a complex organization and a complex product, scratching and clawing for revenue growth month after month, and you’ll never have that sort of exit, and 26-year-old Kevin Systrom did it in only 2 years, with 13 buddies, with $0 in revenue, never having had to worry about gross margins or hiring at scale or making sales calls or running out of money. “It’s…
  • For marketing early startups: Deep, not wide

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Watch a bunch of interviews of founders of successful companies, and here’s what you don’t hear: We tried eight different marketing channels — AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, social media, events, retargeting, SEO, guest-posting, PR, and so on. All of them worked a little bit, so together it was substantial — a trickle from each that added up to a river. Then we optimized each of them, improving each a bit more every month, and sure enough revenue doubled every year. That’s never how it works. Spreading your precious money and even more…
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    kevin mullett

  • 2015 Super Social Bowl Infographic

    Kevin Mullett
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    every year I am on the lookout for how brands are using social media during the game, how they are leveraging it in their commercials, and what kind of gaffs they make while doing so. Below is a very quick and rough infographic I put together to help people with some social media tools to follow along with, and some of the hashtags where conversations will be happening.
  • Mom, He Keeps Retouching Me!

    Kevin Mullett
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    The next time you shake your head and say, "My photos never look like that." or "How in the world did they get that shot?" consider that the image likely didn't look that good right out of the camera and they didn't just GET that shot.
  • A Final, But Different, Perspective on the Facebook Copyright Status Hoax

    Kevin Mullett
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Despite the recent resurgence of that silly Facebook copyright status hoax that is making it's rounds again, and the many articles I've read on the subject, I haven't heard anyone comment on the points I am about to drop on you. Oh, I am sure many have thought about these points, but despite my better judgement I'm going to be the guy that says them.
  • 10 Marketing and Social Behaviors That Annoy People (Me)

    Kevin Mullett
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:06 am
    I firmly believe that people have had their fill of these tactics, and by people I mean me. Are you guilty?
  • My 5th Annual #Indiana’s Social Media Summit and SMackdown Nominees

    Kevin Mullett
    16 Dec 2013 | 2:39 pm
    It's not easy selecting a few people to highlight when your life is filled with many, but that is the task I finally could avoid no longer today. Nominations are due tonight, at midnight, for the 5th Annual #Indiana's Social Media Summit and SMackdown Awards.
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    her geek life

  • How to End an Emotional Affair

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Are you involved with an emotional affair and don’t know how to stop? End the infidelity and repair your relationship. Here’s how. Emotional infidelity usually starts out slyly, with an exchange of emails or a phone call. Perhaps there is a flirtation with someone in the office or attraction to an old friend. Soon what started as a simple friendship develops into something more: an emotional affair that can devastate a relationship. To make matters worse, sometimes the affair can take on a life of its own, leaving the participants feeling trapped and confused. If you’ve found…
  • Top Fashion Blogs to Follow

    Guest Post
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Keeping up with all of the latest fashion and current trends can be difficult sometimes. Fashion is constantly changing and what may have been huge a couple months ago, may have turned into last season in the blink of an eye. Thanks to the internet, we have so much information right at our fingertips, and it is no different with fashion. Blogging has become a huge phenomenon and gives us an unlimited number of resources for finding new ideas for fashion. There are thousands and thousands of fashion blogs from people all over the world. With so many blogs out there though, you are sure to find…
  • 5 Popular Wedding Ring Styles for 2014

    Guest Post
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    The big day is almost here and everything is more or less set for you both to tie the knot, all that needs to be done is to choose the perfect wedding rings. This can be a hard decision for many reasons but mainly because they need to appeal to both partners. Whatever style or trend that’s in, wedding rings always look amazing because of their wonderful meaning of eneternal love for one another. Here are five different styles that are set to be very popular throughout  2014. So if you are getting married this year and are yet to choose your rings, the following is a must read! Matching…
  • Easy Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Guest Post
    8 May 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Few things are as able to communicate your love and gratitude as effectively as a homemade gift. If you have young and perhaps ‘not quite so young’ children, now is the perfect holiday to get creative. If you are wondering what to make, look no further because we have some advice and it starts with fleece fabric. Fleece? Yes, that’s right: fleece. It’s easy to work with, durable and, best of all, doesn’t fray. That means that you can use it in a variety of craft projects and don’t have to worry about the seams. Best of all, all of the variety out there,…
  • Dress for Success for Less: When Renting Clothes Makes Sense

    Guest Post
    30 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Most of us live fairly normal lives, with mandatory attendance at a black tie event being rare, if it happens at all. But every so often, we find ourselves attending a funeral, a wedding, grand ball, or some other event at which we are expected – even required – to dress like landed gentry. For infrequent occasions such as this, it makes little sense to invest the hundreds of pounds that formal attire costs. Aside from the economic issue, who wants to be the object of snickering, catty comments like, “Oh, look! There’s Edna in her party dress.” Thankfully, one need not spend…
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    Nerd Reactor

  • Jem and the Holograms perform on stage in first official photo

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    There was a low-res image roaming around the net for Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms, a movie based on the ’80s cartoon. Now Universal Pictures has released a high-res photo featuring Hayley Kiyoko, Aubrey Peeples and Stefanie Scott. Chu is no stranger to directing a movie based on a popular kid’s franchise, since he also directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation. As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In…
  • Momoa says Zack Snyder is planning the DC cinematic universe

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    With the Marvel films, we have Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige planning the Marvel cinematic universe. (The man has definitely proven himself.) On the Warner Bros. and DC camp, who’s the one responsible for planning the DC cinematic universe? According to Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), it’s Zack Snyder. During the promotion of his series, The Red Road, Momoa tells EW about Snyder being in charge, how big his Aquaman role is in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and more. Momoa said, “There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that [Zack Snyder] is designing, and…
  • Black Widow and Nick Fury posters released for Avengers: Age of Ultron

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo have each revealed their respective character posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Iron Man is looking overwhelmed, and the Hulk is angry as usual. Next up we have Samuel L. Jackson releasing both character posters for his character, Nick Fury, and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Ultron and his army are definitely doing a number on the Avengers team. Check out the posters below. Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.
  • William Shatner, George Takei and other Star Trek cast members react to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

    Mike Villarreal
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    The geek world was shocked and saddened today as the news came out that Leonard Nimoy had passed away. Leonard had become a beloved TV icon for his portrayal of Spock in the long-running series, Star Trek. He was 83. Following the announcement, many of the actors that Leonard had the pleasure of working with during his six-decade career gave their condolences on the passing of their Starfleet brethren. Star Trek: Original Series William Shatner I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love. Nichelle Nichols  I am deeply saddened by the death…
  • Margot Robbie didn’t have to audition for Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn role

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Margot Robbie has been making the rounds promoting her new movie, Focus, with co-star Will Smith. They can also be seen together in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie from director David Ayer (Fury). In an interview with MTV News, the actress reveals how she got the role for the film. It turns out that she didn’t need to audition. The same goes for Will Smith. “I actually got offered this one, I didn’t audition, which is a real step up as an actor when you can get offered things,” Robbie said. She and Smith “didn’t have to do chemistry reads or anything like…
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    Geek Super

  • Adventure Time Game Wizard: Latest Interactive Game for iOS and Android

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    If you’re looking for an exciting new Android and iOS app for your child that will allow him to express his creativity and ideas, then you are in the right place. There’s a new interactive game that looks promising called “Adventure Time”. This amazing new app let kids draw and play at the same time … Continue The post Adventure Time Game Wizard: Latest Interactive Game for iOS and Android appeared first on Geek Super.
  • The Cardinal Game Jam – 10 Games that Rocked at the Event

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    The first ever game jam, hosted by Standford Cardinal was held on Saturday and Sunday the 1st and 2nd of November 2014. It was an opportunity for gamers and similar minded people to get together, share ideas and increase creativity. Attendees could play games, make games, or learn how to make games, the idea behind … Continue The post The Cardinal Game Jam – 10 Games that Rocked at the Event appeared first on Geek Super.
  • What is a Side-By-Side UTV?

    Abdul Rehman
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Side-by-side UTVs are increasing in popularity in both urban and rural areas, but it’s important to know what a UTV is and how it differs from an ATV in order to understand why they’re so popular. While both types of specialty vehicles are used for off-road purposes, and both are built and designed for use … Continue The post What is a Side-By-Side UTV? appeared first on Geek Super.
  • Top PlayStation Games You Shouldn’t Miss in 2015

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Sometimes we want to dive into unreal world of games that helps us relax and forget about the tedious and mundane daily routine. PlayStation games are made in realistic manner and create a feeling of absolute presence. Games turn us into risky and adventurous men. We don’t think about consequences of our behavior, because we … Continue The post Top PlayStation Games You Shouldn’t Miss in 2015 appeared first on Geek Super.
  • Print Your Next Object Using Recycled Plastics

    Abdul Rehman
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    Although recycling your bottles and cardboard can definitely help reduce waste, the materials go through a lengthy process before being reused in another form. With a recycle-ready 3D printer like the Ekocycle Cube, though, you have the satisfaction of knowing that around 25% of your printed object is made from used plastic bottles. They’re not … Continue The post Print Your Next Object Using Recycled Plastics appeared first on Geek Super.
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  • Nick Fury, Thor, and Black Widow Get Their Official AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Character Posters

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Following the release of Tony Stark/Iron Man, and the Hulk’s character posters, comes posters for Nick Fury, Thor, and Black Widow.Avengers: Age of Ultron hit’s theaters May 1stThe post Nick Fury, Thor, and Black Widow Get Their Official AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Character Posters appeared first on Geekasms.
  • Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    The New York Times has reported that Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy has passed away.Nimoy was best known for playing Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, which ran from 1967 to 1969 on CBS.  Along with the series, he appeared in numerous Star Trek films, including in the recent J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot films, and also appeared in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.Nimoy was hospitalized last week following complaints of chest pains.  According to the New York Times, and Nimoy’s wife Susan Nimoy, the official cause of death was COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary…
  • A Sneak Peek at AGENTS OF SHIELD’s Midseason Premiere

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    ABC has released the first clip from “Aftershocks” the March 3rd midseason premiere of Agents of SHIELD, featuring Coulson, May, Mr. Bakshi, and General Talbot.The post A Sneak Peek at AGENTS OF SHIELD’s Midseason Premiere appeared first on Geekasms.
  • A New Poster and Details for Marvel’s DAREDEVIL

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    Marvel has released a new poster for its upcoming Netflix series Daredevil, along with a motion poster for the series that debuts on April 10th.  Check them out! The evil that crowds Hell’s Kitchen gives me no alternative. #Daredevil— Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 26, 2015The post A New Poster and Details for Marvel’s DAREDEVIL appeared first on Geekasms.
  • Titan Comics First Look – DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #8

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Next Wednesday (March 4) sees the release of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor issue #8 by Robbie Morrison (2000AD) and artwork by Daniel Indro!STORY BY: Robbie Morrison ART BY: Daniel Indro COLORS BY: Slamet Mujiono COVER A BY: Verity Glass PUBLISHER: Titan Comics PAGECOUNT: 32 COVER PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, March 04, 2015“THEY SAY IF YOU’RE TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, YOU’RE SAVED FROM THE HORRORS OF WAR.”Trapped in a tunnel beneath No Man’s Land, the Doctor and the surviving soldiers under his protection fight for their lives – with open eyes!With…
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    Media Geeks

  • Best Picture Nominee Round-Up 2015

    Ryan S. Davis
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    I have been lucky enough again this year to have seen all of the Academy Award Best Picture nominees.  Because none of them got their own review, I am going to once again provide a short, one-paragraph review for all eight nominees in alphabetical order. American Sniper: The most financially successful movie to ever open wide in January, this is the most widely-seen nominee.  It can be political, but no matter your leanings, there’s something here to support your point of view.  Which in a way, means it feels free of political motive.  It’s got something for everyone, unless…
  • Star Wars Battle Pod

    Christopher Kirkman
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:14 pm
    In 1983, to coincide with the (then) final chapter of one of the biggest film franchises in history, arcades across the country prominently featured both stand up and sit down versions of Atari’s Star Wars Arcade Game. It’s a first person, on-rails shooter that places the player in the shoes of Luke Skywalker as he pilots his X-wing Fighter through a barrage of Tie Fighters, hostile artillery towers and finally down the iconic Death Star Trench in glorious color vector graphics. I loved it. Still do. Home versions have never been able to do it justice because of its unique yoke…
  • Jupiter Ascending

    Ryan S. Davis
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm
    You know how when you love something, it’s rarely because it’s perfect?  If you really love something, you can still recognize its flaws and accept them as part of the whole.  That’s generally how I feel about the Wachowski siblings’ films.  Everyone loves The Matrix, of course, but I even like the sequels–part 3 moreso than part 2.  And I totally dug Speed Racer, and thought Cloud Atlas was one of the top 5 movies of 2012.  So you have a good sense of where I’m coming from.   Their latest sci-fi epic is called Jupiter Ascending, and like a lot of…
  • Into The Woods

    Todd Lipska
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    It was in the late 90’s that I found out about Into The Woods; A musical where a few fairy tales are intermixed within the same world: Little Red Riding Hood on her way to her grandmother’s, Jack and his beanstalk, Cinderella and others. The original version I saw contained Tony Award winning actresses Joanna Gleeson and Bernadette Peters. That being said, it’s a high standard to live up to.   One of the benefits of movie musicals is the ability to extend the realism from a stage with a forest backdrop to an entire countryside. Along with the great performances, the…
  • Dracula Untold

    Ryan S. Davis
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    There is never a shortage of vampire movies, especially these days.  Just in time for Halloween comes another attempt at bringing back the original vampire, Dracula himself.  Unlike many Dracula movies, this one actually succeeds at bringing something new and worthwhile to the table.   The first sign of something new is the setting, sometime in the 1400s, I believe.  Dracula is simply known as Vlad, a human who has been trained especially well at fighting and killing from growing up in the army.  So there is a lot of medieval armor and clothing and fighting; it looks more like Lord…
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  • Godspeed Leonard Nimoy

    Kreg Steppe
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Thanks for being such a big part of all of our lives. You will be missed! #RipLeonardNimoy “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” ~ J.M. Barrie  
  • Technorama Ep428: Some people just want to watch the world burn in

    Kreg Steppe
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Coming up in this episode… Lost Stories Magic 8-Ball Video Game Cartridges Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What would you build out of a Raspberry Pi? Mad Marv:I would try replacing the Debian server at my office with a Raspberry Pi.  The server runs DHCP and DNS for the office, and is also a dumb file server.  I’d like to try separating the network services and have the Debian server as a backup. On This Day In History for February 25, 2015 This is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • Technorama Ep427: Rank and File

    Kreg Steppe
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Coming up in this episode… 5 finger Neil Skynet Mel Brooks Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback VM from Zhadum (3 parts) VM from Jack Jaffe Backseat games Man in the High Castle Feedback from Steve Ly Just watched the first episode and I want to see more! What sucks is that there will be some dependency on the reviews of the episode to make a decision on whether to pick it up the show to not. The problem is how do you write a review of any substance based on one episode? I hope it gets picked up. Thanks, Steve On This…
  • New hosting

    Chuck Tomasi
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    FYI – this past weekend we changed hosting systems. Ultimately, this saves us money and increases our support longevity with our provider. We believe we got all the technical issues resolved in the migration (huge thanks to Kreg) and appreciate you letting us know if we missed anything. Thanks.
  • Technorama Ep426: Lunar Realtors

    Kreg Steppe
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Coming up in this episode and not necessarily related… Red Skull Doctor Who Birthday Party Clowns Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email – Mark in Memphis: When you mentioned in the History segment about Opal Motors and you said your brother had an Opal GT, it brought to mind a bumper sticker I saw on one: When I grow up, I was to be a Corvette Always wanted one… Have a marvy day, MiM Email – Doug in AU: Just looking at the list of every time travel movie – they have the American remake…
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    Darling Stewie

  • Adventures on Twitch with Stewie

    Leslie Hunsinger
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    I had intended to start streaming play throughs of PC games a while back, to be precise at the beginning of January, when the IGGPPC theme for January was revealed as Retro Video Games, but it’s taken me the whole … Continue reading →
  • Kawaii Chibi Portraits by Yokokins

    Leslie Hunsinger
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    As a gift to my co-staffers at the IGGPPC, I was seeking out someone to do custom portraits for our staff page. Lucky for me, my pal Mia came to the rescue and told me about Lisa, aka Yokokins, and … Continue reading →
  • Kawaii Flowers from Pro Flowers

    Leslie Hunsinger
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day to all my lovely blog readers! One of my favorite perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to parter with fantastic people, and one of those people happens to be peoples – the peoples at ProFlowers! … Continue reading →
  • Stewiebounding! My adventures in Everyday Cosplay and Disneybounding: January 2015

    Leslie Hunsinger
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    My love of cosplay runs pretty deep. But the cost and time I would have to spend to cosplay as often as I want too is just too much of a demand – so I figured I’d try something a … Continue reading →
  • 5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fandom Accessories I Own

    Leslie Hunsinger
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    This week’s edition of 5 Fandom Friday celebrates Fandom Accessories. Accessories are the little things in our life that make it easy to incorporate our love of our fandoms fully into our world. Every where you look – in your … Continue reading →
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    Geeks Zine

  • 10 Freelance Websites to Find Web And Graphic Design Jobs

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    If you’re a web designer or graphic designer searching for new freelance projects to work on then it can be difficult knowing where to look to find the best opportunities. Helpfully there are some brilliant sites that operate on advertising either design jobs or just freelance jobs so that you can easily find the projects […] Read more: 10 Freelance Websites to Find Web And Graphic Design Jobs
  • Most Brilliant Online Photo Editors for Photographers & Designers

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Whether you’re a beginner and just want to retouch a photo before posting to Facebook, or an advanced user familiar with programs like Photoshop, online photo editors can be a quick and simple way to create the images you want. While many have paid options, the majority have great free features that can rival paid […] Read more: Most Brilliant Online Photo Editors for Photographers & Designers
  • How To Record iPhone and iPad Screen from iOS 8 – Apps to Record iOS Device Screens

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    There are a number of reasons why you may want to record your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device running iOS 8- as an app developer to record and share video demos of your app, if you’d like to show someone how to do something on the device, or if you want to share gameplay […] Read more: How To Record iPhone and iPad Screen from iOS 8 – Apps to Record iOS Device Screens
  • Top 4 Features Of the Upcoming Windows 10

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Windows 10 was announced a few weeks ago and already people are rather excited for the biggest update since the questionable Windows 8 was announced. Windows 8 was received to mix-reviews with some critics saying it transitioned Microsoft and Windows into the modern design era with a flatter and squarer design, a style choice a […] Read more: Top 4 Features Of the Upcoming Windows 10
  • 10 Awesome Android & iOS Apps to Help You Get A Better Nights Sleep

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you take a long time to get to sleep at night, often sleep lightly or wake up feeling grumpy in the morning then it may be worth looking at apps which will relax you and help your quality of sleep. There are a number of phyiscal and mental benefits to getting the best possible […] Read more: 10 Awesome Android & iOS Apps to Help You Get A Better Nights Sleep
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    The Talking Geek

  • A Couple Thoughts on Current Oil Prices

    Kyle Souza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Saturday morning I filled up my tank at $1.999/gal and on Monday night It was $2.069/gal, still a good price but up about 15 cents from it’s lowest point. Let’s talk for a minute about prices going down and about them going back up. I want to talk about the effects on people of it going down and when/why it is/will go up. If you want to learn about why it went down there are tons of articles about that all over the internet from some pretty good sources, like WSJ. Let me give you a little background, first, I am in the oil & gas industry, specifically upstream, and have been for…
  • Cards One Comic Book “Grab Bags” from Dollar Tree, Part 1

    Kyle Souza
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    I hit up dollar stores every once in a while for different things.  I had never seen comic books before, but then the Dollar Tree by me had these two-packs!  Now, I love coming through dollar bins (or quarter bins, or whatever price-bin it may be) for comics, especially One-Shots and cover art that catches my eye.  So when I could tell there were some books I’d enjoy at the price of “Two for $1″ I couldn’t say no.  Each bag contained a trading card as well, mostly from the movie “baby”, which I have not seen yet; but it is about dinosaurs so I will be…
  • Free Star Wars Comic Books

    Kyle Souza
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Okay, the title really doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but there’s more to it than just that half a sentence. Those who know me know I love Star Wars (I’ve already talked about it a couple times on here, namely this time and this other time; February is also a special month for me – My family was REALLY into Groundhog Day growing up.  So I am meshing them together by giving away free Star Wars stuff this February.  Here’s a three-minute video congratulating last month’s winner on a copy of Gotham by Gaslight and an explanation of this…
  • Astonishing Tales One Shots (Spider-Woman)

    Kyle Souza
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    This is a fun little story (10 pages including front and back covers) about an evening in the life of Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, as a private investigator in Hollywood.  I won’t ruin it with any spoilers, but will say, there are some vampires.  Side note, it was released in 2009 and is set before the Secret Invasion storyline.  You get that iconic Spider-hero line “No one ever looks up.” which always makes me smile.  After I read that for the first time I started looking up more, it really is interesting what you see sometimes (have yet to see Spider-Man, Arachne,…
  • Gotham by Gaslight

    Kyle Souza
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    WARNING: I TRIED NOT TO, BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE FINAL PARAGRAPH (but nothing that harms your enjoyment of this awesome story) To enter to win the copy of Gotham by Gaslight I display in the video:  subscribe to this blog and comment on this blog post. The winner will be announced in about one month when I post another “Comic Book Review” and do another giveaway (there may be other videos, even other Comic Book Review videos, without an announcement, but there is only one each month with a giveaway). This book is awesome. Let’s start with the cover,…
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    Agents of Geek

  • Helen Slater and Dean Cain Join CBS’ SUPERGIRL

    Christina Janke
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Exciting news for long-time fans of the Man of Steel and his many spinoffs! DC Comics just announced that CBS’ upcoming Supergirl television series just added Helen Slater and Dean Cain to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Universal Pictures Releases First Hi-Res Pic of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

    Christina Janke
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    A low resolution image from the upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie surfaced earlier this week, giving us our first, albeit pixelated, glimpse of what to expect in this live-action revival of our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

    Christina Janke
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” This is a sad day, my fellow Agents. It is with a heavy heart that we come to you to say that Leonard Nimoy, most famously known as Mr.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Triple Dose of New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Posters! Nick Fury, Thor, Black Widow!

    Rafael Berrios
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Actor Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Fury himself, took to Twitter today to reveal three more Avengers: Age of Ultron posters. Check out Nick Fury, Thor and Black Widow. Marvel is on a roll with these... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Hulk Poster [Updated]

    Rafael Berrios
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Update: Bruce Banner/Hulk actor, Mark Ruffalo, took to Twitter about an hour before the official Avengers account to share the Hulk poster. Same as Robert Downey Jr. with the Iron Man poster.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Technology & Gadget Blog

  • ​The Smartphone: Revolutionizing the Way We Communicate

    Rob Boyle
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Original article on GHL website - ​The Smartphone: Revolutionizing the Way We Communicate Tablets and laptops might still be the personal computers of choice but in recent years they are being outpaced by smartphones. A quarter of the world’s population are smartphone users and that figure is set to increase to two billion by 2016, and in today’s always-connected society, having access to the internet on-the-go is a major attraction. Online capabilities Getting online to browse the net, sending emails and using social networking means that smartphones have changed the way we now…
  • How a leased line can help transform your business

    Rob Boyle
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Original article on GHL website - How a leased line can help transform your business A consumer broadband connection at home is usually good enough for what you need it to do – send emails, post on Facebook or maybe stream a movie. However in the world of business sometimes this broadband just doesn’t cut it. If your company has different locations and offices in different parts of the world you’re going to need something faster and more reliable. When it comes to video conferencing calls, uploading large files and using data at peak times – leased line connections are the only…
  • Top games inspired by TV shows

    Rob Boyle
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Original article on GHL website - Top games inspired by TV showsTop games inspired by TV shows Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. There seems to be no shortage of crazy ideas for video games, and when you consider that two of the biggest ever titles were focused on the lead characters of a slightly tubby Italian plumber called Mario and a blue spherical hedgehog called Sonic, it’s no surprise that developers are seeking ever more wild sources of inspiration. However, there is one area that games makers keep returning to and that is the TV series tie-in. There’s…
  • Calling All Designers for the 2015 Honor Smartphone Design Competiton.

    Rob Boyle
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Original article on GHL website - Calling All Designers for the 2015 Honor Smartphone Design Competiton. Honor is looking for designers to help re-imagine the icons, wallpaper and back cover for their latest flagship device the Honor 6. For all the details and a chance to enter the competition with a 1st prize of £3,000, Honor 6, accessories pack and more: Click on the link enter Honor Design Competition 2015. If you know a designer who this will be really suited to entering this great competition please forward them details of the competition. What is the Honor 6 The Honor 6 is a smartphone…
  • 15 Amazing Facts about NFC Payments

    Rob Boyle
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Original article on GHL website - 15 Amazing Facts about NFC PaymentsNFC – or Near Field Communication payments are literally the wave of the future. While there is an NFC payment thrust in the mobile phone industry, there is slow, but steady acceptance of NFC payments in the retail arena too.   Image Credits: Here are some things you may not know about NFC payments – but it’s still early days and it’s never too late to learn! NFC technology allows two NFC-enabled devices to exchange data at the distance of a mere few inches. NFC technology is completely wireless. NFC…
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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) Review

    Mark Pellegrini
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    You’d think that the co-writer of the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre would be the ideal individual to write and direct a sequel to that film, but you’d be wrong. Dead wrong. Even considering the troubled release and multiple re-cuts of the film, there is simply no excuse for just how bad Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation really is. By a wide margin it is the worst installment in the franchise, and that is a stellar accomplishment, because the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series is full of some pretty fucking terrible sequels. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation…
  • Panels in Poor Taste: 2/27/15 – Colonoscopies and Drinking Contests

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    Batman #39 Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Greg Capullo Dog: “Okay, I need someone from the audience to give me a location, a cutting implement, and an extremity you wouldn’t want brutally severed. Just shout it out!” Dave: Alfred at once became more interesting AND less handsy. Nick: Add in Jamie Lannister and Rick Grimes and we’ve got ourselves the best one-handed crossover that will ever be made. Joe Frankenstein #1 Written by Graham Nolan & Chuck Dixon | Art by Graham Nolan Dave: I hate when they put too much garlic on things too, emo vampire lady. Dog: I think this…
  • Is It Good? Effigy #2 Review

    Jordan Richards
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    See all reviews of Effigy (2)The first issue of Effigy introduced us to child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returning to her home town to discover a murder identical to one that took place in an episode of her former TV show, Star Cop. The second issue sees Chondra teaming with a homicide detective to piece together the clues. Is it good? Effigy #2 (Vertigo Comics) Buy From Amazon So Chondra’s first big case is a bit of doozy: A mummified body buried at Effigy Mound with a tattoo of the Star Cop logo is on the victim’s back. It’s an odd case, but things only get stranger when she…
  • Southern Cross Interview: Becky Cloonan & Andy Belanger Talk World Building, Science Fiction and Procrastination

    David Brooke
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    How often does #1 mean anything on the cover of a comic book nowadays? So often it’s there to signify a new story arc or simply a way to grab readers’ attention. Thankfully Image Comics has continued to honor the sanctity that is the #1: Image has been featuring stunning new original works from creative teams at such a breakneck pace for so long now I can’t remember a month there wasn’t a brand new series with original characters and story beats. It’s a great time to be alive if you love science fiction, brand new stories or at the very least writer/artist…
  • Is It Good? Men of Wrath #5 Review

    John F. Trent
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    See all reviews of Men of Wrath (1)Jason Aaron and Ron Garney’s closing issue keeps vengeance front and center with plenty of violence to go around. Is it good? Men of Wrath #5 (Icon) Buy From Amazon The opening page of the issue delivers an immediate shock, hooking you. The next page delivers an emotional blow shattering your hope and bringing forth an overwhelming feeling of outrage mixed with sadness. This emotion lingers throughout the rest of the issue connecting you to Ira Rath in a way that never occurred in the previous issues. However, Aaron does try to temper the emotion with the…
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  • December 2014 Newsbytes archive

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Contributors this month include dronon, Equivamp, Fred, GreenReaper, InkyCrow, mwalimu, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe and Ringtailed Fox. read more
  • Upcoming furry comics for March 2015

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Furry comics to appear in the top 100 bestsellers list for November 2014 include: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #25 at 90, Rocket Raccoon #5 at 24, and Guardians of the Galaxy #21 at 16. read more
  • November 2014 Newsbytes archive

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Contributors this month include dronon, Fred, GreenReaper, InkyCrow, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe and RingtailedFox. read more
  • Comparison of furry website HTTPS configurations

    Rakuen Growlithe
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Security is necessary for one's own protection, both offline (to protect one's physical safety and possessions) and online (protecting identity, money and, as the our digital and real lives become more integrated, even physical possessions). Our own behaviours and security systems need to work together to be effective. It's no good having the latest burglar alarm, strong locks on your doors and a security gate if one leaves the door wide open. Similarly, it's great to lock the door each time one goes out - but if that door is secured solely by a latch, it won't be effective. As I've given…
  • Upcoming furry comics for February 2015 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Rocket Raccoon and Squirrel Girl have ongoing comic book series. That is all. read more
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    The Verbal Spew Review

  • [NEWS] The Sunday Spew (22nd February 2015)

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    I’m about as rusty as one of Salad Finger’s rusty spoons (don’t look that up), but I can’t let the first Sunday of one of my periodic returns pass without attempting a Sunday Spew. No time for foreplay either, so just assume the position and brace yourself, blog. — ALIEN! – So by far the biggest news for me this week was Neill Blomkamp and the confirmation of his Alien involvement. Tongues were set a-wagging when the District 9 writer and director posted some beautiful Alien concept art on his Instagram account, and following a series of small internet…
  • [FILM] Fifty Shades of Grey

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The date is February 14th, the year 2015. All across the land bored housewives and desperate singletons experience an intense frothing of the private parts as they flock to cinemas to watch a modern masterpiece that is heralded as being the epitome of romance. The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon continues as its cinematic instalment is unapologetically unleashed upon those of us who have read more than four books in our lives, and wholeheartedly welcomed with open arms and legs by those who haven’t. You may wonder, considering my obvious distaste, why I would subject myself not just to…
  • [GAME] My Eyes, The Goggles Do Nothing.

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    If I were a mother and my blog was my child Social Services would have taken it away from me a long time ago. Luckily, something arrived in the mail today that could potentially replace said child. I’ll just leave this here… I will be secretly filming every single person who stops by to try it. I’ll be back soon. V.  
  • Chats With Dad

    20 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    As I was spending some quality time with the old man watching the World Cup last Sunday, which also happened to be Father’s Day, I noted, rather belatedly, that many blogs were doing something special to mark the occasion. So, at half-time, I decided to interview my own father and get his very “unique” take on the world of film. Armed with my phone to record his pearls, I set to asking him a few questions about his personal favourites. For the faint of heart I must caution, however. Those of you who believe my sense of political correctness to be sorely lacking, I must warn…
  • [FILM] A Million Ways To Die In The West

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:26 am
    “I know this is going to sound a little harsh, but I find MacFarlane funnier when I can’t see him.” Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is a pretty useless sheep farmer who lives in Arizona circa 1882. He despises the frontier and decries the poor conditions at every opportunity. He’s so consumed with hate for where he lives that it seems to have stifled his ambition, and all he wants to do is bitch and moan. Things get so bad that his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) dumps him within the first five minutes of the film. He goes boozing with his pals Edward (Giovanni…
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    Am I A Geek?

  • Please Do Not Destroy Earth!

    2 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    Do or Die You have three hundred words to justify the existence of your favorite person, place, or thing. Failure to convince will result in it vanishing without a trace. Go!   Please do not destroy Earth. It is the only planet humans are compatible with. We can’t survive anywhere else. It has beautiful mountains, vast oceans and a huge number of different species that live here. I know we destroy it ourselves at times but I’m sure we will learn sooner or later and we will take good care of it. After all, it is the only county we are capable of inhabiting.   The human species is…
  • Forced to Learn; Unlocking my Potential

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Teacher’s Pet Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?   I had this teacher back when I was in Year Four (4th Grade for my American friends), this real cool teacher. I imagine him wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses when I think back, although he wore no such thing. I guess it could be because he was quite young… probably in his mid 20’s. For some reason, I remember him as this image although he looked nothing like this.   Anyways, this guy treated us kids…
  • How to Ruin a Geek’s Life

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Embrace the Ick Think of something that truly repulses you. Hold that thought until your skin squirms. Now, write a glowing puff piece about its amazing merits.   Now I am a pretty tolerant guy and there is hardly anything that I completely lose my head about. Some of the things that annoy me are arrogance, ignorance and not taking responsibility for your actions. The ‘Ick’ I am going to talk about can is related to the latter two on the list of three.   Imagine there is a T.V. Show you are really excited about and are just coming up to the season finale or a movie that…
  • The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
      Enough Is Enough When was the last time you were ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Did you end up letting go, or decided to fight on anyway?   I say this in the most metaphorical way possible because I despise the cold with a passion. Almost as passionately as I hate the fog… I say almost but it’s not quite there yet. I often come close to boiling point as I can easily get frustrated but that is usually during the beginning of an argument but if I hold on for that initial moment, I realise that I settle down and begin to see things more logically, become…
  • The Tale of Desperado: The Unfortunate Problem

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Once Upon a Time Tell us about something that happened to you in real life last week — but write it in the style of a fairy tale. (This is a story about me and my struggles with ‘attention deficit disorder’.)   Once upon a time there was a young man. This man seemed normal to the eye but if you were to see into his mind, he was the very most peculiar. You see, this man had a brain that worked around the clock; tick tock, tick tock. It was like it was made of gears that continued to pull and grind, not giving the brain a moment to rest. It was because of this unfortunate…
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    The Geekiary

  • Naruto Shippuden 18×401 Review: The Ultimate

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The Naruto Shipudden anime is currently running a filler arc. Even though I’m not a fan of Naruto filler, especially of ones done in the middle of the canon Ninja World War, I have to admit I’m enjoying them immensely. This week’s episode, “The Ultimate”, was all about Rock Lee and had an awesome taijutsu battle. The timing might not be perfect, but showing how Naruto’s comrades ended up becoming Chunin while he was away is a nice plot for filler. I wasn’t expecting Sakura to join Ino and Choji’s team in order to enter the Chunin Exams. For some reason, I always thought the…
  • Walker Stalker Con Chicago 2015: Convention Highlights

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Last weekend, I attended a Walker Stalker convention for the first time. The two-day event spanned from Saturday to Sunday and was held in a convention room at Chicago’s Navy Pier. I didn’t know what to expect before going there, especially since I’m relatively new to The Walking Dead fandom. Little did I know that I was going to learn and experience a lot more than just facts about the television show, the comics, or the zombie apocalypse during my time there. During the convention, I was able to attend three full panels. On Saturday, the panel that I went to was one…
  • Serial Fiction: Ash & Flame, Episode 1 Review

    Daniel Ausema
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:41 am
    The first episode of Wilson Geiger‘s serial fiction story, Ash and Flame, opens with Ren and his daughter Emma crossing a post-apocalyptic United States. It feels familiar, comfortably so. The fear is well evoked, and that particular sense of the past that forms the best post-apocalyptic stories, a broken sort of nostalgia, fills the scenes.Ren’s love for Emma pairs with his desperate search for safety and a rumored place called “Haven.” All they can find are trailers that they hope are empty and scavenged food. As the opening scenes wrap up, a reader wouldn’t be…
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter 1×08 Review: Valediction

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    The season finale of Agent Carter made me cry. I’m woman enough to admit it. I don’t cry often, but damn. I feel I should preface my review with this before I begin, just as a warning. Whenever they drag out the memory of Steve for Peggy it is sure to make even the toughest guy fall apart, but then you add Howard Stark and his regret into the mix… Seriously, Marvel, what are you trying to do to us?! It’s bad enough that we have her loss. Now we know Howard’s biggest regret (at least up until that point in his life) was failing Cap. I think it gives a lot more power to the Tony…
  • Meet Me At My Webcam: Gay Characters on ‘The Walking Dead’

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
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    Fangirl Review

  • Captain America: Civil War

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
       SONY and Marvel team-up for Captain America 3 bringing us the civil war storyline and if Captain America: The Winter Soldier( which I watch over and over on 3D Blu-Ray) was any indication then you know this will be EPIC on so many levels providing that both entities can agree on Spider-man’s role. Speaking of “role” with Andy Garfield gone (Good Rittens), the person playing Spider-Man is still up for grabs with rumors of Teen-wolf and Percy Jackson alum being considered to takeover. (Details in previous post) Spider-Man is crucial character if you are familiar with the…
  • Who should be the next Spider Man?

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:33 pm
    MCU Spider-Man  With Tobey Maguire’s finished cinematic trilogy and the end of Andy Garfield’s reboot, who will replace Peter Parker?  Fan picks and rumors are all abuzz as Captain America: Civil Wars is slated for theatric release in May of 2016.      First Round Draft Picks for Peter Parker   Dylan O’BrienThe 23 year old Teen Wolf- Alumn (Patiently waiting for Season 5) makes a convincing argument by playing Stiles alone. Paired with his starring role in Maze Runner and its sequel Maze Runner:Scorch Trials, we know he is ready to expand on the…
  • Gold Mario amiibo coming soon!

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition available on March 20 exclusively at Walmart Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96. Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible…
  • Howard the Duck #1 available in March

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    He’s a person just like we are….only he’s also a duck. For the first time ever, sit back, relax and be transported into the world of Howard the Duck as only Marvel and Graphic Audio could present. This exclusive first LISTEN brings to life, in a whole new audio medium that lets you know THE QUACK IS BACK! Don’t miss the ongoing adventures of Howard T. Duck, Private Investigator as he gumshoes his way through the Marvel Universe in HOWARD THE DUCK #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this March! WAUGH!HOWARD THE DUCK #1Written by CHIP ZDARSKYArt & Cover by JOE…
  • New POWERS behind-the-scenes video!

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    POWERS: An Inside Look, a new behind-the-scenes video, takes you on location for an up close and personal look at the cast and crew working to bring this unique vision to life. Actors Sharlto Copley (Christian Walker), Susan Heyward (Deena Pilgrim), Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe), Michelle Forbes (Retro Girl), writer and show runner Charlie Huston, and co-creators Bendis and Oeming offer insight into the production and the world of POWERS itself. Whether you’ve never heard of POWERS or you’re an ardent fan of the comics anticipating the premiere, don’t miss POWERS:…
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  • Lightning Cosplay by MadnessGottaBody

    Azure Knight
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    MadnessGottaBody definitely has got the body to of a Final Fantasy Character!! Sorry for the bad pun, but she is pretty fit and it definitely shows in her Lightning Cosplay which is gorgeous. I believe her sword was the Flamberge, which has been in several games including FF13, but don't quote me on that. Regardless though, a good cosplay is good so sword accuracy be damned. Anyway check out the gallery, and her deviantart page for her other cosplays like her Riku From FF10. Source:
  • Total War: Attila – Machinima Trailer

    Azure Knight
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    Youtubers Wolfman & Kaisa have released their own version of a trailer for Total War: Attila. The game just released today so for those of you on the fence about buying it, here is one more video to help make up your mind. The cinematography was pretty good so kudos to Kaisa for that, and I hope to see more machinina from you guys in the future. The video is best seen in 1080 of course, so don't forget to change the settings before watching. Let me know in the comments what you think about the video. Source:
  • Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical

    Azure Knight
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Geekenders is a theater group that creates musicals, variety shows, plays, etc. and all of these events are based around geek-themed ideas like Star Wars, Doctor Who or in this case Portal 2. They have a behind the scenes video on their youtube channel so you can get an idea of how it would be live but they also have plenty of well done photographs like the ones above to really give a sense of what it is. Passionate geeks and gamers like the Geekenders who can blend the arts and make it geek-centric are awesome by default so I tip my hat off to them. Also If you happen to be in the area for a…
  • Destiny Lore: Crota, The Light Eater by TerraMantis

    Azure Knight
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Youtuber TerraMantis created this video on Crota, The Light Eater, a character in the lore of Destiny. TerraMantis gives good pace to his storytelling, which is paramount in keeping the interest of his listeners. Now you may not understand what's going on if you haven't played the game, but check out the video to see if maybe you can get the idea of the world that Bungie is trying to built. TerraMantis also has other videos on Destiny that you might find interesting, especially if this is your game of choice, so check his channel out. What do you think about the lore of Destiny though? Is it…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day from Gamehowl!

    Azure Knight
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! I wanted to write you a Thank You post rather than a art one(but I got you a nice piece of artwork anyway :D). Honestly though, I just wanted to say thank you to all of our readers and visitors for checking out this blog! It doesn't matter if you check everyday, once a week or if this is your first time here, we are just glad that you came by. I hope to continue to add more features that everyone will enjoy while they are on GH, because I don't want this to be 'just another blog'. I am hoping to make this a community full of creative people and talent, and you…
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    Geeks On Site

  • Windows 10 and its new features!

    3 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Microsoft disclosed that Windows 10 is showcasing many new features in the latest version of the operating system. Windows 10 will be free, for the first years, for existing users running versions of the Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Phone. Microsoft will support the upgrade for the “lifetime of the device.”  One of the most important statements was a new web browser for Windows 10, which will be available on PCs, tablets and phones. It will bring back the “Start Menu”, but it will also have a full-screen mode that includes more of the Windows 8 Start screen. Microsoft is also…
  • Recent Studies Show that Active Seniors Are Expected to Increase Online Usage in 2015

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    PCs seen as key Web connector for older Americans, with tablets on the rise, says Geeks on Site CEO January 22, 2015, Miami, Florida - Increases in computer usage and online access among older Americans 55+ are expected in 2015. The device of choice for Americans aged 65 or older is still the desktop PC. Mobile phones and tablets are increasing in usage among Boomers as well. Active seniors are deepening their use of computers and digital tools, according to the Pew Research Center, and the outlook is robust for older Americans’ increased digital connectivity in 2015. Growth in the…
  • Top 7 Strategic Technology Trends For 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    1. The Internet of Things (IoT): IoT is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices (including smart objects), within the existing internet infrastructure. Current IoT existing examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that utilize Wi-Fi for remote monitoring. The IoT will be the focus of digital business products and processes in industrial and operational contexts. 2. Advanced, Pervasive, Invisible Analytics: Analytics will continue to grow propelled by the Internet of Things, creating large pools of data. Every app will need to be an…
  • Essential tips to consider when buying a laptop!

    5 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There are many different laptop sizes, features and prices, which makes it a challenge to pick the appropriate one based on your needs. Follow these tips that can help you make the right decision when buying a laptop: 1. USE: All-Purpose: to do a little bit of everything you can consider anything from an inexpensive 15-incher to a lightweight 11- or 13-inch system. Business/Productivity: to write and edit texts, manipulate spreadsheets and create presentations, you’ll want a laptop with a good keyboard, durable design and sharp screen. Gaming: to play high-end games, go for a laptop with a…
  • ATTENTION: New computer virus locks files and demands payment!

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    It’s called the CryptoLocker 2.0. It blocks users from accessing their files, steals valuable information, and then makes you pay to get it back. You accidentally click a bad link on the web and then you’re encouraged to download Adobe Flash. Once it’s on your computer it spreads and then locks you out. Your files are locked away using ‘bank-level’ encryption, so even with the most advanced technology, it could take decades to decrypt. Once you’re infected, keep in mind that the only way to get access to your files is to pay up. Depending on how valuable…
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    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast

  • Episode 60--Babe 3: Pig in a Blanket!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    The HOBI gang welcomes film critic, Jeff Morris, aka Jimbo Morrison, back into the studio to discuss all things Oscars!  Morris discovers he has a knack for picking Academy Award winners much more than Golden Globe winners and the guys try to determine what Neil Patrick Harris was doing.  The gang tries to make sense of Battle Queen 2020 in the latest Plotlines! and discover other "serious" films in the same genre.  Blake is smitten with the Mortal Kombat soundtrack and the guys talk their favorite baseball players!  The gang close out the show with their Top 5 Best…
  • Episode 59---Still Without Tara Reid

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:06 pm
    The HOBI Gang is in the studio and is joined by movie critic, Jeff Morris!  Morris discusses all his picks for this year's Oscars and is attempting to redeem himself after the Golden Globes debacle!  The gang tries to figure out the plot to Bad Johnson and for some reason their minds travel down a dirty road.  Blake, Jeff and Jason can't get enough of the Saturday Night Live Reunion show and wonder how low Mortdecai can fall! The guys rank their Top 5 Most Underrated Films and to no one's surpise, Jeff picks a "classic"!
  • Episode 58--A Funeral Fit for a Viking!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    HOBI is back with Amy from Culture Babble joins the gang this week as they talk all things Spider-man and what it means for the future of Marvel movies.  Blake discusses how a viking funeral is the only funeral fit for him while in honor of Valentine's day the gang pick their top 5 rom-coms. WARNING: SPOILERS for Walking Dead---if you don't want hear them skip to 1:31:41 when we first mention spoilers.
  • Episode 57--My Whoopi Sounds Like Hooks

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Blake is missing due to a personal commitment but movie critic the Ditt-Man joins Jeff and Jason in the Bob Studio to talk all things geek!  The guys rank the worst comic book movies and get depressed by the Super Bowl commercials while wondering how the Double Dog Down sandwich from KFC is even edible.  Jason gets more giddy than before with the new Jurassic World trailer and Paul rules the latest Riddle Me This by recasting the Muppets with celebrities!  The guys get excited for the new Titans television show and wonder if the Fantastic Four movie could actually be good.
  • Episode 56--Menage-a-trois-cast!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    The HOBI Gang is in the BOB Studio and ready to politics...and geek stuff!  Blake discusses the American Sniper controversy while Jeff and Jason try to determine Michael Moore's nationality.  The guys talk the latest reboot of the Marvel Universe, Secret Wars, the new Walking Dead spin-off and Blake gets giddy over the latest Game of Thrones theory!  Jason reviews And Then Emily Was Gone in the Independent Comic Book Review and the guys try to determine how The Lady in the Box is NOT Boxing Helena in the latest Plotlines!  Jeff, Blake and Jason list their Top Five Favorite…
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    I Wanna Be A Geek!

  • Stan Lee Takes On Mobile Gaming

    Keith Hearn
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    The godfather of comic book writing Stan Lee will now become the superhero in his first mobile app game Stan Lees Hero Command is an upcoming third-person app for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices from F84 Games and POW! Entertainment. He has transitioned from the man behind the comics to his ...
  • ‘Valley of the Yetis’ Thunders Towards ‘Far Cry 4′

    Ryan Martinez
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Ubisoft unveils Valley of the Yetis for Far Cry 4 pitting players against the Himalayas deadliest creature & the cult that worships it When players first arrive to Kyrat, as Ajay, things go from bad to worse in a hurry. After barely surviving a helicopter crash he’s captured by the ...
  • Munitio’s PRO30 are an Audiophiles Dream On-Ear Headphones

    Colleen Wells
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Munito is crafting the Pro30 as wireless headphones focused on providing quality sound instead of being a flashy fashion statement In today’s world it seems that headphones are nothing more than a flashy, colorful status symbol rather than quality creations for quality sound. On-ear headphones are meant to provide users ...
  • Strategy Analytics: Apple took 89% of Q4 Smartphone Profits

    Anirudh Sharma
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Although, Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, but when it comes to actually making money, the iPhone maker, Apple is eating all the profits. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, last year Apple accounted for 89% of Q4 smartphone profits, around $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11% or $2.4 billion. ...
  • Big Hero 6 Inspiration Interview with Professor Atkison

    Colleen Wells
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    IWBAG’s Exclusive Interview with Professor Chris Atkison of Carnegie-Mellon University On February 20th we over here at I Wanna Be a Geek were given the wonderful opportunity to interview Professor Chris Atkison of Carnegie-Mellon University. Professor Atkison was connected with us through Disney as part of their outreach program to promote ...
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    Sleeping Geeks

  • A New Year – Fitness – #3

    Unlimited Resolve
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post to update my A New Year fitness series. I know I missed out last week, and I’m really sorry about that, but I have decided to do something about that to avoid that in the future. I’ve got quite a bit to talk about during this post, so let’s start!     I apologize for missing out last week, my sleeping pattern was still pretty awful and I completely messed up on trying to fix it. I have done my best to fix that recently, especially with myself having snagged up a job, so that should be…
  • A New Year – Fitness – #2

    Unlimited Resolve
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post to update my 2015 health and fitness. I know this particular post was a week late and I apologize for that, I have been absolutely swamped with a bunch of job searching, Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to fix my sleeping schedule. I will try and make some time so that I don’t miss any more of these posts. That being said, doing this bi-weekly does open up a lot possibilities for me in terms of what I could do for this series, but I’ll keep this as weekly.       Alright, so what has been…
  • Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Review

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    So just like last year, I have decided to analyse the new Game of Thrones trailer for Season Five. There is a lot going on and I’ve broken it down to each little glimpse. I skipped a few that I didn’t find important but this is a detailed analysis based on my thoughts and opinions. Now I haven’t read the books so a lot of this will be speculation and hearsay. I don’t think there are many if any spoilers in here considering I try to stay away from them as much as possible. Most of the information in this analysis will be information available to the public based on the show and not the…
  • The Tears of Men; Franky vs Pink – One Piece 775 Review

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    The feels in this chapter were incredible. I just cannot describe the emotions running inside my heart, body and soul right now. Oda-San knows how to make you fall in love with characters. A few weeks ago it was Baby-5. A few months ago, it was Corazon. Today, it is Senor Pink.   I had always found his outfit weird and considering how smart he was in the flashbacks, it didn’t make sense how someone so stylish could become such a freak. Yet he remained hard-boiled non-the-less; perhaps more so than he had ever been before. Senor Pink also has a story, a story he tries to keep locked…
  • The Journey of a Legend: Prequel I – Support  

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
      It all started with a desire to play this free-to-play online game everybody seemed to be addicted to. Now I didn’t want to get addicted but the thought of playing online as part of a team got to me and I decided to download the bloody thing. Part of me regrets this decision. For so long I resisted, knowing my life was too hectic to let League of Legends to become a part of it, but eventually the curiosity got to me. I wanted to know what made this game so special. The first champion I began to play with was SONA. She is basically a league of legends support character. She is a…
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