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Geek Parenting December 2018

Geek Parenting is dedicated towards providing the best source of information to help parents in today’s technology-savvy and digital world! Covering broad areas such as Toys, Gadgets, Kidspreneur, Education, Travel and Photos/Videos, there will always be cool stuff you can do as a parent together with your kids all year around! Whether you want to teach your kids how to program or spoil them with geeky toys, you won’t want to miss out!

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editor’s note

What exactly is it about this time of the year where stories become particularly prominent? The festive period is a time where families come together, regaling tales to one another both new and old, depending on how often they see one another. They also come together to watch the festive entertainment, from classic movies to new blockbusters to watch again or ones that had somehow been missed during the year. Not so long ago DVDs and boxsets were an easy go-to for gifts. This has been somewhat nullified by the advent of streaming services which are only growing in their number. The throne that Netflix once monopolised is currently undergoing a war between tech giants. However you choose to entertain yourselves it’s easy to forget in a consumer driven world that it’s…

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Amanda Wright Mum of two boisterous little girls, Amanda is a freelance copywriter and proof reader with over 10 years’ experience in the world of marketing and communications. Amanda writes for a number of publications and small businesses, whilst working around the school run, gymnastics, dance class, netball, cricket and well just daily life! David Layzelle David is the owner of 73 Ltd, the premiere freelance writing company, specialising in Academic work, Business writing, game reviews, and purely creative assignments. He is a single parent, juggling two kids, running a successful writing business, and playing the latest Xbox game throughout the day. Zunammie Keren Zunammie is a freelance writer who specializes in technology and education related topics. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Technology, Jamaica. On most weekends you can…

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last minute gift ideas

STAR WARS R2-DS SCREWDRIVER Brought to you by the same guys who made the Thor Hammer Tool Set (who else?), the ever reliable R2 gives you 3 forged steel bits, 1 slotted and 2 Phillips-head. GET IT HERE EMOJI PILLOWS Finally, real life emojis you can hug and squeeze, what more in life could you want? These pillows are well made and very comfortable and if you get the whole set you can play all manners of emoji based games this holiday! GET IT HERE POWERPIC How about something stylish for the home and is also useful? This is literally a photo frame that also provides fast charging for any Qi-enabled smartphone (iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy etc.) The frame is made from New Zealand pine and holds any 5” x 7” photo whilst also able to charge phones…

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byte sized news

Subtitle Controversy Are game developers neglecting parts of their fan base? The remake of Spyro the Dragon has been accused of failing to cater to deaf gamers. Publisher Activision claimed that there was “no industry standard for subtitles” which most deaf gamers blasted for being a “weak excuse.” If there isn’t a standard, should there be? At least, game developers should have subtitles for all dialogue as a minimum requirement. Banned Advert Iceland, a UK based supermarket chain, recently released an animated Christmas advert that was deemed ‘too political’ by ad agency Clearcast. The advert focuses on the impact that the palm oil industry has on the rainforests and it’s inhabitants through an orangutan character. Many have petitioned for it not to be banned but you can watch it here.…

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is china's artificial sun close to producing unlimited energy?

As a race, humans have an almost unquenchable thirst for energy: our population is expanding and with it our need for more living areas, transport, food, and general infrastructure, and much of it needs to be powered. Fossil fuels are now, understandably, frowned on, Nuclear fission hasn’t delivered on its promises, Cold fusion is decades away at least, and green solutions don’t look to be able to supply our increasing needs. Little wonder then that there is much interest in the snappily named Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) that has been running in Hefei, China. The device uses a toroidal (doughnut shaped) chamber called a Tokamak to magnetically contain a plasma which fuses the Deuterium isotope of hydrogen together to generate energy, similar to the process that fuels the sun. A…

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grandparents learning from their grandchildren

We can often be heard saying that we’re always learning from our sons and daughters, and they teach us new things every day. Not just because the way in which we learn nowadays is different or indeed the things we actually learn about has changed. The focus is more on technology and digital and the difference in our levels of understanding and ability to use and accept technology with ease. For the younger generations, technology and its uses can be taken for granted. While we might be amazed at the fact, we can now watch our favourite TV programmes “on demand” or that we can Skype call our children from anywhere in the world. For kids, it’s a case of “well why wouldn’t technology do that,” and “we need it to…