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Geek Parenting May 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

Social media, and Facebook in particular, has been the talk of the news lately and not in a positive light. Many of us have been unknowingly sharing our information about ourselves with internet giants. Some of us may have been vaguely aware, but purposely decided not to think much of it. At the time, it didn’t seem like it could come to much harm. That was until the recent data breach… It’s a fact that information about us is what companies find most valuable, in order to properly find the right customers and target audience. This can beneficial for both. But what needs to be clear is the choice in what we put online that goes to these companies. We wouldn’t want our little ones to suddenly be bombarded with product…

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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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the geeky monthly

MOTIV SMART RING Fitness & sleep trackers have become even smaller, or wedding bands have become smarter. Either way this lets you track your run and show that you’re taken at the same time. It’s waterproof, made from titanium and can run for 3-5 days on a 90-minute charge. The data it collects will sync to an app on your phone via bluetooth so you can prove to your other half that you really are taking your New Year’s resolution seriously. Currently only available in the United States, but will be open to international deliveries in the future. BYTE SIZED NEWS X-Ray Vision Firefighters A helmet that uses augmented reality to help firefighter see through smoke has been developed. Called the C-Thru, it produces an outline of objects in front of them, which might…

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top 5 alexa gadgets & accessories

It’s hard to believe that Amazon Alexa Virtual Assistant has only been in our homes for just three years, seeing as it and its rivals have become so entrenched. Launched in November 2014 as part of the Echo Smart Speaker, Alexa was intended to be akin to the computer from the Star Trek original series – in fact “Computer” is one of the devices’ settable wake-up words. Since then, Alexa has become increasingly connected around our properties, and can now be used to control a bewildering number of products from lighting and heating to door locks and security cameras and is likely to become even further ingrained in our lives. Among the best devices available now are: Insteon Hub While everyone seems to be talking products, the Insteon Hub is looking to control…

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plastic pollution

“MANY PLASTICS CANNOT BE RECYCLED AND WE NEED TO BREAK OUR DEPENDENCY ON THEM IF WE ARE EVER LIKELY TO RETURN THE PLANET TO THE STATE THAT WE WANT IT TO BE IN.” Plastics – the generic term for a range of around 70,000 different synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds based primarily on carbon and hydrogen atoms – were hailed as the wonder materials of the late 20th Century. Waterproof and resilient, the key to the success of plastics is their resistance to water and natural decomposition, and it is that very factor which is now causing so much consternation. Plastics can be broken down by mechanical actions in the environment or may be introduced as very small particles anyway such as microbeads in cleansers, and those particles are now finding their…

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the face book drama

Yes, it might not have been the best question for the senate to ask Mark Zuckerberg. For those who understand social media and understand the digital space in which we now operate, it was a question that certainly raised a few eyebrows. Of course, with Zuckerberg’s response being a quite simple “Senator, we run ads”, we can quickly see how maybe not everyone fully understands how social media operates. Yet these people will most likely be signed up and are still using it in some way regardless of their understanding. SO, WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE CASE ALL ABOUT? There are a number of reports as well as conspiracy theories flying around but ultimately and in a quick summary we can say, that in 2014, a personality quiz was developed by University academic…