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Geek Parenting July 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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Is gaming addiction a mental health issue? With more and more focus being drawn towards mental health it is perhaps no surprise to hear of the first cases of clinically diagnosed game addiction in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The question is: are video games getting worse or are we only now taking this seriously?In Japan this has been a problem for some time. It’s one of the reasons that helped give rise to the phenomenon, hikkomori, a term used to described young adults not leaving their room for months on end. This is an extreme example and there are factors other than gaming. Is the addiction itself the cause of the behaviour or a withdrawal response from external reasons?What we have to remember is that…

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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…

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the geeky monthly

OZOBOT BIT CODING ROBOT This toy is basically a With over 25 STEAM activities, the Bit gets kids to learn coding and robots with personalised stickers and color code markers. Sensors on the cute robots allow it to follow any path drawn with the special markers. Different color codes allow it to perform different actions. The robots can also be programmed using the Blockly drag-and-drop interface. ■…

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byte sized news

RIP KOKO Koko the gorilla, famous for mastering sign language as well as understanding around 2,000 words of spoken english, has passed away at the ripe old age of 46. She astounded the world with her communication skills and displays of emotion that were all familiarly human. She will be deeply missed. WORLD CUP PSYCHIC One of the biggest sporting events in the world is on at the moment. Nations from around the globe have descended on Russia to play the biggest and most popular sport in the world. And as started by the trailblazing Paul the Octopus back in 2010, the official clairvoyant animal for this year is Achilles the snow white cat. He has a 3 in 4 success rater prior to the tournament and predicts the…

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did you know?

BANANAS ARE GROWN BY DIVISION If you’ve ever wondered how bananas are grown without seeds, it’s because banana plants have ever-growing roots called rhizomes, which can be divided and grown into many more banana plants. However, bananas, at least the one you are most familiar with, do contain seeds which are not fully mature (the black bits in the centre), due to genetic engineering on our part to get the most desirable product. Seeded bananas do exist, although are less edible. ■…

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nintendo labo

Let’s face it, mould-breaking is a good thing. Without the innovators we just slip into using the same old things and never try anything new. Innovations have given us gunpowder, the printing press, the internal combustion engine, vaccinations, semi-conductors and nuclear fission. Innovations change the world as we see it, and while Nintendo’s Labo might not be in the same ground-breaking category as the motor car, it is still an innovative and is certainly a step in a different direction. But is it any good?The Labo system uses Nintendo’s Switch system – which itself was seen as innovative on its release –and used it to power a series of sturdy cardboard structures that are specially designed to do specific thing. You have a piano, a fishing rod, a kind…