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Geek Parenting April 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

As humans head ever faster into the future with exponential leaps in technology, we inevitably have one eye on what’s out there in space. It’s always a fun subject, one that reminds us just how small we seem in comparison to everything beyond our planet. As well as a fun introductions into STEM subjects, there are many benefits to learning about space. Learning about our Solar System for example, can help your child attain a better appreciation of our own blue planet; it’s frailness and miraculousness. It’s also always a delight to see them marvel at how wondrous our universe is, as we ourselves can do even now. Astronomy can make for excellent family time and is one thing that has the potential to keep everyone equally excited and interested. Many agree…

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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

OMATE X NANOBLOCK KIDS SMARTWATCH This smartwatch allows you to connect to your littles ones wherever they are at whatever time of the day. It offers video chat, direct messaging, even a SOS facility. It also tracks them so you can find their location in real time but extensive security measures should keep this information out of the hands of others. As well as a funky, lego style customisable wristband there’s an alarm, stopwatch and pedometer. Battery life runs at an impressive 3 days. BYTE SIZED NEWS Netflix Patches Netflix announced a feature specifically aimed at children which effectively rewards them for binge-watching. It does this via “patches” which kids can collect for watching episodes of certain shows. Netflix said they wanted to provide a more “interactive experience for kids” but naturally there was…

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did you know?

Our sun is a “G-type main-sequence star” meaning that every second, it fuses around 600 million tons of hydrogen to helium, which converts to a LOT of energy as a byproduct-some of which reaches us. Tapping into this fountain of energy is difficult however, with solar panels needing a lot of land mass to cover, are unreliable in bad weather and are expensive to install. Unfortunately this has meant solar technology produces less than 0.1% of global energy demand but it is increasing every year. With more research into making this more viable in the future, it’s definitely an energy source we cannot ignore.…

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world autismday

Monday April 2nd will see the celebration of the 11th annual World Autism Day (WAD), and with an increasing number of people now taking part in the celebrations and learning that have become associated with it, it is likely to become a staple part of the yearly calendar. Aimed at promoting an understand of the condition, WAD stems from a whole week of more structured learning and communications from the United Nations. Under the snappily-titled special directive 62/139, the UN hopes to increase the acceptability of autism – which is now reckoned to impact one in one hundred and fifty children – by three main elements: • the participation of all UN organization and its member states in the events. • a dedication to raising awareness of Autism in the general community and. •…

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the fermi paradox are we really alone?

People will often cite the relative newness of human life as a reason why we haven’t been visited by alien species, but how likely is that? Scientists agree that the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old, compared to a universe that is around 13 billion years old. Mammalian protohumans developed around six million years ago – and can still be observed in some cities - but structured society is just 6,000 years old, so relatively new. Had aliens turned up when we were living in trees, or even earlier when the population consisted of lumbering lizards without opposing thumbs, they may well have left again, convinced that nothing worthwhile was going on here. However, telescopes such as Hubble have identified planetary systems in stars as close as just four light…