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Geek Parenting February 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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1 min.
editor’s note

Games have E3. Tech has CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The world’s largest tech companies like Samsung, Google and Sony descend on Las Vegas every year to show off their latest wares. As always the show brought a range of different technology from the already applicable to near future concepts, presented by smaller, innovative companies as well as the big guns. There were various TVs and displays, including LG’s insane bendy ‘Wallpaper’, an ultra-thin OLED TV (as seen on the front cover). Honda unveiled cute concept robots from one with an expressive digital face meant to provide support to people, to one that provides chair-type mobility. And then there’s the AirSelfie 2, a miniature drone with a 12 MP camera that could provide an alternative to selfie sticks. It’s always an exciting…

1 min.
contributors

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…

2 min.
the geeky monthly

BYTON ELECTRIC CAR We’re gearing more and more towards electric cars, and this is the newest on the scene. The luxurious looking SUV has a host of smart technology that surpasses even the Tesla, although it’s 0-60 of 5 seconds (still remarkably quick) is not quite as fast. It’s interior will have a 49-inch display, complete with touch and gesture controls, as well as face recognition. There will be an onboard Wi-Fi they claim will have bandwidth of up to 1000 Mbit/s. Byton are hoping to form some sort of partnership with Tesla to share their charging stations in the future. BYTE SIZED NEWS Amazon Go Amazon have finally opened it’s checkout-free store in Seattle last month. The concept is you walk in, grab what you want and walk out whilst being automatically billed…

2 min.
should we be worried?

Computer viruses and computer flaws always sound so damned malevolent, magnifying the possible damage that they can do to our equipment in our minds. Chances are, you may have heard of the latest security issues that have been designated Spectre and Meltdown and, actually, they are potentially very serious. However, rather than being data hunting or resource-sapping viruses, they are essentially flaws in chip architecture, and their existence has been highlighted by the manufacturers themselves, so you can be sure that they are fairly close to a resolution. Computer chip architecture is a highly complex subject and becoming increasingly so as chips are required to do more, faster and with fewer real-time errors. In fact, chips are becoming so complex that they are becoming increasingly designed by computers themselves, with little…

2 min.
best tech gadgets for your teen daughter

As the Mom of a teenage daughter, I know first hand just how difficult it can be to choose the right gift when her birthday comes around. Almost overnight, that little girl who was delighted with simple gifts like a doll or a coloring book goes through a terrifying transformation, and suddenly, only the latest gadgets will do. Even worse, apparently I don’t know a thing any more about what’s fashionable – according to my precious little girl my clothes are wrong, my hair’s a mess and my makeup routine is stuck in the 90s! So, there’s no way that I’m going to know which tech gadgets are going down a storm among her classmates this year. With all of this in mind, and with my daughter’s birthday on the horizon,…

1 min.
our top picks from this year’s show

The CES show is renowned for being the one global show which brings technology and innovation to the forefront. Highlighting some of the best products and gadgets in the world as well as proudly unveiling some of the future innovations that brands are working on behind the scenes. Held on the 9-12th of January 2018 in Las Vegas, the event most certainly did not disappoint with over 180 thousand people signed up to attend and some amazing products from the biggest brands on display. CES is like a dream come true for anyone who thrives on new and developing technology. It’s an opportunity for people to find out more as well as for those innovators to showcase their work and products. At Geek Parenting we of course loved everything! But we have managed…