Tech & Gaming
Geek Parenting

Geek Parenting March 2017

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

As parents we can have a tendency to want to wrap our littles ones in cotton wool and protect them from anything, no matter how minuscule, that could potentially harm them. So imagine finding out the possibility that Wi-Fi, the invisible radio frequencies that surround us, may potentially be harmful… Scary thought, we know. There are some of you who may be already aware of this, and others who may be taken aback like we were. Scientists have been looking into whether this is the case for the past couple of years and there is enough to take notice of and for them to keep looking into. Wireless technology will become more and more entwined in our lives, but we stress that despite what some studies have shown, like all research they…

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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 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 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 find her soaking…

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the geeky monthly

SMART DOORBELL Ring allows you to see who’s at your door through your phone, so you always know who’s knocking no matter where you are. Waiting for a delivery? Even if you’re at work, it allows you to see when it arrives and even tell the deliveryman where to leave it! With motion sensors you will be notified whenever someone turns up, giving you a little peace of mind that your house is secure. BYTE SIZED NEWS MEET MILO A couple of issues back we looked at how Disney characters can help communicate with autistic children. It looks like more strides are being made with Milo the Robot, which is being used to teach the meaning of different emotions through facial expressions, something which some are unable to do themselves. Milo has a been…

3 min.
healthy headphones

Before you tell your kids to plug some headphones into their MP3 player, tablet or computer, consider just how they might compare to other noise generating things. Normal conversation comes in at around 60 to 65 Decibels (dB), while heavy city traffic rates at about 85dB. Remember from your physics classes that the decibel is used to measure sound level and is a logarithmic way of describing a ratio. Human ears can reconcile very small sounds, such as your fingertips brushing together (around 15dB), to the high-pitched scream of a jet engine (140dB upwards); In terms of dB, the jet engine is around 1,000,000,000,000 times louder than the finger rub. Going up the scale, an electric drill measures around 98dB, a nightclub can be 115 dB, an emergency services vehicle siren…

3 min.
4 geeky activities to help your kids thrive

All new parents want their children to thrive, and geeky parents are no different. However, there are so many activities to choose from, so which ones will be right for your children? You want your kids to have a great time, learn, grow, and develop skills and habits that will be useful to them later in life. In order to help you out we’ve developed a list of four alternative activities that will help your budding geniuses thrive. ROBOTICS Everyone knows that robots are awesome. They have been a favorite of children ever since robot toys started exploding in popularity in the 1950’s. With the advance in technology there are more and more opportunities for children to stop playing with toy robots and start building and programming real ones. Robotics not only…

2 min.
sphero rolls on

It may not be too far in the future before almost every household with kids have a programmable robot of some form. The thing is that some robots are better than others, but finding which are the best can take a lot of internet searches and comparisons. However, you can cut out much of that out by just getting a Sphero, and having fun with that. Sphero isn’t huge at 74mm in diameter and weighing in at 168grams, but is pile of fun. An opaque ball that is fully waterproof and has a multi-axis gyro to keep it on path and the right way up, and is capable of a whopping 0.9 metres per second top speed and all this while showing off as multitude of coloured lights inside, in a…