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Geek Parenting November 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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Melbourne Gifts Pty Ltd
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1 min.
editor’s note

We’ve always championed letting kids explore STEM subjects as early as possible so we’ve put together a couple of articles to show how you can do exactly that, from experiments you can do in the kitchen using normal household appliances to ways you can interest them in the inner workings of technology. There’s always the chance that they may not be interested in any of this, not everyone is, but it’s good to way to begin to hone problem solving and critical thinking, something that’s useful in any aspect of life. Carrying on the science theme, one of the most remarkable inventions for recent years is 3D printing and the vast number of it’s uses. And the fact that it’s accessible to the general public means that not only can large organisations…

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

Lassig Messenger Bag This is a smart and functional bag designed for parents. There’s plenty of storage for diapers, bibs or anything else that you may need when looking after your very little one. It can be carried or attached to the back of your stroller. There’s also a range of included accessories such as a waterrepellant hanging mat, insulated and removable bottle holder, accessory pouch, removable babyhood jar holder along with a water-repellant compartment as well as it’s durable cork exterior. The bag is also made from recycled and sustainable materials. BYTE SIZED NEWS Global Connection With VR When Mark Zuckerberg chose to livestream his Facebook Spaces app that allowed him to use VR to visit the flooded streets of Puerto Rico, it left many with a sour taste. Was this a horrible…

4 min.
experimenting in the kitchen

While the skill of cooking is one of the best that you can instil in your kids, the kitchen is also a great place to teach them the basics of chemistry, and have some fun too. Many scientific principles can be emulated using ingredients and utensils from the kitchen. It’s not only fun, but instructive too. Obviously, a kitchen can be a place of great danger with all that heat and sharp instruments, but with a little supervision, kitchens can be fun places, and full of learning too. Aside from cooking and making new recipes with your kids, there are many different experiments that you can carry out, and with all those work surfaces, it’s an ideal place to experiment with liquids and different materials. So, why not start your experimental…

4 min.
graphene

Why is it the new wonder material? Graphene, we are told, will change the world as we know it. Even by the usually reticent standards of the world of science, that is a bold statement, but is there any real credence to it? Most people who read anything about the material will realise that it is a carbon-based material that is very strong, and increasingly easy to manufacture. Both of those facts are true but they don’t really encapsulate the wonder of this game-changing material. Carbon is a really interesting material. Consider two other forms of carbon – diamond and graphite. One is the hardest substance known to science and transparent to all wavelengths of light, while the other is a soft, black materials noted as a solid lubricant. This distinct difference…

1 min.
potential graphene gadgets

Flexible Graphene Displays Companies like to make their phones thinner and thinner every year but graphene can take it to the next level. Almost paper card thin, virtually indestructible and water resistant, the days of worrying over dropping your phone could be long gone. Lightning Fast Charging A graphene battery could potentially last forever with unlimited charges as there are no chemical reactions happening inside. It’s conductive properties means it could be used to make a battery pack that can fully charge your smartphone within 5 minutes! This could even be developed into a phone case. Heart Sensors Graphene can be used to make a variety of different sensors. For example, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) is working on a prototype which only needs you to place your thumb or finger on a graphene…