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VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Fantasy Novels

VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Fantasy Novels | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Today we start voting on fantasy novels. We received over 80 nominations, so browse through the list before making any snap decisions. Although this is a popularity contest, we ask you to not only keep in mind whether you liked the book ...
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DIY Mold-Making, Resin Casting, and the Sega SC-3000

DIY Mold-Making, Resin Casting, and the Sega SC-3000 | GeekDad | Scoop.it
The kids today have all grown up in a world in which there have always been game consoles, and the market has always been a three-way race between Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. For us old-timers though, there was a time ...
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Shazam: Now Tagging Classical Music, Too!

Shazam: Now Tagging Classical Music, Too! | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Like many of you, I've had Shazam on my iPhone since the app launched in 2008. What started out as a party trick for me (look what MY phone can do!) slowly, over time, morphed into a "So what are ...
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Listen Here!: The GeekDads Episode #126: The Opposite of Klingon

Listen Here!: The GeekDads Episode #126: The Opposite of Klingon | GeekDad | Scoop.it
The GeekDads roundtable discussion covers the Sandy Hook tragedy, The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness, and more.
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Hasbro Reveals Plans For An Easy Bake Oven For Boys

Hasbro Reveals Plans For An Easy Bake Oven For Boys | GeekDad | Scoop.it
In case you missed it last week, the Internets blew up at Hasbro when they responded poorly to McKenna Pope’s petition. McKenna, and about 40,000 other people, would like to see a version of the Easy Bake oven that appeals ...
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VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Fantasy TV Shows of All Time

VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Fantasy TV Shows of All Time | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Today we start voting the world of fantasy. We are trying to find the our reader's favorite fantasy TV shows of all time. Keep in mind, that while whether you like the show or not is important, you should also ...
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Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights Continues Owly’s Adventures

Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights Continues Owly’s Adventures | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights by Andy Runton takes on nighttime and teaches kids about being outside and looking at the stars. If you have a little one who might be scared of the dark outside, Owly ...
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Page Turners: Book or Movie? How My Favorite Tolkien Scenes Fared on Film

Page Turners: Book or Movie? How My Favorite Tolkien Scenes Fared on Film | GeekDad | Scoop.it
I first found the Lord of the Rings when I was twelve years old and was so obsessed with Tolkien's world that I did a book report on The Simarillion in eight grade. I never expected them to be made ...
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9th Day of Geekmas

9th Day of Geekmas | GeekDad | Scoop.it
And so we arrive at the 9th Day of Geekmas. We're nearing the home stretch, and our annual winter giveaway definitely heats up from here!
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GeekDad Approved: OpenBeam — It’s Like Lego Parts and Pieces for Makers!

GeekDad Approved: OpenBeam — It’s Like Lego Parts and Pieces for Makers! | GeekDad | Scoop.it
OpenBeam is for tinkerers, makers, fast prototypers, and anyone looking for a method to quickly and easily assemble structures.
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Review: Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Review: Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow | GeekDad | Scoop.it
The "let's put on a show (in a sewer)" aspect of the underground video scene in Doctorow's third novel for young adults is fascinating.
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Watch This: 10 End of the World Movies That the Ancient Mayans Never Saw

Watch This: 10 End of the World Movies That the Ancient Mayans Never Saw | GeekDad | Scoop.it
With the Mayan predicted apocalypse upon us, our thoughts drift to the possible end of the world. Here's 10 movies about the end, that the ancient Mayans might have missed.
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Game on!: Gauntlet of Fools Is Like Boasting for Dummies

Game on!: Gauntlet of Fools Is Like Boasting for Dummies | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks their hero is great at killing monsters and collecting loot. In Gauntlet of Fools, you get to boast about your heroes before entering the dungeon: go in blindfolded or hopping on one leg or with one arm tied ...
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VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Science-fiction Novels

VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Science-fiction Novels | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Today we start voting on science-fiction novels. We got quite a few nominations last week, so browser through the list before making any snap decisions. Although this is a popularity contest, we ask you to not only keep in mind ...
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Kickstarter Alert: Candle Quest is a Family Game for Hanukkah

Kickstarter Alert: Candle Quest is a Family Game for Hanukkah | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Hanukkah may be over this year, but there's still time to kickstart this family-friendly board game about collecting candles for your menorah. Buy, sell, or auction candles, but watch out for the unlit ones!
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Game on!: MiiVerse Turns Wii U Games Into Social Spaces

Game on!: MiiVerse Turns Wii U Games Into Social Spaces | GeekDad | Scoop.it
We test the Wii U's MiiVerse features (its online social forum for each game). In a single button press our families discover that it turns games into social experiences.
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10th Day of Geekmas 2012

10th Day of Geekmas 2012 | GeekDad | Scoop.it
It's the 10th Day of Geekmas, and today's prize offerings run the gamut from fun to functional to far-out.
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GeekDad Approved: iPhone Case Round-up: Sena and Icon Cases

GeekDad Approved: iPhone Case Round-up: Sena and Icon Cases | GeekDad | Scoop.it
With the help of my lovely wife, I have spent the last few weeks trying out several new iPhone 5 cases from Cygnett and Sena. We tested the two radically different takes on iPhone protection, and this is what we ...
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VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time

VOTE NOW! Reader’s Choice Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Last week we took your nominations, now it's time to vote! Choose up to ten of your favorite sci-fi TV shows by simply ticking the check box next to them. We also ask you to spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, ...
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The Mystery of Abner Ravenwood’s Diary Is Solved

The Mystery of Abner Ravenwood’s Diary Is Solved | GeekDad | Scoop.it
The mystery of the Raiders of the Lost Art replica sent to the University of Chicago has been solved.
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Watch This: Monsters, Inc. 3D Opens Wednesday

Watch This: Monsters, Inc. 3D Opens Wednesday | GeekDad | Scoop.it
Disney-Pixar continues their ongoing program of reissuing their catalog in the popular 3D format with Monsters, Inc., which opens on December 19.
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10 Things Parents Should Know About The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

10 Things Parents Should Know About The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | GeekDad | Scoop.it
The formal GeekDad analysis of the new Hobbit movie, with important things you need to know before hauling the family off to the theater.
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Rush Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rush Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | GeekDad | Scoop.it
"Special thanks to our moms for voting 6,000 times!" A typical mix of modesty and humor from the members of Rush, the Canadian prog rock band that finally cracked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nearly 40 years after ...
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