GeekDad Daily Deal: xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

GeekDad Daily Deal: xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Reading Time: 1 minute Get up to eight hours of listening enjoyment with today’s Daily Deal, the xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. These earbuds not only last a long time, they also keep out unwanted sounds using their proprietary noise cancellation and sound seal technology. And they’re certified IP67 waterproof which means you don’t… Read More

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Nothing But Fun in ‘Men at Work’

Nothing But Fun in ‘Men at Work’

Reading Time: 5 minutes I love dexterity games. Anything that involves stacking or slicking or rolling or balancing. Games like Jenga, Junk Art, and Suspend. They’re easy to learn and–even better–easy to teach. They don’t come with any of the assumptions or stigma of heavy, crunchy boardgames. Instead, you can break them out at a moment’s notice and… Read More

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Lite System

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Lite System

Reading Time: 1 minute After months of idle speculation and numerous unsubstantiated leaks from accessory makers, this morning Nintendo of America officially announced the release of the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite system. Following the naming convention of the mega-popular Nintendo DS Lite, this new take on the Switch hardware is a smaller, cheaper alternative to… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 27 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 27 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our highlight convention in the Convention Connection for Week 27 2019 is RTX Austin 2019. The event is held in Austin, Texas from Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7. RTX brings together Rooster Teeth celebrities and fans to celebrate digital arts and entertainment, including animation, gaming, comedy, internet culture, and… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 27 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 27 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our highlight convention in the Convention Connection for Week 27 2019 is RTX Austin 2019. The event is held in Austin, Texas from Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7. RTX brings together Rooster Teeth celebrities and fans to celebrate digital arts and entertainment, including animation, gaming, comedy, internet culture, and… Read More

The De-Queering of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The recent Netflix-sponsored re-translation of the iconic anime removes LGBT themes. We reached out the series’ English translator to learn more. The recent Netflix-sponsored re-localization of Neon Genesis Evangelion, an incredibly famous and influential anime from the 1990s, appears to erase queer interactions between the protagonist, Shinji, and his friend Kaworu.… Read More

Stack Overflow: To the Moon! Celebrating Apollo 50th

Stack Overflow: To the Moon! Celebrating Apollo 50th

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the classic picture book Guess How Much I Love You, Big Nutbrown Hare says that he loves Little Nutbrown Hare “all the way to the moon … and back.” Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first Earthlings to really understand what it would mean to love somebody “to the moon… Read More

Celebrate Pride Month with ‘The GayBCs’

Celebrate Pride Month with ‘The GayBCs’

Reading Time: 1 minute Image: Quirk Books If you feed isn’t sufficiently filled with Pride celebration, here’s an extra dose: The GayBCs is a book for young kids, especially those who don’t read for themselves yet. This delightful picture book features a poem for each letter of the alphabet, including (but certainly not limited to):… Read More

8 Great Things from the UKGE 2019!

8 Great Things from the UKGE 2019!

Reading Time: 6 minutes On June 2nd I visited the UK Games Expo for the second time. This ever-expanding con is the UK’s largest tabletop show and on the evidence of this visit, it’s going from strength to strength. Due to family commitments, I only get to visit on the final day, when things are… Read More

Yay, It’s Pride Month! Can I Have My Cookie Now?

Yay, It’s Pride Month! Can I Have My Cookie Now?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have a strange and complex relationship with Pride month. There’s always a part of me that says, “If seeing a Coke ad with a rainbow flag makes some young kid feel accepted enough to come out, then it’s not a bad thing.” At the same time, I feel it’s also… Read More

Stack Overflow: Revisiting 8 Books Through Sequels

Stack Overflow: Revisiting 8 Books Through Sequels

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Previously, on Stack Overflow …” Okay, not exactly. But all of the books in today’s stack are sequels. I link back to earlier columns that include the previous book, so you can catch up if you weren’t already familiar with the original. Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All by… Read More

Stack Overflow: 14 Stories About Stories

Stack Overflow: 14 Stories About Stories

Reading Time: 9 minutes Today’s Stack Overflow contains books about stories: about the joy of reading, the magic of words, the unreliability of narrators, the allure of a good book. Mousie, I Will Read to You written by Rachael Cole, illustrated by Melissa Crowton This lovely picture book is about raising a reader: the mama… Read More