The Nerd’s Guide to Finding Your Valentine

Our culture is an odd place when it comes to “finding a romantic connection” (I always wanted to use that phrase). On the one hand, it’s probably never been easier to find a connection. We’re surrounded with online services specifically designed to help single humans find other compatible single humans — and there’s something for […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women

There’s a delicate balance to finding a romantic tech gift. It’s all very well to treat your significant other with a Valentine’s gift that is filled to the brim with awesome features, but if it’s a voice-activated Q-tip dispenser or a solar-powered onion slicer, you might not be hitting that romantic note you were aiming […]

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Guys

The overwhelming majority of guy-nerds seem to have a fascination with tech toys. If it requires batteries, goes beep or has one of those tiny reset buttons you can only reach with a paperclip, your garden-variety nerd will likely be drawn to it, like the proverbial moth to the metaphorical flame. With Valentine’s Day fast […]

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The Ultimate Fitness Tracker Showdown

Once upon a time, fitness for the average home athlete involved a fair bit of guesswork. Sure, you could use a stopwatch to measure your speed — or a pedometer to measure your steps — but you’d probably need professional athletic expertise and equipment to access more meaningful metrics on your health and athletic performance. […]

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Apps To Unleash Fitness Beast Within

  Well, we’re getting close to the end of January. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get fit in 2019 and you’ve stuck to your guns this far, congratulations! Most fitness resolutions dissolve into a slightly guilty memory in as little two weeks, so you’re already killing it! Here’s the rather fabulous […]

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Help Your Kids Find Calm With These Mindfulness Apps

Technology is great for broadening kids’ minds. All this enrichment comes with a downside though. Kids can easily get overstimulated. Temper tantrums, distraction, irritability—these may all be signs that it’s time to introduce some calm and mindfulness. A focus on mindfulness has been shown to yield a number of great benefits for kids, including increased […]

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Keep your Video Gamer Playing Safely

From Fortnite to the latest Call of Duty, there’s a ton of video game options out there, all vying for the attention, time and (of course) money of gamers. While gaming might seem a pretty low-risk pastime on the face of things, there are some risks gamer parents really need to know about. There are […]

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How to Reign in Your Phone Use

Smartphones are designed to be small, useful and convenient—and it seems like they can help with almost any daily task. It’s probably not that surprising then that we all seem to be walking around with a smartphone firmly clenched in one hand or, at the very least, somewhere easily within reach. There’s no denying these […]

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9 Nerdy Stocking Stuffers Under $35

Written by: Mark Lambert When you think about gifts for nerds, it’s easy to kind of drift into the $100 and above price point. Technology has this irritating tendency of being on the expensive side! But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s quite an art to finding a truly awesome budget nerd gift, […]

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Cool Smart Gadget Gifts Under $100

There’s an art to purchasing the perfect nerd gift. A geek gift is easy. Anything with a blue telephone box on it will pretty much do. But a nerd gift? That’s a telephone box of an entirely different color. Sure, you can pick up a gadget on Amazon—grab something that goes beep and bloop and […]

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