Get that Kid a Game that Teaches Coding!

  I’m the game geek here at Geek Girlfriends.  Teaching kids coding through games is all the rage this year and the //CODE Programming Game Series by the folks at Thinkfun are designed to do exactly that. I was skeptical that a game with such a goal, could be fun. But, if it’s a game, I’ll Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Laptop Charger

You think your power cable nightmares are bad, imagine what it’s like in the GeekGirlfriends.com real-world labs? In addition to all the gear that comes through here for review, there are two adults, one college student, and one chaos-spewing teen. Last week, I dug around the tech archives here looking for a laptop to use Continue Reading

Don’t Take My Pebble Away!

I’ve always hated wearing a watch. From the time I was a teenager, until well into my first marriage, I carried a pocket watch. Then pagers and then cell phones came out so I stopped carrying a watch altogether. A year ago, Christina asked me to test the Pebble 2. Obviously, I made a series of disgusted faces, Continue Reading

Save the Wine!

For centuries, winemakers have studied the alchemy and chemistry of preserving wine. But what if you can’t — or shouldn’t — finish the bottle you opened? If the wine isn’t very good, stick a cork in it, put it in the fridge, and save it for cooking. If it’s amazing, dig deep and finish it Continue Reading

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

I took a meditation class in college, hoping it would reduce my anxiety. It helped for a while. But when the class ended, so did meditation. Then I worried about my failure to meditate. How hard is it? You do nothing. I failed at doing nothing. Eventually this knowledge made me so anxious I took Continue Reading

Headphones that Will Make You Cry

  “Go ahead and cry,” Christina laughed, teasing. I blushed because that’s exactly what I was trying not to do. The prototype Nura headphones I was wearing were tapping some strong emotions. Dragan Petrovic, COO and Founder of Nura Headphones — clad in a shiny, black Mandarin-collar bespoke shirt and jacket combination – nodded in Continue Reading