Happy 30th Birthday….

Surprise! You’ve been Rick Rolled! It’s the 30th anniversary of the release of “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. For years, nerds have been duping internet surfers with fun links that lead to his video, a practice called Rick Rolling. Here are just a few of the most famous Rick Roll tricks. Star Wars The Oregon Legislature Bill …

Nerdwords: Top 10 Office Apps

A guest post from Molly Gardner, Beth Z’s business manager. Working for Beth, a lot of apps and tools come across my desk. The ones you see here are my favorite tools that I use in the office day in and day out. This is the technology that keeps Nerd Headquarters running smoothly and Beth on the road bringing new ideas …

Hardware Review Extravaganza! Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Logitech Solar Keyboard

Today I gathered up some recent gadgets I’ve been wanting to share with you. Here are some short and almost-short reviews of three devices that you have been asking about. Shortest Video: Logitech Solar Keyboard (less than two minutes) Medium-Length Video: Amazon Fire HD (just over five minutes) Longest Video: Amazon Echo (one second over seven minutes)  

Microsoft Translator: The best app of the year

An American, a German and a Russian walk into a bar. The American says, “Let’s all be friends. I’ll buy the next round!” The German and the Russian smile awkwardly and go back to their phones. They don’t speak English, so… But then the German yells out a happy “Heiliger Strohsack!” and starts pointing to an app on his phone. …

Augmented Reality for kids

This week I’m presenting a program all about the new opportunities for augmented reality. Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d cover a few of the best AR games and toys for kids. 4D Astronomy Lesson Octagon Studios produce a series of augmented reality educational tools. I picked up the Space 4D Flash Cards. Viewed through the app, the …