Geek

Papers,Please: Looking at Geek Identity

John Fletcher | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech
John Fletcher

Traditionally geeky things have never been more popular or more widely available. Comic-book movies have Hollywood in a spandex clad death grip, comics themselves are enjoying a popular revival and video games have sales revenue counted in the billions. Surely if I threw a gamepad in any direction I would hit a promising candidate...

301+ Interviews: Geek Crash Course

Mat Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...

Why 2014 Needs to Be More About Self-Esteem and Less About the Selfie

BritChick Paris | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Flick through any magazine, TV station or website this Christmas and the messages are mostly about perfection. How to get the perfect skin, body, clothes, relationship... life. But underlying all of it is that your life isn't good enough, you're not good enough.

We Are All Geeks (But Should All Be Luddites)

Kester Brewin | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Over the next few days thousands of normal people will be plunging into the depths of updating the core operating system of their Apple mobile phones and tablets... we are all geeks now, and happily tap away at iOS7 updates and Android settings as we'd they'd been born clutching a smartphone.

Fan Run Sci-fi Event Boosts Gaming Strand

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, London based Sci-fi convention Nine Worlds Geekfest, has steadily been adding a roster of amazing guests and speakers to its inaugural lineup.

Technology is Fast Becoming a Woman's World

Sheila Flavell | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech
Sheila Flavell

The selection of Marissa Mayer as the CEO of Yahoo put women in technology well and truly in the spotlight. According to Lady Geek, you don't have to have a 'magnetic attraction' to computers; you do not have to live and breathe them, instead you need a keen mind, a willingness to learn and a healthy interest.

The Geeks Have Inherited Rock n' Roll

Adam Jung | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adam Jung

Geek culture has been growing and getting more and more accepted and commercialized over the last decade. A far cry from when I was in high school desperately hiding my Star Trek addiction. Now, the top movies every summer are from franchises like Star Trek, Iron Man, or the Avengers.

Bloggers and Technology - A Style Network Chat

Chloe Watts | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

There were 22 unique authors from countries including Australia, the Philippines and the UK, comprised mostly of bloggers, along with some brands who work with them.

Get Your Geek on This Christmas!

Belinda Parmar | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

It's that time of year. Frost is in the air and mince pies are in the oven. Bells are ringing. Tills are ringing louder. The big day is fast approaching and we're well aware that Santa's sleigh is practically full. But since we've been extra-specially nice this year, I'm sure he's got time to listen to a few late requests...

Do Bloggers Need to Go Geek to be Chic? Hashtag: Getmygeekon

Chloe Watts | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

With an increasing amount of blogs especially in fashion and beauty, as a blogger your aim may not be to make a career out of it, however to help cultivate a following having the tech know how to implement changes and stay fresh is ever more important.

Get My Geek On: Unlikely Female in Tech

Chloe Watts | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

Would it shock you to believe I am a web developer who loves to code as much as I love catching shows at London Fashion Week? If the answer is yes, this is a stigma I aim to change.

Geek and Proud

Belinda Parmar | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

It's time for women to reclaim the word 'geek'. Let's make our young women feel proud when they look at the phones in their pockets, the tablets on their tables and realise that hey, they might be just that little bit geeky too.

Sooqini Wanted to Make You the First Person in Line for the iPhone 5

Stephen Canning | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

The hysteria around the launch of the latest iteration of Apples wildly popular phone is being utilised by two entrepreneurs and one of London's newest startups to benefit charity. Being in the front spot in the queue for the launch of the next biggest gadget is the holy grail for many Apple fans.

WATCH: Batmobile Street Race - Which Is Faster?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Comedy

It's the stuff nerds' dreams are made of - two batmobiles going head-to-head in a drag race. And no, before you ask, they didn't get ahold of Christop...

WATCH: Cute Girl Builds A LEGO Millennium Falcon, Breaks Nerds' Hearts

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Cute girl? Check. Big glasses? Check. Lego Millennium Falcon? Check. Congratulations, you have all you need to break thousands of nerds' hearts. C...

How to Geek Yourself up From Scratch

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Code Year (www.codeyear.com) is all about teaching beginners how to code this year because they claim that it's not too late to learn how to code.

WATCH: Star Wars Recreated By Fans

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Director Casey Pugh, video editor Aaron Valdez and sound mixer Bryan Pugh are, officially, bigger Star Wars fans than you. After all, they're the g...

Geek Girls on TV: Sending a Good or a Bad Message?

Selina Wilken | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

Skimming across the field of American TV culture, Geek Girls are often relegated to comic relief. Is this the image we want popular culture t o project of us? That dorky can be adorable, but ultimately we will always be relegated to the sidelines?

‘Geek’ Will be the Norm, Not the Exception

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Jamie Tolentino

Geek is defined by dictionary.com as a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders).