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Geek Culture

10th Anniversary MCU Class Photo and a Contest You Don’t Want to Miss

Turns out that 2018 marks ten years since the first MCU Iron Man movie was shown in theatres. Whoa, who knew?? Talk about time flying in a Mark VII! To celebrate this milestone, Marvel is going to have fun with their fans all year long, including a giveaway that starts today. Check out the deets below to find out how you can win! The MCU Class Photo Taken in October 2017. Click on the image to make it bigger, there are a lot of superheroes all in one place, whut. An impressive group of Superhero talent assembled, including Robert Downey Jr.,

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Valentines Day Geek Nerd Movie Night Date Recommendations
Geek Culture

A Geek’s Valentine Movie List & Tips for Date Night

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you’ve decided to stay at home this year, there are an absolute ton of movies that you could choose to watch with your date / BFF / other half of your soul. What should you pick? If you and your date have a thing for science fiction/fantasy, here are nine suggestions to help make your night enjoyable. Also, need a few tips to make your night go smoothly? Find them below! For Your Movie Date Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back “” can be found on a whole bunch of household items, including

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The Black Panther AR Experience Toronto February 2018
Geek Culture

Black Panther Experience AR Teaser Coming to Toronto

To celebrate the upcoming release of Marvel’s Black Panther in theatres on February 16th, Disney Canada is rolling up to Toronto in style with an augmented reality (AR) adventure experience that ties Black Panther to the Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel fans can go check out the AR Black Panther Experience in Toronto just days before or after the movie premiere. Find the Black Panther Experience at one of these three locations: Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIP – February 13 CN Tower – February 17 & 18 Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough – February 20 And, if you can’t make it to Toronto, you also

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WebDev Tuts

10 Ways to Improve Your WordPress Blog In 30 Minutes

Our websites are ever-changing virtual extensions of ourselves. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the ways you can make your blog easier to find through Google Search, or we might forget how to make it easy for our users to navigate to our latest list of posts. With those basic needs in mind, here is a list of 10 simple ways to improve your WordPress blog in 30 minutes. 10 Easy and Quick Ways to Improve Your WordPress Blog Unintentionally, a good portion of these improvements requires the Yoast SEO plugin.  I would suggest installing Yoast if you

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Coders and Designers at Gift the Code by Capital One
Technology & IoT

Gift the Code 2017 Charity Hackathon in Action and Hack Day

Capital One Canada hosted its second-annual Gift the Code charity Hackathon in November, followed by Hack Day in early December. More than 165 participants were called upon to volunteer for 40 consecutive hours on a late fall weekend to help create solutions to solve digital challenges faced by six of Toronto’s charities. One of the ways that this year’s Gift the Code Hackathon was “bigger and better” was that it happened right inside Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Hackers walked into a welcoming atmosphere, encouraged to build to the best of their collective abilities as developers and designers.   Hackworks was

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HBO Game of Thrones Season 7 Survival Kit
Geek Culture

Game of Thrones Season 7 Holiday Gift Guide

It might be apropos for Torontonians that Game of Thrones Season 7 released on the same day that we truly felt the biting touch of winter for the first time this holiday season. Winter Is Coming / Winter is HERE, OMG! So imagine my surprise earlier this week when I come home to a massive box from HBO… I had no clue what was inside. I could guess, ’cause I knew that GoT was releasing soon, but honestly, the front of the shipping box said it weighed 15 lbs, and I don’t know of a DVD box (or box-set) that

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Showcase Marvel Runaways Review on Geek with Style
Geek Culture

Marvel Runaways Preview at The Rec Room

If there are two things you should know about me, it’s: 1) I have a bit more than a healthy love for Marvel (comics, TV & MCU, all of it,) and, 2) one of my newly minted loves of Toronto is The Rec Room. A place to play, eat, and play some more, and apparently a great place for private parties. So imagine my level of ecstatic glee, when I learned the two would be combined for one incredible evening. Showcase recently invited Jay and I to The Rec Room for a party to preview Marvel’s Runaways, which made for a fantastically

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The Last Jedi Star Wars Pop Up Toronto #THELASTJEDITO
Geek Culture

Visit the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop-up in Toronto

Greetings, fellow Jedi! We’ve received news from a Rebel Alliance spy, currently embedded deep within a Star Destroyer, who managed to relay a troubling message to us. We are unsure of their fate. They felt it crucial to send us the coordinates for a rebel-friendly planet centrally located within the Milky Way galaxy, called Earth. A meeting is meant to take place in its northern hemisphere, a large metropolitan city, known as Toronto starting today! Rumors suggest that Kylo Ren himself may be in attendance, or worse yet, Supreme Leader Snoke. Go, now! It’s imperative that we learn the importance

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Store Front of RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at Yorkdale Toronto
Opinion

Tips for Stress Free Holiday Shopping at the Mall

Have a gift list to shop for and checked it thrice?  You have a ton of shopping to do, and you’re not one to do so online. You’re a brave, strong soul that thrives on the whole holiday shopping experience in person.  You are about to battle your way through a mall, and like any test of wit and strength, you need a good plan if you want to get out alive. This is where I step in, however briefly, assuming the role of your trusted advisor before your battle, and give some tidbits that might make this season all the

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Ghostbusters Slimer VR Game THE VOID at The Rec Room Toronto
Geek Culture

Review of The VOID: Ghostbusters DIMENSION VR Game at The Rec Room

You HAVE to go to Cineplex’s The Rec Room in Toronto, so that you can go try out The VOID’s Ghostbuster VR game while you’re there. It’s a must. THE VOID at The Rec Room, Toronto I’ve been to The Rec Room on multiple occasions over this past month, and recently, I brought my good friend Deanna of Maple Leaf Mommy fame to try out the food and games while she was visiting Toronto for the day. The food was good, the games were great, and after shooting down aliens in the arcade we had decided on a whim to

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Geek Travel

St. Pete’s Beach: Full of Sun, Sand and Famous Art

For a week, near the end of October, four of us went on a wild road-trip across Florida. Our destinations included Jacksonville, St. Augustine and St. Pete’s Beach & Clearwater. Thanks to the trials and tribulations of flying by air, we missed a day of our trip to St. Pete’s, which was tough, but we handled it by ditching our flight tickets and kayaking our way down to Florida. That’s absolutely the story I’m sticking to. TradeWinds Resort, St. Pete’s Beach Florida It took us a day, but we finally made it to our first destination, St. Pete’s Beach, and I

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Travel to St Augustine, Florida's Historic Coast
Geek Travel

Girls Getaway Road Trip Visit to St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is a magical place to visit. The history, the architecture, the food, the weather. It’s all gorgeous! The Epic Roadtrip with Friends St. Augustine was the final destination during the epic, whirl-wind road trip I went on with Margarita, Paula, and Sandy. I swear there was this weird frisson of excitement that rippled through our car the moment we drove into town! Within minutes we drove by the Old Jail House, the Fountain of Youth, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! while on our way to the tourist center as our first stop into the city. We could tell

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Geek with Style's Holiday Geek Gift Guide - Pop culture STEM/STEAM
Geek Culture

The 2017 Holiday Geek Gift Guide for STEM/STEAM & Pop Culture

The holidays are here, so that means it’s time to check every blog, flyer, and wishlist for the coolest things to buy your geek(s). Here are some of my favourite STEM / STEAM, pop culture, and all around geek stuff that will make an awesome present under the tree this year! Click on these tags to reach the part of the geek gift guide you’d like to read most! STEM / STEAM Gifts for Kids Geek Gifts in Pop Culture Geek Gifts for the Everyday Geek Gifts for the Foodie STEM / STEAM Gifts for Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &

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Relaxing in a cabana, while girlfriends have fun.
Geek Travel

Road Tripping with my Girlfriends Across the State of Florida

While road tripping across Florida with three of my gal-pals, for a girlfriend getaway, I came to realise something that I totally did not expect nor fully appreciated of Florida before. Every city is wildly different. Wildly different. Like, alligators vs dolphins kind of different. Thanks to 1000s of hours of movies and TV, I could safely say that Miami was the place to be to party. And that Orlando is home of the mouse. But I didn’t expect Florida’s tourist destinations to be so individually unique. Like all of my girlfriends, Florida is filled with personality. Thanks to a

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Technology & IoT

#UseDigitalForGood by Joining Gift the Code November 3 – 5, 2017

I’m absolutely excited to say that Gift the Code, sponsored by Capital One, is BACK for a second year! Last year’s event was amazing to witness. I was humbled to see so many coders, designers, and data driven engineers collaborating in groups of five or six to build much needed and functional social awareness applications. And this year is bound to be bigger and better! I was awestruck last year, not only for how many people got involved, but also for how many women took on the coding challenge. If you ever want to vision the potential of a diverse

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