Geek Life: A Toronto Lifestyle Blog for Tech, Travel & Sci-Fi Geeks​

Nerding it up over all things Geek Lifestyle, unapologetic oversharing on gadget and smart-home technology, pop-culture, and travel.
Prodigy Math Skill Wizard Battles
Technology & IoT

Level up Your Kid’s Skills with this Epic Math Game

Prodigy Game, a local start-up out of Burlington, Ontario, has quickly become one of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies after developing a fantastic online game to help your kids want to learn math. While I’m writing this out, Kit is playing Prodigy Game on our Android tablet, and is so excited that he’s made it to “Level 18” in his gameplay so far. It’s so easy for him to access on either the desktop computer, our netbook, or tablet. No matter the device the game is available to him at any time. He’s willingly learning math, as it helps him

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Sandy Beach and Surf Crowne Plaza Beach Oceanfront MLB Florida Feature
Geek Travel

The Geek Travel Guidebook to Melbourne, Florida

Who knew you could do a lot in Melbourne Florida in roughly 24 hours??  I was invited as part of a rather large press trip to visit Melbourne  through their Orlando Melbourne International Airport (currently undergoing renovations to be all kinds of spiffy by December.)  Porter has seasonal non-stop flights there from Windsor, Toronto and Ottawa that begin on December 16th, 2017 and end on April 7, 2018, but they chartered a special flight for us to experience their refined way of travel to MLB. Loved it! Honestly, trips through Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto have always been stress-free for

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Thor Ragnarok Movie Premiere November 2017
Geek Culture

Win Tickets to See Thor: Ragnarok in 3D First!

Are you excited for Thor: Ragnarok?? It’ll be released to theatres here in Toronto on November 3rd, so we don’t have that much longer to wait, woot!  And one lucky couple is going to see it before the rest of us in AVX 3D!! Just enter the contest below for your chance to win. If you haven’t heard, Thor gets himself into a bit of trouble. Hela becomes a nuisance. And the Hulk, who couldn’t handle being an Avenger after Ultron happened, is found worlds away from Earth?! Can Thor stop Ragnarok from happening? Or, is Asgard destined to be

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Halloween ComicFest 2017 - October 28th 2017
Geek Culture

Halloween ComicFest 2017! Get Free Spooky Comics for You and Your Kids to Read

Excited for Hallowe’en this year?? Well, I might have another way for you to enjoy all the fun of creepy, crawly, and ghouly. During the day of Saturday, October 28th, 2017, visit your local comic book shop and potentially collect 18 full-sized and 12 bite-sized comics for yourself and your kids! What’s not to love about free reading material? Especially when they’re comics with fab art to go along with it. Visit the Store Locator to make sure your local comic shop is participating. Get dressed up if you wish, and head on over for some great treats. And maybe

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Dyson 360 Eye Review: Charging Station
Technology & IoT

Dyson 360 Eye Review: How to Use Your Robot

“How to Use Your Robot” is a sentence I’ve been waiting a lifetime to read, and I can’t thank Dyson enough for making that a possibility with their development of the 360 Eye vacuum cleaner. Ever since The Jetsons, I’ve always wanted a household maintenance robot with attitude, one that would help me out with boy-problems until they would invariably wind up with robot-boy-problems of their own. The chance to review the 360 Eye robot vacuum is a BIG step closer to that #lifegoal. Remember Rosie? A cleaning robot that would use dust busters and vacuums? She’d always have something

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The ORVILLE TV Show Review
Geek Culture

The Orville: Don’t Get Your Starfleet Issued Knickers in a Twist

There are two words that pop into my head whenever I think of Seth MacFarlane’s current space dramedy, The Orville. Ridiculously. Frustrating. It’s not Star Trek, but it is. It’s like The Orville is a Star Trek fan production that managed to sneak its way onto prime-time television. And with MacFarlane at the helm, you would think it’d be chockful of low-brow humour, particularly as it’s been billed as a comedy for the FOX network. It’s not though, except when it is. With crass productions like The Family Guy & Ted, I had expected The Orville to be of the same

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unboxing dyson 360 eye review
Technology & IoT

This is the Droid You’ve Been Looking For: Unboxing Dyson’s 360 Eye

In my last post, there are maybe a hundred comments from Geek with Style’s awesome community of peeps wanting droids to help cook and clean their homes. You guys… you might not realize just how close we are to that very thing! Brandon F says, “I would love to have a droid like c3po to be my butler and do all my chores” Ginette4 thinks, “Wouldn’t be great if they made a droid that would clean the house..do laundry and cook meals 🙂” And Shirley S totally agrees, “I would love to have a droid that could cook and clean.”

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Geek Culture

Giveaway: Best Buy Finds for Star Wars Force Friday

This past Friday, September 1st was better known as Force Friday to Star Wars fans. Did you celebrate with your fellow Sith Lords and Jedis? As part of the fun, Best Buy released a number of epic Star Wars tech for all geeks. Build and program your own R2-D2! Fly your own jumpspeeder, or roll with BB-9E, a droid we’ll get to know a lot more about with the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While padawans are so very eager to see the full Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer (releasing October 16th), the most recent video released on Star

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Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier FRONT
Technology & IoT

Breathing City Air, and How the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Helps

I don’t know about you, but I have this love/hate relationship with air. I mean, I love breathing. I’m a bit addicted to it actually. But, there are many instances throughout my day where it becomes a hassle. Being highly sensitive to certain smells, and general health complications make it so that I’m constantly aware of what I’m inhaling through my nose. That’s why I was super excited to be asked to review a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier. I would love the chance to breathe easier, even if only while I’m at home. A Day in Life With My

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Rise Above the Cloud Fog Technology City - Elevate Toronto 2017
Technology & IoT

Toronto Will Have Its Own Tech Fest: Elevate Toronto

September 2017 just got a little more interesting. On the heels of Toronto’s FanExpo (and kids going back to school, YAY!), the city will be geared to celebrate a key aspect of Toronto Life: Elevate Toronto, a festival supporting our love of technology innovation. This is Razor Suleman, Founder & Former CEO of Achievers, who got the party started yesterday morning within CN Tower’s Horizons Restaurant, that is 1136 feet up high above Toronto. As part of Elevate Toronto’s Leadership Team, he got the rather large crowd absolutely excited for Toronto to move forward with a festival celebrating not only technology,

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Accessories Under 10 - Canada 150 Birthday Celebration
Geek Culture

My Favourite Accessories Under $10 for Canada 150

Hey, Canada! Have you seen a single advert today not celebrating our upcoming 150th birthday bash? The excitement for Canada’s anniversary for confederation keeps upping a notch every day we get closer to July 1st!  If you plan to make this year’s celebration as memorable as possible, here are a few accessories to keep you in the game. imPRESS Your Friends with Your Love for Canada This year there are some fantastic beauty/makeup accessories to show off your Canadiana. Check out these fantastic press-on nails, false lashes, and temporary tattoos that will keep you rocking all day.  They’re all available

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Star Trek Starfleet Academy Calgary - B-4 B4 Data Android Head Star Trek
Geek Culture

Star Trek Starfleet Academy: Testing Your Wit and Might

One of the coolest geek events available right now is the Star Trek Starfleet Academy Experience, currently at Telus Spark in Calgary, AB. It’s a fun aptitude test of 7 crucial skills that make up Starfleet’s career paths, to see which branch you would excel at most. Are you destined to command your own Galaxy-class starship, like Picard? Will you save the lives of the away-team, from their latest encounter with alien goo? Or are you going to figure out how duct tape can help overclock the warp engines for that breath-taking escape from a hostile race? Last month, I

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Girl taking the TTC subway.
Opinion

#TTC Takes Customer Complaints to the Streets

Ride the rocket much? For my non-Toronto audience, our bus system ironically calls their transit services “The Rocket” in hopes of convincing even one passenger that their service is consistently reliable. If you do ride often, it’s without doubt that your journey starts with a sigh and some sort of boost to your mental fortitude. You may hold your breath (literally) and wonder what kind of excitement you’re about to witness this time in the bowels of the TTC. Or am I projecting? We all have our grievances of the bus systems, the subways, the ongoing “upgrades” that disrupt service just

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Geek Culture

10 Geek Gifts for Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year again where we take extra care in letting our moms know how much they mean to us. Are you stuck on finding the perfect gift? Perhaps this is the year to try something different from candies, flowers, wine and her favourite restaurant. If your mom is a geek for adventure, technology, and/or food, then here are some fantastic ideas for you to choose from! Geek Gifts for the Adventurous Mom ‹ 1 › Want to send mom out on an adventure? LifeExperiences has great gift giving ideas that are so much more than just flowers and a

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Geeks Take Over Calgary by Stormtroopers
Geek Culture

Geeks Are Taking Over Calgary By Stormtroopers

I’m so entirely excited for my upcoming #GeekTravel trip to Calgary, Alberta, I can hardly contain myself! Honestly, fit to burst. Next weekend (April 27th to 30th,) Calgary is hosting its 12th annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and I’ve got tickets to go, yeehaw! I hadn’t realized until I was invited to attend the Calgary Comic Expo by Tourism Calgary, just how enthusiastically GEEK Alberta is. So here are all the superbly geek things I’m going to want to see and do while visiting. Why Not Start with a Parade? THIS. So much fantastic to happen on Friday morning to

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