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Geek Madness Console Wars Championship: Nintendo 64 vs. Nintendo Entertainment System

It’s an all-Nintendo battle to determine the greatest console of all time. We’re down to our final two devices in Geek Madness: Console Wars and the championship will pit two of Nintendo’s all-time classic consoles against each other: the Nintendo 64 and the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES narrowly squeaked past its successor, the Super… Read More

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Geek Madness: Vote for the greatest game console of all time

Earlier this year, we asked our readers to help us identify the greatest geek ever. We called it “Geek Madness.” After three weeks of heated competition and thousands of votes, Nikola Tesla trounced Linus Torvalds in the finals to earn the title of Greatest Geek of All Time. Now, with a new generation of living-room consoles hitting… Read More

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Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek ever

Earlier today, GeekWire readers crowned Nikola Tesla as the Geek Madness champion after he trounced Linus Torvalds in the finals. We wanted to get a little more insight into Tesla and there are few better people to ask than Marc Seifer, a respected editor, professor and author of Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography… Read More

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Geek Madness: Nikola Tesla named greatest geek ever after trouncing Torvalds

Follow-up: Why Nikola Tesla is the greatest geek ever ———————— Alternating current. X-rays. Robotics. Wireless communication. Particle beam weapons. The radio. The remote control. The electric motor. Must we go on? These were all birthed from the great mind of Nikola Tesla, and today, GeekWire readers have handed the legend one more feather to his cap:… Read More

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Vote for the Geek Madness Final: Linus Torvalds vs. Nikola Tesla

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time UPDATE: Voting has ended. Final tally: Nikola Tesla, 1,828 Linus Torvalds, 1,378 Go here for the tournament recap. ———————————— Hard to believe it, but we’re just about ready to crown the greatest geek of all time. First, though, an epic championship showdown to end the three-week… Read More

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Vote for the Geek Madness Final Four: Turing vs. Torvalds; Einstein vs. Tesla

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time The Final Four teams of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will battle Saturday afternoon. But more importantly, four of the world’s most epic geeks will face off in Geek Madness beginning today. Over the past few weeks, our voters have dwindled a group of 32… Read More

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Geek Madness Elite Eight: Gates vs. Turing; Einstein vs. Newton

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time. Voting takes place on our Facebook page.  And then there were eight. We’ve arrived at the Elite Eight of Geek Madness and there are eight serious geeks remaining: Bill Gates, Alan Turing, Linus Torvalds and Tim Berners-Lee from the technology bracket; Albert Einstein, Isaac… Read More

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Geek Madness Sweet 16: Elon Musk battles Linus Torvalds

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time The Sweet 16 is set and Geek Madness is about to get intense. Our final eight matchups wrapped up this afternoon. Every favorite advanced from the math/science side, with Charles Darwin just barely edging out Johannes Gutenberg. On the tech side, we saw two… Read More

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Geek Madness Day 4: Curie vs. Mendel; da Vinci vs. Edison

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time On Monday we kicked off the last four first-round matchups in the technology bracket, and today we’re doing the same on the math/science side. Voting for the remaining eight games will wrap up Wednesday night, so make sure you head over to our Facebook page and… Read More