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Calling all geek gals: ‘She’s Geeky’ conference kicks off Friday

Any women out there interested in science, engineering, math, startups, biotech, gadgets, video games — basically anything geek-related — will fit right in at this weekend’s “She’s Geeky” conference. The geeky get-together, which has already made stops in San Francisco, New York City and the Twin Cities, is a non-profit event that started in 2007… Read More

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Top 10 nerdy cities: Seattle ousted by Atlanta, Portland

From the folks who put together the slightly-questionable top-10 city list for gamers, we’ve got a brand new list today out that focuses on overall nerdy-ness. Randy Nelson from Motovo, a San Francisco-based real estate content website, put in some work and analyzed things like people per comic book store, people per science museum, people per computer… 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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11 holiday gift ideas for geeks and entrepreneurs

Sure, you could give a nice bottle of wine or Scotch.  But for the entrepreneur, geek or start-up junkie in your life (peer, colleague, family member or otherwise), consider something more relevant this year that can, even in a small way, help them professionally in 2012. The following eleven ideas are listed in relative order… Read More

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Microsoft idea: Dating service for people with a ‘source of shame’ … like comic books

A newly surfaced Microsoft patent filing proposes an online matchmaking service that would have users confidentially tell the system about their “private affinities” — stuff that might cause them shame if listed on their public profiles. An algorithm would then analyze that secret information and quietly match people with similar “fringe interests.” And what do… Read More