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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Timothy J. Seppala. I was 7 years old the first time I read Jaws. I was in second grade, and like most boys that age, I was...

November 30th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have the founder of OUYA, Julie Uhrman! Growing up, I was your typical tomboy. My twin sister and I were incredibly competitive and wanted to do ever...

October 17th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, in honor of International Day of the Girl, we have all the women of Engadget! Since Engadget launched Growing Up Geek three years ago, we've publish...

October 9th 2013 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Japan Editor, Mat Smith! I didn't want to be an Engadget editor. I wanted to be an astronaut. Yes, there are (admittedly few) Briti...

August 23rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Mariella Moon. I used to call my first mobile device a solephone. Humongous, heavy, and encased in black rubber, it was mor...

August 16th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our new associate editor, Melissa Grey! Sometimes, the formative moments in your life happen when you least expect them. One such moment occ...

May 24th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Steve Dent! If you make a bad career choice when you're young, don't worry -- I'm living proof that everything can still work ou...

April 22nd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Amol Koldhekar! My childhood may have kicked off the 1990s, but I grew up surrounded by remnants of the 80s, like the Apple II t...

December 25th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Philip Palermo! In case you couldn't tell from that pirate / bandit / pimp / vampire pictured above, I sometimes have trouble ma...

October 22nd 2012 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Nicole Lee! My fondest memories of growing up in Malaysia don't consist of balmy weekends by the beach or the bounty of fresh ma...

October 1st 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Ben Gilbert! He likes ninja turtles, obviously. To me, being a "geek" about something -- anything, really -- is being super, sup...

September 24th 2012 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Mark Hearn! I can vividly recall the first gadget that I ever owned. It was 1986 and I was re-gifted my brother's old Atari 2600...

September 20th 2012 at 3:29pm 0 Comments