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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
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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 Philip Berne, who is currently Samsung's Marketing Manager for Technical Media and a regular contributor for Slashgear. When I was in hig...

July 27th 2012 at 11:00am 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 CNBC technology contributor, Natali Morris. These days I spend more of my time raising geeks than growing up as one. I gave birth to my d...

July 2nd 2012 at 1:00pm 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 new editor, Alexis Santos. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something emblazoned with an all too familiar logo while driving al...

May 25th 2012 at 5:00pm 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 new editor, Jon Fingas. You might say I started early. Some of my first memories of technology -- or of anything, really -- were of m...

May 1st 2012 at 4:00pm 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 new reviews editor, Sarah Silbert. I'm not your textbook-case geek. On that authoritative dork-geek-nerd venn diagram, I sit undenia...

April 25th 2012 at 3:40pm 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 a special guest: tech journalist and co-founder of Netbooknews, Nicole Scott. Snow Day set it all off. Seventh grade, and already I knew...

February 24th 2012 at 4:00pm 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 a special guest: programmer, app designer, artist and geek, Steven Troughton-Smith. I was born to be an artist. I was always the kind of...

December 23rd 2011 at 2:00pm 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 a special guest: internet entrepreneur, tech support blogger, media personality and geek, Chris Pirillo Before I begin, let me just say:...

November 23rd 2011 at 4:30pm 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 the lead analyst for mobile at PCMAG, Sascha Segan. When I turned eight in 1982, we moved house, I starred on a game show and we got...

November 4th 2011 at 12:00pm 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 the Editor in Chief of HotHardware, Dave Altavilla. Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts has its pluses and minuses. Certainly, in the...

October 28th 2011 at 4:21pm 0 Comments
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They're creepy, they're kooky, they're your favorite Frankengadgets and they've invaded the latest issue of Engadget Distro. But fear not, this edition of our fine weekly isn't all about chopping and screwing the devices you love, we've got plenty of other real-life gadgets on hand as well. See t...

October 28th 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments