It's 2014 -- does the term "geek" really have any meaning anymore?

Periodically you have to ask this question again. Geeks aren't just running some of the world's biggest companies — they're also the heroes of mega-hit TV series like Big Bang Theory; and, in the post-Snowden world, they're international political subversives. So what the hell is a geek anymore? » 1/06/14 7:00am 1/06/14 7:00am

When the nerds go to war with the geeks, who will survive?

In this week’s “Postal Apocalypse,” you guys ask the tough questions about Game of Thrones, Avengers and cybernetic hand replacements, and I give you the hard answers, mostly because giving you soft answers sounds even dirtier. The mailbag is running low, so please don’t forget to send your questions to postman@io9.com » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

Six Good Habits I Learned from Being Bullied as a Geeky Kid

Like a lot of geeks, I spent several years in social hell as a kid. You know the routine. They passed mean notes about me in class. They got together in big groups at lunchtime, surrounded me, and asked me weird, sneering questions. They punched me, insulted me, crank called my house at 3 AM, and smeared pizza sauce… » 12/07/12 4:13pm 12/07/12 4:13pm