Geek Stories

Giz Asks Mayim Bialik About Her Geek Origins

You may know Mayim from The Big Bang Theory where she plays Amy Farrah Fowler — neurobiologist and Sheldon’s love interest. But did you know that the she actually holds a real-life Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA? No wonder she’s also an official ambassador for Texas Instruments science class room technology.


Gizmodo Asks Dr Karl About His Geek Origins [Video]

Dr Karl is many things — an Australian National Living Treasure, recipient of the Ignobel prize, writer of many books, and the nation’s leading science geek. But how did it all start?


Gizmodo Asks Comedian Ryan Shelton About His Geek Origins

Ryan Shelton is a funny, funny guy — and he’s not in the least bit shy about his innate geekiness, whether it’s an addiction to smartphone apps or a love of the humble Delorean.


John Cleese: 'Most Of The Gadgetry Is Of No Interest To Me At All'

He’s a comedy legend of five decades standing and a fervent advocate for trying new things. But while he’s a happy iPhone owner and has played Q’s offsider/successor in two Bond flicks, John Cleese is by his own admission not much of a gadget freak.


Gizmodo Asks CliffyB About His Geek Origins

Do I really have to introduce CliffyB? Really? Design director for Epic games, developer celebrity and non-stop full-time proud geek? Yeah, that guy. But how did he get his geek start?


Gizmodo Asks Raaj Menon About His Geek Origins

If you’ve used a Billion or FRITZ!Box Router in Australia, or charged or held things with a PADACs product, you’ve used some of Raaj Menon’s work. He’s the uber-geek behind the local distributor, as well as a man who moved house to take advantage of the NBN. But how did he get his geek start?


Gizmodo Asks Douglas Rushkoff About His Geek Origins

New York-based Douglas Rushkoff is a writer closely associated with the early days of cyberpunk, but these days marks himself out as an open-source advocate and media theorist — he’s the man who coined terms like “viral media” and “social currency”. But how did he get his Geek start?


Gizmodo Asks Dan Ilic About His Geek Origins

You probably know Dan Ilic best from TV’s Hungry Beast. He’s a comedian, filmmaker and — according to his website — rabble-rouser; at least unofficially. But did you know he’s had a long association with tech? From Amstrads and working for an Apple reseller to crashing parties in America – we check in on Dan’s light bulb moment.


Sheamus: WWE Superstar And The World's Scariest AV Technician

As part of a promotional tour for Wrestlemania 28 and the August WWE Raw tour, WWE Pro Wrestler Sheamus was in Sydney last Friday. I sat down with him to discuss online social media, gaming, travelling and the IT world — especially as Sheamus has an interesting IT background.


Designing Windows 8, Or How To Redesign A Religion

There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer’s dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he’s taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over the world. You know, NBD.


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