About Nathan Young

Hello geeks and nerds; let me introduce you to what I am. Nathan Young does a lot of wonderful things in the media world, from writing, photography, videography, and social media. My current home is the blog and website Geek Alabama. There I do everything from geeky/nerdy talk, event coverage, reviews, cooking, community coverage, promotions, and anything else to give any geek and/or nerd an organism. If it’s anything any geek and/or nerd would care about, I am usually talking about it. From conventions, gaming, crowdsourcing, tech, movies, TV shows, comics, books, food, videos, apps, and more. If you are looking for articles anyone would love reading, you have come to the right place! If you are looking for someone who can cover events with pictures and videos, cover products and shows, speak at events, cover your products, or attend your conventions, consider me! Every geek and/or nerd from trekkies, whovians, and even bronies, already has! The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD

Catch Episode 17 Of The New Screen Savers


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Episode 17 of The New Screen Savers is here!  This week, Leo Laporte is joined by co-host Mike Elgan.  And in this episode, you get to learn about how political campaigns are using social media to influence your vote, also find out that El Niño is on the way, and learn about a man who invented a Twitter bot that has won thousands of contests and now has invented a revolutionary car battery.  Enjoy!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: PetBot: Smartphone For Pets


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Pet owners find it difficult to be with their pets at all times. While owners are out of the house they cannot interact or engage with their pet. Even with a simple webcam, there is no way of ensuring that something is happening with your pet when you check in. Imagine if there was a way for your pet to check in with you instead!  PetBot is the first smart device that lets your pet send you a selfie and allows you to engage with your pet remotely. It captures pet moments at the right time and shares these moments with you when you want them. PetBot is the only product that uses “petificial intelligence” to detect, record, share and notify you when your pet is active. PetBot is for all pets and has been successfully trialed with dogs, cats, and even a rabbit!

Busy professionals and families often find that they have no meaningful way to interact with and care for their pets while they are away. PetBot was born in 2013 with the vision to improve the quality of life of pets in homes and in shelters around the world.  Their co-founders have years of pet training, pet care and technical experience including the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence that have been used to test the effectiveness of drugs on cancer. This technology has been included into PetBot to inform pet owners when their pets need them. Combined with years of innovation, business and finance experience, their team will provide petificial intelligence to pet owners across the world.

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As of September 1st, this project has raised around $7,000 of their $80,000 goal. This project only has 45 days left to raise the $80,000 or it will might be funded!  For a pledge of $189, you will get one PetBot device.  For a pledge of $399, you will get two PetBot devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/petbot-the-world-s-first-smartphone-for-pets#/story

The Evening Post: PBS Space Time Introduces A New Host


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The YouTube channel PBS Space Time has a brand new host!  Former host Gabe Perez-Giz has taken a new job at the National Science Foundation, and he has no time to host Space Time.  So after answering some questions about their 2-Particle Challenge, you see a Star Wars lightsaber battle, and the new host is Matt O’Dowd, with an Australian accent.  Get to learn more about the new host below!

The Evening Post: Is Rick from Rick & Morty The Ideal Scientist


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Tonight I am presenting the latest episode from the YouTube PBS Idea Channel.  Rick Sanchez, the erratic scientist from Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is nothing short of brilliantly talented, but his crazy antics and experiments place him on a scientific fringe. So much so, that some may even consider Rick to not be a scientist at all. But are his anarchic methods representative of what an ideal scientist should be? On this weeks episode of Idea Channel, Mike questions what makes the perfect scientist and if the scientific method is too restrictive in the pursuit of knowledge.

And here are the comment responses to the If There Are No Pics, Did It Happen video.

The Evening Post: A Spectator’s Guide To League Of Legends


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Tonight I am presenting the latest episode from the PBS Game/Show YouTube channel.  League of Legends is one of the most played PC games in history, with last years world championships in Seoul attracting over 32 million fans alone. But how can someone who doesn’t understand intricate e-sports, become a casual fan? From Summoner’s Rift to gameplay tactics, and the ultimate goal of destroying your opponents Nexus, Join Jamin on this week’s episode of Game/Show as he helps explain the world that is League of Legends! Check it out!

And here are the comment responses to the Why are there SO MANY Pokemon video!