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April 2015 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology.

Life in the Algorithm

https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/117/life-algorithm.html

Squeezing a playable chess program into 487 bytes

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/01/squeezing-a-playable-chess-program-into-487-bytes/

Nobody Knows What an iPad Is Good for Anymore

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/nobody-knows-ipad-good-anymore/

8 Web Design Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/8-web-design-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind.html

Fun videos teach design concepts to kids

http://boingboing.net/2015/01/15/fun-videos-teach-design-concep.html

An Anti-Torture Logo That Cleverly Communicates Across Three Cultures

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/anti-torture-logo-cleverly-communicates-across-three-cultures/

40 free resources every designer should know

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/12/21/40-free-resources-every-designers-know/

Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/gallery/2014/mar/14/pi-day-pi-transformed-into-incredible-art-in-pictures

NVBOTS Wants To Make 3D Printers As Easy As Toasters

http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/23/nvbots-wants-to-make-3d-printers-as-easy-as-toasters/

Dropbox’s Head of Design on the Dawn of Personalized Products – First Round Review

http://firstround.com/review/Dropboxs-Head-of-Design-on-the-Dawn-of-Personalized-Products

Solar Power SunAirPlus – INA3221 Python Raspberry Pi Library Released

http://www.switchdoc.com/2015/03/sunairplus-solar-power-ina3221-python-raspberry-pi-library-released/

The Secret Life of Punctuation: The Ampersand

http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk/2011/06/the-ampersand-part-1-of-2/
http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk/2011/06/the-ampersand-part-2-of-2/

The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~

http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/the-hidden-language-of-the-tilde

The Long and Fascinating History of Quotation Marks

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/01/30/quotation_marks_long_and_fascinating_history_includes_arrows_diples_and.html

You Call that a Punctuation Mark?! The Interrobang Celebrates its 50th Birthday

http://www.themillions.com/2012/03/you-call-that-a-punctuation-mark-the-interrobang-celebrates-its-50th-birthday.html

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3043024/a-brief-history-of-user-experience-design

Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/26/olio-creates-a-homebrew-smartwatch-with-some-amazing-features/
https://www.oliodevices.com/

Noose around Internet’s TLS system tightens with 2 new decryption attacks

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/noose-around-internets-tls-system-tightens-with-2-new-decryption-attacks/

Also In The April 2015 Issue

October 2015 Issue: Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects dumb devices like refrigerators to the internet and uses software to connect them to our daily lives.

There are many operating systems for internet of things devices, from existing software used to control electronic boards to efforts by Google and Apple.

Disney Infinity 3.0, Rocket League, and Super Mario Maker are three fun video games to consider for the 2015 holiday season

You can learn a little software programming and have lots of fun with any number of coding apps available for your phone or tablet computer.

Operating system software is a key part of all computers. But what are they and how do they work?

Learning how to make kittens with JavaScript is a great way to learn how to use the free Chrome web browser to practice and learn JavaScript.

Working through a book can help parents learn programming with their kids or kids learn on their own.

Board games and card games are some of the best ways to learn about programming. You don't need a computer. Play as a family or group.

These robots also can be programmed to move around rooms, one way for kids to learn programming.

Six women were hired to use their math skills to program the ENIAC computer. They called themselves The First Programmers Club.

Nicky is a Linguistics major who learned coding skills to further her research. She's also finished a PhD, won a few big awards, and co-founded Grok Learning.

Two women created an innovative online service to teach teenage girls how to code by using video.

The new Rust programming language is designed to solve problems with operating systems and fix issues with C and other languages.

Data can become alive and pose questions as well as reveal answers to questions we have.

Links from the bottom of all the articles in this issue, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

DRY is an acronym for Don't Repeat Yourself. It's a critical programming concept and skill to learn.

Interesting news stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August and September 2015.

CoderDojo is a free after school club for kids ages 7-17 where kids, parents, mentors, and others play with technology and learn to code.