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April 2015 News Wire

Olio Smart Watch (iOS and Android)

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

Why Do Designers Hate Comic Sans?

The history of the font and the reasons people hate Comic Sans are great ways to learn about typography.

Learn Typography Online

Learn typography online and practice basic typography skills.

The 10 Principles of Good Web Design for Developers

Design basics for developers who do not have a designer around to say "no comic sans!"

Mary Glendening Talks about Library Makerspaces as Community Technology Centers

Librarian Mary Glendening describes how they created their library makerspace.

An Interview with Joe Dytrych and Dee Saigal, Creators of Erase All Kittens

Learn how two people created a fun online game to teach HTML and CSS.

Swift

Apple's new Swift programming language is an interesting language to study and learn, plus an opportunity to watch a new language evolve.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.

Online Security Tips

How to create secure passwords, manage your email accounts, securely backup data, and more.

April 2015 News Wire

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

April 2015 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the April 2015 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Code Golf

Problems software programmers can do to practice their skills, from beginner to advanced.

Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns

How programmers use design patterns and anti-patterns to develop software.

Help Build Applications Online

This website lets anyone practice their coding and design skills.