April 2017 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for April 2017.

Mod Builds An Entire Pokemon Game In Minecraft

http://kotaku.com/fan-makes-minecraft-map-into-a-60-hour-pokemon-game-1792016836

Programming is the Next Blue Collar Job

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/programming-is-the-new-blue-collar-job/

Spanner, the Google Database that Mastered Time, is Now Open to Everyone

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/spanner-google-database-harnessed-time-now-open-everyone/

The Race to Map the Human Body, One Cell at a Time

http://www.nature.com/news/the-race-to-map-the-human-body-one-cell-at-a-time-1.21508

With CIA Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/technology/personaltech/defense-against-cia-hacking.html

Photovoltaic ink could lead to easy solar panel manufacture

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/photovoltaic-ink-could-lead-to-easy-solar-panel-manufacture/

Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/youre-now-free-to-move-about-vice-city-a-history-of-open-world-gaming/

Also In The April 2017 Issue

Building and creating your tools with the Minecraft toolbox helps you survive the game.

Sensors give robots the senses humans have.

30+ ideas for all age holiday gifts, from books to apps to board games to VR and more.

There might be a reason that too-real robot and video game character creeps you out.

This programming language uses colors instead of text and punctuation to add and perform other tasks.

Knowing how passwords are cracked can help you create better passwords.

There are a number of strategies teachers (plus parents and students) can take to learn programming.

This project uses conductive thread to create a glove to activates your phone.

Software programming does neat things with language, in this case, mixing capital letters.

This Scratch game has lots of ways you can customize the game play. No cats were harmed in the making of this article either.

Links from the bottom of all the October 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2017.