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June 2017 News Wire

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

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ixmaps-privacy-surveillance-nsa-canada
https://ixmaps.ca/

Photovoltaic ink could lead to easy solar panel manufacture

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

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/

Mod Builds An Entire Pokemon Game In Minecraft

http://kotaku.com/fan-makes-minecraft-map-into-a-60-hour-pokemon-game-1792016836
http://phoenixsc.me/pokemon-cobalt-and-amethyst-official-walkthrough/
https://phoenixprojects.co/pokeca/

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603366/mathematical-model-reveals-the-patterns-of-how-innovations-arise/

An Open-Source (and Cute) Alternative to Amazon Echo

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607892/an-open-source-and-cute-alternative-to-amazon-echo/
https://mycroft.ai/

Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse

http://www.poynter.org/2017/facebooks-algorithm-isnt-surfacing-one-third-of-our-posts-and-its-getting-worse/456360/

Also In The June 2017 Issue

Can we measure the time and steps required for things to happen?

This Canadian experiment used a robot to explore how people respond to robots and technology.

An amazing new book turns math problems into shapes and illustrations.

This pen and paper project helps organize ideas into stories with a finite state machine.

While you can't use soap and water on your code, you can keep your code as sparkly clean as any dish or silverware.

This project explores the basics of using Google's Static Map software to display your own maps.

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

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