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October 2015 News Wire

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

Online security braces for quantum revolution

http://www.nature.com/news/online-security-braces-for-quantum-revolution-1.18332

See Smart Robots Learn to Play Like Human Children

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-09-02/see-smart-robots-learn-to-play-like-human-children

Acer’s Arduino-based Cloud Professor wants to get kids into the IoT

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/acers-arduino-based-cloud-professor-wants-to-get-kids-into-the-iot/
http://www.seeedstudio.com/blog/2015/09/07/build-your-own-iot-applications-with-acer-cloud-professor-and-groves/
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/byoc-consumer

Algorithms Feel Like Science, but Are Full of Human Error

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/when-algorithms-go-awry

Super Mario Maker pulls the curtain back on game design’s promise and peril

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/09/super-mario-maker-not-everyone-can-be-miyamoto-but-everyone-can-try/
http://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/

Why the Famous First Level of Super Mario Bros. Looks the Way It Does

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/a17251/super-marios-bros-world-1-1-explained/

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

http://mentalfloss.com/article/51674/history-ctrl-alt-delete

A Kind of A.I. Called Machine Learning Is Reshaping How We Live. It’s Time We Understood It.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2015/09/pedro_domingos_master_algorithm_how_machine_learning_is_reshaping_how_we.html

Algorithms Feel Like Science, but Are Full of Human Error

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/when-algorithms-go-awry

VW’s Cheating Proves We Must Open Up the Internet of Things

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/volkswagen-open-iot

The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

https://medium.com/@mach/the-secret-of-san-francisco-fonts-4b5295d9a745?source=tw-504c7870fdb6-1442859589506

Your home could become one giant iPhone, courtesy of Apple

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-homekit-how-it-works-2015-9

Apple HomeKit devices are popping up! So wait, what’s HomeKit again?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/apple-homekit-everything-you-need-to-know/

The Australian School Where Students Live Hundreds of Miles From Their Teachers

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-australian-school-where-students-live-hundreds-of-miles-from-their-teachers

3D Printer Produces Replica of Iron Age Instrument

http://www.archaeology.org/news/3659-3d-printer-produces-replica-of-iron-age-instrument

Acer’s Arduino-based Cloud Professor wants to get kids into the IoT

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/acers-arduino-based-cloud-professor-wants-to-get-kids-into-the-iot/

Clever Secures Students’ Data Privacy As More Apps Enter Classrooms

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/clever-secures-students-data

Windows 10 IoT Core controlling a Raspberry Pi 2 Robot

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Windows10IoTCoreControllingARaspberryPi2Robot.aspx

Also In The October 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.