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October 2016 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2016.

Meet Terrifying Dinosaurs with Google Cardboard

https://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/an-extinct-world-brought-back-to-life.html

Take a 360 VR Tour Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture

http://abcnews.go.com/US/360-vr-tour-inside-national-museum-african-american/story?id=42319929

A massive attack that may have hijacked online cameras will soon be “the new normal”

http://qz.com/789970/krebs-ddos-akamai-akam-a-massive-attack-that-may-have-hijacked-online-cameras-could-soon-be-the-new-normal/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/09/why-the-silencing-of-krebsonsecurity-opens-a-troubling-chapter-for-the-net/

Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ozmarecords/voyager-golden-record-40th-anniversary-edition
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t.

https://www.propublica.org/article/amazon-says-it-puts-customers-first-but-its-pricing-algorithm-doesnt

Exclusive: Listen To ‘Alchemy,’ Simonne Jones’ Song Made From Physics Data

http://www.popsci.com/simonne-jones-alchemy-particle-physics-song-exclusive

VR goggles and giant touchscreen tables: How Audi explains new car technology

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/09/vr-goggles-and-giant-touchscreen-tables-how-audi-explains-new-car-technology/

Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-29/hospitals-try-giving-patients-a-dose-of-vr

Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/22/shapers-ar-makes-cnc-prototyping-easy/

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/news/a22313/national-geographics-website-print-topographic-maps/

Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/aug/09/bike-share-mapping-gps-data-interactive-london-nyc-berlin-cf-city-flows

What Facebook Knows About You

https://www.propublica.org/article/breaking-the-black-box-what-facebook-knows-about-you

The Most Popular Programming Languages of 2016

http://www.builtinaustin.com/blog/most-popular-programming-languages-2016

ESLOV Internet of Things (IoT) Modular Invention Kit from Arduino

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iot-invention-kit/eslov-iot-invention-kit
https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/29/arduino-unleashes-a-serious-internet-of-things-system-for-hardware-hackers/

First look: The PlayStation VR headset arrives at Ars

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/09/first-look-the-playstation-vr-headset-arrives-at-ars/

Unity at 10: For better—or worse—game development has never been easier

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/09/unity-at-10-for-better-or-worse-game-development-has-never-been-easier/

Restoring the first recording of computer music

http://blogs.bl.uk/sound-and-vision/2016/09/restoring-the-first-recording-of-computer-music.html

Also In The October 2016 Issue

Virtual and augmented reality replace or add computing to our real world experience.

What would you build if you had 10 weeks and access to Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive equipment and developers?

With end of year holidays fast approaching, here are 35 of the more interesting ideas for holiday STEAM gifts that introduce STEAM concepts in fun ways.

If you work in a school or community library, or an after school group, STEAM events can be a way to offer technology events for kids.

A short history of virtual and augmented reality with lots of links to learn more.

One thing programmers do all day is imagine. When someone asks them to solve a problem with code, they start thinking and dreaming.

There are several key skills that I believe you need to have if you want to be a software programmer.

What makes a programmer lousy is a good way to identify what makes a programmer great.

Virtual reality has brought to the masses an old problem with flight simulators: what happens when our brain, ears, and eyes disagree?

The dots and lines used in graph theory can solve interesting problems.

Links from the bottom of all the October 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2016.