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Minecraft Command Blocks Coming to Mobile and Windows 10

Minecraft is a popular block-based game, featuring everything from building a little house to designing a giant industry. With the desktop version featuring a variety of features beyond what Minecraft for mobile and Windows 10 offer, people…

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Computer Science Now a Core Subject in Chicago Schools

Chicago has a history of making large moves with the latest technology. From installing cables to help avoid power cuts to trains with no drivers, Chicago doesn’t want to stop there and has now become the first state…

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Apple Turn Stores into Classroom for a Day

Apple is known for a wide variety of things, from their phones and tablets to their business practices with other companies and their own employees. Craig Federighi, one of Apple’s executives, wants them to be known for…

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Afghanistan To Open Coding School For Girls

Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for a lot of things. He has advertised science and technology to thousands and even found Krypton (okay he found a planet roughly where Krypton would be and got it named…

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Australia To Teach Coding From Primary School

Every day we use computers if we use them at our fingers or just by buying something from a store or driving down the road. Technology is a big part of everyone’s lives these days, and this has…

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BBC Micro Bit Delayed To 2016

The BBC Micro Bit is an intriguing low-cost device to help youngsters develop a keen interest in programming. Unfortunately, the original October roll-out has been cancelled after power supply problems “affected a small number of devices”.…

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Visual Studio 2015 Now Supports All Major Apple and Android Devices

If you’re a fan of programming here’s some news you may like. Ahead of the release date for their new operating system Microsoft have released Visual Studio 2015, their programming development environment. With a list of…

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This Is Why New Software Comes With Old Flaws

You are probably wondering why we hear that legacy flaws are still present in new software. Well, the answer is simple. Developers have a habit of reusing old code for most of their projects and the…

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Quantum Computers… Are They Here or Not?

Silicon chips have ruled computing since the last big innovation of computers and have been steadily getting better and better, faster and faster. But that could all change with the realisation that quantum computers could soon become…

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Indiegogo Toy Aims to Help Teach Children How to Code

A lot of companies have been struggling to release something that will help children how to code. The use of apps and toys have been the most obvious choice for them in order to make coding…

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Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free!

There have been a lot of beautiful and ultra-realistic projects made with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 up until now. Take the amazing Parisian apartment project emphasising the power it has to display architecture in as much…

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Someone Created a Word Processor in Minecraft

You read that correctly – someone has built a fully functioning (albeit limited) word processor in Minecraft. Its creator, Koala_Steamed, says that the ‘app’ includes a 50-character limit, but can save and load files and can format…

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President Obama Writes His First Ever Line of Code

Barack Obama just finished his first ever line of code. The “Coder-in-Chief” wrote a line of Javascript with 20 middle school students as part of the Hour Of Code programme by Code.org. Code.org and The Hour of Code…

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Harvard Academics Build Robot That Teaches Kids How to Write Code

Harvard researchers have built a $10 robot that has been designed to teach children how to write code. The small AERobot can be connected to a computer via USB and programmed in a specially modified language…

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Vimeo Joins Original Programming Game

Streaming video site Vimeo will be joining the online original programming game, with the launch of 6 new episodes of ‘High Maintenance’. ‘High Maintenance’ is centred around a drug dealer called ‘The Guy’ in Brooklyn, New York…

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HummingBoard – An Alternative to the Raspberry Pi Now Available

There is no arguing the fact that the Raspberry Pi has revolutionised the technology world giving a simple platform on which users have been able to create their own bespoke systems, mini server farms and dev…

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Secret Artificial Intelligence Project has been In The Works for 30 Years

Cycorp look like any other research company, striving to create newer technologies in order to sell them to other companies and make life easier for people. However, the company has revealed that they were working on…

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3D Printer Hacked To Create Ultimate Air Hockey Robot

Owning an air hockey table is cool, they’re a great thing to have in the house for a few cheeky games with your friends. Having a 3D printer is also very cool, being able to create…

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Do We All Need To Know How To Code In A World Full Of Tech?

We can’t deny it being a necessity to have your smartphone in your pocket, your laptop in your backpack and possibly your tablet in one of your hands. Technology is all around us today, from the…

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Homeless Man Being Taught Coding Since August Launches His First App, Trees For Cars

You have probably heard about the homeless guy named Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue offering him a choice between $100 and 16 free coding lessons. Grand, homeless since 2011 after losing his job at insurance…

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Raspberry Pi Linux Computer Sales Reach Two Million At The End of October

The co-creator of the Linux computer, the Raspberry Pi, expected to sell about 1,000 of the boards, an estimate that turned out to be rather conservative. At the end of October around two millionth Raspberry Pi…

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Havok Takes Project Anarchy Out Of Beta

Havok has announced that it has released the first full release of Project Anarchy. Project Anarchy is an end-to-end mobile game development engine which includes Autodesk’s Scaleform for free, full Tizen OS support and other additional…

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Homeless Man Launches His First Mobile App After NYC Man Teaches Him Java

Patrick McConlogue of the website Medium had a idea last August that involved a homeless man he had met while he was heading to work. The homeless man called Leo goes by the nickname “Journeyman” and to Patrick,…

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Bletchley Park Raises Funds With Synthesised Synthesiser Album

A group of programmers called Music By Programmers, have released an album to raise money to fund maths and programming workshops at The National Museum of Computing, based at Bletchley Park in Oxfordshire. The group has…