Patrick Cruz

7 Added | 1 Magazine | @PCruz95 | An aspiring software developer from Tacoma

2,000 schools to offer AP Computer Science course this fall thanks to Obama initiative

By 2018, more than half of all STEM jobs are projected to involve computer science skills. Currently, only one in four schools offers accredited programming classes to fill the ever-increasing demand. When the program is offered, it’s typically treated as an after school activity or club, 22 states …

Retrogaming

Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill

Google's grand experiment in using artificial intelligence to save power is paying off. The search firm's Demis Hassabis tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the DeepMind AI has cut electricity use at Google data centers by "several percentage points" thanks to its extra-efficient use of equipment, such as cooling …

Saudi Clerics Remind Followers That Pokémon Violates Islamic Beliefs

Saudi Arabia’s top clerics have used an official site to remind followers about a 2001 fatwa against Pokémon, following the release of the mobile …

Pokémon Go

A change coming to your iPhone will help you sleep better

Buried in the dozens of new features coming to iOS 10 this fall is one that can help out.<p>The new clock app doesn't just have a new dark theme, it also has a section called Bedtime, a new take on the recurring alarm clock that goes the extra step by reminding you to go to sleep so you get all the …

Wearable Tech

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

Pokémon Go's lasting legacy will be introducing the world to a revolutionary new technology

The augmented reality pokémon game has taken the world by storm over the last week, seeing millions of downloads, supercharging Nintendo's stock, and prompting everything from robberies to flashmobs outside random peoples' homes.<p>But it's also pretty simplistic, lacking many of the mechanisms that …

Augmented Reality