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Kids coding at school: 'When you learn computing, you're thinking about thinking'

Children across England have been back at school for a few weeks now, and with the launch of a revamped computing curriculum, they’ll be learning some new skills: including programming.<p>Pupils as young as five will be learning about algorithms and computational thinking, as well as creating and …

Is it worth upgrading to an iPhone 6? How to preserve the life of your laptop battery? Your tech questions answered

<b>Q I’m thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6 – the 4G phone and plans are significantly more expensive; are they worth it?</b> Josh, via email<p>A This is a question of two parts as the merits of the iPhone 6 and 4G technology are quite separate.<p>4G is short for fourth generation telecommunications …

Apple drives the internet insane with failed iPhone 6 pre-orders

Pre-ordering a new iPhone is never an easy process. You wake up at 3AM if you’re on the East Coast, stay up late on the West Coast, or simply eat your breakfast if you’re in Europe. But this year it has been an especially tricky process for Apple’s most loyal customers in the US. Apple’s online …

Microsoft’s studio-grade Skype TX for broadcasters is released to manufacturers

Back in April, we reported that Microsoft was targeting broadcasters with the Skype TX, studio grade software “that delivers high quality audio and video output to seamlessly connect broadcast and media productions with people around the world.” Today, Skype TX has been released to manufacturing …

What You Should Expect From Apple's Big Event

Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day for Apple in years.<p>Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is under intense pressure. Although the company's stock has hit record highs recently, Apple hasn't come up with a new product category since Steve Jobs, the man who brought us the iPod, iPad and iPhone, died …

Leap.it Wants To Open A New Front In The Battle For Search

For the nearly the last ten years, Mike Farmer has been trying to unseat Google from its perch as the king of search. Now, four years in to his second search startup, Farmer thinks he may have found the next leap forward.<p>From its base in Kansas City, Kan., Farmer’s Leap.it is looking to wrest the …

Apple Patents Flexible Display Tech That Turns Screens Into Buttons, Microphones And More

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that describes various control mechanisms that could be used with flexible displays, to replace components such as physical buttons with more durable and resilient alternatives, and to create alternate means for detecting sound …

Belarus 18-Year-Old Wins Google's Code Jam on His First Try

LOS ANGELES — An 18-year-old from Belarus won the Google Code Jam Finals on Friday, beating out 26 coders from all around the world on his first …

How Do You Compete With EMC, IBM and Oracle? Generis' Secret: Get Close To Customers

Building a business on a product that replaces and supplements standard features on an already expensive software product doesn’t seem like a winning business strategy, however when you actively listen <i>and respond</i> to what prospective customers want, delivering features they actually find useful and …

Why Apple could break up with Intel over the Mac

When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong.<p><b>“I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM</b> …

Computer Hardware

Inside Y Combinator's First Hackathon

Hackathons are a great way for companies like Facebook or Twitter to get their developers together to find the next great feature. For Y Combinator, it’s a way to find the next developers to add to its incubator. For the developers, it’s a place to build the future via apps and friendships.<p>Y …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Use your competitors’ products all the time

I was sitting with the founders of a company we’ve funded the other day talking about their competition. I love this product and I use it every day. It doesn’t yet have widespread adoption, but it as extremely actively used by the early adopters.<p>This company has several competitors — long time …

14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

New Wolfram App Enables Creation of Cloud-based Programs

On the 26th anniversary of the launch of Wolfram Research’s Mathematica, the computational knowledge engine company has released the Wolfram Programming Cloud.<p>This new offering, an application of Wolfram’s knowledge-based language, is specifically designed to let users create and deploy cloud-based …