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40% of Carnegie-Mellon computer science students are female

Number of the day<p>40 percent<p>That's how many incoming students in Carnegie-Mellon University's computer science program are female. Across the country only 19 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering go to women. Harvey Mudd College, the liberal arts school near Los Angeles, is also bucking the …

One thousand children, one room and a lot of code - welcome to the future

When we ran our first coding event for young people in 2009, it took me three months to find 50 young coders in the whole of the UK.<p>Our event, Young Rewired State’s Festival of Code, offered a free weekend of coding and mentoring at Google’s offices in London. I did find those young coders …

Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

Do Our Kids Really Need To Learn How To Code?

Some months ago, I downloaded the Kodable app for my 4 year-old, which boasts that it can teach toddlers how to code before they can read. My programming skills are pretty basic, but I like the idea of giving my child a head start.<p>Many of today’s business and political leaders stress that coding …

Epic Super Mario DJ Battle on 4th of July Wows the Crowd

During the 2014 Philly Jam which took place on July 4th, two DJ’s took time out to celebrate gaming culture in a cool way. A DJ battle was started …

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

Most people would say that a Roomba is a robot. But what about a Nest thermostat? Or an ATM or GPS?<p>People tend to think of robots in the image of …

BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers

German car manufacturer BMW has turned to 3D printing to physically augment its car-plant workers, giving them stronger, augmented thumbs.<p>The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for the workers’ thumbs, reducing strain and helping them to fit certain parts into the cars more easily.<p>Each …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

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Big Data knows you're sick, tired and depressed

From the diseases you battle to the pills you pop, your most personal health information could be for sale.<p>That's because some data brokers are collecting information from the surveys you take, websites you visit, products you buy and mobile apps you use to create lists of consumers with certain …

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.<p>All video games are not created equal.<p>I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are …

Online jeweler puts a 3D-printed engagement ring on it

The engagement ring is a fabled piece of jewelry, meant to wow and awe, sometimes without the recipient ever knowing about it in the first place. This is a lot of responsibility to take on, especially if you're shopping online, trying to make sense of princess cuts and carat sizes just by looking …

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10 great gadgets under $50

Good news for cost-conscious tech lovers: You don't have to break the bank to pick up some cool gadgets.<p>From wireless speakers and mobile game controllers to portable hard drives and even touch-screen tablets, you might just be surprised what you can find on the cheap at your local electronics …

Trifacta gives data wranglers a secret weapon for saving time

OK, so you’ve launched a Hadoop cluster to store and process lots of different kinds of data. Good luck cleaning up your messiest unstructured data before you can dig up all of those amazing business-changing insights you’ve heard about.<p>Typically, data cleaning, or data transformation, takes up …

How Dutch team is 3D-printing a full-sized house

Architects in Amsterdam have started building what they say is one of the world's first full-sized 3D-printed houses.<p>The structure is being built using a plastic heavily based on plant oil.<p>The team behind the house claim it is a waste-free, eco-friendly way to design and construct the cities of the …

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3D-printed cast uses ultrasound to speed healing

<i>(Credit: A' Design Awards)</i><p><b>A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new</b> …

3D printer lets you print your own functioning game controllers

A 3D printer attachment created by Stanford University graduate students is capable of printing functioning circuitry inside a game controller, Computerworld reports.<p>It's called the Rabbit Proto, and it's designed to fit different versions of RepRap printers — machines that can print their own …

Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone

Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, <i>anything</i>? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely created a working cellphone with his, complete with video proof (below). The PiPhone consists of a bunch of off-the-shelf parts, like a PiTFT …

Big Data Platform InsideSales.com Raises $100M From Polaris, KPCB At $1B Valuation

Another big round for a fast-growing enterprise startup focused on big data and the cloud. InsideSales.com has raised $100 million at a valuation of almost $1 billion, a number first reported by DJ’s Venture Wire, and now confirmed by us with a reliable source close to the company. Polaris Partners …

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Technologists love talking about it. Scholars hope it can change the way businesses solve problems.<p>FORTUNE — Big data will save the world, they say. It will change the way we do business, they say. It could tell us things we didn’t know we didn’t know, they say.<p>Some of that might be true and some …

With ingenuity and a 3-D printer, group changes lives

Rebuilding limbs with ingenuity and a 3-D printer<p>Led by a film producer with no engineering background, Not Impossible helps people overcome physical limitations through technology, including making prostheses with 3-D printers.<p>Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of …

Double Fine's Hack 'N' Slash arms you with a USB sword and the power to debug

In Double Fine's new PC adventure game <i>Hack 'N' Slash</i>, players will solve puzzles, explore dungeons, battle knights and slay bosses through the power of computer programming.<p>Originally pitched in 2012 during Double Fine's company-wide game jam, Amnesia Fortnight, <i>Hack 'N' Slash</i> gives players control …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people …

US government begins loosening decades-old grip on the Internet

After incubating the Internet and overseeing it for decades, the US government announced Friday it's releasing the last elements of control it has.<p>The Department of Commerce originally handled core parts of the Internet, but gradually backed away from those duties through a contract with a …

Roguelike Hashtag Dungeon allows you to generate content with a tweet

<i>Hashtag Dungeon</i>, an upcoming roguelike from developers Kieran Hicks and Sean Oxspring, will give players the power to generate their own levels with the help of Twitter.<p>Described as a game reminiscent of <i>The Binding of Isaac</i> and The Legend of Zelda, <i>Hashtag Dungeon</i> is a top-down bullet hell roguelike …

Game Scoop!: Will FFX/X2 HD Outsell FFXIII? - IGN Video

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered was a huge hit in Japan. Will it overshadow the latest Final Fantasy here?

The Weirdest Thing in Lightning Returns: FF13 - IGN Video

We watched this scene and then slowly backed away.