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It's Official: OneNote is Now Free for Everyone

The rumors are true: Microsoft confirmed today that it is making a version of OneNote available for free on every major desktop and mobile computing …

Sources: Microsoft In Talks To Acquire Mobile App Development Startup Xamarin

Microsoft is in the final stages of negotiations that could lead to either an acquisition or major investment in Xamarin, a mobile startup whose …

That “Distressed Baby” Who Tim Armstrong Blamed for AOL Benefit Cuts? She’s My Daughter.

Late last week, Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of AOL, landed himself in a media firestorm when he held a town hall with employees to …

折伏 - as it relates to coding

Open plan offices are bad. Breaking my concentration is wasteful. You hired me to code, so don’t interrupt me. I keep reading statements like this …

Already Down 50 Percent, Will Bitcoin Bite The Dust?

Talk about a fall:<p>"Prices of virtual currency bitcoin fell 20% Wednesday and are now down more than 50% from their record high hit two weeks ago amid worries that China is moving to block the purchase and use of the currency by its citizens," <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> writes.<p>Bitcoin's big slide began …

This girl built a drone out of an Android

10:00 AM 12/13/2013<p>A Vienna University of Technology student is using an Android mobile device as the brain of a homemade drone capable of flight …

You'll Make More Money If You Can Code

Being able to learn marketable digital skills is sluggish and difficult — or so they say.<p>Adda Birnir noticed a gender divide between a media …

Can anyone learn programming?

Own Theories<p>There has been a lot of discussion about whether kids should be taught programming in school, even as early as in preschool. Like always, …

Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

HELSINKI — Elementary school students in Finland could be adding coding and programming to their nightly homework routine in the near …

“Program, or be programmed” – Why we need to teach code

As a big supporter of the new curriculum, which is <i>finally</i> introducing programming skills into compulsory education from September 2014, DeveloperTech …

Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

Flipboard is launching on Windows 8.1 today. We got an early look at the app during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last month, but the final version will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you’ve ever used Flipboard on iOS or Android then the experience on Windows 8.1 will be very familiar. …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.<p>For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you …

Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.<p>There’s a story going around college campuses–whispered …

Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools

Remember readin', 'riting and 'rithmatic? According to our Rethinking Education panelists, the three R's need to be joined by a "C" -- for computer science -- or the US risks getting run over by more progressive nations. That was the opinion of Rodrigo Arboleda from the One Laptop Per Child …

Teaching Kids Electronics, Computers, and Programming Fundamentals with Snap Circuits

September 13, '13 Comments [33] Posted in Daddy | Parenting | Programming<p>Sponsored By<p>I'm not particularly interested in my kids being programmers or …

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | WIRED

In the past five years, however, a number of groundbreaking projects have begun to prove that consensus wrong. Besides Gibson’s tic-tac-toe and graph …

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Youth Programs<p>We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced programs in core skills that meet and enhance national and local STEM teaching …

There's nothing small or basic about this map on becoming a "Dev" and good coder using Small Basic

Yep, it's that time again, time to help you "teach someone to fish." Small Basic harkens back to the early days of Basic, where it was a language …

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The UK Department for Education has just introduced a radical change in education.It plans to teach "rigorous computer science" to all children from …

Where are the kid coders? Not in U.S. schools

If you plan to help your kids with their homework in the future, better start boning up on your programming skills now. (And you thought new math was …

The Limitations of "Learn to Code" Mania | Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science

July 11, 2013 Filed under: AP Computer Science,Computer Programming,Critical Thinking,Curriculum Development,Logical Reasoning — IMACS Staff Writer @ …

Microsoft's Close Ties With This Mobile App Development Startup Shows How Its Culture Is Changing

Xamarin's software lets Microsoft developers build iOS and Android apps using Microsoft development languages and tools.<p>Microsoft and Xamarin's relationship has grown noticeably cozier in the past year, though it's mostly been happening behind the scenes, three sources told us recently.<p>That changed …

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15 workplace barriers to better code

The product had to ship yesterday. The users are screaming about a missing feature. The boss's boss says we better get moving or else the ax will …

Americans Hate Their Jobs, Even With Office Perks

If you hate your job, you're not alone. But having in-office access to catered meals, a pingpong table or free massages may not make you any happier …

Codecademy for the cloud: Google’s new Cloud Playground is pure genius

The biggest challenges with adopting a new platform are unfamiliarity, uncertainty, and switching costs. Which is exactly why Google’s new Cloud Playground is a perfect way to get serious about tempting developers to switch from Amazon or Microsoft’s clouds.<p>Or to start developing in the cloud for …

Don Knuth and the Art of Computer Programming: The Interview - Simple Talk

RM:<p>Don, the last time we spoke we touched on complexity and you said that simplicity was the only answer to this. Why is it important to find simple …