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Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar

The toy moves based on how you plug in its modular segments, a step on the road towards understanding the concept of code.

By 6 January 2016

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Morse code molded into Mars dunes spells out gibberish

If Mars has a special message for the planet Earth, it's not making much sense.

By 13 July 2016


Google gives Black Girls Code $2.8M space inside its NY headquarters

The nonprofit hopes working near Google will provide better opportunities for students and increase diversity in the tech industry.

By 29 June 2016


Google makes coding playful with Bloks tactile toys

Google wants to use the new open-source tech to help children as young as five learn computational thinking skills.

By 28 June 2016


How a Nazi Enigma machine works (and how to break its code)

It might look just like a typewriter, but the Enigma machine was a fiendishly complex encryption device. Here's how it worked, and how it was broken.

By 25 June 2016


Apple adds coding, robotics sessions to its Summer Camp lineup

Registration opens today for Apple's 2016 Summer Camp program, where kids will be able to make movies, create stories and play around with Sphero, the adorable rolling robot.

By 22 June 2016


Sphero is back as a coding robot, with improved SPRK+ and Lightning Lab

Faster Bluetooth pairing and a better app come to Sphero's educational platform. From painting to swimming to maze-running, we put it through its paces.

By 21 June 2016


Google, Cartoon Network want kids to code Powerpuff GIFs

The companies hope the lure of popular cartoon characters can entice youths of all backgrounds to try their hand at coding.

By 16 June 2016


Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding

With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.

By 15 June 2016


Girls fess up to their inability to code: It's the mood swings

Technically Incorrect: In a brilliant satirical campaign from Girls Who Code, aspiring female computer programmers take on sexist myths.

By 18 May 2016