September 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of August 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.

Female Scientist LEGO Minifigs Come to Life Via Their Own Twitter Account!

How to Get Girls Into Engineering? Let Them Build Toys

How Ernö Rubik Created the Rubik’s Cube

A Map of Every Device in the World That’s Connected to the Internet

New App Tells The Stories Behind Famous Typefaces

Build a Raspberry Pi SMS Garage Door Butler

Facebook Hires 18-Year-Old Intern for Full-Time Engineering Gig

Stop Looking at Your Phone (It’s Unhealthy)

How Big Telecom Smothers City-Run Broadband

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Teens Top the Tech-Savvy Chart while Adults Lag Behind

How to Play Happy Birthday on Your Phone (Keypad)

50 Years of the Computer Language BASIC

The Downside of High School Science Requirements: More Dropouts

IPv6 adoption starting to add up to real numbers: 0.6 percent

4 (Mostly Simple) Ways to Keep Safe From Spammers’ Snares

The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps


  • Tim Slavin

    Tim is an award-winning writer and technologist who enjoys teaching tech to non-technical people. He has many years experience with web sites and applications in business, technical, and creative roles. He and his wife have two kids, now teenagers, who are mad about video games.

Also In The September 2014 Issue

How to Choose Great Toys

The best toy is one that is fun for your child and meets their needs. This article helps with ideas how to choose toys and where to find them.


People use the Scratch language to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Includes an active community to share projects.

Jenn Choi Talks Raising Boys and Toys are Tools

Jenn Choi publishes an online magazine to help parents find toys while also helping to raise her two sons.

How to Describe a Database to a Child

Databases are mysterious but critical technology. Here's one simple way to describe them to kids (and adults).


While not as delicious as real cookies, website cookies provide a critical and useful benefit for anyone who uses a website.

Luis Carbajosa Talks about Family, Tech, and Five Boys

Luis Carbajosa is a Civil Engineer in Spain who, with his wife, are raising five boys who love technology.

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.

Teach Python to Kids

Contrary to what you might think, the Python programming language is not too complicated for kids to learn and use effectively.

Where to Find Projects for Kids

Find kid-friendly projects online to keep you and your kids busy having fun and learning.

Little Kids and Computer Science

Little kids and computer science might appear a odd match. Computer science sounds complex. But there is a curriculum for little kids.

September 2014 Learn More Links

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September 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of August 2014.

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