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Anki’s Cozmo gets a free update aimed at helping kids learn to code

You can’t throw a rock without hitting a coding toy these days. In just the last couple of weeks both Apple and Sony have announced new initiatives, and now Overdrive-maker Anki is getting in on the

‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch

When you’re a trio of superpowered kindergarteners tasked with saving the world on a weekly basis, you’ve got to use every tool in the old toybox. Thankfully for an animated world constantly in p

Scratch, An E-Commerce App That Lets You Text Requests To Expert Shoppers, Raises $3.6 Million

A number of startups, including Magic, Operator, GoButler and Fetch, have been developing mobile shopping apps that function more like personal assistants, allowing users to submit commerce-related re

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform.

Flotilla Simplifies Electronics Tinkering — Just Add Pi

Flotilla consists of a series of plug and play hardware modules that are controlled by a Pi but can be programmed via different software interfaces, depending on the user's skill level.

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, a professor of computer scien

Kids’ Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser

As a parent of three technically savvy kids I find it disturbing that we haven’t even “scratched” the surface of Scratch, an amazing, object-oriented programming language from the MI

The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy, Coding, And Smarter Kids

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.media.mit.edu/people/mres">Mitch Resnik</a>, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Med

Self-repairing plastics could lead to a scratch-free world

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/scratched-up.jpg" />Plastic has be given Wolverine-like self-healing capabilities thanks to the work of Biswajit Ghost and Marek Urban, m

Scratch: Because Your Kid Can't Do FORTRAN

The geniuses over at MIT have developed a new programming language that requires almost no knowledge of real languages like C++ or Java to learn. Dubbed “Scratch”, this new language is aim