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Must read stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for September 2013. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.
18 Teens Who Are Doing Incredible Things At The Google Science Fair
With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices
New security measures won’t kill passwords anytime soon
New Approaches to Teaching Fractions
A Comparison of Five Google Online Courses (MOOCs)
How to Hire More Women in Tech Jobs
As Privacy Concerns Rise, Many Feel Anonymity Online Not Possible
Soon, California kids will have the right to delete things they said online
Deciphering the Tricks of Twitter Spammers
An Oral History Of Apple Design
A six-part unofficial history of Apple designs and how they came into this world.
The Curious Case of the 103-Year-Old Car Phone
You can now visit 85,000 square miles of the UK in Minecraft
Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter
Shadow App Wants Your Money So You Can Explore Your Dreams
Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM
Also In The October 2013 Issue
Troy Hunt is a software architect and Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) focusing on security concepts and process improvement in a Fortune 50 company. He's based in Australia.
If you use a password you created that is less than eight characters, your password is vulnerable to hacking. Here are three ways to create and use secure passwords online.
Coding securely doesn't have to kill the joy of programming. In fact, learning how to code securely provides insights into languages and computing.
How to code an HTML email like the ones you open every day turns out to be an offbeat software coding challenge.
How to tell if a web page is secure is one of the most basic yet least obvious ways to protect your data online.
One key computing skill is the ability to use command line interface (CLI) software to enter commands to control a computer. Here are some options.
Lua is a comparatively simple programming language used in a wide range of places, from digital TVs to video games to phone applications. It's also designed to be simple to use and lightweight.
Here is how three programming languages handle a common problem: how do you organize and keep track of useful data?
Some of the most common commands you'll need for a command line interface (CLI), in a Linux command list.
Must read stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for September 2013.
Links from the bottom of all the October 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Here is a deceptively simple math puzzle at least 1200 years old.