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Silicon Valley launches campaign to teach coding in schools

Silicon Valley launches campaign to teach coding in schools

Many major businesses and icons in Silicon Valley are joining together with a new non-profit, named Code.org, to bring more computer science classes to schools. Some big names supporting the project are Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jack Dorsey (of Twitter and Square fame). The project was started by Hadi and Ali Partovi in an effort to bring more qualified programmers and engineers to the evergrowing tech industry.

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American Experience “Silicon Valley” special hitting PBS in 2013 [Time/Date update!]

American Experience “Silicon Valley” special hitting PBS in 2013 [Time/Date update!]

On the Tuesday, February 5th at 9PM, a new entry into the always-excellent documentary series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will take on the information age: Silicon Valley. This made-for-tv documentary entry into the series will take on rural Santa Clara County's transformation into the "hub of ingenuity" of the modern age, also known as Silicon Valley by the whole entire planet. This film will begin back and the beginning: the creation of Fairchild Semiconductor and the rise to prominence of none other than Robert Noyce.

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Collapse of Moore’s Law ‘in about 10 years’

Collapse of Moore’s Law ‘in about 10 years’

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku this week has discussed in a short video why Moore's Law will collapse "in about 10 years or so." In this video presented by Big Think, the law created by Gordon E. Moore is not debunked, but is instead explained as having a limit - you can't keep getting smaller forever. Moore's Law says, for those of you unfamiliar, that the number of transistors placed (inexpensively) on an integrated circuit will double every two years. Since Moore's law was first established, it's pretty much been proven true - but it's all about to end: imagine that!

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HTC One V Official

HTC One V Official

This week the folks at HTC have revealed a line of devices under the HTC One pillars of quality, here in the HTC One V. This device has a 3.7-inch SLCD2 480 x 800 display with a 1.0 Ghz single-core processor, a total of 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. This device along with the rest of the HTC One line come with their own HTC ImageChip which acts as its own piece of silicon dedicated to the camera alone. This is but one of the mighty line of hero devices that HTC is presenting to win the hearts of the world with an intensely personal experience above all.

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