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Kickstarting the Makerphone: an open-source hardware phone kit, programmable with python and Scratch

Circuitmess's fully funded Makerphone kickstarter is raising money to produce open source hardware smartphone kits to teach kids (and grownups) everything from soldering to programming.

The Makerphone is a pretty sweet-looking gadget, and it comes ready to be programmed with Scratch and python, providing a good progression from a fully graphic programming environment to a ...

Apple’s new parental control: Daily Stormer is in, ***-ed is out

The new parental controls in Ios 12 have all the same problems that all parental controls have: they overblock legit material (with a bias for ***-ed, especially ***-ed targeted at girls and ***** kids, including Teen Vogue) and underblock all kinds of other material (neo-**** publications like The Daily Stormer and Reddit's pornographic /r/Gonewild are ...

One in ten of New York’s public school students is homeless

114,659 of New York's public school students is homeless, bouncing from shelters to relatives' beds: homelessness is a predictor of poor academic performance for all the obvious reasons, including very long commutes to school (some students' families have ended up at shelters that are two boroughs away from their schools).

It's the largest number and proportion ...

‘Large Adult Son’ has perfect response to mom’s embarrassing #HimToo tweet

10.09.2018 · Posted in Parenting Articles, Technology Articles

Pieter Hanson, Large Adult Son of the woman who recently made him the reluctant poster boy of the #HimToo movement, is officially on Twitter, and he'd like to set a few things straight. On Oct. 6, Hanson's mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in u... ...

Virginia towns’ trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time

In Chesapeake, VA, trick-or-treaters over 12 face fines of $25-100 and up to six months in jail (under-12s who trick-or-treat after 8PM face fines of $10-100 and up to 30 days in jail).

In Newport News and Norfolk, over-12s who trick-or-treat are "guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor." Suffolk merely makes over-12 trick-or-treating "against the law." ...

4 sleek charging stations that hide your phone to keep your family off their tech — Optimize That

10.05.2018 · Posted in Family Articles, Technology Articles

These four ideas for DIY charging stations will keep your gadgets all in one place, ready for the next day — so you won't be tempted to use them during family time or when you should really be sleeping. Read more...More about Amazon, Mashable Vi... ...

Scientists raising baby corals plan to plant over one million by 2021

Raising baby corals is a labor-intensive process that requires gathering the babies at the moment the corals spawn in the wild. Scientists compete with fish that feast on the babies, netting the gametes and planulae, then caring for them in a lab until they can be planted on the ocean floor.

Via bioGraphic:

Over the ...

Listen to this funky electromechanical lithophone

Jay Harrison shared this delightful lithophone cover of Vulfpeck's "It Gets Funkier III" at the Parabola Arts Centre as part of Cheltenham Music Festival.

Lithophones are at least as old as their wood counterpart the xylophone. I was reminded of their lovely sound after reading about how mysterious tools found in the Colorado desert ten ...