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Coding for Kids: 4 Ways to Introduce Kids to Coding

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As you read this, you’re staring at words placed strategically on the screen of a digital device using lines and lines of computer code. In order for you to read these words on a magical Wi-Fi wonder device, a team of engineers had to sit down and figure out what they wanted the device to do. They had to work through the multiple ways they would go about designing and implementing the application. Using problem-solving, innovation, and hard math and computer science, engineers had to create vast amounts of software. Software is used in everything from the cars we drive to the phone games we play while waiting in line. Read More

[Podcast] Pixelkin’s Gaming With the Moms Podcast Debuts

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Check Out Technology Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Gaming With The Moms on BlogTalkRadio

In the pilot episode of our new podcast, Gaming With the Moms, Nicole Tanner (of the beloved podcast Girlfight & Pixelkin’s managing editor) rounds up Pixelkin staffers to talk about video game news of interest to moms…and dads, and sons, and daughters. We’ve got you covered, people!

You can download the episode in full here.

In this episode:
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Why Kinect Is Worth the Extra Money for Families

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If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One, you’ve got two choices: with Kinect or without. Buying the system without Kinect knocks $100 off the price, but if you’ve got a family you’re going to miss out on some of the best gaming experiences to share together.

While most other gaming websites downplay the pros of Kinect, I believe it’s worth the investment just for the games that already support it. Plus there are a number of games planned for next year. These include big releases like EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, and a number of smaller indie game releases like Crabitron Kinect, Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey and Nevermind. Read More