Boosting STEM Education, Facebook Starts Christmas Early With Laptops for Schools

The social giant doles out hardware to Bay Area schools in need of tech help.


Dear Mayor-Elect de Blasio …

Here are 10 ways you can help improve the environment for tech and tech businesses in New York City.

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“Nerd Circus” Steam Carnival Reaches $100,000 Kickstarter Goal

Steam Carnival, the STEM-plus-art educational circus that performed earlier this week at D11, has met its $100,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter. The carnival’s creators, Two Bit Circus, officially announced the news in a message thanking their Kickstarter backers. At the time of this writing, 1,033 backers had pledged $100,901 with 55 hours left for pledges.

Tech Renaissance Man Elon Musk Talks Cars, Spaceships and Hyperloops at D11

“Mars is a fixer-upper of a planet, but we could make it work,” says Tesla and SpaceX head Elon Musk.

Steam Carnival Is One Big Traveling Nerd Circus. Here’s Why You Should Go (Video)

The minds behind Steam Carnival bring some of the fun onstage at D conference.

Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

A “learn to code” platform for youngsters in third through eighth grade tries to teach kids how to think like a programmer.
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Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly (Video)

Hopscotch, demoed at D: Dive Into Mobile today, is an iPad app designed to make coding fun for kids.

Giving Girls a Startup Chance in Silicon Valley

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Night for the Girls Middle School.