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  • GIVEAWAY ALERT + The Top 20 Retro Video Game-Inspired Art Pieces on Society 6

    A growing sub-culture has developed around a love for the "retro" video games of the 80's and 90's. Lovable legends like Link, Zelda, Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Sonic, Starfox, Pacman, Megaman, and many, many more, are revered and celebrated—and it's no wonder. They personify an era where gameplay wasn't all about HD graphics and super-gore, but rather [...]

  • #LikeAGirl: The History Behind Superbowl 2015's Most Talked-About Ad

    A little boy doesn't jump out of his crib magically knowing how to throw a fastball, save someone from a burning building, develop sophisticated software, or negotiate for a higher salary. If he succeeds at these tasks, it's because he received the training and encouragement to do so throughout his life. If we don't afford our daughters the same attention, [...]

  • Smartphone Addiction: The Tech Lover's Conundrum

    Many of us who code, develop apps, game, or just generally love tech, see our smartphones and tablets as windows of opportunity to create and connect with others. The possibilities have become seemingly infinite. And it's glorious! But, because of the prevalence of smart devices, it can be easy to gloss over our attachment—or over-attachment—to our screens. By now, the [...]

  • Weekly Snapshot: Summer Camp Photos from August 22, 2014

    Summer at iD Tech has officially come to a close for 2014! We hope you loved every minute of your camp experience and we thank you for the amazing memories we created together. We hope you'll all continue your tech journeys and go on to do BIG things. Stay inspired and ambitious, and keep working [...]

  • Girls & Code: A Relatable Role-Model Can Make All the Difference

    Over at the SPARK Blog, Annemarie McDaniel, a professional coder, graphic designer, and blogger, recently posted a terrific read titled "The girl protagonist who inspired me to code." Check out the article here. Annemarie reflects on her childhood as a budding programmer, and credits the book Click Here: (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega [...]

  • Top 10 Techie-Themed Valentine's Day Gifts from Think Geek

    Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming at you in less than a week! Over at Thinkgeek.com, the holiday has become perfect excuse to bestow your loved ones with something techie, brainy, or super quirky. A bouquet of plush kittens? Yes please... For your amusement and shopping pleasure, I've rounded up some real gems, sure to make someone [...]

  • Pixel: The Striking Juxtaposition of Music, Dance, and Technology

    French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne are mesmerizing audiences with their latest piece, "Pixel," which features 11 dancers and a variety of innovative digital projection mapping techniques that light up the stage in brilliantly unexpected ways. The duo collaborated with musician Armand Amar and esteemed hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki to produce the hour-long show, which debuted in Créteil, France [...]

  • Best STEM Apps for Kids Ages 4-12

    According to a study by Common Sense Media, " among families with children age 8 and under, there has been a five-fold increase in ownership of tablet devices such as iPads, from 8% of all families in 2011 to 40% in 2013. The percent of children with access to some type of “smart” mobile device at home (e.g., smartphone, [...]

  • Weekly Snapshot: Summer Camp Photos from August 15, 2014

    Welcome to the 11th installment of our Summer 2014 Weekly Snapshot! Only one more week to go until our summer camps come to a close for the summer! Some shots from this week that we love:   New pals!    Collaboration!   Hanging out on campus!   Awesome instructors!   Smiles!   Game time!   Tech [...]

  • Weekly Snapshot: Summer Camp Photos from August 7, 2014

    Welcome to the 10th installment of our Summer 2014 Weekly Snapshot! Check back each Friday for a handful of awesome camp photos from across the nation! Some of our favorite shots from this week:   New pals!    Goofing around!   Celebrations!   Hanging out in the labs!   Thumb wars!   Big smiles!   [...]