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Now it is time for Click. The device is a play 20 counter,


including many components divided by a section, it dated by a MR1 and


This week Click is going back to school to find out just how much


industry should get involved with teaching technology. Works are so


last season as we took up the latest technology that charges


without Wise -- works. All the latest tech news and a safe way to


get your kids online. Welcome to Click. I am Spencer


Kelly. Look at this. This is four use of my life right here with


University notes, my final year dissertation, all in computer


science. Good stuff, programming, electronics, basic machine


architecture, genetic algorithms. This passion for programming


started when I was ten years old when I had my first BBC


Microcomputer. In the small number of years since then many schools up


moved away from teaching computers in this much depth.


Today, school children are surrounded by more technology than


ever before. There is going concern the current curriculum covered by a


player or T1 -- Information Technology & Communications, which


defines the way children are taught about technology, does not acquit


children with the tools to fuel the 21st century technology based


economy. It is important everybody gets the basic skills to get the


jobs in the future but we need to go further and do more in computer


science. In the 1980s, the first 8- bit computers caused a


technological revolution in the home. For the first run,


enthusiasts could cheaply learn how to programme a computer. In 1982,


the BBC Microcomputer began to appear in UK schools. It was the


start of another revolution, this time in the classroom. We had a


crisis in schools today in regards to Information Technology &


Communications. The BBC Microcomputer was a cornerstone of


competing in schools. ZX Spectrum was a affordable computer. Children


were inspired to create technology. Today they just use technology. We


teach children to read but not to write. Learning how to use


computers is of course important. But many leading industry figures


believe that being sought her to use bits of software or


applications simply is not enough. Break time. Two years ago, Ian


Livingstone, the President of Eidos, the home of Lara Croft, and Alex


Hope, were asked to write a report about the tools children have to


find jobs in the technology industry. We published a report


last year. It got nowhere particularly. We tried to engage


with the civil servants. They said they key but no thank you. It was


not until last August when a leading figure gave a lecture that


we started thinking. I was flabbergasted to learn that


technology is not taught as a standard in the UK. This puts York


rate computer heritage under risk. When Eric Schmidt says we should


have technology in the curriculum everybody sets up. As a result the


government has pledged to change the current programme of study,


replacing it with computer science at its heart. However, business and


industry has been tasked with achieving this. We have filmed a


Next Gen Coalition on the back of a cross industry coalition, backed by


British Computer Society and UKIE. We are endeavouring to create a


curriculum that will satisfy the government but is also inspiring


and exciting to get children on board to want to do it. But is it


appropriate for the technology industry to pursue such a hands-on


role in education? It must be good to have such


inspiration. Microsoft and Google are good examples. They employ a


huge amount of engineers and they generate huge amounts of profits.


Everybody uses those products. We cannot imagine a world without


search engines. Because of an Google our leading players. It is


very appropriate. -- Microsoft and Google.


Work has already begun to help inspire feature computer scientist.


These children are using a visual programming system called Kodu,


which allows its users to build simple games. A computer science,


you need to understand how the software works and the ballots.


That is why should be taught at a young age -- and how it develops.


Teaching as young as eight, 9 and 10, then people can understand


these people can be the next future scientists in the future.


Gadgeteer is a project developed by because of research that should


address these concerns. Project Gadgeteer was conceived as a tool


to help us build new types of devices. We had lots of ideas for


different devices that could be interesting to explore and we


wanted to be able to build one. system encompasses programming and


involves working together different models to created a wide variety of


games. We spoke to teachers and they got excited about what they


thought they could do in the class and in terms of the children


building and turning their ideas into reality. This is an example of


something we built in our laboratory with Gadgeteer. We have


made a nice Enclosure. You can make something that is very visually


appealing. We have a version of the play if 49, where I had to steer


the snake around. -- snake game. This is an example of another game.


This one is interesting because it was built by a group of


schoolchildren who were involved in a pilot of get a searing. Children


have been used in this programme and learning about it and building


their own projects in an after- school club. After just ten weeks,


one hour a week, these children put together this example, another


arcade game. What this device is is actually a stop animation system.


The idea is that there is a jitters will come on the front of the units.


The display has an SD card. I walk into use this guy into the shot.


The idea is that we will build up a movie and then maybe he will end by


staring at the camera. In a similar vein, a project that hect that hed


huge interest is Raspberry Pi, a fully programmable computer that


cost just �25. This is a Raspberry Pi computer. It is a very small


computer. But in the middle inside there is a processor that is


running at 700MHz. We also have a graphics processing units, GPU.


That is delivering the graphics to this green. There is also a HDMI


transmitter inside there as well, delivering video. The first thing I


am going to do is start of the Graphical User Environment. The


best of his in a short time and we can begin using it. I will open two


windows. The first is for a programme called Snake. Then I am


going to open another window and that will actually run the


programme within it. It opens up a third dimension in computing and


takes computing from plug 'n' play to plug, play and explore. That is


a very exciting thing. We give it to students around the world and it


will open up their minds to what is possible with computing. Microsoft


and AQA have already partners to create a new GCSE in computer


science that will include programming for wear and mobile


applications. This is competing in the old school cents. Almost like


the 1980s. Users slaving over a code and programming. Technology in


education is very much looking back to the future.


How much of the computing nuts and bolts do you think we need to know


a look at the technology news of this week.


The military has used drones for a while but now the infamous file


sharing side The Pirate Bay says it will use high altitude aircraft to


avoid being taken off line. The authorities do not like the way the


site uses places where they can download copyrighted the ones


without paying. The site plans to use GPS controlled manner 11, with


tiny computers, to redirect traffic to sewers at secret locations.


There has been a deal with LogMeIn to allow access to Android devices.


The software allows Dennis's to run diagnostics and fixed


configurations and trouble should issues were over the use it is, as


long as they are on the internet. Think of saving money? A new study


suggests you could be paying for what are apps in that real life.


Researchers have found some apps that serve up third party adverts,


used four times the back to power it would have otherwise. Angry


Birds needs just 20% of its energy consumption to let you play the


game itself. Tracking the music, exchanging information and sending


those adverts takes up the rest. Finally, the online world has got


itself into a flap over this video by a Jarno Smeets, supposedly


showing him flying using only home- made wings. His website looks real


and fooled many news applets. But alas Jarno Smeets admitted it was a


hoax, explaining it as an exercise in one mind storytelling. Only


after 3 million YouTube hits, of course.


If you own an electric toothbrush but have never paid attention to


how it charges, look at this. He put the plastic birch on the


plastic base and it charges. -- rush. No wides and no metal to


conduct the electricity -- wires. It is a technique called magnetic


induction and we are starting to see it being used to charge mobile


phones and even bigger star. We have been taking a look at just how


far we can take the concert of a live without wires. -- concept.


This is no ordinary magazine Muggles, it is magic. OK, it is not


but it feels like it. The front page as a wireless receiver and it


is being powered by a shelf it is sitting on. Take it away and it


stops working. Genius or hocus- pocus? Dinosaurs are scary but only


when they come to life. Staff do not have to keep on checking


batches will be replaced because they will be fully charged and


roaring to go from the moment you leave the shop. Over the past few


years, while this charging has become more commonplace. In the


subtle devices, a small coil it is placed inside the charging device


which is plugged into the mains. Then a small receiver goes into the


handset so you can pop your phone down to choose it up rather that


plugging it in -- charge. This has 95% efficiency. You may not need a


spare still charging scharging se future for it to work. We may have


a solution where we can take all the technology and puts it into


something very similar to what it is doing now in a memory card. This


is not a memory card, this is a wireless charging device. You put


in this memory card into the phone. You close the phone. Then he puts


it down and this mobile phone has become a wireless power enabled


bone. That is really what is going to happen 30 years from now -- bone.


A common standard was set for smaller devices using power in 2010


and this year an agreement is expected between manufacturers on a


standard for logic kitchen appliances, the city the ears of


Today, if we want to convert our existing services to wireless a


power players, we need to take a jilted them and bury a coil inside.


Later this year, it will be easier thanks black to new versions which


will work through it is -- thicker materials. They will be smart as


well, able detect what is put over them and deliver a stronger charge.


In teacher, we may not have to take our friends across our pockets to


charge them. -- been up feature. It is outside the car were wireless


charging could prove a real game changed. This electric car is


charged by parking it exactly over its charger. That will be embedded


in his garage or parking space. This system means you do not have


to be dapper size. What is unique about this system is its tolerance


stick the wheels on the white lines of the parking space and these two


pads was still transfer energy. That is because the virtual pipe


between them is allied magnetically. There are always trying to find


each other to ensure maximum efficiency. The size of the


receiver on the car is shrinking as well. The Dannatt link up believe


means at the efficiency is around 90%. -- decoupling. If you know how


to park, you know had a chat. You can park it in any normal parking


space as long as there is a charging point. As in Asia park,


it's that charging. -- as soon as you park. Nobody wants it to run


out a field. The system is animal friendly as well. It a cat happens


to take a liking to sit underneath powers are down. That spatial


freedom to no longer have to be over the charging point opens up


other possibilities. This is just a dream that the men made. But there


is no reason why hundreds of charging points cannot be embedded


on Rome's, each one sending a market charge to Abkhaz as we drive


along. -- on the roads. -- charging our cars. 2014 at the very earliest.


There is a lot of work that needs to be done to get it into the


streets. It will take a little longer. While it took ages to get


from charging an electric toothbrush a wireless to anything


else, it seems a wireless power has magic momentum.


He can teach you but he will have to charge.


Modern parents had a lot to worry about. At what age should you be


giving your kids more freedom? Letting them walk to school with


friends for example. What age she needed them a mobile phone? Now we


have e-mail addresses and social networking accounts to worry about


as well. In the UK, it is estimated around one-third of children aged


eight to 11 already have a Facebook profile despite the joining age


being 13. If your child is being a curious, the suggestion should be


right up your street. It might be hard being a parent but growing up


was not exactly a walk in the park as I remember it. It can be a walk


in the online park if you join this community. This is an online


virtual world for Keats, created by parents to be a safe and


challenging plays for young minds to start experiencing, exploring


and socialising online. The world is very fond explore. There many


games and quests around. But what makes these really special is the


way it encourages children to play away from their computers as well


with craft projects you can make in the real world. Many of the craft


items had been designed by a players usinayers usinump. There is


a weekly competition to add more. Some games and features require a


premium signed up but there is plenty of free consent as well with


an appropriately supervised chat. This looks like a great


of the world wide web. Last week I share Jets will which changed the


way Facebook looks at to you. If you are after a much more public


facing make over, check out his website. It shows you how to change


tabs which gives you extra online real-estate to share -- spread a


message. This could be a welcome page, contact details, more


in inabout your events, pretty much anything you want. It


has many Templates and you click photographs and text. The fare can


give you one tab. If you sign up front and a cow, there are more


options to adding a workable -- more to pull tabs. Google Plus


owners may feel frustrated there is no up -- option for a banner D


Webber dress which makes it easier for people to find due. -- vanity


web address. Music is a very personal thing. At


his website, you will find an application that puts your


collection in your hand, at any time, any place, anywhere. This


seeming severs did you two gigabytes of free space. It seems


the music to any advice as long as it has a connection to the internet.


In this multi- gadget connecting world, cloud of storage is ever


more important. We want access to a stop when and where we want it. It


is a competitive space for newcomers. Apple, and was on, even


Google all dance to their own genes with cloud music offerings. It is


available globally and has integration with Facebook and most


recently drop box. It is a pretty branded offerings. Finally, if you


ever wondered what the stars and the earth must look like from the


International space station, check out these new time-lapse video.


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