I first learned the basics of programming using Logo way back in 5th grade or so, writing simple scripts to make the cute little turtles move around the screen and draw simple pictures. It made basic programming concepts easy to grasp and even fun (for a kid like me) and it wasn’t until later in life that I realized how much I was actually learning from it.

That idea of teaching programming to kids early on has now been brought into the modern age with a new graphical programming system developed by MIT called Scratch. It looks pretty nifty.

New technology will allow music to be carried wirelessly over a bluetooth connection. Wireless speakers and headphones exist now, but they are not high enough quality for discerning listeners. This technology transfers the audio digitally and future digital music players will probably include the transmitter, so the sound quality issues may be resolved once and for all. Nice!