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Byte Into IT - 15 July 2015

July 15th, 2015

Episode 371 of 438 episodes

On this week's Byte: Guests: NodeBotsAU is in its third year, allowing people with JavaScript skills to come together to work with hardware and robots. It's on at Swinburne University Saturday July 25, and Andrew Fisher joined the team in studio to talk Play. New research is showing that Minecraft is helping students learn skills in maths, design, art and geography,. Associate Professor Michael Dezuanni of Queensland Univesity of Technology phoned in to tell us more. In related news, Tetris has been found to help patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. News in Brief: Further bad news for Adobe - following on from last week's Hacking Team security breach, an urgent hole in Adobe Flash has been found which "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" (and which Hacking Team were exploiting). As a result, Firefox temporarily disabled Flash. Sony's PlayStation Network has been struggling once again. Sad news from Nintendo - Satoru Iwatu, the President and CEO who brought us the Wii and DS, has died. Vale. Weird News of the Week: The American Civil Liberties Union has released Police Tape, an app that allows users to collect and store interactions with police, and provide legal information about citizens; rights - policing the police. Events and Opportunities: MakerMinds' Kids Maker Intro Workshop, fostering Creativity in young people, Donkey Wheel House, Saturday July 18, 1pm New Tea, Talk and Technology, helping over-55's learn and thrive with new technology, Collingwood Library, Friday July 17, 11am Presented by Warren Davies, Cade Diehm and Snow McNally Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!

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