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‘Sesame Street Fighter’ Is the Logical Fusion of Two Childhood Favorites

Posted February 13, 2014 by Anonymous

‘Sesame Street Fighter’ Is the Logical Fusion of Two Childhood Favorites

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How Teens Are Making Money Off Novelty Twitter Accounts

Posted April 29, 2014 by Anonymous

How Teens Are Making Money Off Novelty Twitter Accounts

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Another Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Prison by Drone, Thwarted

Posted June 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Another Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Prison by Drone, Thwarted

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If Driverless Cars Really Are the Future, the Government Might Have to Pay for Them

Posted January 6, 2014 by Meghan Neal

If Driverless Cars Really Are the Future, the Government Might Have to Pay for Them

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The Guy Who Wants to Sell Lab-Grown Salami Made of Kanye West Is ’100 Percent Serious’

Posted February 27, 2014 by Brian Merchant

The Guy Who Wants to Sell Lab-Grown Salami Made of Kanye West Is ’100 Percent Serious’

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Not Even the FCC Likes the FCC’s Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

Posted May 15, 2014 by Derek Mead

Not Even the FCC Likes the FCC’s Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

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‘Smart’ Holograms Are the Cheap Health Monitors of the Future

Posted January 29, 2014 by Meghan Neal

‘Smart’ Holograms Are the Cheap Health Monitors of the Future

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Saturday Morning “Earth Day” Confusion!

Posted March 29, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I’m not a die hard tree hugger, so I’m turning my lights out for an hour between 2 – 3:00 P.M. today! ————————————————– Remember that kid molester in Thailand who thought he could avoid detection by “swirling” his face as a disguise…………………, only to find out they “un-swirled” his picture and caught him? WELL, […]

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How to Dance with Tiger Sharks

Posted June 16, 2014 by Motherboard Staff

At first glance, I sort of thought this Avatar-meets-sharks in an underwater ballet was better suited for the side of a van—or maybe black velvet—than a video. But then, the longer I watched it, the more baffling and impressive it became. Getting past my unrelenting preference for hipster aesthetics, I wondered: who is this person, and why isn’t she in scuba gear? How far underwater is she, how is it so clear, and how is she there at all? Did that tiger shark just try to bite her boot?

The long and the short of it is that her name is Hannah Fraser, and she’s an Australian underwater model who has made a name for herself over the last 12 years swimming with humpbacks, manta rays, and many types of sharks—from massive-mouthed whale sharks to the great whites—all while dressed as a mermaid.

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People Who Love Guns Hate the First Smart-Gun Store

Posted March 7, 2014 by Brian Anderson

People Who Love Guns Hate the First Smart-Gun Store

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Hey Canada, Motherboard Needs a Canadian Editor

Posted February 14, 2014 by Derek Mead

Hey Canada, Motherboard Needs a Canadian Editor

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Student Gmail Accounts Are Now Free from Scanning, But What About Everyone Else?

Posted May 1, 2014 by DJ Pangburn

Student Gmail Accounts Are Now Free from Scanning, But What About Everyone Else?

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How Drones Would Save the Whales if It Were Legal

Posted June 27, 2014 by Anonymous

How Drones Would Save the Whales if It Were Legal

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Brits Like Their Porn Long, British, and Preferably Featuring Lisa Ann

Posted January 8, 2014 by Anonymous

Brits Like Their Porn Long, British, and Preferably Featuring Lisa Ann

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Driverless Cars Are Going to Kill Insurance Companies

Posted February 28, 2014 by Jason Koebler

Driverless Cars Are Going to Kill Insurance Companies

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The FBI Can’t Find Hackers to Hire Because They All Smoke Pot

Posted May 21, 2014 by Anonymous

The FBI Can’t Find Hackers to Hire Because They All Smoke Pot

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Soylent Officially Has a Nutrition Label

Posted January 31, 2014 by Brian Merchant

Soylent Officially Has a Nutrition Label

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Heaven’s Gate Was the Silicon Valley of Suicide Cults

Posted April 2, 2014 by Claire Evans

Heaven’s Gate Was the Silicon Valley of Suicide Cults

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Meet the Architect Who Wants to Build a More Humane Prison

Posted June 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Meet the Architect Who Wants to Build a More Humane Prison

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Creating Sand Castles with a Single Grain of Sand

Posted March 27, 2014 by The Creators Project

Creating Sand Castles with a Single Grain of Sand

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The 8-Bit Olympics May Be More Fun Than the Real Games

Posted February 15, 2014 by Anonymous

The 8-Bit Olympics May Be More Fun Than the Real Games

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The Phonotube Turns Light into an Instrument

Posted May 1, 2014 by Anonymous

The Phonotube Turns Light into an Instrument

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The top 10 computer, web and tech classes in Toronto

Posted June 28, 2014 by Staff

computer classes torontoComputer and tech classes in Toronto make it possible to learn to build fun, magical websites, edit the photobomber out of or into your wedding album, and chase that decade-long dream of becoming the next big startup founder. From free coding workshops to hardcore web development bootcamps to continuing education classes, there are plenty of ways for beginners to pick up new computer skills and hack their own education without going at it alone.

Here are my picks for the top 10 places to take computer, web and tech classes in Toronto.

Ladies Learning Code
As the name suggests, it’s ladies first (but guys are welcomed too) at this non-profit run by women. More than 5,000 adults in Toronto have attended one-day workshops on everything from web design and development to photo editing and creative visualization, rolled out four times a month with additional classes geared at youth. A catered lunch makes long hours sitting in front of a laptop trying to tackle HTML & CSS, JavaScript or Ruby on Rails less painful. Located on Queen Street West, LLC’s headquarters also houses a makerspace with an open device lab.
From $50/workshop.

Camp Tech
Camp Tech is the best bet for bloggers, marketers and small business people who want to pick up web skills but don’t have formal training or a desire to go pro. Three-hour evening classes on Wordpress, Photoshop, SEO, Google Analytics, social media, email marketing and the business of blogging run at least once every 6-8 weeks. Despite the name, Camp Tech is less like camp and more like a casual professional development workshop hosted by a colleague giving practical advice on your projects.
From $65/workshop. No classes in July and August.

HackerYou
Sharing the same digs as Ladies Learning Code, HackerYou offers part-time evening courses on HTML & CSS, responsive design & advanced CSS, applied visual design and more. A full-time, nine-week web development bootcamp has students producing projects like random generator websites while learning HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript and Wordpress. Similar to a university, there’s an application, admission process and tuition. Fortunately, there are no grades and you’re working towards building your own business as a freelance front-end developer.
Tuition for full-time bootcamp is $6,500. Application and interview required. Part-time courses from $1,600. Workshops available. Fees vary.

Bitmaker Labs
Staying true to startup success stories, Bitmaker launched quickly, generated a ton of buzz, was almost shut down by the government for not being an accredited training institution, and grew to become one of the largest coding schools in Canada of its kind. Proudly unaccredited, with a mission “to disrupt education and promote programming literacy”, Bitmaker runs a challenging yet reputable nine-week, full-time web development bootcamp where students learn to code and code and code for days, and build web apps like a pro. Creative types wanting something more visual may opt for the 12-week, full-time program on user experience and interface design. People who can’t quit their day jobs can apply to the part-time evening courses.
Tuition for full-time programs are $7,500-$9,000 which include weekly yoga classes and field trips to startups. Application and interview required. All women enrolled receive a $500 scholarship. Part-time courses from $1,500, workshops $600.

BrainStation
Entrepreneurs, working professionals and mobile enthusiasts can head to BrainStation, the newest coding school that teaches 12-week, part-time evening courses on iOS development, web development and Ruby on Rails. Soon after you find yourself wondering what Swift is, you’ll be building an app to submit to the Apple store. Bootcamps are taught in different workspaces in the city, including Extreme Startups and Project: OWL. Absolute beginners can head to the free three-hour intro workshops held every month, which are open to the public.
Tuition starts at $2,500. Application and interview required. All women and former members of the Canadian Forces enrolled receive a $500 scholarship.

Toronto Public Library
With the opening of the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library and the new Fort York branch this year, came a variety of free, all-ages programs covering all things digital. Sign up for intro classes on 3D design, HTML & CSS, web design, video and image editing, Arduino and more. In search of Apple computers with expensive software? How about 3D printers with not-so-expensive printing costs? Book them ahead of time with your library card or borrow devices like tablets, laptops, cameras and even a DJ mixing console for in-house use at TRL.
All classes are free.

CoderDojoTo
Here’s one for the under-18 set: The Toronto chapter of CoderDojo, a global movement aimed at empowering young people with computer skills, runs free monthly workshops led by volunteers for youth aged 10-17 getting their first taste of coding, gaming, podcasting and other adorably nerdy topics. Students will need to bring along a laptop to moonlight as computer whizzes on GitHub, the playground of choice for software developers. Parents – tech savvy or not – must come to at least one of the classes too, which are hosted at Bitmaker Labs.
All classes are free. TTC tokens provided.

The YMC
This non-profit organizes meetups, events, workshops and a reoccurring 10-week Web Master Series. Grab a bite to eat at the St. Lawrence Market before attending the weekend sessions on web fundamentals covering topics such as HTML & CSS, JavaScript and content management systems. Bring your own gadgets to PWYC workshops designed specially for Android fans, gamers and anyone excited about technology.
Suggested donation of $99 for 5 sessions of the Web Master Series with PWYC options.

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Maybe you need to go back to school to get a certificate program from a traditional educational institution that grades you. Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology has a number of programs in web design and development, computer programming, information technology, 3D design and database administration. Classes are available on buzzy topics like Big Data and open source programming, while lessons on producing digital media and using creative software make up are the majority of courses.
Tuition varies. Pre-requisites may be required.

Ryerson University
It’s not all about websites and apps. For people hoping to fill in gaps in technical training, the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers formal computer science and IT classes on computer and network support, information management, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other non-creative topics, in addition to web design and development. Visit Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone to see what startups are being incubated and feel like you’re part of the local tech scene.
Fees vary. Pre-requisites may be required.

Did I miss any? Leave your picks for notable Toronto computer, web and tech classes in the comments.

Writing by Mimi Szeto. Photo by Pam Lau courtesy Ladies Learning Code.

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