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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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If there is one vehicular tech promise that has captured our imagination for decades but never quite been delivered, it's the jetpack. From Jules Verne to James Bond, we've pretended these things are just around the corner. But for some reason, we don't have them yet -- until now. New Zealand's Martin Jetpack hopes to rekindle our interest and bring us closer to our dreams. Plus, should computer coding be a required subject for kids in school? And, the latest NSA leaks reveal the government is spying on massive online multiplayer games like "World of Warcraft" and "Second Life."

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Kids: Program or be programmed

Dec 10, 2013
If you think of a classroom day as an economy, there are some who don’t believe coding should get a piece of it.

Qualcomm's AllJoyn could make the 'internet of things' more of a reality

Dec 10, 2013
Wireless technology company Qualcomm has been building a new way for all our devices to communicate, and it just made the source code of this new protocol public.

No flying cars yet, but the jetpack is almost here

Dec 10, 2013
A New Zealand company is building jetpacks. Yes, jetpacks.

If there is one vehicular tech promise that has captured our imagination for decades but never quite been delivered, it’s the jetpack. From Jules Verne to James Bond, we’ve pretended these things are just around the corner. But for some reason, we don’t have them yet — until now. New Zealand’s Martin Jetpack hopes to rekindle our interest and bring us closer to our dreams. Plus, should computer coding be a required subject for kids in school? And, the latest NSA leaks reveal the government is spying on massive online multiplayer games like “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life.”

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