How to Find Free Coding Classes for Kids in Your Town

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t have imagined learning to code, build a website or create an app or a game. (Okay, I still can’t imagine doing those things, but I can’t even properly work my son’s Kindle Fire, so I’m a bit of a mess when it comes to technology.) Our digital native children, however, eat this stuff up.

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Thursday’s Best Deals: Nintendo Switch Online, Trtl Travel Pillow, Anker AA Batteries, and More

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A Trtl Travel Pillow, 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online, and Anker Alkaline AA Batteries lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.

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What Technology Is Most Likely to Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?

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Certain Boomer basements are little shrines to obsolescence, untidy stockrooms of the one-time cutting-edge: VCRs, corded telephones, immense beige PC monitors, etc. Way fewer Millennials will have basements to store trash in (‘home ownership’ itself quickly verging on obsolete), but presumably, once climate change…

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Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit

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It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The first round of Democratic presidential debates failed the planet. In a combined 240 minutes of discussion—at an event held in city poised to sink into the ocean—the moderators devoted a combined 15 minutes of airtime to the biggest existential threat humanity faces.

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Credit Karma Will Give You a Year Of Free Tax Audit Protection, For a Limited Time

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Getting audited by the IRS sounds like less fun than a root canal performed by an art history graduate, but for a limited time, Credit Karma will give you a level of protection for free, just for signing up.

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Six Great Smart Devices For Your Furry Friend

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Are you passionate about technology? I’m pretty sure your dog is too. After all, dogs are reflections of their owners. You probably have deep conversations with Siri or Alexa in a fully tech-outfitted home, and your doggie doesn’t get anything? They deserve better.

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Read the Illinois auditor general’s performance audit of the DCFS

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A new report from the Illinois auditor general slammed the state’s troubled child welfare agency for failing to follow its own policies when investigating cases of abuse and neglect, finding a hotline used to report allegations cannot handle the call volume and caseloads for staff are too high….