Nine-year-old Malaysian prodigy codes iPhone app


You’ve got to envy Lim Ding Wen. Although I didn’t do too badly in my pre-10-year-old geek cred (I learnt BASIC on a BBC Microcomputer), he blows me out of the water by learning six programming languages and coding an iPhone app.

The application in question is called Doodle Kids, and it allows users to paint with their fingers, and then clear the screen etch-a-sketch style by shaking the phone. It’s been downloaded more than 4,000 times in less than two weeks. His next project? A sci-fi game called “Invader Wars”. Pretty soon he’s going to be coding SkyNet

(via BBC)

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Apple announces new iPod family: thinner, more storage, more colours, more "funner"

Steve Jobs has just announced an overhaul of the iPod range, with new iPod nanos, iPod classics, and iPod touches.

Here’s a quick overview of the new designs.

iPod nano


Available in nine colours (including a (PRODUCT) RED charity version), and either 8GB or 16GB storage capacity, the new design features curved aluminium and glass, and a built in accelerometer which allows you to flip viewing orientation, and even shake the device to shuffle music tracks.

It measures 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 inches, has a two-inch diagonal colour LCD with LED backlight (320 x 240 resolution), and offers up to 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback on a single charge.

8GB £109 16GB £149…