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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Obama learns to code, an addictive digital spirograph, Behance’s year in review and more in our weekly look at the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Obama Learns to Code
Last year when President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube speech encouraging young kids to learn to code, he hadn’t actually had any coding experience himself. To kick off this year’s Computer Science Education Week, POTUS……

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Microsoft Office 365: The old dog learns new, cloud-centric tricks for the modern user

Microsoft Office 365

By Evan Orensten and James Thorne We’ve been trying out Windows 8 for a while now—not to mention testing the new generation of tablets and notebooks that has sprung up around the OS. Our overall impression is that it addresses the market’s demand for content on-the-go, cross-platform syncing and the…

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Watch this: Stephen Colbert learns just how much data politicians have about him

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With Americans voting today in the most hotly-contested election since 2000, it’s no surprise that politicians are using complex math models to hypothesize about voter behavior. But what is surprising is that models exist for each of the country’s 170 million registered voters — models that use factors like age, wealth level, and geographic location to determine what individual voters are likely to do on election day, and with astonishingly high accuracy.

On Monday night’s Colbert Report, Slate contributor and author of The Victory Lab, Sasha Issenberg dropped by to explain how this kind of statistical analysis is performed and how the data can be used to get people to the polls. While the idea might seem benign (who cares if…

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