Judging by the number of start-ups that are around these days, having an idea is nothing if you do not know how to code it into existence, or at least know of some people with the technical knowledge to do so. Why not start your kids young when it comes to coding with the help of two extremely cute robots, namely Yana and Bo? These two robots are capable teachers who can actually teach 5 year olds on how to write code.
The recently crowd-funded Play-i system will rely on various aspects of learning such as music, animation, and stories, in order to deliver the nuances of coding to those aged from 5 to 12 in order to program their robot mates, with all the fun and none of the boredom which are often associated with coding. Yana and Bo will work alongside the learning and storytelling platform, delivering interactive play with a visual programming interface that can be easily accessed via a compatible smartphone or tablet.
They are basically so simple in their teaching, that the entire coding learning experience does not require any kind of reading or writing skills, now how about that? All it needs are a few intuitive commands, allowing inquisitive kids to control Yana and Bo’s motion, regulate their sounds and lights, among others.
Both the Sony PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One seem to be tangled in a bitter fight with one another, and there will be different victors in various regions around the world. What I can say about the Xbox One is this, in Australia, it seemed to have emerge as the victor in the first sales round against the PS4. This particular bit of information was gleaned from the statistics department of retail sales research firm NPD Group, where they claimed that 65,917 units of the Xbox One console actually moved within its first three days in Australia, which is a whole lot less than the 1 million figure we saw Stateside. Still, the Australian Financial Review claims that this 60-plus thousand consoles sold happen to be a new record where console launches are concerned in that part of the world, doubling the amount of its previous record holder, the Nintendo Wii, which launched in 2006.
Sony has preferred to remain mum about the number of PS4 units sold in its first few days after release in Australia, and chances are it is less than the Xbox One. How much less, we do not know, but if it is more, we are quite sure that Sony would not miss out on this gilt edged chance to make such an announcement.