To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic” using just a hundred or so lines of code. And it sounds pretty damn great.
The <pointy brackets> are an archetypal pair of characters in the world of computing. But if you’ve ever wondered how they became so pervasive, you’re in luck.
If programming isn’t political enough for you, maybe you need to try a new language. How about TrumpScript, which lets you create code that the great Donald Trump would be proud to execute. If he could, you know, understand it.
Notice anything weird about your News Feed today? Scores of users are confused by typically smarmy “Friends on Facebook” messages that are celebrating 46 years of friendship. It appears to be a Unix glitch of colossal proportions.
Not that you need another reminder that government cybersecurity is screwed, but here we are: After a four-year federal probe, contractors will pay a combined $12.75 million in civil penalties to settle a suit alleging that they let Russian programmers write military code.
This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning an average of four contests per day, every day, for about nine months straight.
If you’ve got a few spare minutes, you might enjoy a quick game of Tiny-Twitch. But then you’ll no doubt end up amazed by the fact that the source code for the whole thing can fit inside a single tweet.
If you work with code every day, you’re likely used to GitHub—a place to store code with all the revision history you ever need. Now, though, Google has its own take on the service, open as a beta release for you to use for free.
Everyone needs a hobby. For Lee Hsien Loon, that happens to be writing C++ Sudoku solvers and publishing them on the Internet. Lee Hsien Loong also happens to be the Prime Minister of Singapore.
We heard the rumors over and over: Android apps are coming to Windows 10. It sounded like a good way to let Windows Phone and Desktop users fill the gaps in the Windows Store—but it isn’t happening. Instead, Microsoft is making it ridiculously easy to port Android apps to the Windows Store. And everything else too:…
18F is a group within the U.S. General Services Administration that builds digital services for government. Recently, they asked whether their code passed the "Bechdel test" for tech. Here's what they found.
If you find Skype a little too... polished, then why not use your computer's abilities in a rather more retro way? p2pvc is a point-to-point color video chat system, only it runs in terminal and renders the images in ASCII.
In the wake of a police raid in Sweden that shut down the Pirate Bay as we know it, a number of opportunistic torrent sites have created clones. We've said before, Pirate Bay clones are potentially problematic. Nevertheless, Isohunt just launched a tool that makes it confusingly easy to set up your very own open…
Gangnam Style fell out of the public eye a while ago (thank god) but people haven't stopped watching it. It's been seen so many times that it actually broke YouTube's view counter, in the nerdiest possible way by busting the code behind the scenes.
Yesterday, the internet got wind of one of the more recent installments in the Barbie literary canon, I Can Be a Computer Engineer. As it turns out, Barbie's idea of being a computer engineer consists mostly of freaking out and asking Steven and Brian to fix her bad dumb girl code. Fortunately, the awesome backlash …
Kazuya Sakakihara spent ten years working at Sony as a senior software engineer, helping bring both the PS3 and PS4 to the world. He's no longer at the company (parting ways in early 2013), but before he left he made sure his name quite literally lives on inside the code of pretty much every PlayStation 4.
Though you might not often need to do it, reading text in binary in surprisingly straightforward. Here's your new nerdy party trick.
Cyber security is vital in our modern digital world, but it's not ruled entirely by traditional computing techniques. In fact, it's learning from the natural world—and something called The Danger Theory could help keep our computers safe.