Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as computing pioneer Alan Turing, is the best thing about the uneven period drama The Imitation Game.
The breaking of the Enigma Code is one of the most interesting stories in the history of computing—but it's not necessarily easy to get your head around. Fortunately, this video provides an amazingly straightforward explanation of how the code was cracked.
If the Green Lanterns are too goody two-shoe for your tastes, then their blood-spewing (and blood-spilling) nemeses the Red Lanterns may be more your speed.
Missing that World War II intrigue in your life? Instructable user sketchsk3tch has step by step instructions for turning a keyboard-sporting kids' toy into an Arduino Enigma Machine, capable of encrypting and decrypting the coded messages sent by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Toys these days! […
Comic books can be a difficult to get into, what with their years of serial storytelling and convoluted continuity. Luckily, there are plenty of one-and-done graphic novels out there. Here are some of the best four-color gateway drugs.
The Enigma Battleship Drinking Game—a classic Battleship game that makes you drink a shot of your favorite alcohol every time you take a hit—is the last thing I need now, while I'm back visiting friends in Madrid.
Brace yourself for weirdness: Our buddy Todd at TechFlash unearthed a guitar-drenched musical extravaganza by Jim Allchin, the former Windows chief who many think mismanaged Vista into the ground.
Ceiling fans are usually staid and boring, despite their obvious pimp-out potential. Enter the Enigma Fan, with a single, swooping five-foot blade that looks like it could roll some serious heads. Besides its boomerang-esque blade, it comes with a halogen light, and can be controlled via remote. Totally worth $800…
Too lazy to build yourself an Enigma machine from a DIY kit? If you've got enough money, say, fifteen thousand dollars or so, why not just buy this original Enigma 3 machine off of eBay? The seller is in Germany and the auction ends on April 3rd. Frankly, we don't know how anyone is expected to resist this item when…
If you're not a cryptography or World War II nerd and you know anything about the Enigma machine, chances are you've read Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon, in which fictional characters work alongside historical figures like Alan Turing to crack the Axis codes and sink Nazi submarines.