How Microsoft Is Going to Port Everything to Windows

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:… »4/29/15 4:40pm4/29/15 4:40pm

This Sweet Connected Toy Is Designed To Teach Kids How to Program

Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here's a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming… »11/24/14 3:33pm11/24/14 3:33pm

Ex-Sony Engineer Left His Name Inside Every PS4

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. »11/11/14 10:00am11/11/14 10:00am

For its next stab at original programming, Netflix is venturing into kid-land with a series based on

For its next stab at original programming, Netflix is venturing into kid-land with a series based on Daniel Handler's Lemony Snicket books. The series is a partnership with Paramount, which produced the 2004 Jim Carrey film. How great would it be if Carrey starred in the series, too? [Variety] »11/05/14 3:10pm11/05/14 3:10pm

Discover Musical Instruments Everywhere With This Tiny Synthesizer

London-based duo Dentaku have made digital instruments out of beer bottles, text messages, and color-sensing robots. But, for their latest trick, Yuri Suzuki and Mark McKeague want to let you make music. Meet Ototo, a tiny synthesizer that lets you make almost anything—from oranges to origami—into an instrument. »10/31/13 11:20am10/31/13 11:20am

Pure Emergence: Tom Beddard’s Amazing Fractal Architecture

Though we have previously covered the amazing fractal creations of Tom Beddard, we thought it would be worth revisiting his work to find some examples of his architectural explorations. As we’ve discussed many times, parametric modeling is becoming more popular in the architecture world, thanks largely to Patrik… »6/14/13 3:49pm6/14/13 3:49pm