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FAQ

Tor FAQ<p>For other questions not yet on this version of the FAQ, see the wiki FAQ for now.<p>The name "Tor" can refer to several different components.<p>Tor …

Information Security

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

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Emerging Technology

Every 11-Year-Old in Britain Is Getting a Free Mini Computer

Let the coding commence!<p>You've probably have heard of the Raspberry Pi - the barebones computing unit beloved by DIY hackers and coding enthusiasts …

Tracking the Data Science Talent Gap

If your company is looking to hire data scientist right now, good luck. Five years after Harvard Business Review first shone the spotlight on the …

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

These Types Of Hackers Are Driving Cyber Attacks Now

Screens go blank at a Ukrainian power provider. A hospital is reduced to pen and paper record keeping. These aren’t scenarios from the latest video …

Cybersecurity

Huge rise in hack attacks as cyber-criminals target small businesses

Experts say consequences for SMEs that ignore security risks can be disastrous<p>It seemed like just another ordinary day for staff at vehicle hire company MNH Platinum. Little did they know that the simple click of an email link was about to threaten their entire business.<p>It was early last year when …

Cybersecurity

Who needs a computer science degree these days?

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught …

Online Education

Programming Skills to Land a New Job

Interested in developing sought after skills to improve your employability? Want to advance or change your career?Check out the field of computer …

Computer Science

Do Programmers Practice Computer Science?

I’ve gotten some questions about the idea of what we do being scientific or not, and that raises some interesting discussion points. This is a “You …

Computer Science

Beyond Siri: Researchers are bridging human-computer interaction

For most people, using a computer is limited to clicking, typing, searching, and, thanks to Siri and similar software, verbal commands.<p>Compare that …

Computer Science

Students Pitch Apps, Games in D.C. as Part of Hispanic Heritage Initiative

A group of 20 programmers made a trip to Washington to meet and network with leaders in Congress and the White House.

Education

Five Reasons Computer Science Education Will Help Fight Poverty in NYC

Mayor Bill De Blasio’s new initiative that makes computer science mandatory for New York City’s 1.1 million public school students is a powerful step …

Can coding bootcamps replace a computer science degree?

Coding bootcamps are becoming a popular way for anyone interested in learning technical skills to dive into a rigorous course. Whether you want to …

Higher Education

Read these tea leaves to see if the signs point toward a career in computer science

In college, I majored in government, music, and gender studies. My current job, though, has nothing to do with any of those subjects. So while your …

These Are the Bachelor's Degrees With the Highest Starting Salaries

It's good to be an engineer<p>Interested in a career that will pay for your college degree as quickly as possible? Then (sorry, psychology majors) you …

The real reason U.S. students lag behind in computer science

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city is investing $81 million to establish computer science instruction in every …

Code School Study Shows How to Spot a Future Programmer

A recent Code School survey offers information on traits in youth that may indicate a future in computer science.

Computer Science

What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation.<p>Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon on Tuesday, asking, "Can you hear me now?"<p>One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York …

Social Media

Rise of Concerns about AI

Research, leadership, and communication about AI futures.

Research

Why I’m Not Looking to Hire Computer-Science Majors

Finding software developers is hard, especially with colleges doing such a rotten job of teaching them skills.<p>I usually say the hardest part of running a tech startup is raising money, but that’s a bit of a smokescreen: We spend the money on software developers, who are an incredibly hot commodity …

College & University

This App Guy Thinks Computer Science Degrees Are a Waste of Money

A computer science education is a sure ticket to a job in today’s tech economy, right? Hardly, says one startup CEO who lambasts schools for failing …

Philippines to roll-out nationwide free WiFi by 2016

A new plan from the government of the Philippines would offer free wireless internet to people across the country while also likely eating into the …

Huh? Schools Think Kids Don't Want to Learn Computer Science

Times have never been better for computer science workers. Jobs in computing are growing at twice the national rate of other types of jobs. By 2020, …

Cell Phones Help Track Flu on Campus

New methods for analyzing personal health and lifestyle data captured through wearable devices or smartphone apps can help identify college students …

Public Health

The best computer-science and engineering schools on the west coast

In a recent survey we conducted for our ranking of the best computer science and engineering schools, over 400 Business Insider readers rated dozens of computer science and engineering programs around the country. Even more, the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are both held by schools in California.<p>We …

Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944, invented the first compiler...

<b>Grace Murray Hopper</b> was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark …