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The Path To Expertise

Mark Engelberg Contributor<p>Mark Engelberg is a math and computer science teacher, inventor, and former programmer. For ThinkFun, he invented CodeMaster, which helps to develop the logical thinking skills in kids 6+. He used to be a virtual reality programmer at NASA, where he worked on the Hubble …

Computer Science

This is how you can get a job in gaming

By Steffan Powell <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Have you ever thought about helping to make games instead of just playing them?</b><p>There are nearly 2,000 games firms in the UK but it's not always an obvious career choice.<p>At the UK's biggest gaming event EGX there's a dedicated area to help future developers and …

Milton Keynes

Raspberry Pi gets £48 touchscreen

The Raspberry Pi now has an official touch display. The 7-inch screen might not match your iPhone's Retina display, but it <i>can</i> be used to turn the Pi …

Raspberry Pi

Scottish man creates an 'Irn Bru' water cooling system

Scottish tech shop owner John Lawson and some of his colleagues have created a PC water cooling system based on one of Scotland’s favorite drinks, …

Sean Kingston

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Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs

The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people …

Engineers Shutdown Sexist STEM Stereotypes Using #ILookLikeAnEngineer

The world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is an unforgiving one for women. Underrepresented for years in these industries, many …

Facebook's solar-powered plane will beam the internet everywhere

Facebook has completed construction of its solar-powered, unmanned aircraft Aquila, designed to deliver radio internet coverage across the globe …

Hitchhiking robot that relied on human kindness found decapitated

A hitchhiking robot that relied on the kindness of strangers to travel the world has been found with its head and arms ripped off, just two weeks …

Robotics

BBC Radio 4 - In Business, Driverless Cars

Professor Nick Reed, Director of the academy at TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. Leading Gateway Consortium Greenwich<p>Neil Fulton, Programme Director at Transport Systems Catapult<p>Tim Armitage, Arup, leading UK Autodrive Consortium<p>Dr Wolfgang Epple, Head of Research and Development Jaguar …

Dreamscope App Uses Deep Dream By Google To Create More Surreal Horror Art

In 2005, Google gave us Google Maps. In 2007, it gave us Gmail. In 2015, it gave us nightmares in the form of a robot’s dreams.<p>Last month, Google …

'Mr. Robot' creator on the evils of Facebook and hackers in Hollywood

You'd be forgiven for being skeptical about <i>Mr. Robot,</i> USA's new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows haven't done a great job of portraying hackers, and really, technology of any sort. Even the king of cinematic cool, director Michael Mann, …

Code 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

Code has been automatically "transplanted" from one piece of software to another for the first time, with researchers claiming the breakthrough could …

Anachronistic

Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?

Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs.<p>It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their …

Windows Phone

Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

<b>Code dive</b> You can bypass Apple's space-age security, and gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac, using code that fits in a tweet.<p>…

Bug in widely used OpenSSH opens servers to password cracking

A recently disclosed bug in OpenSSH software used to remotely access Internet-facing computers and servers allows attackers to make thousands of …

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.<p>Though I hadn't touched the dashboard, the vents in the …

Security

What Is a ‘Computer’ Anymore?

It used to be a person. Now it's a machine. What's next?<p>People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition of “computer” …

Singularity

Uh-oh, a robot just passed the self-awareness test

Roboticists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic 'wise men puzzle' test …

Robotics

Here's How People Make Money From Viral Videos

Andy Warhol famously introduced the idea that someday everyone would be world famous for 15 minutes. But if the pop artist had lived long enough to …

Advertising

The Cars Of The Future Will Make Music Instead Of Noise

What if you could participate in an interactive symphony from your driver’s seat?<p>It can be disconcerting to ride in an electric car. There’s no soothing lull of engine noise. But future roads filled with electric cars won’t be silent, as new laws force manufacturers to add sounds loud enough for …

Roads

This Drone Photography Is The Perfect Way To Banish A Blank Wall

If you're looking for wow factor, this is the answer.<p>Drones have proven their worth over the past year, from live streaming fashion shows to delivering food to putting out wildfires. Now, they're being used to capture stunning imagery worthy of space on your gallery wall.<p>Run by National Geographic …

Your Phone Knows When You’re Depressed

A new study from Northwestern used an individual’s smartphone habits to predict whether or not the individual was depressed.<p>Smartphones can feel your …

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms<p>The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.<p>“If you want to check in, push one,” …

Robotics

The iCubs are coming! How robots could teach our kids and do our dirty work

They dance, play, swear and beg you to touch them. They may even let you snog someone on the other side of the planet. Meet the robots of tomorrow<p>A bedside table on wheels is practising three-point turns around the room, rising up and down and cheekily cocking its head as it glides, while a furry …

Robotics

Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw

<b>A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat's propeller.</b><p>The beak, made of medical-grade titanium, replaces the loggerhead turtle's jaws, half of which were sheared off in the accident.<p>Detailed scans of the injured creature's head were used to generate the …

3D Printing