Nataly Raed

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This is the sound of two hands typing

Designer Kyle Stetz created a cool little website called <i>Type Drummer</i> which turns your words into music.<p>I don't mean that figuratively, as in: "Wow, you're a very lyrical writer." I mean that literally.<p>Every letter you type gets a beat and those beats combine to turn your words into a funky melody. …

This Simple OS Turns a PC Into Every Retro Game Console at Once

Better living through emulation<p>Yearning to sit on the couch and play some <i>Super Mario Bros</i> like the good ol' days? Or wait, no, <i>Sonic 2</i>. Wait jk <i>Crash Bandicoot</i>! Lakka's got your back. In just a few minutes it'll turn virtually any PC into a dead simple all-in-one emulation machine.<p>More streamlined …

How this 14-year-old girl designed, developed, and released her own mobile game

When I was 14, the coolest thing I made was a 2-by-4 piece of wood that had a wedge in it. I used it to take off my snowy or muddy boots without having to use my hands. I wasn’t crafty, but it turns out now all 14-year-old kids aren’t like me — at least when it comes to code.<p>Kids learning to code<p>12 …

Web Design

Love is ... five gay films going global in the name of human rights

Photograph: BFI<p>Chance, by Jake Graf, is about a chance meeting on a park bench.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/17/1426613431816/e584c2fe-9ae2-4b30-8cff-cd095017503c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: BFI<p>Chance, by Jake Graf, is about a chance meeting on a park …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Super Mario 64: Chaos Edition Is Your Brain On Digital Drugs

Rainbows. Trails. Flying. Raging. Head spinning. Euphoria.<p>These are just a small taste of the psychedelic experiences that await you in <i>Super Mario 64: Chaos Edition</i>. Student and code artist Kaze Emanuar has created a version of Mario 64 that injects randomized snippets of Gameshark code as you play.<p>…

5 iPhone Games You Just Can’t Miss This Week

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Buff Knight – Indie app of the day

What is Buff Knight?<p>Buff Knight is a mix between an infinite runner game and an RPG. You run, kill enemies, collect items and gold, and then when you die, you upgrade and try again. There are two version of this game in the Play Store. There is a free version with ads and in app purchases and there …

Apps

Code School launches iOS app to teach programming on the go

Code School, the popular elearning site for developers of all skill levels, now has an iOS app that lets users watch over 300 instructional videos while on-the-move.<p>While Code School’s website features both videos and interactive coding challenges to teach students, the app only allows access to …

How to use your Android as a dSLR remote

If you're looking for a way to remotely fire your dSLR's shutter but don't have a dedicated remote, maybe your Android device can help you out.<p>What you need:<p>A dSLR<br>• An Android device with IR blaster<br>• A DSLR Remote app<p>To check if your Android is capable of acting as a remote, you'll need to determine if …

Hear the space age unfold on NASA's historic SoundCloud account

If you've ever wanted to cobble together a really wicked EDM track comprised mostly of sound bites from NASA's Mercury missions, well, now's your chance. Everyone's favorite beleaguered space agency has been posting a treasure trove of audio clips that span the space age to its SoundCloud account …

Amazing New Calculator App Will Make It Virtually Impossible For You To Fail At Math

Are you infamously terrible at math? Give zero f*cks what the order of operations is? Always that kid whose graphing calculator showed a flat line instead of one of those fancy parabola things? Yeah, me too. (Hence, why I’m here and everyday feel #blessed that I get to work predominantly with W O R …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

<i>Bounden</i>'s predecessors, <i>Fingle</i> and <i>Friendstrap</i>, encourage players to use their body to gain advantage against a friend. But roughhousing and expensive smartphones aren't an ideal match, and so a match in either game could easily end in hurt feelings or worse, a broken screen.<p>And so <i>Bounden</i> feels like …

20 amazing apps for getting the most out of iOS 8

So you’ve finally cleared up enough space to install iOS 8, or you purchased a new iPhone 6.<p>While iOS 8 doesn’t <i>look</i> radically different, Apple’s new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile …

The Women Behind The Startup That's Changing How Girls See Coding

I love stories that have unexpected beginnings. Alexandra Diracles and Melissa Halfon met at Startup Weekend EDU in New York City this past January. They left with a first place winning prototype and the start of Vidcode, an online interactive software that brings the power of hacking videos with …

This App Avoided Being Made Useless By Using The iPhone’s Charger (But Not For Charging)

Remember Cycloramic? It was one of our favorite iOS apps last year. It allows you to take hands-free 360-degree selfie panoramics by using the iPhone’s vibrating motor to propel it around your desk.<p>A key component of this trick, though, was that the last few iPhones have had squared edges. Those …

Stream Live Video From A GoPro With Livestream’s Latest iOS App

Believe it or not, GoPro cameras just got a bit more functional thanks to Livestream. The company just added the ability to stream live video using its iOS app. Just think, now, thanks to Livestream, you can stream all of your hot skateboarding skillz live.<p>It’s easy enough, too. The app is free yet …

1Password 5.1 released with iPhone 6 support, third-party keyboard settings, and much more

1Password, the powerful and popular password manager for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 5.1 today, introducing a host of new features and improvements. First on the list is support for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with full 3x image support on …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

From Destiny to Guacamelee: five interesting games to try this weekend

It's sunny and beautiful outside, but you can't spend the <i>whole</i> weekend lolling about in the garden wondering if you should light up the barbecue, thereby angering the rain gods into immediate action. No, at some point you should go inside and play video games. It's okay, it's healthy. They help …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

Lytro changed photography. Now can it get anyone to care?

“Okay, can I take it out of the box now?”<p>Lytro product director Colvin Pitts wants to show me the camera he’s been working on since 2007. He cautions that it’s just an early model, then gently lifts the stark, black device out of an unmarked box. It looks like a cross between a DSLR and a …