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Popcorn Time reinvents the seedy process of torrenting

A pretty Netflix-like app that does bad things to copyrights.<p>A new BitTorrent-powered video app has been released that beautifies the torrenting …

Can this $70 dongle stem the epidemic of password breaches?

Maybe not, but its approach could improve the security of password databases.<p>Security researchers have developed a password storage system that uses …

Dev planning new game release every two weeks

Zoe Quinn is best known for <i>Depression Quest</i>, a text-based game that deals with a serious subject. Her next big project is a more graphical comedy game that plays with the perils of online dating. In the meantime, she's planning to release a series of really short games.<p>Tidbytes is a run of games …

How statically linked programs run on Linux

In this article I want to explore what happens when a statically linked program gets executed on Linux. By <i>statically linked</i> I mean a program that …

How GitHub (no longer) Works

Too many startups do this thing where they build their reputation with all these great technical blog posts and fascinating public talks, and then …

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Computer History Museum releases Apple II's DOS source code from 1978

The Computer History Museum has posted scans of a particularly historic document: the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II. It was the first computer with a built-in floppy drive ready to use out of the box, requiring intricate software to match Steve Wozniak's elegant and simple …

Apple’s iCloud Keychain: It works, but with frustrating limitations

iCloud can help manage passwords, but it's not a complete password manager.<p>In the latest versions of OS X and iOS, Apple's new iCloud Keychain …

Apple retail stores begin carrying Automatic, the sensor that aims to make you a better driver

Apple retail stores have begun carrying the iPhone-connected car-tracking device Automatic. The tracking device connects to a car's OBD-II port — something that all modern vehicles should have — and then beams driving details like fuel use, mileage, engine status, and more back to an iPhone over …

The Stanley Parable review: You are in a room. There are two doors

A masterful second-person narrative goes well past “Choose Your Own Adventure.”<p>The second-person narrative structure isn't seen all that often in …

'Crazy 4 Cult' turns your favorite movies into works of art

In 2004, Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened up a gallery in Los Angeles called Gallery1988, focusing entirely on something the rest of the art world seemed to be ignoring — works inspired by pop culture. "We didn't expect to be in business for more than a year," says Karp. Today, the gallery is …

Aaron Swartz's legacy lives on: SecureDrop is a WikiLeaks for any journalist

In May, <i>The New Yorker</i> revealed what hacktivist Aaron Swartz was building before his untimely death: an encrypted dead drop system that would let whistleblowers leak documents to journalists without fear of exposing their identity. <i>The New Yorker</i> launched its own implementation, Strongbox, and other …

Dice+ review: the surprisingly analog future of board games

Board games take up a lot of space. I don't have much room for those big, bulky boxes, and it doesn’t help that the tiny pieces are all so easy to lose. In the same way that my ereader helped curb the growth of my physical bookshelves, tablets have helped keep my office from being overrun with …

We scanned the Internet for port 22

Yesterday (Sept. 12) we scanned the entire Internet for port 22 -- the port reserved for "SSH", the protocol used by sysadmins to remotely log into …

Notch releases browser-based game jam title, Shambles

<i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson's latest project, a zombie-filled, first-person shooter called <i>Shambles</i>, is available to play for free in your browser.<p>In <i>Shambles,</i> players roam through a pixelated street while killing zombies, avoiding police and leaving civilians unharmed. The goal is to …

How to build a large Angular.js application

At GoCardless, Angular.js has been in production since March this year. We wanted to share some of the things we've learned while building and …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Papers, Please Overview | Polygon

Latest Stories View all news<p>By Owen S. Good on Feb 24, 2018 02.24.18<p>A short film packs a nice narrative punch<p>By Owen S. Good on Oct 28, 2017 10.28.17<p>Papers, Please, the acclaimed, dystopian puzzle game in which a bureaucrat struggles with the inhumanity of processing immigrants at a border …

Battlefield 4 will 'encourage' but 'never force' team play

<i>Battlefield 4</i> lead multiplayer designer Thomas "Tompen" Andersson took to the game's official blog today to explain how EA DICE is designing the upcoming first-person shooter to "highly encourage" but "never force" players to work together as a team.<p>The developer's first incentive to players …

Osama Bin Laden's AKMS Rifle

NBC published this photo of Osama Bin Laden’s AK that is housed in the CIA museum. The rifle is completely unremarkable. It is no different to the …

SWD (Cobray) Terminator spotted in the wild...

Just in case you’ve never seen one of these, here it is. It’s the Terminator, manufactured by SWD in the 1980’s. It’s a single-shot shotgun that slam …

NSSF "Where To Shoot" App for iOS and Android

The National Shooting Sports Foundation have published a free app called Where To Shoot that locates shooting ranges near you in the US and Canada. …

Leak of powerful malware tool like “handing a bazooka to a child”

Freely available source code for "Carberp" could spawn surge in malware attacks.<p>The recent leak of source code for a powerful piece of bank-fraud …

Gun Review: "Open Bolt" Explained - A Tale of Two Uzis

Since I got into machine guns one of the most unusual things I have noticed is that an astounding amount of people who shoot most commonly available …

Rain built around the concept of playing an invisible character

Sony Japan Studio wanted to offer gamers a surprise with PlayStation Network exclusive <i>Rain,</i> and decided they could do so by designing the game around the idea of playing as an invisible character, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>In <i>Rain</i>, players step into the shoes of an invisible boy …

Perfect Stride trailer sports 'maximalist skating' and 'hella hard' controls

A trailer released yesterday for <i>Perfect Stride</i>, a "maximalist skater" from developer Arcane Kids, introduces a surreal skate park and its obtuse controls inspired by old-school first-person shooters.<p>Check out the trailer above to see the game in action, which is in development for Windows PC and …

What Do You Desire?

On a Monday last April, I stood in line at JFK Airport to board a plane to San Francisco. Before me stood a silver-headed West Coast businessman. His …

Git subtree: the alternative to Git submodule

<i>(Updated in January, 2017.)</i><p>The Internet is full of articles on why you shouldn’t use Git submodules. I mostly agree, although I am not so harsh in my …

H&K and Backwards Bullets: The Real Story

It is no secret that I am an unrepentant H&K-aholic. Over the years I have collected just about every one of their roller locked long guns, a ton of …