Colin Leeke

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The Complete History Of First Person Shooters

If there’s a single genre that defines the video game, it might be the first-person shooter. Think about it. When a TV show wants to have a gamer …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Horizon Zero Dawn: 16 tips before you play

Step one: don’t die<p>I’m smitten with <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn,</i> a video game that hits the best notes of the “explore, kill, and collect” genre without becoming too leadened by busywork. It has a script on par with a fun sci-fi matinee, arguably the most polished visuals on a home console, and combat that …

The tiny bits of code that can wreck computers

Some dangerous bits of code come in surprisingly small sizes. But just a few bytes can be enough to wreck computers and even bring a warship to a standstill.<p>One of the best programming jokes – and there are plenty to choose from – goes like this: Why did the programmer die in the shower? Because …

University of Cambridge

courses.exa.foundation

Hello and welcome to the home page of exa.foundation's courses site.<p>If you wish to register for a free 13 Topic trial of GCSE Computer Science, the …

GCSE

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Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, disregarding the fact that every preceding age was totally mystified by existence, to the point that mystics, poets, philosophers, sages, and spiritual …

Particles

Cheeky Video Explains The Entire Universe In Just Over 4 Minutes

From atoms to the solar system, it's all there.<p>Need some help in understanding the universe? Then check out this entertaining -- and slightly risqué -- video by British YouTuber Exurb1a, who does his best to break it all down in just over four minutes.<p>Exurb1a's humorous whistle-stop explainer …

Eastern Europe

How to play classic Nintendo and Sega games on Apple TV

I’ve been playing Super Mario World on my Apple TV, and I absolutely love it. I’m able to do this by loading an emulator called Provenance on my …

Retrogaming

Key and Peele's Spoof of Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Astronomically Brilliant

Tonight’s episode of <i>Key & Peele</i> was pretty geeky overall—there was a long sequence about <i>Game of Thrones</i>. But the penultimate <i>Key & Peele</i> also included …

Game of Thrones

A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2 Analysis

Today we’re having a peek at the Star Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer 2, as shown at Star Wars Celebration 2015 for the first time. What you’re …

An MIT Professor Shaved Her Head To Teach You Neuroanatomy

A few seconds into this video, MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher pulls out a pair of scissors and—is she really<i>, oh god she really is —</i> cuts off all …

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are up and coming: This sums up three findings from …

How Computer Chips Work

A modern microprocessor is a tremendously complicated entity, and it has taken decades of work by thousands of people to get it where it is today. …

From 53 kilobytes of RAM in 1953

"In March of 1953 there were 53 kilobytes of high-speed random-access memory on planet Earth." This line from George Dyson's <i>Turing's Cathedral</i> makes …

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

Is Computer Coding an Art?

Despite its diminished status in nearly every area of life, art—writ large—is still the highest measure of achievement, the most superlative of …

Watson may not know it all, but it sure taught IBM a few things

IBM’s Watson natural language query/cognitive computing prodigy was a huge PR coup for Big Blue. Three years ago, Watson defeated <i>Jeopardy</i> champ Ken …

What The iPhone 6 Is Really Made Of

You’ve heard about the rumored sapphire screens that didn’t show up on the final iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus designs, and by now you know that Apple Pay is a key part of the pitch for the next generation Apple smartphone, but there’s also a decent amount of real gold and silver in each iPhone as …

10 things you need to know about biometrics technology

From using facial detection to target adverts to spotting an online fraudster, the art of identification is getting ever more sophisticated<p>India houses the most ambitious biometrics database in the world, Aadhaar, which has so far gathered fingerprints, iris scans and photos of more than 500 …

Watch this: a full hour of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose

Between the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch — an entirely new product category for the company — this is one of the most interesting moments in Apple's history, which makes it a great time to hear CEO Tim Cook speak at length about a wide range of topics. Only the first half of Cook's fascinating …

Fantasy keynote shows how Steve Jobs would have sold us on Apple Watch

Apple fans will never revel in the glory of another Stevenote. But an essay that imagines how Steve Jobs would have introduced the Apple Watch just might be the next best thing.<p>Lesson No. 1: He wouldn’t have called it the “Apple Watch.”<p>The brilliant essay, written by Jong-Moon Kim and simply titled …

Apple

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

Raw footage: Larry Tesler on Steve Jobs' visit to Xerox PARC

So many myths have attached themselves to Steve Jobs’ visit to Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center in the winter of 1979 that I’m surprised the YouTube …

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

Bill Nye: We May Discover Life on Europa