Andy Delso

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Secret revealed: inside the most scandalous social network

Will anonymity make Secret essential reading — or become its undoing?<p>Late on a Saturday evening in San Francisco, at a party filled with tech workers, people keep retreating to odd corners to stare at their phones. This happens at every party these days, of course, but what’s different here is that …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Have at it, programmers: IBM makes Watson available via API

IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it wanted to upstage the cloud …

Machine learning is way easier than it looks

It’s easy to believe that machine learning is hard. An arcane craft known only to a select few academics.<p>After all, you’re teaching machines that …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

AutoDesk Releases An Electronics Simulator Called 123D Circuits

Hardware hacking often seems like black magic to the uninitiated, which is why 123D Circuits is so cool: it allows you to learn electronics using a virtual Arduino board and breadboard without blowing up capacitors or burning yourself with solder on your work table.<p>Created by AutoDesk, 123D …

Goo Goo Dolls Cover Contest [Grand Prize Winner], Come to Me - Kyle Solner

Add an e-ink screen to your Samsung Galaxy S4 with PocketBook (hands-on)

BERLIN -- What do you get for the phone that has everything? The Samsung Galaxy S4 is possibly the best smartphone ever made, but one thing it <i>doesn't</i> have is an e-ink screen for reading the latest page-turner.<p>That's where the PocketBook S4 case, unveiled at technology bunfest IFA 2013, comes in. …

eReaders

A new age of science-fantasy RPGs dawns with Numenera

In the far, far future of Earth, the Ninth World is built on the technological bones of countless fallen civilizations. There are mutants, aliens, …

Don't miss this engrossing novel about the science of dragons

With <i>A Natural History of Dragons</i>, Marie Brennan has done something that I didn't think was possible. She's written an adventure about dragons in an …

Know your Star Wars fighters with these gorgeous posters

If you find yourself in a galaxy far, far away, and some unidentified starfighter is attacking you, make sure you can figure out who's flying it — …

Bluetooth-powered Dice+ now available for digital gaming

Digital game die Dice+ is finally available to purchase. Announced last year, the six-sided die features LED lights and uses Bluetooth to speak directly to your tablet or smartphone. In practice, this means you can play a handful of iOS and Android board games by rolling a die. Right now the number …

The History of Doctor Who as a Tube Map, with a Line for Each Doctor

Crispian Jago represents the Doctor's multi-threaded history as a Tube map, with one transit line for each of the eleven doctors, and the various …

Infographic: The Greatest Security Breaches In Internet History

Hundreds of millions of people have lost their data to hackers, and it’s all big business’s fault.<p>Living Social gets hacked, and 50 million people have their name, address, and date of birth stolen. Credit-card information is safe, we’re assured, but it’s of little comfort. Plastic can be replaced. …

Call of Duty

This short time travel movie packs insane visuals, and a clever twist

Keep watching this four-minute time-travel movie until the end — it's not just cool visuals of spaceships zooming around and flying into a time …

NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books - How many have you read?

Science Fiction

Opbeat Nets $2.7M From Facebook, Instagram Founders And More To Give Developers A Control Center For “Web Ops”

While it’s apparently becoming easier and easier to become a developer — judging, at least, by the number of “learn to code!” platforms popping up by the month — the role of a lead developer and engineer within a young tech company has become increasingly demanding over the last five years. The job …

Microsoft boosts HomeOS with a new Lab of Things

Microsoft Research is continuing to advance work on its home operating system (HomeOS) project. The latest new component is the addition of a new framework, called the Lab of Things (LOT), which allows researchers to better study connected device usage in homes and other physical spaces.<p>Microsoft …

Software

Zumbl.com Is Like Chatroulette Without The Privates

Remember Chatroulette? That was a good time. Anyway, two IIT Delhi computer science students, Abhishek Gupta and Saurabh Kumar have created a chat system that allows you to find random people based on your interests. Unlike competitors like Omegle, Zumbl.com aims to match people with rooms …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

What Games Are: E3 Was Wild, But AAA Games Are Still A Mess

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, writer of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Between all the press conferences at E3 and the follow-up interviews, there’s been a lot of gaming news to chew on this …

Copy.com

Copy was discontinued on May 1, 2016. As a former Copy user, we think you'll like <b>Opensense</b>.<p>At Opensense, we offer a cutting edge, all-in-one email …

Marketing

NEW BLOG: GAME DESIGN TIPS!

Hey folks! If you like game design doodles, check out GAME DESIGN TIPS, my new Tumblr! All the game design advice you could ever need, at the tip of a ballpoint pen!<p>If you’re not a professional game designer after subscribing to GAME DESIGN TIPS, there’s no saving you.<p>User submissions are also accepted! What wonderful game design advice have you got?

Summon a Sliver Hive in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014

The <i>Magic: the Gathering</i> video game, <i>Duels of the Planeswalkers</i>, gets its annual refresh this summer, and we've an exclusive deck full of slivers to …

Board Games

Want to go to space? First, you must live in this dome for 2 years.

In 1991, four men and four women sealed the hatch on a 3.15-acre ecological ark located an hour north of Tucson, Arizona. They called the structure …

Fandalism’s Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes

Earlier this year, Philip Kaplan expanded Fandalism, his social network for musicians, with a service called Fandalism Distro, which allows musicians to bring their songs and albums to iTunes and elsewhere. Today he’s spinning out the distribution service as a separate site, which he’s calling …

Robots will take our jobs, but it’s hard to say when

Economists and management experts have begun to model what might happen when robots are smart enough to do our jobs for us. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in their book <i>Race Against the Machine</i> that yes, robots are taking some jobs now, and will take more jobs soon. Nobel laureate Paul …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Hangouts Easter eggs include shy dinosaurs and stampeding ponies

Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well. As detailed by Google employee …