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Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs

Every time we do an update to our list of must-have Blu-ray discs we always get a bunch of comments about how <i>passé</i> it is to buy physical discs, digital streaming is the way to go.<p>Maybe it is, but some people still like to own physical discs (often those discs now come with a digital copy). And we …

First Trailer For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

This is short, if not short on apes, but there’s a sense of gravity here that suggests everybody is taking the film seriously. That’s a good thing – …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

'300: Rise Of An Empire' Gets A New Trailer; Still No 'Xerxes' Graphic Novel Release Date

In the 7+ years since <i>300</i> hit theaters, hints at a potential sequel, both to the movie and its inspiration, Frank Miller's 1998 comic series, have …

Movies

My Pick Of Amazon’s Black Friday DVD And Blu-Ray Deals

I’ve just gone crazy on Amazon, ordering any number of things from their Black Friday DVD and Blu-ray deals. Here are the titles I went for, and some …

Watch: The Children In Need Clip From The Day Of The Doctor (Better Quality Update)

As screened on the BBC’s <i>Children in Need</i> just a few minutes ago, here’s a clip from the 50th anniversary episode of <i>Doctor Who</i>, <i>The Day of the …

The Night of the Doctor: A Mini Episode - Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor Prequel

The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a …

Cornell & Stegman Slice Into New WOLVERINE Series

Credit: Marvel Comics<p>Wolverine isn’t the strongest hero in the Marvel U, but he does have one thing on his side: resourcefulness. Since his debut in …

Comics

BBC unveils trailers for <em>Doctor Who</em> 50th anniversary special

The BBC has revealed not one but two versions of the trailer for <i>The Day of the Doctor</i>, the upcoming <i>Doctor Who</i> 50th anniversary special that will air …

New STAR WARS Blooper Reel, Lost RETURN OF THE JEDI Footage Surfaces

Credit: Lucasfilm LTD<p>A previously lost blooper reel for <b>Star Wars</b> has surfaced thanks to the magic of the internets. The blooper reel shows some …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History #75-1

We provided a series of memorable DC moments for you to vote for, we also gave you the chance to nominate other moments (which you then also voted on …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman On Two Realistic Outcomes Of Teaching Everyone To Code

On a regular basis, we get pitched with major tech industry initiatives to broaden computer science education. A day after Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates signed on to a new initiative from Code.org to inspire 10 million new computer programmers, education startup General Assembly launched a tool …

Inside Gaming

PlayStation 4 "noticeably faster" than Xbox One - Report

Anonymous developer sources have indicated that the PlayStation 4 is "noticeably faster" than the Xbox One in key performance areas, according to UK magazine Edge.<p>Memory reads on PlayStation 4 are 40-50 percent faster than Xbox One, says the report, and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) on Sony's …

50 Greatest X-Family Stories: 6-4

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the X-Men, we’re doing a poll of the greatest X-Family (spin-offs of the X-Men) stories of all-time (Here is …

Top 5: Best Comic Book Series… Right Now!

It used to be an annual iFanboy tradition to gather around a grill, cook way too much food, and talk about comics, including the listing of our top 5 …

Matt Damon: Edward Snowden did a great thing

I have just received the video equivalent of a plain brown envelope slipped beneath my door.<p>It was a link to a YouTube video that hardly anyone appears to have seen.<p>On screen is Matt Damon, who appears to be talking to a journalist of foreign provenance.<p>He is being asked what he thinks of Edward …

NSA Hacked The UN By Cracking Its Internal Video-Conferencing System

German publication Der Spiegel is reporting (via Google Translate) that the NSA successfully hacked the United Nations.<p>The agency apparently cracked the encryption code needed for the organization’s internal videoconferencing calls, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which also show …

NSA collected non-terrorism-related emails

The National Security Agency began improperly collecting Americans’ electronic communications that had no connection to terrorism in 2008, but the government didn’t learn of the problem until 2011, senior administration officials said Wednesday.<p>Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will …

NSA collected up to 56,000 emails not connected to terrorism a year, blames error

We can't say as though we're particularly surprised to see such numbers, but, well, at least they're finally coming to light. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, newly declassified court documents highlight how the NSA collected up to 56,000 e-mails per year, over a three year period. The docs detail …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Books

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how …

PS4 will support party chat, friends cap at 2,000

The PlayStation 4 will support free party chat and allow players to add up to 2,000 players to their friends lists, according to a recent video from PlayStation Access.<p>The party chat feature will also be accessible without a PlayStation Plus account. Players' current PlayStation account and avatar …

Former CIA Chief: Snowden's Leak Is 'a Little Like the Boston Bombers'

Michael Hayden likened an ideological preference for transparency to Islamic fundamentalism. Seriously.<p>In an interview with <i>Financial Review</i>, an Australian publication, General Michael Hayden, who has served as head of both the NSA and the CIA, made what may be the most jaw-dropping statement of the …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 21 mins ago Movie News<p>Disney’s Christopher Robin has been denied release in China, possibly because Pooh has emerged as a symbol of an …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …