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Hackers can seize practically all your online accounts, and it's your voicemail's fault

Who would have thought that, in the end, it would be the humble voicemail that would do us all in?<p>Your Google, Microsoft, Apple, WhatsApp, and even …

Voice Mail

Automatically Generating and Printing Mazes with Raspberry Pi

Solving mazes is always a lot of fun, but designing and drawing them by hand is pretty labor intensive. You have to make them challenging but still …

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed …

San Francisco

A Coming of Age for CircuitPython?

There are points of inflection in the way we build hardware. The Arduino was clearly one of these, relegating the turning of an LED on, and then off …

​Python language founder steps down

Guido van Rossum, the "Benevolent Dictator For Life" of Python, has had enough and is walking away from leading the popular open-source …

Programming

Five Steps to TensorFlow on the Raspberry Pi

If you have about 10 hours to kill, you can use [Edje Electronics’s] instructions to install TensorFlow on a Raspberry Pi 3. In all fairness, the …

LED-Matrix Table

Created by Andreas Rottach, the LED Matrix Table is merely the latest in a line of LED matrix tables to put a Raspberry Pi at its heart. But few look …

Basics of Pull to Refresh for Swift Developers - Andrew Bancroft

Updated on September 21, 2016 – Swift 3.0<p>Implementing “pull to refresh” is a common need that arises when working with table views. There are …

7 Coding Shortcuts That Don’t Work

<b>We recently compiled and analyzed a selection of some of the most widely used software metrics (you can</b> <b>download our report here</b><b>). As part of the</b> …

Software Development

GitHub's new way to structure development teams

GitHub is announcing nested teams, a new feature that enables organizations to provide more order within their GitHub organization. Nested teams …

A 'Roomba' for weeds

The inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, Joe Jones, has come up with something new: a solar-powered weeding robot called the Tertill. It will patrol …

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy …

​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi

Microsoft is building an online Raspberry Pi simulator that allows users to write code to control hardware.<p>If you want to build your own gadgets …

Skillbuilder: Learn to Solder

Chess.com app stops working on 32-bit devices, but it’s nothing to do with iOS 11 …

If you’re using an older iPhone or iPad and wondering why the Chess.com app isn’t working, it’s nothing to do with iOS 11: it’s because the total game counter has hit the magic number of 2,147,483,647 …<p>This is the maximum value for a 32-bit integer, so 32-bit devices can’t cope with the fact that …

IPad Air

iOS 11 lets document-based apps basically present the filesystem as their launch UI, replacing all the galleries/grid views everybody writes https://t.co/aWdIViWSN0

This is how the Nazi Enigma machine works (CNET News)

AI experts predict the future: Truck drivers out of jobs by 2027, surgeons by 2053

Hundreds of AI experts predict when their models will beat humans at everything.<p>Google has hung up its AlphaGo gloves after trouncing the world's …

Artificial Intelligence

The largest Git repo on the planet

It’s been 3 months since I first wrote about our efforts to scale Git to extremely large projects and teams with an effort we called “Git Virtual …

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. …

After building my first React Native app, I’m now convinced it’s the future.

After a few weeks of playing around with React Native, I just came away with my first real mobile app. It’s fairly simple, but it only took me a few …

A Branch of the UN Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

Starting today, the United Nations (UN) will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan as part of a trial using the ethereum …

Blockchain

Chaos Game - Numberphile

Programming as a Way of Thinking

Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. …

Number Challenge #06 All in 38

Number Challenge #04 The 26 Star

How are passwords stored?

Have you ever wondered how your passwords are stored in the websites you use?<p>Have you ever wondered why some websites tell you to set a new password, …

Russians Engineer a Brilliant Slot Machine Cheat—And Casinos Have No Fix

In early June 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of …

Program Arcade Games With Python And Pygame

Try Deep Learning in Python now with a fully pre-configured VM

<i>New VM image — updated March 2018!</i><p>I love to write about face recognition, image recognition and all the other cool things you can build with machine …