google
All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com

From snapping photos with a cellphone to streaming music through a browser, much of the tech trickery we take for granted in 2017 looks simple on the surface but involves a complex series of computations and calculations behind the scenes to make the magic happen. As an example, take Google.com. Read More >>

apple
Looks Like Apple Leaked Details of the New iPhone in the HomePod Firmware

If you had any doubts about Apple releasing a bezel-free iPhone in September, you can probably throw those out the window. The company just pushed out a version of the HomePod firmware, and not only does the code tell us more about how Apple’s smart speaker will work, it also offers a few clues about the next iPhone. Read More >>

language
These Are the Colours that Words Make When Used as Hex Code

Hexadecimal format allows us to instruct a computer to display a colour using three or six characters. For example, #000 will produce black. But how many words can be created in Hex and what colours do they produce? One intrepid programmer has tackled this problem so that we don’t have to. Read More >>

security
Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudfare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal. Read More >>

ai
Google’s AI Experiments go Public

Google's put together a big sort of advert for its experiments in the AI world, showing us what sort of things the machines and artificial people are doing on the internet all day now. Read More >>

apple
Apple Changes Habit of Lifetime to Leave iOS 10 Kernel Code Unlocked

People examining the core of Apple's iOS 10 preview release were surprised to notice that Apple hadn't bothered encrypting the kernel code this time around, a move most people thought was a massive error it'd fix come proper release time. But no. Read More >>

computers
Coding Caterpillar Tipped as Top Toy for Christmas 2016

You know you're getting old when even Fisher Price is doing things about coding. This Christmas, the toymaker is hoping that its Codeapillar might cash in on today's early learning app development push, as it's a toy that requires a small amount of something approximating coding to get it to move through mazes. Read More >>

computers
Defeat AGAIN for Hitler as Bletchley Boffins Recreate WWII Code Breaks

A small but crucial part of WWII was recreated in Bletchley Park's computing museum over the weekend, with coding veterans and modern day computing enthusiasts firing up Hitler's Lorenz SZ42 encryption device -- and laughing afresh as our Colossus proto-computer once again hacked its messages to pieces. Read More >>

programming
This Adorable Robot Can Help Children to Program

Getting kids to code is a great idea—but it’s not always easy. Now a team of researchers from Harvard has developed this little robot, called Root, that’s designed to make writing code a more tangible experience. Read More >>

computers
Man Deletes Entire Company With a Stray Line of Code

A man in charge of his own web hosting business is in quite the bit of modern bother, after having deleted everything on his servers -- including the files of his customers and the software he used to administer everything. Read More >>

computers
This Web App Highlights English Syntax Like it’s Code

Don’t know your adverbs from your adjectives? This little web app colours text so that each part of speech is a different hue — just like text editors that highlight the syntax of different coding languages. Read More >>

music
Watch Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic Played Using Just Code

To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic using just a hundred or so lines of code. And it sounds pretty damn great. Read More >>

internet
There’s a Donald Trump Programming Language

If programming isn’t political enough for you, maybe you need to try a new language. How about TrumpScript, which lets you create code that Donald Trump himself would be proud to execute. If he could, you know, understand it. Read More >>

uncategorized
This Week, Learn to Code at Your Local Apple Shop

Apple is getting behind the Hour of Code initiative, opening up its shops to students after a quick shot at learning how to make apps and things that run on the many forms of software code out there. Read More >>