computer science
Computing

In a sign of the times, Girl Scouts can now earn a cybersecurity badge

As the times change, so too are the skills being touted by the Girl Scouts, and now, young women across America can earn recognition for demonstrating mastery of a very topical subject -- cybersecurity.
Computing

Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial headlines Computer Science Education Week

An updated 'Minecraft' Hour of Code Designer tutorial will show how the ever-popular gaming title can be even more effective in making kids excited to code by allowing them to create their own shareable 'Minecraft' game.
Music

Music made with Alan Turing’s massive computer restored after more than 50 years

Alan Turing is celebrated for many things — as the father of computer science, legendary Nazi code breaker, and mind behind the Turing test. But few people view his as a pioneer of electronic music. Until now.
Music

Listen to this AI-composed song in the style of The Beatles

Who needs The Beatles, anyway? Algorithms are all the rage, after Sony's Flow Machines project successfully created two entire pop songs composed by artificial intelligence, one in the musical styling of the Fab Four.
Emerging Tech

Trust us, this video of 15 different sorting algorithms is way more entertaining than it sounds

A video showing sorting algorithms in action may not sound like the most riveting concept in the world -- but, then again, neither does watching other people play video games, and that hasn’t stopped their popularity online. Trust us…
Gaming

Scientists prove playing ‘Super Mario Bros.’ can be as hard as complex math

A team of computer science researchers has shown that levels in Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. can be as tough to solve as some of the most complex math problems.
Emerging Tech

Teach your toddlers how to code with Cubetto, the wooden robot

Cubetto is an adorable little wooden robot that is specifically designed for pre-literate children, ages 3 and older, that teaches the basics of computer programming and STEM, sans screen.
Computing

Work doesn’t kill solid state drives, but age does, according to Google study

Google's six-year study on flash storage includes millions of drive days worth of data, and it questions a lot of what we thought we knew about what hard drive failure looks like in the SSD era.
Computing

Study suggests women’s computer code is preferred, only if their gender is unknown

According to this research, women write better code than men on GitHub, or at the very least, their contributions are accepted more often by fellow coders. But this is only true when their gender is not known
Computing

President Obama pledges $4 billion in Computer Science for All program

President Obama, who as a candidate was known for his savvy social media use and his ever-present Blackberry, has now pledged $4 billion to fund computer science education in America's schools.
Virtual Reality

Apple just hired Virginia Tech professor and VR expert Doug Bowman

In a suspected attempt to join the likes of Microsoft, Facebook, and Sony on the VR bandwagon, Apple has hired Doug Bowman, a former Virginia Tech computer science professor and HoloLens grant winner.
Emerging Tech

Teach Your Toddler How to Code With the Code-a-Pillar

To be a prodigy, you've gotta start young. And if you get your child the Code-a-Pillar from Fisher-Price, you can turn a toddler into a computer scientist. The toy hopes to expose children to the art of coding from the onset.