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Tag: Programming

Code Cards: Celebratory Syntax

Code Cards: Celebratory Syntax
I’m not going to pretend to know anything about coding and programming languages. Sometimes I even forget the correct format for the A HREF thing. And I call it the A HREF thing. So I’ll let the Code Cards speak for themselves.

Facebook’s iPad App Hiding Inside iPhone Version

Facebook’s iPad App Hiding Inside iPhone Version
It’s been a while since the Facebook iPhone app was released, but people have been anxiously awaiting the iPad app, which, thanks to its larger screen, will make using Facebook a lot more fun. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler reports that the iPad app is actually hidden in the iPhone app codebase, and has been able to play with the app on an iPad ever since Facebook updated their iPhone app to 3.4.4 yesterday.

Minibloq: Drag-and-Drop Arduino Programming for Kids and Code Newbies

Minibloq: Drag-and-Drop Arduino Programming for Kids and Code Newbies
We’ve featured a lot of cool and useful Arduino–based creations here at Technabob. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making an Arduino-based project but know little about programming, then you’ll want to support Julián da Silva and his Minibloq project.

Statsheet Automated Sports Reports: Blogger 2.0

Statsheet Automated Sports Reports: Blogger 2.0
Until I came across the StatSheet Network, I thought that robots were the only man-made automatons that are taking over human jobs. But just last week,  a network of websites with no human writers was launched.

Pressure Sensitive Drawing on iPad a Possibility

Pressure Sensitive Drawing on iPad a Possibility
While nobody at Apple intended for the screen of the iPad to support pressure-sensitivity, there’s a demo video floating around showing off a proof-of-concept for this truly artistic usage of the iPad’s multi-touch screen. You can really imagine all of the cool drawing programs you could create if you could detect the pressure applied with a stylus, and the guys at Ten One Design have figured out a way to do this, even though it’s not officially supported by Apple.

Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans

Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans
I used to love playing pool when I was younger. I still do from time-to-time, but not like I did before. Well, if you thought that you were the best at pool, you’d better move along – because soon, pool ‘bots everywhere will start hustling you for your money!

Barbie Powerwheels + Xbox 360 Controller + Nerd Power = Wi-Fi Warthogs

Barbie Powerwheels + Xbox 360 Controller + Nerd Power = Wi-Fi Warthogs
Where lesser men see a child’s toy when they look at a Barbie Powerwheels toy car, imaginative folk like Tim Higgins see a really fun real world Halo spinoff. Higgins’ Wi-Fi Warthogs are controlled using Xbox 360 controllers and a laptop mounted on each Warthog.

Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All

Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All
Ah, software problems. We’ve all experienced them in varying degrees – sometimes it’s just a stupid online video that won’t load, and sometimes the operating system itself gives up. Now imagine a future where programs can still be compromised, or attacked, but will no longer crash or hang.

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis
Sure, you might have just gone off and bought yourself a brand new 27-Inch iMac this week, but if that system seems like overkill for your needs, you could can always go to the opposite extreme.

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings
We can file this under art, or under why?/why not?: Invented by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus “downloads and parses a part of the text of a recent best-selling book” and then, for some strange reason, peruses the archives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for drawings that match the essential words in the book.

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car
Man, these are smartphones indeed. The wise – and probably bored – folks at the University of Berlin made a one-of-a-kind iPhone app which they called iDriver, which allows them to control a Honda Civic via Wi-Fi.

Dad Finds New Use for CD-ROM Tray: Baby Rocker

Dad Finds New Use for CD-ROM Tray: Baby Rocker
Ah, the ol’ CD drive. It can read CDs. It can write on CDs. Idiots use it as a coaster and then call tech support if it stops working. And it can put babies to sleep.

Web Coder Bumper Stickers: Honk if You Love to Write Code!

Web Coder Bumper Stickers: Honk if You Love to Write Code!
Are you an unemployed web developer? Why not show off your resume credentials with these funny web technology bumper stickers. John Freeborn’s CODE Stickers are perfect for building geek cred with the guy in your rear-view mirror.

Wiichuck: the Quickest Way to Hack Your Nunchuck Controller

Wiichuck: the Quickest Way to Hack Your Nunchuck Controller
This tiny little 1cm x 3cm circuit board may not look like much, but the WiiChuck is the easiest way ever to unlock the world of Wii Nunchuck hacking. Just plug the WiiChuck into to bottom of your Wii Nunchuck controller, and you’ll have access to all of the wonderful data the controller can generate.

Computer Algorithm Does Not Play Mario, It Solves Mario

Computer Algorithm Does Not Play Mario, It Solves Mario
The Mario AI Competition “is about learning, or otherwise developing, the best controller (agent) for a version of Super Mario Bros.” Programmers have to come up with AI that can solve a “heavily modified version” of the game Infinite Mario Bros.

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine
The man in the picture below is UC San Diego Computer Science Ph.D. student Stephen Checkoway. In his hands is a printout that proves that his team’s “return-oriented programming” exploit was successfully able to steal votes from a Sequoia AVC Advantage electronic voting machine.