computer

tech-science

A DIY Programmer Made a New Game for the 50-Year-Old Apollo Guidance Computer

“The AGC wasn't just an important part [of Apollo]: it was the core of the entire ship, without which the entire program wouldn't have been possible.”
Becky Ferreira
7.24.19
Motherboard

This YouTuber Built a Working PC Out of Pasta

“This has been a very long project that I’m mildly proud of,” said Micah Laplante.
Rob Dozier
4.17.19
Important Questions Raised By...

Janelle Monáe Fans, What's the Dirtiest Thing on Your Computers?

“I think my dying words would be ‘please, delete my history. It’s for the best.’”
Rosie Hewitson
9.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bitcoin Heist Suspect Escaped Prison, Then Iceland on Prime Minister's Plane

Apparently, the guards didn’t even realize he was gone until his flight had taken off.
Mack Lamoureux
4.18.18
Comics!

'Comics About Compulsion,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth

A girl struggles with procrastination, pimples, and socks in this painted comic by Tara Booth.
Tara Booth
4.9.18
good ideas

Someone Recreated HyperCard, Apple's 80s Programming Tool Invented on Acid

ViperCard recreates Apple's classic software, which Bill Atkinson thought up while totally high.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
lost art

You Can Now Play the First LGBTQ Computer Game, For the First Time

‘Caper in the Castro’ was thought to be long lost.
Jordan Pearson
12.20.17
Apple

These Miniature Apple Computer Replicas Are Cute as Heck

A home for your Apple Watch, inside a two-inch Mac Classic.
Samantha Cole
8.31.17
software

R.I.P. Microsoft Paint, 1985 - 2017

Microsoft announced that the beloved digital art-making program is marked for "deprecation" from the next Windows operating system.
Beckett Mufson
7.24.17
The Odyssey

When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process.
Ernie Smith
5.22.17
felt zine

[Premiere] This Vaporwave Godzilla Was Born in Old Software Demos

Croatian artist Filip Ugrin dug up disks of old abadonware advertised in the sleeves of PC magazines.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.6.17
DIY

How to Illegally Build an Internet-Connected PC in Prison

Five Ohio inmates were caught with a functioning, internet-connected computer in the ceiling that they used for tax fraud, porn and drug recipes.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.12.17
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