Number Theorist Fears All Published Math Is Wrong

"I think there is a non-zero chance that some of our great castles are built on sand," he said, arguing that we must begin to rely on AI to verify proofs.


What Happened to Gateway, the Cow Computer Company?

Thinking about the globalization of the computer industry through the story of Gateway.


This 'Cities: Skylines' Calculator Is Powered by Massive Amounts of Poop

Using power lines and sewage pipes, one "Cities: Skylines" player figured out how to make a simple computer.


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.


Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue All of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.


Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”


The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.


A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.


Can You Trust a Bot to Tell You if Your Job Will Be Obsolete?

Automation is reshaping the workplace—and few jobs are safe.


Why Machine Learning Needs GPUs

Matrix multiplication and AI: A short primer


‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Is the New ‘The Wire’

A spoiler free plea to watch 2017’s best television show.


What it Means to Be an 'Experimental Computer Poet'

A conversation with Allison Parrish, the artist behind your favorite Twitter bots.