With mobile apps blowing up like the Klondike gold rush, there are way more people out there with great game ideas than there are people who know how to create them. With GameSalad, you now have an outlet to quickly create and publish your mobile games whether you know any coding or not.
Where’s Waldo books (or Wally if you’re in the UK) have sold bajillions of copies worldwide and have kept people busy looking for the skinny guy in the red striped sweater for countless hours. But one guy on Stack Overflow was wondering if it would be possible to write a program to find Waldo. And after a bit of trial and error and help from people on the site, he did it. Or someone did it. Someone did something.
There’s been a zillion versions of Tetris since the game first debuted in the 1980s. But out of those zillion versions, Binary Tetris is the only one that’s so minimal that its source code is short enough to fit in a single tweet.
John McCarthy has died at age 84. He was a legendary computer scientist who was a pioneer in the field of AI, coining the term Artificial Intelligence. He also invented the Lisp programming language.
RIP, pioneer of the future.
After a long illness, Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix, the creator of the C programming language and an esteemed computer scientist, died last weekend at the age of 70. Without Ritchie, your tech world would be a dramatically different place.
Apple’s doing pretty alright for itself now, and it’s doing pretty fucking good in the mobile gaming market, but Apple’s first attempt to break into gaming didn’t go quite as well. In 1994, Apple teamed up with Bandai to create the Pippin, a machine that would be Apple’s one and only attempt to get into the home console business.