A simple, quirky theorem with big applications, from picking socks to counting hairs.
There are pros and cons to networking all the “smart” devices in your home. What surprises does the future hold?
Is it possible to steal software? And how do we know who owns code?
Eating dog food doesn't sound like much fun but it's an important part of creating software.
Why does your computer need special hardware to render graphics? And what’s the deal with all those pixels, anyways?
A quick primer to the ins and outs of typed vs untyped programming languages.
Learn what your antivirus software does, and why it’s important to keep it updated.
Driverless cars could mean less traffic and less accidents, but their developers have some challenges to solve.
Learn the secret to creating huge programs without getting lost in thousands of lines of code.
In the future, will computers be able to do everything? Even create an entire universe?
What’s the best way to choose a classroom lunch? Or the best way to elect a leader? The answer isn’t so simple.
Keep your passwords at the tip of your fingers, or maybe at the back of your eyes!
Learn about the shiny new technology that allows us to be connected like never before.
‘Files’ may be easy concepts for humans, but not for computers. What’s going on inside your operating system?
A simple thought experiment to shed light on the potential dangers of AI. Can we stop the earth being buried in paperclips?
Ever wondered what happens when you connect to a website? Time to dive into the secrets of networking!
Dive into the nuts & bolts of storing pictures and files on your computer.
How can you tell if a credit card number is valid or invalid? Meet the Luhn algorithm, one of many checksums helping us keep the internet in order.
Learn about the brilliant algorithm behind all of your GPS devices.
Learn the secrets behind pixels, image blurs, and all your favourite Instagram filters!
There might be a reason that too-real robot and video game character creeps you out.
Software programming does neat things with language, in this case, mixing capital letters.
How do computers predict what text you want to write next? Here's how to create predictive stories.
Have you ever put books in alphabetical order? What do you think the best method of alphabetizing would be?
Can we measure the time and steps required for things to happen?
While you can't use soap and water on your code, you can keep your code as sparkly clean as any dish or silverware.
Most people love cookies. But these cookies are the kind that make the internet possible.
State is an important concept in computer science as well as our everyday lives.
Computers collect garbage the way humans do. Here's how they manage memory space.
Design is about solving problems, from donuts to race cars, how we eat to what to wear in cold weather.