InvaderZ is a Space Invaders variant that incorporates a genetic algorithm that mutates the invaders as you shoot at them, with survival for a fitness function: the longer an invader lasts before being blasted out of the sky, the more its behaviors are carried over into the next wave (here’s a playable live version). (via Kottke)
Once we were great, then we committed some unnameable sin and now we endure eternal punishment, fallen from grace. Proof: this long-departed Master of the Universe wrapping paper, the pinnacle of the great Earl Norem’s career. (via Super Punch)
Spot the Surveillance is the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s first VR app: it’s part of the organization’s Street-Level Surveillance, which has tracked and resisted the spread of ubiquitous surveillance tools, from license-plate cameras to Stingrays and beyond.
In Towards Construction Based Data Hiding: From Secrets to Fingerprint Images , published in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (Sci-Hub Mirror), two Fudan University computer scientists propose a fascinating method for hiding encrypted messages in fake fingerprints that are both visually and computationally difficult to distinguish from real ones, which could theoretically allow the use […]
Even on outdated models, smartphones have imaging technology that puts the compact cameras of just a decade ago to shame. If you really care about the pictures you take, stop treating your smartphone camera like just another app. It can shoot cinema-quality video and photos with the right tools, and the Rigiet Smartphone Gimbal might […]
Slithering along like its namesake, Python has woven itself into nearly every aspect of web development since its inception the late ’80s. Flexible and readable, the possibilities of this programming language are nearly limitless – with the right understanding. And the quickest way to that understanding is the Ultimate Python Programmer’s Bootcamp Bundle. This comprehensive […]
Starting a podcast is easier than ever — just scroll through the variety of voices that are out there today. Getting your podcast heard? That’s a whole other level of expertise. Luckily, those trade secrets are fair game for all in the Podcasting 101 Bundle. Before you hit record, do yourself a favor and hit […]