Turing Tumble: New Marble Run Game Teaches Computer Logic

A new Kickstarter project aims to make a marble run game that acts as a mechanical computer. Turning Tumble involves players solving logic puzzles by constructing a pathway with six different parts. The game will ship with 51 puzzles to solve, detailed through a graphic novel storyline, though there’s scope for future expansions and user-created […]



Android OS Creator Makes Own “Essential” Phone

One of the men who created Android has unveiled a high-end phone. But at $699, Andy Rubin’s ‘Essential’ phone seems somewhat misnamed. The most notable different feature is a modular element. It’s not quite the Lego-like design that Google explored before abandoning, but rather a new form of expansion port. It’s two magnetic clips on […]



Media Player Subtitles ‘A Security Risk’

Researchers say popular media players could pose a security risk through their subtitles feature. Several firms have issued or will soon issue a security update. The issue is with media players that search online for repositories of subtitle files and select the highest rated ones, the idea being to pick the ones with the best […]

Google Balloons Restore Internet To Flooded Regions

Google says it’s used balloons to help “tens of thousands” of people get online in Peru after flooding hit connections in rural areas. It was an unplanned expansion of an ongoing experimental project. Project Loon (which is technically run by Google parent company Alphabet) uses 49-feet wide helium balloons flying 12 miles above earth to […]