How Computers Handle Negative Numbers (And Sometimes Get It Wrong)

The digital world runs on binary. But while numbers made up of ones and zeroes is easy enough to get your head round, what happens when you need to express a negative number in digital form?

The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters Use A Little Pixel Magic

Last year, our pal (and former NASA JPL engineer) Mark Rober whipped up the first digital ugly Christmas sweater. Technology being technology, they just got an upgrade.

Smartphones Turn These Masks Into Incredible Animated Halloween Costumes

Proving that sometimes all it takes is a popular YouTube video to kickstart a successful business, Mark Rober, the guy who made the gaping hole in your gut costume using two iPads a few years ago, is back with even more easy but impressive costume ideas. And that includes a line of Halloween masks that come to life with nothing but a smartphone running a free app.

Skylock Is The Bike Lock Of The Future, And It's Awesome

Bike locks, while incredibly necessary, are way behind the times. Even the best of them will break under brute force, and then where are you? Bikeless and alone. The new Skylock, from ex-Boeing and Jawbone engineers, is about to leapfrog the competition and bring bike protection into the 21st century. It looks amazing.

Report: Paramount Pictures Cuts Film, Goes All-Digital In U.S.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Paramount Pictures is the first major Hollywood studio to ditch 35mm film and go all-digital for United States theatre releases, with The Wolf of Wall Street being shipped to theatres in digital format only. Sorry film fans, it sounds like that’s a wrap.

Can You Tell The Difference Between These Film And Digital Animations?

The eternal debate of film versus digital. In a sense, arguing between the two for any practical purpose is pretty much a moot point, since digital has become the go-to in the world of photography. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to compare the two every so often. This series of animations asks you to do just that, in a dazzling way.

Amazon Can Take Away Your Digital Books And Movies Whenever It Wants

In light of the holiday season, what better time than now to remind ourselves to give thanks for all that we have. Although, in the case of any digital goods you’ve “purchased,” maybe don’t add those to the list quite yet. Because remember: You don’t actually own any of it.

Get Your Guts Ripped Out For An Awesome Halloween Costume

Two years ago, a NASA engineer named Mark Rober emailed us a halloween costume that used two iPads to make it look like you had a gaping hole in your stomach. This year the system is both more refined and more gruesome.

The Death Of Analogue TV, Caught On Camera

Adelaide has this morning undergone its analogue TV switch-off, meaning that all of your elderly relatives have probably left messages for you asking why their TV doesn’t work anymore. It’s a digital-only world in the City Of Churches now, and a few enterprising folk captured the moment that the analogue signal died.

Newsweek Will Stop Print Edition, Go All-Digital Next Year

Newsweek‘s 90th anniversary will be next February, but you won’t be able to find a commemorative issue in newsstands or in your mailbox. After December 31, the weekly magazine will cease to be anything more than bits downloaded to your iPad. It’s the end of an era for one of America’s most stalwart weeklies, but don’t think for a second that it heralds the end of print.