All of Facebook’s Free Design Tools are Now Available in One Place

Facebook has just unleashed a stack of free design tools to help budding software engineers build more beautiful apps. Posted in the social media giant’s Github account, the collection of online resources includes iOS 9 GUI elements for quick mock-ups, a download link to the user interface-prototyping “Origami” tool and even in-depth articles from the company’s own designers. If you’re just getting into the business …

Hackers Wirelessly Control a Jeep

Two years ago, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek took control of a car while sitting in its backseat—all through their laptops that had been hard-wired into the vehicle. Since then, Miller and Valasek have turned their attention to the Jeep Cherokee, focusing on hacking the car’s internet-connected control system—this time remotely. To prove how vulnerable smart cars are to online attacks, the hacker duo …

Understand Code in 38,000 Words

For the uninitiated, the world of coding and computer science might seem akin to the Matrix, where combinations of letters and symbols somehow make inanimate objects spring to life. But with computers powering so many of our daily interactions, isn’t it time we at least try to understand this dark magic? Thanks to a lengthy essay by programmer Paul Ford titled “What is Code?” you …