Spaceapps challenge at York
An email from the University which may be of interest: Hi there, On the weekend of 20th and 21st April 2013, the Department of Computer Science, University of York will be hosting the International Space Apps Challenge, a free 2-day event on developing apps as solutions that address real-world critical challenges set by NASA.…
Unreal Tournament at the forefront of AI research (really)
I am not much of a computer games player, but I do have a fondness for Unreal Tournament– a network shoot-em-up game at which I have always been hopeless if enthusiastic (though I’ve not played for a few years now). So I was pleasantly surprised to read that Unreal is now, according to the New…
Thirty years of the ZX Spectrum: the machine that killed computing?
Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the advent of the ZX Spectrum, the micro-computer than really brought computing to the masses, in Britain at least. But I am in two minds about it. Unlike the BBC Micro it was not a rich-kids toy, as it cost half the price. But it also did more than…