Programming

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Xbox at 20, in the words of the people who made its first games
Two decades on, developers for its original launch talk about creating games for Microsoft’s debut console

Rick Lane

16, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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What’s artificial intelligence best at? Stealing human ideas
Up for discussion in the first Guardian tech newsletter: can artificial intelligence enhance rather than replace us … internet age verification … plus Google’s €500m French fine

Alex Hern

14, Jul, 2021 @10:50 AM

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‘Without books, we would not have made it’: Valeria Luiselli on the power of fiction
The Mexican author won the Dublin literary award last week for Lost Children Archive. She reflects on how reading and writing have helped her through the pandemic

Valeria Luiselli

29, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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From Tipperary to Silicon Valley: how Stripe became vital cog in digital economy
Brothers Patrick and John Collison’s online payments empire is now valued at $95bn

Alex Hern

17, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS
Growing up on a farm in Virginia during segregation, West knew education would be her means of escape. But she didn’t know her quiet work on a naval base would change lives around the world

Aamna Mohdin

19, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 20 greatest home computers – ranked!
They seemed like the future … and here we are. We remember the key PC machines that inspired a generation of gamers and programmers

Keith Stuart

07, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Apple's iOS update will be bad news for developers, but a boon for users | John Naughton
The tech giant’s monopoly over App Store content will bring a change to data privacy on its devices that has advertisers worried

John Naughton

05, Sep, 2020 @3:00 PM

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It’s not just A-levels – algorithms have a nightmarish new power over our lives
The problems with this kind of decision-making are clear, yet such methods are increasingly used in opaque and frightening ways, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

19, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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We’re approaching the limits of computer power – we need new programmers now | John Naughton
Ever-faster processors led to bloated software, but physical limits may force a return to the concise code of the past

John Naughton

11, Jan, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Tony Brooker obituary
Inventor of the first practical computer programming language

Martin Campbell-Kelly

05, Dec, 2019 @1:11 PM

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Autonauts review – sim robots share the load of colonisation
There’s plenty to do in this exciting and empowering simulation game, where automation is the key to your shining future

Will Freeman

17, Oct, 2019 @8:28 AM

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George Felton obituary
Pioneering computer scientist who became the UK’s foremost software authority

Martin Campbell-Kelly

02, Jul, 2019 @6:17 PM

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