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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

Intel says its new Olympics sponsorship is about “changing the experience” for the digital generation Photo: IntelDrones dance like fireflies in a demo of Intel’s drone light show technology Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality? That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring technology to the(…)

Three Computer Games That Make Assembly Language Fun

Three Computer Games That Make Assembly Language Fun

Human Resource Machine, TIS-100, and Shenzhen I/O teach low-level coding Photo: Randi Klett Photo: Randi Klett Ah, assembly. Where all the pretense of high-level languages—the program structures, the data handling, the wealth of functions—gets stripped away. You get branches, bytes, and if you’re lucky, a subtraction command. True, directly manipulating the state of a computer can be(…)