Wish you could see the world in code like Neo from "The Matrix?" A nostalgic programmer creates an ASCII filter for Google Street View that makes for some unique views of the world.
Filter turns Google's Street View into a text-based adventure. Here, Times Square, CNET headquarters, Steve Jobs' childhood home, and other spots get the retro treatment.
Google fended off a Chinese trademark infringement suit, and captured the sudden arrival of searches for characters that show a plane and two towers.
There's been a recent surge in a method to evade spam filters: disguising text by using the venerable ASCII art method. But so far, spammers are bungling the attempt.
Unicode outpaces ASCII for encoding Web site text, and life gets easier for Google and others that grapple with an increasingly international Internet.
It's The Matrix meets your old TTY terminal
Especially for third-party routers.
CNET News.com's Nicole Girard shows you the command line to unlock a viewable ASCII version of the classic movie "Star Wars." So sit back, grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy the show.
Utilities Updates: Fetch; AShare Helper; Doublet Scan; ASCII Table; PasswordMaster; CrushFTP; more
The prequel to minimalist discovery game A Dark Room promises to be equally as strange and fascinating.