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When Google Street View and ASCII art collide

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.

By August 2, 2012


Google Street View gets ASCII goggles (pictures)

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.

6 Images By August 2, 2012


Google grab bag: Chinese lawsuit, 9/11 ASCII art

Google fended off a Chinese trademark infringement suit, and captured the sudden arrival of searches for characters that show a plane and two towers.

By January 6, 2009


ASCII: An artful way around spam filters

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.

By August 26, 2008


Google: Unicode conquers ASCII on the Web

Unicode outpaces ASCII for encoding Web site text, and life gets easier for Google and others that grapple with an increasingly international Internet.

By May 5, 2008


Weekend Webware: Turn pictures into letters with Ascii Cam

It's The Matrix meets your old TTY terminal

By February 24, 2008


Problems seeing wireless networks in Leopard? Remove non-ASCII characters

Especially for third-party routers.

By January 10, 2008


George Lucas' masterpiece in ASCII art

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.

November 1, 2007


Utilities Updates: Fetch; AShare Helper; Doublet Scan; ASCII Table; PasswordMaster; CrushFTP; more

Utilities Updates: Fetch; AShare Helper; Doublet Scan; ASCII Table; PasswordMaster; CrushFTP; more

By April 23, 2001


The Ensign: Prequel to A Dark Room arrives on iOS

The prequel to minimalist discovery game A Dark Room promises to be equally as strange and fascinating.

By August 19, 2014