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The Matrix movie title credits show falling green digital code. If you know Japanese, the katakana characters will look familiar, but where did this code actually come from? The man who created the title sequence recently revealed the source: His wife's Japanese cook book. 

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm thinking about building an Android app. I am trying to work out whether to invest the hours in learning to do it yourself properly, or paying someone to make my app idea happen for me. Computer technology changes so very quickly, so if I developed an app which would currently be better: DIY or hire someone ?

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Which mobile platforms do Aussie developers favour? A survey of 221 Australian developers by Embarcadero Technologies suggests iOS is retaining its edge despite the rapid growth of Android. Plus: one factor causing HTML5 development to stall.

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One of the best ways to learn to program, besides tinkering with scripts yourself, is to take a look at code examples from other people. TheCodePlayer has a great take on that, with video walkthroughs of cool stuff being created from scratch.

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Windows/Mac/Linux: If you've ever hacked around in your computer's terminal or command prompt, you've had moments where there's way too much text to fit on your screen. ProFont, made especially for terminals and programming, is meant to be tiny, so you can read lots of data all at once.