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Survey: Video gamers more social and more socially conscious

Survey: Video gamers more social and more socially conscious | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Gamers lead more social lives than non-gamers, are more educated, are more optimistic, more conventionally successful and are closer to their families and more socially conscious, a new survey finds.
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Robots are people too: Google algorithm passes 'human' test

Robots are people too: Google algorithm passes 'human' test | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Google researchers have developed technology that nearly perfectly deciphers the distorted combinations of numbers and letters commonly used on the internet to test whether or not someone is human.
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image recognition, AI

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Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners | Current Tech | Scoop.it
My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby. "Aren't you an expert already?" I joked, pointing to
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education, MOOCs, online education

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Turkey bans Twitter, citizens tweet more

Turkey bans Twitter, citizens tweet more | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Last Friday the Turkish government slapped a ban on Twitter, saying that it had failed to comply with court orders imposed after some of its citizens used the social networking site to share allega...
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Apple declares war on Bitcoin, but it’s a war that it’s destined to lose | SiliconANGLE

Apple declares war on Bitcoin, but it’s a war that it’s destined to lose | SiliconANGLE | Current Tech | Scoop.it
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Kenyan Schools To Test An Eye Exam App

Kenyan Schools To Test An Eye Exam App | Current Tech | Scoop.it
The app takes clinic-quality pictures and emails them to a doctor for diagnosis.
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25 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts For Science Nerds

25 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts For Science Nerds | Current Tech | Scoop.it
What are you waiting for?
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Uber and other online car services are in a French street fight with traditional taxis.

Uber and other online car services are  in a French street fight with traditional taxis. | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Online car-service companies including Uber Technologies Inc. plan to challenge a new French regulation that slows how quickly they can pick up passengers, escalating a battlee upending the taxi business.
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transportation, government regulation

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How to mind your digital manners in the New Year

How to mind your digital manners in the New Year | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Kim Komando has collected her top suggestions for better digital manners for the New Year.
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Roombots can transform into reconfigurable furniture

Roombots can transform into reconfigurable furniture | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Swiss researchers are aiming to create with Roombots, reconfigurable robotic modules that connect to each other to transform themselves into any type of fur...
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Tech companies to government: Stop secret searches

Tech companies to government: Stop secret searches | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Prosecutors decry increasingly tough stand by Apple, Google, Facebook and others on secret data searches
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New Document Security Layer Makes It Easier For Government To Keep Secrets

New Document Security Layer Makes It Easier For Government To Keep Secrets | Current Tech | Scoop.it
It could also make journalists' work harder.
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The Death of XP: Windows XP Support is ending at 08/04/2014

The Death of XP: Windows XP Support is ending at 08/04/2014 | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft is ending Windows XP security support on April 8th, 2014. We’re saying farewell to our old blue & green friend in this XP Countdown Clock.
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Phone call metadata does betray sensitive details about your life – study

Phone call metadata does betray sensitive details about your life – study | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Cannabis grower, woman seeking an abortion and an MS sufferer identified in study that reveals danger of widespread access to metadata. By Alex Hern
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The Microsoft Kinect Is Watching The Korean Border

The Microsoft Kinect Is Watching The Korean Border | Current Tech | Scoop.it
One more soldier at one of the most heavily guarded spots on the planet
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politics & government/military, hardware, sensors

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Robotic Gas Pumps Are Coming Soon

Robotic Gas Pumps Are Coming Soon | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Forget pumping yer own gas--let the robots do the work. 
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Cyber attack that sent 750k malicious emails traced to hacked refrigerator, TVs and home routers

Cyber attack that sent 750k malicious emails traced to hacked refrigerator, TVs and home routers | Current Tech | Scoop.it
Call it the attack of the zombie refrigerators.
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Take a Smart Stroll Through the Smart Watch-Controlled Smart Home of Tomorrow

Take a Smart Stroll Through the Smart Watch-Controlled Smart Home of Tomorrow | Current Tech | Scoop.it
So much smart. Still, this wired house is probably where the future is headed, even if a lot of it is pointless.
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home & leisure, smart home

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Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.
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