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Nature-inspired materials could help camouflage

Nature-inspired materials could help camouflage | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Smart clothes that change colour could help people to camouflage - just like squids do, say scientists.

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These glass speakers work like magic

These glass speakers work like magic | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Turtle Beach’s Hypersound Glass speakers use a sheet of transparent glass to drive sound in a highly focused beam directly in front of them while being inaudible outside the beam’s range. Welcome to never knowing why you’re hearing ads all the time—our Blade Runner hell future has arrived.

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Huawei plans to be global smartphone leader in five years. Sounds reasonable

Huawei plans to be global smartphone leader in five years. Sounds reasonable | Technoculture | Scoop.it
After testing three new Huawei devices, Matthew Miller doesn't find the Huawei CEO's plan for supplier dominance all that far-fetched.
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More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly hacked

More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly hacked | Technoculture | Scoop.it

LeakedSource says it has a database of more than 32 million stolen Twitter credentials. Luckily, checking to see if you're affected is easy.

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Fans watching NBA finals online follow streamer's game of Roller Coaster Tycoon

Fans watching NBA finals online follow streamer's game of Roller Coaster Tycoon | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people who turned to the internet for a live feed of Sunday night's NBA finals game got an excellent and unexpected bonus: Roller Coaster Tycoon.
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2001: A Space Odyssey is even crazier after running it through Google's neural network

2001: A Space Odyssey is even crazier after running it through Google's neural network | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Bhautik Joshi transformed 2001 into something even weirder than it already is by teaching Deep Dream to interpret the scifi classic as a Picasso painting.

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5 facts about Twitter at age 10

5 facts about Twitter at age 10 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Millions of people around the world use Twitter to break and comment on news, disseminate official pronouncements, organize campaigns and protests, or just let their friends know what’s on their minds.

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Why do ads pop up on my computer?

'Did I get hacked? Did I get a virus? Why are all these ads showing up on my computer?', you may be asking yourself. Learn from our fail as we assign the Intern to make a social media birthday present for Erna, who may or may not be dancing naked to In Da Club to celebrate.

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Password hashing demystified

Password hashing demystified | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The password breaches are getting stronger and worser, and hardly a week goes by without a dump that's a couple zeroes bigger than the biggest to date -- but not all password breaches are created equal, and a lot depends on whether and how the passwords were hashed.

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Playing Super Mario Brothers is like solving a super hard math problem

Playing Super Mario Brothers is like solving a super hard math problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Computer scientists have demonstrated that solving a level in the popular video game is tantamount to solving some of the hardest problems in computational science.

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Apple patent hints at 'bone conduction' EarPod headphones for improved voice call clarity

Apple patent hints at 'bone conduction' EarPod headphones for improved voice call clarity | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A newly awarded patent shows Apple is researching bone conduction technology to improve voice call quality in its EarPod headphones.

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Stop the bots from killing Broadway

Stop the bots from killing Broadway | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ticket brokers use illegal software to corner the market on tickets. It’s time for Albany to put them out of business.

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Facebook is testing a new way for you to spam your friends

Facebook is testing a new way for you to spam your friends | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Facebook is testing a new feature that will let users alert their friends about posts, potentially allowing people to bombard others with notifications.
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Facebook top source for political news among millennials

Facebook top source for political news among millennials | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When asked whether they got political and government news from each of 42 sources in the previous week, about six-in-ten web-using millennials (61%) reported getting political news on Facebook.

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'Tweet-saming': why great minds tweet alike

'Tweet-saming': why great minds tweet alike | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Twitter is so large — and so easy to use — that as you crank out fire tweets and memes, you’re more likely than ever to come across someone (or more than one someone) who’s already made the joke you are planning to make, creating a blurry line between stolen content and minds that truly just happened to think alike.

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Why complex password requirements don't necessarily make you safer

Why complex password requirements don't necessarily make you safer | Technoculture | Scoop.it
We already know that most users’ clever passwords aren’t protecting them from hackers. It turns out that the complex password requirements most sites ask you for aren’t doing as much to help either.
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Tech firms want to save the auto industry—and the connected car—from itself

Tech firms want to save the auto industry—and the connected car—from itself | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We crash test cars, but we don't crash test the code they run.

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The amazing, shitty robots of Simone Giertz

The amazing, shitty robots of Simone Giertz | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Simone Giertz's oeuvre of 'shitty robots' doesn't end with her marvellous slap-in-the-face alarm clock: her Youtube channel is full of examples of her work, each better than the last, from arms on her phone that let it commando-crawl along the sidewalk to the world's greatest hair-washing bot and the world's most alarming chopping bot.

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What happens when you Google 'three black teenagers' and why it's a problem

What happens when you Google 'three black teenagers' and why it's a problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Do you remember when MBA student Rosalia Google image-searched 'unprofessional hairstyles for work' and the vast majority of the image results were of black women with natural hair? Well, it appears Google has got itself into a bit of hot water again because of their search results.

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Singapore cuts internet use for government workers

Singapore cuts internet use for government workers | Technoculture | Scoop.it
By next May, none of Singapore's public servants will have access to the internet while at work.
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Facebook's race to dominate AI

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Can a radically open culture help Facebook catch up to Google and Microsoft—and build the world's most powerful ad platform?

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GM wants to keep steering wheels, pedals in self-drive cars

GM wants to keep steering wheels, pedals in self-drive cars | Technoculture | Scoop.it

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly Tuesday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars.

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Uber is currently testing the ability for drivers to charge late passengers, among other new features

Uber is currently testing the ability for drivers to charge late passengers, among other new features | Technoculture | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, the company rolled out app updates that fix some complaints drivers have about the company. Now, drivers will be able to work trips into their commutes, pause requests, and charge riders for taking too long.

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Watch Google's AI figure out 'Montezuma's Revenge' in four tries

Watch Google's AI figure out 'Montezuma's Revenge' in four tries | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The latest research from Google’s artificial intelligence-focused DeepMind division explores a new way to build artificial curiosity—incentivizing the AI to learn by making it want to win the game.

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Steve Wozniak on artificial intelligence, virtual reality and his favorite new tech

Steve Wozniak on artificial intelligence, virtual reality and his favorite new tech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple's famous co-founder discusses everything from AI and VR to what Steve Jobs was really like and what he expects to see emblazoned on his tombstone.

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