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Nature-inspired materials could help camouflage

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

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Microsoft's HoloLens is new, improved, and still has big problems

Microsoft's HoloLens is new, improved, and still has big problems | Technoculture | Scoop.it

HoloLens can deliver amazing illusions, but only on a small scale.

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Why Tesla's Powerwall is just another toy for rich green people

Why Tesla's Powerwall is just another toy for rich green people | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Unless your solar-powered home is entirely disconnected from the grid, an expensive battery backup system like Powerwall does not make economic sense.

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Twitter's multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago

Twitter's multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ironically, many of the things that currently hinder Twitter’s success arguably originated because of the company’s attempts to generate the kind of financial results that would meet Wall Street expectations.

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Music streaming website Grooveshark shuts down following copyright lawsuit

Music streaming website Grooveshark shuts down following copyright lawsuit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The company was hit with £11 billion lawsuit back in 2011 for illegally uploading music.

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Can Instagram be used as a tool to track climate change?

Can Instagram be used as a tool to track climate change? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s social media’s ability to so easily capture and share these observations that inspired a new citizen science project, using tools like Instagram and Twitter to document evidence of climate change.

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Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps on HoloLens, and it's stunning

Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps on HoloLens, and it's stunning | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft used the Build 2015 stage to show off how Windows 10 apps work with HoloLens.

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Tattoos found to interfere with Apple Watch sensors

Tattoos found to interfere with Apple Watch sensors | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tattoed Apple Watch users complain of disruption to key functions such as screen lock, alerts and heart rate monitoring.

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Watch apps are banned on the Apple Watch

Watch apps are banned on the Apple Watch | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple has banned watch apps from the Apple Watch, meaning that developers can’t create alternatives to the built in timekeeping software.

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A new generation is discovering the joy of making things by hand

A new generation is discovering the joy of making things by hand | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Peter Korn, author of Why We Make Things and Why it Matters, tells Theo Merz about reconnecting with the physical in a digital age.

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Viv will replace your phone with your fridge and take over the world

Viv will replace your phone with your fridge and take over the world | Technoculture | Scoop.it
The guys who made SIRI are on the verge of releasing Viv, a word that conjures life itself. Viv is a way of optimizing the Internet that could, among other things, undermine Google and make you far more intelligent and capable. As with all innovations that claim to be advances, however, there, um, might be problems.
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Mahler's first symphony on a network of ZX Spectrum computers

Mahler's first symphony on a network of ZX Spectrum computers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A documentary about the Geek Out! event at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

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Golden Gate Bridge officials are freaked out about drones

Golden Gate Bridge officials are freaked out about drones | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'If you climb over a fence and take pictures we can cite you', manager says.

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Technology doesn't replace workers; it displaces them

Technology doesn't replace workers; it displaces them | Technoculture | Scoop.it

While technology takes over some tasks, it also increases demand for goods and services and hence increases demand for workers performing the remaining tasks. Instead of just eliminating jobs, new jobs are also created, sometimes in different occupations.

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The age of drone vandalism begins with an epic NYC tag

The age of drone vandalism begins with an epic NYC tag | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the age of robotic graffiti was born.

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The era of Japan's all-powerful videogame designers is over

The era of Japan's all-powerful videogame designers is over | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Hideo Kojima's exit from Konami isn't just the end of Metal Gear as we know it. It's the end of the era of big-name directors running the show in Japan.

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WikiLeaks adds thousands of hacked Sony emails

WikiLeaks adds thousands of hacked Sony emails | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The move came two weeks after WikiLeaks disclosed that it had published 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails stemming from last winter’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said in an April 16 statement that information was newsworthy, adding, 'It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there'.

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How photography was optimized for white skin color

How photography was optimized for white skin color | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The complicated history of photography and race reveals how sometimes the political biases inherent to a technology's design can go unnoticed for decades.

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Secret fails fast - but did Silicon Valley fail too?

Secret fails fast - but did Silicon Valley fail too? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The failure of the Secret app throws light on Silicon Valley's investment strategies.

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Internet Explorer is dead. Here's what killed it

Internet Explorer is dead. Here's what killed it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The browser that finally killed off Internet Explorer has finally been named. And its name is Microsoft Edge.

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Instagram launches dedicated music channel @Music

Instagram launches dedicated music channel @Music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Facebook-owned social network's first category-specific vertical will showcase popular and emerging artists.

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Google offers cash support to Europe's news groups

Google offers cash support to Europe's news groups | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.

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Brazilians do not trust companies for data protection

Brazilians do not trust companies for data protection | Technoculture | Scoop.it

But they also don't do much to protect their personal data, says research.

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Why we speak freely on social networks

Why we speak freely on social networks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We message on Facebook but in-person I'm awkward and you're shy. When our Twitter conversation went from @ messages to direct messages, you seemed more reserved and I felt more open to speak my mind.

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Super-strong robot pulls heavy loads

Full story: http://bit.ly/1DHNohp Two robots borrow techniques from both inchworms and geckos to climb up walls while carrying huge loads

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