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Charlie’s Angels was always in on the joke — until it became a video game

Charlie’s Angels was always in on the joke — until it became a video game | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Alex McCown: Laughably stilted and bordering on painful, the Charlie’s Angels game has all the usual problems that plague a quickie cash-in, but the issue runs deeper in this case.

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The mad genius behind Tumblr's 'The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day'

The mad genius behind Tumblr's 'The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The myth, the legend, the blogger.

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Facebook, Google, Apple to win virtual reality, assuming anyone uses it

Facebook, Google, Apple to win virtual reality, assuming anyone uses it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster unleashed a mammoth (53-page) think piece about the next big trend in tech, which he asserts is virtual reality, which will boost Facebook, Apple and Google.

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'Meme', 'clickbait', 'emoji' enter the Merriam-Webster dictionary

'Meme', 'clickbait', 'emoji' enter the Merriam-Webster dictionary | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The dictionary has grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses.

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Image file types explained: which format should you use?

Image file types explained: which format should you use? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There are only a handful of image file types that really matter. Learn which format works best for various situations.

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The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority explains subway delays in an entertaining 8-bit video

The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority explains subway delays in an entertaining 8-bit video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The video is put to the lively song 'Chip Goes to Town' by Peter Oldroyd and Gary Scargill.

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The man behind the world's best Vine account

The man behind the world's best Vine account | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you've spent any time on Twitter over the past couple of months the chances are you've come across this dog.

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Vox Media acquiring ReCode

Vox Media acquiring ReCode | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The deal would give ReCode, a technology news site, access to a wider audience, something it has struggled to build in a crowded field.

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Mont Blanc panorama becomes the world's largest ever photograph

Mont Blanc panorama becomes the world's largest ever photograph | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An international team led by photographer Filippo Blengin publishes an enormous 365 gigapixel panoramic photograph of Europe’s highest mountain setting a new record for the world's largest photo.

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'Brett the Robot' can play with Lego, by itself

'Brett the Robot' can play with Lego, by itself | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A robot capable of teaching itself basic tasks -- including screwing a cap on a bottle of water and building a toy plane -- has been described as a 'major milestone' in artificial intelligence.

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New research: some tough questions for 'security questions'

New research: some tough questions for 'security questions' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Despite the prevalence of security questions, their safety and effectiveness have rarely been studied in depth. As part of our constant efforts to improve account security, Google analyzed hundreds of millions of secret questions and answers that had been used for millions of account recovery claims at Google. The researchers then worked to measure the likelihood that hackers could guess the answers.

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This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone's excited

This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone's excited | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leigh Alexander: Horror video games have definitely lost something in recent years thanks to commercial constraints and a culture shift toward direct action and away from mystery—which is why promising new ones get genre fans' enthusiasm way up.

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Social media campaign tries to make point about feminism, fails spectacularly

Social media campaign tries to make point about feminism, fails spectacularly | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Someone, somewhere, actually thought it would be a good idea to start the hashtag #BlameOneNotAll, to stick up for the good guys. You know, the good guys, the ones that don’t go around oppressing women all the time.

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In 5 years, 80 percent of the whole internet will be online video

In 5 years, 80 percent of the whole internet will be online video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

That's according to the latest projections from Cisco, which publishes an annual study peering into the near future of the web. The newest report predicts that by 2019, the internet will have become more or less a big video pipe.

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5 must-follow San Francisco Instagrammers

5 must-follow San Francisco Instagrammers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We check out 5 of the most follow worthy Instagram accounts of San Francisco - for many different perspectives on a beautiful city.

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The UK government's data law: an attack on encryption?

The UK government's data law: an attack on encryption? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Overdue modernisation of the way the authorities monitor criminals and terrorists - or a Snooper's Charter eroding our basic liberties? The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to 'modernise the law on communications data' will divide opinion.

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A robotic butt exists, and his name is Patrick

A robotic butt exists, and his name is Patrick | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The day has finally come when a robotic butt can tell us what we're all doing wrong — well, what medical students are doing wrong, at least.

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Why it's easier to express our emotions in emojis

Why it's easier to express our emotions in emojis | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It only takes a single glance at our screens to see that language has shape-shifted from the written word to shiny happy emojis, but what does this say about us?

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GoDaddy isn't the company you think it is

GoDaddy isn't the company you think it is | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As the world's biggest tech companies say they're trying to advance the role of women in the industry, GoDaddy---yes, that GoDaddy---is an example of real progress.

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Hackers hit the IRS and make off with 100K taxpayers' files

Hackers hit the IRS and make off with 100K taxpayers' files | Technoculture | Scoop.it

On Tuesday the IRS admitted that it had been the target of a breach that compromised 100,000 taxpayers' files.

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Introducing a new set of emoji, including ROFL, facepalm and croissant

Introducing a new set of emoji, including ROFL, facepalm and croissant | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 'Unicode Consortium' has revealed a shortlist of 38 new characters as candidates that could be added to the emoji lexicon in 2016.

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Technology revolution: The Big Meh

Technology revolution: The Big Meh | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Paul Krugman: A growing number of economists, looking at the data on productivity and incomes, are wondering if the technological revolution has been greatly overhyped.

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