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R.U. Sirius and Douglas Rushkoff: Why living in the present is a disorder

R.U. Sirius and Douglas Rushkoff: Why living in the present is a disorder | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We’re living in the now, we no longer have a sense of future direction, and we have a completely new relationship to time.

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Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the internet

Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As we witness what may be the final days of Yahoo as an independent business, consider how just a decade ago it was running neck-and-neck with Google, now one of the world’s largest companies by market value.

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Think you're not being tracked? Now websites turn to audio fingerprinting to follow you

Think you're not being tracked? Now websites turn to audio fingerprinting to follow you | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Online trackers add audio fingerprinting to their arsenal of tools to identify and follow people on the web.
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Consent of the Networked: how technology can make us free, or take away our liberty

Consent of the Networked: how technology can make us free, or take away our liberty | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An indispensable, levelheaded explanation.

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Robots will rule us all: the future of American policing is the stuff of dystopian science fiction

Robots will rule us all: the future of American policing is the stuff of dystopian science fiction | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Departments nationwide are adopting wild new technologies capable of destroying what's left of our personal privacy.

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March of the Chinese smartphones gathers pace

March of the Chinese smartphones gathers pace | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a number of major markets across the world, Huawei is now solidly among the top three smartphone purchasing choices.

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Stories about VR are boring, but content farms keep churning them out

Stories about VR are boring, but content farms keep churning them out | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The cost of calling VR a bogus trend and being wrong are too high.

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Silicon Valley's tech workforce diversity has long way to go, say feds

Silicon Valley's tech workforce diversity has long way to go, say feds | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The diversity makeup of these Silicon Valley high-tech firms is very different from the national employment picture.

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6 reasons Civilization 6 sounds totally different from past games

6 reasons Civilization 6 sounds totally different from past games | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Including game AI that's been rewritten from the ground up.

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To hell with fair use: IBM patents a printer which doesn't belong to its buyer

To hell with fair use: IBM patents a printer which doesn't belong to its buyer | Technoculture | Scoop.it
IBM wants to apply DRM to this technology from yesteryear, all with the goal of preventing copyright infringement.
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Google has patented a flypaper-like surface for cars that could catch struck pedestrians

Google has patented a flypaper-like surface for cars that could catch struck pedestrians | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google has received a patent for a system designed to stick pedestrians struck by its self-driving cars to their windshields to minimize subsequent injuries.

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Mum in Chewbacca mask shatters Facebook Live record

Mum in Chewbacca mask shatters Facebook Live record | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Texas mother trying on a Chewbacca mask holds the record for the most-views on a Facebook live streamed video.

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Your move, Apple

Your move, Apple | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Soon, Apple will change the game and release something perfect, a killer app that will finally make smarthomes work. That’s going to happen, right?
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Why Google Daydream matters — and how it could change virtual reality

Why Google Daydream matters — and how it could change virtual reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google could finally make mobile VR feel like more than a compromise.

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How the Gothic city of York became a broadband battleground

How the Gothic city of York became a broadband battleground | Technoculture | Scoop.it
A rented terrace in the north-west of the city is the unlikely centre of activity plans to build a national broadband network that is 100 quicker than your typical connection.
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How technology hijacks people's minds

How technology hijacks people's minds | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Product designers play your psychological vulnerabilities (consciously and unconsciously) against you in the race to grab your attention.

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Are the 'pretty' Snapchat filters just making you look whiter?

Are the 'pretty' Snapchat filters just making you look whiter? | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Some users are complaining that the app is reinforcing a Eurocentric notion of beauty.
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Say hello to Allo – and the AI assistants set to run your life

Say hello to Allo – and the AI assistants set to run your life | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You may not know it yet, but you’re getting a new secretary. Someone to tackle the drudgery of everyday life like booking restaurants, checking the weather and responding to your messages. And the tech world is locked in a battle to build it for you.

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The XOCO chocolate 3D printer

The XOCO chocolate 3D printer | Technoculture | Scoop.it
XOCO is a 3d-printer that can create customized objects in chocolate, aimed at innovative restaurants, serious hobby cooks, and their guests.
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Kerry Washington's reason for taking a digital detox

Kerry Washington's reason for taking a digital detox | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Scandal star — and notorious live-tweeter — recently announced that she was disconnecting from social media in order to reconnect with the outside world.

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iPhone design is in the danger zone

iPhone design is in the danger zone | Technoculture | Scoop.it
This report about an all-glass iPhone is giving me palpitations. Apple do you want me to die? What would be the point of this mindless gimmick?
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A bizarre world of augmented reality takes over a person's life in the short film 'Hyper-Reality'

A bizarre world of augmented reality takes over a person's life in the short film 'Hyper-Reality' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Directed by Keiichi Matsuda, the film was crowdfunded and shot on location in Medellín, Colombia.

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Blockchain: the next internet revolution?

Blockchain: the next internet revolution? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In their new book Blockchain Revolution, tech writer Don Tapscott and his son, Alex Tapscott argue that the blockchain - the technology that underlies bitcoin - is about to become the biggest thing on the internet since, well, the World Wide Web.

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Net use 'growing' among over-75s

Net use 'growing' among over-75s | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Net use among British people aged over 75 has almost doubled in the last five years, suggest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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