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Farming apps: virtual fields

Farming apps: virtual fields | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Despite the stereotype of slack-jawed farmers bumbling around fields, farming is and always has been rooted in careful analysis of data. From deducing the best conditions to achieve bumper crop yields to keeping track of the bounty from their hectares of arable land, farmers have to deal with as much information as some City traders.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

geek as hell: random acts of geekness | Technoculture | Scoop.it

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From teleportation to robot servants: Americans' predictions and dreams for the future

From teleportation to robot servants: Americans' predictions and dreams for the future | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don't agree on what will or won't come to pass.

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Snowden asks Putin on live TV if he spies on Russians

Snowden asks Putin on live TV if he spies on Russians | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance during Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show to ask him about surveillance.

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Media continues to be under the influence of deflationary forces of the Internet

Media continues to be under the influence of deflationary forces of the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The future of the media business continues to be an important and oftentimes confusing discussion. Here are a few thoughts by Om Malik..

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The Snowden Pulitzer, well-earned by The Guardian and Post

The Snowden Pulitzer, well-earned by The Guardian and Post | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Amy Davidson: It would have been a scandal, this year, if there had been no Pulitzer related to the documents that Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, leaked to several reporters. This was a defining case of the press doing what it is supposed to do.

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Game of Thrones sets new torrent swarm record

Game of Thrones sets new torrent swarm record | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has broken the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent. More than 193,000 people shared a single copy, and roughly 1.5 million people downloaded the episode during the first day.

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How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house. It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Danny Wei Yang Tan's curator insight, April 16, 9:24 PM

Not just teaching in schools, but proliferating into work in future. Just like how Lotus, Microsoft has seeded document processing into our lives in school. 

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Banish Game of Thrones spoilers with this Chrome extension

Banish Game of Thrones spoilers with this Chrome extension | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Silencer is a nifty little Chrome extension that will banish all Twitter and Facebook spoilers to the grim cells of Harrenhal.

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Game of drones: why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies

Game of drones: why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a drone manufacturer previously courted by Facebook - what are the Internet giants planning for this technology?

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A vindication for the public: Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer Prize (a statement from Edward Snowden)

A vindication for the public: Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer Prize (a statement from Edward Snowden) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year's reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill, and all of the others at the Guardian and Washington Post on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

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Google patent application details micro camera system for contact lenses of the future

Google patent application details micro camera system for contact lenses of the future | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google will soon open its Glass explorer program to all US residents for one day only, however a recent patent application from the search engine kingpin might make you reconsider making a purchase tomorrow. Spotted by the folks at Patent Bolt, Google has filed a patent application for a micro camera component to compliment its recently announced smart contact lenses.

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Twitter's American Airlines 'terror threat' 14-year-old girl arrested by police in Rotterdam

Twitter's American Airlines 'terror threat' 14-year-old girl arrested by police in Rotterdam | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A 14-year-old Dutch girl who sent a terror threat to American Airlines as a Twitter 'joke' has been arrested by police in Rotterdam, it has been reported.

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Why a hacker got paid for finding the Heartbleed bug

Why a hacker got paid for finding the Heartbleed bug | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The payment for spotting a major bug that damages Web security is meant to set a trend, rewarding those who report bugs rather than exploit them.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies: Twitter tributes pour in for the Colombian writer

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies: Twitter tributes pour in for the Colombian writer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Twitter tributes have been flooding in to the late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died today aged 87 at his home in Mexico City.

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Printoo paper-thin modules bring solar power, sensing and more to 3D printing and wearable devices

Printoo paper-thin modules bring solar power, sensing and more to 3D printing and wearable devices | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Portuguese company Ynvisible created Printoo kits to get flexible, thin electronics out of laboratories and into the hands of makers. It is offering a series of modules on Kickstart as of today that can do just about anything.

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It's time to encrypt the entire Internet

It's time to encrypt the entire Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure Web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it's time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.

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Honda's ASIMO robot is now surprisingly human

Honda's ASIMO robot is now surprisingly human | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Honda has been working on the ASIMO humanoid robot for almost 30 years, and it shows.

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Manda Pahl's curator insight, April 17, 12:38 AM

Its crazy how we have come with technology. For almost 30 years, Honda has been working on a humanoid robot and has been making remarkable progress. The robot moves much like a human would. In fact, in the video it seems like a human in a robot costume. This is a huge step in technology and this kind of advancements could help us in many aspects as life whether it be to help a disability or improve efficiency in industries.

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Brazil takes a lead in the future of the Internet

Brazil takes a lead in the future of the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

IT policy secretary: 'We are sowing the seeds of a debate that has only just begun'.

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How researchers use social media to map the conflict in Syria

How researchers use social media to map the conflict in Syria | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As the dedicated page on Carter Center’s website says, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project is an initiative launched by the Center to examine the massive amounts of citizen-generated information related to the Syrian conflict that is available online.

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The FBI's new face recognition database will have 52 million entries by 2015

The FBI's new face recognition database will have 52 million entries by 2015 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Got a guilty face? Beware. Next Generation Identification (NGI), the FBI's biometric database, is expanding to include photos for facial recognition. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been reporting on this initiative for years and recently won a lawsuit against the FBI over a Freedom of Information Act request to see more documents related to data collection for facial recognition.

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The history of the future: a reading list

The history of the future: a reading list | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A reading list from Daniel A. Gross, journalist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He also writes and produces radio about the lives of stuff and the stuff of life.

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US Airways apologises for porn tweet

US Airways apologises for porn tweet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

US Airways has apologised after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.

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Seven new rules for interacting with technology

Seven new rules for interacting with technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With smartphones, social media, sensor networks, robotics, virtual worlds, and big data analysis, our relationship with technology is becoming more and more intimate: We are becoming techno-people, or cyborgs.

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Innovation: the government was crucial after all

Innovation: the government was crucial after all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We hear time and again from those who should know better that government is a hindrance to the innovation that produces economic growth. Above all, the government should not try to pick 'winners' by investing in what may be the next great companies. Many orthodox economists insist that the government should just get out of the way. A new book, The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato, forcefully documents just how wrong these assertions are.

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As Windows XP support ends, are 'XPocalypse' reports overblown?

As Windows XP support ends, are 'XPocalypse' reports overblown? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Consumers, businesses and cash machines rely on the operating system. What are the dangers of support ending?

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The Guardian's robot newspaper comes to the US

The Guardian's robot newspaper comes to the US | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The U.K. paper only has a digital presence in the U.S., but starting Wednesday, it’s going to experiment with a robot-generated print edition.

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