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How drone safety rules can also help protect privacy

How drone safety rules can also help protect privacy | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Constitution, existing and new federal and state laws, and legal precedents regarding invasion of privacy will all play key roles in determining the bounds of acceptable information-gathering from unmanned aircraft systems. But safety regulations will have an important and less widely appreciated secondary privacy role.

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US finds 'Backoff' hacker tool is widespread

US finds 'Backoff' hacker tool is widespread | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.

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Man builds working hard drive inside Minecraft

Man builds working hard drive inside Minecraft | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cody Littley’s new hard drive can only hold a single kilobyte of data — about one millionth of what you can cram onto those finger-nail-sized microSD cards — and it can’t exactly slide into the back of your smartphone. But it’s still an impressive creation.

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danah boyd, anthropologue de la génération numérique

danah boyd, anthropologue de la génération numérique | Technoculture | Scoop.it

La chercheuse a grandi avec Internet et sur les forums de discussion. C'est naturellement qu'elle a fait des comportements des adolescents en ligne son sujet d'étude préféré.

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NES style Twin Peaks intro

The FilthyFrackers took a short break from working on the next compilation video to pay homage to one of the best shows of the early 90's, Twin Peaks.

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Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow

Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Many Twitter users have noticed that Twitter is now inserting tweets into their timelines that seemingly don't belong. This is not an accident.

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How long do CDs last? It depends, but definitely not forever

How long do CDs last? It depends, but definitely not forever | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.

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35 innovators under 35

35 innovators under 35 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

MIT Technology Review's 14th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.

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Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Community Health Systems, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.

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Facebook is marking fake stories as 'satirical' as too many people think the Onion is real

Facebook is marking fake stories as 'satirical' as too many people think the Onion is real | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Facebook is testing a new feature that marks fake news stories by sites such as The Onion with a 'satirical' label, so users can distinguish them from real news stories.
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Robot butlers dismissed as 'gimmick' by hotel workers' union

Robot butlers dismissed as 'gimmick' by hotel workers' union | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A US hotel chain has been criticised over its plans to introduce robot butlers to its workforce.

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Email is still the best thing on the Internet

Email is still the best thing on the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns.

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Turn any YouTube video into a GIF by just adding 'gif' to the URL

Turn any YouTube video into a GIF by just adding 'gif' to the URL | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don't want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter? Here's a handy, easy to remember trick.

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Robin Williams, an avid gamer, to be remembered in World Of Warcraft

Robin Williams, an avid gamer, to be remembered in World Of Warcraft | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Many people know the late actor and comedian for his film and TV work, but to the gaming community he was a staunch advocate and a fan.

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What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the Internet

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that 'technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come'.

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Harvard provides a glimpse at how the robot plague will overrun us all

Harvard provides a glimpse at how the robot plague will overrun us all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Think that fancy 3D printer of yours is a technological marvel? Well, it's got nothing on these tiny coin-sized robots. Computer scientists at Harvard have built an army of 1,024 bots that collaborate to create various shapes, much in the way ants link to form bridges or birds fly in formation.

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The reasons the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral

The reasons the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Take one part challenge, one part charity, sprinkle in some celebrity and cook on high with Facebook. Voilà: you have the Ice Bucket Challenge -- the viral phenomenon that's likely taking your Facebook feed by storm.

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9 ways the future of style will look totally badass

9 ways the future of style will look totally badass | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Self-healing fabrics, shirts that charge phones or give us superhuman strength, and the possibility of death by grey goo.

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How to save the Net: don't give in to big ISPs

How to save the Net: don't give in to big ISPs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The next Netflix won't stand a chance if the largest US Internet service providers are allowed to merge or demand extra fees from content companies trying to reach their subscribers.

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Satire is dying because the Internet is killing it

Satire is dying because the Internet is killing it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook’s [satire] tag may prevent people believing Kim Jong-un was voted the sexiest man alive, but the damage is done.

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Cell phone guide for US protesters, updated 2014 edition

Cell phone guide for US protesters, updated 2014 edition | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With major protests in the news again, we decided it's time to update our cell phone guide for protesters. A lot has changed since we last published this report in 2011, for better and for worse.

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In response to Ferguson, kids built an app to rate the police

In response to Ferguson, kids built an app to rate the police | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Georgia teens created this app in response to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

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How movies and TV shows are making text messaging cinematic

How movies and TV shows are making text messaging cinematic | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In his latest video essay, Tony Zhou looks at how a range of movies and TV shows are addressing one relatively new problem: how to depict text messaging.

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What Facebook doesn't show you

What Facebook doesn't show you | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tim Herrera cataloged every piece of content in his News Feed, and every piece of content his friends posted, for a 7-hour period. The difference between the two might startle you.

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Trash Talk bassist destroys a drone with a beer and that's pretty punk

Trash Talk bassist destroys a drone with a beer and that's pretty punk | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Punk shows have an indescribable energy. They're a kind of 'you had to be there, man' experience. And like anything worth seeing nowadays, someone decided to film one with a drone. But where drones are commonplace when filming scenic parks or sprawling cityscapes, punk shows might prove to be a more hostile environment.

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5 phone charging myths, debunked

5 phone charging myths, debunked | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Here's what you should actually know about charging your phone.

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