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India to send world's last telegram. Stop.

India to send world's last telegram. Stop. | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Once a staple of authoritative communication across the Indian subcontinent, the telegram has lost too much ground to smartphones. One devotee is threatening a Gandhi-style fast.

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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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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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Boris Johnson gets Flappy Bird tribute with Flappy Mayor game

Boris Johnson gets Flappy Bird tribute with Flappy Mayor game | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Tap tap tap tap to make the mayor flap around a lot! (Like his day job)' suggests iPhone and iPad app.

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Google, Eich, Rice: the evil that tech does

Google, Eich, Rice: the evil that tech does | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jon Evans: Now that technology is the dominant cultural and economic force of our time, it can no longer divorce itself from politics. For the same reason, decisions made by the tech industry can and do have political reverberations elsewhere.

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NSA denies report that it knew about Heartbleed from the start

NSA denies report that it knew about Heartbleed from the start | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Bloomberg cites unnamed sources, says agency regularly used it to spy.

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Before Heartbleed: worst vulnerabilities ever?

Before Heartbleed: worst vulnerabilities ever? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?

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Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.

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Heartbleed is a sign that Internet security is getting better

Heartbleed is a sign that Internet security is getting better | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Despite the flaws in open source, and the increasing need for secure connections, more researchers than ever are trying to secure our digital lives.

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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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Best of Hail HYDRA: the new Marvel meme sweeping the Internet

Best of Hail HYDRA: the new Marvel meme sweeping the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

According to Know Your Meme, the Hail HYDRA meme has been around a while because, well, HYDRA is a Marvel Comics institution. But they cite Twitter user ‏@ReyEstupendo as the first to start the current iteration spawning from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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xkcd explains how the Heartbleed bug works

xkcd explains how the Heartbleed bug works | Technoculture | Scoop.it
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Tech crash in numbers: are we on the verge of another dotcom bubble?

Tech crash in numbers: are we on the verge of another dotcom bubble? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Technology company shares have been falling in recent days. We chart the slump.

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The most famous desktop wallpaper ever is a real, unaltered photo

The most famous desktop wallpaper ever is a real, unaltered photo | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To commemorate the end of support for Windows XP, Microsoft made a video about the photographer who took the iconic picture.

 

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Ruh-roh. Heartbleed affects networking gear from Cisco and Juniper, too

Ruh-roh. Heartbleed affects networking gear from Cisco and Juniper, too | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Don’t let down your guard. While many websites have been updated against Heartbleed, a lot of the hardware running the Internet is also infected.

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Credit card-reading spy camera found in the NYC subway

Credit card-reading spy camera found in the NYC subway | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Be careful on the subway. Sure, the platforms are safer than ever, and the cars are even pretty clean. But credit card thieves seem to come up with a new way to steal your personal information every day. The latest ploy: a card-reading spy camera, hiding above the MetroCard machine.

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