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Evgeny Morozov, Internet Cassandra

Evgeny Morozov, Internet Cassandra | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In less than a human lifetime, we've come to regard the Internet as an end unto itself, bigger than any of us, even its creators. This makes Evgeny Morozov uneasy, worried that we've opened the gates to a techno-Trojan horse.

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Pirate Bay co-founder convicted in Denmark's 'largest hacking case' ever

Pirate Bay co-founder convicted in Denmark's 'largest hacking case' ever | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, aka 'anakata', could face up to 6 years in prison.

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How Ada Lovelace became famous again

How Ada Lovelace became famous again | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The career of computer science pioneer Ada Lovelace has been shrouded in mystery since her death in 1852. Even today her contributions to science are often overshadowed by the Victorian equivalent of Twitter gossip about her life. And yet that gossip is part of what made her life so futuristic.

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The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade | Technoculture | Scoop.it

UK developer working on replacing heavy aircraft windows with uber-light smartscreen panels to cut fuel consumption and slash air fares.

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How much do you tip a robot bartender?

How much do you tip a robot bartender? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New technologies are helping bartenders craft increasingly creative cocktails. But are they also threatening to do away with the position all together?

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A photographer is chronicling the 'death of conversation' due to smartphones

A photographer is chronicling the 'death of conversation' due to smartphones | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We are emotional beings and need human-to-human contact to feel good."

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Married life in three charts

Married life in three charts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Data scientist Alice Zhao has charted how her text messages with her husband changed from when they first met in 2008, to when they were engaged, to newly-weds.

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Monetizing a meme: a case study on the Harlem Shake

Monetizing a meme: a case study on the Harlem Shake | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It is safe to say that the Harlem Shake rapidly surpassed the status of a 'simple' internet meme and found its way as pop culture phenomenon, inspiring countless hours of creative endeavors participating in an 'internet dance craze'.

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Queen's first tweet: reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' is broadcast on BBC News

Queen's first tweet: reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' is broadcast on BBC News | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Queen tweeted for the first time yesterday with the whole world watching – but not everyone was thrilled with her foray into the world of social media, as inadvertently documented by the BBC.

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John Peel day: Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, Roxy Music and more of the bands he broke

John Peel day: Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, Roxy Music and more of the bands he broke | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Saturday 25 October marks 10 years since the death of the DJ who was instrumental in launching the careers of some of music’s most successful acts. From PJ Harvey to Public Enemy, the Pogues to Pink Floyd, here are some of the bands he championed.

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Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality

Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new Pew study on America's media consumption offers a window into the right's collective mindset.

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Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications

Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Reliable, up-to-date advice on how to defend your privacy and security online.

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Hungary outlines plans to tax internet service providers 'by the gigabyte'

Hungary outlines plans to tax internet service providers 'by the gigabyte' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Hungarian government has met with heavy opposition after it proposed the world’s first ‘internet tax’ on ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to help deal with a national deficit.

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What's wrong with automatically scanning Twitter for suicidal tweets?

What's wrong with automatically scanning Twitter for suicidal tweets? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Samaritans Radar Twitter app, launched this week by the U.K.’s main suicide prevention charity, has good intentions. However, it’s an ethical and legal minefield.

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US Army may be forced to relax physical requirements to recruit 'cyber warriors'

US Army may be forced to relax physical requirements to recruit 'cyber warriors' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Maybe you're not the Ranger who can do 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and run the 2-mile', said one recruiter, 'but you can crack a data system of an enemy'.

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How Facebook is changing the way its users consume journalism

How Facebook is changing the way its users consume journalism | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which, a study says, about 30 percent of adults in America get their news.

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In honor of 30 years of the Terminator, what is the best robot ever?

In honor of 30 years of the Terminator, what is the best robot ever? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

On Oct. 26, 1984, audiences every where met the Terminator, one of the most badass examples of technological terror that ever existed. The T-800 represented humanity's crushed hopes of a bright future powered by our own electronic genius, and even today the premise is still terrifying.

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The laborers who keep dick pics and beheadings out of your Facebook feed

The laborers who keep dick pics and beheadings out of your Facebook feed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation, where low-wage laborers soak up the worst of humanity, and keep it off your Facebook feed.

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Alan Eustace jumps from dtratosphere, breaking Felix Baumgartner's world record

Alan Eustace jumps from dtratosphere, breaking Felix Baumgartner's world record | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A helium-filled balloon lifted Alan Eustace, a Google executive, to more than 25 miles above the Earth. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose, he was on the ground.

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An Instagram journey through the Bolivian jungle

An Instagram journey through the Bolivian jungle | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Photographer David Levene has travelled to Bolivia in an assignment for Oxfam. In the first of our galleries of Instagram pictures curated by our picture desk, here are his Bolivian snapshots, from aerial photos of La Paz to daily details of the rainforest.

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Escape from Microsoft Word

Escape from Microsoft Word | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In Microsoft Word (as in all other word processors built on the same model, including Apple’s Pages), the underlying model is static, like a Platonic idea. In effect, you 'paint' a whole section with its own margin settings, and you 'paint' a character with the superscript attribute.

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Elon Musk: 'With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon'

Elon Musk: 'With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tesla's CEO warns that artificial intelligence is likely mankind's biggest threat.

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Malicious Ebola-themed emails are on the rise

Malicious Ebola-themed emails are on the rise | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Criminals are attempting to install malicious programs on computers using false Ebola advisories as bait.

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Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The US tech start-up scene is often associated with glamour, cash and companies with astronomical valuations. Just look at the multibillion dollar flotations of Facebook and Twitter. But according to some of the US's leading tech investors, a darker side of the dream may now be emerging.

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5 reasons people aren't buying tablets anymore

5 reasons people aren't buying tablets anymore | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Whether it’s a sign of doom or just a 'speed bump', something, on some level, is wrong.

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