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Prison computer 'glitch' blamed for opening cell doors in maximum-security wing

Prison computer 'glitch' blamed for opening cell doors in maximum-security wing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Florida prison officials say a computer 'glitch' may be to blame for opening all of the doors at a maximum security wing simultaneously, setting prisoners free and allowing gang members to pursue a rival with weapons.

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3D selfies, the next big thing?

3D selfies, the next big thing? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There's a new trend taking root in the UK — 3D selfies. Known as ‘Shapify’, developed by the Artec Group, this technology allows individuals to scan and print 3D figurines of themselves in a photo booth.

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How humans can keep superintelligent robots from murdering us all

How humans can keep superintelligent robots from murdering us all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Maybe the plot of the new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron isn't so far-fetched after all.

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Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president

Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is running for president, and she's hoping that her experience running one of the largest technology companies in the world will win over voters.

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Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet

Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A lifelike, if stilted, robot makes her debut at a Japanese department store, while a smaller bot is ready to answer questions at a local bank.

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These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs

These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s a medical breakthrough, thanks to a piece of technology most people are using to make plastic toys. Using a 3D printer, a group of researchers just tested this lifesaving device on three very sick infants.

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Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets

Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social network kills MS-Dos gaming fun, saying interactives and games breach its embedded cards terms of service.

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Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare

Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare | Technoculture | Scoop.it

No matter what Facebook says about Internet.org being a means of promoting Internet usage, it isn’t. It’s a fundamental, permanent change in the way the Internet works by splitting it into free vs paid access.

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Inside the school Silicon Valley thinks will save education

Inside the school Silicon Valley thinks will save education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

AltSchools are more than schools. They’re mini-research and development labs, where teachers and engineers are developing the formula for 21st-century education.

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Should you get a Tesla home battery? Let physics explain

Should you get a Tesla home battery? Let physics explain | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tesla announced a battery for your house, the Powerwall. There are some interesting physics questions to consider for this new battery.

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A chilling short film, set entirely in an online conversation

A chilling short film, set entirely in an online conversation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Directed by Los Angeles-based comedy writer and film-maker Alex J. Mann, this chilling five-and-a-half minute short film set entirely in a Google Chat (Gchat) conversation window will give you the creeps.

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40 busy years later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder, considers his creation

40 busy years later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder, considers his creation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates 40 years ago, says the most daunting task the company faces is getting momentum in the mobile market.

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FCC chair's plan for fighting net neutrality lawsuits: 'not to lose'

FCC chair's plan for fighting net neutrality lawsuits: 'not to lose' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler thinks his agency is on firm ground with its new net neutrality rules — and that Comcast was right to drop its attempts at buying competitor Time Warner Cable. During an interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Wheeler discussed what have arguably been the two biggest issues facing the FCC this year, and its two biggest victories.

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It's your right to film the police. These apps can help

It's your right to film the police. These apps can help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible.

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The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites

The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.

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The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is our computing environment shattering into disintegrated swarms of devices and functions?

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Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast

Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The cable operator said it counted more broadband users than video customers for the first time in the second quarter.

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GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues

GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steam could soon have a rival as the go-to destination for PC gaming, as GOG.com has pushed out the alpha version of its Galaxy client.

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Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram

Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Emojis are fast becoming the new language of the Internet, at least according to a new study that details the widespread use of emojis on Instagram.

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Windows 10 lets you flip a middle finger with emoji

Windows 10 lets you flip a middle finger with emoji | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft is being ambitious with Windows 10. Continuum for phones, Windows Hello, HoloLens, and a plan for 1 billion devices running Windows 10 are all new and daring, but the bravest of all is a middle finger emoji.

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If you've used the How Old Am I app, you need to read this

If you've used the How Old Am I app, you need to read this | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft and its affiliates can ‘publicly display’ the pictures — and has the right to do so alongside your name.

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A pocket-sized synthesizer changed the way I think about music

A pocket-sized synthesizer changed the way I think about music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Russell Brandom: The PO-14 showed me something new. It's light and tiny, maybe twice the thickness of a credit card, but what's really interesting is how efficient the little synth has to be. There’s no keyboard, just 23 buttons and two knobs, so they had to make a lot of hard choices about what was going to be easy to do and what was going to be hard.

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This is how Swiss watchmakers are fighting back against Apple Watch

This is how Swiss watchmakers are fighting back against Apple Watch | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Apple Watch hasn't killed the Swiss watch, it just inspired the industry to reinvent its approach to design swag.

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