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Millennials see more political posts on Facebook than Boomers and GenXers

Millennials see more political posts on Facebook than Boomers and GenXers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Millennials rely on Facebook for their political news, while Baby Boomers turn to local TV. And while Millennials are less engaged with political news, they trust news sources as much as older generations do.

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The Counted: how the Guardian is counting every person killed by US police — with the internet's help

The Counted: how the Guardian is counting every person killed by US police — with the internet's help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'We count everyone because everyone counts'.

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You read that right: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

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Mystery woman casually recycled a $200,000 vintage Apple-1 computer

Mystery woman casually recycled a $200,000 vintage Apple-1 computer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.

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The Silk Road saga is way more than a crime story

The Silk Road saga is way more than a crime story | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Writer Joshuah Bearman spent more than a year reporting and writing a definitive account of how Ross Ulbricht founded Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.

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Silicon Valley's secret: startups in the US are in long-term decline

Silicon Valley's secret: startups in the US are in long-term decline | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship is finally on the upswing again in the U.S. — but it still has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels.
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Google Plus may be going the way of Google Glass

Google Plus may be going the way of Google Glass | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Will Oremus: On Thursday, Google spent three hours announcing a barrage of new products and features, one after the next. One phrase that didn’t come up much: Google Plus.

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Why a made-up language from 1887 is making a digital comeback

Why a made-up language from 1887 is making a digital comeback | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Like its vastly more successful digital cousins — C++, HTML, Python — Esperanto is an artificial language, designed to have perfectly regular grammar, with none of the messy exceptions of natural tongues.

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Ross Ulbricht, convicted mastermind behind Silk Road website, sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht, convicted mastermind behind Silk Road website, sentenced to life in prison | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The founder of the dark website plans to appeal the sentence and his lawyers believe he has 'very strong' grounds to do so, Ulbricht's mother said.

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Google's Cardboard app is the go-to how-to for VR design

Google's Cardboard app is the go-to how-to for VR design | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The new app explains the medium's most important principles, using Google's own low-cost headset.

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Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains

Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Porn and adware have briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.

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The 12 most important announcements from Google I/O 2015

The 12 most important announcements from Google I/O 2015 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new Android, smarter apps, and virtual reality.

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The internet pushes individual media use to more than 8 hours a day

The internet pushes individual media use to more than 8 hours a day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Consumer internet use will increase 12 percent globally this year, helping drive average individual media consumption to more than eight hours a day, according to a new Media Consumption Forecasts report from ZenithOptimedia. As that trend continues, in 2017 the internet will account for 29 percent of the time people spend with media.

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UK police seek data access 'every two minutes'

UK police seek data access 'every two minutes' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

British police forces made 733,237 requests to view personal text, email, phone and web search data over a three-year period, according to a new report.

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Zombie Patriot Act will keep US spying — even if the original dies

Zombie Patriot Act will keep US spying — even if the original dies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Forget the doomsday talk about American intelligence going blind. Thanks to back-door provisions and alternate collection schemes, U.S. spies won’t stop snooping.

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Bradley Horowitz says that Google Photos is Gmail for your images. And that Google Plus is not dead

Bradley Horowitz Says That Google Photos is Gmail for Your Images. And That Google Plus Is Not Dead... - Backchannel - Medium

Steven Levy interviews Google’s head of Streams, Photos and Sharing.

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Pixelated heartbreak: the unparalleled pain of a digital breakup

The Unparalleled Pain of a Digital Breakup - The Slice - Medium

Unlike his own words in our IRL interactions, the pixels didn’t lie.

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Watch this super fast robo-roach launch a robot bird

Watch this super fast robo-roach launch a robot bird | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Made by researchers at UC Berkeley, the X2-VelociRoach is the super-fast robot roach of your dreams (or nightmares). Oh, and it can launch other flying robots, too.

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Watch round-the-world solar plane taking off from Nanjing for Hawaii

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight took off from China on Sunday (May 31).

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Google's A.I. is training itself to count calories in food photos

Google's A.I. is training itself to count calories in food photos | Technoculture | Scoop.it

At this week's Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston, Google research scientist Kevin Murphy unveiled a project that uses sophisticated deep learning algorithms to analyze a still photo of food, and estimate how many calories are on the plate.

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The heartbreaking letters from families of Silk Road overdose victims

The heartbreaking letters from families of Silk Road overdose victims | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the letters, the relatives of the alleged victims claim their children would still be alive today if it weren’t for Silk Road.

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Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With advances in rapid prototyping technologies - 3D printing in particular - and the rise of cheap off-the-shelf mobile computing platforms like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the barrier to entry is lower than ever for upstart hardware visionaries. It's an era where individuals and small collectives can outmaneuver and out-innovate established companies. A look at what's on Kickstarter tells the story.

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Google's thirst for data is bloody terrifying

Google's thirst for data is bloody terrifying | Technoculture | Scoop.it

All of that free storage may seem like a free lunch, but it turns out that we are the ones who are on the menu.

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After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn

After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn | Technoculture | Scoop.it

CIRFU.Net domain bought on GoDaddy by 'black-hat SEO' operator — malware hijinks ensue.

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