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What do you call a machine that hangs out with musicians?

What do you call a machine that hangs out with musicians? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Joe Mansfield’s Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession is a cleverly designed, lavishly illustrated, and endlessly fascinating coffee-table history of the drum machine.

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Behind a pizza-slice smile: the dark side of Pac-Man

Behind a pizza-slice smile: the dark side of Pac-Man | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Keith Stuart: The pill-munching arcade classic is 35 years old today, but while Pac-Man looks cute, many writers have discovered a sinister secret within.

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Welcome to Fujisawa, the self-sufficient Japanese smart town

Welcome to Fujisawa, the self-sufficient Japanese smart town | Technoculture | Scoop.it

While Samsung and LG trade blows on the smart-device battlefield, Panasonic has taken connected living to a whole new level and built an entire smart town.

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Explore the gross, cultish 3D world of Worlds Inc. before it's lost forever

Explore the gross, cultish 3D world of Worlds Inc. before it's lost forever | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Worlds Inc. is a company that runs and maintains a very basic 3D chat client first introduced in 1995 and has, over time, become a cesspool of the darker side of human nature.
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Could this hydrogen-powered drone work?

Could this hydrogen-powered drone work? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Kelsey D. Atherton: The biggest physical constraint on small drones is their power supply. A new drone concept by Horizon Unmanned Systems seeks to overcome that limitation, by turning to an alternative power source: hydrogen fuel cells.

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Hardcore recycling: using old MRI magnets in a physics lab

Hardcore recycling: using old MRI magnets in a physics lab | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them.

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In a little-seen early Apple video, Jobs and Wozniak talk about the company's beginnings

In a little-seen early Apple video, Jobs and Wozniak talk about the company's beginnings | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Harry McCracken: When the Mac was new, Apple's cofounders took a nostalgic look back at the Apple I and II.
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Man compiles 16 years of daily self-portraits into one time-lapse video

Man compiles 16 years of daily self-portraits into one time-lapse video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

JK Keller has compiled 16 years of daily self-portraits into one time-lapse video spanning the years 1998 to 2014. Keller has titled the compiled video, 'Idiot continues to take daily self-portrait for 16 yrs despite better projects, longer projects, more popular projects, his face'.

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Rand Paul's Senate 'filibuster': five great points he made about NSA surveillance

Rand Paul's Senate 'filibuster': five great points he made about NSA surveillance | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Trevor Timm: Paul spoke for more than 10 hours on the floor of the Senate – and he and his colleagues reminded us the Patriot Act can collect a lot more than phone records.

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Norm Macdonald's epic live tweet of David Letterman finale

Norm Macdonald's epic live tweet of David Letterman finale | Technoculture | Scoop.it

After his emotional last performance on the show last week, the comic shows a sentimental side during Dave's finale.

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CareFirst says cyber attack stole data of 1.1 million users

CareFirst says cyber attack stole data of 1.1 million users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which sells health insurance in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, said on Wednesday that a cyber attack compromised the data of 1.1 million current and former members. The breach took place in June 2014 but was only recently discovered.

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Drone innovations: next gen quadcopters fold, crash, recover

Drone innovations: next gen quadcopters fold, crash, recover | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Greg Nichols: Safety and ease-of-use are driving drone innovation. These cool quadcopters can take whatever users can dish out, and that makes them attractive for some rough-and-tumble applications.

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50 years of Moore's Law: Thomas Friedman interviews Gordon Moore

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman of The New York Times interviews Gordon Moore at an event hosted by Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moore’s famous prediction.

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Details of free Windows 10 update become a little clearer, but questions remain

Details of free Windows 10 update become a little clearer, but questions remain | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The eligibility for the different variants has also been published.

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Firefox maker battles to save the internet—and itself

Firefox maker battles to save the internet—and itself | Technoculture | Scoop.it

George Anders: Mozilla helped an open web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’s struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.

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Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin' on Alaska's best new live cam

Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin' on Alaska's best new live cam | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Animal lovers can watch these flabby fellows 24 hours a day with Alaska's new walrus cam.

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Inside Obama's plan to use open data to curb police brutality

Inside Obama's plan to use open data to curb police brutality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The relationship between US law enforcers and the communities they protect is broken, but data can be used to repair that trust.

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Google will retool its Maps service to prevent racist listings

Google will retool its Maps service to prevent racist listings | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jon Russell: Google has confirmed that it is making changes to its Google Maps service to stop racist terms and other inappropriate words from displaying location search..

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We're all using these emoji wrong

We're all using these emoji wrong | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Megan Logan: Unicode knows that you've been using a few emoji incorrectly, and the group is here to clear it all up.

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The new war on encryption is based on a lie

The new war on encryption is based on a lie | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We do not need to weaken security for all in order to deal with a few criminals.

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LG Display shows off 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

LG Display shows off 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Don Reisinger: Before you get too excited, it's only a proof-of-concept display. The unveiling is part of a broader announcement to showcase the company's plans for the future, which center on OLED tech.

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Microsoft's HoloLens will put realistic, 3-D people in your living room

Microsoft's HoloLens will put realistic, 3-D people in your living room | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tom Simonite: Microsoft has developed a way to make you see realistic 3-D people through its HoloLens augmented-reality headset.

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Can an onboard hacker really make a plane fly sideways?

Can an onboard hacker really make a plane fly sideways? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Lance Ulanoff: Did an enterprising hacker really hack a dozen or more flights through in-flight entertainment systems?

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Oculus has no plans to block virtual reality porn

Oculus has no plans to block virtual reality porn | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has no plans to prevent the adult entertainment industry from using its Rift virtual reality headset, which is scheduled to launch as a consumer product within the first quarter of 2016, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

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Google says sorry over racist Google Maps White House search results

Google says sorry over racist Google Maps White House search results | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Searches using a racist slur return results pinpointing the White House in Washington DC.

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Facebook can't end the uncertainty of natural disasters by adding a button

Facebook can't end the uncertainty of natural disasters by adding a button | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Melody Schreiber:After the massive earthquake in Nepal, the social network implemented a post-disaster check-in button. It may be reassuring, but it isn’t necessarily accurate.

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