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Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. Stuart Heritage announces the Guardian selfie awards.

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The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns

The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A look at the common failure points for Kickstarter campaigns, why promising startups fail and learn how to avoid these hurdles all together.

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Ether One: the video game that tries to simulate dementia

Ether One: the video game that tries to simulate dementia | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Your job is to dive into the mind of Jean Thompson, a sixty-nine-year-old woman diagnosed with dementia, and retrieve a series of lost memories.

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Hatsune Miku is a piece of software. She may also be the future of music

Hatsune Miku is a piece of software. She may also be the future of music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

She has opened for Lady Gaga, collaborated with Pharrell, and sung more than 100,000 songs.

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Shoppers just don't care about credit card hacks

Shoppers just don't care about credit card hacks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Target and Home Depot both reported great earnings reports this week.

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How 3-D printing is changing medicine

How 3-D printing is changing medicine | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s already being used to manufacture human tissue; could a whole organ be next?

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6 links that will show you what Google knows about you

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you.

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Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank

Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank | Technoculture | Scoop.it

People are seeing the security benefits of returning to so-called anachronistic technologies. Typewriters, for instance, are experiencing a revival in politics. Earlier this year, German politician Patrick Sensburg announced that Germany’s government officials might start using typewriters, as they are seen as being an 'unhackable' technology.

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The myth of AI: a conversation with Jaron Lanier

The myth of AI: a conversation with Jaron Lanier | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There has been a domineering subculture — that's been the most wealthy, prolific, and influential subculture in the technical world — that for a long time has not only promoted the idea that there's an equivalence between algorithms and life, and certain algorithms and people, but a historical determinism that we're inevitably making computers that will be smarter and better than us and will take over from us.

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Facebook updates privacy policy to clarify how it uses data from 1.3bn users

Facebook updates privacy policy to clarify how it uses data from 1.3bn users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social network releases interactive on its privacy settings to counter criticism that its policies are overly complicated.

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Cyborg cockroaches with wireless microphones could help rescue disaster survivors

Cyborg cockroaches with wireless microphones could help rescue disaster survivors | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The insects could be released into rubble to locate trapped survivors.

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World of Warcraft (Honest Game Trailers)

From the company who never met a game they couldn't postpone, comes a more effective form of teenage abstinence than acne, sex ed, and the catholic church combined, World of Warcraft.

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What Twitter can tell us about unemployment

What Twitter can tell us about unemployment | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Where, when, and how people tweet reveals information about the socioeconomics of a region.

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Amnesty, EFF, Privacy International put out free anti-surveillance tool

Amnesty, EFF, Privacy International put out free anti-surveillance tool | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Resistance is digital. Human rights charity Amnesty International is one of several organizations behind the release of a free, open source anti-surveillance tool called Detekt.

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Algorithms are great and all, but they can also ruin lives

Algorithms are great and all, but they can also ruin lives | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A single human showing explicit bias can only ever affect a finite number of people. An algorithm, on the other hand, has the potential to impact the lives of exponentially more.

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An amazing 90s explanation of how the internet works

An amazing 90s explanation of how the internet works | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Andy Baio has a YouTube channel collecting some amazing media-ephemera from the '90s and this gem will teach you everything you need to know.

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A treasure trove of 90s videos about the internet 

A treasure trove of 90s videos about the internet  | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Remember the 90s, when we had videos on VHS to teach us about this new thing called the internet? Lucky for us, Andy Baio has preserved those tapes for the YouTube generation.

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Assassin's Creed's depiction of the French Revolution is very controversial

Assassin's Creed's depiction of the French Revolution is very controversial | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With sympathetic noblemen and bloodthirsty common folk, the French Revolution-set Unity is re-igniting an historic debate over the period's heroes and villains.

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For wearable tech, one size does not fit all

For wearable tech, one size does not fit all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Anonymous portable library that constantly receives free data from space

Anonymous portable library that constantly receives free data from space | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Lantern is an Indiegogo funded project that receives data transmitted by satellite. You can pre-order one for $100.

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Shaking off the haters won't solve online harassment

Shaking off the haters won't solve online harassment | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ann Friedman: It's my strategy, but it only works because I'm lucky.

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There are two kinds of online privacy. Facebook only likes to talk about one

There are two kinds of online privacy. Facebook only likes to talk about one | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There’s one category of privacy settings you won’t find on the privacy basics page: how to control what Facebook itself sees about you.

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The man who can hear Wi-Fi wherever he walks

The man who can hear Wi-Fi wherever he walks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Frank Swain has been going deaf since his 20s. Now he has hacked his hearing so he can listen in to the data that surrounds us.

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FBI's most wanted cybercriminal used his cat's name as a password

FBI's most wanted cybercriminal used his cat's name as a password | Technoculture | Scoop.it

From the department of face-palming opsec blunders.

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