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Crapware is a horrible problem and it's our fault

Crapware is a horrible problem and it's our fault | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Eric Ravenscraft: In case it wasn’t obvious, bundled crapware makes money for developers. If you’re a developer and you can’t get users to pay for your software, this can be an attractive option. Third-party companies will approach apps like uTorrent asking that they include an offer for their junk software during install.

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In busy Silicon Valley, protein powder is in demand

In busy Silicon Valley, protein powder is in demand | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Protein-packed drinkable meals come in powder form, are inexpensive, and are quick and easy to make so tech workers don’t actually have to eat.

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Amazon begins paying sales tax in Europe amid ongoing investigation

Amazon begins paying sales tax in Europe amid ongoing investigation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Amazon this week confirmed that it will start paying taxes in individual European countries, rather than running nearly all of its sales revenue through Luxembourg.

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iOS 9 will be optimized for older devices, including iPhone 4S

iOS 9 will be optimized for older devices, including iPhone 4S | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A different approach to testing will hopefully result in less slowdown.

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Will China use big data as a tool of the state?

Will China use big data as a tool of the state? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

James Palmer: Since imperial times Chinese governments have yearned for a perfect surveillance state. Will big data now deliver it?

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Notorious troll suspended from Twitter after threatening a prominent activist

Notorious troll suspended from Twitter after threatening a prominent activist | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Controversy machine Chuck C. Johnson has apparently been banned from Twitter after tweeting about soliciting money for 'taking out' political activist Deray McKesson.

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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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The body cam hacker who schooled the police

The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police - Backchannel - Medium

This activist demanded millions of surveillance videos from the Seattle police. They handed him the data — and a job.

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Uh-oh. Silvio Berlusconi is on Instagram

Uh-oh. Silvio Berlusconi is on Instagram | Technoculture | Scoop.it

He’s holding his cute dog, he’s watching Eurovision – bunga bunga-loving Berlusconi is in the midst of a posting frenzy. And it all has a political purpose

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Are China's robot restaurants a threat to American national security?

Are China's robot restaurants a threat to American national security? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It seems like every other week a new robot restaurant opens in China. Meanwhile, you know who hasn’t opened a robot restaurant in basically forever? America. That’s right. Forget our students’ math test scores and our number of fighter jets, China is eating our lunch in the only area that really matters. And that lunch is being served by a robot waiter.

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Overvalued in Silicon Valley, but don't say 'tech bubble'

Overvalued in Silicon Valley, but don't say 'tech bubble' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The tech industry’s venture capitalists admit to a certain amount of 'frothiness' in start-up investments, but they studiously avoid another word. Bubble.

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What experts think about the existential risks of artificial intelligence

What experts think about the existential risks of artificial intelligence | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A sizable minority are worried that machine intelligence could cause human extinction by the end of the century.

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Tech in Cuba, before the thaw

Tech in Cuba, before the thaw | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Matt Stempeck: Cubans have had a reputation for ingenuity bred from necessity long before we started tossing around the word 'hacker'.

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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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