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Sudanese volunteers are printing £60 limbs in six hours for local amputees

Sudanese volunteers are printing £60 limbs in six hours for local amputees | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Californian non-profit has setup a lab for 3D printing artificial limbs in Sudan so that the local community can supply the low-cost prosthetics to victims of war.

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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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Screentendo, a desktop app that creates a playable Super Mario Bros level on your screen

Screentendo, a desktop app that creates a playable Super Mario Bros level on your screen | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Screentendo is a desktop application by Aaron Randall that creates a playable Super Mario Bros. level out of a selection of your screen. Randall has a full technical breakdown of the application on on his blog, and the code is available online at GitHub.

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The retro calculator home screen

The retro calculator home screen | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Back in the ancient days of yesteryear, calculators were physical devices with buttons. Now they’ve been replaced by the phone in your pocket. If you miss those days, but still like your phone, this calculator home screen will take you back in time.

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How to imbue computer superintelligence with human goals

How to imbue computer superintelligence with human goals | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Dealing with the dangers and pitfalls of computer superintelligence is becoming an urgent matter, says Hermann Hauser.

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If tech companies are going to experiment on us, they need better ethical oversight

If tech companies are going to experiment on us, they need better ethical oversight | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook, which maintains a large research group, doesn’t just study technical questions of how to store your photos for instant retrieval. It also asks big social questions. That large research team is filled with Ph.D.s and visiting professors, who run experiments and conduct studies and publish the results.

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This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone's excited

This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone's excited | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leigh Alexander: Horror video games have definitely lost something in recent years thanks to commercial constraints and a culture shift toward direct action and away from mystery—which is why promising new ones get genre fans' enthusiasm way up.

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Social media campaign tries to make point about feminism, fails spectacularly

Social media campaign tries to make point about feminism, fails spectacularly | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Someone, somewhere, actually thought it would be a good idea to start the hashtag #BlameOneNotAll, to stick up for the good guys. You know, the good guys, the ones that don’t go around oppressing women all the time.

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In 5 years, 80 percent of the whole internet will be online video

In 5 years, 80 percent of the whole internet will be online video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

That's according to the latest projections from Cisco, which publishes an annual study peering into the near future of the web. The newest report predicts that by 2019, the internet will have become more or less a big video pipe.

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5 must-follow San Francisco Instagrammers

5 must-follow San Francisco Instagrammers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We check out 5 of the most follow worthy Instagram accounts of San Francisco - for many different perspectives on a beautiful city.

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The UK government's data law: an attack on encryption?

The UK government's data law: an attack on encryption? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Overdue modernisation of the way the authorities monitor criminals and terrorists - or a Snooper's Charter eroding our basic liberties? The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to 'modernise the law on communications data' will divide opinion.

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A robotic butt exists, and his name is Patrick

A robotic butt exists, and his name is Patrick | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The day has finally come when a robotic butt can tell us what we're all doing wrong — well, what medical students are doing wrong, at least.

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Why it's easier to express our emotions in emojis

Why it's easier to express our emotions in emojis | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It only takes a single glance at our screens to see that language has shape-shifted from the written word to shiny happy emojis, but what does this say about us?

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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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Is Tesla disruptive?

Is Tesla disruptive? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To the analyst, the car industry is a wonderful study. Unlike some other 'high technologies', whose market births and deaths are separated by a few changes of the seasons, the automobile industry has been around for well over a century. It has been sustained through dozens, perhaps hundreds of innovations. Almost everything about the car of a century ago has been improved.

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Inside L'Oreal's plan to 3-D print human skin

Inside L'Oreal's plan to 3-D print human skin | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The French cosmetics company has partnered with San Diego–based Organovo to rapidly produce tissue for product testing.

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This game may break the Kickstarter record

This game may break the Kickstarter record | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The well-crafted campaign for Bloodstained is putting it on track to be the biggest gaming Kickstarter ever.

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Charlie's Angels was always in on the joke — until it became a video game

Charlie's Angels was always in on the joke — until it became a video game | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Alex McCown: Laughably stilted and bordering on painful, the Charlie’s Angels game has all the usual problems that plague a quickie cash-in, but the issue runs deeper in this case.

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The mad genius behind Tumblr's 'The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day'

The mad genius behind Tumblr's 'The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The myth, the legend, the blogger.

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Facebook, Google, Apple to win virtual reality, assuming anyone uses it

Facebook, Google, Apple to win virtual reality, assuming anyone uses it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster unleashed a mammoth (53-page) think piece about the next big trend in tech, which he asserts is virtual reality, which will boost Facebook, Apple and Google.

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'Meme', 'clickbait', 'emoji' enter the Merriam-Webster dictionary

'Meme', 'clickbait', 'emoji' enter the Merriam-Webster dictionary | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The dictionary has grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses.

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Image file types explained: which format should you use?

Image file types explained: which format should you use? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There are only a handful of image file types that really matter. Learn which format works best for various situations.

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