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Seven new rules for interacting with technology

Seven new rules for interacting with technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With smartphones, social media, sensor networks, robotics, virtual worlds, and big data analysis, our relationship with technology is becoming more and more intimate: We are becoming techno-people, or cyborgs.

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Explaining the greatest game ever... really, really quickly

Explaining the greatest game ever... really, really quickly | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One take, one run-on sentence, zero preparation. That's the Unnecessarily Rushed Explanation.

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France passes new surveillance law in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

France passes new surveillance law in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Controversial new bill that allows intelligence agencies to tap phones and emails without judicial permission sparks protests from civil liberties groups.

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The timelapse videos that show how beauty as we know it is a lie

The timelapse videos that show how beauty as we know it is a lie | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Many of the images we see in glossy magazines and adverts are retouched. That’s something most people know intellectually, but it is not always something that comes to mind when looking at them.

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The number glitch that can lead to catastrophe

The number glitch that can lead to catastrophe | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A simple and potentially dangerous bug afflicts computers controlling planes, spacecraft and more – they get confused by big numbers.

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'Uber for money' is a thing in Poland now

'Uber for money' is a thing in Poland now | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Uber for X' has become something of a derogatory phrase in the startup world, but there really isn't a better description for what Poland's Idea Bank is doing: you summon an ATM using an app on your phone, then a car — a rolling bank vault, really — pulls up.

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FCC chair's plan for fighting net neutrality lawsuits: 'not to lose'

FCC chair's plan for fighting net neutrality lawsuits: 'not to lose' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler thinks his agency is on firm ground with its new net neutrality rules — and that Comcast was right to drop its attempts at buying competitor Time Warner Cable. During an interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Wheeler discussed what have arguably been the two biggest issues facing the FCC this year, and its two biggest victories.

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It's your right to film the police. These apps can help

It's your right to film the police. These apps can help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible.

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The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites

The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.

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The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is our computing environment shattering into disintegrated swarms of devices and functions?

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Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast

Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The cable operator said it counted more broadband users than video customers for the first time in the second quarter.

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GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues

GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steam could soon have a rival as the go-to destination for PC gaming, as GOG.com has pushed out the alpha version of its Galaxy client.

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Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram

Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Emojis are fast becoming the new language of the Internet, at least according to a new study that details the widespread use of emojis on Instagram.

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Game featuring 'transgender kills' raises online debate about hate speech

Game featuring 'transgender kills' raises online debate about hate speech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A game promoting 'transgender kills' was removed on Monday morning from the online game curation community Steam after a short time on its Greenlight page. Users were able to vote on 'Kill the F*ggots' as one of the games the site should offer to sell. Although the game is no longer available, it is sparked a burgeoning online debate about hate speech in the gaming community.

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3D-printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction

3D-printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Plans to tackle rhino poaching by flooding the market with lab-made horns may backfire.

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How the NSA converts spoken words into searchable text

How the NSA converts spoken words into searchable text | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Top-secret documents show the NSA can automatically recognize the content within phone calls, generating easily searched transcriptions.

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3D selfies, the next big thing?

3D selfies, the next big thing? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There's a new trend taking root in the UK — 3D selfies. Known as ‘Shapify’, developed by the Artec Group, this technology allows individuals to scan and print 3D figurines of themselves in a photo booth.

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How humans can keep superintelligent robots from murdering us all

How humans can keep superintelligent robots from murdering us all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Maybe the plot of the new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron isn't so far-fetched after all.

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Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president

Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is running for president, and she's hoping that her experience running one of the largest technology companies in the world will win over voters.

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Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet

Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A lifelike, if stilted, robot makes her debut at a Japanese department store, while a smaller bot is ready to answer questions at a local bank.

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These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs

These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s a medical breakthrough, thanks to a piece of technology most people are using to make plastic toys. Using a 3D printer, a group of researchers just tested this lifesaving device on three very sick infants.

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Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets

Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social network kills MS-Dos gaming fun, saying interactives and games breach its embedded cards terms of service.

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Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare

Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare | Technoculture | Scoop.it

No matter what Facebook says about Internet.org being a means of promoting Internet usage, it isn’t. It’s a fundamental, permanent change in the way the Internet works by splitting it into free vs paid access.

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