Technoculture
Follow
Find
26.0K views | +1 today
 
Scooped by Luca Baptista
onto Technoculture
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Technoculture
Technologies 'r' us
Curated by Luca Baptista
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

My first and last Internet date

My first and last Internet date | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Emily Meg Weinstein: A bong, a raw vegan cafe and an unsolvable loneliness. All I had wanted was to feel something, but I felt nothing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Let’s fix the Internet

Let’s fix the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt. Much of our online infrastructure consists of band-aid and/or legacy Rube Goldberg solutions hacked together with bubble gum and baling wire; and the only way to pay back technical debt is to fix it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

iPhone 6 haters gonna hate

iPhone 6 haters gonna hate | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A list of iPhone haters, hating.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

When phone operators were unruly teenage boys

When phone operators were unruly teenage boys | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Before they were women, they were swearing, wrestling, beer-drinking pranksters.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Google will offer encryption by default on next release of Android to match Apple's

Google will offer encryption by default on next release of Android to match Apple's | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google has announced that the next generation of its Android operating system will encrypt data by default, making it impossible for law enforcement to scrape personal information directly from users’ smartphones and tablets.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Tackling the gender imbalance in African tech

Tackling the gender imbalance in African tech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a continent where women make up a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage working in technology is less than 15%. This represents a vast pool of talent, and there are people trying to put it right.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Are smartphones making our working lives more stressful?

Are smartphones making our working lives more stressful? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Some evidence suggests the encroachment of work on home life is creating more exhausted, cynical and burned out workers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Bono and U2 on why they released a free album on iTunes

Bono and U2 on why they released a free album on iTunes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The band members tell TIME how they came up with the release of Songs of Innocence.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Germany just asked Google to do the impossible: reveal its secret search algorithm

Germany just asked Google to do the impossible: reveal its secret search algorithm | Technoculture | Scoop.it

German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Apple launches site to help you remove the U2 album from your iTunes

Apple launches site to help you remove the U2 album from your iTunes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Responding to criticism of the mass giveaway of Songs of Innocence.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Chinese city launches special lane for cellphone addicts

Chinese city launches special lane for cellphone addicts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you’re tired of walking behind someone who’s trudging along as they text, has this Chinese city got the sidewalk for you.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Facebook vs. drag queens: the social network says drag names can't be used in profiles

On Wednesday, drag queens and similar performers began complaining of problems with their Facebook profiles. Artists from across the country reported being forcibly logged out of their accounts and informed that they would need to update their profiles with their legal names in order to lift the suspension. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The history of the mobile phone

The history of the mobile phone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A look back at the many iterations the mobile phone has gone through over the decades.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Kim Dotcom's Internet Party bombs out of New Zealand election

Kim Dotcom's Internet Party bombs out of New Zealand election | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Internet Party partner Mana loses its seat while their combined effort was well short of the 5% threshold required for representation in Parliament.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

How newspapers decide to use paywalls

How newspapers decide to use paywalls | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Rarely do publishers report doing audience research before making the transition to a paywall. The most common practice is to solicit advice from peers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Despite Apple's privacy pledge, cops can still pull data off a locked iPhone

Despite Apple's privacy pledge, cops can still pull data off a locked iPhone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A reminder to iPhone owners cheering Apple’s latest privacy win: Just because Apple will no longer help police to turn your smartphone inside out doesn’t mean it can prevent the cops from vivisecting the device on their own.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Why Facebook, Google, and the NSA want computers that learn like humans

Why Facebook, Google, and the NSA want computers that learn like humans | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Deep learning could transform artificial intelligence. It could also get pretty creepy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks about Bitcoin, Google, ISIS and censorship

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks about Bitcoin, Google, ISIS and censorship | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As part of a publicity campaign for his book, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did one of Reddit’s 'Ask Me Anything' group interviews, and talked about Bitcoin, Google and its chairman Eric Schmidt, and what the U.S. should do about the terrorist group ISIS.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Apple's smart watch could have us all self-monitoring

Apple's smart watch could have us all self-monitoring | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With its finger on your pulse, the Apple Watch will spawn a new generation of apps to monitor health, fitness and perhaps even emotions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Why a company you've never heard of is about to take over the world

Why a company you've never heard of is about to take over the world | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Chinese tech company Alibaba goes public in what could be the largest IPO ever. But who are they?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The sneaky libertarianism behind a new take on privacy regulation

A revolution is afoot in privacy regulation. In an assortment of white papers and articles, business leaders —i ncluding Microsoft — and scholars argue that instead of regulating privacy through limiting the collection of data, we should focus on how the information is used.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Google's privacy ethics tour of Europe: a complex balancing act

Google's privacy ethics tour of Europe: a complex balancing act | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Luciano Floridi: Our technologies and their ability to undo may have formed our expectations about how much it is actually reversible in real life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Microsoft officially buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion

Microsoft officially buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Notch and the two other co-founders are set to leave as part of the deal that focuses on mega-hit Minecraft. An investor release claims Microsoft expects to break even on the acquisition by the end of June 2015.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Dropbox reveals government requests for user information

Dropbox reveals government requests for user information | Technoculture | Scoop.it

More than 250 requests have been made for user information in the first half of 2014, the company’s transparency report revealed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save

Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is.

more...
No comment yet.