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3D-printed cast uses ultrasound to speed healing

3D-printed cast uses ultrasound to speed healing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new bone.

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We've reached peak smartphone

We've reached peak smartphone | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Two things became apparent after the end of the Spring 2016 Smartphone Glut. One: Android is still a second-class citizen when it comes to gaming, and two: smartphones are in a ridiculously boring place.
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US companies are more secure than Chinese, Brazilian firms, but botnets remain a problem

US companies are more secure than Chinese, Brazilian firms, but botnets remain a problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

US businesses are some of the most secure in the world, but they still struggle to combat botnets and they leave networks open to common security vulnerabilities, according to security firm BitSight's survey of corporate cybersecurity practices in six countries.

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Wikipedia's co-founder explains why we need a free internet

Wikipedia's co-founder explains why we need a free internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jimmy Wales talked to VICE about the need to be on the lookout for threats to a free and open internet.

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Why Facebook banned an ad featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday

Why Facebook banned an ad featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday | Technoculture | Scoop.it
The bikini photo of Ms. Holliday, who wears a size 22, was deemed inappropriate, inciting a discussion on the double standards plus-sized women face in fashion.
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English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use

English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Discussions of the 'digital divide' often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is often that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But a new analysis of four Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 2015 finds that this isn’t true for one group: English-speaking Asian Americans.

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Two-hundred-terabyte maths proof is largest ever

Two-hundred-terabyte maths proof is largest ever | Technoculture | Scoop.it
A computer cracks the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem — but is it really maths?
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Watchmen warn Palestinians of Israeli raids in the West Bank using Facebook

Watchmen warn Palestinians of Israeli raids in the West Bank using Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Residents of West Bank refugee camps take to social media to warn their neighbours of imminent Israeli incursions.

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Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade condemned as 'deceitful' and 'nasty'

Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade condemned as 'deceitful' and 'nasty' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft have now labelled the update as 'recommended'.

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How Genius annotations undermined web security

How Genius annotations undermined web security | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To comment on other people’s websites, Genius broke a 20-year-old browser security system.

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Who will own the robots?

Who will own the robots? | Technoculture | Scoop.it
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
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Ethereum, explained: why Bitcoin's stranger cousin is now worth $1 billion

Ethereum, explained: why Bitcoin's stranger cousin is now worth $1 billion | Technoculture | Scoop.it

For the first time since its creation, Bitcoin is in danger of losing its status as the world's leading cryptocurrency. The new challenger is a Bitcoin-like technology called Ethereum that has seen a surge of interest from users, developers, and the corporate world.

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Microsoft crafts new policy in effort to ban 'terrorist content'

Microsoft crafts new policy in effort to ban 'terrorist content' | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced on Friday that it will ban content 'used to promote terrorist violence or recruit for terrorist groups' on most – but not all – of its platforms.
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Global tech companies see India's vast offline population as untapped market

Global tech companies see India's vast offline population as untapped market | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Only 22% have internet access and only 17% have a smartphone, but those who are online are increasingly likely to use the internet frequently.
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Can Google fix Android's biggest problem?

Can Google fix Android's biggest problem? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google is pissed—or at least that’s what it sounds like when you read Bloomberg’s look into the company’s relationship with smartphone manufacturers. According to the report, Google is aggressively addressing Android’s biggest problem: fragmentation, or the fact that few of Android’s 1.4 billion users are using the latest version of the operating system.

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Facebook will now track you and force feed you ads even if you don't use it

Facebook will now track you and force feed you ads even if you don't use it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.

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Jury hands Oracle its ass, says Google doesn't owe it a penny for Java

Jury hands Oracle its ass, says Google doesn't owe it a penny for Java | Technoculture | Scoop.it
When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, they acquired Java, Sun’s popular programming language, pitched from its inception as an open standard for the networked computer.
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Gawker founder challenges billionaire Facebook board member to public debate after lawsuit revelation

Gawker founder challenges billionaire Facebook board member to public debate after lawsuit revelation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Gawker founder Nick Denton wants to take his media company's battle with billionaire investor Peter Thiel out of the shadows and into a more visible arena.

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The horrors of This War of Mine make for a tense and traumatic board game

The horrors of This War of Mine make for a tense and traumatic board game | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This War of Mine: The Board Game is an adaptation of 11 Bit Studios’ video game of the same name. It’s currently wrapping up a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in?

If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in? | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: We need to rethink our view of jobs and leisure – and quickly, if we are to avoid becoming obsolete.
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Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots

Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Company unveils new factory in Germany that will use machines to make shoes instead of humans in Asia.

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DRM on Oculus accidentally made it easier for pirates to play stolen software

DRM on Oculus accidentally made it easier for pirates to play stolen software | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An update issued by Oculus for its virtual reality platform was designed to prevent exclusive titles from being played on competitor's headsets, but may have inadvertently opened the company's games up to being even easier to pirate.

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Apple supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots

Apple supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Employee numbers at the Foxconn factory in Kunshan were slashed from 110,000 to 50,000.

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Algorithmic risk-assessment: hiding racism behind 'empirical' black boxes

Algorithmic risk-assessment: hiding racism behind 'empirical' black boxes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Courts around America and the world increasingly rely on software based risk-assessment software in determining bail and sentencing.

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