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Birdly Oculus Rift simulator recreates flying like a bird

Birdly Oculus Rift simulator recreates flying like a bird | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? You're in luck - new flight simulator Birdly lets you do just that, through the power of virtual reality.

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Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique

Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Anita Sarkeesian makes videos looking at how poorly women are represented in games, and gamers hate her for it, insulting her work and accusing her of dishonesty. It's almost like they're trying to prove her premise.

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Album sales are at an all-time low, again

Album sales are at an all-time low, again | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Meanwhile streaming is still very much a (the) thing.

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The tape deck you probably won't be leaving for your great-grandson

The tape deck you probably won't be leaving for your great-grandson | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Laughing at previous generations makes me feel bad', writes John Self, 'but this *is* pretty funny'.

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How we've paid for music from 1983 to today

How we've paid for music from 1983 to today | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In 30 years, the music industry has moved from vinyl singles, to cassettes, to CDs, to downloads, to music subscriptions.

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RIP, MSN Messenger: Microsoft kills old-school chat app

RIP, MSN Messenger: Microsoft kills old-school chat app | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In news that is sure to make you feel old, Microsoft is officially killing its 15-year-old instant messaging program. Windows Live Messenger— formerly MSN Messenger— will soon go the way of Friendster, Google Reader and Facebook Poke.

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The death of film: after Hollywood goes digital, what happens to movies?

The death of film: after Hollywood goes digital, what happens to movies? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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City of London Police reject FOIA request for their dealings with copyright lobbyists

City of London Police reject FOIA request for their dealings with copyright lobbyists | Technoculture | Scoop.it

They say they have so much correspondence with the industry, and are apparently so incompetent at searching their own records, that they can't fulfil the request without being unduly burdened, and thus they are not required to comply with the Freedom of Information request.

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Twelve Tomorrows: science fiction inspired by today's new technologies

Twelve Tomorrows: science fiction inspired by today's new technologies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review, renowned writers William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, and Christopher Brown join the hottest emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.

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Why the economics of the Internet look totally different in North America

Why the economics of the Internet look totally different in North America | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Peering rates in North America are among the lowest in the world, according to the networking company Cloudflare.

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How social media silences debate

How social media silences debate | Technoculture | Scoop.it

People have always tended to surround themselves with like-minded people, but the Internet makes doing so easier than ever before, a study finds.

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Algorithm tweaks don't change the bottom line: Facebook is in charge of what you see

Algorithm tweaks don't change the bottom line: Facebook is in charge of what you see | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook’s latest update to its ranking algorithm is supposedly designed to combat 'clickbait' headlines in the content shared on the network — but all it does is reinforce how little we know about how Facebook decides what we see and don’t see.

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What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch?

What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Twitch undoubtedly boasts very firm underpinnings. Since it was spun off from its general-purpose video counterpart Justin.tv, this 'YouTube of streaming gameplay' has become little short of a phenomenon.

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Smartphone stress: are you a victim of 'always on' culture?

Smartphone stress: are you a victim of 'always on' culture? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

For some people, portable connected devices have liberated them from the constraints of the nine-to-five. For many others though, smartphones have become tyrants in our pockets, never allowing us to switch off, relax and recharge our batteries.

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Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Months of hard work' behind publication of more than 100 stars' private photos as hackers ask for bitcoin and go underground. 

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What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about cloud security

What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about cloud security | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Posting of celeb pics exposes the weakest links in cloud services, smartphones.

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Some thoughtful reactions to the celebrities' leaked nudes

Some thoughtful reactions to the celebrities' leaked nudes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Because not everyone on the Internet is there just to get off. Really.

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The Star Wars George Lucas doesn't want you to see

The Star Wars George Lucas doesn't want you to see | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The original 1977 version of the saga is nearly impossible to find, so these fans made their own. 

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Are we more narcissistic than ever before?

Are we more narcissistic than ever before? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Selfies, social media and video challenges - society is becoming inundated with the me, myself and I.

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How William Gibson coined 'cyberspace'

How William Gibson coined 'cyberspace' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The moment when fragments of reality were 'mushed together' to describe a new realm.

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ICReach: how the NSA built its own secret Google

ICReach: how the NSA built its own secret Google | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a 'Google-like' search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and Internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

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Here's what happens when you let the Internet curate an art museum

Here's what happens when you let the Internet curate an art museum | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Have you ever visited an art exhibit and thought, 'I could do better than that'? Soon enough, visitors to Seattle's Frye Art Museum will get to see whether or not the inkling is right thanks to #SocialMuseum — an exhibition built entirely through selections made via social media.

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Facebook brought clickbait into this world, and now it's trying to take it out

Facebook brought clickbait into this world, and now it's trying to take it out | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a blog post Monday, the company announced a change to the algorithms that govern what you see in your Facebook news feed. The change is aimed at filtering out 'click-baiting headlines' — that is, headlines that entice people to click on them, but lead to stories that fail to satisfy.

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What makes the Hanx Writer click?

What makes the Hanx Writer click? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tom Hanks taps into nostalgia for typewriters with his new, surprisingly popular app.

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The evolution of chat

The evolution of chat | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New features in software programs like Slack let people go on tangents and have side conversations more easily — more like talking out loud.

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A gorgeous videogame where the levels are made from infographics

A gorgeous videogame where the levels are made from infographics | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Metrico, a new game from Dutch game design studio Digital Dreams (for PS Vita), is replacing conventional videogame landscapes with infographics.

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