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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The arm is controlled by electromyogram electrodes placed on the remaining portion of the human arm. Those sensors pick up electric signals from muscle movements in the upper arm, and a computer in the robotic arm can tell what type of maneuver the user wants to make.

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It's now legal to make backups of movies, music, and e-books in the UK

It's now legal to make backups of movies, music, and e-books in the UK | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As of today parodies of copyright will also be granted more permissive status.

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Keeping the back burner warm with technology

Keeping the back burner warm with technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New research suggests that one motivation for communicating on Facebook (and other social media sites) is to keep some of our connections on the 'back burner' as potential future romantic partners.

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With new ad platform, Facebook opens gates to its vault of user data

With new ad platform, Facebook opens gates to its vault of user data | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The company is introducing an advertising platform that will allow marketers to use its vast knowledge of consumers on other websites and mobile apps.

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Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organise

Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organise | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To communicate with one another, activists on the city's streets are relying on the free FireChat app to send messages without any cell connection.

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Don't believe the hype, the 'sharing economy' masks a failing economy

Don't believe the hype, the 'sharing economy' masks a failing economy | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Evgeny Morozov: The benefits of the latest innovations are overstated and often risible.

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What is Ello? It is the social network of your dreams, and that is a nightmare

What is Ello? It is the social network of your dreams, and that is a nightmare | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jess Zimmerman: The social networks we already have are not giving us what we want. We’re turning to the new thing because it’s new, not because it’s good.

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How to judge a 'bot; why it's covered

How to judge a 'bot; why it's covered | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 'Guidelines on Regulating Robotics' is a set of recommendations designed to help European legislators successfully manage the introduction of new robotic and human enhancement technologies into society without compromising principles already enshrined in European law.

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10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As you settle into the social network (or wait for your invitation), learn about Ello's ad-free promise and find out how to navigate the interface.

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Why the Bash Shellshock bug could be even worse than Heartbleed

Why the Bash Shellshock bug could be even worse than Heartbleed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Shellshock is a newly discovered vulnerability in software that's in computer systems we use everyday. It's kind of like Heartbleed, the Open/SSL bug that scared everyone senseless a few months ago and remains unpatched on thousands of systems. According to some experts, however, Shellshock could be way worse, and it's been around for decades.

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How a fake viral marketing firm convinced the Internet 4Chan was going to leak nude photos of Emma Watson

How a fake viral marketing firm convinced the Internet 4Chan was going to leak nude photos of Emma Watson | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The fatal flaw in the Internet outrage economy.

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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.

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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.

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iPhone 6 haters gonna hate

iPhone 6 haters gonna hate | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A list of iPhone haters, hating.

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Is Google making students stupid?

Is Google making students stupid? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.

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Millions of devices are vulnerable to the Shellshock bug and it is worse than Heartbleed

Millions of devices are vulnerable to the Shellshock bug and it is worse than Heartbleed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It can be used to take complete control of a system even without having a username and password. Exploitation of the vulnerability is simple and doesn’t require advanced skills.

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Your inner drone: the politics of the automated future

Your inner drone: the politics of the automated future | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An excerpt from Nicholas Carr's new book, The Glass Cage. 

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The Internet is broken, and Shellshock is just the start of our woes

The Internet is broken, and Shellshock is just the start of our woes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Shellshock is one of the oldest known bugs in history. But its story is not that usual. Early this year, security researchers discovered another bug, called Heartbleed, that has languished in open source software for years. Both bugs are indicative a problem that could continue to plague the Internet unless we change the way we write and audit software. The truth is that the Net is littered with code that dates back decades, and some of it never gets looked at.

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Confessions of a former Internet troll

Confessions of a former Internet troll | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Trolling was always juvenile. It wasn't always this cruel.

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Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to Internet

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the Web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the Internet and ensure users' privacy.

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Ello, goodbye

Ello, goodbye | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Aral Balkan: When you take venture capital, it is not a matter of if you’re going to sell your users, you already have. It’s called an exit plan.

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Thom Yorke releases new album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes through BitTorrent

Thom Yorke releases new album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes through BitTorrent | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Radiohead frontman looks to revolutionize music distribution with his sophomore solo album.

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Blizzard axes World of Warcraft successor after seven years

Blizzard axes World of Warcraft successor after seven years | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Blizzard has officially cancelled their not-so-secret massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Titan, which has been in development for seven years.

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9 online tools to help journalists monitor their beat

9 online tools to help journalists monitor their beat | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The amount of information online can be overwhelming if you don't know where to look, so these tools can help you be more efficient in finding the most relevant stories.

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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.

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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.

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