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This hidden feature in OS X makes it easy to sign digital documents 

This hidden feature in OS X makes it easy to sign digital documents  | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Buried deeply in OS X’s otherwise boring Preview application (the default app for viewing PDFs) is one of the most thoughtful features on the whole system: a function that allows users to quickly scan signatures via the Mac’s camera and drop them into any PDF.

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How gadget makers aren't helping our e-waste problem

How gadget makers aren't helping our e-waste problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Device upgrades have become increasingly frequent for many of us. Unfortunately, too many people give virtually no thought to what becomes of all these discarded gadgets. And neither are most device manufacturers.

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Facebook was all about Beyonce, World Cup and the news in 2014

Facebook was all about Beyonce, World Cup and the news in 2014 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A look at the people, news stories and topics most discussed on Facebook in 2014.

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Obama becomes first president to write a computer program

Obama becomes first president to write a computer program | Technoculture | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama told the world that everyone should learn how to code. And now he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

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Millions of jobs are being created for programmers. Living in a digital culture will change every facet of our society.

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Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets.

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Here's what it's like to be a homeless techie in Silicon Valley

Here's what it's like to be a homeless techie in Silicon Valley | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Every day at America's largest homeless camp, 'a Yahoo bus goes by'.

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Future Shock: Orson Welles

Future Shock is a documentary film based on the book written in 1970 by sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler. Released in 1972, with a cigar-chomping Orson Welles as on-screen narrator, this piece of futurism is darkly dystopian.

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Kim Kardashian may not have broken the internet, but Psy’s 'Gangnam Style' literally just did

Kim Kardashian may not have broken the internet, but Psy’s 'Gangnam Style' literally just did | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Computers can only count so high, which is a looming problem -- and not just for YouTube.

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What internet users know about technology and the web

What internet users know about technology and the web | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?

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Google is making a porn-proof search and other kid-friendly products

Google is making a porn-proof search and other kid-friendly products | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As much as parents want to protect their kids, it's damn near impossible today to totally block access to the internet. Google is moving forward with plans to create child-friendly versions of its most popular products to help kids under 12 go online safely.

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La PlayStation fête les 20 ans d'un coup de poker réussi

La PlayStation fête les 20 ans d'un coup de poker réussi | Technoculture | Scoop.it

La première console de Sony, lancée en 1994, était conçue comme une simple extension de la Super Nintendo. Elle a pourtant modifié le paysage du jeu vidéo.

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Are you at risk from the anti-terrorism algorithms?

Are you at risk from the anti-terrorism algorithms? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

James Ball: Does the stuff you post on the internet make you look like a terrorist? Is the rhythm of your typing sending the wrong signals? If everything we do online is monitored by machines, how well does the system work?

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This beautiful vintage radio is actually a custom gaming PC

This beautiful vintage radio is actually a custom gaming PC | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the 1940s, people tuned into regal radios that were as much a piece of furniture as they were a gadget. So when computer designer Jeffrey Stephenson decided to build a small, high-end gaming PC, he took design cues from a popular Canadian radio model, The Addison.

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The failed economics of our software commons, and what you can about it right now

Progress in the software industry has been crushed under the weight of technical debt accumulated over the last 40 years. The tools, languages, libraries, and platforms we all rely on suffer from massive incidental complexities responsible for billions of dollars in wasted productivity.

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Invisible 3D objects can be felt thanks to haptic holograms

Invisible 3D objects can be felt thanks to haptic holograms | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Haptic technologies are big business these days, and joining that burgeoning scene is a team of researchers from Bristol University, who've found a way to create 'three-dimensional haptic shapes in mid-air using focused ultrasound'.

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Google revamps how it tests whether a website visitor is human

Google revamps how it tests whether a website visitor is human | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the end, the robots won. On December 3rd, Google announced that it was radically changing its ReCAPTCHA system, the sort of prove-you're-a-human-and-not-automated-software test that has become all but ubiquitous online. In April, Google researchers published a paper showing that their computer-vision software could decipher their own squashed and twisted images 99.8% of the time.

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When data gets creepy: the secrets we don't realise we're giving away

When data gets creepy: the secrets we don't realise we're giving away | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ben Goldacre: We all worry about digital spies stealing our data – but now even the things we thought we were happy to share are being used in ways we don’t like. Why aren’t we making more of a fuss?

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Robotic exoskeletons are here, and they're changing lives

Robotic exoskeletons are here, and they're changing lives | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When you think of bionic exoskeleton suits, images of futuristic high-tech super soldiers often come to mind. While militaries across the world are certainly interested in designing weaponized exo-suits for their armies of the future, powered exoskeletons are actually finding a much more benevolent niche right now: patient rehabilitation.

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Wozniak says the famous garage where he started Apple with Steve Jobs is 'a myth'

Wozniak says the famous garage where he started Apple with Steve Jobs is 'a myth' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

That famous garage where Apple was born didn't really serve much purpose in the company's early days, says Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.

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Why has human progress ground to a halt?

Why has human progress ground to a halt? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Michael Hanlon: Some of our greatest cultural and technological achievements took place between 1945 and 1971. Why has progress stalled?

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What could 50,000 more police body cameras really achieve?

What could 50,000 more police body cameras really achieve? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Now that President Obama has asked Congress for $75 million to fund 50,000 police body cameras in cities across the country, more cases of alleged police misconduct might be recorded. But the devices alone may not necessarily foster police accountability.

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Happier, more productive... Would tagging your workforce transform your business?

Happier, more productive... Would tagging your workforce transform your business? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Workforce analytics are here to stay, and will transform the working environment.

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7 social media resolutions for 2015

7 social media resolutions for 2015 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's time for a new you on social media. These seven New Year's resolutions will help you in 2015.

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Printing circuitry for bionic implants

Printing circuitry for bionic implants | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With new 'inks' containing semiconductors, researchers have been able to print LEDs for the first time.

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