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Trendy technologies never live up to the hype. Until they do

Trendy technologies never live up to the hype. Until they do | Technoculture | Scoop.it
How futuristic technologies go from hyped to hated — and back again.
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It's your right to film the police. These apps can help

It's your right to film the police. These apps can help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible.

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The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites

The truth about smartphone apps that secretly connect to user tracking and ad sites | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.

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The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is our computing environment shattering into disintegrated swarms of devices and functions?

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Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast

Internet customers surpass cable subscribers at Comcast | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The cable operator said it counted more broadband users than video customers for the first time in the second quarter.

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GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues

GOG's Galaxy client moves retro gaming provider to the big leagues | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steam could soon have a rival as the go-to destination for PC gaming, as GOG.com has pushed out the alpha version of its Galaxy client.

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Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram

Emojis account for nearly half of the text on Instagram | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Emojis are fast becoming the new language of the Internet, at least according to a new study that details the widespread use of emojis on Instagram.

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Windows 10 lets you flip a middle finger with emoji

Windows 10 lets you flip a middle finger with emoji | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft is being ambitious with Windows 10. Continuum for phones, Windows Hello, HoloLens, and a plan for 1 billion devices running Windows 10 are all new and daring, but the bravest of all is a middle finger emoji.

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If you've used the How Old Am I app, you need to read this

If you've used the How Old Am I app, you need to read this | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft and its affiliates can ‘publicly display’ the pictures — and has the right to do so alongside your name.

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A pocket-sized synthesizer changed the way I think about music

A pocket-sized synthesizer changed the way I think about music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Russell Brandom: The PO-14 showed me something new. It's light and tiny, maybe twice the thickness of a credit card, but what's really interesting is how efficient the little synth has to be. There’s no keyboard, just 23 buttons and two knobs, so they had to make a lot of hard choices about what was going to be easy to do and what was going to be hard.

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This is how Swiss watchmakers are fighting back against Apple Watch

This is how Swiss watchmakers are fighting back against Apple Watch | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Apple Watch hasn't killed the Swiss watch, it just inspired the industry to reinvent its approach to design swag.

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NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it's no longer effective, says whistleblower

NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it's no longer effective, says whistleblower | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One of the agency's first whistleblowers says the NSA is taking in too much data for it to handle, which can have disastrous -- if not deadly -- consequences.

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Google says throw out your mom jeans and keep your tulle skirt

Google says throw out your mom jeans and keep your tulle skirt | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You may have thought no one was watching when you stayed up late Googling 'ballet skirt sex and the city' that one night, but you were wrong. Google has released its first-ever fashion trend report — an in-depth analysis of six billion fashion-related searches carried out by Google users between 2012 and 2015, which forecasts the advent of the tulle skirt and jogging pant and the death of normcore and the string bikini.

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Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president

Carly Fiorina touts HP experience in her bid for president | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is running for president, and she's hoping that her experience running one of the largest technology companies in the world will win over voters.

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Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet

Humanoid robo-clerk not fooling shoppers just yet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A lifelike, if stilted, robot makes her debut at a Japanese department store, while a smaller bot is ready to answer questions at a local bank.

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These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs

These 3D-printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s a medical breakthrough, thanks to a piece of technology most people are using to make plastic toys. Using a 3D printer, a group of researchers just tested this lifesaving device on three very sick infants.

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Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets

Twitter kills MS-DOS games embedded in tweets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social network kills MS-Dos gaming fun, saying interactives and games breach its embedded cards terms of service.

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Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare

Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare | Technoculture | Scoop.it

No matter what Facebook says about Internet.org being a means of promoting Internet usage, it isn’t. It’s a fundamental, permanent change in the way the Internet works by splitting it into free vs paid access.

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Inside the school Silicon Valley thinks will save education

Inside the school Silicon Valley thinks will save education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

AltSchools are more than schools. They’re mini-research and development labs, where teachers and engineers are developing the formula for 21st-century education.

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Should you get a Tesla home battery? Let physics explain

Should you get a Tesla home battery? Let physics explain | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tesla announced a battery for your house, the Powerwall. There are some interesting physics questions to consider for this new battery.

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A chilling short film, set entirely in an online conversation

A chilling short film, set entirely in an online conversation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Directed by Los Angeles-based comedy writer and film-maker Alex J. Mann, this chilling five-and-a-half minute short film set entirely in a Google Chat (Gchat) conversation window will give you the creeps.

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40 busy years later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder, considers his creation

40 busy years later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder, considers his creation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates 40 years ago, says the most daunting task the company faces is getting momentum in the mobile market.

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The anti-drone drone

The anti-drone drone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's a dog-eat-dog world—and now a drone-eat-drone one, too. At a February demonstration in La Queue-en-Brie, France, Malou Tech showed off the Interceptor MP200 and its 'antidrone strategy'—capturing smaller unmanned copters with a net.

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