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Tooth Tattoos Will Tell When You’re Ill

Tooth Tattoos Will Tell When You’re Ill | Technoculture | Scoop.it

By picking up bacteria in our breath, a small coating of graphene could be a simple early warning sign of oncoming sickness or infection.

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The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation

The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Successful innovation requires the meeting of the right people at the right place with just the right problem.

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FBI: US losing hacker war

FBI: US losing hacker war | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executive says 'we’re not winning' the hacker war. He warns that FBI’s current model to fight hackers infiltrating governments and companies is 'unsustainable.'

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Google Account Activity offers more insight to email, search patterns

Google Account Activity offers more insight to email, search patterns | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google Account Activity offers users the chance to monitor their email statistics, search queries, and more on a monthly basis.

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The movie trailer revolution

The movie trailer revolution | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the last few years, film previews have become viral sensations -- and increasingly sophisticated works of art.

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Says He Has Located Apollo 11 Rocket Engines Lost at Sea

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Says He Has Located Apollo 11 Rocket Engines Lost at Sea | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Bezos has a passion for spaceflight history, it seems. His privately funded team of deep-sea explorers has located the first-stage engines that in 1969 lofted Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins toward the moon aboard Apollo 11, according to a post on Bezos’s personal Web site.

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TechCrunch | Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes

TechCrunch | Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Adam Sewell of MyGeek Computer Services created the little app to more easily share sensitive data. With Notey, users can more easily share text documents, which are secured by symmetric key encryption.

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Pressure Grows on Europe to Act Against Google

Pressure Grows on Europe to Act Against Google | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A consumer group with representatives from 31 European countries is calling for a quick resolution of an inquiry into the company's search and advertising practices.

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Laser-wielding satellite swarm to deflect asteroids

Laser-wielding satellite swarm to deflect asteroids | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Engineers at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde suggest that a swarm of laser-wielding satellites could nudge Earth-bound asteroids off their course.

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Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby

Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 17-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina software vendor is set to release its fiscal 2012 earnings numbers on Wednesday, and if things go as planned, it should bump past $1 billion in annual revenue.

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62% Of Adults Worldwide Now Use Social Media (But Email Is Still More Popular)

62% Of Adults Worldwide Now Use Social Media (But Email Is Still More Popular) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social media is most popular in Indonesia, where 83 percent engage, ahead of Argentina (76 percent) and Russia (75 percent). However, while these findings are impressive, social networking usage continues to lag behind email in every country, with a heady 85 percent of those polled favouring the electronic messaging service as their top online activity.

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Peace-minded Israeli reaches out to everyday Iranians via Facebook

Peace-minded Israeli reaches out to everyday Iranians via Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has created posters with messages of peace for the people of Iran and posted them on Facebook.

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Norway's new Minister of International Development is a D&D champ who thinks LARPs can change the worlds

Norway's new Minister of International Development is a D&D champ who thinks LARPs can change the worlds | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Heikki Holmås, Norway's new minister of International Development, is a lifelong D&D player and LARPer who won the Norwegian D&D championships in 1989 and was sent to GenCon in Milwaukee. Holmås recounts his favorite campaigns and describes how he thinks RPGs and LARPs can be used for political ends, including settling longstanding, militarized disputes.

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Cairns result a warning for social media users

Cairns result a warning for social media users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Former New Zealand cricketer Cairns won his London High Court case against Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi, an Indian businessman who alleged in a 2010 tweet he was involved in match-fixing.

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The curse of the internet trolls

The curse of the internet trolls | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Muamba-Stacey case feels like a watershed. Is it, as some have claimed, a wild over-reaction to a drunken lout and an attack on free speech? Or does it mark the moment when society decided it had finally had enough and began to enforce some rules of decency in the lawless bandit country of the internet?

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SimCity requires internet connection to play, will be sold outside of Origin

SimCity requires internet connection to play, will be sold outside of Origin | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you want to download SimCity somewhere other than Origin, you'll have the option to do so. An EA representative confirmed that the title would be available for purchase on other digital distribution platforms, though a list of stores has yet to be finalized. SimCity is arriving sometime in 2013.

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The Future of Funny: How Old and New Media Collaborate on Comedy

The Future of Funny: How Old and New Media Collaborate on Comedy | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Comedy has undergone a transformation over the past few years thanks to digital and social media. From standup comedians breaking out on Twitter to television networks adapting to new viewer habits — there’s a blending of old and new media that’s thrown all the old rules of production and talent out the window.

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The Sound of the Internet

The Sound of the Internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If the internet makes a sound (and it does), are you listening? Our correspondent uses software to transform the digital ephemera of web browsing—from network traffic to JavaScript, browser histories to JPGs—into music.

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Twitter Admits ‘Unfollow Bug’ Exists

Twitter Admits ‘Unfollow Bug’ Exists | Technoculture | Scoop.it

On a support page, Twitter explains a person you recently followed might not show up in your following tab. It says this is a bug, and its engineers are working on a fix.

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5 Exciting Innovations That Will Change Computing in 2012

5 Exciting Innovations That Will Change Computing in 2012 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Technical innovations are incoming in the next year or so that promise to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds like never before.

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Here's How Law Enforcement Cracks Your iPhone's Security Code

Here's How Law Enforcement Cracks Your iPhone's Security Code | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Set your iPhone to require a four-digit passcode, and it may keep your private information safe from the prying eyes of the taxi driver whose cab you forget it in. But if law enforcement is determined to see the data you’ve stored on your smartphone, those four digits will slow down the process of accessing it by less than two minutes.

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Weavrs: the autonomous, tweeting blog-bots that feed on social content

Weavrs: the autonomous, tweeting blog-bots that feed on social content | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Writer Jon Ronson is at war with himself on Twitter. In February, an organisation called Philter Phactory created a Twitter account called @jon_ronson. The Twitter account was populated by a 'Weavr' -- a piece of AI software, created using information from Ronson's Wikipedia page.

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Digital revolution does indeed hit the newsstand

Digital revolution does indeed hit the newsstand | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The iPad newsstand is generating $70,000 per day, a healthy revenue for the starving publishing business.

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Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack

Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack | Technoculture | Scoop.it

America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun—and that we might be losing.

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Spanish RIAA Sues Blogging Professor for Defamation

Spanish RIAA Sues Blogging Professor for Defamation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Spanish music group Promusicae has sued Enrique Dans, professor at the IE Business School and a well-known blogger, after he claimed that the group is a copyright monopoly that violates antitrust laws.

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