Technoculture
Follow
Find
27.3K views | +0 today
Technoculture
Technologies 'r' us
Curated by Luca Baptista
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre'

Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Enron playwright Lucy Prebble became hooked on computer games as a child. And, she says, they are as well crafted as works for film, TV or the stage.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Your heartbeat could keep your data safe

Your heartbeat could keep your data safe | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The unique pattern of your heartbeat could one day be used to encrypt hard drives and other electronics.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Al Murray on the Twitter joke trial: 'Problem is, the law don't do funny'

Al Murray on the Twitter joke trial: 'Problem is, the law don't do funny' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The now notorious Twitter joke trial is 'a Monty Python-does-Kafka brainfart', says Al Murray.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

How Do You Tell If Your Boss Is A Robot?

How Do You Tell If Your Boss Is A Robot? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is your boss a robot? Now a terrific new book by Brian Christian, The Most Human Human, gives you some surefire tests for identifying robots who have somehow wandered into your workplace.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Effect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds

BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Effect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new academic paper by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College has examined the link between BitTorrent downloads and box office returns.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

KILL ACTA

Stop ACTA & TPP: Tell your country's officials: NEVER use secretive trade agreements to meddle with the Internet. Our freedoms depend on it!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The NASA Biocapsule — made of carbon nanotubes — will be able to 'diagnose' and instantly treat an astronaut without him or her even knowing there's something amiss. It would be like having your own personal Dr. McCoy — implanted under your skin. It represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine, and yes, it'll work on Earth, too.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Is Google working on Computerized Eyewear?

Is Google working on Computerized Eyewear? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Rumors and, according to 9to5Google, even evidence is surfacing that Google is testing out a new physical product on its campus, Google Glasses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

FBI Investigated Steve Jobs When First Bush Administration Wanted to Hire Him

FBI Investigated Steve Jobs When First Bush Administration Wanted to Hire Him | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The FBI has released a background report from 1991, when Jobs was being considered for a position in George H.W. Bush's administration.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

iRobot Warrior-bot goes on sale this Spring

iRobot Warrior-bot goes on sale this Spring | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 345lb Warrior system is a four-tracked beast capable of 8mph carrying a payload of 150lb, with a pincer-equipped robotic arm that can reach up over 11 feet and lift 220lb.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Two People Are Dead Because They Unfriended This Man's Adult Daughter on Facebook

Two People Are Dead Because They Unfriended This Man's Adult Daughter on Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Tennessee man, Marvin Potter (on the right), was charged with two counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of a couple who had unfriended his 30-year-old daughter on the popular social site.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again | Technoculture | Scoop.it

MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Today is the day to kill ACTA

Today is the day of global protest against ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a copyright treaty negotiated in secret (even parliaments and other legislatures weren't allowed to see the the working drafts), and which many governments (include the American government) are planning to adopt without legislative approval or debate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

DARPA Controls Cyborg Moths in Flight, Mothpocalypse a Reality

DARPA Controls Cyborg Moths in Flight, Mothpocalypse a Reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cyborg moths created by DARPA may not bring about the robot apocalypse, but they're still plenty creepy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Hackers hit CIA, UN Web sites

Hackers hit CIA, UN Web sites | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The CIA's Web site was down this afternoon in what looked like a distributed denial-of-service attack publicized by members of the online activist group Anonymous.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luca Baptista from Biblio
Scoop.it!

Alan Moore on Anonymous' rise

Alan Moore on Anonymous' rise | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Alan Moore, the writer behind comic book classic V for Vendetta, gives his thoughts on how his creation has become an inspiration to the Anonymous hacking network.


Via Luca Baptista
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Join an audience at swissnex San Francisco as scientists from Switzerland and the US discuss their research on humanoid robots, cognitive robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Multi-layer 3D graphene transistor breakthrough may replace silicon

Multi-layer 3D graphene transistor breakthrough may replace silicon | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A field-effect transistor that may make graphene the next silicon has been developed by a University of Manchester team led by Nobel laureates Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Mapping the Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars

Mapping the Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Autonomous cars, once the stuff of science fiction, are here. Google’s self-driving Toyota Prius hybrids have racked up more than 140,000 miles on public roads. Audi has sent a driverless TTS racing to the summit of Pikes Peak. Just about every major automaker has similar projects underway.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Wael Ghonim: Creating A 'Revolution 2.0' In Egypt

Wael Ghonim: Creating A 'Revolution 2.0' In Egypt | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution last year were organized in part by Wael Ghonim, who use an anonymous Facebook page to coordinate the demonstrations. Ghonim explains how social media helped transform Egypt in Revolution 2.0.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first

Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A 3D printer-created lower jaw has been fitted to an 83-year-old woman's face in what doctors say is the first operation of its kind.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free

Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, testified in a courtroom Tuesday for the first time in his life. The web pioneer flew down from Boston, near where he teaches at MIT, to an eastern Texas federal court to speak to a jury of two men and six women about the early days of the web.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Some People (i.e. Leonard Cohen Fans) Still Buy CDs, Even Online

Some People (i.e. Leonard Cohen Fans) Still Buy CDs, Even Online | Technoculture | Scoop.it

While Lana Del Rey fans overwhelmingly preferred to download her new album, Cohen fans bought CDs, even when they purchased the album on the web.

more...
No comment yet.