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East Africa internet access slows to a crawl after anchor snags cable

East Africa internet access slows to a crawl after anchor snags cable | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Damage, which may not be fixed for three weeks, caused 20% slowdown in countries including Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

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IBM cuts quantum computing error rates

IBM cuts quantum computing error rates | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Quantum bits (qubits) can potentially work on millions of computations at once relative to a desktop PC, which can only do a few things at once.

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Playing 'World of Warcraft' Boosts Spatial Ability and Focus in Adults

Playing 'World of Warcraft' Boosts Spatial Ability and Focus in Adults | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The game improves cognitive functioning in older players because it requires multitasking and extensive use of brain-based skills.

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Every 60 Seconds 175,000 Tweets Are Sent

Every 60 Seconds 175,000 Tweets Are Sent | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Every 60 seconds, there are over 700,000 messages being delivered on Facebook, 2,000 000 videos are being watched and 175,000 Tweets are sent on Twitter. Funnily enough, not all of those will be tweeted at optimal times. This means over 250 million Tweets are now posted daily, up from 200 million in January.

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Court: Apologize to wife on Facebook, or go to jail

Court: Apologize to wife on Facebook, or go to jail | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Being given a jail sentence for posting something on your Facebook Wall is one thing, but having the option to apologize for it on your Facebook Wall to avoid a jail sentence is something else.

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Repo Man director urges fans to 'pirate a bunch of my stuff right away'

Repo Man director urges fans to 'pirate a bunch of my stuff right away' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Alex Cox, director of the classic Repo Man, talks with The Quietus's Craig Terlino about his frustrations with the entertainment industry, the alleged longstanding studio grudge that's prevented a US Repo Man Blu-Ray reissue, and his desire that his fans should 'pirate my work.'

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Too many connections weaken networks

Too many connections weaken networks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When it comes to connecting networks or other systems together, it is best to have many, but not too many, connections, mathematicians have found.

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The Book of Jobs

The Book of Jobs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs smelled so foul that none of his co-workers at Atari in the seventies would work with him. Entreating him to shower was usually futile; he’d inevitably claim that his strict vegan diet had rid him of body odor, thus absolving him of the need for standard hygiene habits. Later, friends would theorize that he had been exercising what would prove a limitless capacity for sustained and gratuitous lying that came to be nicknamed the 'reality distortion field.'

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The Glory of the Pinball Machine

The Glory of the Pinball Machine | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An homage to the innovations of Steve Kordek, pinball-machine tinkerer, who passed away last weekend at the age of 100.

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Your Reputation Is Your Résumé

Your Reputation Is Your Résumé | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Employers are screening for job candidates who have created a presence online. For many young people, that's a chance to shine.

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Welcome Back, Nokia

Welcome Back, Nokia | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If my Mom asked me what smartphone to buy right this second, I’d tell her to wait — wait until the Nokia Lumia 900 is released. It’s that good. Windows Phone 7 is that good. It’s faster and more idiot-proof than Android and presents core functions like phone calling and messaging better than iOS.

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How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Rovio CEO Mikael Hed recalls how his father mortgaged his grandparents' home to fund the game's development.

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Guardian pins digital future on citizen journalism

Guardian pins digital future on citizen journalism | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Guardian is on a 'mission' to be able to stand alone as a digital-only publication, and is mixing its stable of traditional journalists with enthusiastic laypeople, one of its most senior executives has claimed.

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Cyberwar Is Already Upon Us

Cyberwar Is Already Upon Us | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Although most information on cyberwar's repercussions -- most notably the 1997 Eligible Receiver exercise -- remains classified, suffice it to say that their effect on U.S. forces would be crippling.

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The Internet of the Future Will Be Powered by Optical RAM

The Internet of the Future Will Be Powered by Optical RAM | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Japanese engineers at NTT think their groundbreaking optical RAM will allow for an internet backbone comprised entirely of light-based components.

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Wikileaks Reveals Privately Run CIA's Dirty Secrets

Wikileaks Reveals Privately Run CIA's Dirty Secrets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Wikileaks has published five million emails from Stratfor, an intelligence company based in Texas that, looking at their practices, appears to be America's very own privately run CIA.

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Lego Prosthetic Arm Takes Custom Prostheses to a Whole New Level

Lego Prosthetic Arm Takes Custom Prostheses to a Whole New Level | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Engineering student Max Shepherd has built a Lego prosthesis that accurately mimics the full range of motion of a normal human arm.

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The true fathers of computing

The true fathers of computing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

George Dyson's new book challenges computing's creation myth by highlighting the key role played by John von Neumann.

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The Smithsonian Utilizes Recent Strides In 3D Technology

The Smithsonian Utilizes Recent Strides In 3D Technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Through the use of advanced 3D tools, the museum plans to digitally archive, replicate, and showcase a number of their most treasured works in galleries and exhibitions across the globe.

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Five Mobile Technologies That Didn't Change the World

Five Mobile Technologies That Didn't Change the World | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Sometimes when companies announce incredible new products or technologies and everybody proclaims that culture-shifting transformations are about to take place, nothing happens.

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Khaled Alkaabi's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:45 AM

I don't really agree with the last 2 selections.

 

Wireless charging is an evolution to me. Instead of having hundreds of wire lying around for different devices, the only thing you need for the wireless charging is a charging mat or small dock which can charge all of your devices. And besides they look stylish.

 

Haptics technology is a great addition to the technology world. It transforms a static device into a lively one by providing feedback with vibration or buzzes. I think it's not really successful at the moment just because no one has found a good use for it. The future may say differently.

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Two men bailed after arrests on suspicion of computer hacking

Two men bailed after arrests on suspicion of computer hacking | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Scotland Yard says the men are not directly linked to any news organisation and have been bailed until summer.

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Labour to Britain's Internet: drop dead

Labour to Britain's Internet: drop dead | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Harriet Harman, deputy leader the UK Labour Party, has explained her party's programme for the British Internet: 'implement the Digital Economy Act under a clear timetable including getting on with the notification letters.'

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The Biggest YouTube Porn Fakeouts of All Time

The Biggest YouTube Porn Fakeouts of All Time | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There's a boring, obscure video on YouTube titled 'Pregnancy Booster Clomid (Pregnancy Health Guru).' It has over 174 million views—beating famous songs by Katy Perry, Bieber, and Chris Brown. How? Like dozens of others, it's pretend porn.

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Film’s future may be in three dimensions but its past should stay in two

Film’s future may be in three dimensions but its past should stay in two | Technoculture | Scoop.it

James Cameron’s Titanic is soon to be back in cinemas – in 3D. Even if you are a great fan of Titanic, and a great fan of 3D, this is not something to celebrate.

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