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Facebook Turns 8, And Together We've Grown

Facebook Turns 8, And Together We've Grown | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As the world’s largest social network turns 8 years old today, millions of people will reflect on the impact Facebook has had on their lives. What's your story?

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Apple the target of playwright's ire over Chinese worker abuse

Apple the target of playwright's ire over Chinese worker abuse | Technoculture | Scoop.it

World's top tech firm brought to book by minor monologuist over working conditions in factories that make its gadgets.

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Innovation without Age Limits

Innovation without Age Limits | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Young stars dominate the technology headlines. But outside the Internet, research shows, innovators are actually getting older as complexity rises.

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Amusing Portraits of Kids Playing Videogames

Amusing Portraits of Kids Playing Videogames | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We’ve admired Robbie Cooper’s fascinating photographs of gamers and their avatars before. This time, the artist aims his lens at children while lost in the virtual world of their favorite videogames.

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Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind

Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning has unveiled a follow-up YouTube video to its wildly successful 'A Day Made of Glass,' providing another look into what the future could be like with the growth of glass touchscreen interfaces, from innovative chalkboards and activity tables in classrooms to uses for it in hospitals.

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Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide

Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Most Annoying Tweet Imaginable would be overly long. It would contain stale information. It would #totally #overuse #hashtags. It would be excessively personal. It would be aggressively mundane. It would be whiny.

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The dark web: Guns and drugs for sale on the internet's secret black market

The dark web: Guns and drugs for sale on the internet's secret black market | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Out of reach of regular internet searches is the secretive online world known as the 'dark web' - anonymous, untraceable global networks used by political activists and criminals alike.

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FBI and UK police call 'hacked'

FBI and UK police call 'hacked' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Hackers Anonymous release a recording of an intercepted conference call between the FBI and UK police discussing their efforts to fight hacking.

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Flying robots flip, swarm and move in formation at UPenn

Flying robots flip, swarm and move in formation at UPenn | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory has released a video of flying nano quadrotor robots. Inspired by swarming habits in nature, these agile robots avoid obstructions and perform complex maneuvers as a group.

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Douglas Rushkoff: Facebook's IPO - Zuckerberg Faces Reality

Douglas Rushkoff: Facebook's IPO - Zuckerberg Faces Reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I don't think we are witnessing Facebook's victory over the financial markets as much as its acquiescence to them. Yes, Apple challenged Microsoft for software supremacy, just as Facebook now challenges Google for Internet supremacy. But there's another operating system churning away beneath all this high tech activity, and it's called corporate capitalism. If a company is big enough -- and that means simply holding enough money -- then sooner or later that money influences the rest of the company's activities.

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Twitter Didn't 'Go To The Dark Side' (Or, How It's Doing Censorship Right)

Twitter Didn't 'Go To The Dark Side' (Or, How It's Doing Censorship Right) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The backlash against Twitter over its censorship plans was misguided.

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An 'Arab Spring' For IT

An 'Arab Spring' For IT | Technoculture | Scoop.it

For the first time in a generation, information technology’s supply chain is in the state of serious disruption. It truly is an 'Arab Spring' for the IT world and when it’s over, there will be a host of new companies driving enterprise technology.

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Russia’s New Viral Dissident Art

Russia’s New Viral Dissident Art | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With broadcast and print media largely under state control, the Russian Internet has been a key platform for opposition activism. Parody animations and mashed-up digital images have flourished on social networks.

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The case for piracy

The case for piracy | Technoculture | Scoop.it

What if, instead of expending their time and energy stopping piracy, copyright holders accepted the pirates as an inevitable, even helpful, part of the creative ecosystem?

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83 year-old woman got 3D printed mandible

83 year-old woman got 3D printed mandible | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The University of Hasselt (Belgium) announced today that Belgian and Dutch scientists have successfully replacing a lower jaw with a 3D printed model for a 83 year-old woman. According to the researchers, It is the first custom-made implant in the world to replace an entire lower jaw.

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Anonymous Strikes Again, Releases Massacre Marine's Emails

Anonymous Strikes Again, Releases Massacre Marine's Emails | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Anonymous released sensitive documents Friday from the law firm that represented the U.S. Marine who led the 2005 Haditha massacre, which left 24 unarmed Iraqis dead.

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ACTA's EU future in doubt after Polish pause

ACTA's EU future in doubt after Polish pause | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The chances of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement becoming law in Europe dwindled suddenly on Friday, after Polish prime minister Donald Tusk said he was suspending ACTA's ratification in his country.

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Say NO to ACTA

Can you imagine your Internet Service Provider policing everything you do online? Can you imagine generic drugs that could save lives being banned? Can you imagine seeds that could feed 1000's being controlled and withheld in the name of patents? This will become reality with ACTA.

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Scientists Have Wired a Cockroach, Matrix-Style

Scientists Have Wired a Cockroach, Matrix-Style | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cripes, why don't we just hand the planet over to the robots already. Things were bad with the self-controlling war machines and computers capable of destroying our greatest trivia minds, but now we've invented biological electricity harvesters.

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The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a Cheeky Satire Became a Videogame Hit

The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a Cheeky Satire Became a Videogame Hit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Videogame designer Ian Bogost meant Cow Clicker to be a satire with a short shelf life. Instead, the hit game enslaved him for more than a year.

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Stanford pioneering a wireless electric highway

Stanford pioneering a wireless electric highway | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Stanford researches may have solved the problem of range anxiety by wireless charging technology that could one day create an electric highway.

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In one crucial way, Facebook is still a private company

In one crucial way, Facebook is still a private company | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Even after it goes public, Facebook will still be controlled single-handedly by CEO Mark Zuckerberg through a special class of stock and voting agreements.

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What Facebook's IPO Means for Users

What Facebook's IPO Means for Users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook's decision to become a public company is seen as a bellwether for Web 2.0 stock offerings, but what will it mean for the social networking giant's 800 million users, and for the companies that build third-party apps for the site?

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