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Robot guards to patrol South Korean prisons

Robot guards to patrol South Korean prisons | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Robot guards with sensors to detect abnormal behaviour will soon begin patrolling South Korean prisons to ease the burden on their human counterparts, researchers said Thursday.

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A 'post Gutenberg' e-text for biology 101

A 'post Gutenberg' e-text for biology 101 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Nature has published an e-text that departs from the traditional book format and business model.

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Dutch Government Officially Trusts OpenVPN-NL

Dutch Government Officially Trusts OpenVPN-NL | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Yesterday the Dutch government took a step to further improve the adoption of Open Source in its ranks. It has officialy approved a modified version of the open source VPN software OpenVPN for use on the governmental level 'Departementaal Vertrouwelijk.'

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NASA’s Frankenstein F-18 Flight-Test Workhorse

NASA’s Frankenstein F-18 Flight-Test Workhorse | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tucked away in a corner of the sprawling Edwards Air Force Base is NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. Some of the coolest things in the world are tested here, and the centerpiece of every flight-test program are the workhorses that serve as flying laboratories.

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Web firms protest over police plans to cut off websites

Web firms protest over police plans to cut off websites | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Internet firms and campaigners are protesting against government-backed proposals that would allow police to cut off websites without any court
oversight, claiming they threaten free speech online.

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European Court of Justice rejects ‘SOPA-like’ online piracy filter

European Court of Justice rejects ‘SOPA-like’ online piracy filter | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The highest court in Europe has ruled that widespread SOPA-like filtering of peer-to-peer is unlawful, and breaches an existing directive.

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FA finally ready to adopt goal-line tech for Premier League?

FA finally ready to adopt goal-line tech for Premier League? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The FA is closer than ever to implementing goal-line technology for football matches and could have the technology in place by the start of the 2012-13 season.

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Tamagotchi Celebrates 15th Birthday and Is Still Available For Your Loving Embrace

Tamagotchi Celebrates 15th Birthday and Is Still Available For Your Loving Embrace | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You might remember those pesky virtual pet keychain things, which managed to successfully spawn out of Japan to populate the world, and annoy the hell out of parents everywhere.

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Scientists probe Earth's core, make mystifying discovery

Scientists probe Earth's core, make mystifying discovery | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Colossal magnet we live on perhaps a silicon roundabout.

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Kinect, emotion tracking and the future of augmented controls

Kinect, emotion tracking and the future of augmented controls | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We talk to Rare's incubation director Nick Burton about the developer's contribution to Kinect and the intriguing possibilities for the device in the future.

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Later Terminator: We’re Nowhere Near Artificial Brains

Later Terminator: We’re Nowhere Near Artificial Brains | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I can feel it in the air, so thick I can taste it. Can you? It’s the we’re-going-to-build-an-artificial-brain-at-any-moment feeling. It’s exuded into the atmosphere from news media plumes ('IBM Aims to Build Artificial Human Brain Within 10 Years') and science-fiction movie fountains…and also from science research itself, including projects like Blue Brain and IBM’s SyNAPSE.

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In praise of impractical programming

In praise of impractical programming | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's great that it's gotten easier for non-programmers to write code and build things. But that doesn't mean we should forget the merits of weirder, whimsical, gloriously impractical approaches.

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Police procedures leaked for getting into Facebook, other accounts

Police procedures leaked for getting into Facebook, other accounts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leaked confidential documents telling police under what circumstances they can gain access to Facebook, Microsoft, Blizzard, and AOL accounts appeared online this week.

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System that recognizes emotions in people's voices could lead to less phone rage

System that recognizes emotions in people's voices could lead to less phone rage | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An emotion-recognizing computer system has been designed to make the use of automated telephone services less stressful.

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Smart Meters Interfering With Home Electronics

Smart Meters Interfering With Home Electronics | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Electromagnetic Interference from Smart meters can cause problems with many consumer gadgets including Internet routers, computers, electric garage doors, fire alarms, clocks, electric pet fences, baby monitors, and more.

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Researchers Invent Everlasting Battery Material

Researchers Invent Everlasting Battery Material | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Researchers at Stanford University have revealed a new nanoparticle material which could be used to create everlasting batteries suitable for electrical grids.

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How Private Is Your Email? It Depends

How Private Is Your Email? It Depends | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The law that governs the privacy of cloud computing was written 25 years ago, when the concept of storing emails and other data away from the personal computer wasn't the norm.

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Malls go Big Brother with Black Friday cell phone tracking

Malls go Big Brother with Black Friday cell phone tracking | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With mobile phone privacy in the forefront of our minds, it was a bit disconcerting to hear that this holiday season (Black Friday through New Years) certain malls will be tracking shoppers’ phones.

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Qu’il est beau, mon réacteur!

Qu’il est beau, mon réacteur! | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Outre-Rhin, on ne comprend pas l’attachement des Français à leur nucléaire civil.

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Why Journalists Must Earn the Right to Teach Old Media New Tricks

Why Journalists Must Earn the Right to Teach Old Media New Tricks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'We benefit when we listen,' said New York Times media reporter and blogger Brian Stelter on stage at the Mashable Media Summit.

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Mars Rover Spirit's Entire Journey on Mars - Time Lapse

The name of the song is 'Exploration B' by Terry Devine-King. This video is composed of 3,418 frames taken by Spirit's front-right hazcam played back at 24 frames per second.

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Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why?

Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Try to please everyone, and pretty soon you please no one.

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Hybrid clouds 2012: the private cloud myth lives

Marketeer snake oil for scared CIOs.

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'I've Created a Monster!' On the Regrets of Inventors

'I've Created a Monster!' On the Regrets of Inventors | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One of pepper spray's developers is criticizing its recent use. An inventor can't control his creation, but he can try.

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The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation?

The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Web's core value for most users is the free (or nearly free) and easy distribution of media. Is that a breakthrough on par with the automobile and flushing toilet, or simply a means of controlling costs?

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