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Using Foursquare to Map the History of Rap, Starting with Tupac

Using Foursquare to Map the History of Rap, Starting with Tupac | Technoculture | Scoop.it

PR Manager Paul Rayment is mapping the history of famous rappers on Foursquare, adding note-worthy locations in the buildup to their careers. He has mapped Tupac's roots and plans to chronicle Jay-Z next.

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Tool detects patterns hidden in vast data sets

Tool detects patterns hidden in vast data sets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Broad Institute and Harvard University have developed a tool that can tackle large data sets in a way that no other software program can.

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Lenovo Prepping A Quad-Core LePad Tablet PC For Early 2012

Lenovo Prepping A Quad-Core LePad Tablet PC For Early 2012 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Lenovo is reportedly working on a quad-core LePad (ThinkPad in other markets) tablet. This comes from a Digitimes report that credits upstream supply chain partners as the source.

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Awesome 17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells

Awesome 17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells | Technoculture | Scoop.it

What were you doing when you were 17? Playing video games with your friends? Smoking outside the back door of your high school? Well, unless you answered 'curing cancer,' prepare to feel like an underachiever compared to Angela Zhang.

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Quora Adds 'Boards' and Becomes a Little More Like Pinterest

Quora Adds 'Boards' and Becomes a Little More Like Pinterest | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Quora launched a new feature on Monday that has nothing to do with Q's or A's. 'Boards' function like Pinterest's 'pinboards,' allowing users to collect and organize web content under topics they create.

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Internet marketers run the most ridiculous ads

Internet marketers run the most ridiculous ads | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leave it to Internet marketers to come up with ads like the one I use as the sample in this post…

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Asterisk, Omni-directional Insect Robot, Picks Up Prey

Asterisk, Omni-directional Insect Robot, Picks Up Prey | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A research group at Osaka University, led by Professor Arai, is developing a six-legged robot, with features of the design borrowed from insects.

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Darwin censored by the Turkish government's porn filter

Darwin censored by the Turkish government's porn filter | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Worrying news from Turkey, where a government body has moved to block sites that mention evolution or Charles Darwin. The Council of Information Technology and Communications (BTK) released the 'Secure Internet' filtering system on 22 November.

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FBI Warns Hacktivists: You're Breaking the Law

FBI Warns Hacktivists: You're Breaking the Law | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In an exclusive interview with CIO.com, the FBI official in charge of cybercrime speaks for the first time with the media specifically about hacktivism.

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IBM predicts mind-controlled smartphones in the next five years

IBM predicts mind-controlled smartphones in the next five years | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Since 2006, IBM has predicted what technological advances the next five years will bring as part of its '5 in 5' series, and this year the company says that by 2017 the technology to read brain impulses will have advanced to the point where you could conceivably have a baseball hat that reads your mind and transmits your thoughts to your smartphone.

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Virgin Media's 'censorship gone mad'

Virgin Media's 'censorship gone mad' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Some Virgin Media TV customers may have noticed the company over-officiously censoring content in their menu and guide screens (though it seems not all Virgin Media customers are affected) over the weekend. The censorship went as far as censoring the name of London football club Arsenal on Match Of The Day 2.

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Why We Add And Drop Friends From Facebook

Why We Add And Drop Friends From Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The number one reason to add a friend is obvious: You know the person. The number one reason to drop, is also pretty obvious: Someone is saying something offensive.

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A prosthetic eye to treat blindness

At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.

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High School Reunions — Facebook's Newest Victim?

High School Reunions — Facebook's Newest Victim? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

For sheer social awkwardness, it's hard to beat finally seeing those people in person that you never liked in high school but are 'friends' with on Facebook.

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What Were You Doing on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram One Year Ago?

What Were You Doing on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram One Year Ago? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Whatever you were doing exactly one year ago, hack turned startup TimeHop wants to help you remember.

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Why programmers work at night

Why programmers work at night | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I think it boils down to three things: the maker’s schedule, the sleepy brain and bright computer screens.

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HTML5 Games Developer Leiyoo Raises Funding From Innovation Works, WI Harper Group

HTML5 Games Developer Leiyoo Raises Funding From Innovation Works, WI Harper Group | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leiyoo, a Chinese developer of HTML5 mobile and browser-based games, has raised an undisclosed amount of capital in a Series A funding round led by VC firm WI Harper Group and joined by the recently established Innovation Works Development Fund.

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Google Augmented Reality Glasses Could Come Soon, What Would They Mean?

Google Augmented Reality Glasses Could Come Soon, What Would They Mean? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Would you look at the world through Google Glasses? If you did, what would you see? That may be an option soon, if a reliable report today that the company is in 'late prototype stages' on just such a product, proves accurate.

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But What If You’re Un-Googleable?

But What If You’re Un-Googleable? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Investor and serial entrepreneur Chris Dixon has written a notable (and mercifully short!) blog post about how social utilities like Google and Facebook have essentially become reputation engines powering the emergence of collaborative consumption startups like Airbnb and TaskRabbit.

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The List Of Internet Censoring Countries The MPAA Thinks Provide A Good Example For The US

The List Of Internet Censoring Countries The MPAA Thinks Provide A Good Example For The US | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As we continue the fight over SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA), the MPAA and the politicians supporting these bills are ratcheting up the ridiculousness.

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Google is making its own tablet, and in 6 months you can buy it

Google is making its own tablet, and in 6 months you can buy it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google chairman Eric Schmidt announced in an interview that the company was looking to launch its own tablet within the next six months.

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IBM Next 5 in 5: 2011

IBM unveils its sixth annual 'Next 5 in 5' -- a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.

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Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve

Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Millions of people stroll through life staring into a mobile device, absorbed by their screens. Technology will solve this problem by creating wearable computers.

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Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)

Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist is more optimistic than ever about the possibilities for software to transform the world.

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