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Quantum computing with off-the-shelf hologram tech

Quantum computing with off-the-shelf hologram tech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Scientists are making some headway in building quantum computers using holograms. By exploiting the unusual characteristics of quantum mechanics, quantum computers could potentially crank out calculations a billion times faster than today's integrated circuits.

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Top 10 tech hits and misses of 2011 | ZDNet

Top 10 tech hits and misses of 2011 | ZDNet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Over the course of a year we talk about and look at a lot of technology products.

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Cockpit software helps pilots land in bad weather

Cockpit software helps pilots land in bad weather | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The new technology combines infrared imaging with 3D ground-terrain mapping to give pilots a clearer view of the runways from the cockpit.

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Twitter stake bought by Saudi billionaire

Twitter stake bought by Saudi billionaire | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has taken a $300m stake in Twitter.

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As Patient Records Are Digitized, Data Breaches Are on the Rise

As Patient Records Are Digitized, Data Breaches Are on the Rise | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As more doctors and hospitals have digitized patient records, the number of reported breaches has increased 32 percent this year from last year at a cost of $6.5 billion to the industry.

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Space elevators and smart machines: Life in the year 2100

Space elevators and smart machines: Life in the year 2100 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Michio Kaku predicts what technologies could be around by the year 2100.

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SOPA Creator In TV/Film/Music Industry's Pocket

SOPA Creator In TV/Film/Music Industry's Pocket | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Representative Lamar Smith, the creator of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has been consistently receiving donations averaging $50 000 from the TV/Film/Music industry for each of his re-election campaigns for the past ten years.

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The First Image of Earth Taken By NASA's VIIRS Satellite

The First Image of Earth Taken By NASA's VIIRS Satellite | Technoculture | Scoop.it

NASA's new VIIRS—or Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite—satellite travels in a sun-synchronous orbit. So as it photographs the planet, each photo is taken at the same time ensuring that all the images have similar lighting.

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EU digital exclusion is 'unacceptable'

EU digital exclusion is 'unacceptable' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The fact that more than 100 million European Union citizens have never been online is ‘unacceptable’, says Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital champion.

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'Garbage in, garbage out' -- with a 2012 twist

'Garbage in, garbage out' -- with a 2012 twist | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Many cloud implementations go awry because of the gunk that gets put into them.

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Anthony Weiner and Other Infamous Accidental Tweets

Anthony Weiner and Other Infamous Accidental Tweets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Charlie Sheen and Brian Stelter had Twitter screw-ups on Monday. See photos of other Twitter scandals.

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Her Name Is Siri: When did we start naming products like kids—and kids like products?

Her Name Is Siri: When did we start naming products like kids—and kids like products? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

User: What does Siri mean? Siri: What does my name mean? I don't think I can explain it in your language.

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'Digital is almost as disruptive to traditional media as electricity was to the candle business'

'Digital is almost as disruptive to traditional media as electricity was to the candle business' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In addition to covering media for The New Yorker since 1992, Ken Auletta has written several books about the impact of technology on the news and media business, including the bestseller 'Googled: The end of the world as we know it.'

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Difference engine: Going to the movies again?

Difference engine: Going to the movies again? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Home theatres that use large high-definition television sets coupled to surround-sound audio systems offer so immersive an experience, at so modest a cost, that they have begun to threaten the movie industry’s ticket sales.

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Most print newspapers in the States have only a five-year life span

Most print newspapers in the States have only a five-year life span | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Roy Greenslade thinks dating newsprint's death is foolish - but that's not to deny that the end is nigh.

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Inside The Atlantic: How One Magazine Got Profitable by Going 'Digital First'

Inside The Atlantic: How One Magazine Got Profitable by Going 'Digital First' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With consecutive quarterly growth in both print and digital advertising sales, The Atlantic has emerged as a vanguard in an industry harassed by declining ad revenues and falling circulations. And the credit, its executives say, belongs to the 'digital first' strategy it embraced four years ago.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online

Star Wars: The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Star Wars: The Old Republic, a sprawling multiplayer online adventure, is the first legitimate competition that World of Warcraft has faced for players’ hearts, minds, hours and dollars.

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Everybody pirates: RIAA, Homeland Security caught downloading torrents

Everybody pirates: RIAA, Homeland Security caught downloading torrents | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Since the release of a website that monitors nearly 20 percent of all public BitTorrent downloaders, even more pro-SOPA figures have been found downloading copyrighted material.

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Norman Mailer & Marshall McLuhan Debate the Electronic Age

Norman Mailer & Marshall McLuhan Debate the Electronic Age | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There's nothing new about it. Major periods of technological change have always engendered dislocation and debate. Some resist the changes wrought by new technology, and others embrace them. 1968 brings us back to one such moment, when the American novelist Norman Mailer and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan appeared on the CBC program, The Summer Way, to debate the relative merits of our Electronic/Information Age.

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Internet Justice League: Superheroes of the Online World

Internet Justice League: Superheroes of the Online World | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Here's the Internet Justice League, a pantheon of superheroes infused with awesome Internet powers.

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New online game may fund China’s highest profile footballing import

New online game may fund China’s highest profile footballing import | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The imminent arrival of the highest profile football (soccer) player to ever ply his trade in China is based around the future success of a new online game in the country.

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Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down

Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of 'disruptive' education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard.

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Video: Drone Watches Last U.S. Convoy Leave Iraq

Video: Drone Watches Last U.S. Convoy Leave Iraq | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This is what a U.S. withdrawal looks like to a robotic plane in the sky. An orderly, blue-tinged column of trucks — 125 of them, according to the U.S. Air Force — moves along a stretch of road.

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The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its 'iPhone App of the Year' for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year.

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