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How Nations Can Be United With Social Media

How Nations Can Be United With Social Media | Technoculture | Scoop.it

How the United Nations uses social media to share its mission with the world.

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Apple’s War On Amazon Starts Thursday

Apple’s War On Amazon Starts Thursday | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple’s goal is to do for all content what it did for digital music — control it.

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DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents

DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a move the technology sector will surely see as a victory, a controversial antipiracy bill being debated in Congress will no longer include a provision that would require Internet service providers to block access to overseas Web sites accused of piracy.

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Voice, gestures dominate CES

Voice, gestures dominate CES | Technoculture | Scoop.it

CES 2012 ushered in three new ways that we will interact with our electronics: multitouch, voice and in-the-air gestures.

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Memory in the digital age

Memory in the digital age | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With its unlimited capacity to store information, we should celebrate the internet's ability to enhance our collective social memory.

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Do We Need Doctors Or Algorithms?

Do We Need Doctors Or Algorithms? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This is Part II of a guest series written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he laid the groundwork by describing how artificial intelligence is a combination of human and computer capabilities. In Part III, he will talk about how technology will sweep through education.

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The Saudi hacker to Mossad: 'Don’t waste your time by searching for me'

The Saudi hacker to Mossad: 'Don’t waste your time by searching for me' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a response to the Israeli hackers, the Saudi hacker xOmar exposed 200 Israeli credit cards and he described the Israeli hackers by idiots and he said that they published invalid credit cards.

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Facebook smells like bacon, Twitter like roses

Facebook smells like bacon, Twitter like roses | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new gadget, Olly, translates social network notifications in to different scents.

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Murdoch on MySpace: 'We screwed up in every way possible'

Murdoch on MySpace: 'We screwed up in every way possible' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Speaking on Twitter, Rupert Murdoch admitted News Corp.’s failings in how MySpace was handled.

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Is Too Much Plus a Minus for Google?

Is Too Much Plus a Minus for Google? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steven Levy: On Tuesday, Google announced something called Search, plus Your World (SPYW). It marked a startling transformation of the company’s flagship product, Google Search, into an amplifier of social content. Google’s critics — as well as some folks generally well-intentioned towards Google — have complained that the social content it amplifies is primarily Google’s own product, Google+.

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Graphene quantum dots: The next big small thing

Graphene quantum dots: The next big small thing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Rice University laboratory has found a way to turn common carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots, tiny specks of matter with properties expected to prove useful in electronic, optical and biomedical applications.

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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Mike Daisey was a self-described 'worshipper in the cult of Mac.' Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.

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On SOPA, Obama walks a thin line

On SOPA, Obama walks a thin line | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a blog post penned by three administration officials, the White House said it opposes any bill that would make it easier for government to censor the Web or make the Internet less secure, but it stopped short of saying whether that includes two bills that have sent the tech industry into a panic.

 

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Even Woz Thinks the Android Bests the iPhone

Even Woz Thinks the Android Bests the iPhone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak loves his iPhone, but admits the Android has leapt ahead.

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Guy Creates Realistic Photoshop Simulator For the Web

Guy Creates Realistic Photoshop Simulator For the Web | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A programmer over at Visual Idiot has created a perfect simulation of Photoshop that runs in your web browser. It's only been tested under Chrome, but it should work in other browsers too.

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SOPA Delayed; Cantor Promises It Won't Be Brought To The Floor Until 'Issues Are Addressed'

SOPA Delayed; Cantor Promises It Won't Be Brought To The Floor Until 'Issues Are Addressed' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Some late breaking news here: following Lamar Smith's announcement that the new manager's amendment for SOPA will remove DNS blocking (to be added back at a later date after it's been 'studied'), Rep. Issa has announced that he will now postpone the 'nerd' hearing that he was holding in the House Oversight Committee, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The key reason? Majority Leader Eric Cantor has promised him that he will not bring the bill to the floor unless there's real consensus on the bill.

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Manufacturing begins for the $35 Raspberry Pi microcomputer

Manufacturing begins for the $35 Raspberry Pi microcomputer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Raspberry Pi $35 ARM-based microcomputer, designed by David Braben and Eben Upton to help boost computing education in the UK with an affordable and highly-hackable platform for experimentation, is nearly here, with manufacturing started on the first batch of 10,000 Model B units.

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TVShack's student founder can be extradited to US, court rules

TVShack's student founder can be extradited to US, court rules | Technoculture | Scoop.it

US customs agents seek to prosecute Richard O'Dwyer over TVShack, which linked to sites carrying pirated shows and films.

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What classic piece of games hardware would you love to own?

What classic piece of games hardware would you love to own? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

2012 is set to be a year of fnew consoles, with the launch of Vita and Wii U and the possibility of an Xbox 360 follow-up at E3. But amid all this obsession over new machines, what are the devices we cherish from the past?

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Use an Alias, Leave Better Comments

Use an Alias, Leave Better Comments | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Commenters who operate under pseudonyms rather than their own names tend to be better commenters, a study from Disqus says.

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Will Digital Revolution Be Remembered as Artistic Renaissance or Cultural Death Knell?

Will Digital Revolution Be Remembered as Artistic Renaissance or Cultural Death Knell? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As an artist working in the digital age, you're supposed to be super psyched that everything has gone do-it-yourself. But how do we really feel about the Digital Revolution that's currently underway?

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It's On: Reddit Announces January 18 Blackout to Protest SOPA

It's On: Reddit Announces January 18 Blackout to Protest SOPA | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Following speculation, Reddit has confirmed plans to go dark on January 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. Wikipedia may follow suit, but what about Google, Facebook and other big name tech companies?

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On Facebook, Librarian Brings 2 Students From the Early 1900s to Life

On Facebook, Librarian Brings 2 Students From the Early 1900s to Life | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook user 'joe1915' writes wall posts that would be familiar to any college student these days: He stresses about tests, roots for his university’s football team, and shows off photos from campus dances. But Joe McDonald isn’t an average smartphone-toting student. He died in 1971 — 33 years before Facebook arrived on the Web.

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The Art of 3-D Printing

The Art of 3-D Printing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

MIT professor Neri Oxman is developing new design techniques that take advantage of 'additive manufacturing.'

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