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Dutch TV cannibalism stunt a hoax

Dutch TV cannibalism stunt a hoax | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Dutch network behind a TV show featuring hosts claiming to eat one another's flesh said the stunt was a hoax to raise awareness of organ donation.

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US Government Targets The Pirate Bay, Megaupload and Others

US Government Targets The Pirate Bay, Megaupload and Others | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The US Government has classified some of the largest websites on the Internet as examples of sites which sustain global piracy. The list released by the United States Trade Representative draws exclusively on input from rightsholders.

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Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear

Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To highlight the chilling effect this legislation could have on free speech on te Internet, today document-sharing site Scribd is protesting SOPA by making every document disappear word-by-word when you vist the site. All in all, there are a billion pages of documents on the Scribd.

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Britney Spears Becomes First Google+ User to Reach 1 Million Followers

Britney Spears Becomes First Google+ User to Reach 1 Million Followers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

More than 1 million Google+ users are keeping tabs on Britney Spears, making her the social network’s first account to break through the seven-digit threshold.

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What happens when an old law is updated for the digital age?

What happens when an old law is updated for the digital age? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The '80s-era Video Privacy Protection Act had the unintended consequence of inhibiting consensual sharing of video viewing habits. Attorney Dana Newman weighs in on updated legislation.

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Symbian Is Dead

Symbian Is Dead | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a branding equivalent of quietly dumping a corpse off a pier in the middle of the night, Nokia is retiring the Symbian moniker for good. Except it's not dead—now it's just called Nokia Belle. Belle! Ha! Ha.

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When does a blogger become a journalist?

When does a blogger become a journalist? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Citizen journalists everywhere should be checking the fine print of media shield laws, after a US District Court judge in Oregon ruled that self-styled investigative blogger Crystal Cox was not a journalist.

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Anonymous comments on Lumia 800 'review' traced back to Nokia and Microsoft IP addresses

Anonymous comments on Lumia 800 'review' traced back to Nokia and Microsoft IP addresses | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Employees from both Nokia and Microsoft have been caught astroturfing a negative Nokia Lumia 800 posted on the Indian website Moneylife.in, claims the author of the review.

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Undersea neutrino observatory to be second-largest human structure

Undersea neutrino observatory to be second-largest human structure | Technoculture | Scoop.it

KM3NeT, an infrastructure several cubic kilometers in volume, is to play host to a vast neutrino observatory at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Beaming Down Earth's Energy From Space

Beaming Down Earth's Energy From Space | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's always sunny in low-Earth orbit, so what better place to look for a source of solar energy?

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Facebook Timeline Never Forgets

Facebook Timeline Never Forgets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A small tweak to the Facebook interface turns the social network into a digital scrapbook of your entire life, but are you ready for this much sharing?

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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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Speech Synthesizer Could ‘Resurrect’ Dead Singers

Speech Synthesizer Could ‘Resurrect’ Dead Singers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a few years, you could be listening to an album of new songs featuring a duet between Elvis and Kurt Cobain. No, the two never cut a record together, but engineers and computer programmers are getting closer to being able to 'resurrect' any singer’s voice for use in synthesized songs.

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MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It

MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The U.S. Congress is considering the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). MythBuster Adam Savage says that if these sweeping pieces of legislation pass, the U.S. will join the likes of China and Iran in censoring the Internet.

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Beware the Facebook 'friend collector'

Beware the Facebook 'friend collector' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Netiquette columnists answer readers questions on Facebook friend collectors and to tweet or not to tweet.

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Oracle learns the dark side of hardware

Oracle learns the dark side of hardware | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Oracle is finally learning that the hardware business is not the software business. Revenue for the company's Sun Microsystems-rooted servers fell 14 percent in the second quarter compared to the year-ago period.

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Nanocrowd: A new kind of movie recommendation engine

Nanocrowd: A new kind of movie recommendation engine | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It looks like word salad, but Nanocrowd's movie recommendation system is both unique and very good.

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Chinese hackers target U.S. Chamber of Commerce, report says

Chinese hackers target U.S. Chamber of Commerce, report says | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The country's top business-lobbying group saw information on its 3 million members left vulnerable to Chinese infiltrators.

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Play tiny Tetris using a laser beam

Play tiny Tetris using a laser beam | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Game on, microbeads. This micron-sized game of Tetris, developed by students from VU University Amsterdam, is being played using a light-trapping device called optical tweezers rigged up to a computer game. The microscopic glass spheres are in the clutches of a highly- focused laser beam that keeps the beads in position while moving new Tetris pieces.

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Apple, la pomme empoisonnée

Apple, la pomme empoisonnée | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Dans la région de Shanghai, les riverains de deux usines travaillant pour le géant américain souffrent de la pollution de l’eau et de l’air. Malgré les avertissements, la firme assure que les règles sont respectées.

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In the eyes of the law, are we all public figures on Facebook?

In the eyes of the law, are we all public figures on Facebook? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social media sites like Facebook have been criticized as catering to users' own deluded senses of self-importance, but a current lawsuit against Facebook might prove social media users are important. Within their circles of friends, in fact, users might well be considered celebrities – and that could have big legal implications.

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The Internet Has Escaped the Ax, At Least for Now

The Internet Has Escaped the Ax, At Least for Now | Technoculture | Scoop.it

But the Internet as we have grown to know it remains under relentless attack.

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YouTube announces 1 trillion playbacks and rewinds 2011 to reveal the year’s biggest video hits

YouTube announces 1 trillion playbacks and rewinds 2011 to reveal the year’s biggest video hits | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Google-owned video-streaming platform has announced the world’s biggest hits over the past 12 months.

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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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