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Are There Any Smartphones That Respect Privacy?

Are There Any Smartphones That Respect Privacy? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In 2011 is there any option, other than living in a cave, to keep one's own life private while enjoying the wonders of modern smartphone apps?

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Pirate To Join European Parliament As Youngest Member

Pirate To Join European Parliament As Youngest Member | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a few weeks Amelia Andersdotter will be the second Pirate Party member to take a seat at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Mobile Malware Epidemic Looms

Mobile Malware Epidemic Looms | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Malware is coming to a mobile device near you -- and even Apple iPhones and iPads are not immune. Time to batten down the hatches.

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Social Media Plays Witness to Clash in Egypt's Capital

Social Media Plays Witness to Clash in Egypt's Capital | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As riot police strike back against protestors, citizens take to Twitter and Youtube to show the devastation.

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Hybrids Safer In Crashes — Except For Pedestrians

Hybrids Safer In Crashes — Except For Pedestrians | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When hybrids operate in electric-only mode, pedestrians can't hear them approaching.

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These gorgeous photos were taken by Google Street View Cameras. Really.

These gorgeous photos were taken by Google Street View Cameras. Really. | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Looking at the photos on Aaron Hobson's site, you'd think that he has travelled the world, visiting remote and exotic locations, camera in hand, taking some pretty impressive photos along the way.

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America Edges to Brink of Armed Police Drones

America Edges to Brink of Armed Police Drones | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A county north of Houston made news in Europe at the end of October by taking delivery of a new 'weaponizable' drone, a squat remote-controlled helicopter called a ShadowHawk that can fire Tasers or beanbags at people on the ground.

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Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack

Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you'd rather keep your data private, take heart: disk encryption is a lot harder to break than techno-thriller movies and TV shows make it out to be, to the chagrin of some branches of law enforcement.

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DIY Machine Makes 3D Carvings Of Magnetic Fields

DIY Machine Makes 3D Carvings Of Magnetic Fields | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You can go the simple iron filings on a white piece of paper route if you want to see the invisible fields surrounding a magnet. But I prefer this DIY contraption which carves 3D foam sculptures of them instead.

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Facebook and the Age of Curation Through Unsharing

Facebook and the Age of Curation Through Unsharing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook's Open Graph is ushering in a monumental shift in how we curate what we share.

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This declassified USSR bunker is straight out of your nightmares

This declassified USSR bunker is straight out of your nightmares | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you are a gamer, of any stripe, there is a more than decent chance that you have played a 'first person shooter' style title. And if you have, then you have likely found yourself wandering down a dark hallway, waiting to blast your foes against the wall.

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World's 'lightest material' claim

World's 'lightest material' claim | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A team of US-based engineers unveil a metallic micro-lattice which they claim is lighter than aerogels and strong for its size.

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The Surveillance Catalog

The Surveillance Catalog | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Israelis strip in support of Egypt blogger

Israelis strip in support of Egypt blogger | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Dozens of women pose for nearly nude group shot in show of solidarity for young activist who posted naked photo in protest of limited freedom of expression in her country.

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920 pencils used to create memorable stop-motion music video

920 pencils used to create memorable stop-motion music video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The video is the work of film maker and animator Jonathan Chong, also known as Dropbear.

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Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima

Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Despite the worst nuclear disaster in decades and other roadblocks, young nuclear power companies NuScale Power and TerraPower still see strong interest in getting alternative reactor designs built.

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Hey everybody! Microsoft's discovered social networking

Fashionably late? Orange and Facebook are already loved up.

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Two Top Indian Mobile Companies Under Investigation

India's top investigation agency has registered a case against two major Indian mobile operators and former government officials in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of additional 2G spectrum in January 2002, widening the scope of its investigations into alleged scams in India's telecom sector.

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Every Beatles song ever, all played at once: All Together Now

Every Beatles song ever, all played at once: All Together Now | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ramjac, a British DJ, has produced a mashup of the whole Beatles catalogue.

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FAQ: Is Online Piracy Act Overkill?

FAQ: Is Online Piracy Act Overkill? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Some tech firms and activists fear SOPA gives content owners too much power to go after websites accused of copyright theft or sale of counterfeit goods.

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Google's Search Algorithm Challenged

Google's Search Algorithm Challenged | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Italian mathematician who helped craft Google's search engine readies a 'new radical view' of online search.

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France To Tax the Internet To Pay For Music

France To Tax the Internet To Pay For Music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new tax in France is aimed at ISPs. The new government tax on ISPs is to help pay for the CNM (Centre National de la Musique). Already in France there is a tax on TV, to pay for public access channels.

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Human survival depends on space exploration, says Stephen Hawking

Human survival depends on space exploration, says Stephen Hawking | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Stephen Hawking says the colonization of outer space is key to the survival of humankind, predicting it will be difficult for the world's inhabitants 'to avoid disaster in the next hundred years.'

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YouTube Video Prompts Calls for UC Davis Chancellor's Resignation

YouTube Video Prompts Calls for UC Davis Chancellor's Resignation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Faculty Association at the University of California, Davis, is calling for the resignation of chancellor Linda Katehi after a YouTube video surfaced showing police pepper spraying passive Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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