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The Most Pirated Movie of 2011 Really Sucks

The Most Pirated Movie of 2011 Really Sucks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The list of the most pirated movies on BitTorrent reveals that as as society, we've got incredibly bad taste.

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The Time I Planted a Pipe Bomb Under Someone's Truck

The Time I Planted a Pipe Bomb Under Someone's Truck | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 310 SUGV's arm isn't entirely unlike our own. It has a shoulder joint, an elbow, a wrist, and a gripper. It's an excellent manipulator. It's also strong enough that it can do pull-ups until the battery runs out.

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NASA iPad Visualization Explorer

NASA iPad Visualization Explorer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Who has some of the coolest data around? NASA, of course. While you can dig around their numerous websites looking for gems, they have pulled together many of their best work into a free iPad App.

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The Short Films That Saved Pixar

The Short Films That Saved Pixar | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When Steve Jobs became the majority investor in Pixar in January 1986, the company looked nothing like it does today. Back then, Pixar was mainly a technology play.

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What Are Your Twitter Followers Worth, and Who Owns Them?

What Are Your Twitter Followers Worth, and Who Owns Them? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new lawsuit values a Twitter follower at $2.50 per month and argues that each one belongs to the plaintiff—not the tweeter.

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How Twitter made the news in 2011

How Twitter made the news in 2011 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A Storify round-up of the tweets and tweeters at the heart of some of the biggest news stories of the year.

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6 Game-Changing Digital Journalism Events of 2011

6 Game-Changing Digital Journalism Events of 2011 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

From breaking news curation to new revenue models, many an organization put its best digital foot forward in 2011.

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iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod

iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Attenshun iPhone, iPad and iPod users! The wait is over! The iOS 5 untethered jailbreak is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod using Redsnow.

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Why do PC trackpads suck?

Why do PC trackpads suck? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple set the bar for laptop trackpads with the outstanding ones on the MacBook line. There has yet been one on the PC side that comes close to them.

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How the Creator of Minecraft Developed a Monster Hit

How the Creator of Minecraft Developed a Monster Hit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Markus Persson developed the charmingly retro-styled Minecraft for people like himself, who grew up in the '80s and '90s, when small game studios were just exploring the boundaries.

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Kinect Effect: Not Just for Gaming

Kinect Effect: Not Just for Gaming | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The advanced voice and gesture recognition technology employed in the Microsoft Kinect sensor has spurred innovation across multiple industries, which extend well beyond its gaming roots.

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The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Every kid knew that there was an inherent risk in asking Santa for an action figure, because parents usually figured that as long as it had the right logo on the box, they were on the safe side. This, naturally, caused many a tear-filled holiday.

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Japan Gets Wi-Fi Dispensing Vending Machines

Japan Gets Wi-Fi Dispensing Vending Machines | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's no secret that Japan is the country of vending machines, but this is new: Tokyo-based beverage company Asahi Soft Drinks took the wraps off a vending machine that not only offers drinks but also sends out Wi-Fi signals within a 50m radius.

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The Chinese Town That Turns Your Old Christmas Tree Lights Into Slippers

The Chinese Town That Turns Your Old Christmas Tree Lights Into Slippers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Every year, 20 million pounds of the discarded holiday lights make their way to Shijiao.

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Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook for the 99%

Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook for the 99% | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Geeks in Occupy Wall Street think it's time to build open versions of the social networking tools they've used to gather support and get out their message. Think Facebook for the dedicated 99%.

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This Guy Spent $16,000 On a Virtual Sword Before The Game Was Released

This Guy Spent $16,000 On a Virtual Sword Before The Game Was Released | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This man is holding an image of a sword that doesn't exist in real life. In fact, it doesn't even really exist yet on a virtual world—he paid $16,000 for a game sword that he can't play yet.

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Smack All SOPA Supporters With This Automated Robocall Service

Smack All SOPA Supporters With This Automated Robocall Service | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This is going to feel good: now you can call all supporters of SOPA and PIPA, the dreadful US internet censorship laws, using a simple web site. Just record your very own message, pay some dollars and fire away.

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Study: 3 Out of Every 4 Social Network Minutes are Spent on Facebook

Study: 3 Out of Every 4 Social Network Minutes are Spent on Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A comScore report released Tuesday finds social networking accounts for 1 in every 5 minutes spent online. Of the networks, Facebook dominates, taking 3 of every 4 social networking minutes.

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Friedrich Kittler and the rise of the machine

Friedrich Kittler and the rise of the machine | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Kittler, who died this year, suggested we weren't masters of our technological domain, but rather that we were its pawns.

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Facts are sacred: the power of data - out now on Kindle

Facts are sacred: the power of data - out now on Kindle | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Guardian's new e-book is out this week and it talks about how data has shaped our world.

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Smartphone and social media users: beware a new type of fraudster

Smartphone and social media users: beware a new type of fraudster | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New technology such as iPhones means there are new ways of swindling you.

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'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Is Off to a Very Good Start

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Is Off to a Very Good Start | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Star Wars: the Old Republic already has a million registered users, and momentum seems to be picking up a week after the game's launch.

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A World without Schoolteachers

A World without Schoolteachers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Kindle and Nook may make for not only the most important advance in reading since Gutenberg, but also, quite likely, a major lesson in unintended consequences.

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