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Google Music launches as Android's challenge to iTunes

Google Music launches as Android's challenge to iTunes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google Music aims to grab share of online and mobile music market from Apple and Amazon in the United States.

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IBM's Killer Idea: The $100 Genome Sequence Machine

IBM's Killer Idea: The $100 Genome Sequence Machine | Technoculture | Scoop.it

IBM wants to build a 'DNA Transistor' that would be the world's cheapest genetic reader.

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Xbox and a decade of innovation – interview with Chris Lewis

Xbox and a decade of innovation – interview with Chris Lewis | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The European Xbox head talks about the 10 years since the console's launch – and its future.

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Army raygun to boost power with starlight de-twinkling tech

Army raygun to boost power with starlight de-twinkling tech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The US Army, in the process of building an enormous raygun on a lorry, has decided that it will enhance its laser cannon of the future by the use of adaptive optics - a crafty technology employed in telescopes by astronomers to eliminate the effects of the atmosphere on starlight.

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Google and Facebook battle US anti-piracy laws

Google and Facebook battle US anti-piracy laws | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Technology giants including Google and Facebook are joining forces against a new US law designed to clamp down on online piracy, claiming it threatens
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Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds

Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An anthropology of the geek-rebel, or what astrophysics has to do with the delicacies of the dermis.

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Super Mario Brothers Piano and Violin Medley, By One Person

Super Mario Brothers Piano and Violin Medley, By One Person | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a video that has been up for almost eight months, but shockingly only has 94,000 views, 'Lara' plays both piano and violin to the tune of the Super Mario Brothers theme song.

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Orange launches affordable ‘Facebook phones’ in Europe, Africa

Orange launches affordable ‘Facebook phones’ in Europe, Africa | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Mobile operator Orange teamed up with social networking giant Facebook, and phone manufacturer Alcatel, to bring three emerging market Facebook-integrated phones to users for under €100.

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Kno: Software is eating education

Kno: Software is eating education | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In this interview, Kno Co-founder and CEO Osman Rashid explains where his eTextbook software is today, where it is headed, and how technology and the private sector will reform education.

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Facebook newsfeeds hit with animal-cruelty, Bieber spam

Facebook newsfeeds hit with animal-cruelty, Bieber spam | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A spam attack causes many Facebook newsfeeds to be swamped by troubling images, including Justin Bieber photoshopped into sexual situations and violence against animals. Could it be Anonymous? Or merely a wannabee?

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Turkish company builds 65-inch Android 'tablet' with Honeycomb, 1080p support

Turkish company builds 65-inch Android 'tablet' with Honeycomb, 1080p support | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Want Honeycomb on your TV? You can take your chances with a Google TV-enabled set from Sony, or you can get the full Android experience by adding a connected tablet to your HD mix -- if Istanbul-based Ardic gets its solution out the door, at least.

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Get real: taking science to the next generation of Einsteins

Get real: taking science to the next generation of Einsteins | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is it time to shrug off the old ways of teaching science for the benefit of everyone?

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China Completes Second Orbital Docking

China Completes Second Orbital Docking | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This rendezvous comes only 12 days after the Shenzhou VIII spacecraft first mated with the Tiangong-1 space station module.

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The past is a foreign domain. Digital Archaeology remembers Antirom, Noodlebox, Word.com, etc.

The past is a foreign domain. Digital Archaeology remembers Antirom, Noodlebox, Word.com, etc. | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Last week’s event featured ten of the most disruptive websites from internet history, displayed on the hardware they were built and/or viewed on.

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Facebook says it's winning against Justin Bieber smut onslaught

Scrubs punters' walls clean of bogus celeb porn.

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Apple Chinese Supply Factories May Have Pollution Problem

Apple Chinese Supply Factories May Have Pollution Problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple plans to hire an auditing firm to investigate 15 of its Chinese suppliers suspected of violating environmental regulations.

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Argentina's video gamers take on world

Argentina's video gamers take on world | Technoculture | Scoop.it

South American video game companies say they are now competing on quality with the rest of the world, rather than just costs.

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Unemployed Romanian hacker accused of breaking into NASA

Romanian authorities have arrested a 26-year old hacker who is accused of breaking into multiple NASA servers and causing US$500,000 in damages to the U.S. space agency's systems.

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PC sales slump as netbooks fade out

PC sales slump as netbooks fade out | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Shipments drop by 11.4% in Western Europe as market underperforms, but Asus and Apple see benefits – though next two quarters expected to be tough as Thailand floods hit hard drive manufacture.

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Build a Laser 3D Printer - Stereolithography at Home

Build a Laser 3D Printer - Stereolithography at Home | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Here is how to make a Stereolithography 3D Printer. It is still a bit of a work in progress but so far it is working pretty well. This is mainly an experiment which started as a Delta Robot Stereolithography Printer but ended as a more traditional Cartesian Stereolithography Printer.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Seeks Appeal to U.K. Supreme Court

WikiLeaks’ Assange Seeks Appeal to U.K. Supreme Court | Technoculture | Scoop.it

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking to appeal his extradition ruling to Great Britain's Supreme Court, arguing that he has not been charged with any crime and that the request for his extradition to Sweden was made by a 'partisan prosecutor.' Assange will seek permission to appeal on Dec. 5 in Great Britain’s High Court.

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Mind Blown: This Guy Broke Jeopardy’s All-Time Record…With an App

Mind Blown: This Guy Broke Jeopardy’s All-Time Record…With an App | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This man is Roger Craig. He broke Jeopardy's all-time money record in a single game, surpassing previous champion Ken Jennings) during his second round. He then went on to win very game taped for that week and returned for the Tournament of Champions earlier this month.

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#Occupy: The Tech at the Heart of the Movement

#Occupy: The Tech at the Heart of the Movement | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With the police raids in the past few days of camps from Oakland to New York, the Occupy movement is at a key juncture. We want to step back and look at the role of technology in the protests' establishment, spread, and future.

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Satellites Detect Oil Spill Aftermath from Space

Satellites Detect Oil Spill Aftermath from Space | Technoculture | Scoop.it

More than three million barrels of oil have been spilled in the Niger Delta, part of nearly 7,000 such accidents since 1976. This human and ecological catastrophe can now be seen from orbit.

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Will Cloud Computing Make Everything (and Everyone) Work Harder?

Will Cloud Computing Make Everything (and Everyone) Work Harder? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Technologies don't just create new efficiency; sometimes they demand it, and reshape work in the process.

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