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Japanese scientist building life size Gundam robot complete with cockpit

Japanese scientist building life size Gundam robot complete with cockpit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Fans of the popular anime series Gundam are starting special bank accounts today after hearing that a Japanese scientist has set a goal of creating a life-sized replica of one of the fabled mobile suits from the show.

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GWI 6 Trends Preview: Google+ has 150 million active users…and counting

GWI 6 Trends Preview: Google+ has 150 million active users…and counting | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The latest GWI data proves that brands need to take Google+ seriously. Not only because the service has 150 million users across the 27 GWI countries but also because Google is intent on building social into the very fabric of its services. This means that everything from search to email to Android will be influenced by Google+.

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Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

Do You Really Need a Smart Phone? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

My phone is as stupid as a phone can be, but you can drop it or get it wet and it will still work. My cellular cost per month is about $4, on average.

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The Most-Read Newspaper Websites In Europe

The Most-Read Newspaper Websites In Europe | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We often see national and international breakdowns of newspaper website popularity, but rarely by continent.

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Is overclocking over?

Is overclocking over? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Back in the day overclocking held a deeply magical allure, but it's no longer a necessary just to get a powerful, long-lasting computer. Don't let this fool you though, overclocking still has life left in it.

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Weighing Astronauts Is the Best Kinect Hack Yet

Weighing Astronauts Is the Best Kinect Hack Yet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Astronauts can now keep check on their physique thanks to Kinect. And it's nothing to do with playing Kinect Sports — it's the latest hack from a team of European scientists.

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Steve Jobs' legacy and the tech lessons of 2011

Steve Jobs' legacy and the tech lessons of 2011 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

So what did we learn about the technology biz this year? From the passing of Apple's co-founder to a new generation of publicly traded companies.

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Norway's Fjord-Cooled Data Center

Norway's Fjord-Cooled Data Center | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new project in Norway plans to draw cold water from an adjacent fjord and use it to cool data halls. The Green Mountain Data Center will house racks of servers in underground halls that once stored ammunition for NATO.

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Presented Without Comment: Every Single Company Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law

Presented Without Comment: Every Single Company Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Who's officially on the record backing what could be the worst thing to ever happen to the internet? All of these companies listed below. Don't take our word for it—this list comes straight from Congress.

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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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Space Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View of Comet

International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy as seen from about 240 miles above the Earth's horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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MRI technicians tune machine to play 'Smoke on the Water'

MRI technicians tune machine to play 'Smoke on the Water' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I'm told this is a classic viral video among magnetic resonance imagine specialists: one group of MRI techs programmed sequences to play the guitar riff from Deep Purple's rock classic 'Smoke on the Water.'

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Free Wi-Fi with that coffee? Why cafes are embracing an age of connectivity

Free Wi-Fi with that coffee? Why cafes are embracing an age of connectivity | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As Wi-Fi hotspots increase, small UK businesses are preferring to give access to smartphone and tablet users for free.

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TechRadar: Steve Jobs wins Grammy for contribution to music

TechRadar: Steve Jobs wins Grammy for contribution to music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs isn't one to be slowed down by a little thing like having shuffled off this mortal coil, having been awarded a Special Merit Grammy award for his contribution to music.

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Israelis are now the world’s biggest social network addicts, says new report

Israelis are now the world’s biggest social network addicts, says new report | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Lots of things come to mind when you think of Israel -- the Dead Sea, religion and perhaps even conflict -- but now you can add social media addiction to the list, after a new report concluded that Internet users in the Middle Eastern country are the world’s biggest users of social networks.

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The Puzzle of 3D Images From A Single Shot

The Puzzle of 3D Images From A Single Shot | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Researchers are debating whether its possible to reconstruct the 3D structure of a biomolecule from a single image.

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Petaflops beater: Nvidia chief talks exascale

Petaflops beater: Nvidia chief talks exascale | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Power is now the limiter of every computing platform, from cellphones to PCs and even data centres,' said NVIDIA chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang, speaking at the company's GPU Technology Conference in Beijing last week.

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When Apple's Siri Kills People

When Apple's Siri Kills People | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The clever 'movie trailer' shows Siri taunting, attacking and killing a group of friends who all received the iPhone 4S for Christmas.

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RIM rejects Amazon's takeover offer

RIM rejects Amazon's takeover offer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Amazon said to have held merger talks with BlackBerry maker RIM, while Microsoft and Nokia also considered a bid.

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Paywalls: something fresh is on the air (write this: shareable paygate)

Paywalls: something fresh is on the air (write this: shareable paygate) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A fresh concept is evolving around the paywalls. In the last few days journalists are talking about how bad is the practice of penalize the most loyal readers.

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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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