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On 'Completely Virtual' Bodies

On 'Completely Virtual' Bodies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The revelation that H&M uses computer-generated models has courted controversy, but how is this any different from routine photoshopping?

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Obsolete Gadgets Play 'House of the Rising Sun'

Obsolete Gadgets Play 'House of the Rising Sun' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This virtuoso rendition of 'The House of the Rising Sun' uses old machines as instruments, with 'absolutely no sampling or audio effects.'

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Damn You Auto Correct Founder Discusses the Cringe Behind the Texts

Damn You Auto Correct Founder Discusses the Cringe Behind the Texts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Mashable talks with the founder of Damn You Auto Correct about those awkward moments after auto correct.

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Pearl Harbor attack, 1941: first pictures - British Pathé video

Pearl Harbor attack, 1941: first pictures - British Pathé video | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This 1941 archive footage from British Pathé shows the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor naval base.

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Radiohead and Massive Attack play at Occupy London Christmas party

Radiohead and Massive Attack play at Occupy London Christmas party | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Protesters at Occupy London had some surprise guests at a Christmas party last night.

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Computer mimics human ability to match images

Computer mimics human ability to match images | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The technique differs from photo-matching methods that focus on similarities in shapes, colors, or composition, which work well when searching for exact or very close matches but fail when applied across domains, such as a picture taken in different seasons or a painting and a picture.

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Woolly Mammoth to Be Cloned

Woolly Mammoth to Be Cloned | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In an odd twist, global warming may have helped scientists with the breakthrough needed to clone the elephant-like giant.

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How wildife camera traps are revolutionising conservation

How wildife camera traps are revolutionising conservation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Camera traps are proving a boon to conservationists and scientists mapping wildlife in remote habitats.

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BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch | Technoculture | Scoop.it

While not everyone would agree, I'm firmly of the belief that news (and most everything) sounds much better delivered in a British accent.

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Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D

Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations -- but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect.

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Study: 'Sexting' Not a Common Practice for Young Teens

Study: 'Sexting' Not a Common Practice for Young Teens | Technoculture | Scoop.it

National survey finds that just 1 percent of minors have actually sent explicit pics.

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Damn You Auto Correct Reveals 9 Funniest Texts of the Year

Damn You Auto Correct Reveals 9 Funniest Texts of the Year | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Damn You Auto Correct funniest texts of the year, based on Facebook shares, tweets, comments and page views.

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Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal

Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt: Google Is Not A Country

Google’s Eric Schmidt: Google Is Not A Country | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Think of us a teenager,' Google Chairman Eric Schmidt replied, to an interesting question from audience member Jeremaiah Owyang here at Le Web, 'If Google were a country which country would it be?'

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Journalism, Social Media and Packs & Cascades: Lessons from an Error

Journalism, Social Media and Packs & Cascades: Lessons from an Error | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Journalists won't admit this often, but they tend to be pack animals.

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Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why

Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New technologies are often greeted with fear and that is certainly true of a disruptive technology like cellphones.

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Facebook Reveals 2011's Most-Popular Status Trends

Facebook Reveals 2011's Most-Popular Status Trends | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook's just-released research pinpoints the top topics in news, entertainment and sports that got you and your friends posting status updates.

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Two-thirds of 'lost and found' USB flash drives infected with malware

Two-thirds of 'lost and found' USB flash drives infected with malware | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Security firm Sophos studied 50 USB flash drives bought at a major transit authority’s lost property auction and found that two-thirds were infected with malware.

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Haptic Intelligentsia

Haptic Intelligentsia | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Haptic Intelligentsia is a human 3D printing machine that allows the user to tactually perceive the virtual object and to directly transform it into the physical.

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Weather Control as a Cold War Weapon

Weather Control as a Cold War Weapon | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the 1950s, some U.S.scientists warned that, without immediate action, the Soviet Union would control the earth's thermometers.

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Graphene spun into metre-long fibres

Graphene spun into metre-long fibres | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A liquid crystal starting phase is key to drawing macro-scale threads from these nano-scale flakes.

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Will You Live Forever — or until Your Next Software Release — by Uploading Your Brain into a Computer?

Will You Live Forever — or until Your Next Software Release — by Uploading Your Brain into a Computer? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil and other so-called transhumanists have promised that in coming decades we will be able to transfer a digital copy of the trillions of connections among nerve cells in our brains into a computer.

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When the Mainstream Media First Met the Blog

When the Mainstream Media First Met the Blog | Technoculture | Scoop.it

About 10 years ago, mainstream newspapers began to try to explain blogs to their readers. Here is what they said.

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Cory Doctorow: Copyrights vs. Human Rights

Cory Doctorow: Copyrights vs. Human Rights | Technoculture | Scoop.it

December 10 is Human Rights Day, as designated by the U.N. General Assembly and observed all over the world. In honor of the occasion, I want to address the human rights implications associated with something central to all of us in the publishing industry: copyright policy.

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