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Viral Video: Trololo Man Returns for a Rousing Encore, 35 Years Later

Viral Video: Trololo Man Returns for a Rousing Encore, 35 Years Later | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Trololo Man is back! Russian singer Eduard Khil still has that special magic, even 35 years after the sensationally corny premiere of his odd, yodeling croon on Russian TV.

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The Great Space Ball Mystery Has Been Solved

The Great Space Ball Mystery Has Been Solved | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Great Space Ball Mystery of ought-eleven has been solved, but it's not an extraterrestrial probe or government doomsday device or anything cool like that. Turns out it's only a 'bladder tank.' They're used on unmanned rockets for satellite launches, which would explain why they're falling down in such a specific geographic footprint.

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2012: The Year of Security

2012: The Year of Security | Technoculture | Scoop.it

2012 will be the Year of Security if you will do your part by being vigilant, reporting cyber crimes and sending letters to your political representatives. You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem.

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iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print

iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Economics of the digital world are only too evident to the press as handheld devices strike a death knell for old business models.

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53 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

53 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you’ve been busy decking the halls and getting ready for the holidays, you might have missed a couple of our digital resources. Here is our gift to you — a weekly roundup of features.

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Why is Facebook putting ads in the News Feed next month?

Why is Facebook putting ads in the News Feed next month? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Next month, Facebook will start including ads in the main News Feed. Do the advantages of a new revenue source outweigh the disadvantages of further annoyed users?

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Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain

Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain | Technoculture | Scoop.it

New research confirms that social complexity enriches cognitive growth. Could having more Facebook friends actually make you smarter?

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Google Rolls Out Clever New Ad Featuring the Muppets

Google Rolls Out Clever New Ad Featuring the Muppets | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Have you tried Google+ Hangouts? Apparently, the Muppets have, and Google wants you to know about it.

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Pudding vending machine tells kids to scram

Pudding vending machine tells kids to scram | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A new sampling machine for Jell-O Temptations scans consumers for their age and blocks children from receiving treats.

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Hidden Dragon: The Chinese cyber menace

Hidden Dragon: The Chinese cyber menace | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cybercrooks and patriotic state-backed hackers in China are collaborating to create an even more potent security threat, according to researchers.

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Clone Wars: is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry?

Clone Wars: is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The legality of copying the content of a developer's game and releasing a very similar version is shrouded in ambiguity. But the damage it does is often all too clear

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The total surveillance society approaches

The total surveillance society approaches | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We will soon reach the point where governments will have the capacity, should they wish it, to monitor, record, and permanently archive the communications and activities of their citizens from birth to death.

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Man Miraculously Saves His Life As Satellite Fragment Crashes Into His House

Man Miraculously Saves His Life As Satellite Fragment Crashes Into His House | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Andrei Krivorukov got a wonderful Christmas gift today: his very own life. He saved it after a titanium ball from a Russian communication satellite crashed right into his house, escaping death by just a few feet.

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Mary and Joseph Are Tweeting the Nativity

Mary and Joseph Are Tweeting the Nativity | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Merry Christmas! Wanna see how it all would have gone down in today's modern world? Well Joseph H. Christ and Mary H. Christ have taken to Twitter to recount the birth of Jesus.

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21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day

21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It could be a coincidence or it could a collective cold shoulder for Go Daddy for its SOPA support--though the company actually reversed course.

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Space Ball Drops on Namibia: NASA, ESA to Investigate Crash

Space Ball Drops on Namibia: NASA, ESA to Investigate Crash | Technoculture | Scoop.it

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will look into a mysterious 'space ball,' which dropped onto an African village in Namibia in mid-November.

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Cheating Spreads Like Infections In Online Mulitplayer Games

Cheating Spreads Like Infections In Online Mulitplayer Games | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you have friends who cheat, you are more likely to become a cheater, according to computer scientists who say this can be used to label you as a potential cheater.

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Shaker Is Going To Have A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Shaker Is Going To Have A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Facebook app creates 3D virtual rooms where you can party with your friends and meet new people.

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Hands off, IT: 5 key technologies users must own

Hands off, IT: 5 key technologies users must own | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Understanding why users focus on these technologies can help IT get the right support tools, while avoiding unnecessary ones.

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The Elder Strolls, Part 3: Off to Meet the Blizzard

The Elder Strolls, Part 3: Off to Meet the Blizzard | Technoculture | Scoop.it

I’m playing Skyrim as an NPC: walking everywhere, trying to avoid excitement, and seeing if I can scrape out a living without resorting to adventure.

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Merry (Zombie) Xmas

Merry (Zombie) Xmas | Technoculture | Scoop.it
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Strange toys: The world’s weirdest playthings

Strange toys: The world’s weirdest playthings | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The weird stuff you could have given your kids this holiday season.

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Yamaha’s Retro Cool THR5 Amp Debuts

Yamaha’s Retro Cool THR5 Amp Debuts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Yamaha makes all sorts of audio gear. I’ve seen more docks for smartphones and home theater bars than anything from the company. It has a new amp for musicians that looks really cool with a very retro design. The outside may look like something from decades ago, but inside it’s modern.

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