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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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NASA probe now closer than any other spacecraft to Pluto

NASA probe now closer than any other spacecraft to Pluto | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Breaks Voyager 1 record set in 1986.

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Are cinemas under threat from video on demand?

Are cinemas under threat from video on demand? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The arrival of streaming video has not only made it easy for us to access films at times of our choosing wherever we happen to be, it has opened up a massive range of content for us to browse and be entertained by.

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Toilet technology targets boredom

Toilet technology targets boredom | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A UK design team has devised a urinal-mounted games console, which it hopes will relieve men of boredom across the country.

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1.8 Billion Questions Later, ChaCha has Evolved Past Text Message Roots

1.8 Billion Questions Later, ChaCha has Evolved Past Text Message Roots | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When ChaCha launched in 2008, most of us were introduced to it through a friend. We added its number to our flip phones and sent our questions off via text message, gleefully showing our friends how quickly we received responses. It was like Google, only mobile.

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Tablets Taken To Court In Paperless Bid

Tablets Taken To Court In Paperless Bid | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Starting April next year, all Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales will be given HP’s TouchPad as courts try to cut down on the clutter and save money in the long run.

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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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The World’s First Mobile Phone (1922)

The World’s First Mobile Phone (1922) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A couple of years ago, British Pathé uncovered some striking footage from 1922 showing two women experimenting with the first mobile phone.

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On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance

On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Are PC makers finally getting the message that their customers don’t want crapware? A close look at three consumer PCs delivers a mixed answer.

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People more likely to shoplift meat than iPhone 4 this Christmas

People more likely to shoplift meat than iPhone 4 this Christmas | Technoculture | Scoop.it

According to store security experts, gadgets -- and the iPhone in particular -- are only the fourth most likely shoplifted item. No. 1? Filet Mignon.

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How journalists can use Excel to organize data for stories

How journalists can use Excel to organize data for stories | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you’re not already using spreadsheets, it’s tough to know where to start. In this piece, I’ll offer some guidance for journalists who want to use Excel but have little experience with it.

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Honey, I shrunk the Flughafen: German builds world's largest model airport

Honey, I shrunk the Flughafen: German builds world's largest model airport | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s on display at Miniatur Wunderland, in Hamburg, and features 40 aircraft that take off and land and 90 vehicles that trundle around the runways automatically.

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