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Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends

Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends | Technoculture | Scoop.it
The problem is not algorithms, it’s that Facebook is trying to clickwork the news.
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117 million LinkedIn passwords sold by hackers

117 million LinkedIn passwords sold by hackers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The huge cache of personal data comes from a hack of the website four years ago that was previously thought to have affected only a few million accounts.

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The LIX is a 3D printer that fits in your pocket

The LIX is a 3D printer that fits in your pocket | Technoculture | Scoop.it
A pocket-sized USB powered 3D printer pen allows users to draw in the air in three-dimensions using plastic filaments.
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9 cool things you didn't know you could do in Google Chrome

9 cool things you didn't know you could do in Google Chrome | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Even Chrome die-hards may not know about some of its many hidden features.

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One shot: there’s more than nostalgia to the I-1, a new digital-age Polaroid

One shot: there’s more than nostalgia to the I-1, a new digital-age Polaroid | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Impossible Project, the company that saved the Polaroid, have released a new camera, the I-1, with forward-thinking, environmentally friendly technology.

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Nokia returns to mobile phones with brand-licensing deal

Nokia returns to mobile phones with brand-licensing deal | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Nokia said it has signed an exclusive 10-year licensing deal with Finnish company HMD Global Oy to create Nokia-branded phones and tablets, manufactured by a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn.
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The coming horror of virtual reality

The coming horror of virtual reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Simon Parkin reports on how virtual-reality researchers and creators are beginning to explore the medium’s darker side without causing psychological harm.

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What's inside an Etch-A-Sketch?

We CUT OPEN an Etch-a-Sketch to see what’s inside!! Can the contents of an Etch-A-Sketch create a 5000 degree Thermite fire? Click here to see.

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Watch: man uses eight years of daily selfies to create this stunning timelapse

Watch: man uses eight years of daily selfies to create this stunning timelapse | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Talk about patience. YouTuber Hugo Cornellier has been taking selfies for the past eight years, and has turned them into an amazing time-lapse video.

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Facebook, the IRS, and the GOP's bullshit feedback loop

Facebook, the IRS, and the GOP's bullshit feedback loop | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Republicans can't resist a good anti-conservative conspiracy theory.
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Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the internet the way they used to

Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the internet the way they used to | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Nearly one in two internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday.

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Please don't learn to code

Please don't learn to code | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Focusing on coding inflates the importance of finding the 'right' method to solve a problem rather than the importance of understanding the problem.

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How Eric, the UK's first robot, is being brought back to life

How Eric, the UK's first robot, is being brought back to life | Technoculture | Scoop.it

London's Science Museum wants to bring the UK's first robot back to life, and is asking for your help to do it.

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With Allo and Duo, Google finally encrypts conversations end-to-end

With Allo and Duo, Google finally encrypts conversations end-to-end | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When it launches this summer, Allo will offer an 'incognito' mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal, designed by the privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems.

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Linux 4.6 is a major release. Here's what's new and improved

Linux 4.6 is a major release. Here's what's new and improved | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With better security, improved ARM support, and, oh yes, better gaming hardware support, Linux 4.6 is a major update.

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Before emoji, there was 'The Print Shop'

Before emoji, there was 'The Print Shop' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

How a collection of simple graphics from the early days of the personal computer shaped today’s visual shorthand.

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How spam works, from end to end

How spam works, from end to end | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Click trajectories: end-to-end analysis of the spam value chain' is a scholarly research paper reporting on a well-designed study of the way that spam works.

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Firefox tops Microsoft browser market share for first time

Firefox tops Microsoft browser market share for first time | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Chrome remains king, with over 60% market share.

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Soon we won't program computers. We'll train them like dogs

Soon we won't program computers. We'll train them like dogs | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Welcome to the new world of artificial intelligence. Soon, we won't program computers. We'll train them. Like dolphins. Or dogs. Or humans.
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Twitter, please tell us how you really feel about Tweetdeck

Twitter, please tell us how you really feel about Tweetdeck | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the five years since Twitter acquired the tweet management platform, it has never been clear whether Twitter fully embraced Tweetdeck or grudgingly put up with it just to keep the power users happy.

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Hyundai's new transportation exoskeleton is less Iron Man and more Aliens

Hyundai's new transportation exoskeleton is less Iron Man and more Aliens | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Hyundai is developing an exoskeleton that it hopes will eventually become a transportation device. The future will look less like Iron Man, and more like Aliens.

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Confessions of a former internet troll

Confessions of a former internet troll | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'I want to tell you about when violent campaigns against harmless bloggers weren't any halfway decent troll's idea of a good time'.

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Samsung thinks it can make smartwatches useful by projecting onto your hand

Samsung thinks it can make smartwatches useful by projecting onto your hand | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Samsung thinks it has a possible solution to the problem of tiny, hard-to-read smartwatches: a projector. The company has filed has filed a patent for a smartwatch that projects a larger screen onto the user’s hand or forearm.

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