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Information Technology and Democracy, Two Years On | Impact of ...

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The revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa were widely thought to have been influenced by the internet. It was argued that people were influenced by the free expression on the internet to demand democracy in their ...
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Fifa 15 or Marvel Super Heroes? Which video games to buy this autumn

Fifa 15 or Marvel Super Heroes? Which video games to buy this autumn | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Its the busiest time of the year for releases, so which of the dozens of blockbusters should you save your pennies for? Continue reading...
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How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you

How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras still capture the same 8 megapixels as the iPhone 5s but this video footage against the backdrop of Iceland compared old and new iPhones shows a noticeable difference.
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Millenium Films goes after Expendables 3 downloaders

Millenium Films goes after Expendables 3 downloaders | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In a move that’s become quite rare for copyright holders, one of the production companies behind the Expendables 3 movie, Millenium Films, has started targeting those that it thinks downloaded the movie with DMCA requests, as well as making demands...
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Rank 15 in Hearthstone? You’re better than most

Rank 15 in Hearthstone? You’re better than most | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A lot of you have been playing Hearthstone for a while now, gradually figuring out the mechanics, the meta game and just what cards your opponent might be about to play to ruin your day.
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CLANG Kickstarter has officially gone belly up

CLANG Kickstarter has officially gone belly up | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Remember CLANG? The last time we talked about it was almost a year ago, when it was announced that the historically accurate swordplay title had run out of funding, despite having surpassed its half million dollar Kickstarter campaign.
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Great deals on Dragon speech recognition software for PC and Mac

Great deals on Dragon speech recognition software for PC and Mac | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Boost your productivity and get things done quickly with these can’t-miss offers on speech recognition software from Dragon, available for PC and Mac, at TNW Deals.
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Ahead of IPO, Rocket Internet CEO tells staff to conquer ‘all four corners’ of the world

Ahead of IPO, Rocket Internet CEO tells staff to conquer ‘all four corners’ of the world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Rocket Internet is out to bring its e-commerce empire to all four corners of the world.
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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion - Los Angeles Times

Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
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Players wander, collect resources and use timber, stone, brick and tools to erect often awe-inspiring structures that they may have to defend.
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5 Hacks for Creating and Promoting the Right Content

5 Hacks for Creating and Promoting the Right Content (seomoz) #SEO http://t.co/h1p00svarG
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Nano technology targets brain cancer - Greenville News

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Nano technology targets brain cancer
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Nano technology targets brain cancer. A Clemson University researcher hopes an approach he is working on will be a game changer in treating the often deadly brain cancer.
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Apple’s new products affect stocks of other companies

Apple’s new products affect stocks of other companies | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple's unveiling of a snazzy new smartwatch, larger iPhones and mobile payment system this week caused an immediate ripple effect on the fortunes of several companies, not just its own.
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Big-screened phones are taking bigger bites out of the handset market, study says

Big-screened phones are taking bigger bites out of the handset market, study says | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Why would Apple launch a bigger iPhone? According to new data from apps analytics firm Flurry, it may be because there's evidence that big-screened phones are growing in popularity.
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Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button

Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Evidently fed up with driving sales to every corner of the web without being able to take much credit, Twitter has implemented a way to buy products directly through the social network, thereby scoring itself a small portion of the profit.
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Homebrew technology: great gadgets to help you brew the perfect pint

Homebrew technology: great gadgets to help you brew the perfect pint | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Sara Barton, a recent winner of the Brewer of the Year award, takes a look at the latest equipment to help you make your own beer Continue reading...
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Like iOS 8, Android L will reportedly make it harder for cops to access what’s on your phone

Like iOS 8, Android L will reportedly make it harder for cops to access what’s on your phone | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Google has told the Washington Post that the upcoming Android L will include encryption by default, in a way that won't let Google itself access what's on users' devices.
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Digital tokens could help ease congestion zone traffic

Digital tokens could help ease congestion zone traffic | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Congestion is becoming a bigger and bigger problem for many countries around the world. Especially those that have a lot of older cities which were built before the advent of the car.
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Home Depot hack exposes 56 million credit cards

Home Depot hack exposes 56 million credit cards | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In what is being described as one of the worst ever breaches of customer data, Home Depot, the US DIY supplies chain has announced that over a five month period, beginning in April this year, the details of over 56 million customers may have been...
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Remotely launches its home automation service for property managers

Remotely launches its home automation service for property managers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Outfitting a connected home is a lot less thrilling when you’re renting, but your next place might come with hardware already installed.
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Apple is working on a new digital music format, U2’s Bono says

Apple is working on a new digital music format, U2’s Bono says | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple is working with U2 to develop a new music format that is designed to tackle piracy by making digital downloads of albums and songs a more attractive proposition, according to TIME magazine.
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Mail.ru Group pays $1.47bn to take full control of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontakte

Mail.ru Group pays $1.47bn to take full control of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontakte | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Russian Internet company Mail.ru has agreed to pay $1.47 billion to purchase just over 48 percent of Vkontakte, making it the sole owner of the Russian social network.
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Six lessons for digital public services from across the world

Six lessons for digital public services from across the world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
From chat rooms for victims of sexual violence in South Africa, to trendsetting initiatives in the US, we explore the insights from six digital successes and failuresHow to learn from the best digital public services worldwide livechat Continue...
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Alaskan island goes green with ABB technology

ABB is to install its PowerStore – an integrated commercial flywheel technology – as part of a battery system on Kodiak Island in Alaska, enabling the integration of more renewable energy...
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Extreme solar flare barreling toward Earth

Extreme solar flare barreling toward Earth | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.
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YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times

YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Clips actually even bigger than Harlem Shake in its early days, as charity challenge spreads far beyond the US Your Facebook news feed may be stuffed with friends taking the ice bucket challenge, but the charitable craze has been hugely popular on...
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T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers

T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
T-Mobile will match and beat other carriers' trade-in prices this fall, hoping to attract customers looking to upgrade while getting maximum value from their old devices.
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