Cyberculture agenda: More debates on Wikileaks’ collateral recklessness…

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25 years after Linus Torvalds unveiled Linux, the free operating system is still finding new uses. The post Linux Took Over the Web.

What Your Instagram Posts Reveal about Your Mental State (and Why That’s Important)

A new study has found that what people post on Instagram can be reflective of their mental state, which could lead to a new way to detect depression among users.

Google launched its Crowdsource application on Android. According to multiple published reports, the app allows users to complete short tasks to help improve the quality of Google’s services, like Google Translate and Google Maps.

Forget Software—Now Hackers Are Exploiting Physics

An emerging form of hacking techniques targets the fundamental physical properties of computation.

The omnipresence of porn is just as much about nudity and the well-endowed as it is technology. From chatbots to virtual reality, erotica drives innovation. This is hardly surprising. But what you may not know is how much pornography has aided in the evolution and creation of the most coveted innovations. In fact, much of the technology we enjoy today is because of porn. From the iPhone touchscreen to popping the cherry of VR, pornography laid the groundwork for some of today’s most important technologies. We’ve come a long ways from the writings of Pietro Arentino. Printing press porn Though…

When faced with the dilemma, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both opted to drop out of college to pursue other passions – the former to work on Apple and the latter on Microsoft. Since then, this snippet of history has become a parable for success across the globe and probably the most cited example that you don’t need a college degree to achieve greatness. Similarly to Jobs and Gates, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak didn’t finish his degree either – not the first time at least. After completing three years of college, Woz ditched school to work at Hewlett-Packard before eventually partnering up with Jobs to start Apple…
When it comes to exploring the latest machine-learning techniques, Apple seems hampered by its secrecy and product focus.

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