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The Voynich Manuscript and Truth on the Internet

It can be a little frightening for medievalists to see self-evidently wrongheaded interpretations spread like wood lice. Dear Mrs Livingstone,” the e-mail began. “Unfortunately you are wrong by writing in your article that the Voynich manuscript isn’t cracked. I cracked the code in 2007.” Since writing about a new facsimile edition of the Voynich manuscript on this Web site, late last year, ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus Modded to Restore the Headphone Jack by Courageous YouTuber

HIGHLIGHTS A YouTube went to Shenzhen to find a missing feature of iPhone 7 Plus Can we add headphone jack to the iPhone 7 Plus? He wondered 17 weeks, over $1,000 later, he managed to pull it off It took Apple “courage” to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year. But it turns out, ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: How to use the internet when your service is down

If you are near the forecasted path of Hurricane Irma and concerned about the loss of ability to communicate with friends and family when the power and Internet service is disrupted, be sure to add this to your hurricane prep list. Although there’s not an app for that, there is a workaround, as long as you have cellular service. During and after ... Read More »

Body set up to deal with sex determination info on Internet, Centre tells SC

The PCPNDT Act was enacted to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in India. File photo Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act pertains to prohibition of advertisements relating to pre-natal determination of sex and punishment for contravention. The government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it has set up a nodal agency to redress complaints seeking ... Read More »

R Madhavan Is Breaking The Internet (Again)

Just two months ago, R Madhavan’s post-shower selfie went insanely viral. And now, the actor is back to breaking the Internet. A day after he posted a stunning black-and-white portrait on social media, the photograph has gone viral with well over 1.3 lakh ‘likes’ on Instagram. The photographer who took the picture shot Madhavan’s first portfolio in the early 90’s and writes ... Read More »

China Life and Baidu to launch $1 billion internet fund

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone showing the Baidu Browser application is seen in this picture illustration, February 22, 2016. BEIJING (Reuters) – China Life Insurance Group Co and Baidu Inc will form a 7 billion yuan ($1 billion) private equity fund, targeting internet and other technology investments, China Life’s listed arm said on Thursday. The Baidu Fund Partnership will be capitalized ... Read More »

Build a Following for Your Business with Facebook Watch

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is launching a new video-only platform called Watch. And it could be something for small businesses or influencers to keep an eye on. A Look at Facebook Watch The Facebook Watch platform, which will be accessible on mobile, desktop and in Facebook’s TV apps, will focus on shows that have episodes that fit into a theme or storyline. And users can follow ... Read More »

Apple’s New Apple Watch Will Have Its Own Internet Connection, According to Reports

Apple is developing an Apple Watch model with a built-in cellular data connection that could be released by the end of the year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Additionally, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggests the cellular Apple Watch would have a new design over the original’s. If true, the cellular Apple Watch wouldn’t be as reliant on a connection with an iPhone, which has been one of the Apple Watch’s ... Read More »

Paytm to Soon Get Messaging Feature, Rivalling WhatsApp in India: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mobile wallet app Paytm could soon introduce messaging feature The roll-out could happen in next two weeks, according to a report Paytm will now directly compete with WhatsApp, Messenger, Hike Messenger India’s largest mobile wallet app Paytm may soon allow people to talk to each other from within the app. The company is reportedly planning to introduce messaging features in its ... Read More »

When WWW Trumps IRL: Why it’s now impossible to pretend the internet is somehow less real

MAGIC AND LOSS: THE INTERNET AS ART BY VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN SIMON & SCHUSTER 272 PP; $35 THE AMBIVALENT INTERNET: MISCHIEF, ODDITY, AND ANTAGONISM ONLINE BY WHITNEY PHILLIPS & RYAN M. MILNER POLITY 240 PP; $26.95 Mainstream tech writing has until recently played coy with the online/offline divide, maintaining them as separate spheres. Offline was IRL – “In Real Life” – ... Read More »