Henrik Strandberg

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How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Britain Threatens Internet 'Trolls' With 2 Years In Jail

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob."<p>There has been increasing concern in Britain about the growing scourge of Internet "trolls" who post hate-filled messages …

Internet

Apple Has No Plans To Build A Touchscreen Mac, Says Software Chief

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior VP of software, told CNET on Thursday that the company has no plans to bring a touchscreen interface to the OS X ecosystem.<p>"We don't think it's the right interface, honestly," he said. "Mac is sort of a sit down experience."<p>He said it would be "awkward and …

OS X

Kobane: Air strikes 'stall IS advance' on Syrian border town

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1114000/1114843_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524515747_c1aaedf40856709d358f1c1b8e8c3376<p><b>US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane.</b><p>A senior local …

Middle East