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Tremulous Hand stars in British Library's web showcase of medieval literature

Annotations of 13th-century reader, known for shaky notes that helped explain Old English to later generations, now survive in cyberspace<p>The shaky writing of the 13th-century annotator known as the Tremulous Hand, who is believed to have made as many as 50,000 notes on Old English manuscripts in an …

Literature

Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

These free photo editors are the best of the best, and will get you just as good results as the expensive Adobe Photoshop.<p>The free photo editors …

Mark Twain's 10 Tips for Writers

Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We're talking about the guy responsible for such <i>bon mots</i> as "Golf is a good walk …

Literature

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves<p>I recently had the privilege of circling the world to write a book about libraries. My timing was excellent: after a short-lived e-books scare, physical books …

British Library

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Museums

No More Ransom Helps You Prevent and Recover from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and once your computer or network has been infected, it can be really difficult to recover. No More Ransom can …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Iraq hangs 36 men convicted over Speicher massacre

Executed men had been found guilty of killing of hundreds of Shia military recruits near Tikrit in 2014<p>Iraq has hanged 36 men convicted over the massacre of hundreds of military recruits by Sunni jihadis and allied militants in 2014.<p>The men had been found guilty of involvement in the Speicher …

6 super cool tech tools that make life easy for writers

Did you know that more than 211 million pieces of content are created on the internet every minute. Yes, I’m not talking about days or weeks. …

4 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

To Chip or Not to Chip: Would You Get a Biotech Implant?

Many of us balk at the idea of biotech implants as an affront to privacy and good old-fashioned humanity - but what if it could restore your eyesight …

Internet of Things

This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

Under the hood: discover 13 hidden iPad features

Apple’s tablet has a host of easy-to-miss tricks, many of which work on the iPhone too. We take a tour…<p><b>1. Hey Siri – what’s that song?</b><p>If you’re drawn in by an unfamiliar tune, Siri can tell you what it is. Simply ask: “What song is playing?” Siri will briefly listen to your surroundings then …

How to use the iPhone's new, confusing lock screen

Is the lock screen in iOS 10 confusing you? You're not alone.<p>After you update to iOS 10, excitement is expected if not anticipated. But there's one more thing you'll need to do before you can start tapping your way around iOS 10: learn how to use the new lock screen.<p>In iOS 10, gone is the staple …

How To Take Scrolling Screenshots On iPhone Or Android

Here's how you can take scrolling screenshots on iPhone or Android for web pages or long messaging threads by stitching multiple screenshots into one …

10 Image Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

Image Spark allows its users to upload and collect images. Their Community section features popular images and moodboards bookmarked and created by …

Graphic Design

10 Writers and Artists Who Wanted Their Work Destroyed

Whether from a lack of confidence, concerns over sensitive contents, a change of direction, or simply a fit of pique, a number of artists and writers …

Literature

YouTube's Amazing 'Old Start Cold Start' Videos Show Heroes Resurrecting Abandoned Junkers

“Old Start Cold Start” videos are among the greatest contributions YouTube has ever made to humanity. The videos show ambitious wrenchers trying to …

5 Things Great Design Can Teach You About Great Writing

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we should be able to take some pointers from that picture to <i>write</i> our words. Great design succeeds for a …

UI Design

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Halifax and Tesco have launched two-year 0% balance transfer credit cards with no balance transfer fees, making them the joint longest fee-free offer …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Creative Writing

Churches fear Iowa law will silence pastors, open church bathrooms to transgenders

Congregations across the state of Iowa are in grave danger of having their pastors silenced in the pulpit over LGBT public accommodation rules, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.<p>Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed what is known as a “pre-enforcement …

LGBTQ

Vladimir Nabokov's Midnight Writing Snack

<i>When you're burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go</i> …

Vladimir Nabokov

How can I protect my data if my laptop is stolen?

Steve wants to know how to protect his personal information if his Windows 7 laptop falls prey to thieves<p><i>I’m trying not to get my personal details, er, hijacked if my laptop is stolen. Is there any way I can protect myself, assuming a decent password is no defence? I’m running Windows 7 Pro</i>. …

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

Apps

Star Trek is 50: Here's the 10 best episodes to watch now on Netflix

These are the voyages…<p><i>Star Trek</i> turns 50 today (September 8, 2016). That's half a century(!) of space shenanigans, inter-planetary politics gone awry …

Science Fiction

Walt Whitman's Midnight Writing Snack

<i>When you're burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go</i> …

5 Ways to Read eBooks for Free

Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble let people lend out books they bought.<p>I’m a bookworm. But the life of a bookworm can be an expensive one. Popular …