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Report: 999 needs to adapt to the modern world of smartphones

A report has called for Britain's 999 hotline to allow people to report emergencies by texting or using an app. It says this is more applicable to the modern world and could help in cases where sound isn't viable, such as a break-in.

56-kilobit AOL dial-up Internet still used by 2.1 million in USA

AOL has revealed it has still has 2.1 million subscribers using its ancient dial-up Internet service provided by landline telephones and only offering speeds of 56 kilobits per second. It seems that some will steadfastly resist the modern Internet.

'Canada's gallery' embraces its creative future Special

Toronto - The McMichael Gallery is home to some great artwork painted by the Canadian Group of Seven. It's broadened its scope with live music concerts, a photography exhibition, and an upcoming art installation with the former "Naomi Campbell of the art world."

Oral storyteller explains the magic of his craft Special

Bangalore - Stories have the ability to reach out to people, young and old, and take us on a journey. If the teller of the story has that particular gift of magic in his/her veins, you can get swept away very easily into other, fantastic lands.

The Canadian Opera Company: Something old, plenty new Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company announced its 2014-2015 season in a splashy evening event at the Four Seasons Center Wednesday night in Toronto.

‘Sydney moderns: Art for a new world’ exhibition opens Special

Sydney - The ‘Sydney Moderns: Art for a new world’ exhibition will run from 6 July to 7 Oct 2013 at the Art Gallery of NSW. It features more than 180 early modern works from Australian artists in the 1920s and 1930s.

Interview with Jerrod Niemann: 'Only God Could Love You More' Special

On July 2, modern country music artist Jerrod Niemann chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his newest single “Only God Could Love You More” from his sophomore studio album “Free the Music.”

Photo Essay: Amsterdam, tapestry of old and new architecture Special

Amsterdam - Unlike Hongkong, Montreal and a few other cities, Amsterdam does not have an internationally known and recognized skyline. Instead, the Dutch capital is more like a tapestry where sometimes the architecture is very modern, then again charmingly old.

Brussels' abstract Christmas tree sparks controversy

Brussels - The debut of an abstract electronic Christmas tree in Brussels, Belgium is creating controversy, with some calling it an attack on Christmas, values and traditions.

Top 10 contemporary DIY Christmas decorations

If you enjoy craft projects and prefer a more contemporary feel for your holiday decor, then this top 10 list of easy to make, inexpensive Christmas decorations is perfect for you.

Paris Museum art heist includes Picasso, Matisse and more

Paris - A hooded thief has stolen five masterpieces including a Picasso and a Matisse in a dawn raid from a Paris museum today. The daring $123 million heist is set to be what may be one of the biggest crimes in art history.

Ex-priest rewrites Ten Commandments

" A former priest in London has published an updated version of the Bible's Ten Commandments. Simon Parke, 49, published a book titled "The Beautiful Life," in which the Biblical language of "Thou shalt not" is redefined for modern times"

Mighty morphin' power fashion: Designer creates shape-shifting dress

I think this is a bit beyond "The Jetsons" just a tiny bit.

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‘Sydney moderns: art for a new world’ exhibition
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