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Technology

Cast from the past

The Victorians discovered a way to install the world’s great monuments in museum galleries. It was, argues Tom Standage, an incipient form of virtual reality

Do the bright thing

Dazzling colours and starker contrasts are making TV shows more vivid than ever before. Simon Willis sizes up the latest screens

Crossed wires

The first transatlantic cable was seen as a folly and a hoax. But, says Tom Standage, it heralded the greatest communications revolution in history

Tongue tried

Can the internet breathe new life into a dying language? Jonathan Beckman learns a smattering of Ainu

Feel the noise

Tech companies used to focus on packing more tunes in less space. Now, as Jennifer Brown discovers, they are working out how to re-create the immediacy of live performance in your own home

Ye Olde Photoshoppe

Today image modification simply requires a tap of a smartphone app. But, says Tom Standage, the manipulation of photographs goes back a surprisingly long way

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