Unicode outpaces ASCII for encoding Web site text, and life gets easier for Google and others that grapple with an increasingly international Internet.
A novel Web site uses Unicode characters to invert text.
Microsoft Office 2004: Entourage/PDF U issue; Unicode support
UnicodeChecker 1.5.6; PdfCompress 4.1; A Better Finder Attributes X 3.0b2; VLC media player 0.5.3; more
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The Unicode Consortium updates its emoji file with hundreds of new characters, ranging from a John Travolta-like disco dancer to a joystick.
While you can find Santa Claus, a bloody syringe, and seven kinds of birds, you’d be hard-pressed to find many people emojis that aren’t Caucasian.
No remote control is necessary for new drones that can autopilot with tracking, creating an easy solution for capturing action-sports on video. Also, Oyster opens up its books to Android.