This Week in Tech

Feb 11th 2007

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Quantum computing, teraflop chips, and iPod bans...
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Quantum computing, teraflop chips, and iPod bans...

  • Who's tried Yahoo Pipes. It's pretty much a mashup tool for RSS.
  • A similar mashup that combines Digg, Slashdot, and del.icio.us is called Doggdot.
  • Steve Jobs posted his thoughts on DRM placed on music.
  • EMI is in talks to dump DRM.
  • The RIAA now has to pay an innocent woman's attorney fees.
  • Kodak is going to sell cheap ink ($9.99 for black, $14.99 for color) after estimating that ink costs $4,000 to $5,000 per gallon on average.
  • New York Senator Carl Kruger has proposed banning iPods and other portable devices on the streets.
  • Bill Gates occurred a system "error" during his appearance on the Daily Show.
  • Watch what happened to Bill Gates after leaving the Daily Show.
  • Viacom has asked YouTube to remove over 100,000 "unauthorized" video clips.
  • Apparently, action videogames sharpen the eyes.
  • Is this one giant step for home entertainment? Sure is for dorkiness for the helmet.
  • Some hackers tried to take down the Internet, but no one seemed to notice.
  • D-Wave is going to demo a quantum computer apparently.
  • Intel demoed an 80-core chip that can pull 1 teraflop.
  • The EFF has sued the Pentagon to get the guidelines on how they monitor soldiers' blogs.
  • Gmail is now open to sign ups.
  • Think Secret says that iLife 07, iWork 07, and OSX Leopard will be out by March.
  • Is Nvidia peeing on Windows Vista users?
  • There is a low-tech Vista voice recognition exploit.
  • Arthur Sulzberger, publlisher of the New York Times, doesn't care if the NYT goes out of print and only online within the next five years.
  • Digg has taken down the top users list.
  • Kevin Rose talked about some future featured of Digg in Businessweek.
  • Create your own EULA at Reasonable Agreement.