Weekend tech reading (4.13)

By on April 13, 2008, 10:26 AM
IBM lays claim to cheaper, faster memory Called "racetrack," it is a solid-state memory that aims to combine the best attributes of flash, like having no moving parts, and the low cost of hard drives for an inexpensive form of nonvolatile memory that will be stable and durable, said Stuart Parkin, an IBM Fellow. Yahoo News.

Microsoft Designed Vista's UAC to "Annoy Users" David Cross, a product manager responsible for designing UAC, gave the real reason for UAC at the RSA 2008 conference in San Francisco yesterday. "The reason we put UAC into the platform was to annoy users. I'm serious," remarked Cross. Dailytech.

Lenovo's Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings (yet unconfirmed by Lenovo) All of their lines are seeing a major refresh, but the biggest news is that starting this September, the famous X300 will have a family. Gizmodo.

Microsoft Proposes Tiered Privacy in Online Advertising Microsoft has proposed a tiered approach to protecting the privacy of people targeted by online advertising, saying advertisers should get permission before using sensitive, personally identifiable information to deliver ads. NYTimes.

Virgin Media CEO attacks net neutrality Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has attacked the principle of net neutrality, whereby internet service providers do not interfere with or degrade the speed at which content is delivered from websites to consumers, branding it as "b****cks". Digital Spy.




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