Weekend tech reading: USB 3.0 speed and the 'Minority Report' OS video

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USB 3.0 to Deliver a Tenfold Speed Increase Tighten your seat belts. Data transfer is going into overdrive as the ubiquitous Universal Serial Bus, better known as USB, prepares to make a tenfold jump in speed. Wired.

Say Goodbye to BlackBerry? Yes Obama Can, Maybe For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry. But before he arrives at the White House, he will probably be forced to sign off. In addition to concerns about e-mail security, he faces the Presidential Records Act, which puts his correspondence in the official record and ultimately up for public review, and the threat of subpoenas. NY Times.

The Pirate Bay Sees Traffic and Peers Surge Only a few days before the largest BitTorrent tracker will celebrate its 5th anniversary, the Pirate Bay reached a new milestone. The site now tracks 25 million peers, which is more than the entire populations of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark combined. Torrent Freak.

Oblong's g-speak: the 'Minority Report' OS brought to life If you've been waiting for that Minority Report-style interface to really come to fruition, you can finally exhale. One of the science advisors from the Steven Spielberg film -- along with a team of other zany visionaries -- has created an honest-to-goodness, real-world implementation of the computer systems seen in the movie. Via Engadget, see the OS in action here.


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