The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

Lets start off with a bit of fun, shall we? Apple is currently constructing one of the largest Apple stores in the world in Hamburg, Germany. Things seemed to be going according to plan until a few pranksters decided to do a bit of trolling. [OS News]

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to introduce Windows 8. Or at least a sneak peek of the future iteration of Microsoft’s 25-year-old operating system. [All Things D]

Are you using an old browser? Specifically IE7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 or older? Well stop it! Mainly because you are severely limiting yourself, but also because at the beginning of August Google will cease supporting those browsers. [BBC]

Three banks are responsible for 95% of spam transactions. Surprised? I don’t blame you. However, this is revealed in a study conducted by the University of California-San Diego, the University of California-Berkeley, and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. [ars technica]


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