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Quote of the week

The next couple of years will be crucial for Microsoft, but I believe that the company has what it takes to surprise us, and that it still has a good chance of transforming itself into a company that can rise to the challenges and changes thrown up by the post PC era.—Adrian Kingsley-Highes at ZDNet

The state of knowledge

Source: The New Yorker

Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

They just keep finding new ways to track what we do on the Internet. A little-known method that is very hard to block is described at Pro Publica: A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by […]

How browsers work

Here is a video that takes a look at how browsers work and explains concepts like DOM and rendering. It also looks at where browsers have limitations.

Quote of the week

If we’ve learnt anything at all about Google, it’s that the company is great at generating cool ideas, but merely mediocre when it comes to actually turning those ideas into commercial products that are adopted on a wide scale.—Sebastian Anthony at ExtremeTech