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WWW Creator Reenvisions How Personal Data is Stored

World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee wants to rethink the way people control online data. He says his "pods" proposal would bring the online world closer to his original vision of the web. Berners-Lee has launched an open-source project and ... associated business to try to counter what he sees as the web's biggest problem: major companies collecting user data and exploiting it as a core part of their business. His new idea is "pods", or personal online data store. This would involve users having a space on a server that acted like a digital safe and contained a range of data. This could be ... (view more)

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Why run Windows 10 Preview as a Virtual Machine?

Infopackets Reader Fred S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I was very much intrigued by your article on Windows 10 Technical Preview . I understand this is a beta operating system and it most likely contains a lot of bugs. At the same time, I'm also very ... excited to try it. In your previous article, you mentioned I could run Windows 10 as a virtual machine . I don't have much knowledge or experience with virtual machines, and was wondering if you could elaborate a bit more on the subject? " My Response: Certainly. You can think of a virtual machine as a computer within a computer. For ... (view more)

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'Podmap' Patent Sought by Apple

Do you podcast? Podcasting is "is a collection of digital media files which is distributed over the Internet, often using syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and personal computers." (Source ) Last week, Apple ... officially filed for a patent on a new variant of podcasting medium. The company's proposal for a patent on the 'podmap' concept was filed in January 2007 but had remained undisclosed until just recently. (Source: ) According to the patent filing, the concept involves four central components, which will become the crux of this audio- ... (view more)

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