While Microsoft plans to release a commercial version at a later date, it have announced a Kinect SDK for Windows as a starter kit to make it simpler for the academic research and enthusiast communities to user interfaces using Kinect technology.
With the APNIC's allocation of 39/8 and 106/8, the last available /8 blocks, ARIN distribuited the final phase reserve blocks to the RIRs. According to experts, normal allocations is expected to continue for a further three to six months.
Linus Torvalds made some comments about issues the kernel maintainers were facing while applying the "feature branch" pattern. Even while it is focused on Git, this description of the problems and the clear solution to be followed in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes is worth reading.
A lightweight system which should make an operating system significantly more resistant to rootkits without degrading its performance has been announced. The hypervisor-based system is dubbed HookSafe, and it works by relocating kernel hooks in a guest OS to a dedicated page-aligned memory space that's tightly locked down
Maximum PC describes how you can put together a multi-touch tabletop PC. The article shows how you can build the cabinet and combine that with a standard PC, a projector, some assorted hardware, and a few free appications to build your own surface-like PC.