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05-12-12, 12:00 PM
There's a new type of RAM coming down the pike, but there are not too many places to use it. Also, a venerable open-source image-editing tool was updated and reviewed. Here, you'll find a roundup of all that was new and notable from the Technology Lab, the section of Ars devoted to all things technical.


Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/hands-on-testing-the-gimp-28-and-its-new-single-window-interface/)
We go hands-on with the latest update of the venerable open source image editor.
DDR4 memory is coming soon‚??maybe too soon (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/ddr4-memory-is-coming-soonmaybe-too-soon/)
The next generation is coming this year, but there's no place to plug it yet.
The Great Ars Cloud office suite shootout (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/cloud-office-shootout-office-suites/)
Can any cloud office suite really compete with Microsoft Office?
North Korea pumps up the GPS jamming in week-long attack
(http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/north-korea-pumps-up-the-gps-jamming-in-week-long-attack/)Taking out its frustrations with its failed satellite launch?
Microsoft goes green: data centers, offices to be carbon neutral come July (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/microsoft-goes-green-data-centers-offices-to-be-carbon-neutral-come-july/)
A company-wide carbon fee will hold divisions accountable for their own energy usage.¬*
Attackers target unpatched PHP bug allowing malicious code execution (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/attackers-target-unpatched-php-bug-allowing-malicious-code-execution/)
Attackers are targeting a PHP bug that can be used to remotely hijack websites.
How Amazon saved Zynga's butt‚??and why Zynga built a cloud of its own (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/how-amazon-saved-zyngas-buttand-why-zynga-built-a-cloud-of-its-own/)
Zynga's cloud runs just like Amazon's, but it's all in-house.
Coolest jobs in tech: from the pits of Le Mans to the dugouts of Fenway Park (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/coolest-jobs-in-tech-from-the-pits-of-le-mans-to-the-dugouts-of-fenway-park/)
The geeks have entered the locker room.
Are you really getting ripped off on printer ink? (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/are-you-really-getting-ripped-off-on-printer-ink/)
Questions raised about the amount of hydrophobic foam inside the cartridges.
Passpoint WiFi tech promises cellphone-like handoff between hotspots (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/passpoint-wifi-tech-promises-cellphone-like-handoff-between-hotspots/)
The plan: make WiFi networks a "true extension" of service provider networks.¬*
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Galvin
05-12-12, 02:19 PM
DDR4 is nice but haswell won't even support it. So this may get supported after haswell, so around 2014 march or so.