Breakthrough of the Year 2007: Science magazine. Winner: human genetic variation. "Equipped with faster, cheaper technologies for sequencing DNA and assessing variation in genomes on scales ranging from one to millions of bases, researchers are finding out how truly different we are from one another."
Matthew Szulik's parting words as CEO. He doesn't give details on the personal reasons for his stepping down, but I love how he (mostly accurately) says Red Hat is different from the "cylons who have come to dominate the industry of technology."
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Review: Digital Photography Review. "Highly recommended," but states as a primary gripe the in-sensor noise reduction enabled by CMOS processors. "...RAW files already have noise reduction applied to them, this in effect means that the photographer can't treat RAW as the 'digital negative.'"
Toshiba Joins IBM for 32nm chips--Dave Manners. Toshiba extends its research agreement with IBM et al. to production, too. "If 450mm wafers ever get to be used, the total number of advanced CMOS fabs in the world (will shrink) into single figures."
iOS 8 looks to bring new Maps and augmented reality
You probably updated to iOS 7.1 but rumors point to new maps, iTunes Radio and more in iOS 8. The Apple TV could bring motion controls and our Steve Jobs figure winners!