Lauren Goode

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Dell Ditches Netbooks

Dell has said it is no longer going to be making consumer netbooks, as the computer maker — and others — shift toward the emerging category of thin, powerful ultrabooks. Netbooks, which first debuted in 2007 and are typically smaller and less powerful than traditional notebooks, saw their day in the sun quickly fade following the advent of tablets. Though Dell is ditching the Inspiron Mini netbook, the company is still selling the business-aimed Latitude netbooks on Dell.com, as pointed out by The Verge.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik