With the recent release of the web browser Chrome 14 comes the ability for browsers to support running native code. Basically, this means that browsers will be able to run apps using your computers hardware much like existing Operating System apps without requiring the server behind the website to execute the code.
Google is about to update their Gmail interface with a "new, more modern" look. Preview it yourself by going to the settings then the themes tab, and choosing "preview" or click here to be transported to your settings tab (if you're already logged in.)
Using materials that can not only store memory but can also computer simultaneously, researchers from the University of Exeter in England have postulated materials that could speed computers immensely.
The closer a language is related to another, the easier it is to translate between the two. Unfortunately, sometimes a concept in one language is difficult to interpret into words in another language (see: schadenfreude.) Scientists at the University of Southern California in Marina Del Rey are taking a new approach; they are going to try to interpret languages as a code instead of using a direct interface.
Computer viruses have been manufactured to not only steal personal data, but recently have been able to attack hardened industrial control systems. Iran discovered this first hand with their exposure to Stuxnet.