Today in Tech: Windows 8 peek, the iOS 5 wishlist

April 4, 2011: 8:44 AM ET

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Windows 8 may include a Ribbon-like user interface. Photo: PC World

  • PC manufacturers -- and apparently, some users -- have gotten their hands on early builds of Windows 8, which will include support for ARM chips and features like enhanced graphics, 3-D support, facial recognition, instant-on capability and a Windows app store. Microsoft also looks to be experimenting with a new Ribbon user interface (UI), the same type used in the most recent versions of Microsoft Office, like Word and Excel. Whether or not this Ribbon UI makes it into the final build in some form or another remains unclear, but the results so far are apparent in the screengrab above. What do you think: hit or miss? (CNNMoney and PC World)
  • Epsilon, one of the world's largest providers of marketing email services for companies like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays, Capital One Financial Corp., and Citi, experienced a security breach that may have enabled the hackers to gain access to the names and email addresses of customers. Luckily, no financial information was leaked. (Wall Street Journal) More
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