Week in Review: Bill Gates internet fear, Airport holograms

Week in Review

It's not that hard, says Gates

After the sudden disconnection of the internet in Egypt this week, Microsoft's founder was asked whether or not he found such measure surprising. His opinion? It's not that hard to do when you have the military power.

Gates also said Egypt's decision was a risky one.

"Whenever you do something extraordinary like that you're sort of showing people you're afraid of the truth getting out, so it's a very difficult tactic, but certainly it can be shut off," he said.

Gorillaz at the airport?

We had seen them being used on our money bills, as a form of artistic expression, as a component of a technique to store data and even as part of a virtual music band made up of cartoons. But now, it would seem, holograms will greet us at the airport. At least to those flying from Manchester.

The holograms' job will be a rather disagreeable one, as they will be reminding people the security restrictions that operate in airports and planes.

The technology being used has been developed by Musion, a company specialising in the design and production of 3D holographic projection system.

The best of the rest

A US researcher has discovered a Gingerbread data-stealing flaw in the latest iteration of Android.

A Government official warned that the UK needed to prepare for terrorists' cyber-attacks, which, she said, were part of an online jihad.

Google Chrome continued its rapid growth and surpassed 10 per cent of internet browser market-share in January.