Reconstructing Quantum mechanics from 5 axioms, but the axioms seem a bit complicated at first sight: probabilistic description, simplicity (defined in a rather non-simple way), subspaces, composite systems and continuity. Overall, this paper tries hard to convince that quantum probabilities are “special”, but I think that it does so by unnecessarily restricting the set of allowed “classical” experiments (notably, experiments where you don’t know everything).
A very neat flexible screen by Sony. I had seen similar technology at HP, but in black and white only at the time.
The DVD protection mechanism finally acknowledged as “ineffective”. Message to media copyright holders: don’t implement sloppy protection mechanisms and expect the law to protect you. The message might begin to be heard, since some ask about legal HD-DVD copy.
And finally, whether you believe that the news media tell you everything that’s interesting, or on the contrary, that there is a big conspiracy going on, you will be concerned with the top 25 censored stories of the year.