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Weekly Tech Roundup – May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to a lot more blogs than I have time to read. Sound familiar? If you're like me, you don't have time to read everything you want (if you do, please tell me your secret). In an effort to reduce the chaos of life, I do two weekly article roundups: one for technical things and one for small business things.

Here's a roundup of the most interesting tech articles I found this week. Enjoy!

US politicians push for ‘do not track’ internet laws – US lawmakers want to protect users’ privacy by allowing them to block companies from tracking them online. The system would be similar to the “Do Not Call” list. Who knows if anything will actually come of these hearings but it is a very important conversation to pay attention to. I know I have some serious concerns about implementation. Here’s another: Online Privacy: Can the U.S. Get Its Act Together?

Top 10 Fixes for the Web’s Most Annoying Problems – This is a great list. I think Lifehacker did an awesome job picking these hugely annoying problems and coming up with excellent solutions. They have fixes for Mac/PC and across browsers, where applicable. Are there any other huge web annoyances you’ve found a good solution for?

CSS3 Generator Helps You Create and Learn New Complex CSS Code – I prefer to do this kind of thing on my own but this is a fun little tool. The preview is so smooth! Great for beginners or if you just need to do something quick and don’t want to think about it.

Google Finally Delivers On Promise Of Admin-Free Chrome Frame Installs For IE – This is excellent news for those folks stuck using IE6 or 7 at school or the office. You can now install and use the Google Chrome web browser without needing administrator privileges on your machine. Use Internet Explorer to download the Chrome Frame plug-in.

For Microsoft, Skype Opens Vast New Market in Telecom – There are a ton of articles on this deal but this is one of the better, with more in-depth coverage. It discusses details and implications. I’m not a big Skype user so while this doesn’t directly impact me I’m curious to see where it goes. If this deal makes you want to immediately find a Skype replacement , here’s a great resource: 9 Great Alternatives to Skype for VoIP and Video Chat. What do you think of this deal?

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!