This Week In Emerging Technology - August 9th

Here are the emerging technology stories for the week of August 6th. BitTorrent goes closed source - The company that makes the main client tools for the revolutionary file sharing platform has decided to move their latest versions to a closed source model. Older versions will remain open source but will be interesting to see what effects this has on the community. Second Life Banking Crisis - The virtual world of Second Life is seeing a very real problem with users making a run on the banking systems in the virtual world. Interesting as an experiement. Almost looks like old school banking crises from a hundred years ago. DARPATech Roundup - This Wired blog has a nice link roundup of stories from the DARPATech conference. News includes everything from war robots to healing systems.

Here are the emerging technology stories for the week of August 6th.

BitTorrent goes closed source - The company that makes the main client tools for the revolutionary file sharing platform has decided to move their latest versions to a closed source model. Older versions will remain open source but will be interesting to see what effects this has on the community.

Second Life Banking Crisis - The virtual world of Second Life is seeing a very real problem with users making a run on the banking systems in the virtual world. Interesting as an experiement. Almost looks like old school banking crises from a hundred years ago.

DARPATech Roundup - This Wired blog has a nice link roundup of stories from the DARPATech conference. News includes everything from war robots to healing systems.