More amusingly, people from the state of Maryland are legally barred from using Microsoft's infamous Passport service (the same one that was in trouble recently for Terms of Service which essentially said Microsoft owned everything people posted to the services which used Passport, like, say, Hotmail). This is apparently because Maryland's version of an evil anti-consumer software law currently becoming popular in the US is less than favourable to software producers (the original version makes them exceedingly powerful). The UCITA (the law in question) is a profoundly depressing document.
I also liked an article about 1 terabyte of data stored in a glass cube, and a nifty keyboard with no keys -- it uses two "dome" things instead. Also, the gesture-based interface in Black and White has been getting a lot of press. It's clearly cool.