Our top story this week was about "zippy cloud machines," which are not, as I first hoped, personal flying machines. Instead Marshall Kirkpatrick looked at the Jolicloud operating system, which you can now run on computers as old as 10 years. Turning a Dell that's older than your kids into a usable computer isn't a jet pack, but it's still pretty cool.

In mobile news, Sarah Perez looked at what you can do if the Windows 7 update bricked your phone. The top location story was about how the designer of Google Images is launching a search engine for hotel rooms. Read on for more to stories.

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