In the news, San Francisco may be going wireless (but faces possible legal action from private providers), HP is developing a camera jammer, there's a possible antidote to paralysis, and many people's English skills are deplorable. (The latter isn't really news, but given the growing use of textual correspondence, it's becoming more of a problem.)
EDIT: I'm trying to think of a good name for my survey tool. David suggested "Mercator," but I think that's already taken by quite a few different products. Any ideas?