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4:45 AM ET, April 7, 2006

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Cabel / cabel.name:
Boot Camp First Look: Half Life 2 Video + More  —  By now, I'm sure all of you have already discovered and absorbed all there is to know about today's new Boot Camp Public Beta — Apple's official solution for truly dual-booting native Windows XP on any Intel Mac.
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Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
Windows on Mac, Simultaneously  —  Apple Computer's surprise software release allowing the company's newest Intel-based Macs to run Windows has put "virtualization" — an alternative, and arguably superior, method of achieving the same result — in the spotlight.
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Pac-Man, Gundam, and more at Xbox 360 press conference  —  In addition to the news that anime is on the XBLM, there is plenty more from last night's Japanese press event.  You can read the horrible machine translation of Famitsu's coverage here, or read on for the big
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Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Really Boring Xbox Press Conference Photos
Discussion: Gamerscore Blog
Rob Fahey / gamesindustry.biz:
Fornay's comments are not an indication of PS3 pricing - Sony  —  Statements made on French radio have been "mistranslated or misunderstood"  —  Comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment France boss Georges Fornay which appeared to indicate the price point for PlayStation 3 …
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Sony claims PS3 pricing leak 'incorrect'
Jfurrier / PodTech.net:
Forrester Report on Podcasting - Wrong Big Time  —  I don't know what planet Charlene is on these days but her report on podcast adoption is way off base.  I don't know why she would come out with these low numbers.  My only guess is that it's typical old school research method …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Kudos to Chevy Tahoe: It takes guts to brand with social computing  —  I've got to applaud Chevy Tahoe's recent foray into social computing with http://www.chevyapprentice.com/ .  On the site, users can create their own customized video commercial, complete with text and background music.
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Ed Peper / Detroit Auto News:
Now that we've got your attention
jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #14- TabletKiosk eo UMPC video review  —  Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #14 here (WMV format, 320x240, 80.2 MB, 32 minutes)  —  I can't remember the last time a genre of mobile device created quite the buzz that the Origami/ UMPC has generated.
Discussion: Kevin 2.0 and John Tokash's Blog
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Business as usual - on the conference front  —  OK - I'm officially complaining now.  The speaker's list for Supernova has been officially sent out and guess what?  Its all the same people - AGAIN?  —  I mean how many times do we need to hear from Dave Sifry, Mary Hodder, Joi Ito …
David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
New Data Reveals Virtually No Viewers For Time-Shifted Spots  —  ADVERTISERS DETERMINED TO RESIST PAYING for ads skipped with DVRs can find new ammunition in Nielsen's new minute-by-minute ratings.  An analysis of the so-called "commercial ratings" obtained by MediaDailyNews reveals …
Suzi Turner / Spyware Confidential:
DirectRevenue's dirty laundry is out of the closet and does it ever stink  —  Two days ago DirectRevenue was hit with a lawsuit by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.  The 76 page Affirmation of Justin Brookman (PDF) outlined the outrageous practices of DirectRevenue including evidence …
Discussion: Sunbelt BLOG and Vitalsecurity.org
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Going Unconventional to Market Movies  —  A MOVIE opening tomorrow, "Take the Lead," has an appropriate title, and not just because it is about dancing.  —  The studio releasing the film, New Line Cinema, wants to take the lead in finding alternative ways to market movies beyond traditional methods …
Discussion: Random Culture and adfreak
Jon's Radio:
The Folio forty  —  Folio, the recursively-named magazine for magazine management, has included me in its list of 40 industry influencers, in the Under the Radar category.  Thanks to the Folio folks, and to Paul Conley who recommended me to them.  I am honored to have my work recognized in this way.
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Bill Would Clean Up Caller ID  —  You can count congressional lawmakers among those who want caller ID to mean something again.  —  Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives seeks to outlaw the use of caller ID spoofing techniques "with the intent to deceive the person to whom the call is made."
Wired News:
Why VOIP Needs Crypto  —  There are basically four ways to eavesdrop on a telephone call.  —  One, you can listen in on another phone extension.  This is the method preferred by siblings everywhere.  If you have the right access, it's the easiest.  While it doesn't work for cell phones …
Kelli Kennedy / Associated Press:
Cell Phone Warns About Sexual Predators  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - When 11-year-old Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped and murdered last year, Joe Dawson immediately began gathering signatures to enact stricter penalties for registered sex offenders.  Now, Dawson is teaming up with a California-based technology firm …
Discussion: Techdirt
David Pogue / New York Times:
Internet Calls Untethered From Your PC  —  WHY does Skype get so much hype?  Sure, this software lets you make free "phone calls," computer to computer, anywhere in the world.  But it wasn't the first such program, it's not the most feature-laden, and it's still a mystery to most people over 25.
NaviGadget:
Garmin BMW Motorrad III Navigator soon to be released  —  Garmin BMW Motorrad Navigator III makes it possible to have an interface of navigation in 3d, has a screen TFT anti-reflecting color of a resolution of 454 X 240 pixels and a Bluetooth connector industry making it possible simultaneously …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
shareholder.com:
PayPal Launches Mobile Payments  —  PayPal Mobile Enables Anytime, Anywhere Payments, Purchases and Donations  —  SAN JOSE, Calif., and LAS VEGAS - April 6, 2006 - PayPal today introduced PayPal Mobile, a text message-based service allowing consumers in the US and Canada to send money anytime …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PalmAddicts
 
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