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11:00 PM ET, May 7, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Share Your OPML  —  Share Your OPML, a new project founded by Dave Winer, is launching officially on Monday.  It is a self-described "commons for sharing outlines, feeds, and taxonomy."  It will gather a community of subscription lists and aggregate them in interesting and useful ways.
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Turning a Miniature Into a Lightweight  —  Samsung's Q1 might seem like an impressive piece of laptop engineering — it weighs just under two pounds, light enough to carry around full-time.  —  But the company had to sacrifice a few things to reach that weight: a keyboard.  A CD or DVD drive.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Someone Has to Pay for TV.  But Who?  And How?  —  THEY will take my remote control away only when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.  —  This thought followed my first reading of a patent application for a new kind of television set and digital video recorder recently filed by a unit …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The second coming of Intel's Core Duo  —  Coming soon to a PC store near you: Core Duo, the sequel.  —  Intel has decided to borrow the sequential naming scheme it used for its famous Pentium brand and apply it to the new Core line of chips, the company is expected to announce Sunday.
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot
Akeya Dickson / Washington Post:
Kid-Friendly Search Engines Filter Content  —  It's not unheard of these days for a child doing online research for a school project to accidentally stumble into a porn site or someplace else that's too dicey for a parent's comfort level.  —  Between e-mail filters, parental controls and special software …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Give Google Health a test drive  —  We've been talking about it for over a month, and now you can now give Google Health a try before it is launched.  Visit http://64.233.167.99 (one of Google's datacenters) and search for anything health related.  —  The results page gives users the option …
Reuters:
China sees 60 million bloggers by year's end  —  Blogging is booming in China with the number of bloggers expected to hit 60 million by the end of this year.  —  China is the world's second-largest Internet market after the United States with more than 110 million users.
Consortiuminfo.org:
ODF Plug-ins and a Microsoft Promise of Cooperation  —  Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD) issued a Request for Information (RFI) titled "OpenDocument Format Plug-in for Microsoft Office Suite."  Almost immediately, Pamela Jones posted word at Groklaw …
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
Ingrid Marson / ZDNet:
Linux kernel 'getting buggier' … Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton may force developers to devote one kernel cycle to fix long-standing bugs in the Linux kernel  —  Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects …
Read/WriteWeb:
List of Web 2.0 Lists  —  As a Web (2.0) consultant and analyst (about me), I track a variety of market segments and products.  Luckily for me, nowadays I don't have to do as much grunt work on gathering high level product data as I used to.  There are a plethora of product lists and data …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Wow: 3D operating system, Open Croquet  —  We're getting a demo of Croquet from Julian Lombardi and David Smith of Open Croquet, which is a 3D world.  Something like Second Life, but runs P2P.  —  We have just seen a new world.  —  You have just witnessed one of the first public demos of a 3D hyperlink in the system.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
sigilgames.com:
VANGUARD: SAGA OF HEROES FINDS A NEW HOME  — Sigil Games Online and Sony Online Entertainment In Talks To Co-Publish Sigil's Ground-Breaking New Game -  —  May 5, 2006 - Carlsbad & San Diego, CA - Sigil Games Online and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry …
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Global Neighborhoods Intervew: Tom Raftery  —  There are a few reasons why I asked Tom Raftery to be among the first people I interview for my new book.  First, he is my friend and he always has something either interesting or valuable to say.  Second, Ireland is among the most rapidly emerging countries …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Damien Mulley
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
I'm the Blue Security Spammer  —  An anonymous spammer took credit on Friday for taking part in a campaign by hundreds of junk e-mailers to disable the websites of antispam firm Blue Security and affiliated internet companies.  —  In a message to Wired News, a writer claiming to be …
 
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Alice Hill / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
The Computer Bed  —  Anyone remember the Murphy Bed?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Welcome to the New Dollhouse  —  AROUND lunchtime one recent Sunday …
Peter Fairley / technologyreview.com:
France's Effort to Spawn a New Google
BBC:
Hacker fears 'UFO cover-up'
Discussion: TechBlog and Dvorak Uncensored
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The Day DDoS Brought Down Six Apart
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Waxxi is a New Kind of Podcast
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Microsoft Quietly Launches Froogle Competitor
 

 
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