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7:20 AM ET, September 10, 2006

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TheMaxTeam / Microsoft Max Blog:
The latest Max!  —  With this release, we're excited to give you the ability to add RSS and ATOM feeds to Max for viewing in our attractive newspaper layouts.  —  We've also updated Max to support the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 RC1, meaning you can run the latest version with Max.
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Windows Presentation Foundation in action - Microsoft MAX  —  The Microsoft MAX team announced today that they have a new version of the product out which uses the new .NET Framework RC 1.  If you didn't know better, you would think this was something made for a Mac or made by Adobe.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Microsoft Max feed aggregator  —  Microsoft just released a new desktop feed aggregator, codename Max.  Max features news displayed in a newspaper layout and two-pane interface, a bit different approach than many other aggregators on the market.  MSN Filter is built-in …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Allen Wastler / CNNMoney.com:
HP Chair: Lying, or incompetent  —  Was it a case of 'you don't want to know' in the board investigation?  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — To: Patricia Dunn, chairman of the board, Hewlett-Packard  —  Dear Ms. Dunn,  —  Are you lying ... or incompetent?  —  I ask this as respectfully as possible.
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
BW Writers Targeted by HP  —  A trio of BusinessWeek reporters were among the nine journalists whose phone records were sought by HP in a probe about board leaks to the press  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) targeted three BusinessWeek reporters among the nine journalists whose phone records …
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Jim Kerstetter / CNET News.com:
HP probe snared a third News.com reporter  —  The personal telephone records of a third CNET News.com reporter were targeted during Hewlett-Packard's investigation into boardroom leaks, HP confirmed Friday afternoon.  —  An HP spokesman said reporter Stephen Shankland's records were targeted …
Mark Shuttleworth:
Conflicting goals create tension in communities  —  Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that's become rather famous.  —  I'm of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian.  So it's absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
David Smith / Observer:
Why the iPod is losing its cool  —  Apple has added ever more extras to its digital music-player in a bid to stem falling sales.  But fears are rising that the device is now too common to be cutting edge  —  The Mermaid, Puddle Dock, is not the first place you might go in search of the cool and cutting edge.
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Huge Update to Google Earth and Maps Aerial/Satellite Photos - September 8 and 9  —  [UPDATE: 1545 ET - new areas in blue]  —  The update which came out yesterday for Google Maps (unannounced by Google) was pushed out to Google Earth last night (thanks to several readers who pointed this out).
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Star Wars tour at The Future of Web Apps  —  This Thursday I will lead a tour of the Letterman Digital Arts Center during the lunch break of The Future of Web Apps summit.  The Letterman center is the new home of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and LucasArts.
Discussion: ShoutBlog
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Nokia Releases E70, N93 Phones in USA; Opens NYC Store  —  Updated twice.  Nokia is opening their flagship store in New York City today, at 5 East 57th Street, and they're doing it with two new phones: the eagerly awaited E70 and N93.  The E70, which I have on my desk right now …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Microsoft's High-Tech School Opens in Philly  —  The school bell rung for the first time Thursday at the School of the Future, a joint project between the School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft.  The two groups say the school is the most advanced high school in the nation, with technology deeply integrated into the curriculum.
Discussion: Download Squad
Tom's Hardware Guide:
The MythTV Convergence  —  Introduction  —  Technology surrounds and supports us in our everyday lives; it sometimes even assists with routine tasks on the job or at home.  A new crop of ever-more sophisticated devices is becoming increasingly more attuned to and aware of our entertainment …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Ryansingel / 27B Stroke 6:
Craigslist  —  A guy who identifies himself as Jason Fortuny, a 30 year old network administrator, posted a graphic ad on Seattle's Craigslist, pretending to be a woman wanting some BDSM sex.  —  Not surprisingly, many men responded, many with photos and more than a few with pics of their genitals.
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive to cost £199  —  With 360 bundles planned rather than pre-Christmas price cut  —  The Premium Xbox 360 won't benefit from a price cut this Christmas - but instead a HD-DVD and console package is due, spearheading a marketing drive of console bundles available from November.
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Saying It 'Messed Up,' Facebook Modifies Controversial Feature  —  Facebook, a popular Web-based hangout for students, revamped its site last night to let users disable or modify a new feature that had touched off protests from hundreds of thousands of members.
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