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12:15 PM ET, January 5, 2007

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DailyTech:
Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive  —  We should expect to see 1TB hard disk drive products within 6 months  —  Seagate Technology has just released information to DailyTech with regard to the company's upcoming highest capacity hard disk drive to date.  At 1TB, if no other hard disk …
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Here comes the terabyte hard drive  —  Last year, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies predicted hard-drive companies would announce 1 terabyte drives by the end of 2006.  Hitachi was only off by a few days.  —  The company said on Thursday that it will come out with a 3.5-inch-diameter 1 terabyte drive …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hitachi breaks 1TB hard drive barrier with 7K1000  —  Well, we knew it was likely to happen in 2006 or 2007: Hitachi has fulfilled their promise and broken the 1TB drive barrier with the introduction of Hitachi's new Deskstar 7K1000 drive.  Thanks to perpendicular recording …
Discussion: Uber-Review and digg
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB  —  An interesting tidbit from Guy Kawasaki's wrap-up of his first full year blogging.  The key part is bolded.  Note that his blog has been consistently between the 35th and 45th most popular in the world, according to Technorati.  Here are some of his stats:
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Performancing Deal is Off  —  After much discussion and heartache we have decided to walk away from the Performancing deal.  We listened to our Posties and other Metrics users, dug into the Metrics platform and regretfully found that it wasn't what we were looking for right now.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The second Xbox 360 revealed: codename Zephyr  —  Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn't released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out?  Well, here's your answer: we landed pictures of what appears to be the second Xbox 360 — the Xbox 360 v2, if you will — codenamed Zephyr.
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
MACWORLD 2007: NEW GOODIES FOR THE WEB WORKER?  —  It's that time of year...Macworld Expo in San Francisco begins next week.  While the east coast version of the conference has died on the vine, the San Francisco show is still a huge draw.  What tricks do you think Steve Jobs …
GameDaily:
Microsoft's Achievement Points Yield 'Nerd Cred'  —  The concept of Achievement Points and a Gamerscore has become more popular than Microsoft ever imagined.  Group Product Manager Aaron Greenberg and Epic Games lead designer CliffyB chime in on why gamers are seemingly obsessed with these points.
Discussion: Kotaku, Scobleizer and Joystiq
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
iWork '07 nears release with new spreadsheet app  —  Apple's launch of iWork '07 next week is expected to be touted as one of the company's more significant product launches of the year, most notably due to the addition of a new spreadsheet application.  This third component will better enable Apple …
Phil Gallo / Variety:
Digital sales boost music industry  —  Album sales drop yet again  —  Disney's 'High School Musical' soundtrack was the year's top seller.  —  The music biz can't stem the bleeding, but for now, digital tracks are proving to be a secure Band-aid.  —  Album sales dropped …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Lost Remote and digg
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Exclusive: Columbine Game Kicked From Competition  —  Slamdance finalist Super Columbine Massacre RPG has been officially kicked from the festival due to mounting pressure from protesters and the loss of sponsorship, the game's creator told Kotaku Thursday night.
Discussion: Global Nerdy and GamePolitics.com
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn  —  The average number of LinkedIn connections for people who work at Google is forty-seven.  —  The average number for Harvard Business School grads is fifty-eight, so you could skip the MBA, work at Google, and probably get most of the connections you need.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Rivals battle for connected world  —  Technology editor, BBC News, Las Vegas  —  Technology giants Microsoft and Apple will set out their rival visions of the digital future at two separate events in the coming days.  —  On Sunday Bill Gates will open the Consumer Electronics show …
Discussion: IP Democracy
axiotron.web7.serverlogistics.com:
First Tablet Mac Solution to be Unveiled at Macworld by Axiotron and OWC  —  El Segundo, CA - Solution hardware manufacturer Axiotron, Inc. and technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that they will be unveiling the ModBook™, the first ever Mac® …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
PDF security risk greater than originally thought  —  A recently discovered security weakness in the widely used Acrobat Reader software could put Net users at more risk than previously thought, experts warned Thursday.  —  Initially, security professionals thought that the problem …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
I Don't Understand Or Have Much Reason To Trust Daylife's News Judgment
Ryan Freebern / Uber-Review:
Microvision Unveils Tiny Digital Projector
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Freebern / Uber-Review:
Garmin: GPS Is For The Dogs
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
WriteRoom 2.0 released for OS X
Business Wire:
Mobile Phones to Adopt New, Smaller USB Connector
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Scoop
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
70 cents per track is "in the correct range," says UMG attorney
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista testers get unexpected holiday gift: No TV
Discussion: PVR Wire
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Studios okay users burning CSS-encrypted movies, but special media is required
Discussion: Gizmodo and MacUser
 

 
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