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5:15 PM ET, January 5, 2007


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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 …
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 …
Michael Kanellos / CNET
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
Michael Gartenberg:
CES will be evolutionary not revolutionary  —  I've been doing the CES thing for a while and more and more, it's looking like this show is going to be about evolution and not revolution.  Don't look for lots of new stuff to be introduced, look instead for products that are reaching maturation …
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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.
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:
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 …
Warren Ellis / Reuters/Second Life:
Second Life Sketches: Two Worlds - Fame and Infamy  —  The following is an independent opinion column, and is not connected with Reuters News.  The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not endorsed by Reuters.  —  It's the biggest digital art installation in the world …
PR Newswire:
Cingular Makes First Wireless Video Share Call  —  Technology Demo Showcased in AT&T Booth at Consumer Electronics Show  —  ATLANTA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — As thousands of people stroll through the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, those stopping by the AT&T booth …
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
Lifehacker Draws Visitors With Time-Saving Tech Tips  —  Gina Trapani is always looking for a clever shortcut — from a better way to organize her email inbox to keeping track of her Web passwords.  So, it seems, are plenty of other computer users.  —  Ms. Trapani, 31 years old …
Kristina Dell / Time:
Welcome to Wi-Fi-Ville Pop. 300 towns and growing  —  As municipal wireless pops up, so do questions: Who pays for it?  Who runs it?  Who's looking over your shoulder?  —  Citizens of Corpus Christi, Texas, can thank a snapping dog for the free wireless Internet they enjoy around town.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications:
Google Poaches NBC Video Exec  —  CONTINUING TO RAMP UP ITS video hosting and syndication business, Google has poached Michael Steib, NBC Universal's general manager of strategic ventures.  —  Led by Steib's strategic ventures unit, NBC Universal in September created the National Broadband Company …
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Taiwanese firm plans to sue Apple  —  Luxpro, a Taiwanese electronics firm, has said it will sue computer maker Apple for $100m (£52m) in damages.  —  The move follows a legal battle Luxpro fought with Apple over some of the Taiwanese firm's digital music players.
Discussion: Techdirt
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: Lost Remote, Gizmodo 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.
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