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11:35 PM ET, March 30, 2007

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Business 2.0:
Death of the cell phone charger  —  A Pennsylvania entrepreneur has developed technology that gives you all the battery juice you need directly from the air.  Business 2.0 reports.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — How much money could you make from a technology that replaces electrical wires?
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Powercast looking to bring wireless power to reality  —  We know, energy without wires has always seemed like one of those novel concepts that sounds terrific in theory, but remains a tad difficult to imagine hitting the commercial scene for some time to come.
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
For now, no red light district for the Internet  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — An Internet governing body on Friday rejected a proposal to create a unique set of Web addresses for adult entertainment Web sites.  —  The decision sends the broader message that the governing body …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
ICANN rejects .xxx domain registry
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
When everyone blogs, all sides of a story can be aired  —  A couple of days ago, Patrick McGovern, the legendary media entrepreneur who founded IDG, was interviewed by Mark Glaser (MediaShift/PBS.org).  (I have some disclosures, below.)  —  In addition to exploring topics related to the role …
Discussion: Epicenter
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David Flynn / APC:
Office 2008 for Mac hits beta: lush 'Escher' graphics engine revealed  —  Hello Diggers, MacSurfers, TUAWers and readers of many other Mac sites who are kindly linking to us!  We've temporarily disabled comments to help the server cope with the rather immense traffic coming in right now.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's War on Statsaholic  —  Statsaholic (formerly Alexaholic) launched a year ago and provided much easier access to Alexa traffic data than the Alexa site itself.  Statsaholic also had other features Alexa didn't offer, like embeddable graphs and data smoothing.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Look at Facebook  —  Recent traffic statistics at social networking site Facebook are impressive and we're wondering if there's a wider story here.  —  Facebook tells us the site is seeing about 1.5 billion page views a day, up from about 1 billion daily views last month — statistics that haven't been released until now.
USA Today:
Daylight saving again?  Older devices may spring forward  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry largely avoided a daylight-saving time disaster this month, but a few new glitches might pop up this weekend.  —  Daylight-saving time began three weeks early this year, causing a problem …
Discussion: Gear Live, Digital World and CrunchGear
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Good or bad?  Wrong question  —  Aaron Swartz is an interesting guy.  One of the co-founders of Reddit, the Digg-like recommendation engine that was recently bought by the Conde Nast magazine-publishing empire, his blog often has long and thoughtful posts with a refreshingly different perspective.
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Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Everything Good is Bad For You  —  While we were developing Reddit …
Discussion: pc4media
K.C. Jones / InformationWeek:
Lie-Detection Software Could Scan E-Mail, Text Messages  —  Software could be trained to detect patterns of lies in text for law enforcement, dates, and spouses.  —  Researchers at Cornell University want to create lie-detection software for e-mail and text messages.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Darren Murph / Engadget:   Cornell researchers developing lie-detection software
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Video Games Conquer Retirees  —  CHATAWA, Miss. — For 133 years the School Sisters of Notre Dame have lived here in a thick forest just up the hill from the Tangipahoa River.  In a modest but stately compound called St. Mary of the Pines, 52 retired members of this Roman Catholic order spend …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Trojan masquerades as IE 7 downloads  —  Spammers are using fake Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 2) downloads to lure Windows users into downloading a nasty backdoor Trojan.  —  The fake downloads are part of a massive spam run that includes an official-looking graphic (see image below) …
Discussion: DailyTechRag
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Jose Nazario / Security to the Core:
Today's Other Malware Threat: IE7.0.exe
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?  —  If you've applied for a job before, you've probably fretted over how to answer questions like "are you inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning?" or "do you like to create challenges for yourself when you take on a new project?".
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Desktop On Demand - New WebOS Launches  —  Desktop On Demand (DOD) is the latest WebOS to come onto the market.  It is a free "online desktop service" that lets you access your desktop remotely.  DOD comes with 1GB of free disk space, with extra space available for a fee.
Ross Rubin / Engadget:
Switched On: Hollywood's remote control turns revenue off  —  Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:  —  Last week's Switched On compared two devices that only peripherally compete with each other today …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
A "Swiss Army" Meta Search Engine  —  I'm generally not a big fan of meta search technologies—I prefer to go directly to the search service I feel will likely give me the best response for any given query, rather than sifting through the aggregated results from several engines provided by meta search engines.
Stace / Unwired View:
LOOK OUT GOOGLE.  NOKIA IS WORKING ON ITS OWN MOBILE SEARCH ENGINE!  —  With the rumors about Google Phone running wild, what is poor Nokia to do?  Well, mobile search is in pretty embryonic stage right now.  So if Google want's it's own smartphone, we want our own search engine, says Nokia.
 
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Volkswagen iGolf. The ultimate iPod dock?
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Gizmodo:
Mysterious Edge PC Promises Mobile DSL
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MobileWhack
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft makes copying Vista a monster task
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Microsoft.community - RC Almost Baked
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Forget relaxation, Norwegian Cruise Line offers up big screen Wii play
Discussion: Game | Life
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Earthlink: Free MuniFi with Nokia N800
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Apple TV hacked to enable USB
Discussion: AwkwardTV and digg
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thanks For The Link, Mainstream Media — Now Let's Have More!
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
SonyBMG retires demo and urges new talent to upload songs
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Joe / Techdirt:
Web Services Face Reliability Challenge
Discussion: CNET News.com
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Amsterdam sold for $50,000  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Second Life
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Treo 755p for Sprint in the wild
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
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