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1:35 PM ET, March 31, 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?
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.
Discussion: TechSpot News and
Candace Lombardi / CNET
Spam experts at MIT lift curtain on search  —  CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—If there is a solution to search engine spam, no one's going to reveal it, according to experts at the MIT Spam Conference 2007 on Friday.  —  Nothing is going to change while there is money to be made off things like AdSense …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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: Different Than The Rest Of The Video Crowd  — is a new video startup that is different from the rest of the crowd.  Unlike YouTube and dozens of others, it isn't focused on building a portal around user-uploaded videos.  Instead, they are allowing website publishers …
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Despite Vulnerabilities, Apple's Mac OS X Weathers The Security Storm  —  Security pros say the Mac platform isn't a high-risk operating system and is more secure than Microsoft's Windows XP.  —  While an increasing number of bugs have been found in Apple's Mac OS X operating system …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Apple Blog
Bill / Flash Devices:
1 Billion Flash Enabled Handsets by 2010  —  Yep, the headline isn't a typo.  This past Wednesday during the mobile & solutions portion of the Adobe financial analyst meeting we shared that by 2010 we expect over 1 billion Flash enabled devices to be in market.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and
Wall Street Journal:
QQ: China's New Coin of the Realm?  —  Officials Try to Crack Down  —  As Fake Online Currency  —  Is Traded for Real Money  —  HONG KONG — China's fastest-rising currency isn't the yuan.  It's the QQ coin — online play money created by marketers to sell such things as virtual flowers …
Discussion: Slashdot
Matt Moore / Associated Press:
ICANN rejects creation of '.xxx' domain  —  LISBON, Portugal — The agency that sets the Internet addressing guidelines influencing how people navigate the Web defeated a proposal Friday to give adult websites their own ".xxx" domain.  —  Many in the adult-entertainment industry …
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:   Cornell researchers developing lie-detection software
Kat Herding / all noise all the time:
Locke  • Sierra  • CNN  —  stay tuned
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Epicenter
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 …
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.
LH Top 10: Free Windows Downloads  —  At every turn on the internet, someone's offering a free software download for your PC.  But separating the wheat from the evilware-addled chaff isn't for busy users with better things to do than test applications all day long.  That's where we come in.
Discussion: digg
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.
GTA4 Trailer Outrages NYC Pols - Honeymoon Over for New Take Two Owners  —  That didn't take long.  —  Take Two Interactive's new management team, which seized control of the company via stockholder revolt late Thursday afternoon, is facing its first public relations crisis.
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