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4:50 PM ET, April 28, 2007


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Jessica Guynn / San Francisco Chronicle: to get boot from S.F. landlords  —  (04-27) 18:50 PDT — One San Francisco landlord has decided that the company producing is a crowd.  —  Complaining of raucous parties and other disruptive behavior, the landlord of the San Francisco high-rise that has become …
Discussion: digg
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Coming Soon,'s The Homeless Chronicles  — is soon going to be homeless.  —  The four members of the start-up behind the online reality television show are being evicted by their landlords, Trinity Management Services, due to complaints of raucous parties and other disruptive behavior.
Discussion: Epicenter and
Mouse brain simulated on computer  —  US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.  —  The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.  —  In other smaller simulations …
Discussion: Joe Duck and
Virtual Earth:
Virtual Earth API V5 is released  —  Just in time for your weekend coding pleasure, version 5 of the Virtual Earth Software Development Kit is live today.  There's a boatload of new features and enhancements, among my favorites are mouse events for polygons and polylines and great layering support.
Ryan Stewart:
The Week MTV Dropped Flash  —  Friday night and I'm reading feeds about RIAs.  I'm not sure what that says about me, but hey, what can you do.  This one is about the MTV reversion from their touted all-Flash site back to HTML.  It's interesting to see things like this happen.
Gizmodo Exclusive: Exclusive Pics of the Vudu - Video Store In A Box  —  These are the first pictures of the box, remote control and UI of Vudu, a video store in a box that is going to engage in a battle royale with Apple TV come June.  The service will launch with thousands of movies …
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Wi-fi laptop fears for children  —  Computers with wireless internet should not be placed on children's laps, says the head of the government's committee on mobile phone safety research.  —  Professor Lawrie Challis told the Daily Telegraph children using wi-fi networks should be monitored until research …
Associated Press:
Schools say iPods becoming tool for cheaters … MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Banning baseball caps during tests was obvious — students were writing the answers under the brim.  Then, schools started banning cell phones, realizing students could text message the answers to each other.
Yoshiko Hara / EE Times:
Exclusive: Outgoing Sony exec Kutaragi already planning PS4  —  TOKYO — Playstation inventor Ken Kutaragi, who will retire as chairman and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. on June 19, is already thinking ahead to Playstation 4 and beyond.  —  In an exclusive interview with EE Times …
David Wallace / SearchRank Blog:
10 Signs That You May Be a Blog Addict  —  Blogs exist on just about every variety of subject one can imagine.  And more and more blogs come online each and every day.  But what does it take to really have an active blog that people will subscribe to and come back again and again to read?
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
WSJ censoring Vonage's Ads?  —  When we looked at the back page of Friday's Marketplace section of the Wall Street Journal, it looked like the delivery person had perhaps taken offense with the Vonage ad campaign about its patent case with Verizon, with what looked like some black-pen editing …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Authors@Google  —  For over the past year, we've invited some of the most prominent and promising thinkers, artists, leaders, and personalities of our time to give talks and have discussions at Google about their recently published books.  We call the series Authors@Google, and we've posted videos of many of our events online.
Discussion: Lorcan Dempsey's weblog and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New spyware legislation a mixed bag  —  A comprehensive spyware bill recently cleared the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection (it flows trippingly from the tongue, no?) and is busy stirring up controversy.
Discussion: digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Wakoopa: For Desktop Applications  — does for music what Dutch startup Wakoopa wants to do for your desktop applications.  Like, Wakoopa uses a downloaded tracker, except if follows how often you use applications instead of listen to music.
Discussion: Vecosys
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Rcade / Workbench:
NBC Buys RSS-to-Email Service R-Mail
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhone's Slippery Secret
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and digg
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A Pension to Retire For: $158.5 Million Plus
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 Earlier Items: 
Stace / Unwired View:
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S60 Summit, Madrid 2007
Discussion: Ring Nokia
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
How Google, Yahoo & Treat the No Follow Link Attribute
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
The Perfect DB Storage Array
Discussion: digg
David / Ironic Sans:
Idea: Uncensor the Internet with Greasemonkey
Discussion: Lifehacker