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1:25 AM ET, July 5, 2007

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Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
THE TIME OF THE A-LIST IS DEAD.  THANK CHRIST.  NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON.  —  From Robert Scoble: … For once I disagree with Robert.  I DO want to talk about it.  Because I actually concur with Robert's thesis.  And I am utterly delighted to do so.  —  In the past, say …
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Kent / Newsome.Org:
Declaration of Blogging Independence  —  When in the Course of online events it becomes necessary for alienated and isolated bloggers to dissolve the existing blogging hierarchy and exclusionary behavior which have disconnected them from the A-List and made them feel even more nerdy …
Stace / Unwired View:
HTC OMNI PICS AND SPECS  —  The rumors about the upcoming HTC OMNI communicator have been flying around the Web for a few months now.  And from some leaked details and specs, HTC Omni sounded like a very interesting mobile gadget.  —  Well, they were true.
Peter Griffiths / Reuters:
Gadget boom to drive up energy demand: report  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Flat-screen televisions, computers and other hi-tech gadgets will use nearly half of a typical British household's total electricity by 2020, an energy conservation body said in a report on Wednesday.
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BBC:
Gadgets 'threaten energy savings'
Discussion: Engadget and textually.org
Matt Sullivan / Popular Mechanics:
More than 750 parts  —  stretching a half-mile long.  Some 350 engineers working round-the-clock.  Thousands of rusty, old mechanic photos — clutch plates, transmissions, brake discs — spilling across the table.  All for one beat-up Camaro?  Sure doesn't sound like your average auto manufacturer.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Nintendo Announces DS Camera, Face Training  —  Having already trained the brains of the Japanese and begun work on training their eyes, Nintendo now wants to train... their faces.  —  Otona No DS Kao Training, or Face Training, includes a camera that plugs into the Game Boy Advance slot …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Steorn's Orbo "free-energy" machine demonstrated!  —  Here we go, after months of doubt over claims of a magnetic machine promising "infinite clean energy," Steorn will be putting their wares on display for public scrutiny in London.  A physics defying perpetual machine, if you will.
RU Sirius / 10 Zen Monkeys:
Steve Wozniak v. Stephen Colbert — and Other Pranks  —  Steve Wozniak showed up at our San Francisco studio riding in fine style... on a Segway.  He had told me via email that he would just park anywhere in the city, and I imagined this multimillionaire going to some exclusive garage …
Discussion: MacUser, Epicenter and digg
Jen Gerson / Toronto Star:
WiFi revolution hits a snag  —  Fee for Internet service brings drop in number of Toronto subscribers  —  Long lauded as the technology that would turn cities into techie meccas, WiFi continues to creep across metropolises.  —  Years after North American cities began to plan for the WiFi revolution …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Smart Mobs
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
eBay To Craigslist: Game On With US Version Of Kijiji  —  eBay has opened a US version of its classifieds site Kijiji.  —  Kijiji has previously been available in Canada as well as parts of Europe and Asia, and is a direct competitor to Craigslist.  —  The Wall Street Journal reports …
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BREITBART.COM:
Chinese Youth Killed By Cell Phone Battery Blast  —  Chinese Youth Killed By Cell Phone Battery Blast beijing , July 03 (qna) - A 22-year-old Welder In North-western China Died When His Cell Phone Battery Exploded As He Was Working In Hot Temperatures, A Newspaper Reported Tuesday.
Nokia:
Honey, we need to talk - with my Nokia Speakerphone HF-300  —  Espoo, Finland - Having a conversation in and out of the car is about as simple as talking to yourself, thanks to Nokia's first speakerphone, the stylish Nokia Speakerphone HF-300.  This detachable Bluetooth speakerphone hosts a powerful speaker and microphone.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Wants MediaDefender to Walk the Plank to Bankruptcy  —  The guys at The Pirate Bay aren't happy.  Certain commercial outfits have been trying to use their trackers to hunt down pirates - companies like Media Defender who will be fresh in your mind following the MiiVi incident.
Discussion: digg
Tim Carroll / PalmInfocenter.com:
Palm Treo vs the iPhone: 10 Rounds  —  iDay has come and gone, and the first iPhones have made their way into the hot, grubby hands of gadget geeks and Apple cultists.  It's an important phase: how well is this svelte little beauty going to bear up under the hypercritical gaze of enthusiasts without …
Discussion: Mobility Site
 
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NaviGadget:
the new Mio P360 and P560
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Web Sheriff DMCA's Scouta Over YouTube Content Uploaded By Warner Music
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Azureus Ready to Pull Out All the Vuze Stops
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Forbes:
If Trust Is Lost, Google Will Crumble
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BBC:
Warning of data ticking time bomb
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Marcus Warren / Telegraph:
How cash-strapped is the BBC?  —  Something for James Purnell …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why AT&T should offer free Wi-Fi
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Zhiny: Motorola Zante Looks Even Shinier than You Know Who, Also Runs on EDGE
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Second Life Avatar Sued for Copyright Infringement
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