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5:05 AM ET, July 8, 2007

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Xinhua News Agency:
$19 mln price tag for space station toilet  —  www.chinaview.cn 2007-07-06 18:01:47  —  Paying 19 million U.S.dollars for a Russian-built international space station toilet system is a bargain compared to building one from scratch, a NASA spokewoman said Thursday.
Discussion: DailyTech and Joe Duck
Business Wire:
AMD Makes Strategic Investment in Transmeta  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Transmeta Corporation (NASDAQ:TMTA) and AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD has invested $7.5 million in Transmeta in exchange for Transmeta preferred stock.  —  "We are very pleased that AMD …
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Technology's Untanglers: They Make It Really Work  —  SOMETIMES there is a huge disconnect between the people who make a product and the people who use it.  The creator of a Web site may assume too much knowledge on the part of users, leading to confusion.  Software designers …
Discussion: Adaptive Path
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
CONFIRMED: T-Mobile Germany announces the HTC Kaiser as T-Mobile MDA Vario III  —  Here we go - I was right when I said that T-Mobile's previously unveiled MDA Vario III will be most likely the HTC Kaiser.  Today, T-Mobile Germany confirmed the launch of the MDA Vario III during the IFA late next month …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget Mobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create Company In One Weekend  —  StartupWeekend is occurring right now in Colorado.  The goal - create a startup in one weekend, which will be called vosnap.  Everyone who attends is a founder, with equal equity.  Ideas for what the company will be have been gathered since June.
Discussion: Startup Weekend
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Steorn Now Being Openly Mocked  —  Irish startup Steorn blew the hugely hyped demo of their new perpetual energy machine when "excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area" led them to abort the affair.  However, the guys at LouderVoice somehow got access to Steorn's "CEO" and "Machine" for this exclusive demo.
Discussion: EirePreneur and Techdirt
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Microsoft outplays Apple long term  —  OK, let me set the scene here.  Three weeks ago this event didn't exist.  300 developers are here in San Francisco.  All voluntarily.  All organized themselves.  —  I've already met a Microsoft employee.  A Yahoo employee.  A Verisign employee.
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Backup Brain and JD on EP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gizmoz To Get Mainstream Attention At MTV Music Awards  —  Gizmoz, an Israeli startup that allows people to create realistic 3D cartoon avatars of themselves and embed them on other websites, will be getting a little mainstream attention at the upcoming MTV Music Awards in September.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Funny "no Flash" on iPhone video  —  This has gotten shown to me a few times already cause developers here know I am a Flash on iPhone advocate.
Discussion: Skype Journal and Mickeleh's Take
Daniel Escapa / Daniel Escapa's OneNote Blog:
OneNote Web Exporter - Dave Tse's cool powertoy  —  I am very happy to announce that one of the coolest powertoys I have seen is available for download!  It is the OneNote Web Exporter powertoy which will take a OneNote notebook and convert it into an interactive website.  This is what a notebook looks like in IE:
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
YAY!  Twitter Blabber Can Now be Phoned In  —  Michael Arrington gives Dave Winer a big 'ol pat on the TwitterGram back while wondering what the "media hacker" will "blend up next."  —  No need to wonder about what Winer was blending yesterday, thanks to the mighty Twitter itself: "Fresh cherries"!
Kara Jesella / New York Times:
A Hipper Crowd of Shushers  —  ON a Sunday night last month at Daddy's, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, more than a dozen people in their 20s and 30s gathered at a professional soiree, drinking frozen margaritas and nibbling store-bought cookies.  With their thrift-store inspired clothes …
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
I am no longer an iPhone Refusnik...but rather an iPhone Confusnik.  —  O.K., so I am now the owner of an expensive iPod that has the ability to take pictures that I need to perform a serious hack on if I want it to work inside of Wi-Fi hotspots if I choose NOT to commit myself to AT&T …
Discussion: A VC and iPhone Unlocked
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
So, where are the iPhone games?  —  It's got a large screen, a wireless Internet connection, and a touch interface a bit like the bestselling Nintendo DS, which you'd think would make it an ideal gaming platform.  But for some reason, in all the avalanche of hype, I've read little or nothing about iPhone games.
Discussion: Industry Girl and Technovia
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pownce Invites For Sale On eBay  —  Proving that everything has a market, invites to Kevin Rose's P2P service Pownce are up for sale on eBay.  —  Bidding on Pownce invites start at 1c with buy it now prices at $5.  —  It wasn't that long ago when Gmail invites were available for sale on eBay …
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Think Secret:
Next-generation iMac tracking for August
Discussion: Engadget and CrunchGear
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
iPhone Native Looking Skin
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Phone Scoop:
BlackBerry With Wi-Fi Approved By the FCC
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Alex Faaborg / Mozilla Labs Blog:
The Graphical Keyboard User Interface
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Z9 unveiled! Can ya feel it? Huh, huh?
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Microholography milks 500GB out of DVD-sized discs
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