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6:00 PM ET, August 5, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: punk kid tries to dupe gadget blogs with phony Apple rumor  —  We're sure there's a broad swath of our readers who think every Apple-related rumor is patently untrue (which, let's be fair, isn't the case by a long shot), and an even larger number of people who think the mere act of writing them up is idiocy.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
More-solid-than-usual-rumors: Next-Gen iMacs and More Coming Tuesday, New iPod Mid-September  —  Someone close to the Infinite Loop Mothership just sent us a tip on what to expect at the Apple event this Tuesday: according to him/her/it, Steve Jobs will announce newly-designed iMacs …
Discussion: Webomatica and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Apple to update iMacs, MacBooks, and *gasp* Mac mini on Tuesday (Updated)  —  Just two days before Apple's special media event, Gizmodo purports to have new information from a tipster about what we can expect to come out of it.  And if true, there is going to be a metric buttload …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don't Feel Rich  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — By almost any definition — except his own and perhaps those of his neighbors here in Silicon Valley — Hal Steger has made it.  —  Mr. Steger, 51, a self-described geek, has banked more than $2 million.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The angst of Silicon Valley  —  This NY Times article finally gets the story of Silicon Valley.  —  For so many years they carried the myth, the genius, driven to create, to make his or her mark on the world, doing technology because it's so challenging, so mysterious, so enabling.
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.2.2 and 2.0.11  —  Today we have two security-related releases available for both users of our main 2.2 branch and the legacy 2.0 branch.  As these releases include only security and minor bugfixes they should not cause any plugin or theme compatibility issues, so you have no good excuse not to upgrade.
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
ClickTale explores further heatmap analytics  —  About a year ago we were announcing the birth of Clicktale, an Israeli based startup that provides a new generation of web analytics service based on the analysis of recorded video sessions of your users once they land on your website.
Discussion: Mashable!
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Mystery Solved: 'Fake Steve' Is an Editor  —  For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and one of the world's most famous businessmen.
Discussion: Laughing Squid and CostPerNews
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bulletin from the Googleplex: Google to Search "All the World's Videos"  —  The scope of videos found by searching Google Video has expanded in recent months from just clips on Google Videos to include YouTube.  —  Since May, when the company announced the future of universal search …
Robert Mullins / PC World:
E-Voting OK With New Security  —  California has certified some electronic polls but imposed new security mandates for the 2008 elections.  —  Recommend this story?  —  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen Friday recertified certain brands of electronic-voting machines for use …
Discussion: Engadget
Neville / Neville's Financial Blog:
Lebanese Newspaper  —  One day a bunch of people from Lebanon tried adding me as a friend on Facebook.  One of them notified me my full Facebook profile was published in a national newspaper over there!  —  If you go to Google Images and type in "Facebook" I am the first image to come up, so they used that image in the newspaper:
PIC / PalmInfocenter.com:
Treo 800p Live Spy Shots  —  PalmInfocenter has obtained a set of live cameraphone spy shots of what could be the Palm Treo 800p.  The standard blurry camera phone pics show the rumored "palm gandolf" design in the wild.  —  The pictures show a redesigned, yet familiar Treo look in a smaller and slightly slimmer package.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Only at DEFCON: Dateline NBC nailed, trying to nail Feds, hackers  —  Tip to aspiring undercover reporters: when you're given four chances to sign up as press, you're not really undercover anymore.  Cut your losses and stop pretending already.  —  In a developing story that only keeps getting richer …
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Secret New iPhone Features  —  One of the nice things about the iPhone is that, like the iPod, it can be easily updated by Apple with new features and bug fixes.  When such new software is available, you are notified the next time you plug your iPhone into your computer and the new stuff is downloaded into the phone automatically.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Toronto Hydro Says Wi-Fi Works Great.  What about Subscribers?  —  Network World Canada provides a little back and forth between telco Rogers Communications and Toronto Hydro: The former backs WiMax as the coming thing, so why bother with Wi-Fi.  The latter once had plans …
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Tim Wilson / PC World:
Public Wi-Fi: Past its Prime?
Discussion: dslreports.com
 
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Megazone / TiVo Lovers Blog:
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Hackers: Social networking sites flawed
Angel Jennings / New York Times:
What's Good for a Business Can Be Hard on Friends
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