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2:55 PM ET, October 10, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone and iPod touch v1.1.1 full jailbreak tested, confirmed!  —  We were invited by iPhone / iPod touch file system hacker Niacin (who you might also know for his PSP and MSN TV Linux cluster hacks, etc.) and Dre to test out their new v1.1.1 file system hack.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The truth about traffic on the Internet  —  Ahh, the Guardian got into a little dirty truth about traffic on TechMeme: there isn't many people there.  —  Every time I get on TechMeme I get 500 to 3,000 visits.  That matches what the Guardian and what Nick Carr are seeing.
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Schrep / schrep's blog:
Mozilla and Mobile  —  People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's going to do about the mobile web, and I'm very excited to announce that we plan to rock it.  Here's some information about what we're planning to do with hiring, technology, partnerships, and products, and how you can get involved.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way  —  Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Several people familiar with the matter …
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Think Secret:
MacBook poised for product rev
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma  —  news analysis If Wall Street pundits get their way, Sprint Nextel's next CEO will put the brakes on plans for a new, high-speed wireless network.  —  But such a move, while no doubt cutting costs, could condemn the struggling company to also-ran status.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
World's dumbest file-sharer mulls appeal  —  Ironically-named P2P user Jammie Thomas, who was fined $220,000 for copyright infringement in a case brought by the RIAA last week, wants to appeal the Minnesota jury's verdict.  —  The lady is certainly unlucky.
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Christopher Null:   A Peek Inside the RIAA Trial Jury Room
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory  —  Apple as early as Wednesday is expected to launch as part of its website a directory of official Web 2.0-based iPhone applications, AppleInsider has been told.  —  One developer familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous …
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update (Fix Available)  —  Two weeks ago, we posted about an issue involving the calculation of numbers around 65,535 and 65,536.  As of today, fixes for this issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services 2007 are available for download from the following locations:
comScore:
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study …
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints  —  When Zachary McCune, a student at Brown, received an e-mail message from the university telling him he might have broken the law by downloading copyrighted songs, his eyes glazed over the warning and he quickly forgot about it.
Discussion: Rough Type
VR-Zone News:
Quad-Core Phenom Models & Clocks Revealed  —  AMD has confirmed the model name and clock speed of the upcoming quad-core Phenom processors and plans to launch them as scheduled in Nov/Dec while Phenom FX will launched in Q1 next year.  AMD plans to add higher clocked Phenom FX and Phenom quad-core processors in Q2 next year.
Discussion: Crave and The Tech Report
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Exclusive: INDISTR Relaunches — A 360-degree View On The Upgrade  —  We reviewed INDISTR on their initial launch in January and described INDISTR as, "a way for indie music creators to sell their music to fans."  It's in the same category as Amie Street, they differ on pricing models.
BBC:
On the road with wi-fi and video  —  On test clockwise from top left: PSP Slim, Archos 605wifi, iPod touch, N800  —  Gadget lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to portable media players, with an increasing number offering web access through wi-fi connections.
Sprint:
Sprint Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, A Polished Package To Keep Customers Connected, Informed and Entertained At SprintSpeed™  —  First Sprint-powered BlackBerry smartphone to support Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV(SM)  —  Built-in GPS, 2 mega-pixel camera …
 
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Mario Apicella / Computerworld:
Vendors take giant leap with drive encryption
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Samsung announces dos music phones
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog:
AT&T and Verizon get new Samsungs  —  Sneaky Samsung has been hard …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Internet2 hits 100Gbps, could scale 10x beyond that
Discussion: Digg
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco
Discussion: TechCrunch
Ted Henneberry / Business Week:
The EC's New Microsoft Rules
Discussion: Open Source
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
AP Sues VeriSign's Moreover
Discussion: Techdirt
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All I want for Christmas is my HDTV... and an Apple
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
SnapLayout: The Profile Editor MySpace Should Have Made
Discussion: Mashable!
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Ask 37signals: Is it really the number of features that matter?
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Bokardo
New York Post:
B'KLYN GETS APPLE, BARNEYS
BBC:
Net firms quizzed on speed limits
Discussion: Gadgetell
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value
 

 
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Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack

 
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