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10:20 AM ET, August 1, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
Nullriver Introduces 3G/EDGE Tethering App for iPhone [Updatedx3]  —  Nullriver, Inc. has released NetShare onto the iTunes App Store this evening (via iPhone Alley).  The $9.99 application promises to allow you to share your iPhone's network connection with your computer.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tethering Briefly Comes To The iPhone, Tempers Flare  —  Macrumors reports that Apple's App Store was selling a tethering app compatible with the iPhone (both 3G and EDGE) for a brief period earlier this evening.  The $10 application, called NetShare, was developed by Nullriver software, and would be a godsend for many iPhone owners.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Delicious 2.0: Who bookmarks any more?  —  When I saw the news about the launch of Delicious 2.0, I can't say I felt a huge wave of joy, despite the fact that I am what most people would probably consider a hard-core Delicious user, with about 10,000 webpages saved since I started using it.
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Oh happy day — the new Delicious is here
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Breaking Free of Outlook  —  I recently moved to a new office and found that I couldn't send mail via Microsoft Outlook.  I've had this same problem in different locations.  I've been told that it depends on the ISP settings and it is easy to fix by contacting the ISP.
Discussion: Beyond Search and diversity.net.nz
IDG News Service:
Toyota, Sony Develop Personal Transportation Robot  —  Toyota demonstrated on Friday a Segway-like personal transportation device called the Winglet that is partly based on robotics technology from Sony.  —  The Winglet looks something like a slimmed-down version of the American-built Segway and is ridden in a standing position.
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Mattathias Schwartz / New York Times:
Malwebolence  —  One afternoon in the spring of 2006, for reasons unknown to those who knew him, Mitchell Henderson, a seventh grader from Rochester, Minn., took a .22-caliber rifle down from a shelf in his parents' bedroom closet and shot himself in the head.
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Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Don't Cry for Us, Silicon Valley  —  Despite the media's anxiety about fallen female executives, women are actually advancing in high technology  —  There are so few women running technology companies that when one steps down, it's inevitable that we women in Silicon Valley will be confronted …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border  —  No Suspicion Required Under DHS Policies  —  Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Feedly Now Integrates With Google Search  —  ...And Continues To Be Awesome!  —  If you're a Firefox and Google Reader user and you haven't yet installed the Feedly plugin, you're going to want to install it today after you hear this: Feedly has now integrated its own results - that is …
Discussion: sarahintampa
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter tells me NASA has found water on Mars!  —  In yet another powerful showcase of Twitter's potential power as a disseminator of information, today several people received the first information via the micro messaging service that NASA confirmed its Phoenix Mars Lander has in fact found water on Mars.
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NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended
Chris Pirillo:
PayPal Denies $450 of Unauthorized Charges  —  On my birthday last Saturday, I received a “present” I wish I never had.  Due to some lax security policies that Apple has thankfully since updated, someone was able to use my birth date to obtain my iTunes password, and get into my account.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Net Neutrality Strawman: No One Is Stopping Broadband Providers From Charging More  —  from the understanding-net-neutrality dept  —  While I don't think that passing laws in favor of net neutrality is necessarily the right way to go about things, it really is amazing …
Noam Rimon / PlayStation.Blog:
Life with PlayStation update  —  We'd like to provide a quick update on Life with PlayStation for PLAYSTATION 3.  We know many of you are eager to try out the new service for yourself, but you'll have to hold tight.  Due to a few procedural matters, the new service will make its way to PlayStation fans in August.
Nick Broughall / Gizmodo Australia:
Australian Company Launches The World's Smallest Pocket Projector  —  While the rest of the world sits back and waits for pico projectors to make their way into mobile phones, Australian company Mint Wireless has decided to just release the world's smallest pocket projector instead.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and jkOnTheRun
 
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