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11:20 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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tethering Briefly Comes To The iPhone, Tempers Flare
Discussion: CrunchGear
About Security Update 2008-005  —  This document describes Security Update 2008-005, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until …
Steven Musil / CNET
Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw
Discussion: Inquirer and TUAW
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: and Beyond Search
Joe Fay / The Register:
Sun profits evaporate as darkness falls on US economy  —  Investors run despite $1bn share buyback promise  —  Sun promised to buy back $1bn worth of shares from stockholders today as it announced static revenues and a slump in fourth quarter profits.  —  Revenues came in at $3.78bn …
Discussion: CNET
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Sun's fourth quarter solid; Growth in fiscal 2009 remains elusive
Toyota Develops Personal Transport Assistance Robot ‘Winglet’  —  Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today development of the “Winglet”, a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.  —  The Winglet—still being refined—is one of TMC's people-assisting Toyota Partner Robots.
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.
Discussion:, Gearlog and Engadget
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time For Apple To Get Serious About Apple TV (AAPL)  —  Apple executives continue to refer to their Apple TV set-top box business as a “hobby” — which is a polite word for “failure.”  Time for that to change: If Steve Jobs wants to make a serious run at owning our living room's “digital hub …
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Turns Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps On In Search  —  Yahoo is making a number of changes to its default search experience tonight to add more structured data to results.  Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey widgets are being added to search results automatically …
Mathew /
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.
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.
NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended
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Richard Esguerra / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Releases “Switzerland” ISP Testing Tool
Discussion: p2pnet
Terry Maxon / AIRLINE BIZ:
D/FW Airport has Best Buy in a machine
U.S. Agents Can Seize Laptops
Discussion: The Register and WebProNews
Business Wire:
Intel, Facebook Sign Infrastructure Solutions Agreement
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Life with PlayStation update
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A: Microsoft game exec John Schappert talks about Xbox Live …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Net Neutrality Strawman: No One Is Stopping Broadband Providers …
Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Bell moves to limit internet downloads of competitor ISPs
Discussion: p2pnet
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Track, purchase and demand local events with Eventful's iPhone app
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Nick Broughall / Gizmodo Australia:
Australian Company Launches The World's Smallest Pocket Projector
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tap Tap Revenge Approaches 1 Million Users, Music Industry Takes Notice
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple drops first build of Mac OS X 10.5.5 with warning
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL Tells Angry Blogger Staff: Everything is Fantastic
Discussion: The Inquisitr