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12:55 PM ET, August 20, 2008


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Kyle Peterson / Reuters:
American Air kicks off in-flight Internet service  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - AMR Corp's American Airlines began offering Internet access on long-haul domestic flights on Wednesday, making American the first U.S. airline to offer full in-flight broadband.  —  The world's largest airline …
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel lets slip first dual-core Atom  —  IDF Intel has quietly introduced its first dual-core Atom processor, the 330, and a new motherboard to go with it.  —  The 45nm 330's a low-power part and - as the lack of an ‘N’ prefix shows - it's a desktop chip.  Intel didn't say what clock speed …
Business Wire:
eBay Supports Sellers With Dramatically Lower Listing Fee  —  Buy It Now(TM) Fixed Price Listing Fee to Drop More Than 70 Percent; Sellers' Fees Will Be Based Mostly on Successful Sale of Items  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—In time for the holiday shopping season, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY …
Discussion: Mashable!
Libby Purves / Times of London:
Computer games industry threat to downloaders: 'pay up or we'll sue'  —  The computer games industry has launched an unprecedented assault on illegal downloads, demanding payment from thousands of families who obtained the latest releases over the internet without paying.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's $100 Million Between Frienemies? … But they're at it again, with Microsoft heaping more money into the dowry.  There won't be a divorce until Microsoft says so.  —  About 25 minutes ago, the companies announced that they had expanded their interoperability agreement.  Again.
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Palm, Once a Leader, Seeks Path in Smartphone Jungle  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If anyone knows how best to survive a corporate near-death experience, it is Jon Rubinstein.  —  In 1997 the former Hewlett-Packard engineer was asked by Apple's founder, Steven P. Jobs, to lead …
Hacking Truths:
GMAIL ACCOUNT HACKING TOOL  —  A tool that automatically steals IDs of non-encrypted sessions and breaks into Google Mail accounts has been presented at the Defcon hackers' conference in Las Vegas.  —  Last week Google introduced a new feature in Gmail that allows users to permanently switch …
Briefly: shots of Nike+ touch app not the real deal  —  A series of images making the rounds on the Internet this week as ‘leaked’ screenshots of an upcoming Nike+ application for the iPhone and iPod touch are not authentic, AppleInsider has learned.  —  The application depicted in the shots …
Discussion: Engadget, IntoMobile and MacRumors
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
SMPlayer open source media player goes portable  —  SMPlayer is a frontend for the open source MPlayer, which means the media player can handle pretty much any media file you can throw at it, as long as it isn't wrapped up in DRM.  SMPlayer is available for Windows and Linux.
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
7 TIPS FOR NEW TWITTER USERS  —  [Jeremiah Owyang in Boston October 2007.  Twitter made this night happen.  Photo by Shel]  —  Unlike most social media tools, Twitter takes a while to understand.  It took me about 30 days to figure out that it was among my most valuable tools and it was brought home by chance.
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Japan Is TOTALLY Sold Out of Xbox 360s (New Shipment Next Month!)  —  Remember when we thought the Xbox 360 was sold out at one Japanese store?  That's not all.  It's sold out across the whole damn country.  Like, sold out sold out.  It's so sold out that Microsoft Japan actually put …
Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Copy and Paste for iPhone  —  Copy and Paste for iPhone from Cali Lewis on Vimeo.  —  Direct Download Links  —  Small |  Medium |  Extra Large  —  Windows Media  —  Nokia N95 (Upload in progress) |  Nokia N800/N810 (Upload in progress)  —  Show Notes
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Up Close with Lenovo's IdeaPad S10, One Sweet 10-Incher  —  Just after recovering from seeing the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 on display, I was able to spend some quality time with Lenovo's 10-inch mini-notebook, the IdeaPad S10.  —  Given that this is the system that will be released in the U.S …
David Kaplan /
Hulu Reaches 100 Million Streams, 3.2 Million Uniques; Now, Time To Advertise  —  After only five months since going live, Hulu has reached 105 million streams in July, according to numbers released by Nielsen's VideoCensus.  The NBC Universal-News Corp (NYSE: NWS). joint venture's streaming numbers were fairly strong early on.
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HTC Touch Diamond / Pro has hidden multi-touch feature!
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Apple tries to de-bug iPhone
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Disney Dialing Up Kids Again
Discussion: Epicenter
Caroline McCarthy / Geek Gestalt:
‘Sims 3’ coming on February 20
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Martin wants broadband across USA
Discussion: DSLreports
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
MBTA admits ticket not secure
Discussion: Engadget
Om Malik / GigaOM:
CloudStatus Keeps an Eye on The Clouds
Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Grass Balls. No You Cannot Smoke it
Discussion: Gizmodo, PSFK and Gadget Lab
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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Reliance Sets Aim on Deals For Cellphone Game Makers
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AOL revs Web-based AIM to version 7
Sex, Drugs and Software Lead Spam Purchase Growth
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Microsoft plans to use Powerset to tailor search
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Microsoft drops its new Sidewinder gear for real
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Gmail Superstars and Quick Links Make a Killer To-Do List
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
What Makes for a Good Blog?  —  My friends at Six Apart recently asked …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs vows iPhone app crash fix for September