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7:45 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.  —  It Doesn't Have to be This Way  —  You're writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You'd like to include a map.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:   Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
Chase Jarvis Blog:
Chase Jarvis RAW: Advance Testing the Nikon D90  —  Woot!  Today I get to be among the very first to share with you the planet's newest camera: the much-anticipated Nikon D90.  You may have been attuned to all the recent leaks, buzz and rumors of a new Nikon camera coming soon, but I can assure you, this here ain't no rumor.
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Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
New Nikon is first SLR to shoot video  —  Video clips on point-and-shoot digital cameras are great: Why not use them on cool digital SLRs as well?  —  Nikon hopes to hammer that point with the release of its latest digital single-lens reflex camera, the D90, expected in stores next month for $1,299 with a lens.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole  —  Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency.
Erica Ogg / CNET News - Apple:
Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Apple iPhone ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority over misleading internet claims  —  A TV ad for Apple's iPhone has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for misleading consumers after it over-hyped the internet capabilities of the smart phone.
Discussion: MacRumors
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Infuriouscomics:
Murderdrome - KILLER APP  —  By now, you might have heard that Murderdrome has been banned by Apple.  This is due to the part of the sdk that suggests content must NOT offend anyone in 'apple's reasonable' opinion.  Here at infurious, we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system …
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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!  —  Apple, please do not do eBooks.  —  Because you've just shown that you can't handle comic books!  —  Recently I raved about a revolutionary new program called Comic Reader.  This program was to be used to premiere a comic book called Murderdrome.
Discussion: TeleRead and PalmAddicts
BBC:
Computer viruses make it to orbit  —  A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS).  —  Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.  —  The worm was first detected on earth in August 2007 and lurks …
TweakGuides.com:
Vista Annoyances Resolved  —  Author: Koroush Ghazi  —  Introduction  —  “Oh lord, not another Vista article!”  Like me, I'm sure many of you might be thinking something along those lines whenever you see an article with the word ‘Vista’ in the title these days.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional  —  Starting this week, we will begin deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP.  In addition to the usual updates to validation that improve WGA's ability to detect the latest stolen or fake product keys …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance  —  There may never be another lonelygirl15, especially given its origin as a hoax and as one of the first experiments in what episodic web content could be.  But now that it's finally over, more than 500 episodes later …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns  —  On July 31, an email landed in my inbox alleging that some venture capitalist insiders from Insight Venture Partners benefit disproportionately in last year's sale of online photo site Photobucket to Fox Interactive Media (NYSE: NWS), for about $300 million.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Valleywag
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition  —  Google has added Google Suggest to their homepage.  When Google suggest first-launched Buster McLeod (AKA Erik Benson) checked the suggested term for each letter to create the Google Alphabet, 2004 edition.  When Google News Suggest launched in 2006 I did the same.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive  —  One of the most closely-watched copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the RIAA appears to have come to a screeching halt, much to the music industry's delight.  A judge ruled Monday that a defendant had willfully …
atomicwang.org:
Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous, whether I recruited you, or inherited you from GoGoApps, I spoke of an engineering paradise where smart people would come together to ship beautiful applications, to lead a computing revolution, and to become a real force for world change.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
 
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David Zeiler / Apple a Day:
Business suddenly discovers the Mac
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
Discussion: paidContent
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
Discussion: Hack a Day and Gizmodo
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Google Gears (Beta) [Finally] Comes To Safari
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
A Sneak Peek at the E-mail-Only Peek
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor
Discussion: Lost Remote and Social Media
 Earlier Items: 
Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit
Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune
Discussion: paidContent.org and Pulse 2.0
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Searching For Synonyms
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iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones
 

 
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