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6:45 PM ET, August 30, 2008

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HTC's Android-driven Dream revealed in glorious spy photos  —  Sure, we've seen some blurry videos and managed a few stolen glimpses when Andy Rubin demonstrated this beast, but now we've gotten our hands on a slew of pictures showing off a very real T-Mobile-branded Dream in all its Android-running glory.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Hack a Day, PalmAddicts and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life “WarGames” Hacker in 1980s  —  Late last year we discovered that MySpace cofounder Tom Anderson, arguably the most popular individual on the Internet with 240+ million MySpace friends (he is added by default to every MySpace account) …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The era of the American Internet is ending.  —  Invented by American computer scientists during the 1970s, the Internet has been embraced around the globe.  During the network's first three decades, most Internet traffic flowed through the United States.
Discussion: Slashdot
Dennis Carter / eSchool News:
Colleges push back against RIAA's methods  —  Many universities say helping the recording industry track down students is taking too much time and too many resources  —  Administrators and IT chiefs at public universities nationwide say the recording industry's search for students accused …
Discussion: p2pnet
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Little Known Facts about Sarah Palin: a fun day of Tweeting  —  I've spent a good part of the last 6 hours chuckling following the “Little Known Facts” meme about Sarah Palin.  It appears to have started by a Twitter user named Michael Turk who Tweeted:
PBS:
What Did You Say?  —  Like a few million other people I recently bought an iPhone 3G.  But unlike a few million other people I bought TWO of them — one for my young and lovely wife.  That puts me in the rare position to actually speak from experience about a current networking issue: what's the deal with these iPhones?
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Is Skype Killing Itself?  —  Over the past few months we've seen a rash of complaints from bloggers and users about Skype.  —  Now I see they've decided to retire SkypeCasts (hat tip to Stuart Henshall).  —  I'm not sure why they would be doing this, but I suspect it is a pairing …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RED's next move: Monstro super DSLRs  —  Red CEO, Jim Jannard, is stirring up trouble in the RED User forums, J. Wong-style.  His latest volley discusses the new Mysterium “Monstro” sensor program, the next evolution (and future free upgrade) to the Mysterium X sensor slated for RED's 5k Epic.
Discussion: 1001 Noisy Cameras and Gizmodo
Mark Evans:
Five Questions with...BackType Co-Founder Chris Golda  —  Once in awhile, you come across a startup that jumps out because it's such an interesting concept.  —  BackType falls into this category.  Dubbed the “Twitter of Comments”, BackType lets you follow people who leave comments on blogs …
CNET News.com:
CSI Stick grabs data from cell phones  —  This guest post is from Marc Weber Tobias, an attorney and physical security specialist.  —  If someone asks to borrow your cell phone, or you leave it unattended, beware!  —  Unless you actually watch them use it, they may be secretly grabbing every piece …
Discussion: Slashdot
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile:
The Engadget Review: Palm Treo Pro  —  The Treo Pro is the first of what is clearly a new design direction for Palm — a shiny, black mutation of the popular Centro coupled with a few lines from the Treo 500 and a dash of the original Xbox thrown in for good measure.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Engadget
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Inside India's CAPTCHA solving economy  —  No CAPTCHA can survive a human that's receiving financial incentives for solving it, and with an army of low-waged human CAPTCHA solvers officially in the business of “data processing” while earning a mere $2 for solving a thousand CAPTCHA's …
Discussion: Darren Herman and The Blog Herald
 
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Vincent Hanna / The Spamhaus Project News Blog:
Cybercrime's U.S. Hosts
Liam Tung / CNET News.com:
Microsoft slams Google on privacy
Discussion: DSLreports
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scribd Finally Starts A New Chapter With A Redesign
Discussion: Widgets Lab
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
AP Challenges Grow As Cost-Cutting Papers Look For Line Items To Slash
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Nintendo Lifts Forecast on Strong Sales of Wii
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Delta Electronics Launches the Industry's First Full HD LED Home …
 Earlier Items: 
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
The death of the album  —  Good thoughts from Mashable's Steven Hodson …
Paul Boutin / Valleywag:
VPILF.com is already live
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Psystar: Apple Illegally ‘Destroys’ Competition, Bricks Mac Clones
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Windows Live Search Tricks You May Not Know About
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Opera grasps at straws with latest IE criticism
Discussion: WinExtra and The Blog Herald
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
8+ Hour iPhone Sync Timelapse Video (AKA Be Thankful For Your “Short” Two Hour Sync)
 

 
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