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3:10 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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Seb Rogers:
Official Nikon D3X specs.  It's here, folks!  —  Update, 28th November 3:40pm GMT: Scans in my original post were playing havoc with my bandwidth, so they've been removed.  However, you can find scans of the Nikon Pro mag here and here.  Thanks to Lutz for the links.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nikon outs D3x in own Pro magazine  —  Uh, oops.  Sorry Nikon but your D3x is now even less of a mystery.  According to your own Pro magazine, the D3x will sport an FX-format, 24.5 megapixel sensor shooting 5fps at full resolution or 7fps at a reduced 10 megapixels.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel rethinks Netbooks: ‘Fine for an hour’ but...  The Netbook, take two: When Advanced Micro Devices said it wasn't going to focus on Netbooks, as Intel and its partners defined them, maybe it was on to something.  —  Intel is re-evaluating the Netbook market as possibly not The Next Big Thing.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As Carl Icahn Buys More Yahoo Shares, Is It the Sign That a CEO Choice Is Near?  —  When everyone else has been selling, it seems Carl Icahn has decided to throw good money after bad-as in nearly $1 billion bad-by buying almost seven million more Yahoo shares, according to a regulatory filing.
Arn / MacRumors:
Black Friday 2008: $300 MacBook Pro Discounts, iPhone App Sales  —  Apple has officially unveiled their Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores.  The discounts are very similar to last year's event.  The only two Mac models on sale are the iMac and MacBook with discounts of up to $101 for the mid-to-high-end models.
Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.  —  The 34-year-old worker …
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Responsible Tweeting: Mumbai Provides Teachable Moment  —  This morning when I checked the news about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I saw many people on Twitter reporting that the Indian police or government had asked Twitter users to please stop reporting on police and military operations related to the attacks.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Best of Black Friday Deals Complete Roundup  —  Like the rest of the holiday season, Black Friday seems like it starts earlier every year, so it feels like we've been leaking deals and doing round ups for ages.  Yet, perversely, despite the wretched economy and crushed consumer confidence …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers launches the BlackBerry 8900 Curve  —  Rogers launches the BlackBerry Curve 8900  —  Forgive us for being sparse with the details, but it appears that Rogers has just launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900.  Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life …
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
Windows 7 allows DirectX 10 acceleration on the CPU  —  Windows 7's new WARP system can run Direct3D 10 and 10.1 on the CPU, doing away with the need for a hardware 3D accelerator in some circumstances  —  It turns out that Intel isn't the only company that's looking at performing Direct3D in software …
Discussion: Ubergizmo, SlashGear and Engadget
Sze / iTech News Net:
Meizu M8 Unboxed (Videos added)  —  Meizu will begin the mass production of M8, an iPhone-like touchscreen mobile phone, on 8 December.  The company has sent an unit of M8 to PCOnline for review.  Not only the phone itself, the package of M8 is similar to that of iPhone.
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and SlashGear
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
As holiday season closes in, e-books exploding in popularity  —  There are a number of trends that have skyrocketed in popularity this year despite the otherwise muted economy.  One of those trends is the growth of e-books, popularized by the Amazon Kindle and aided by the already-established popularity of Apple's iPhone.
Discussion: I4U News, SlashGear and Electronista
 
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Google Ads for Terrorism Spotted on Mumbai Stories
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Facebook: Please Let Us Spam Your Email Box
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
As Cash Stops Flowing, Venture Capitalists Get Creative
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