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4:35 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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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.
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 …
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
iPhone TV-out update: Now with control screen, camera feed  —  While other families gorged on turkey, yams and pie, our family geeked out and updated our iPhone video-out prototype.  The new version supports two screens: one provided by the video-out cable, the other on the iPhone itself.
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Clearwire completes massive Sprint merger, gets $3.2 billion infusion  —  Clearwire and Sprint Nextel announced that they've finally completed the merger of their wireless broadband companies, a process that began in May.  —  Under the deal, Clearwire takes over Sprint's WiMax assets …
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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Switching Off Standby Mode  —  Gadgets Save Energy, Cut Power to Snoozing Appliances  —  MADRID — It has been called “vampire power” or “phantom load,” likened to the power-hungry HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick's movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  The unblinking little red light …
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 …
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 …
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Greg Miller / IGN:
PlayStation 3: Home-ward Bound
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Bonnie Ruberg / Forbes:
How iPhone Cuts Business Travel Costs
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
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iPower SX enters solar charger fray
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As holiday season closes in, e-books exploding in popularity
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