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12:15 AM ET, January 3, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands-on, video, and first impressions  —  That's right, humans — Engadget has its very own Nexus One.  You've seen leaked pics and videos from all over, but we're the first publication to get our very own unit, and we plan on giving you guys the full story on every nook and cranny of this device.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
The world doesn't need an Apple tablet, or any other  —  Apple's rumored tablet computer cannot live up to the hype, which has reached almost ridiculous levels of rumor, speculation and anticipation.  The rumored tablet will fall short of expectations, because they are simply too unrealistic.
Discussion: louisgray.com, Technologizer and Webomatica, Thanks:atul
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The World Doesn't Need Someone Telling Us What We Don't Need In Tech  —  If Joe Wilcox ran the computer industry, we'd still be using typewriters.  —  Wilcox has a lengthy post today on BetaNews saying that the world doesn't need an Apple tablet.  And while Wilcox does have some decent general points mixed …
Bill Ray / The Register:
iSlate? I spy more control from Cupertino
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2010: My Fifth Annual List Of The Tech Products I Love And Use Every Day  —  It's time for my annual list of technology products that I love and use every day.  This is the (wow) fifth year I've done this.  Here are my previous lists: 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.  The scope of the list has changed over time.
Boy Genius Report:
Google Nexus One to rock out on AT&T?  —  This isn't completely confirmed, but we've heard from a source that there will be an AT&T 3G-compatible version of the Google Nexus One.  Our connect described it as being a “second” unlocked model, with the T-Mobile-subsidized unit being locked to T-Mobile.
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
HTC Working With Google On a Chrome OS Tablet  —  Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days—ourselves included—so it is not too surprising that Google and HTC are reportedly working together to join the fray with a Chrome OS Google Tablet.  —  Smarthouse, an Australian publication …
Fred / A VC:
Areas Of Interest  —  A few days ago, I exchanged emails with a journalist friend.  She said the following, “I'm just wondering which sectors/investment areas/types of start-ups you think will be exciting investments in 2010, and which you're staying away from because they're over-hyped, not yet ready, etc.”
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Calgary / DROID Devour gets shot up in silver, new info  —  Motorola making a device in more that one color?  You don't say... One of our connects sent us the above photo of the Motorola Calgary / DROID Devour / Whatever, and confirmed the specifications we posted a few months back.
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Chrome Passes Safari as No. 3 Browser  —  Google's Chrome browser overtook Apple's Safari to become the world's third-most popular browser just 16 months after its debut, a Web metrics company reported Friday.  —  Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), meanwhile, lost almost a full percentage point in December …
Agence France Presse:
Bono calls for control over Internet downloads  —  Buzz up!  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Irish rock star Bono called Sunday for tougher controls over the spread of intellectual property over the Internet, arguing that file swiping and sharing hurt creators of cultural products.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A Data Explosion Remakes Retailing  —  MOST people think of the grand challenges in computing as big science projects, like simulating nuclear explosions or protein folding.  But with the holiday shopping season just ended, consider another: retail marketing.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010  —  Now that the aughts are behind us, we can start the new decade with a bang.  So many new technologies are ready to make a big impact this year.  Some of them will be brand new, but many have been gestating and are now ready to hatch.
 
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Matt Frisch / CNN:
Digital piracy hits the e-book industry
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Nik Fletcher / Download Squad:
Foursquare beta now available for the Palm Pre
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald:
RUMOR: WordPress Creating An Official Android App For Google
Discussion: AndroidGuys, PalmAddicts and Mashable!
Wall Street Journal:
Google, India Test the Limits of Liberty
Thanks:krishnan
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
You Don't Mean Average, You Mean Median
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft: Buy Office now, before injunction axes disputed feature
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David Carr / New York Times:
Why Twitter Will Endure  —  I can remember when I first thought seriously about Twitter.
Discussion: Off On A Tangent, Thanks:atul
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Seeking Profit in Open-Source Search Software
Discussion: Beyond Search
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple competitors betting tablets will take off
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Chicken Wire Spurs Wi-Fi Failures
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