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11:05 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.
Nexus One Review  —  It's been the talk of the internet for weeks on end, and the day is almost here...or so every phone geek wishes.  Google just invited a group of reporters to an “Android Press Gathering” on January 5th, and the word on the street is that they'll be unveiling what I would like to call “The Messiah”.
Discussion: Android Central and TmoNews
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Sean Percival's Blog
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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Tyranny Of Government And Our Duty Of Confidentiality As Bloggers  —  Last week two bloggers, Steven Frischling and Chris Elliot, were visited by TSA agents and threatened with jail time if they did not reveal their source of the TSA Travel Directive that they each published shortly …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Gawker, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
HTML5's rel="noreferrer"  —  Mark Pilgrim at Dive Into HTML5 (which is supposed to be made into a book in which Google Press is involved in) writes: … There's also a test case for the noreferrer feature.  Looks like a useful value, I wonder if there's any drawbacks to it.
Amazon could pay for Kindle sales coyness  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online retailer Inc (AMZN.O) is testing Wall Street's patience by repeatedly touting the success of its Kindle electronic reader without providing specific sales figures.  —  In one press release after another in recent months …
Discussion: Personanondata and TeleRead
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
The Decade's 10 Most Dastardly Cybercrimes  —  It was the decade of the mega-heist, when stolen credit card magstripe tracks became the pork bellies of a new underground marketplace, Eastern European hackers turned malware writing into an art, and a nasty new crop of purpose-driven computer worms struck dread in the heart of America.
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.
Discussion: New York Times and TorrentFreak
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
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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
Wall Street Journal:
Google, India Test the Limits of Liberty
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
You Don't Mean Average, You Mean Median
Discussion: Growthology
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David Carr / New York Times:
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