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4:25 AM ET, January 10, 2010

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Sabrina / labs.moto.com:
DIY Touchscreen Analysis  —  The success of the iPhone has triggered the adoption of touchscreen systems in a wide range of mobile devices, and a bevy of new gadgets equipped with capacitive sensing technology have now hit the market.  MOTO has years of experience developing products …
Rashmi / Rashmi's blog:
Is it time to reimagine your product / service?  —  In his on stage interview with Michael Arrington (at the Crunchies), Mark Zuckerberg made the most insightful observation of the evening.  On being asked about privacy, Mark said that Facebook default settings from private to public since …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein: I've Never Used an iPhone  —  If CES 2009 marked Palm's rise-from-the-ashes rebirth, CES 2010 may well be the beginning of its resurgence, the inflection point at which the company really begins to gain traction in a market that nearly left it behind just two years ago.
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
No need for new Xbox, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft is developing Project Natal plus new software and content services to prolong the life of the Xbox 360 games console, rather than introduce a new machine  —  We all know that the games business goes in cycles and that a new generation …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Free Airport WiFi Is A Nexus One Promo In Disguise  —  Over the last few months Google has been very generously offering free Wi-Fi to travelers at dozens of airports across the country as a sign of holiday cheer.  Now it's becoming clear that their motivations are not purely benevolent …
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo Australia
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Thoughts on what an Apple tablet should be - or not  —  My Wednesday began with a worried focus on tablet computers.  —  Before lunchtime I closed my eyes, commended my soul to God, and bought roundtrip airfare to San Francisco for the last week of January.  —  And why?  Has Apple announced a press event that week?
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Airnergy WiFi power system gives RCA a reason to exist (video)  —  We don't usually associate RCA with new and innovative technologies, but we [think] know they're on to something with its Airnergy power system, which harvests energy from WiFi signals.  Shipping this summer …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Obama: Software Flaws Let Christmas Bomber Get Through  —  Crappy government software — and failure to use that software right — almost got 289 people killed in the botched Christmas day bombing.  —  “Information sharing does not appear to have contributed to this intelligence failure …
iSuppli:
Google Nexus One Carries $174.15 Materials Cost, iSuppli Teardown Reveals  —  With its new Nexus One, Google Inc. has taken many of the latest smart-phone innovations and combined them in a single product that manages to be both cutting edge and cost competitive, according to a teardown conducted by iSuppli Corp.
The Korea Herald:
LG looks to Android in competition with smartphone rivals  —  Half of all new smart phones released this year by LG Electronics Inc. will be based on Google Inc.'s Android operating system, the Korean company's top executive said Thursday, according to Yonhap News.
Discussion: Engadget and Android Phone Fans
Sree Sreenivasan / E-Media Tidbits:
News Orgs Take Social Media Seriously by Hiring Editors to Oversee Efforts  —  I am watching with interest the rise in the number of journalists with the title of social media editor (or something similar) within news organizations.  This signals how seriously media outlets are taking social media …
David Reid / BBC:
France ponders right-to-forget law  —  Social networking websites have ensured that everyone who has an opinion can put it out in the public domain.  —  From Britney Spears's musings to the Tiger Woods scandal, information can take a life of its own once it hits the world wide web.
 
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Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Comcast may get legal leverage to stop net neutrality enforcement
Discussion: Digits, Hillicon Valley and Reuters
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
More flash drive firms warn of security flaw; NIST investigates
Discussion: Security Watch
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
@ CES: Video: Jason Bateman Explains DumbDumb (With Ricky Van Veen & Drew Buckley)
Ralf Rottmann / The Next Web:
Did Apple just become a whole lot nicer to iPhone devs?
Discussion: blackrimglasses, Thanks:zee
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: A Chat With The White House Tech Guru
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Legislators Worldwide Asking Questions About ACTA
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Genglish / Kickingbear:
Software Sea Change
Nick Bilton / Bits:
H.P. Working on ‘Half-Pint’ Android Tablet
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
 

 
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