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March 8, 2012, 12:55 AM

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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple new iPad hands-on (update: video!)  —  Here she is — the [iPad HD]!  Er, new iPad.  Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it “new.”
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's new iPad: 264PPI Retina display, A5X with quad-core graphics, iSight, 5MP camera, 4G LTE, March 16th from $499  —  Apple has today announced its new iPad 3, which comes packing a new high-resolution Retina display.  “Until you see it you can't understand how amazing it is”, said CEO Tim Cook.
William Savona / The Verge:
New iPad vs. the competition: by the numbers  —  Now that the 3rd generation iPad is out, we thought it was time to see how it stacks up against the competition.  Luckily our product database is perfect for that, and we've put together a comparison for you including the iPad 2 …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's new iPad makes the leap to 1GB of RAM  —  There were a lot of hardware specs bandied about at this morning's iPad event: an A5X processor with quad-core graphics, a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display, and LTE.  One piece of information that wasn't mentioned, however, was RAM.
More: iPhone Alley and MacNN
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
What LTE Means for Apple and the Wireless Industry  —  The new iPad is Apple's first mobile device compatible with the so-called fourth-generation LTE networks.  The introduction of this new feature means more for the future of Apple and the wireless industry than it does for the iPad itself.
Larry Dignan / CNET:
Apple's new iPad: Now the company competes with everyone  —  What Tim Cook didn't say—but still clearly implied—is that Apple is now a rival to damn near everyone else in the tech industry.  —  Apple's launch of its latest iPad illustrates how technology's most valuable company in terms …
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Ranking the New iPad Rumormongers  —  Now that Apple has unveiled the latest in its iPad franchise, it's time to take a look at how our tech bloggers did with their predictions.  This morning we rounded up the various speculations of our favorite rumor blogs.
More: Mashable! and SlashGear
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iOS 5.1 Now Available with Japanese Siri, Camera Enhancements, and More  —  Following Apple's announcement that iOS 5.1 would debut today, the software update is now available for existing iOS devices.  Among the notable additions are Japanese language support for Siri, camera enhancements …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
With $1 Million On The Line, Chrome Finally Cracked In Hacking Competition  —  It took four years and possibly the biggest reward a software company has ever offered for information about its own security flaws, but Google finally found what it was looking for: A few hackers willing and able to dismantle its browser in public.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Apple's press conference showed a brand unraveling  —  Apple has long been known for its intense focus on consistent branding and beautiful simplicity.  —  While today's Apple event unveiled a couple new improvements to an expected lineup of products, it also revealed a certain sloppiness …
TSA Out of Our Pants!:
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners  —  This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA's insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Major Changes In Facebook's Amended S-1: Mobile Ads, Zynga, Yahoo Patents, Credit  —  Facebook today filed an amended S-1 to IPO that describes new risks based on its launch of ads for mobile, Zynga's standalone gaming platform, and a patent dispute with Yahoo.

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