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September 13, 2012, 8:00 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPhone 5 won't support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint  —  Apple's new iPhone 5 features support for LTE networks across the world, but it won't be able to offer simultaneous voice and data on all of them.  The Verge has confirmed with Verizon Wireless that the iPhone 5 …
Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 14  —  Get that credit card ready for a late-night purchase.  Apple has confirmed to Wired via e-mail that it will begin accepting online pre-orders of the iPhone 5 during the wee hours of the morning beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Sept. 14.
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won't Juggle Calls and Data  —  A lot has changed in Apple's new iPhone.  But with the Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5, there's something that will remain the same from the old model: The phone still won't be able to place a call …
Mg Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige  —  The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film, The Prestige: … This is what was on my mind following today's Apple event.  It's essentially the story of the iPhone.  —  Apple took something ordinary, a phone …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Sprint says its iPhone 5 won't have HD Voice support  —  One of the new iPhone 5 hardware features announced yesterday was support for wideband audio — or HD voice — which increases the fidelity of voice calls.  In the US, the only carrier that has publicly announced support for the HD voice protocol …
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Christopher Grant / The Verge:
Nintendo Wii U release date is November 18th in US, starting at $299.99, November 30th in Europe  —  Nintendo's Wii U will launch November 18th in North America starting at $299.99, the company announced today during a New York City press conference.  —  The console will launch in two varieties …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Why Does Apple Announce iPhone Pricing And Availability But Other Phone Makers Don't?  —  One of the nice things Apple does when announcing a new product — which its competitors only sometimes do, especially in the phone industry — is tell you how much it will cost and when it will go on sale.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google adds another cool tool to Search: The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon  —  Forget using Google's more powerful search operators, the best ones are the most fun ones.  We've seen ‘tilt’ and ‘do a barrel roll’, but over the past day or so, the company has added another cool new search operator: Bacon number.
Lucas Mearian / PC World:
Helium-filled WD drives promise huge boost in capacity  —  Density of helium is one-seventh that of air, thus reducing hard drive platter drag.  —  HGST's five-platter Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB hard drive.For more than 50 years, hard disk drives have run on air.  That's about to change.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Isis mobile payment service hits snag, delays trial run  —  Isis was supposed to have turned on the mobile payment systems in two cities by the end of summer.  —  Google Wallet getting tested out in a store in Manhattan.  Isis won't be coming here soon.  —  Isis won't be launching its mobile payment trials at the end of summer.
Michael Kan / Computerworld:
Google threat blamed as Acer cancels China smartphone launch  —  PC maker Acer has allegedly canceled the launch of a new smartphone using a Chinese-developed mobile operating system because Google threatened to cancel the company's license to use the Android OS.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
After 17 Years, eBay Debuts A New, Sleeker Logo  —  Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, eBay is debuting a new logo today.  The colors of the logo are the same, but the font is a bit more modern and sleek, and the word “eBay” is cleanly aligned in a straight line.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Throws a Coming-Out Party for Its Ad Exchange  —  Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is going to make a lot of money from mobile ads.  In the meantime, the company is trying to figure out how to make more money from the Web ads it already sells.  —  Here's one way: Take the small …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple wins ‘rubber-banding’ patent ban against Motorola  —  A German court finds that Apple can enforce a ban in the country against certain Motorola devices over patent infringement claims.  —  Apple has eked out yet another legal victory against its Android competition.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Google and Khan Academy launch contest to bring new forms of education to YouTube  —  Google has just announced that it is teaming up with Khan Academy for a new competition to find the next generation of “educational YouTube stars.”  This news comes as interest in new forms …

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