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January 24, 2014, 12:15 PM

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iFixit:
Macintosh 128K Teardown  —  Join us as we live the time-traveler's dream—the deep, lucid, Orwellian vision of hope, fear, and nostalgia that is 1984.  Just in time for its 30th anniversary, we laid hands on an '84 original: the Macintosh 128K.  And, you guessed it—we're tearing it down like it's the Berlin Wall.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Interview with Schiller, Federighi and Tribble on the future of the Mac on its 30th birthday  —  Apple executives on the Mac at 30: ‘The Mac keeps going forever.’  —  Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh, and we all learned why 1984 wasn't going to be like 1984.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple takes over its homepage to celebrate 30 years of Mac, with accompanying video, timeline and poll  —  In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years.
Hanni Fakhoury / Wired:
The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs  —  Before Edward Snowden showed up, 2013 was shaping up as the year of reckoning for the much criticized federal anti-hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA").  The suicide of Aaron Swartz in January 2013 brought the CFAA …
More: Boing BoingTweets: @joey_flatt, @eff and @mat
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft beats earnings, ships 7.4 million Xboxes, doubles Surface revenue  —  Microsoft posts record revenue of $24.5B, beats earnings expectations in holiday quarter  —  Microsoft just announced revenue of $24.5 billion for the December quarter, up 14 percent from the same quarter a year ago …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users  —  Last week Princeton researchers released a widely covered study saying Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2015-2017.  But now Facebook's data scientists have turned the study's silly “correlation equals causation” …
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Misses Estimates as IPhones Win Sales, Won Gains  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) posted fourth-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates as new Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones won high-end smartphone customers and gains in the South Korean won curbed the value of sales.
Mark Ames / PandoDaily:
The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers' wages  —  In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple's Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt to artificially push …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google: We do not charge licensing fees for Android's Google Mobile Services  —  Earlier today a report from The Guardian claimed that Google was charging manufacturers a per device fee to have access to Google Mobile Services (GMS).  Android has long been split into two distinct pieces …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Sprint: We're not bringing back the Nextel brand  —  Sprint (NYSE:S) has no intention of bringing back the Nextel brand for enterprise customers, despite recent rumors to the contrary, the company confirmed to FierceWireless.  —  In an interview with FierceWireless, Matt Carter …
More: SlashGear and BGRTweets: @fiercewireless
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Updates iWork Across Platforms, Brings Password-Protected Sharing To The Web And Mobile  —  Apple released a number of updates to iWork today, across all platforms, including OS X, iOS and iCloud on the web.  Improvements include the addition of customizable alignment guides …

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Microsoft:
Eye Gaze hackathon team helps Steve Gleason operate his wheelchair — using his eyes  —  The team devises a way to use a Kinect sensor, Microsoft robotics research and eye-tracking technology on Surface Pro 3 to navigate the wheelchair.
HP:
To Handle the Big Data Deluge, HP Plots a Giant Leap Forward  —  In 1965, Gordon E. Moore published the now-famous prediction that computer processors would double in power every two years.
VMware:
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Zoho:
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