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10:55 PM ET, April 6, 2006


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Cabel /
Boot Camp First Look: Half Life 2 Video + More  —  By now, I'm sure all of you have already discovered and absorbed all there is to know about today's new Boot Camp Public Beta — Apple's official solution for truly dual-booting native Windows XP on any Intel Mac.
Eric Dahl / PC World:
First Look: PC World Installs Windows XP on a 20-Inch iMac With Boot Camp  —  It works.  Impressively well.  With games, even.  That's our first impression of Windows XP running under Apple's Boot Camp on our 20-inch iMac.  And that's more than you could say a couple of days ago …
Jfurrier /
Forrester Report on Podcasting - Wrong Big Time  —  I don't know what planet Charlene is on these days but her report on podcast adoption is way off base.  I don't know why she would come out with these low numbers.  My only guess is that it's typical old school research method …
Rex Hammock's Weblog:
Podcasting's pundits suffer from macro-myopia: For as long as there has been a rexblog, I've been crediting Paul Saffo with helping me understand the phenomenon he calls "macro-myopia."  (Last year, he e-mailed me this background on the concept.)  In short, for the past hundred years or so …
Wired News:
Why VOIP Needs Crypto  —  There are basically four ways to eavesdrop on a telephone call.  —  One, you can listen in on another phone extension.  This is the method preferred by siblings everywhere.  If you have the right access, it's the easiest.  While it doesn't work for cell phones …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Business as usual - on the conference front  —  OK - I'm officially complaining now.  The speaker's list for Supernova has been officially sent out and guess what?  Its all the same people - AGAIN?  —  I mean how many times do we need to hear from Dave Sifry, Mary Hodder, Joi Ito …
Julie Jacobson /
Origami Tablet PCs to Run Special Media Center Extender Software  —  When men carry purses.  —  Really, that's the only way Microsoft can realize its dream that ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) "will eventually become as indispensable and ubiquitous as mobile phones are today."
David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
New Data Reveals Virtually No Viewers For Time-Shifted Spots  —  ADVERTISERS DETERMINED TO RESIST PAYING for ads skipped with DVRs can find new ammunition in Nielsen's new minute-by-minute ratings.  An analysis of the so-called "commercial ratings" obtained by MediaDailyNews reveals …
Republicans defeat Net neutrality proposal  —  update A partisan divide pitting Republicans against Democrats on the question of Internet regulation appears to be deepening.  —  A Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday defeated a proposal …
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #14- TabletKiosk eo UMPC video review  —  Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #14 here (WMV format, 320x240, 80.2 MB, 32 minutes)  —  I can't remember the last time a genre of mobile device created quite the buzz that the Origami/ UMPC has generated.
Discussion: Kevin 2.0
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Merriam Webster Dictionary for the iPod  —  Merriam Webster, along with iPREPpress, has released a pocket dictionary for the iPod which provides you definations of over 40,000 words.  Using the iPod's scroll wheel users can search for words through a hierarchical menu and hyper-linked structure.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Following the Rich Media money  —  I think Im jealous.  In fact I know Im jealous.  I cant tell you how many meetings I sat in trying to explain the value of multimedia on the internet, in particular video and how valuable it could be to advertisers.  —  I used to always make the point …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Techdirt and David Card
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Really Boring Xbox Press Conference Photos  —  How dull was today's Microsoft Japan press conference?  It was so ho hum that Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's facial hair serves as a highlight.  We've got some drab photos of the new Xbox Japan boss, 12 year-old Yoshiharu Gotanda …
Robin Good / Independent Publishing News …:
Video Editing, Publishing And Remixing Online Is Here  —  Video editing, publishing and remixing online is now a reality.  —  Before I could even ponder or realize the amazing opportunities that these new video editing tools were going to unleash on us, I am already surrounded by a small set …
Microsoft Game Studios Acquires Video Game Luminary Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios  —  Lionhead's hit franchise "Fable" surpasses 2 million unit sales milestone.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 6, 2006 — Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Lionhead Studios …
Garmin BMW Motorrad III Navigator soon to be released  —  Garmin BMW Motorrad Navigator III makes it possible to have an interface of navigation in 3d, has a screen TFT anti-reflecting color of a resolution of 454 X 240 pixels and a Bluetooth connector industry making it possible simultaneously …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Nick / Rough Type:
Grace notes and bank notes  —  The Web 2.0 Rorschach test continues.  Doc Searls, having seen in the sharing of data and software among commercial web sites signs of the emergence of a higher morality in economics, founded on generosity rather than self-interest, now climbs another rung up his stairway to heaven.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A FRANK INTERVIEW WITH GARY FLAKE  —  Today marks the first of what I hope will become a regular series of Q&A interviews on Searchblog.  The format is simple - I send an opening question to the luminary in question via email, they respond, and we go from there.
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Wss / Netcraft:
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Toolbar v2 for Firefox fans
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google accepting personals?
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
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