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1:15 AM ET, April 7, 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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Windows: The New Classic  —  "Holy s**t!" seemed to be the consensus reaction to Boot Camp's debut yesterday; it was my reaction, at least.  But like many seemingly shocking announcements from Apple in recent years, after just a few hours, it now seems so... obvious.
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 …
Rob Fahey /
Fornay's comments are not an indication of PS3 pricing - Sony  —  Statements made on French radio have been "mistranslated or misunderstood"  —  Comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment France boss Georges Fornay which appeared to indicate the price point for PlayStation 3 …
Discussion: Igniq - Gaming News and Kotaku
Tony Smith / The Register:
Sony claims PS3 pricing leak 'incorrect'
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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."
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 …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Bill Would Clean Up Caller ID  —  You can count congressional lawmakers among those who want caller ID to mean something again.  —  Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives seeks to outlaw the use of caller ID spoofing techniques "with the intent to deceive the person to whom the call is made."
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 …
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 …
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: Gizmodo and Engadget
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.
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