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11:45 AM ET, July 10, 2006


 Top Items: 
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
At AOL, a Plan for a Clean Break  —  Should AOL sacrifice its cash cow in hopes of finding a prosperous future?  —  In two weeks, the board of Time Warner Inc., which owns AOL, will hear a proposal from Jonathan Miller, AOL's chief executive, calling for a near halt in marketing …
Paperghost /
Teenagers used to push Zango on Myspace?  —  Wouldn't it be nice if someone found a network of websites apparently designed to do nothing else but spread Adware around Myspace?  Not only that, but get the innocent end-users themselves to do the job of pushing that Adware for the guy making all the money …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
A quick note on Click Fraud  —  There has been a slight upturn in the debate over clickfraud.  —  The generic response seems to be that its "self correcting".  The logic goes that if advertisers using CPC services arent getting the return on investment they expected or need …
PR Newswire:
Xplore Technologies Launches New iX104C3 Mobile Computer  —  Highlights of Security and Accessibility Features in New Rugged Offering  —  AUSTIN, TX, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Xplore Technologies® Corp. (TSX:XPL - News), an innovative manufacturer of rugged mobile computers worldwide …
Discussion: What Is New
Richard Gray / Scotsman:
Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks  —  FROM Walkman to Talkman.  Not content with changing the world's music-listening habits, Apple has come up with another innovation: the talking iPod.  —  A new generation of machines will use sophisticated software to convert the names of bands …
CoCaman / Geekness:
GOOGLE TESTING GDRIVE (CODENAME PLATYPUS)  —  Okay, Writely accepts new users, no big deal here.  And because I am a very interested person, I wanted to know on which system (programming language) it now runs.  So I started to append index.jsp, and so on at the URL.
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Site-Lookup Service Foils Fraud  —  Few netizens think about the internet's domain name system: the architecture that invisibly translates a browser's request for, say, into the numeric IP address where the site is hosted.  —  But a new startup is hoping to make DNS …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
The pain of switching to a new OS  —  Last week I decided to install a new operating system on one computer in my lab.  Not a big deal, really.  I install, uninstall, and reinstall various Windows versions all the time.  But this particular installation was just a little different.
Discussion: TechBlog
Phill Ryu /
Announcing the Fake Leopard Screenshot Contest  —  I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am starting to get really pumped up for WWDC, now just under a month away.  Why?  Well, I'm definitely expecting some new hardware from Apple.  Mac Pros seem pretty likely.
George Ou /
Are Tape Backup systems obsolete?  —  One of the most tedious and complex jobs in the world of IT is data backup.  Not only is it complex, but the use of mechanical Tape loaders make the system very prone to breakage and the Tapes themselves are not very durable and must be discarded on an annual or at least on a biannual basis.
A GUIDE TO OS X SOFTWARE FOR SWITCHERS  —  I HAVE YET TO SEE  —  a Switcher's Guide that actually focuses on the Switcher.  Most seem more concerned with listing a few personal favorite programs or touting some of the wonderful features of OS X itself.  My goal is to simply outline …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and NIMBLOG
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Intel aims for 32 cores by 2010  —  Chicago (IL) and Westlake Village (CA) - Five years ago, Intel envisioned processors running at 20 GHz by the end of this decade.  Today we know that the future will look different.  CPUs will sacrifice clock speed over core count: The "Gulftown" processor …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Liam / Coolest Gadgets:
BlueAnt X5 Stereo Bluetooth Headset  —  BlueAnt has recently released the most advanced headset out there to date.  The X5 Stereo Bluetooth Headset utilises Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) which is brand new technology allowing the transmission of CD quality, stereo sound between multiple devices, without wires!
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Gizmodo
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Lotus Notes tuned for Linux  —  IBM plans to unveil on Monday a version of its Lotus Notes desktop collaboration software for Linux.  —  Lotus Notes on Linux 7.0.1, which will be generally available July 24, is based on the Eclipse open-source framework.  That technology will also be used …
Discussion: Ed Brill
Thrills Killa / K1lla's Xbox Domain:
The American Wolf.  —  The Gamerscore Competition has been going on since November and according to the Leaderboard is jam packed with gamers who are gunning for that #1 spot.  I interviewed ST TheKing back in April who is one of the elite gamerscore leaders but I wanted …
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
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Janine DeFao / San Francisco Chronicle:
Parents turn to tech toys to track teens
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Nine Chicago Startups Present at Tech Cocktail
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