Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net — If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here). It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. It's free, and even better it loads …
Discussion: JD on EP, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Paint.net 3.0 Now in Alpha
Koregaonpark / digg: If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net 3.0
Lokeuei / MSDN Blogs:
No Photoshop? No worry. — There's Paint.NET :) Yes that's right, almost 100% written in MANAGED CODE. I remember using this application when it was released as version 1 on my Windows XP. Although a novel idea at that time, the performance was very sluggish. Perhaps written without optimizing the .NET code.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News and Scobleizer
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Drinking Scotch while watching Diggnation
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Building a 'Googley' Workforce — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — To understand the corporate culture at Google Inc., take a look at the toilets. — Every bathroom stall on the company campus holds a Japanese high-tech commode with a heated seat. If a flush is not enough, a wireless button on the door activates a bidet and drying.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets and Texas Startup Blog
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Google code testing is in the toilet
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Advice is free ~ capital is expensive. . .
Ross / Zimbra - Blog:
Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Removes 30,000 Files Amid Japanese Copyright Concerns — A WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE NEWS ROUNDUP — TOKYO — The popular U.S.-based video-sharing Web site YouTube has deleted nearly 30,000 files over copyright concerns after being asked by a group representing Japan's entertainment industry.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Walmart gets slammed for sneaky blogging...but this is only the tip of the icebeerg — There's revelations coming out that mega PR firm Edelman created three "independent" blogs for WalMart (called "flogs"). The first one that was outed was "Wal-Marting Across America" …
Discussion: Joho the Blog and BlogHer
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog: PR's steps and missteps into the Webby world
Marianne Richmond / BlogHer: A Matter of Trust? — Other Bloghers have eloquently weighed …
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony May Not Meet PlayStation 3 Shipment Targets (Update3) — Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year's shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku, Engadget HD, Igniq.com Gaming News, Things That, Game|Life and Joystiq
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD: PlayStation 3 HD details revealed at Gamers Day
Sherri Lonon / Igniq.com Gaming News: PS3 'Targets' Lower Release Numbers
Chris Kohler / Game|Life: More Tretton! PS3 Ship Numbers "More of a Target"
James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq: PlayStation 3 launch window titles announced
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Loma Linda .... Fiber Town, USA — Loma Linda, a town of 20,000 residents wedged between Riverside and San Bernadino in Southern California, says it was the first city in the U.S. to mandate a building code for residential and commercial structures to include fiber optics.
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
University to teach students to implement BitTorrent and Web 2.0 in business — With the help of IBM, the University of Arizona will put together a course designed to essentially teach people how to apply Web 2.0 services like BitTorrent, blogs, wiki's and social networks in a business setting.
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock — Dheera Venkatraman, a crafty MIT student, has just completed the latest iteration in a series of upgrades to his dorm room door lock. Now because MIT's administration doesn't like it if you hack the door locks or the strike plates …
MrBabyMan / digg: MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires SpaceShipOne? — Categorize this as another unsubstantiated Google rumor, but the word on the street is that Google has acquired SpaceShipOne and is putting it inside building 43 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. No word on the purchase price …
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Arcade: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 — Xbox Live Members can now download 'Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3' demo from the Xbox Live Arcade. The full version of the game can be purchased for 800 points. — Here are some game details: — Enter the world of ULTIMATE Mortal Kombat 3 …
Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider Blog:
BATTERY LIFE — Ok, I've got some battery life numbers to share: — Zune has a battery life of up to 13 hours, when listening to music. Oh. . . and that's with the wireless turned on. When you turn the wireless off, Zune has up to 14 hours of battery life when listening to music …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MSTechToday
Darren Murph / Engadget: Stretching the Zune's battery life to 14 hours
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Zune Battery Life: 13 Hours Audio, 4 Hours Video
Sidebar Geek / MSTechToday: Zune Battery Life
Edelman / Richard Edelman:
What is Edelman Doing? — I want to share some of the specific steps that we have already initiated to ensure all Edelman employees are familiar with and are applying best practices for interacting with all forms of media. Specifically... - We are undertaking a thorough audit around …
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com, Business Blog Consulting, BuzzMachine and Deep Jive Interests
Neville Hobson / NevilleHobson.com: Edelman's fall from blogosphere grace
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Will the smartphone kill the PC? — The quotes coming out of London this week had me wondering: Is Symbian's management insane? Or are they just posturing? — Here's what they said: — "The personal computer as we know it will soon be dead, replaced by rapidly growing demand for smart mobile devices …
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
The Older Gamers Paradise:
Hands On The Zune — Today, I had an opportunity to listen to a few songs and a radio station on the Zune here at the Microsoft Campus in Seattle. — All Zune colors were present, brown, white (or off-white) and black. The brown design was by far my favorite color of the three.