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10:10 AM ET, November 15, 2007

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Mark Ward / Press Association:
Colossus cracks codes once more  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Bletchley's code-breaking effort shortened the war by many months  —  For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park.
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
High-quality YouTube videos coming soon  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference today, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.  Although YouTube's goal, he said, is to make the site's vast library of content available to everyone …
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Featured Conversation: Steve Chen, YouTube
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first public appearance  —  Dell fans, we've got some juicy meat for you to sink your teeth into.  During Michael Dell's keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld today, the company unleashed (or at least demoed) its forthcoming all-in-one PC, creatively named the XPS One.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and CNET News.com
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JKK / jkkmobile:
Multi-touch on Dell's convertible
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tablet PC
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell shows off tablet and all-in-one at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: The Tablet PC
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED  —  A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Comcast Sued For Traffic Shaping
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast hit with class-action lawsuit over traffic blocking
Discussion: The Register and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Boss: We Were Wrong  —  Someone in the music industry finally seeing the error of their ways?  A blue moon rose over Macau Wednesday when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman admitted on stage that the music industry had been asleep at the wheel.
Chad Lorenz / Slate:
The Death of E-Mail  —  TEENAGERS ARE ABANDONING THEIR YAHOO! AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS.  DO THE REST OF US HAVE TO?  —  By 2002, everyone in my family had become an Internet convert.  For the technophobic older generation, signing up for an e-mail account was a concession to us youngsters …
Discussion: Techdirt and Zoli's Blog
Times of London:
Hidden crime of 'wi-fi tapping': only 11 arrests but most of us are guilty  —  More than half of computer users have illegally logged on to someone else's wi-fi connection yet only 11 people have been arrested for the crime, an investigation by The Times has found.
Discussion: The Register
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar  —  I.B.M. plans to build a sizable business by bringing Google-style computing to mainstream corporate customers.  —  The I.B.M. strategy, to be announced today, seeks to exploit the technical work and commercial interest in large data centers …
C.G. Lynch / CIO.com:
Five Favorite Facebook Widgets for Business Users  —  From a link to your LinkedIn account to virtual sticky notes to intergrated wikis, we present five of the most business friendly Facebook widgets you'll find.  —  Most Facebook developers will tell you that they create two different kinds of widgets.
Discussion: Rev2.org
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
EXCLUSIVE: 30 Most Popular Newspaper Sites for October  —  NEW YORK More people visited NYTimes.com than any other newspaper Web site in October, according to new data released by Nielsen Online (owned by E&P's parent company) — and that traffic surged in October.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?  —  Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on.  Break the random-number generator …
USA Today:
Id takes its gaming Mobile  —  The creators of Doom and Quake are officially taking their games mobile.  —  Id Software today announces its new division, id Mobile, and plans to develop mobile versions of its classic games Quake and Wolfenstein, as well as a sequel to the cellphone game hit, Doom RPG.
Discussion: mocoNews.net and GamesIndustry.biz
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! Ratchets!  Open!  Source!  Grid!  Platform!  —  Hoping to further the Google-battling ways of an open source cluster computing platform named for a stuffed elephant, Yahoo! has decided to share a 4,000-CPU, 1.5 petabyte grid with some boffins at Carnegie Mellon University.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Vista's biggest problem remains Windows XP, survey says  —  Mac, Linux no competition for Vista in the enterprise; the rival is Microsoft's own, Forrester reports  —  Microsoft Corp.'s biggest worry over Windows Vista shouldn't be rival operating systems from Apple Inc. or Red Hat Inc. …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows
Discussion: InfoWorld and WebProNews
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft's Office Accounting 2008 speaks Spanish  —  San Francisco - The latest version of Microsoft's entry-level accounting program for small businesses released on Thursday can handle accounts in Spanish and English, and integrates with more online banking services than the previous version.
Discussion: The Register
 
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AMD:
AMD Unleashes Enthusiast Gaming Performance for the Masses …
John Leyden / The Register:
Tor embassy 'hacker' raided by Swedish Feds
Christina Laun / Virtual Hosting Blog:
Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies
Discussion: Download Squad
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph Connected:
World's first arrests for 'virtual theft'
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
More on Zune 80 delays — available December 12th?
Discussion: I4U News
Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Game Informer's December Cover Revealed!
Kevin Ho / CNET News.com:
The 'dead zone': iPhone screen fails
Discussion: Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Kelman / TechCrunch:
Entrepreneur 2.0  —  This guest post is written by Glen Kelman …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista SP1: Release Candidate test build goes to 15,000 testers
Discussion: eWEEK.com
InfoWorld:
With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves
Discussion: OWASP
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Broadband data collection bill passes full House
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Gizmodo
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilities
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Meet the PayPal mafia
Discussion: Valleywag and Digg
InfoWorld:
Update: Microsoft's OneCare 2.0 due next week
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Radio Google  —  Google's phone plan begins a war with Verizon …