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5:20 PM ET, December 28, 2007

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Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
End of Support for Netscape web browsers  —  › tags: AOL, Mozilla, Netscape, Netscape Navigator, NetscapeNavigator, Web Browsers, WebBrowsers  —  AOL has a long history on the internet, being one of the first companies to really get people online.  Throughout its lifetime …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Sad Milestone: AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development  —  Please observe a moment of silence for the Netscape browser.  Netscape Navigator, the browser that launched the commercial Internet in October 1994, will die on February 1, 2008.  AOL, which acquired Netscape in November 1998 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Wait... AOL Was Still Making A Netscape Browser?  —  from the those-7-users-must-be-upset dept  —  While AOL's purchase of Time Warner is often considered one of the biggest M&A blunders of all time (and I'd still argue that the problem was in the execution, not the concept) …
Security Watch:
Netscape Death Is Long Overdue, Good for Security
PC World:
The 25 Most Innovative Products of the Year  —  Web apps that transcend the Web.  PCs that redefine what a PC can do.  And oh yeah, a certain cell phone you may have heard of.  We pick 25 breakthroughs that you can get your hands on right now.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Yes  —  No
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google in 2008  —  There's no all-knowing glass bowl in reach …
Discussion: Valleywag
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:   Google Predicitons, 2008  —  Tis the season for everyone …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Optimus Tactus Touch Keyboard Should Be Called Optimus Retardus  —  While we love touch surfaces, as people who type hundreds of thousands a word each week we know that there is a limit to them: keyboards.  Like this Optimus Tactus, an extruded shape/touch surface/keyboard concept by Art.Lebedev.
Discussion: Electronista
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Art Lebedev kills us with Optimus Tactus keyboard concept
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Digg
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel's newest gaming platform, Skulltrail  —  Intel seems like it's going to be making a bigger push at gamers with the launch of Penryn, and HotHardware managed to score some deets on the company's upcoming “Skulltrail” platform, which is built-around server-class hardware reconfigured for gaming.
Discussion: SlashGear
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HotHardware.com News:
Intel Skulltrail Motherboard Sneak Peek
Discussion: Electronista and Ubergizmo
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Benazir Bhutto assassinated: Twitter's utility  —  If anyone needed convincing of Twitter's business utility, today is that day.  —  As I write this post, the Twittersphere is going nuts over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto which occurred around 5.15am Pacific Time.
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Dan York / Disruptive Conversations:
The 10 ways I learned to use Twitter in 2007...  (aka Why and How I use Twitter)
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Amazon's Best of 2007 Is Part Duh, Part Huh?  —  When you read Amazon's Best of 2007 sales, ratings and wishlist figures straight down the line, they look pretty plain, but when you compare, say, Bestselling with Most Loved, though, you learn some funny stuff.
Discussion: Gearlog
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Apple readying HD Radio push for Macworld  —  iLounge has learned that Apple plans a push for iTunes Tagging-ready, HD Radio-equipped boomboxes with iPod docks during the mid-January Macworld Expo event in San Francisco, California.  Announced in September, iTunes Tagging is a new HD Radio feature designed …
Mayee Corpin / TrendLabs:
Bhutto Assassination: JavaScripted  —  Cybercriminals wasted no time riding on the tragic and shocking news of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, as Websense discovered a number of malicious Web sites that came up on Google search results using the simple search term “benazir".
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
GPS baby Jesus stolen again, found across the street  —  Maybe next year they can just spring for an RFID baby Jesus.  The folks in Florida noticed that their GPS-equipped baby Jesus we mentioned the other day was missing from his nativity, and fired up the old GPS tracker.
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
More Americans Creating Content Online  —  Thirty-Two Percent Call Themselves Broadcasters  —  Close to 40 percent (38%) of Americans are watching TV shows online, 36 percent use their cell phones for entertainment and 45 percent are creating Web sites, music, videos and blogs, according to a survey from Deloitte & Touche.
Associated Press:
Baggage Ban on Batteries Begins  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — To help reduce the risk of fires, air travelers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning Jan. 1, the Transportation Department said Friday.  —  Passengers can still check baggage with lithium batteries …
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Kim Joon-bae / english.etnews.co.kr:
[Market trend]Korea's First Ever USB Type Credit Card  —  Shinhan Card rolled out Korea's first ever USB type credit card on December 27.  —  The USB credit card provides the online and contactless payment function and works the post-paid transportation card as well.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Kindle easter eggs: Google Maps cell-based location, picture viewer, and more  —  Apparently, Amazon's wondrous e-book reader, the Kindle, has more than meets the eye — not unlike some fictional, alien, robotic characters which shall not be named.  Users of the device have been plumbing its depths …
Discussion: Gizmodo, WebProNews and interface
 
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Aaron Linde / Opposable Thumbs:
Microsoft contacts Gyration for 360 motion sensing solution
Discussion: SlashGear and Kotaku
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Obama Girl, Britney Boy Top YouTube Videos
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
DigiTimes:
CPT to volume produce 18.4-inch monitor panels in 2Q08
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Evan Schuman / eWEEK.com:
Online Customers Get Some Satisfaction
Karl / DSLreports:
My ISP Sells Cars, Too - Time Warner Cable & Cox flirt with autos, real estate
Hitwise:
Zune.net visits jump 299 percent on Christmas Day
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nikon D60 to replace D40x, still has a booty lens mount
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Amazon Challenges Apple's Music Empire
Discussion: Profy.Com
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Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Nielsen Releases November Search Data
InfoWorld:
Technology White Papers
Discussion: PC World
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Why (And How) I Just Canceled All My Music Subscriptions
Discussion: CrunchGear, hypebot and Boing Boing
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Before Google There Was BackRub
Discussion: Valleywag
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: The Thin Edge of SIP
JKK / jkkmobile:
How to add internal 3G HSDPA to Asus Eee PC