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4:30 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 …
Discussion: Electronista, louisgray.com and Digg
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 …
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)
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
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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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.
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.
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
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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Before Google There Was BackRub  —  Google's precursor in 1996 was called “BackRub,” a search engine research project headed by Larry Page at the computer science department at Stanford.  BackRub might have been a reference to the underlying algorithm which counts backlinks as affirmative votes …
Discussion: Valleywag
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Record ownership for digital TVs  —  More than 50 percent of households in the U.S. own a digital television, according to preliminary report results released Friday by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).  —  The organization, known for its annual International Consumer Electronics Show …
Discussion: Electronista, Macworld and Gearlog
 
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Obama Girl, Britney Boy Top YouTube Videos
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb News
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Wal-Mart's online movie failure: DRM, high prices to blame
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
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
Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:
Changing Analog Behavior in a Digital World - FlickrFan First Thoughts
 Earlier Items: 
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
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
How to Install Third-Party Apps on Your New iPhone or iPod Touch [Feature]
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: The Thin Edge of SIP
JKK / jkkmobile:
How to add internal 3G HSDPA to Asus Eee PC
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
This Is What a Nokia E90 Blasted With a Shotgun Looks Like