Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro to go Unibody, sans removable battery (Silver-Zinc replacement?) — Our folks in Asia are at it again with some pretty startling news. The 17-inch MacBook Pro is going Unibody, like the 13-inch and 15-inch models. That, in itself isn't really that big of a deal; it was widely expected.
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs: Apple to pioneer use of Silver-Zinc battery technology?
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Rumor: 17-inch MacBook Pro going unibody, no replaceable battery
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Rumors fuel hopes for unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report: Apple may make unibody 17″ MacBook Pro
Michael DeAgonia / Computerworld: Five things Apple needs to do at Macworld
Andrew Smith / techblog.dallasnews.com: New Apple rumor: 17 inch MacBook Pro will lack removable battery
Mike Contaxis / Mac Soda: MacWorld 09 Predictions
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: 17-inch MacBook Pro, NVIDIA Mac mini due shortly — Apple as early as Tuesday will introduce a 17-inch MacBook Pro with a fixed internal battery and a new version of the Mac mini, both of which will feature chipsets from NVIDIA, AppleInsider has been able to independently confirm.
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Gone Phishing — Wikipedia defines phishing as “the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” Tonight, we identified …
Discussion: LIVEdigitally, Guardian, Twitterrati, ThreatChaos and Webware.com
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: Twitter Scam Proves Early Adopters Don't Know Everything
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Twitter and Facebook hit by phishing attacks
Buckpost / Twitterrati: Phishing Slamming into Twitter
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com: Twitter phishing scam may be spreading
Don't Share Your Secret Info!
Don't Share Your Secret Info!
Discussion: Webware.com, Mashable!, PalmAddicts, Microblink, VentureBeat, Download Squad, blogs.ft.com, Neowin.net, Chris Pirillo, Stay N' Alive, Tech-Ex and CenterNetworks
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com: Two tools to add cool people on Twitter
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WARNING: Twitter Phishing Attack Underway
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: Twitter login scam on the rise
Mark Bockenstedt / Microblink: Phishing Scam Strikes in Twitter Direct Messages
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: Warning: Someone is phishing on Twitter
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Phishing scam hits Twitter. Don't get sucked in!
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com: Twitter suffers phishing expeditions
Damien Reynolds / Neowin.net: Phishing scam runs rampant on Twitter
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Phishing Scam Hits Twitter
David Leppard / Times of London:
Police set to step up hacking of home PCs — THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant. — The move, which follows a decision by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Boing Boing Gadgets and open
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: British police may remotely hack into personal computers and e-mail without warrant
Glyn Moody / open: Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...
Marissa Mayer on the future of Google — Interview: “It's really important to move beyond just keywords” — Pretty much every product that Google works on has to go through gatekeeper Marissa Mayer, who decides whether it's ready to be released or needs more work.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Marissa Mayer: The Face of Google 2009
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Predictions 2009 — In each of the past five years I've written a predictions post - usually at year's end or by the first of January. This one is late, and I'll admit it's because I found it hard to write. The world is showing itself to be predictable in only one way: bad news begets bad news.
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Claim: Microsoft earned $1.5B from “Vista Capable” PCs — An expert estimates Microsoft earned more than $1.5 billion through the sale of PCs labeled as “Vista Capable,” according to a court document. — Microsoft allowed PC makers to label some XP-running PCs as “Vista Capable” …
Discussion: Technologizer, InformationWeek and CrunchGear
Dave Methvin / InformationWeek: What Are The Damages From Vista-Capable PCs?
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
WiMax edges closer to city — Network to deliver fast, wireless Internet may arrive later in year — The future of the Internet was supposed to arrive in Chicago by the end of 2008. Instead, WiMax landed in Baltimore and is heading to Portland. — So when will the powerful, high-speed wireless network arrive here?
Discussion: GPS Obsessed, DSLreports, Boy Genius Report, Sidecut Reports, PhoneNews.com and digg.com
Karl Bode / DSLreports: WiMax Edges Closer to Chicago - Though launch goes from ‘on deck’ to ‘late 2009’
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Clear to Launch in Chicago by Year End 2009
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
RIAA Drops MediaSentry — In another sign of the music industry's recently announced retreat from a five-year-old antipiracy strategy, the Recording Industry Association of America has dumped the company it used to help it gather evidence for mass lawsuits it filed against people it claimed were illegally uploading copyrighted music.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Recording Industry vs …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: RIAA dumps its primary evidence collector
Alexa Davis / ABCNEWS:
Friended by Mom and Dad on Facebook — Students Worry About Parental Snooping, Devise Ways to Protect Privacy — The Facebook group entitled “For the love of god — don't let parents join Facebook” has 5,819 high school and college-aged members who want to stop the growing number of parents …
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Generation Gap on Facebook: Good or Bad?
Julio Franco / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Friended by Mom and Dad on Facebook?
Samsung to Unveil 7mm Thick TV at CES (PC World) — Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a flat-panel TV that's as thin as just 6.5-millimeters at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it said Sunday. — The TV set, few details of which were immediately available …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boy Genius Report
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Samsung to introduce 7mm ultra-thin LCD TV at CES
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
Online Or Bust: Why 2009 May Be The Nail In Newspapers' Coffins — Optimistic newspaper proprietors like Sly Bailey and Tim Bowdler blame the business' current malaise (we've covered over 1,000 newspaper job losses since October alone) on an advertising downturn that's merely “cyclical”.