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7:25 PM ET, January 10, 2009

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John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
In a Nutshell: Palm Pre vs. iPhone vs. G1  —  CES 2009 brought us a new player in the smartphone upper-echelon.  Let's drill down and see how the Palm Pre compares with the iPhone and Android's G1.  —  1. Multitouch touchscreen/gesture control: All three are capacitive, only the Pre and iPhone have multitouch.
Discussion: MattMaroon.com and InformationWeek
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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre: The Top 15 Questions, Answered  —  We asked top executives at Palm and Sprint the most important questions about Palm's radical new Pre phone, questions that they previously haven't answered—such as the Pre's price.  Here's what they told us.  —  LAS VEGAS—The Palm Pre is the hottest product at this year's CES.
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Palm Pre hands-on video - Live from the Palm Lounge @ CES Las Vegas 2009!  —  The just-launched Palm Pre promises to bring ailing Palm (NSDQ: PALM) back from the depths of financial ruin.  With its innovative design, high-end feature-set, and intuitive UI (courtesy of Palm's other new product …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
How-to: Burn your Windows 7 .ISO to DVD disc  —  It seems that some of you who have downloaded the Windows 7 beta 1 .ISO file are a little uncertain as to what to do with that .ISO file.  Fear not, here's a quick rundown to get you going!  —  #1 - Download the Windows 7 Beta 1 .ISO file!
Discussion: Engadget, MAKE Magazine and Lifehacker
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Windows 7 Beta Rollout Fails Without BitTorrent  —  With an official Windows 7 torrent, Microsoft would not have had problems at all.  In fact, BitTorrent would have helped to get the Beta out faster than Microsoft servers are technically capable of.  —  The larger the demand and the greater numbers …
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Winners and losers from the Crunchies awards  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Friday night's Crunchies awards were host to more than 80 different nominated start-ups and large Web services.  The winners, which had been chosen by once-a-day user voting since late November, were finally announced to an audience …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPod touch use “exploded” Christmas day  —  Did Apple's (AAPL) unrelenting advertising campaign for the iPod touch as a game machine ("The funnest iPod ever") pay off this holiday season?  —  Indirect data from two Web-based sources suggest it did — big time.
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:   Report: Safari has almost half of US mobile browser share
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Yahoo's Web TV faces uphill battle  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc wants viewers to “fall in love” with its effort to bring the Web to the TV, but questions remain about how the service will operate and how successful it will be in reaching consumers.  —  It's an ambitious undertaking …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in action  —  We dropped by to get a look at Symwave's SuperSpeed promised USB 3.0 setup, and got a real earful on the technology and its potential.  Due to start shipping in devices near the end of the year, Symwave's chipset will hold up the device-end of the transaction …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Firefox in Russia dumps Google for Yandex  —  Russian-language Firefox users will see a new default search provider soon: Google rival Yandex.  —  Mozilla currently has Google set to be the default search engine in Russian Firefox, but it concluded that Yandex was the better choice …
Discussion: hja's blog, Neowin.net, Pulse2 and digg.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
McAfee: Google developer site being used to distribute malware  —  Google's free code-hosting Web site for developers is being used to distribute malware, a security researcher said on Friday.  —  Google Code is a place where programmers can host projects and code.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
 
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Discussion: Social Media Explorer and digg.com
Miguel Salcido / E-Commerce Times:
What Search Needs Is Healthy Competition
BBC:
Games will ‘eclipse’ other media
Schneier on Security:
Impersonation isn't new.  In 1556, a Frenchman was executed …