Boy Genius Report:
Apple iTunes 9 details, Blu-ray, app organization — We've just received a tip from a pretty reliable source that detailed for us some of iTunes 9's upcoming features and they're pretty exciting. — One of the new additions to iTunes is said to include Blu-ray support which lines up nicely …
Discussion: Engadget, Edible Apple, 9 to 5 Mac, Neowin.net, Electronista, TechSpot, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Pocket-lint.com, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, I4U News and CrunchGear
Ross Miller / Engadget: Blu-ray support coming with iTunes 9?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: BluRay coming to Macs next month via iTunes 9?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Professor was main target of Twitter attacks
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: iTunes to get Blu-ray support
Robert Evans / I4U News: iTunes 9 Information Leaks
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Case Against Apple-in Five Parts — About six years and $20,000 ago, I made the switch to Apple products after a 20-year love affair with Microsoft. That love affair started with the humble PCjr and ended with an IBM ThinkPad. From DOS to the first version of Windows …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, Howard Lindzon, techno.blog and cubicgarden.com, Thanks:jasoncalacanis
Ian Forrester / cubicgarden.com: The Case Against Apple-in Five Parts
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Dell Retires the Mini 12 — You may have seen some recent reports from places like Engadget, liliputing and Electronista that the Inspiron Mini 12 was going away. It's true. Dell recently decided that it's time for the Mini 12 to ride off into the sunset.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Technologizer, Pulse2, Liliputing, Gearlog, Pocket-lint.com, Electronista, Engadget, geeksmack.net and eWeek
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: What Is The Real Reason Dell Is Discontinuing 12-inch Netbooks?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Dell Ditches Its Big Netbook
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Dell Cutting Production Of Mini 12
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: The Dell Mini 12 is Dead; Long Live the Dell Mini 9
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Dell dumps Mini 12 netbook
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Dell Mini 9 makes surprise reappearance on Dell's website
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Qwest Joins ATandT, Verizon, with Dell Netbook Offer
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Are the Glory Days Long Gone for I.T.? — IF Thomas M. Siebel can accurately see the future, computer science students with the entrepreneurial gene may want to look for a different major. And investors who think that information technology is a sector that will produce outsized returns should wake up.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Nokia RX-51 tablet captured in the wild — Not long at all after that mysterious Nokia RX-51 passed through the FCC comes shots from Indonesian message board Kaskus of the tablet-like device in the wild. The blurred box shot and the label behind the battery clearly say RX-51 prototype …
Discussion: Gizmodo, TmoNews, Nokia Experts, I4U News, Pocketables, Boing Boing Gadgets, Pocket-lint.com, Unwired View, jkkmobile and UMPCPortal
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Fresh Shots of the Nokia RX-5 Tablet Prototype
Andrew / TmoNews: Rover Spotted In The Wild
Matthew Miller / Nokia Experts: Nokia RX-51 live photos shown, no longer just wishful thinking
Robert Evans / I4U News: Nokia N900 ‘Rover’ Tablet Coming to T-Mobile
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables: Is the Nokia RX-51 (N900) living up to expectations?
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Nokia's RX-51 tablet
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Nokia RX-51 tablet surfaces
Joey deVilla / Coffee and Code:
The Tragedy of the Coffee Shop — Today's edition of the Wall Street Journal has an article about the Tragedy of the Commons being played out at coffee shops in New York: No More Perks: Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users. — This excerpt captures the general gist of the article:
Discussion: CNET News and Doc Searls Weblog
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Should Starbucks ban laptops?
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
As Classrooms Go Digital, Textbooks Are History — At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers' science lectures. — Down the road, at Cienega High School …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Translation Party: Tapping Into Google Translate's Untold Creative Genius — Anyone who has ever used Google's automated translation service knows that it's not exactly perfect — generally you'll wind up with words that are close approximations of what you started with …
What Works: The Web Way vs. The Wave Way — Google Wave is an impressive set of technologies, the kind of stunningly slick application that literally makes developers stand up and cheer. I've played with the Google Wave test sandbox a bit, and while it's definitely too complex to live up to the …
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles, Googling Google, Google Blogoscoped, Technologizer and rc3.org, Thanks:atul
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: The Pushbutton Web, The Wave and the rest of us.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Wave too complicated? I don't think so
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Anil Dash On Google Wave; Is the Wave Framework Too Complicated to Be Adopted?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Wave vs. the Web
Rafe / rc3.org: Anil Dash on Google Wave
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
3G ‘Ophone,’ Child of China Mobile, Due Next Month — China Mobile's holy grail of handsets is slated for sale next month, a phone that uses both the carrier's own mobile operating system and China's next-generation cellular standard. — Lenovo Mobile next month aims to release China's first 3G …
Discussion: GPS Obsessed, Android Phone Fans, Electronista and Engadget Mobile
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Lenovo O1 OPhone Launches In China Next Month
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget Mobile: Lenovo's Android-powered O1 ‘OPhone’ due next month
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Microsoft joins HTML 5 standard fray in earnest — After leaving much of the matter of creating new version of HTML to Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla, Microsoft has begun sinking its teeth into the Web standard. — The move adds clout to the effort to renovate HyperText Markup Language …
Discussion: lists.w3.org, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, Smalltalk Tidbits … and Slashdot
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Better Late than Never
Soulskill / Slashdot: Microsoft Finally Joins HTML 5 Standard Efforts