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5:20 PM ET, January 3, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands-on, video, and first impressions  —  That's right, humans — Engadget has its very own Nexus One.  You've seen leaked pics and videos from all over, but we're the first publication to get our very own unit, and we plan on giving you guys the full story on every nook and cranny of this device.
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Nexus One Review  —  It's been the talk of the internet for weeks on end, and the day is almost here...or so every phone geek wishes.  Google just invited a group of reporters to an “Android Press Gathering” on January 5th, and the word on the street is that they'll be unveiling what I would like to call “The Messiah”.
Discussion: Android Central and TmoNews
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Year 2016 bug plaguing text messages?  Update: Work around found!  —  Anyone wake up from their hangover in the year 2016?  —  Seems a new bug has afflicted our phones today: text messages come dated six years from now.  —  So unless something really weird happened last night, we're seeing a nasty bug in our little gizmos.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The TSA's Intimidation Of Bloggers Over Leaked Security Rules Is A Disgrace  —  Shortly after the Christmas bomber tried to blow up a Delta flight into Detroit, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rolled out an emergency directive requiring airlines to implement draconian new security procedures.
Discussion: Gawker
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Tyranny Of Government And Our Duty Of Confidentiality As Bloggers  —  Last week two bloggers, Steven Frischling and Chris Elliot, were visited by TSA agents and threatened with jail time if they did not reveal their source of the TSA Travel Directive that they each published shortly …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Lenovo leaks ThinkPad Edge, X100e, T410s, W510, T510 and more ahead of CES  —  Hey Lenovo, your cards are showing.  Just weeks after the FCC tipped us off on a new pair of netbooks that are all but definitely slated for a CES unveiling, Lenovo has no one but its web administrator(s) to blame for this one.
Fred / A VC:
Affiliate Marketing Undervalues The Link  —  Two days I posted about Gretchen Rubin's new book, The Happiness Project .  When I linked to the book in the original post (and here too), I included an amazon affiliate code.  —  And here is the data two days later:
Discussion: Giles Bowkett and Darren Herman
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
CES 2010: What to Expect  —  A more intimate show could mean fewer surprises, or that they're simply easier to find.  —  Ask anyone about the highlight of CES 2009 and they'll likely tell you it was the Palm Pre announcement.  It was a great event and a shockingly good product.
Discussion: Associated Press
Bono / New York Times:
Ten for the Next Ten  —  IF we have overindulged in anything these past several days, it is neither holiday ham nor American football; it is Top 10 lists.  We have been stuffed full of them.  Even in these self-restrained pages, it has been impossible to avoid the end-of-the-decade accountings …
Discussion: TorrentFreak, p2pnet and Gawker
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Agence France Presse:   Bono calls for control over Internet downloads
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Uploader Gets Three Years Probation  —  Back in 2008, Jack Yates, an employee at a Los Angeles duplication company, decided to make a private copy of Paramount's ‘The Love Guru’.  —  Yates was asked by his employer to make a promotional copy for the Jay Leno show …
Alice Rawsthorn / New York Times:
Impact of ‘iSlate’ Could Rival iPhone  —  LONDON — You don't need a crystal ball, seer stone, scrying pool or any other spooky stuff to guess what one of the most talked-about design projects of 2010 will be.  The tech blogs have been buzzing about it for months.
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
The Decade's 10 Most Dastardly Cybercrimes  —  It was the decade of the mega-heist, when stolen credit card magstripe tracks became the pork bellies of a new underground marketplace, Eastern European hackers turned malware writing into an art, and a nasty new crop of purpose-driven computer worms struck dread in the heart of America.
 
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HTML5's rel="noreferrer"  —  Mark Pilgrim at Dive Into HTML5 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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