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12:40 AM ET, January 7, 2010

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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
HP's Windows 7 Slate Device Revealed by Steve Ballmer  —  It's not Courier, but HP's rumored slate PC is here, now.  Steve Ballmer and his hardware specialist Ryan Asdourian just showed it off, and man is it cute.  Updated with VIDEO  —  Update:Adrian just spotted this official video:
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Dylan F. Tweney / Gadget Lab:
Microsoft Touts Home Entertainment at CES Keynote  —  LAS VEGAS — Microsoft detailed plans for XBox 360 enhancements, a new gesture-driven interface for the XBox, and a new tablet-style Windows PC tonight at a keynote presentation kicking off the Consumer Electronics Show here.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Where to Watch CES 2010 LIVE Stream  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2010) kicks off tonight with keynotes by Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft and Robbie Bach, President of Entertainment & Devices Division.  Their keynotes like always will be streamed LIVE all the way from Las Vegas …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
CES: Steve Ballmer Keynote  —  Steve Ballmer is delivering his annual state-of-Microsoft address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tonight-the second he's given since taking over duties for former CEO Bill Gates.  If it's anything like last year's, it will offer a broad overview of Microsoft's …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft's Bach on Courier, Natal, tablets, and phones
Discussion: MobileTechWorld
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
CES | Project Natal launch confirmed for 2010 holidays
Discussion: VentureBeat and Channel 9
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Exclusive: Apple's Tablet Has No Intel Inside  —  Stock quotes in this article: INTC , AAPL , MSFT , DELL  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. (TheStreet) — Apple (AAOL Quote) is throwing a glamorous Tablet party and chip partner Intel (INTC Quote) isn't invited.  —  With production time of its Tablet approaching …
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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Rumor: Apple employee says Tablet UI has “steep learning curve”  —  While it probably won't encompass a 3D interface, there's been enough background murmurings about the method users will employ to interact with Apple's forthcoming tablet to expect something new.  What that “new” is?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T finally goes Android, confirms Dell, HTC and Motorola on board  —  We're at the AT&T presser here at CES, but it looks like we know what to expect: the carrier just announced that it's launching five new Android devices in the first half of 2010, including devices from Motorola, Dell, and HTC.
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Sony BDP-S770 Blu-ray Player Has 3D, Wi-Fi and Netflix Plus iPhone …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Crave and CES 2010
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
AOL Lusts for the Brad Pitt of the Blogosphere (and His Company)  —  AOL is interested in buying the world's largest tech blog, Mashable, we hear from a source at the internet conglomerate.  And in fact the two sides have been talking, people outside AOL have whispered to one another, and to us.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Pandora Partners With Pioneer On Internet Radio For Cars  —  Streaming music provider Pandora has struck a deal with electronics manufacturer Pioneer that will connect the internet radio service to users' cars.  The companies announced the deal at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's iPhone App Finally Gets Push Notifications, Contact Syncing  —  Well, with Joe Hewitt famously no longer working on the Facebook iPhone app, it took a little bit longer than some expected, but today a new version finally hit the App Store with a much requested new feature: Push Notifications.
AppleInsider:
Google Nexus One teardown photos reveal ‘thoughtful’ design  —  A teardown of Google's new custom-designed Nexus One handset found no major surprises in the straightforward smartphone, though its ease of disassembly was called impressive.  —  As usual, iFixit wasted no time to get inside …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and DisplayBlog, Thanks:susanbeebe
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
i/o Ventures - A Work/Cafe Incubator Launches In San Francisco  —  A small group of high profile startup executives are preparing to launch their next venture - a workspace incubator and angel investment fund called i/o ventures that aims to help new startups get a start with some initial capital and a cool place to work.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sharp unveils quad-pixel technology for TVs with a trillion colors  —  If you didn't think your flat-panel TV could display colors properly, get ready for this.  Sharp is unveiling a new technology that allows it upcoming TVs to display a trillion colors.  —  The quad-pixel technology sounds simple.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
CES: Look out, Chumby: Here comes the Sony Dash  —  The Sony Dash is due out in April for $199.99.  —  LAS VEGAS—If you've been following Chumby Industries at all, you know the company was more interested in licensing out its Internet mini apps than making actual hardware devices.
Phone Arena:
More info about the Verizon Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  A leaked Verizon document reveals detailed specifications about the carriers upcoming Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus models.  The Pre Plus will come with 16GB of internal memory …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile gets U.S. exclusivity on HTC HD2  —  For those of you who can't get enough pixels in your pocket, we've got some good news for you.  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in his CES keynote, has announced that the HTC HD2 will arrive Stateside exclusively with T-Mobile.
Discussion: Engadget and MobileCrunch
Boy Genius Report:
Sprint 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot gets official  —  What, you don't remember?  For all you road warriors out there, the new Sprint Overdrive sure seems like a no brainer.  In addition to offering up Sprint 3G's network a la MiFi style, the Sierra Wireless-crafted Overdrive …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Engadget
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Why Buy a Standalone Box When Vudu Has Apps Already On the TV?  —  Take that, Boxee Box!  Take that, Roku Player!  Sure, those companies are adding lots of content to their broadband set-top boxes through channels or apps developed by third-party content partners.
Discussion: paidContent
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Exclusive: Qualcomm to Power Apple iPhone  —  Stock quotes in this article: QCOM , AAPL , VZ , T  —  SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) — Apparently it's bakeoff season in tech, and the latest blue ribbon goes to Qualcomm (QCOM Quote).  —  Apple (AAPL Quote) has chosen Qualcomm as its chip supplier …
Discussion: Electronista, MacRumors and Mashable!
Tim Moynihan / PC World:
CES 2010: New Sony Cyber-shots Full of Surprises  —  LAS VEGAS — With a handful of new Cyber-shot camera announcements at CES 2010 today, Sony became the first company to offer TransferJet-capable devices for wireless peer-to-peer sharing between cameras, laptops, and other devices.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ed Bayley / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Updated and Corrected: E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy  —  A few weeks ago, EFF published its first draft of a Buyer's Guide to E-Book Privacy, which summarized and commented on the privacy-related policies and behaviors of several e-readers.  In that first draft we incorporated the actual language …
Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine:
Asus EeeKeyboard PC Doubles as a Net-top  —  As PC components continue to shrink, Asus has found a way to squeeze them all into a form factor the size of a keyboard.  —  Post a  —  LAS VEGAS—As components continue to shrink, PC makers are squeezing them into things that don't look like PCs, but make perfect sense.
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The New FCC and a Small Reality Check
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
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Jason Palmer / BBC:
Pi calculated to ‘record number’
Discussion: I4U News, Neowin.net and Neatorama
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
CES: Honey, I Shrunk the Thumb Drives
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