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11:45 PM ET, January 6, 2010

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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.
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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:
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft's Bach on Courier, Natal, tablets, and phones  —  LAS VEGAS—Ahead of Microsoft's keynote on Wednesday, I had a chance to sit down with Entertainment and Devices head Robbie Bach to get his thoughts on some of the hottest topics in tech.  —  I tried (albeit with only mixed success) …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Microsoft
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 …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile gets U.S. exclusivity on HTC HD2
Discussion: Engadget and MobileCrunch
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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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.
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 …
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Netflix Bends To Warner Bros., Won't Rent DVDs For 28 Days After They Go On Sale (NFLX)  —  This will please the movie industry: Netflix has agreed to a 28-day window before it rents Warner Bros. DVDs and Blu-ray discs after they go on sale.  The idea is that this will allow Warner Bros. to sell more discs …
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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
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 SlashGear, 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 …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Samsung to launch app store that lets you tweet from your TV  —  Electronics maker Samsung announced today that it's getting into the app store game — but it's thinking beyond the smartphone app stores that seem so hot right now.  Instead, the company says you should be able to download …
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!
AT&T:
AT&T Upgrades 3G Technology at Cell Sites Across Nation  —  Software Upgrade Sets Stage for Faster 3G Speeds, Enhanced Mobile Data Performance to Come with Capacity Upgrades Planned for 2010-2011
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
A short history of Hotmail  —  Hi, my name is Dick Craddock and I'm the Group Program Manager for Windows Live Hotmail.  “Group Program Manager” is just a fancy way of saying that I manage the team of Program Managers at Hotmail.  We have the job of planning each Hotmail release and managing that release from beginning to end.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Sony Relents After 11 Years, Launches First SD Card Line-up  —  Big news from the Sony camp today—they're embracing 1999's flash-in-the-pan fad and have launched their first line-up of SD cards.  Hopefully that spells the death of the evil Memory Stick and sliding disinterest in their propriety formats.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
CES: Honey, I Shrunk the Thumb Drives  —  Coming soon: flash drives even smaller than the ones you already have. … Lexar Media, a memory-products unit of Micron Technology, is launching a line of what it calls “ultra-portable” USB flash drives at CES.  Chief among them is the Lexar Echo ZE …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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.
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: Gizmodo and Engadget
 
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