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1:05 AM ET, May 10, 2010

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MacDailyNews:
Obama: With iPods and iPads, information becomes a distraction; imposes new pressures on democracy  —  Barack Obama lamented Sunday that “with iPads and iPods,” information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and “democracy.”
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Kevin Gamble / HighTouch:
The President drinks from the ‘information overload’ Kool-Aid  —  I was disappointed to see President Obama's remarks from the commencement exercise at Hampton University today: Obama: iPad, Xbox Turn Information Into A ‘Distraction’ … He's right about one thing— the increase in knowledge flows …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Facebook Breached My Privacy, And Other Things That Whiny, Entitled Dipshits Say  —  Starting this week, I'm implementing a rule for readers of this column.  —  The fact is, I express some pretty controversial views here on TechCrunch.  Views on subjects like race and prostitution and terrorism and mental illness.
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online
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Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Use iPad with Magic Mouse [Video]  —  If you have been using your iPad on a desk with the official iPad Keyboard Dock accessory, you might have felt the need of having a mouse to control iPad's screen.  This is because it is more convenient to use a pointing device for interacting with a device …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark  —  Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like PatentlyApple.com, among others.  But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Spotted: Facebook's Check-In Functionality And New “Places” Tab  —  Code doesn't lie.  —  Over the past several weeks, there's been a lot of speculation about Facebook's location functionality.  At least part of that speculation can end now.  We now know what Facebook is planning to launch …
Discussion: eWeek
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Won't Offer Option To Restore “Classic Google” Look  —  As I covered in my article about Google's new look, while the new design appears to have been widely accepted without complaint, there are some who want “old” or “Classic Google” back.  Google tells me that's not going to happen.
Discussion: Technologizer
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Zee / The Next Web:   How to access the old Google Search. No hacks or scripts required.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Incumbent's Curse: HP  —  Last week's acquisition of Palm by HP makes a clear statement: HP recognizes we are at the beginning of the end of the classical PC era — and we're witnessing the birth of a new generation, really personal computers, currently called smartphones (and tablets).
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
A Single Molecule Computes Thousands of Times Faster than Your PC  —  A demo of a quantum calculation carried out by Japanese researchers has yielded some pretty mind-blowing results: a single molecule can perform a complex calculation thousands of times faster than a conventional computer.
Discussion: Science Daily and Slashdot
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Alliance of Wi-Fi and WiGig Standards in 60 GHz  —  Good news for those of us that like harmony in standards-land: The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliances have agreed to cooperate on technology for networking in the 60 GHz band.  This is terrific, and not unexpected.
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog:
Sorry, But the iPad is Not ‘Killing’ Netbook Sales  —  Hopefully by now, most readers of this site understand how the tech world works: Apple releases a successful product (the iPad) but it suddenly becomes The Second Coming (tm).  So much so that Fortune's web-based Mac blog, Apple 2.0 …
Discussion: Sharing the truth … and PC World
Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Lyrics Sites at Center of Fight Over Royalties  —  What's the line in that song?  —  That's what Milun Tesovic wanted to know back in 2000 as he searched online for the lyrics of his favorite tunes.  But often, he got results that seemed dubious or could not find the song at all.
 
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