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8:20 PM ET, September 18, 2010

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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do  —  Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob — Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon.  An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing …
Boy Genius Report:
GV Mobile + hits the App Store, finally  —  We have been waiting for this day for a long time.  Not just because we love GV Mobile + so much, but because it shows that Apple has finally relaxed some of their App Store policies and will likely start being a bit more competitive with other platforms (hopefully).
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Finally Lets A Google Voice Application Into The App Store (Again)
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Were Haystack's Iranian testers at risk?  —  First I was thinking of offering my readers an apology for overloading this blog with Haystack-related observations.  Then I changed my mind and decided that I should make no such apologies whatsoever: Haystack is the Internet's equivalent of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Discussion: sami ben gharbia
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:   The First Rule Of Defeating Web Censorship Is You Do Not Talk …
Peter Eckersley / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
On Writing, Funding, and Distributing Software to Activists …
Discussion: John Graham-Cumming and Guardian
Alex St. John / TechCrunch:
Social Gaming Market Reaches Its Final Stage...and It's Not Looking Pretty  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post written by  —  Alex St. John, President and CTO of hi5, on the state of the social gaming market.  —  When Facebook recognized that early social media games were getting …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Negotiate With Publishers Over Digital Newsstand  —  Apple Inc. is developing a digital newsstand for publishers that would let them sell magazines and newspapers to consumers for use on Apple devices, said two people familiar with the matter.  —  The newsstand …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
As Apple relaxes App Store rules, C64 emulator for iOS gets BASIC again  —  If you weren't already convinced that Apple is seriously easing back on some of its more annoying App Store restrictions with the appearance of titles like GV Voice (a Google Voice client), this news might help.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
4chan DDoS Takes Down MPAA and Anti-Piracy Websites  —  Following a call to arms yesterday, the masses inhabiting the anonymous 4chan boards have carried out a huge assault on a pair of anti-piracy enemies.  The website of Aiplex Software, the anti-piracy outfit which has been DDoSing torrent sites recently …
Discussion: Gawker, Pulse2, Geek.com and Softpedia News
Anil Dash:
Twitter, Transclusion and Trust  —  The new Twitter is here!  The new Twitter is here!  Besides sowing discontent in our household by giving me access to the new user interface before my wife's account has been upgraded, the big new feature of the update to venerable old Twitter.com …
Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Dynamics to bring plastic credit cards into the 21st century  —  Dynamics is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley.  After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present.  Our coverage of them remains objective.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Instant To Chrome Labs In Chromium (Windows Only, For Now)  —  Google Instant is great — but I rarely use it.  Why?  Because I simply don't go to google.com that often.  That's not to say I don't search Google a lot — I do — I just use the Omnibox in Chrome for almost all of my searches.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
Security a Concern as HTML5 Gains Traction  —  From animated logos to Web videos for hip, independent bands, HTML5 is getting buzz and gaining traction.  But concerns about the security of features in the new version of the Web's lingua franca persist.  —  Every technology innovation …
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Pi record smashed as team finds two-quadrillionth digit  —  The formula turns an infinite sum into a more manageable calculation of single terms  —  A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi - and a few digits either side of it.  —  Nicholas Sze, of technology firm Yahoo …
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hewlett-Packard's Imminent CEO Choice Needs to (and Will) Be Internal
Discussion: GMSV, Thanks:atul
Jon Mundy / The Pocket Gamer iPhone gaming podcast:
EA set to throw its weight behind Android
Discussion: Gizmodo, IntoMobile and AndroidGuys
 Earlier Items: 
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Shooting From Carol Bartz's Hip: Apple's iAds Are Just Awful …
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