John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Velocity, Fortune, CNET News, Scobleizer, Neowin.net, Gawker, Product Reviews Net, Gizmodo and UMBC ebiquity
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Why? Because They Can! — I just don't get people who live on the East Coast.
Brian Caulfield / Velocity: Four Reasons Google Cars Drive Better Than You Do
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Would you let Google drive you to work?
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Robot cars invade California, on orders from Google
Christopher White / Neowin.net: Google develops self-driving cars
Peter Chubb / Product Reviews Net: Google Car: Toyota Prius and AI Software
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Google Is Road Testing Cars That Drive Themselves
Sebastian Thrun / The Official Google Blog:
What we're driving at — Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we're working on today is car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people's …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Search Engine Land, Between the Lines Blog, The Next Web, Technologizer, Velocity, Guardian, Techie Buzz, Erictric, V3.co.uk, Electronista, Startup Meme, PC World, The Awl and VentureBeat
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Working On Auto Driving Cars
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Ready for the highway train? Google cooks up cars that drive themselves
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google has self-driving cars... Self-driving cars! [Updated with Video]
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Look Ma, No Hands! A Brief History of Self-Driving Cars
Brian Caulfield / Velocity: Google Unleashes Robot Cars On California
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Google Drives Cars Automatically, Literally. …
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Secretly Develops, Tests Automated Cars
Iain Thomson / V3.co.uk: Google reveals autonomous car software advances
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Has Cars Driving Without Drivers... And They Don't Crash!
Jason Kennedy / PC World: Google's Car of the Future
Choire / The Awl: Breaking! Google Is Skynet! …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
World-Changing Awesome Aside, How Will The Self-Driving Google Car Make Money? — Google made a stunning revelation this morning: the existence of a secret self-driving car project. Even more amazing: it has been in testing for months, on actual roads across California, and things seem to be running smoothly.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Hate To Rain On Parade, But Why, Exactly, Is Google Building Robot-Driven Cars?
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 ads reveal Samsung Focus for AT&T, November 8th date and shiny new website — We'd heard November 8th was AT&T's Windows Phone 7 launch date, but this makes it real — Microsoft advertisements on Microsoft's page, pointing to a brand-new Windows Phone website.
Discussion: Fone Arena, istartedsomething, Neowin.net, WMPoweruser.com and Softpedia News
Long Zheng / istartedsomething: Windows Phone 7 4G support confirmed
Michael Gillett / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7 portal goes live
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
UK carrier's roadmap points to October 21 release for Windows Phone 7, over 2,000 apps at launch — The whole world and his neighbor's dog may already know when Windows Phone 7 will be announced, but when are the actual phones going to hit actual shelves? If you're in the US …
Discussion: The Next Web, Neowin.net, I4U News, Phone Arena, SlashGear, MacHackPC, Coolsmartphone News, WMExperts, WMPoweruser.com and Go Rumors
Tom Dwyer / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7 to launch with 2000 apps
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Windows Phone 7 Launch will be streamed Live
George Ponder / WMExperts: WP7 Rumor: 2,000 apps at launch
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Samsung Windows Phone 7 Device Launch In UK On October 21?
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Study: Cable ‘cord cutting’ no myth — Tweet — While cable and satellite execs insist talk of “cord cutting” is overblown, a new survey shows that consumers, especially price-sensitive ones, are dumping pay TV services but sticking with the Internet. — Whether cord cutting is a real danger …
Discussion: Podcasting News, Silicon Alley Insider and Crave
James Lewin / Podcasting News: The Other Shoe Drops For Radio & Cable
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Cable Cord Cutting: It's Real And Coming To Households Near You
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog: Weekend deal: TDK EB900 in-ear headphones
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Was this Apple's $20 billion quarter? — The blogger-analysts say damn straight. The Street isn't far behind — Source: Company reports and average Q4 estimate — Wall Street was more than a little skeptical in July when Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer offered his revenue guidance …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and iClarified
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
The New Facebook Groups: All You Need To Know — Today Facebook announced a revamped group products as covered during our live coverage. However most people are either still not aware about what this means or unaware of what all the features are. This guide will answer all of your questions.
Discussion: Social Studies Blog, MediaPost and PC World
Thor Muller / Social Studies Blog: Facebook Groups and the end of opt-in
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Facebook ‘Groups’ Hit With Inevitable Backlash, And The Tao Of Zuck
Tony Bradley / PC World: Facebook Groups Prank Example of Problem with Default Opt-In
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Facebook Groups
Some Thoughts on Facebook Groups
Discussion: All Facebook
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Groups Is What Ning Should Have Been
Duncan Graham-Rowe / New Scientist:
Body organs can send status updates to your cellphone — For cardiac patients such as myself, too much excitement can be a shocking experience. If my heart rate gets too high the implanted defibrillator in my chest can think I'm having a heart attack and give me a friendly remedial shock.
Discussion: Popular Science, Newlaunches.com, The Next Web and Gizmodo
Dan Nosowitz / Popular Science: New Software Conveniently Integrates Your Heart Implant With Your Android Phone
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Amazing: Your body organs could soon send status updates to your phone
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: How Our Bodies Could Send Us Status Updates: “O Hai UR Havin a
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Arnold Zafra / Appletell: Jailbreak your iOS 4.1 devices with Limera1n
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Limera1n iOS jailbreak released, Windows only for now
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
GOOG-411 Winds Down, Bing-411 Parties On — Yesterday Google announced that it was shutting down 800-GOOG-411, the free directory assistance (or voice search) service it launched in April, 2007. Back in those days the mobile landscape looked very different than it does today.
Discussion: Google Operating System, eWeek and ResourceShelf
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Shuts Down GOOG-411
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Shuttering GOOG-411 Directory Service Nov. 12
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
North Korea opens up Internet for national anniversary — IDG News Service - North Korea appears to have made its first full connection to the Internet. The connection, planning for which has been going on for at least nine months, came as the reclusive country prepares to mark …
Discussion: The Next Web