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8:20 PM ET, October 10, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Self-Driving Car Spotted On The Highway Almost A Year Ago (Oh: And Scoble) [Video]  —  In November 2009, Ben Tseitlin was driving along on the 280 highway between San Francisco and Palo Alto when he noticed something weird.  There was a Toyota Prius next to him with a weird spolier-like thing on the roof.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why do technology research?  Is Google's car going to lead anywhere?  —  By now you know Google is doing research into making cars drive by themselves.  This continues research done earlier at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and other places.  If you really want to see innovation …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:mamk
David / TmoNews:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Details Come To Light, $399 After Rebate?  —  At this point there isn't much we don't already know about the Galaxy Tab heading the Magenta way but two questions have lingered, price and release date.  Given the above image (and assuming its legit, real, believable etc) …
TmoNews:
Is This The T-Mobile HTC HD7?  —  With only a day left until the Windows Phone 7 Launch Party and the HTC HD7 all but confirmed for Magenta, one of our ninjas dropped something interesting in our inbox.  Above you will see what seem to be the very first T-Mobile branded HTC HD7/Schubert images.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Angry Birds developer claims Microsoft jumped the gun, Rovio ‘not committed’ to Windows Phone 7  —  Software developers make or break a platform, as Microsoft's Steve Ballmer once famously stressed, but that shiny new Windows Phone 7 site has angered a mildly important one.
The H Open Source:
Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”  —  Canonical and the Ubuntu developers have announced the arrival of version 10.10 of their popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, code named “Maverick Meerkat”.  Ubuntu 10.10 is the first standard release to be issued following the latest Long Term Support …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Saturday Night Live” Really, Really Likes Facebook  —  Here's the Saturday Night Live “Your Mom's on Facebook” sketch I told you about last night-the one you're going to see all over the Web for the next few days.  —  And here's another SNL Facebook sketch, which also ran on last night's show.
Mariya / Founders Block:
25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems  —  The guys at Chubby Brain have graciously allowed Founder's Block to repost this compendium, originally published October 3rd, of some of the best startup post-mortems from the web.  —  We love a good entrepreneurial success story …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
XKCD Updates Its Map: We No Longer Live In Actual Countries But Digital Ones  —  A lot has changed since illustrator Randall Monroe drew up the original XKCD “Map Of Online Communities” in 2007.  In testament to how far we as Internet denizens have come, earlier this week XKCD updated …
Discussion: GeekSmack
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
European Antritrust Deal With Microsoft Barely Affects Browser Market  —  BERLIN — When Europe settled an antitrust case over Web browsers with Microsoft in December 2009, it hoped to dislodge the world's biggest software maker from its dominant position in that market by requiring it to offer rivals' products.
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
limera1n jailbreak released, greenpois0n jailbreak delayed  —  Jailbreak limera1n was released today for 4.1 iDevice users in what appears to be a contentious situation in the hacking community.  Windows-only, the new jailbreak is not expected to work with Apple TV or debut on Linux and OS X for a bit.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Social Network Wins Another Weekend At The Box Office With $15.5M In Ticket Sales  —  The Social Network, which topped the box office in its opening weekend with $23 million in ticket sales, has won its second weekend on the big screen, with $15.5 million in sales.
 
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Rik Fairlie / Gadgetwise:
Coffee, TV or Wi-Fi?
Discussion: Gawker
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Meet NELL. See NELL Run, Teach NELL How To Run (Demo, TCTV)
ScienceDaily:
New Computer Switches Handle Heat That Renders Transistors Useless …
Zack Sheppard / Flickr Blog:
Help record 10/10/10!  —  Depending on your timezone it is or soon …
Discussion: New York Times and Gizmodo
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Going The Distance: Nike+ GPS Vs. RunKeeper
Discussion: IntoMobile
Times of India:
India to develop its own futuristic computer operating system
Discussion: ArabCrunch and India IT Blog
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
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Discussion: Social Studies Blog