The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet — Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year. There's tons of deals—and not-really-deals capitalizing on the hysteria. So, we've combed through every single deal we could find and ranked them all. Presenting your Black Friday Cheat Sheet.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Gearlog, Softpedia News, Notebooks.com, GottaBeMobile and SAI
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Black Friday web tips: deal locators, security suggestions and more
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Amazon Pre-Black Friday Top Picks
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Apple's Black Friday Sale Starts Now in Some Locales, Deals Disappoint
Anika Anand / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: 15 Black Friday Deals That Will Make You Go Shopping Crazy
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's Australian Store discounts most things by around 10 percent, foreshadows Black Friday deals — Just like last year and the year before, Apple's kicking off its Black Friday sale in the land of Oz first. Australian Mac lovers can now buy the iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air …
Michael Rose / TUAW: Australia's Apple Store leads with Black Friday discounts
Justin Olivetti / Massively: The Perfect Ten: The sadistic shopper's list for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: The Apple Online Store sale has started in Australia
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: GameStop lists locations opening at midnight on Black Friday
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Switched Black Friday 2010 Guide
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For Google, the Browser Does It All — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When a Google engineer gave top executives computers running the company's new Chrome operating system, Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, tried to hold on to his computer running an older version.
Discussion: Google Operating System and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year — It's almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers. Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we've written …
Discussion: Download Squad, TechSpot, RCR Unplugged, Neowin.net, T3.com News, The Register, Go Rumors, Newlaunches.com, Gadgetell, Electronista, Liliputing and I4U News
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Chrome OS in 2011, Google-branded hardware in December
Jon Norris / RCR Unplugged: Chrome OS sort-of delayed
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Google's Chrome OS slips to 2011 “consumer launch”
Joe Minihane / T3.com News: Google Chrome OS hits the skids
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Santa fail: No Chrome OS netbook this year
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Google ChromeBook Launching Privately In December?
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Google preparing a self-branded Chrome OS netbook?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome OS netbooks to ship in 2011
Robert Evans / I4U News: Chrome OS Dogfooding Will Start Soon?
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino — At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino.
Discussion: IntoMobile, TechEye, MacStories, Fortune, Electronista, Mashable!, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, MacDailyNews and iClarified
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple buys 98 acres of land in Cupertino, roughly doubling their size in the area
Linda Harrison / TechEye: Apple takes another bite out of Silicon Valley
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Goes Back To Where The Woz Started with HP Campus Purchase
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's latest Cupertino land grab
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Buys Land, Looks to Expand Operations in Cupertino
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys HP's 100 acre Cupertino campus for around $300M
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures — Well, we have a little Thanksgiving treat for all of you. Thanks to a source that chooses to remain anonymous, we got exclusive pictures of the elusive Gingerbread! We can now confirm Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0.
Discussion: BGR, Gizmodo, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Engadget, Mashable!, Inquirer, Android Community, AndroidGuys, TmoNews, Neowin.net, The Next Web, Erictric, LaptopMemo, MobileCrunch, SlashPhone, AndroidSPIN, DailyTech, Softpedia News, Recombu, MobileBurn.com, Phones Review, Ubergizmo and Electronista
Zach Epstein / BGR: New images of Google's Nexus S emerge
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Hey Look, It's Gingerbread Running On a Samsung Nexus S
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: More photos of the upcoming Nexus S running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) leak
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S Photos Revealed
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Nexus S in the wild gives us a blurry Gingerbread walkthrough
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Nexus S Spotted Running Android 2.3
David Neal / Inquirer: Gingerbread sneaks up on a Samsung Nexus S
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Pictures of Gingerbread and the Nexus S Leak... Finally
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Pictures of Nexus S and Gingerbread finally leak
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: Gingerbread Chilling Out On Samsung Nexus S
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Nexus S struts its Gingerbread curves for Mr Blurrycam
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Rumor: More Nexus S Leaked Photos, with Android 2.3
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Nexus S, Android “Gingerbread” Pictured
Thomas Newton / Recombu: Android 2.3/Gingerbread spied running on a Google Nexus S
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Nexus S running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, leaked shots show
Cade Metz / The Register:
Apple bars ‘all single-station radio apps’ from iPhone — 'They're like fart apps,' howl Jobsian minions — Apple is now barring all single-station radio applications from the iPhone and iPad, insisting that “single station apps are the same as a fart app and represent spam in the iTunes store.”
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, BlogsDNA, The Next Web, MacStories, Silicon Valley BizBlog, Music Ally, Softpedia News, App Advice, ITProPortal and iClarified
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Sorry Apple, radio apps really aren't the same as fart apps
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Single-Station Radio Apps Are The New Fart Apps: Banned
Jon Xavier / Silicon Valley BizBlog: Apple tunes out radio station apps
Joe White / App Advice: Apple Bans Single-Station Radio Apps?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kinect hacks let you control a web browser and Windows 7 using only The Force (updated) — Hacking the Xbox 360 Kinect is all about baby steps on the way to what could ultimately amount to some pretty useful homebrew. Here's a good example cooked up by some kids at the MIT Media Lab Fluid …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, VG247, Web Browsers and technabob
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Kinect Controls Windows 7 PC, Brings Multi-user Multi-touch to the Desktop
Johnny Cullen / VG247: Video - Kinect working with web browsers
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Thanksgiving Recipes Are Latest Proof That Google Is Officially A Media Company — Here's one of the nicer Google “doodle” logos we've seen in a while: A photographic spelling of “Google” made out of Thanksgiving fixings. If you hover over each of the food items, it magnifies, and lets you click through to a recipe.
Discussion: Gearlog, Search Engine Land, MarketingVOX and ITProPortal
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google Doodle Gets Delicious for Thanksgiving
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Happy Thanksgiving From Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask & Others
Imran / iThinkDifferent:
The first Windows Phone 7 'Jailbreak'/Unlock ChevronWP7 is Out - Download now! — Admit it. You were waiting for a jailbreak for your WP7 Phone for the sake of ‘freedom’ and whatever it is that gets you going through the day with a phone that can run apps with access to private APIs.
Discussion: istartedsomething, Shoutpedia, ChevronWP7, BlogsDNA, WinRumors and TechSpot, Thanks:itdfeed
Sandip Dedhia / BlogsDNA: ChevronWP7 : First Tool to Jailbreak Windows Phone 7
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: ChevronWP7: Windows Phone 7 unlocker released
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Stack Overflow Hits 10M Uniques, Boldly Goes Where No Q&A Site Has Gone Before — It seems as though Q&A network Stack Overflow has put the $6 million in funding it received back in May to good use, crossing the 10 million unique monthly visit mark as of yesterday.
Steve Butcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Teen admits to attacks on federal websites over internet filter — Student with a grudge ... Steve Slayo with his girlfriend Lisa outside court yesterday. — STEVE SLAYO sat glued to his bedroom computer into the early morning hours, stewing over plans by the Communications Minister …
Discussion: p2pnet, Inquirer and The Register
Edward Berridge / Inquirer: Hacktivist admits attacking government websites
John Oates / The Register: Meet the Oz teen behind Operation Titstorm
New York Times:
Netflix's Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries — In a matter of months, the movie delivery company Netflix has gone from being the fastest-growing first-class mail customer of the United States Postal Service to the biggest source of streaming Web traffic in North America during peak evening hours.
Discussion: Techland and The Equity Kicker
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When iPad 2 Hits, Will iPad 1 Go Cheap Or Extinct? — With iOS 4.2 finally out in the wild, the iPad has effectively been rejuvenated. And there's no question that Apple is going to sell a massive amount of them during the Holiday shopping season. But what comes next? Well, the iPad 2, of course.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games — Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers. — The amount of Windows Phone developers has increased by around 80% since September.
Discussion: Engadget, IntoMobile, HEXUS.channel, SlashGear, LaptopMemo, Electronista, TechCrunch, Recombu and Phones Review
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Windows Phone 7 Marketplace hits 3,000 apps and games, attracts 15,000 developers
Sarah Griffiths / HEXUS.channel: WP7 Marketplace outpaces older Windows peer
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: Windows Phone 7 Reaches 3,000 Apps And 15k Devs With More Inbound
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: A Look At Windows Phone 7 Marketplace's Catalog, App Prices (Distimo Report)
Sony Said to Seek President as Possible Successor to Stringer — Sony Corp., Japan's biggest exporter of consumer electronics, plans to look for a new president who could eventually succeed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer, people familiar with the matter said.
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: PlayStation Boss To Become Sony President?
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Report: Hirai in hot-seat for Sony Corp president role
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony going President shopping as Howard Stringer scales down responsibilities?
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: Report: Sony looking for a new president, Hirai being considered
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
New Windows 0-day vulnerability emerges, bypasses UAC — Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating public proof of concept code for a new un-patched flaw in Windows. — Prevx, an IT security firm, published details of the exploit in a blog posting on Wednesday.
Discussion: Naked Security, Inquirer, Prevx, Erictric, THINQ.co.uk, The Next Web, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, Help Net Security and V3.co.uk
Naked Security / Sophos: New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC
David Neal / Inquirer: A fresh flaw is found in Windows
Jacques Erasmus / Prevx: Windows Black Screen Root Cause
Brian Donohue / Neowin.net: Windows 0-day vulnerability bypasses UAC
David Neal / V3.co.uk: Windows hit by fresh zero-day flaw
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security / ICE — A large file-sharing link site dedicated to rap and hiphop music and news has been raided by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The servers of RapGodFathers, a site with close to 150,000 members …
Jill Dougherty / CNN:
WikiLeaks threat sparks massive review of diplomatic documents — Washington (CNN) — The threat of publication of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables by a muckraker website has prompted a massive review of documents at U.S. embassies around the world, a U.S. official says.
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Politico, Fox News, msnbc.com, Washington Wire, Gawker and Associated Press
Dylan Welch / Sydney Morning Herald: US briefs Canberra on secret files
Dylan Welch / The Age: US braces for more WikiLeaks
Charles Hoskinson / The Politico: More WikiLeaks on the way — The Obama administration …
Justin Fishel / Fox News: U.S. Bracing for Release of More Secret Documents
Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com: Pentagon vs. WikiLeaks: ‘Harmful’ documents or ‘hyperventilating’?
Julian E. Barnes / Washington Wire: Pentagon Girds for New Wikileaks Release
The H Open Source:
Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong — Several online publications including the Register, Lifehacker and Phoronix have recently run stories quoting Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth as having said that the Ubuntu Linux distribution may be moving to a rolling release schedule.
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Jumpin' Meerkats! Ubuntu moving to daily downloads?
Jumpin' Meerkats! Ubuntu moving to daily downloads?
Discussion: GeekSmack, Digitizor, Computerworld, Network World, Liliputing and Lifehacker
Adam Cloutier / GeekSmack: Ubuntu moving to daily updates
Katherine Noyes / Computerworld: Ubuntu Will Begin Updating Daily, Report Says
Joe Brockmeier / Network World: Ubuntu sticking to six-month development cycle