The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet [Updated] — Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year. There are 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.
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Black Friday web tips: deal locators, security suggestions and more
Ian Paul / Macworld: 10 Black Friday digital camera deals
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Amazon Pre-Black Friday Top Picks
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Apple's Black Friday Sale Starts Now in Some Locales, Deals Disappoint
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: List Of 14 Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2010 Websites
Meghan J. McDonough / LAPTOP Magazine: Deal of the Turkey Day: HP Pavilion dv6 Select Edition for $699
David Ponce / OhGizmo!: Deal Of The Day: Black Friday Brings You An HP TouchSmart tm2 Tablet For $809.
Anika Anand / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: 15 Black Friday Deals That Will Make You Go Shopping Crazy
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Search Tips For Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Arn / MacRumors:
Black Friday 2010: List of Apple and 3rd Party Discounts on Apple and Mac Products — Apple has officially unveiled their U.S. Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores. The discounts are in line with past year events, around 8% depending on the product.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web, MacNN, BrokeController and Gizmodo
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: U.S. Apple Store Black Friday deals appear
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Apple Store taking $101 off MacBook Air and Pro tomorrow, $41 off iPad
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Check Out Our Updated Black Friday Cheat Sheet
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Chrome OS Is Prepared for a Netbook — 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.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google: ChromeOS could immediately replace 60% of Windows desktops
Michael Santo / Examiner: Consumer Chrome OS delayed until 2011, but Google Chromebook may still make 2010
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Chrome OS in 2011, Google-branded hardware in December
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Chrome and Multiple Profiles
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Google's Chrome OS slips to 2011 “consumer launch”
Joe Minihane / T3.com News: Google Chrome OS hits the skids
Jon Norris / RCR Unplugged: Chrome OS sort-of delayed
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Santa fail: No Chrome OS netbook this year
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Google ChromeBook Launching Privately In December?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome OS netbooks to ship in 2011
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google VP: Chrome OS Coming To Tablets & TVs; Windows And Sys Admins Going Down — Chrome OS draws near. Last night brought perhaps the more surefire sign yet: Google is openly talking to The New York Times about it. Perhaps that is in response to rumors that it was being delayed into next year.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine
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: T3.com News, GottaBeMobile, VG247, Neowin.net, Web Browsers and technabob
Joe Svetlik / T3.com News: Microsoft Kinect hack: gesture-controlled web pages
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
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures (Update) — 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, IntoMobile, Mashable!, SlashGear, Gizmodo, Eurodroid, Engadget, TechSpot, AndroidSPIN, BrokeController, DailyTech, The Next Web, SlashPhone, AndroidGuys, TmoNews, Inquirer, MobileCrunch, LaptopMemo, Softpedia News, Android Community, Erictric, Recombu, Neowin.net, MobileBurn.com, Phones Review, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Zach Epstein / BGR: New images of Google's Nexus S emerge
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: More photos of the upcoming Nexus S running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) leak
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Nexus S Spotted Running Android 2.3
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S Photos Revealed
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Hey Look, It's Gingerbread Running On a Samsung Nexus S
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Nexus S poses for Mr. Blurrycam, flaunting those signature curves
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Leaked: pictures of Android 2.3 running on the Nexus S
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Nexus S, Android “Gingerbread” Pictured
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Rumor: More Nexus S Leaked Photos, with Android 2.3
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Pictures of Gingerbread and the Nexus S Leak... Finally
David Neal / Inquirer: Gingerbread sneaks up on a Samsung Nexus S
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Nexus S struts its Gingerbread curves for Mr Blurrycam
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: Gingerbread Chilling Out On Samsung Nexus S
Thomas Newton / Recombu: Android 2.3/Gingerbread spied running on a Google Nexus S
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Pictures of Nexus S and Gingerbread finally leak
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Nexus S running Android 2.3 Gingerbread photos leaked
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
The TSA Needs to Opt Out of Tweeting — The TSA has its own Twitter account—which could be a great way to inform the scared, angry public (and do damage control). Instead, it's filled with idiotic, tasteless, and downright creepy tweets. Funded by your tax money.
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: Hardware 2.0 Blog, ChevronWP7, istartedsomething, WPCentral.com, BlogsDNA, Shoutpedia, Gizmodo, TechSpot, Geek.com, ThinkMobile and WinRumors, Thanks:itdfeed
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: First Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak/Unlock tool - ChevronWP7
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com: Windows Phone 7 gets unlocker, enables app sideloading & home-brew software
Sandip Dedhia / BlogsDNA: ChevronWP7 : First Tool to Jailbreak Windows Phone 7
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Windows Phone 7 Gets Jailbroken
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: ChevronWP7: Windows Phone 7 unlocker released
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Windows Phone 7 has a jailbreak solution
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Windows Phone 7 “Jailbreak” Process Ready for the Holidays
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, Pulse2, IntoMobile, Silicon Valley BizBlog, The Next Web, MacStories, BlogsDNA, Music Ally, Softpedia News, App Advice, ITProPortal and iClarified
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Is Banning Single Radio Station Apps
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Apple Rejecting Single-Station Radio iPhone Apps
Jon Xavier / Silicon Valley BizBlog: Apple tunes out radio station apps
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
Joe White / App Advice: Apple Bans Single-Station Radio Apps?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inevitable! Google Chrome Extension Exports Your Facebook Contacts — Well look what we have here ... Last time we checked in on the Facebook/Google slapfight, Facebook had removed the option to import your contacts from Gmail and was still holding strong on the whole …
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: L.A. Times Tech Blog, AppleInsider, IntoMobile, louisgray.com, Pulse2, MacStories, Macgasm, TechEye, Electronista, MacRumors, Mashable!, Fortune, MacDailyNews, 9 to 5 Mac and iClarified
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple buys 98 acres from Hewlett-Packard
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple nabs HP's former 98 acre campus in Cupertino
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple buys 98 acres of land in Cupertino, roughly doubling their size in the area
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Is Doubling Their Office Size In Cupertino
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Goes Back To Where The Woz Started with HP Campus Purchase
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Apple buys up former HP campus for $300 millionish
Linda Harrison / TechEye: Apple takes another bite out of Silicon Valley
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Buys Land, Looks to Expand Operations in Cupertino
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's latest Cupertino land grab
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys HP's 100 acre Cupertino campus for around $300M
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: Search Engine Land, Gearlog, MarketingVOX and ITProPortal
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Happy Thanksgiving From Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask & Others
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google Doodle Gets Delicious for Thanksgiving
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Nevada court hits copyright troll with Fair Use surprise — A Nevada judge has given copyright troll Righthaven until mid-December to explain why one of the law firm's targets wasn't exercising its right to Fair Use when it republished a newspaper article on its website.
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
DRAM prices to keep falling through the first half of 2011 — IDG News Service - The price of DRAM, the main memory inside personal computers, will likely keep falling throughout the first half of next year before a recovery takes hold, analysts and market researchers say.
Discussion: DigiTimes, Softpedia News and bit-tech.net