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9:45 PM ET, November 25, 2010

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Gizmodo:
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.
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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.
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.
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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 and Engadget
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 …
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.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games
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 …
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.
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.
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.”
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Say Cheese: Social Photo Sharing App Throwdown  —  You badly need to share that photo of your cat wearing a pumpkin costume.  It's understandable.  You've got an iPhone and Internet access, but which app should you use?  There's recently been a mini-boom in social photo sharing applications …
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.
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Nevada court hits copyright troll with Fair Use surprise
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
DRAM prices to keep falling through the first half of 2011
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The H Open Source:
Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong
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Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security / ICE
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Steve Butcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Teen admits to attacks on federal websites over internet filter
Discussion: p2pnet, Inquirer and The Register
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Just Ahead Of Thanksgiving, Games Take Over The App Store
Thanks:viticci
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
A Friend Request from Diaspora: We accept, but we're slightly disappointed
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and BBC, Thanks:chadcat
David Pogue / New York Times:
The Lessons of 10 Years of Talking Tech
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
ChangeWave: Apple headed for “most explosive holiday season in its history”
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Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino
 

 
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