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5:55 AM ET, May 30, 2011

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Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Asus Padfone Fully Exposed (Images)  —  This is the Asus Padfone being introduced tomorrow: a package consisting of an Android smartphone and tablet to dock it with.  Dock inside is more appropriate, as the “fone” appears to be fully consumed by the “Pad” when the two are merged.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Android Market's most popular emulators disappear without a trace (update)  —  If you're an Android gamer, chances are you've heard of Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid: they're all video game console emulators developed by yongzh, and many ranked among the most popular paid apps on the Android Market.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
PBS hacked in retribution for Frontline Wikileaks episode  —  The PBS.org website, and data associated with the PBS television network, its programs, and its affiliate stations, appear to have just been hacked by an entity calling itself LulzSec (or “The Lulz Boat").
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Darren Pauli / SC Magazine Australia:
Hacked PBS reports TuPac, Biggie alive  —  Hackers steal admin credentials, run rampart on PBS.  —  Tweet Comments  —  Hackers have infilitrated the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and published a report that claims legendary rappers Tupac and Biggie Smalls are alive in New Zealand.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El used to demo next-gen mobile graphics, blow minds (video)  —  You might think yourself too grown-up to be wowed by shiny, glittery things, but we doubt many will be able to watch NVIDIA's new Glow Ball tech demo without a smidgen of childlike glee.
Ethan McKinney / Conceivably Tech:
Linus Torvalds Approves Linux 3.0 RC1  —  Nearly 20 years after Linus Torvalds' first Linux post and after 39 major releases for the Linux 2.6 kernel, the OS inventor signed off on Linux 3.0.  The new kernel is now available as RC1.  Torvalds posted the 3. RC1 as a 93 MB download …
Bradley Wint / BlogTechnical:
[Update] Skype installs EasyBits Go CrapWare on your systems without users' prior knowledge  —  It seems that Skype is automatically installing crapware called EasyBits Go without informing or asking users for installation permission.  —  This morning I was notified that Skype needed third-party access …
Zee / The Next Web:
Ultra-minimalist writing app iA Writer now available for Mac  —  If you're a minimalism freak you've come to the right place.  Today marks the release of iA writer for Mac, a writing app or rather “digital writing tool” with so much minimalism, there's barely anything there.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Google Wallet: Big Deal or another Buzz?  —  After weeks of rumors, Google finally announced its near field communication payment system, christened Google Wallet.  It must be big because PayPal sued, but how big?  —  Let's start with the basics.  —  First, the ostensible goal is to get rid …
Discussion: Singularity Hub
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad  —  Your iPad can do lots of things, but live TV generally isn't one of them.  With a few exceptions, the TV networks don't want their programming going out live anywhere but your big screen, under their supervision.
Discussion: FierceIPTV, App Advice and iClarified, Thanks:beet_tv
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
As Zynga Looks to IPO, Its Traffic on Facebook Stays High  —  Most developers on Facebook have many ups and downs, with an emphasis on the downs over the last 12 months or so as Facebook has cut back on viral channels.  Zynga stands out not just for dwarfing the rest of the market …
Discussion: Softpedia News and ReveNews
Zee M Kane / The Next Web:
The Truth About That ‘Landmark’ Twitter Case  —  Earlier today The Telegraph reported that Twitter had revealed the name, email address and telephone number of Ahmed Khan, a UK council whistleblower accused of libelling his local authority using a number of anonymous twitter accounts and blog Mr Monkey.
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
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Tom Espiner / CNET News:
Zuckerberg: Privacy anxiety is fleeting
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner: Hackers posted lewd photos on Twitter
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Lockheed Martin Confirms It Came Under Attack