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May 31, 2013, 8:10 PM

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Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands  —  San Francisco federal judge tells Mountain View company to comply with FBI's warrantless National Security Letter requests for user details, despite ongoing concerns about law's constitutionality.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Acer $400 ‘PC’ will run Android, pack Intel's Haswell chip  —  Acer is about to announce a PC that runs Android, showing that Windows and PC will not necessarily be synonymous in the coming months.  —  The Acer DA220HQL AIO will be priced just above $400 at most resellers.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches iPad comparison site for Windows 8 tablets  —  Microsoft is launching the second phase of its advertising against Apple's iPad this week.  Following an iPad mini commercial parody, a new site aims to convince consumers that Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets are worth buying over the iPad.
Bloomberg:
DirecTV Said Among 3 Hulu Bidders at $1 Billion or More  —  DirecTV (DTV), the second-biggest U.S. pay-TV service, and two other bidders are each offering at least $1 billion for Hulu LLC, the online video website, said people with knowledge of the bid.  —  The other two couldn't be identified immediately.
Naomi Tajitsu / Reuters:
Megaupload founder wins access to evidence seized in raid  —  (Reuters) - A New Zealand court granted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom access on Friday to all evidence seized by police in a 2012 raid, bolstering the Internet entrepreneur's fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges.
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
Camino browser project discontinued after ten years  —  Pour one out for Camino.  The Mac-only browser, born a decade ago, is no longer under active development.  —  Camino was a free, open-source browser for the Mac, built on Mozilla's Gecko engine.  Unlike other Mozilla-based browsers of its era …
Xbox Wire:
The Beauty of Xbox One: A New Approach to Design  —  “Xbox has always had something to say.  It's always been bold with a strong personality,” said Carl Ledbetter, Creative Director, Industrial Design.  “Xbox One needs to serve our most loyal gaming fans and deliver unique entertainment experiences …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Asus will release a 4K 30.5-inch monitor in the US this June  —  Perfect for professionals, gamers, and people with too much money  —  4K Ultra High-Definition TVs are already on their way to our living rooms, but Asus is planning on giving users the option to connect a next-gen monitor up to their laptops and desktops next month.
AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone sales reportedly up 400% in India thanks to aggressive pricing strategies  —  The institution of installment payment plans and deep discounts in India has netted Apple up to a fourfold boost in iPhone sales over the past four months, said investment firm Credit Suisse …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Oracle outlines steps to improve Java home, enterprise security  —  Summary: Following high-profile hacks and breaches at major technology companies, including Apple and Facebook, the Java maker is knuckling down on the Web plug-in's security.  —  Zack Whittaker
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
CBS acquires TV Guide Digital's TVGuide.com  —  CBS acquired TV Guide Digital from Lionsgate.  The mobile application provides expanded features, such as a watch list that alerts viewers when they can watch a favorite TV show or actor.  (TV Guide Digital)  —  CBS Corp. has acquired TV …

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