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November 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. To Consider Cellphone Use On Planes  —  Proposal Would Allow for Calls Above 10,000 Feet  —  The Federal Communications Commission will propose allowing passengers to use their cellphones on airplanes, people familiar with the matter said.  —  While phone use would still …
iFixit:
Xbox One Teardown  —  After eight years, Microsoft has finally released a proper successor to the Xbox 360—the Xbox One.  Will this be the One Xbox?  Follow us as we journey into the tower of Microsoft's new console—coming to you straight from Mordor New Zealand!  Step 1 — Xbox One Teardown This is the One.
Rachel Weber / GamesIndustry International:
Microsoft: We're working unbelievably hard to match demand  —  “I can only apologise in advance to anybody who is let down before Christmas,” says Xbox boss Phil Harrison … Q: This is the first time there have been two products like this launching simultaneously, and it feels like there's …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says  —  (Credit: CBS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — A jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, slightly less than the $380 million Apple had requested.  —  That brings its total award to about $930 million.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Video Trailers Debut On The App Store With ‘Clumsy Ninja’  —  Apple is featuring Clumsy Ninja, an iOS game that was first announced at the iPhone 5 keynote in 2012, with a custom page on the App Store that, alongside a description, features a 1-minute trailer for the game.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”  —  Long a beneficiary of the falling cost of computing power, chipmaker Intel acknowledged Thursday that it was beaten at its own game.  —  Moore's law, the industry term coined by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, suggests that computing …
Google Chrome Blog:
HBO GO now works with Chromecast  —  Grab your favorite snack and get cozy on your Iron Throne, because HBO GO has added Chromecast support to their Android, iOS and web app.  Now you can easily enjoy “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Girls” and your favorite movies on your TV by casting from the HBO GO app or website.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL  —  Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all.  AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999.
Jason Kincaid:
NYT #IsKindaClueless — its uncritical Lulu piece sidesteps the controversy surrounding the app  —  NYT #IsKindaClueless  —  Today Lulu makes its New York Times debut, page E1.  —  Lulu lets women review guys.  Specifically their date-worthiness, rated out of 10 …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint dead last in Consumer Reports' phone service survey  —  The Sprint innovation center in Burlingame, Calif.  —  Sprint is eating everyone's dust.  —  The nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base sank to the bottom of a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Alleged Silk Road Owner Loses Bail Request; Prosecutors Say He Ordered Six Murders  —  Federal prosecutors in New York dropped a bombshell in their response to a bail request from alleged Silk Road owner Ross Ulbricht.  —  In a filing to the court today in New York, they say that Ulbricht …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
ESPN ScoreCenter App Is a Hit, but It's Getting an Overhaul Anyway: New Name, More Video, More Stuff  —  ESPN's ScoreCenter app isn't broken — it's one of the most successful mobile offerings from a media company that has done a very good job with mobile.  But ESPN is trying to fix it, anyway.
Om Malik / Gigaom:
Qualcomm quakes: Sources say layoffs at mobile chip giant  —  Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant that eats competitors like Pac Man munches berries, is cleaning up its middle management ranks and is said to be making more cuts across the board in order to rein in expenses.
More: CNET
Daniel P. Howley / LAPTOP Magazine:
Acer Refreshes Aspire R7 With Haswell Processor, Active Stylus Support  —  Acer has announced that it's refreshing its unique multimodal 15.6-inch Aspire R7 laptop with a more powerful processor and active stylus support just in time for the holidays.  Priced at $899, the Best Buy-exclusive features …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Care.com Filed Secretly For 2014 IPO, Sources Say  —  Filing Expected to Raise Around $100 Million  —  Care.com Inc., an online service for hiring nannies and other at-home caregivers, has filed confidential paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold an initial public offering …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
iPad Mini Retina is a no-show at carriers  —  Carriers are still waiting on the iPad Mini Retina.  —  (Credit: Apple)  —  Carriers are still waiting on the iPad Mini Retina with 3G/4G capability, as back orders grow.  —  Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all back-ordered on the cellular version …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google is building a Chrome app-based development environment called Spark  —  Google's Chromium team never ceases to amaze.  Its latest project is a Chrome app-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) codenamed Spark.  —  The new app was first noted by developer …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Vine Focuses On Global Expansion With 19 New Languages  —  Twitter's six-second video sharing app, Vine, today launches in a number of new languages.  19, to be exact.  —  New languages include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian …
Jill Duffy / PC Magazine:
Automatically rising/falling Stir Kinect smart desk now on sale for $3890, ships February  —  Smart Sit-Stand Desk Goes on Sale for $3,900  —  My fingertips rise and fall about an inch over six seconds, as if my hands were resting on the chest of a sleeping person.  But I'm touching a desk, not a human.

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