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Nexus One Google Phone Only Available Online

Google Nexus One at Google store While Fred Vogelstein at Wired was correct when he said “there seem to be no end to the number of innovative things a company like Google could have done” with the launch of the Nexus One Google phone, you certainly can’t poke any holes in Google’s marketing strategy. The

CES 2010: Top 5 Most Interesting Gadgets

1. Magic Jack Of course, the Magic Jack that provides with cheap landline long-distance service has been around for years, but the Magic Jack featured at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is special. As the Christian Science Monitor explains: “MagicJack, the device that promises next-to-free long-distance calls by creating a way to plug landline phones
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Ready for iPhone pre-order | Apple store was down, now back up

The Apple store was down for a while this morning, in preparation for the iPhone pre-order. It appears now, though, iPhone pre-orders are open on the Apple store, but you can’t order the newly announced white iPhone 4. With prices between $99 and $299, the iPhone pre-order will be the first test of the commercial
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iPhone available from Verizon starting February 10

Verizon carries the iPhone now, and this time it isn’t a rumor or a hoax. This time it’s for real, as a recent Verizon press conference confirmed it was happening and almost ready for launch. The Verizon iPhone release date is set for Feb. 10, and orders can be placed starting Feb.3. iPhone from Verizon
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Path, the new social network that draws the line on friendships

The Path social network is a new online property that lets users share photos from their iPhones with their friends. But when it comes to friends, Path goes against the grain of current social network convention by limiting users to just 50 of them. Some say Path fills an important niche, while others say Path’s
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NookColor promises more e-reader flexibility

The latest e-reader to be announced, the Color Nook, is the latest offering of Barnes & Noble. The Color Nook will start shipping around Nov. 19. This new e-reader crosses the lines between tablet computer and e-reader. Barnes & Noble introduces color Nook A full-color touchscreen device, the Color Nook is going to be sold
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Steve Jobs announces Apple iPad, world freaks out

How ’bout them Apples From the looks of Twitter, Facebook and Google trends, the Apple press conference, including the release of the iPad, is the only thing going on in the world today. Google news says something about a Toyota recall and Holocaust Remembrance Day, but it’s pretty clear that everyone in the world is
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Facebook announcement unveils new tools for a better experience

The Facebook announcement on Oct. 6 was a big letdown for people expecting a radical redesign, Facebook phone or a Skype videochat partnership. Instead, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented a modest set of new features that gives users more control over their information. The new features unveiled in the Facebook announcement include the ability to
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Cisco announcment: CRS-3 router

An impending Cisco announcement has been on techies’ radars for weeks, and this morning the Cisco announcement finally came. Cisco Systems, which supplies hardware to Internet service providers, announced that it has developed a new router, the CRS-3, that can handle 12 times more traffic that previous models. Cisco announcement: how it affects users I
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Top Tech Gifts for the 2010 holidays | Your five best bets

Tech gifts have always been popular,  for good reason. Top tech gifts are usually something that someone won’t buy for themselves or at least put off the purchase of. The top tech gifts for the 2010 holidays cover a wide price range and many of the people on your gift list. Point-and-shoot cameras Even though

Google Operating System to Compete With Windows 7

Chrome OS takes fight to Windows 7 on netbooks Since you’re here, I can assume at least one of these things: You are intrigued by the Google Operating System. You need a payday loan (or payday loans) to help with a short-term budget snafu. You look to Personal Money Store for news and views on
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Nokia sues Apple … again

In the mobile phone market, Nokia and Apple are the two siblings that just can’t seem to get along. Nokia has sued Apple several times. Apple has counter-sued Nokia. At issue? More than 40 billion in online cash loans invested in research and development of cellular technologies. So what is the latest volley in this
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Sporkle versus Sporcle | Entertainment website showdown

So, you’re looking for somewhere online to spend some time – so should you be spending that time on Sporkle or Sporcle? Yes, Sporkle and Sporcle are different websites, and while they will both very effectively eat up time, they are far from the same. While you’re waiting a few minutes for your online payday
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Lovely Faces scraped from Facebook without permission

In 2003, then Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg scraped the names and photos of co-eds from university servers in order to create a “hot or not” site called FaceMash. Zuckerberg, who would go on to found Facebook, was accused of stealing data and identities. Today, Wired reports that a media artist and a media critic have
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Amazon defies Apple lawsuit by opening Appstore

With great fanfare and a free Angry Birds download, Amazon opened its Appstore this morning. This is despite a cease-and-desist order and federal trademark lawsuit filed by Apple computer over the use of the name “Appstore.” This is one of multiple lawsuits over the use of the term “app,” all of which could be driving
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Barnes and Noble Nook Competes with Kindle

E-book reader market expands We all saw it coming. Well, at least people who are even mildly interested in e-book readers saw it coming. The Barnes and Noble Nook has entered the scene as the next big contender in the market for devices used to electronically read books. A few other companies have or will
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UltraViolet aims to simplify movie ownership

A huge consortium of media and technology companies have announced the launch of UltraViolet. Designed to be a “digital movie locker” and media management system, UltraViolet aims to allow consumers to view movies they’ve purchased on multiple devices. UltraViolet has a huge list of supporters, but a competitor called KeyChest is already on the horizon.