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by Michael O. Allen on May 19, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
‘Wii Fit’ will definitely get you moving
MSNBC – 48 minutes ago
The mini-games are the most enjoyable part of “Wii Fit” – games that Nintendo claims will help you work on your aerobic strength and balance.
Nintendo Wii Fit launches Today I4U
Nintendo’s Wii Fit Pumps Up ‘Active Gaming’ Trend NPR
CNNReutersVideo Game GenerationABC News
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Facebook CEO Wants to Talk With Google on Friend Connect
PC World – 7 hours ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to sit down with Google and work out the privacy issues that caused Facebook to block Google’s Friend Connect last week, he said Monday.
Where Portals and Social Networks Collide BusinessWeek
After Google calls Facebook’s bluff, Zuckerberg says “let’s see if ZDNet
Washington PostInformationWeekPC MagazineTechNewsWorld
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Study Predicts Fewer but More Powerful Hurricanes
eFluxMedia – 45 minutes ago
By Max Brenn A study published by meteorologist Tom Knutson reveals that global warming could cause the number of hurricanes to get smaller by the end of the century.
Recent Study Shows Global Warming not Related to Hurricanes Enews 2.0
Study says global warming not worsening hurricanes The Associated Press
ChattahBoxBBC NewsReason OnlineSarasota Herald-Tribune
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Why I called Mozilla’s change to the Firefox install process “sneaky”
ZDNet Blogs – 51 minutes ago
Seems like some of you objected to my use of the term “sneaky” to describe the change made to the install routine of Firefox 3.0 RC1, while others thought I was being too easy on Mozilla.
Mozilla releases release candidate 1 of Firefox 3 Computerworld
Mozilla unveils Release Candidate 1 for Firefox 3 The Tech Herald
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Apple wants over-the-air music downloads for 3G iPhone
Apple Insider – 50 minutes ago
By Sam Oliver Apple is in talks some of the major music labels over a deal that would allow next-generation iPhone owners to purchase music tracks directly from the handset over cellular wireless networks, according to the New York Times.
Apple Wants More Mobile Music From Labels New York Times
Apple in talks on mobile music offerings iLounge
MocoNewsVentureBeatMacworld UK
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Polar Bear Ruling to Bring Tsunami of Lawsuits: Kevin Hassett
Bloomberg – 6 hours ago
May 19 (Bloomberg) — As expected, the US Department of the Interior added the polar bear to the list of threatened species under the Endangered Species Act last week.
Video: Polar Bears On Thin Ice (CBS News) CBSgoogle news commentComment by Dr. Peter Ewins Director of Species Conservation , WWF-Canada
eFluxMediaNew York TimesFairbanks Daily News-MinerWall Street Journal
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E Canada Now
Sony: Oz PS3 Outsold 360 By 45% During Q1
Next Generation – 1 hour ago
By Tom Ivan SCE Australia managing director Michael Ephraim says that the PlayStation 3 far outsold Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in Australia during the first quarter of 2008.
Xbox 360 Outsells Original Xbox PC World
Original Xbox sales performance surpassed by Xbox 360 The Tech Herald
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AMD launches ‘console-like’ PC hardware plan
CVG Online – 1 hour ago
AMD is attempting to make determining system requirements easier for mainstream PC gamers, with the launch of a new label titled AMD Play!
AMD – The Perfect Gaming PC Shopping Advisor eFluxMedia
AMD announces new PC gaming push ZDNet
ShacknewsHalf Life SourceTG DailyZDNet
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There Must Be More To Mars Than Ice And Dust
eFluxMedia – 4 hours ago
By Dee Chisamera We’re only days away from Phoenix’s encounter with the Red Planet, and all we can think of now is what incredible mysteries about that planet are about to be revealed.
An Icy Dig in Search of Signs of Life on Mars Washington Post
Rauch Planetarium invites public to see ‘live’ Mars landing U Of L News
Astrobiology MagazineArizona RepublicChemical & Engineering NewsTucson Citizen
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Bender Forms Group to Promote OLPC’s Sugar UI
PC World – May 16, 2008
Former One Laptop Per Child President of software and content Walter Bender has launched Sugar Labs, an organization that will promote the development of the open-source user interface originally developed for the XO laptop.
XP on XO: Negroponte has lost his bearings ZDNet
OLPC Adds Windows XP To XO Laptop InformationWeek
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Earthtimes (press release)
Sprint Clears WiMax for Launch
eWeek – 8 hours ago
By Roy Mark Sprint kept the WiMax ball moving down the court May 15, declaring its XOHM 3G mobile broadband network has cleared testing and industry standards.
Sprint Says Mobile WiMax Is Ready To Launch In 2008 dBTechno
Sprint Says Mobile WiMAX Is Ready for Commercial Service eFluxMedia
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Apple lines up overseas iPhone partners
United Press International – May 17, 2008
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 17 (UPI) — Apple Inc. says the popularity of its iPhone is gaining international ground, with new distribution deals in place Saturday for Europe and elsewhere.
Apple Signs More Nonexclusive iPhone Deals InformationWeek
Orange to help Apple expand iPhones overseas San Francisco Chronicle
CRNComputerworldApple InsiderCrunchGear
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Brocktown News
US Reps Markey, Barton Question Charter About Web Tracking – May 16, 2008
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Two senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are questioning Charter Communications Inc.’s (CHTR) recent announcement that will collect customers’ Web-surfing information as part of an enhancement to its
Lawmakers fret about Charter Web tracking plan Reuters
Lawmakers concerned over Charter’s Web tracking The Associated Press
St. Louis Post-DispatchRegisterBoston
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MySpace Suicide Case Leads To Tougher Laws
eFluxMedia – May 17, 2008
By Michael Todd After the troubling suicide commited by a Missouri teenager due to an Internet related incident, state lawmakers voted and gave final approval yesterday to a bill which will deal with cyber-harassment.
Cyber Bullying Mom Charged in Suicide In MySpace Case CRN
Mom faces 20 years jailtime in ‘cyber-bullying’ MySpace suicide case
ToTheCenter.comLawrence Journal WorldDailyTechColumbia Daily Tribune
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The Money Times
Russian Craft Reaches Space Station
eFluxMedia – 16 hours ago
By Michael Todd The International Space Station greeted the Russian Progress M-64 cargo spacecraft yesterday and the docking was completed without any incidents.
Russian Cargo Spacecraft Docks At Space Station dBTechno
Russian space craft reaches International Space Station The Tech Herald
Spaceflight NowThe Associated PressUnited Press InternationalSpace Com
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Baptist Minister Resigns Amid Sex Scandal
eFluxMedia – May 17, 2008
By Dee Chisamera Joe Barron, the Baptist minister taken into custody on Thursday in a sex sting operation has resigned from his position at the Prestonwood Baptist Church following the scandal, Rev.
Sex scandals in free-church pews GetReligion
Pastor: minister arrested in sex sting resigned The Associated Press
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Look, officer: No hands! (How to talk on cell phone and drive
San Jose Mercury News – 5 hours ago
Beginning July 1, you must use a hands-free device with your cell phone while driving. Here are some options to consider, from headsets to speaker systems, from Bluetooth wireless to hard-wired.
Aliph launches smaller Jawbone Bluetooth headset The Tech Herald
Aliph Offers You Jawbone 2 eFluxMedia
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Half Life Source
Study Shows Comcast and Cox Slow P2P Traffic
New York Times – May 16, 2008
By GRANT GROSS, IDG News Service\Washington Bureau, IDG US cable broadband providers Comcast and Cox Communications are slowing BitTorrent traffic at all times of the day, not just during peak traffic, according to a new study by a German computer
Cable ISPs block P2P traffic at all hours Inquirer
2008 CABLE SHOW: Comcast Invests In P2P Video Delivery Startup Multichannel News
Half Life SourceBetaNewsPC WorldInformationWeek
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CNET Crave Blog
To Touch Or Not To Touch A BlackBerry
eFluxMedia – 2 hours ago
By Dee Chisamera We must admit that ever since the iPhone came out, consumers started asking for more from their phones, and how about that, they get more with every new smartphone that comes out.
IPhone’s Hold on Users Not Exclusive New York Times
BlackBerry, iPhone Raise Mobile Stakes eWeek
MacDailyNewsNetworkWorld.comCRNHalf Life Source
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Three Sex Offenders Caught on Facebook and MySpace
eFluxMedia – May 17, 2008
By Ona Zachary Three registered sex offenders have been arrested in New Jersey for violating their parole by accessing social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, although a state’s new law restricted their use of the Internet,
NJ sex offenders charged for MySpace, Facebook use The Associated Press
3 NJ Sex Offenders To Be Charged With Using MySpace,Facebook
Asbury Park PressGloucester County Times – NJ.comThe Star-Ledger – NJ.comNewsday
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