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It’s Official: The Beatles Now on iTunes

The Beatles have finally landed in iTunes, following years of dispute between Apple and the iconic band’s rights holders and about 24 hours of rampant speculation about what the technology giant would be announcing following cryptic messages posted to the company’s website on Monday. Apple, EMI and ...
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10 Comfortable Lap Desks for Cozy Computing

As laptops overtake desktops in the home computing arena, consumers keep looking for more ways to both work and play more comfortably with their own portable PCs. A “lap desk,” or lap table, offers a handy solution for when you want to work on your computer from the floor, sofa, or even in bed. ...
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“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Extended Clip Leaks onto Torrent Sites

Do you like this story? Can’t wait until Friday to check out the latest installment of the Harry Potter film series? Well, if you have any knowledge of torrent sites at all, you should be able to view the first 36 minutes today, as a goodly chunk of the film has leaked online. The leak comes one ...
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This Morning’s 4 Biggest Stories in Social Media and Tech

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on four particular stories of interest today. Facebook Unveils New Messaging System Facebook () has launched what it calls the “Modern ...
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How Does BlackBerry PlayBook Compare With iPad? [VIDEO]

BlackBerry () has posted a video comparison of its upcoming tablet — the PlayBook — and Apple’s iPad, focusing on the devices’ web browsing experiences. As one would imagine, the PlayBook renders Flash content without problems, and iPad lacks Flash support, so it’s an obvious advantage ...
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Samsung to Announce Google-Enabled TVs in January

Samsung plans to announce the launch of TVs that support Google TV technology in January, Yoon Boo Keun, head of Samsung’s TV division, said in Seoul. Google TV was unveiled earlier this year at Google I/O. It brings search capabilities, web surfing, Android () apps, and services such as YouTube (), ...
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Dell’s Hybrid Tablet Coming Next Week [REPORT]

Dell Inspiron Duo, the hybrid tablet that flips open to become a netbook, is due for a launch next week, Cnet has learned from sources familiar with the matter. The Duo is a Windows () 7 machine with a dual core Intel Atom CPU, a 10-inch touchscreen, and a full QWERTY keyboard that is revealed when you ...
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Checkins for Charity: The Rise of Geo-Social Good

If you ever believed that social media really could help make a difference in the world, then we’ve got some great news for you. If it wasn’t for just one social initiative, people in need in the U.S. would have missed out on 332,000 meals, 94,000 trees would not have been planted, more than 45 million ...
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Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has finally made it clear what differentiates Google’s Android OS from the soon-to-be-released Chrome OS: keyboards. That’s a rather simplified expression of the bigger picture; but ultimately, Google sees Chrome OS as the operating system for traditional computers, such ...
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Kinect for Xbox 360 Sells 1 Million Units in 10 Days

With any luck, the next house party you attend will feature Dance Central instead of the usual Rock Band fare. Microsoft has just announced it has sold more than 1 million units of Kinect for Xbox 360 worldwide in the first 10 days after the product’s launch. Additionally, Microsoft says it’s pacing ...
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