News to know: Fake Steve Jobs outed; Dateline vs. DEFCON; Microsoft and 3D

Summary:Notable headlines:New York Times: A Mystery Solved: ‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean. Damn, I am so busted, yo.

Notable headlines: New York Times: A Mystery Solved: ‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean. Damn, I am so busted, yo. Larry Dignan: Fake Steve Jobs outed by New York Times. Techmeme.

Bug hunting start-up: Pay up, or feel the pain. George Ou: Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007.

Top 10 reviews of the week (right).

Marc Orchant: Vista IE7 issue remains unsolved for many users. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Patchy antivirus coverage for 64-bit Vista.

Microsoft and open source: Frost sightings in hell. Microsoft gives 3D look at space shuttle. Microsoft: Groundbreaking Digital Experience for Endeavour Shuttle Launch.

Dan Kusnetzky: Thinstall puts application virtualization on a diet.

Paul Murphy: iSense? Got’em? SASPO? IEED?

Engadget: Wibrain's B1 UMPC: hideous, yet strangely appealing.

New York Times: I.B.M. Near Supercomputer Contract.

Dana Blankenhorn: Has Ubuntu clinched the desktop Linux market? Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft Popfly to hit public beta soon. Help Microsoft come up with a cool product name.

David Berlind: Are Linus Torvalds, IBM, AMD, others at odds over pushing hardware drivers out of Linux? Review: Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive.

64-bit PCs: Drivers wanted. Harry Fuller: House: we have an energy bill. TechCrunch: Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From.

Russell Shaw: Apple Patent app reveals iPhone-compatible Multi-Touch Gesture Dictionary.

Democrats to push new Net sex-predator laws. Online Search/Commerce Services Firm Accoona Files For $80.5 Million IPO.

Michael Krigsman: North Carolina: IT Report Card. Treasury Department: Stop the IT Madness.

Richard Stiennon: China's golden cyber shield? Not.

Xbox repair process leaves gamers in a fix.

Photos: Where airplanes go to recoup (right).

Garett Rogers: Google tests a new suggest feature on result pages.

Dan Farber: Enterprise 2.0 in a nutshell.

Samsung chip lines fully working after power outage. Semiconductor sales fall on lower prices. Mitch Ratcliffe: Social Network Dead-Ends. Roland Piquepaille: The physics of beer bubbles.

Topics: Microsoft, Apple


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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