News to know: New Blackberry patent; AMD hypocrisy; 8-core Mac Pro; Nokia N95

Summary:Notable headlines: Russell Shaw: Major new Blackberry patent.Jason O'Grady: Apple release octo-core Mac Pro.

Notable headlines: 

Russell Shaw: Major new Blackberry patent.

Jason O'Grady: Apple release octo-core Mac Pro. Photos: 8-core Mac Pro (left). George Ou: Apple bursts out. Apple flunks green tech test.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft cranks up its Open XML standardization campaign. Vista branding is confusing, but is it criminal? Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on Vista branding. New Harris Poll: Vista awareness up, sales not.

George Ou: German researchers put final nail in WEP.

HP
eyes aspiring gearheads with new PC brand.

Matthew Miller: Is the Nokia N95 the ultimate multimedia computer? Unboxing gallery (right).

Ryan Naraine: Mozilla to ship Firefox 'workaround' for .ANI exploit. Windows cursor patch causing trouble.


Techdirt: Verizon Wireless Slowly, Quietly, Backing Away From Misleading Claims Of Unlimited Service.

GigaOm: Marketing in Second Life doesn't work...here is why.

Rewriting ethics rules for the new media
.

Knowledge@Wharton: The man who would change Microsoft--Ray Ozzie. 

Larry Dignan: The big API gambl

e: When do you borrow vs. build?

David Berlind: Chips ahoy! AMD 'claims' speed title with bogus benchmarks. Gallery (right). AMD responds. George Ou: Strike 3 for AMD hypocrisy on benchmarking.

Two companies (AMD and Intel). Two chips. One code name.

John Spooner: Intel heads out on the highway. Intel plans Centrino Pro for business notebooks. Reuters: Micron says memory prices have stabilized.

Computerworld:  Don't Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops.

Google makes mashups easy, even for me.

Larry Dignan: Yahoo ambushed by hindsight and armchair CEOs--again.

Donna Bogatin:
Obama trounces Clinton in online campaign money grab.

Russell Shaw: BlackBerry in-flight will take longer than you think. So how many calls could cell-in-air support?

Larry Dignan: Reading the tech tea leaves via Best Buy, Circuit City.

Ars Technica: Hands on with the new Google Desktop for Mac. Techmeme discussion.

Lenovo wants to be household name.

Photos (right): The flying car from Texas.

Outsourcing expert Ron Hira on H-1B reform bill's impact.

Donna Bogatin: Google clients 'frustrated' by unprofitable AdWords buys.

Ryan Stewart: Adobe rolls out a new version of Flex.org.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:
Read this before buying an Xbox 360 Elite.

Amazon sees the future:
Humans will be computing gofers.

Topics: Windows, Apple, BlackBerry, Hardware, Intel, Legal, Microsoft, Nokia, Processors

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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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