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Garett Rogers: Questions about Google Public DNS
Dancho Danchev: How many people fall victim to phishing attacks?
Oliver Marks: Why 'Free Conference Calls' are like Russian Roulette
Jason Perlow: For Vertical Market Smartphone Apps, Is Webkit the "True" Dev Target?
Andrew Nusca: With 3G, quad-band and Wi-Fi calling, RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is best fixed QWERTY smartphone to date
Christopher Dawson: What's behind my Classmate PC problems?
Robin Harris: The last word on Swoopo
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Intel Larrabee delayed, small cloud of vapor all that remains
Matthew Miller: Verizon confirms Android 2.0 upgrade with Google Maps Navigation for Droid Eris
Sam Diaz: Google acquires EtherPad maker for Google Wave team
Heather Clancy: SmartSynch promises "universal" connections for the smart grid
Sam Diaz: Apple about to acquire Lala. Are iTunes music streams coming?
Mary Jo Foley: Office 15: Let the feature requests begin
Zack Whittaker: Twitter in a nutshell: The student guide
Janice Chen: Why you should shoot RAW format for your holiday photos
Top-rated reviews of the week (photos)
Sean Portnoy: Is CableCard dead? FCC weighs alternatives.
Rachel King: Toddlers on Twitter via The Twoddler?
SmartPlanet: Harvard, MIT researchers use gaming GPUs to simulate brain
Nusca: Without keyboard, is this the next Motorola Droid?
Doug Hanchard: Teenagers addicted to the internet have higher mental health risk
Supernova: The battle for the soul of the Web
Jason Perlow: Frugal Friday: RIP Crunchpad, Apple/Psystar Settlement, Comcast/NBC, Chrome OS, Google DNS, Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG
Joe McKendrick: SOAP versus REST: a matter of style?
iPhone: The 13 apps of Christmas
The Browser Mob: Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS vs Your ISP's DNS - measuring performance
Christopher Dawson: Goodbye, Dictionary.com...Hello, Google Dictionary
Portnoy: Survey says buyers looking for smaller HDTVs this holiday season
Dana Blankenhorn: David Blumenthal unveils an FCC of health IT
Ars Technica: How Hollywood plans to keep prices up as movies go online
The good news on cell phones and cancer
Computerworld: Study: MySQL use to drop under Oracle ownership
10 Linux features Windows should have by default
Google derangement syndrome
Harry Fuller: Copenhagen: a spectator's guide
Paul Murphy: The Hoffman files: counting votes in NY23