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There's a new look for ZDNet, buzz about Apple, Adobe and antitrust investigation and nine new HP laptops -- all powered by AMD chips -- are the top headlines today. Get the day's rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.
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There's a new look for ZDNet, buzz about Apple, Adobe and antitrust investigation and nine new HP laptops -- all powered by AMD chips -- are the top headlines today. Get the day's rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here are the key themes for Wednesday, May 5:

Notice anything different about ZDNet today? A bit of a refresh, a redesign, a facelift, if you will. I'll leave the details to Larry, who explains some of the changes and reasoning behind them. There's also a photo gallery to check things out.

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It looks like it was Adobe that asked the feds to take a look at Apple's SDK? But, who cares who asked? Here's the bigger question: Should regulators really be delving into things as deep as a software developer kit?

IT budgets are tight. But it's also time to release some of the pent-up PC demand. Recognizing that, HP has launched nine new AMD-powered business notebooks starting at $549. Andrew Nusca has all the details at The Toybox.

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Is it time to give up on Internet Explorer?
Zack Whittaker says the old dog has no new tricks and only the users who don't know or don't care are clicking the little blue "e" these days. The numbers show that IE is the the biggest loser, with Opera's loss being smaller. Chrome, which just keeps getting faster and better, saw the biggest gain and even Safari and Firefox inched up. What is it about Chrome that accelerated its usage?
Lawyers hired by the Pennsylvanis school district that found itself in hot water after activating the webcams of students' computers have released an investigative report that found that school officials weren't really engaging in any spying tactics, instead going with a "we didn't know" defense. But someone needs to take the fall, right? Guess who they're trying to throw under the bus.

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ZDNet's new look: Stroll through the gallery and then come on back and click around

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