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We have news on the Amazon Kindle DX, Sony sneaks in an e-reader of its own, and Digg gets Facebook Connect.
Dun DUN! Police break down the door of a Gizmodo editor's house looking for evidence of some sort of crime involving the lost iPhone prototype ... meanwhile, Nokia has to kind of pathetically blog about how someone took a prototype of the Nokia N8 and they would really, really like it back. It's a weird world out there. Also, the "Boy Genius" has been outed, Samsung might make a Google TV, and we're storing your data for you in Unicorn Town.
It's both a fun game and a sad commentary on the state of our existence! On today's show, the average user is caught in the crossfire of the hacker wars, but dammit, even LulzSec agrees that Sega is off limits. Speaking of which, Donald might have been right about Bitcorn, rather than Bitcoin. Ouch. And how to restore the memories of really, really stoned rats. Poor little rats. --Molly
For a lot of people, sites like Facebook or Google Plus have become too impersonal for sharing life's important moments. After all, you could have hundreds or thousands of "friends" who might not care about all those details. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two more intimate social-networking sites that make privacy a priority.
You can now "Like" a comment within Facebook, buyers of the iPhone 4 may have to wait longer than expected, and Amazon may be getting into the video game business.
The Nintendo 3DS will have a price and release date in two months, YouTube may change user video uploads to 15 minutes, and Amazon releases a new version of its Kindle e-reader.
Facebook rolls out its new privacy changes live during our show! How nice of them. In a nutshell, near as we can tell, everything is going to be simpler and Facebook is really sorry that they really mean it about the whole privacy thing. And we get that, but we need some time to get over it, you know? Also, the DOJ may be looking into Apple's iTunes monopoly and we have a big discussion about the future of American space shuttle. Get your emails ready now.
Rafe Needleman looks into Google's latest social experiment, Google+, and how it's better--and worse--than Facebook.
We don't even know what the iTV is, and we'd still rather have that than an iPhone 5S. Luckily (unluckily?) for us, Apple might be releasing both next year.
Move over Google, Apple may have some glasses of its own. Also, the OUYA game console partners up with streaming company OnLive.