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This Day in Tech: Interview with Mac pioneer and Google+ contributor; Twitter handles 200 million tweets daily

Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, July 1.

Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, July 1.

Hertzfeld (standing, center) back in the day.

Google+ contributor and Mac pioneer talks with CNET (Q&A)
A core feature of the new Google+ service is Circles, which makes it drag-and-drop easy to build "circles" of friends in the browser. Meet Andy Hertzfeld, the man behind Circles--and the original Mac. More

Living life without unlimited data
CNET's Maggie Reardon helps current Verizon customers understand their data options, and also offers pointers on choosing among Apple, Google Android, and RIM BlackBerry products. More

Adobe tries discounts to woo Final Cut Pro ranters
Company says anyone who has purchased any version of Apple's Final Cut Pro will be eligible to receive 50 percent off Adobe Creative Suite 5 and Adobe Premiere Pro 5. More

Zynga files for an IPO
The FarmVille creator lays out key numbers in its SEC filing, including its first-quarter profit, as it joins the rush of start-ups that see promise in being publicly traded. More

Sex doll tech moves to the dentist's chair
Showa Hanako, a robotic dental patient created to help train dental students, gets more realistic thanks to silicone parts from a Japanese sex doll maker. More

Report: Google is Hulu's latest suitor
Google, of all companies, reportedly is expressing interest in acquiring Hulu. It wasn't all that long ago that YouTube employees referred to Hulu as the "clown company." But Hulu has what YouTube does not: plenty of ad-supported TV shows and movies. More

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw
The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is HP's workhorse printer designed for small businesses that output a high volume of monochrome prints. It's not the most environmentally friendly machine, but its Smart Install feature and excellent performance earn our recommendation. More

WikiLeaks makes a priceless MasterCard commercial
In order to protest the fact that credit card companies will no longer accept donations to it, WikiLeaks makes an ad using the famous MasterCard "Priceless" TV spot as its inspiration. More

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now has 25,000 apps?
One app tracker says Microsoft's platform has hit the key milestone, while another shows it's inching closer. More

Report: iPhone 5 and iPad 3 arriving in October
New report says Apple's suppliers are gearing up to source the company with parts for the next major version of the iPhone and iPad, with an October release for both. More

Spotify, Facebook in talks on music service
The two are looking to integrate Spotify into the social network, music industry sources tell CNET. With its U.S. debut expected soon, that could give the European music service a nice jump-start. More

Hands-on footage of Sony S2 tablet leaked
German tech site Golem features an 18-second video showcasing one of Sony's new upcoming tablets, the dual-screen S2. More

How to set up an HDTV
A beginner's guide to HDTV setup, from cables to settings. More

Motion-powered gadget charger back on track
The makers of the nPower Personal Energy Generator, which charges small electronics from the motion of walking, will take another crack at the portable charging market. More

Twitter tallies 200 million tweets per day
The company says that pop singer Rebecca Black has been the most popular pop-culture topic so far this year. Swine flu was tops for world events. More

Friday Poll: Worst tech-related punishment?
This week, a judge ordered a teen charged with burglary to surrender his beloved Xbox to show what it felt like to have something of value taken away. So what would hit you the hardest? More