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IT'S WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, I'M NATALI DEL CONTE AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] FOX IS ANOTHER NETWORK NOT TAKING TO GOOGLE TV. NOW PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE NETWORKS ARE BLOCKING GOOGLE FROM SERVING ONLINE VERSIONS OF THEIR SHOWS ON TELEVISIONS SINCE THEY PREFER THAT CUSTOMERS GET THEM OVER THE AIR. FOX JOINS THE RANKS OF ABC, NBC, AND OUR PARENT COMPANY CBS. BOO. [*] AMAZON IS WORKING ON A WAY FOR YOU TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BAD GIFTS. THE COMPANY PATENTED A SYSTEM THAT INTERCEPTS GIFTS THAT YOU DON'T WANT. IT IS LIKE AN EMAIL FILTER. YOU BASICALLY GET TO STOP THE ORDER FROM ANYONE WHO YOU KNOW WILL GET YOU SOMETHING TERRIBLE AND CONVERT THE VALUE OF THAT GIFT INTO A GIFT CERTIFICATE. YOU COULD ALSO CONVERT BAD GIFTS INTO SOMETHING ON YOUR WISH LIST, BLOCK SPECIFIC PRODUCTS, OR ENSURE THAT CLOTHING IS SENT IN THE APPROPRIATE SIZE. BRILLIANT. [*] AMAZON TOOK A LOT OF STEAM FOR REFUSING TO STOP SELLING AN INSTRUCTIONAL BOOK ABOUT PEDOPHILIA. THE PEDOPHILE'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND PLEASURE HAD BEEN FOR SALE ON AMAZON DESPITE VEHEMENT OPPOSITION TO THE BOOK. AMAZON ORIGINALLY CLAIMED THAT THEY SHOULD KEEP SELLING IT SINCE IT WOULD BE CENSORSHIP NOT TO. BUT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO AMAZON STOPPED SELLING COCKFIGHTING MAGAZINES BECAUSE THAT IS ILLEGAL, JUST LIKE PEDOPHILIA. AMAZON DID CAVE IN AND TOOK THE BOOK OFF THEIR VIRTUAL SHELVES. AND FOR THE RECORD. THIS BOOK IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A BAD GIFT. [*] YESTERDAY WE REPORTED THAT APPLE MAY HAVE PURCHASED WIRELESS HEADSET MAKER WI-GEAR. THE CEO OF THAT COMPANY SAYS THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. I'M SURE HE WISHES IT HAD THOUGH. [*] IN OTHER APPLE NEWS, THE COMPANY HAS AN UPDATE FOR OS-10. THIS IS 10.6.5,. IT IS SAID TO HAVE IMPROVED STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS AND GAMES, BETTER FUNCTIONALITY WITH THE MAGIC TRACKPAD, AND IMPROVED RELIABILITY OF ETHERNET CONNECTIONS. [*] THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE HAS A NEW DEAL WITH ROKU TO STREAM GAMES OVER THE SET-TOP BOX. NHL GAMECENTER LIVE IS A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE THAT WILL STREAM LIVE BROADCASTS OF UP TO 40 WEEKLY OUT-OF-MARKET GAMES, CLASSIC GAMES, AND ON-DEMAND GAMES FOR 48 HOURS AFTER THEY ARE BROADCAST. THIS IS A LOT LIKE THE MLB DEAL WITH ROKU. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE AT ROKU-DOT-COM-SLASH-NHL. [*] E-BOOKS NOW QUALIFY FOR THEIR OWN RANKINGS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES. THE NEWSPAPER WHICH PUBLISHES WEEKLY BEST-SELLER LISTS WILL NOW HAVE A SEPARATE LIST TO RANK BEST SELLERS IN E-BOOKS FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION BEGINNING EARLY NEXT YEAR. [*] YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE AN IPAD OR EREADER TO ENJOY DIGITAL COMICS. DC COMICS LAUNCHED AN ONLINE COMICS STORE FOR PC'S. SO YOU CAN NOW BUY COMICS TO READ IN YOUR BROWSER. OF COURSE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PINCH AND ZOOM LIKE YOU CAN ON AN IPAD BUT IT IS STILL A WAY FOR THOSE WITHOUT THE PROPER GEAR TO ENJOY DIGITAL COMICS. YOU CAN FIND THE STORE AT read.dccomics.com/comixology. [*] YOU KNOW THE SAYING "ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG"? IT MEANS THAT...WELL, ITS HARD TO EXPLAIN. YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. WELL NINTENDO HAS APPLIED FOR A TRADEMARK OF THE SAYING IN HONOR OF THE NOVEMBER 21ST RELEASE OF DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DO WITH A TRADEMARK LIKE THAT BUT I GUESS ITS MEANINGFUL TO FRAT BOYS THE WORLD OVER. [*] THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY. I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE FOR CNET.COM, AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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