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IT'S TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, I'M NATALI MORRIS COMING TO YOU FROM SAN FRANCISCO THIS WEEK AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] GOOGLE LAUNCHED THE NEXUS S, A NEW ANDROID PHONE THAT WILL RUN THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF ANDROID, VERSION 2.3 CALLED GINGERBREAD. THIS IS A SAMSUNG PHONE WITH WHAT THEY ARE CALLING THE "PURE GOOGLE" EXPERIENCE. IT HAS A 1 GIGAHERTZ HUMMINGBIRD PROCESSOR, FRONT AND REAR FACING CAMERAS, 16 GIGS OF INERNAL MEMORY, AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION HARDWARE THAT LETS YOU READ INFORMATION FROM NFC TAGS ON POSTERS AND WINDOWS. IT COMES OUT DECEMBER 20 ON T-MOBILE. [*] GOOGLE ALSO LAUNCHED GOOGLE BOOKS TODAY. THIS IS WHERE GOOGLE WILL SELL AND GIVE AWAY ELECTRONIC BOOKS. IT COMPETES DIRECTLY WITH AMAZON'S KINDLE STORE, APPLE'S I-BOOKS AND MORE. YOU CAN BROWSE TITLES AT BOOKS-DOT-GOOGLE-DOT-COME-SLASH-EBOOKS AND READ THEM ON AN DEVICE THAT ACCEPTS OPEN FORMATS SUCH AS YOUR COMPUTER, YOUR SMARTPHONE, YOUR TABLET, AND MORE. YOU CAN ALSO MAINTAIN YOUR LIBRARY OF BOOKS WITH YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT. [*] ON THE HEELS OF THE NETFLIX STREAMING-ONLY MOVIE SERVICE, IT LOOKS LIKE AMAZON WANTS TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR. AMAZON IS REPORTEDLY LOOKING INTO SELLING A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION WHERE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO STREAM MOVIES ON DEMAND LIKE ON NETFLIX. AMAZON ALREADY HAS ITS VIDEO ON DEMAND SERVICE BUT YOU PAY A LA CARTE FOR CONTENT. AND IF THEY REALLY WANT TO COMPETE IN THIS BUSINESS, THEY NEED TO GET ON SOME DEVICES WHERE NETFLIX ALREADY IS SUCH AS THE APPLE TV AND GAME CONSOLES. [*] VERIZON IS TESTING A SERVICE THAT WOULD LET YOU USE YOUR CELL PHONE MINUTES ON YOUR HOME PHONE. VERIZON HOME PHONE CONNECT LETS SUBSCRIBERS MAKE CALLS FROM THEIR LANDLINES USING THEIR MOBILE PHONE PLANS. IT WOULD COST AN EXTRA $9.99 PER MONTH. THIS WOULD WORK EVEN IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR LANDLINE NUMBER. THIS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT. [*] TOMB RAIDER FANS, A NEW VERSION OF THE LARA CROFT GAME IS COMING SOON. THE NEXT ITERATION OF THE GAME WILL BE CALLED TOMB RAIDER. JUST TOMB RAIDER. AND IT IS A BIT OF A PREQUEL, TAKING US THROUGH THE HISTORY OF HOW LARA CROFT BECAME QUITE SO FIERCE. THE TOMB RAIDER GAMES HAVE SOLD 35 MILLION COPIES SINCE THE FRANCHISE LAUNCHED IN 1996. [*] AND FINALLY IF YOU ARE ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS, NIKE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A WORKOUT IPHONE APP FOR FREE ON NEW YEAR'S DAY. THE NIKE TRAINING CLUB APP IS FOR IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH AND IS DESIGNED TO GIVE WOMEN A FULL BODY WORKOUT, ALTHOUGH I GUESS MEN COULD USE IT TOO. YOU CAN FIND MORE INFO AT NIKEWOMEN-DOT-COM. [*] THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY. I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW. I'M NATALI MORRIS FOR CNET.COM AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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