Loaded: Bringing sexy back
Loaded: Bringing sexy back
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Loaded: Bringing sexy back

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WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW IREX EREADER, GOOGLE WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE CONVERSATION ON THE INTERNET, AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS BRINGING NAPSTER BACK. IT'S THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] BEST BUY IS GOING TO START CARRYING A NEW E-READER CALLED THE IREX. WE GOT A CHANCE TO SEE IT ON WEDNESDAY HERE IN NEW YORK. TAKE A LOOK. [*] GOOGLE LAUNCHED A PROJECT CALLED SIDEWIKI ON WEDNESDAY. IT IS A BROWSER SIDEBAR THAT LETS YOU READ AND WRITE COMMENTS FOR ANY WEB SITE, NOT JUST SITES THAT ALLOW COMMENTING. IT IS A FEATURE AVAILABLE FOR GOOGLE TOOLBAR, A PLUGIN FOR FIREFOX AND INTERNET EXPLORER. WHILE IT MAY BE COOL TO COMMENT ON PAGES THAT YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO OTHERWISE, I DO FEAR THAT IT MAY CANIBALIZE THE COMMENT FIELDS FOR WEB SITES THAT DO ALLOW COMMENTING. WHAT ABOUT MY BLOG? WILL GOOGLE STEAL MY COMMENT CONVERSATION? AND WHAT ABOUT FRIEND FEED? THAT ALLOWS SOCIAL NETWORKING WITHIN ANY SITE ALREADY. WILL SIDEWIKI COMPETE WITH THAT? I'M NOT SURE I LOVE THE IDEA OF GOOGLE OWNING THE CONVERSATION AROUND THE ENTIRE INTERNET. WHAT DO YOU THINK? WRITE IN AT LOADED@CNET.COM [*] A NEW TWITTER SCAM IS SPREADING OVER DIRECT MESSAGES. I RECEIVED ONE YESTERDAY IN FACT. IT WAS FROM A FRIEND OF MINE TELLING ME THAT HE HAD MADE $384 AND A LINK TO HOW I COULD DO THE SAME. NOT THAT THAT DIDN'T SOUND INTERESTING BUT THAT FRIEND HAS NEVER PITCHED ME A PYRAMID SCHEME BEFORE SO I WAS SUSPICIOUS. I DID NOT CLICK. IF YOU GET AN ODD DIRECT MESSAGE LIKE THAT, YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER. THE LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A LEGITIMATE LOG-IN PAGE BUT IT IS NOT. IT WILL TAKE YOUR CREDENTIALS AND THEN DIRECT MESSAGE EVERYONE YOU FOLLOW. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FALLEN FOR THIS, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD PRONTO. [*] YOU KNOW THAT YOU NEED AT LEAST TWO STARBUCKS ON EVERY CORNER. NOW, YOU'LL NEED AT LEAST TWO STARBUCKS APPS ON EVERY IPHONE. THAT'S RIGHT STARBUCKS IS RELEASING TWO IPHONE APPS. THE FIRST IS CALLED MY- STARBUCKS AND IS ESSENTIALLY A STARBUCKS LOCATOR, AS IF YOU COULD ESCAPE THEM. IT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU STORE HOURS AND TELL YOU THAT THOSE FRAPPUCCINOS ARE LIKE 60 THOUSAND CALORIES. THE SECOND APP IS CALLED STARBUCKS CARD MOBILE. IT LETS YOU MANAGE YOUR CARDS WITHOUT EVER TALKING TO A HUMAN BEING. YOU CAN EVEN HAVE YOUR BARISTA SCAN AN ON-SCREEN BAR CODE. NICE. NOW, CAN I HAVE A GRANDE SKIM HALF-CAF NO-WHIP PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE PLEASE? [*] I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT GIZMODO SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN ITS HANDS ON A LOT OF SECRET MICROSOFT PROJECTS THIS WEEK. ON TUESDAY THEY SHOWED OFF THE COURIER, A TABLET PC THAT MICROSOFT IS WORKING ON. NOW THEY ARE SHOWING OF A PROJECT PINK PHONE. THIS IS MICROSOFT'S CONSUMER PHONE PROJECT THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE SOME SORT OF ZUNE CAPABILITIES AND FRIENDLIER VERSION OF WINDOWS MOBILE. AT FIRST GLANCE IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE PRE. WE SHOULDN'T SAY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS PHONE BECAUSE IT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL LAUNCH. JUST A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN. [*] A NEW SITE CALLED ONE-FORTY IS SERVING A RATHER SIGNIFICANT NEED IN THE TWITTER COMMUNITY: AN APPSTORE. WELL IT ISN'T EXACTLY A STORE CONSIDERING MOST TWITTER APPLICATIONS ARE FREE BUT IT IS A ONE-STOP PORTAL THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND A TWITTER APPLICATION TO FIT EVERY NEED. NEED TO TWITTER FROM THE PALM PRE? WANT AN ADOBE AIR APPLICATION? ONE-FORTY CAN HELP YOU. IT HAS SCREENSHOTS, USER REVIEWS, DESCRIPTIONS, AND MORE. YOU CAN SEARCH AROUND FOR YOURSELF AT http://oneforty.com/ [*] YOU'VE HEARD OF ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD. HOW ABOUT ONE TELESCOPE PER CHILD? THAT IS THE AIM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION. THE ORGANIZATION HAS DESIGNED A $20 TELESCOPE CALLED THE GALILEOSCOPE, WHICH THEY HOPE WILL GET KIDS INTERESTED IN ASTRONOMY. OF COURSE THE ORGANIZATION IS RUNNING INTO THE SAME PROBLEM THE ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD PROGRAM HAS: KEEPING COSTS LOW, AND GETTING HIGH VOLUME ORDERS IN ORDER TO JUMP START THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT, VISIT galileoscope.org. [*] WE HAVE A FEW MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PLAYSTATION 3 MOTION CONTROLLER THAT WAS ANNOUNCED AT E3. IT IS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT IN THE SPRING AND BE COMPATIBLE WITH GAMES LIKE LITTLEBIGPLANET AND RESIDENT EVIL 5. WHEN THE CONTROLLER WAS ANNOUNCED IN JUNE, SONY DID NOT GIVE A DATE. COMMITTING TO THE SPRING IS NOT REALLY A DATE I SUPPOSE BUT IT GIVES US SOME IDEA. [*] THE NINTENDO WII IS GETTING A PRICE DROP. THE CONSOLE WILL GO ON SALE FOR $199 ON SEPTEMBER 27, WHICH IS THIS SUNDAY. THE BLOGOSPHERE HAS BEEN REPORTING THIS AS A RUMOR FOR WEEKS BUT NINTENDO CONFIRMED IT ON WEDNESDAY. [*] CASTING FOR THE FACEBOOK MAGAZINE HAS BEEN COMPLETED, ACCORDING TO VARIETY MAGAZINE. THE MOVIE WILL BE ABOUT THE INCEPTION OF FACEBOOK AND IT WILL BE CALLED "THE SOCIAL NETWORK." HERE IS THE ALL-STAR CAST: JESSE EISENBERG WILL PLAY FACEBOOK FOUNDER MARK ZUCKERBERG, ANDREW GARFIELD WILL PLAY FACEBOOK CO-FOUNDER EDUARDO SAVERIN , AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WILL PLAY NAPSTER FOUNDER SEAN PARKER. DON'T LIE. YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GO SEE IT. [*] THOSE ARE ALL OF YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY AND THAT WRAPS UP YOUR WEEK OF GETTING LOADED. BEFORE I GO I WANT TO WISH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GIANNA, GI-DAY, JACKY, AND JEFF. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE WITH CNET TV AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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