Blog Focus on Tech Shutdowns, Power-Ups, and Missing Features
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Having problems getting fired up today? Not feeling all there? Attempting to get all your holiday shopping done today? You're not the only one. Plenty of people, places, and software are struggling to get back up to speed today.
Bloggers aren't, though, so you can now find out about your other comrades in Monday sloth and stumbles through them:
• The Next Web — Today is the last day of the rest of the lives of 25 million Chinese mobile phones in India, according to Vidyesh Modey. In theory, this blocks terrorists from using throwaway phones that can't be tracked as well, but it doesn't hurt that phone purchases will now be through taxable official channels.
• Engadget — As noted by Thomas Ricker, the Large Hadron Collider managed to fire up to a new record for energy emitted by a big colliding thing. However, it's not even running at 20% of final theoretical capacity yet as it gingerly attempts to recover from being offline for so long. Sound familiar?
• TechCrunch — MG Siegler makes a list of all the features that won't work for Google Chrome for Mac when it finally releases (in - shock! - beta format) at the end of the year.
• Gear Diary — Carly Z suggests you should get to orderin' your ebook reader soon as supplies are limited for the Nook, so much so that there won't be any in stores for the next week or so. Also, Sony's Reader may not make it home for Christmas and... well, plenty of Kindles available despite breaking their previous sales record this month.
• The Cheapskate's 100 Days of Deals (CNET) — And, just because you've been so good this morning about finishing an entire blog post without drifting to another blog post and sighing heavily, here's a list of deals for Cyber Monday from Rick Broida. Don't spend all your money in one place... unless that place is the Internet!