Weekend tech reading (4.27)

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Downgrade Rights As a Backdoor to Continue to Sell XP? Big PC companies like Dell and HP have found a backdoor to keep on selling XP after 30 June. And no, it doesn't involve Windows 2003. OSNews.

Nvidia declares the CPU dead Nvidian boy Roy basically declares that the CPU is dead, and Nvidia's chips do all the real work in a PC. The Inquirer.

(Unusual) Domains registered by Google With the kind of financial backing that Google has, itís not at all surprising that they have registered at least a few dozen typo domains and the like, but ones like thesecretofburritos.com or googlesex.com are a bit more unusual. TechSpot Blog.

The second-gen iPhone: 3G, GPS, only slightly thicker So we've got it on authority that the second-gen iPhone is already well into testing, and numerous units are floating around in super secret pockets. Engadget.

25 Percent of U.S. Households Have HDTV; Sales Driven by Gamers It should surprise few then to learn that of all consumers who purchased an HDTV in the past year, 18 percent of those were gamers buying the set just to connect either an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Dailytech.

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