Google Phone / Nexus One makes first Twitter appearance? Besides the pic, O'Brien tweets that the "Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android." Granted, none of this is confirmed yet, but with Google releasing so many of the devices as part of its "mobile lab" concept, well, we expect to see plenty more sightings in the run up to the rumored January launch. Engadget

Asus U356 USB 3.0 expansion card tested on Asus P55 motherboard USB's ubiquity and plug-and-play topology makes it ideal in a number of scenarios, but the bandwidth limitation is beginning to show as external hard drives become larger and inherently faster. Transferring 100GB of data takes at least 50 minutes, and we've seen portable hard drives with at least 5x that capacity. What's needed, then, is a new USB standard that provides speed in abundance. USB 3.0, aka SuperSpeed USB, is mooted to be just that, so let's take a look at a USB 3.0 controller card from Asus. Hexus

Asus to support 32nm CPUs on X58 motherboards via BIOS update Asus have today announced that their X58 motherboards will be the first to support the upcoming 32nm Intel processors, thanks to a BIOS upgrade on your existing motherboard. The Intel 32nm processors are based upon the LGA1366 socket available with the X58 chipset and supports up to six multi-cores. Overclock3D

First generation Intel SSDs to retire in August Intel recently released a new firmware with TRIM support for the 34nm drives, something the G1 drives still lack and will most likely never get. Intel is even planning the retirement of the first generation of SSD in August next year. NordicHardware

The decade's 30 biggest tech flops Here we are just days away from closing out the first decade of the 21st century, which means a lot of publications are in look-back mode, taking stock of all the good--and bad--things that happened over the last 10 years. CNET

Facebook and Google: Contrasts in privacy The headlines recently have been dominated with news of online privacy. Facebook has implemented changes that affect the privacy of status updates, and Google made headlines for its apparent disregard for privacy. The difference between how Facebook and Google have addressed privacy issues offers a stark contrast. PCWorld