Amazon Probably Going To Announce Tablet This Week

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Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?


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Watch a Video of a Girl Walking Around With iPads For Her Head


Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the actual visual of her walking around with an iPad head is undoubtedly cool. It's also all an ad for the iPad magazine Cosmo For Guys, which, according to Forbes, is the "first magazine written by women for men." Okay, well maybe we can do better with the promos next time. [h/t]


iPad 2 Will Be a Sex Machine

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In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers excited," the paper explains, "perhaps none more than those in the adult entertainment industry." The rest of the article is a big advertisement for a sex chat company.

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Apple Store Employee: 'I've Never Been Treated So Badly in My Life'

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Along with speculation that Grand Central Terminal is getting its very own Apple Store comes the anonymous insider's account "Confessions of an Apple Store Employee" from Popular Mechanics. In all, it's not very scandalous, but if Apple is really going to occupy 16,000 square feet in our city's most iconic space, that means one thing: job creation. Is it worth it to work there? "Sometimes it's like working at McDonald's, with better pay," said the employee. "I've never been treated so badly in my life."

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Is Playboy Coming to the iPad?

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Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: ""Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March." According to its founder, the digital editions "will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest" and be "uncensored." But as The Cutline's Joe Pompeo reminds us, Apple's Steve Jobs once promised "freedom from porn" on his devices. So what gives? There's a loophole, of course.

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How Will We Format Rupert Murdoch's The Daily, Which Comes Out Next Week?

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The Daily, News Corp.'s much anticipated iPad newspaper, will release its first issue on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, according to a report from Forbes' media writer Jeff Bercovici, though a company spokesperson is still mum on the drop date. In the meantime, the new publication, which everyone has been sure to call "iPad-only," now has an intro page at TheDaily.com, meaning it won't really be "iPad-only," now will it? It's as of yet unclear whether the site will feature the full paper (it won't), choice articles, teasers for articles or just a big button that says "BUY ME!" Also unclear: whether we're supposed to write The Daily, like it's digital, or The Daily, like it's a newspaper. The future is hard.

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The Daily Kill Dossier, Part 2: Another Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

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Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill List, Part Two. Let's name names.More »

The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

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As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just invented. Who made the list? Who gave them the cold shoulder? Press Clips, Day 23, News Corp's Kill Dossier of The Daily Edition. It's time to name names.More »

Angry Birds, The Short Movie (Video)

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When Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to the world, we were told to expect the world to be changed by the way we consume movies, music, write emails, and read things. Instead, what we really got was a better way to play Angry Birds, which is the best thing that happened in 2010. And now, there's a movie.

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News Corp. is Basically Hiring Everyone for The Daily iPad Thinger

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Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most likely to die working for. Press Clips, Day 22, I've Already Checked Out For Thanksgiving Edition, right here.

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