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Free phones and farewell

Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:

Apple and Google will testify before Congress next month regarding smartphone privacy

Hulu Plus is coming to Xbox Live

Best Buy is giving away free phones until tomorrow

Research In Motion acquires a calendaring company called Tungle

The Jurassic Park video game will come out this fall on Xbox and PlayStation

Pepsi announces social vending-machines that let you gift sodas to your friends

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Do you drive like a jerk? There's an app for that

Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:

The white iPhone 4 launches at long last

Yahoo sells off Delicious to the founders of YouTube

Microsoft admits a security breach on the Xbox

Google adds new voice features to the Chrome browser

State Farm Insurance launches an app that will tell you if you drive like a jerk

PlayStation breach

Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded:

Sony admits to a major security breach in the PlayStation Network

YouTube may be poised to take on Netflix in the movie rental business

The Nexus S 4G will launch on Sprint on May 8

The updated Nook Color will let authors sign your digital books

Sony to enter tablet market

Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:

Facebook launches Facebook Deals in a few, select cities

Facebook also rolls out the Send button, which is similar to the Like button, only not so public

Sony plans this fall to launch two tablets that will run Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" and have access to PlayStation content.

Yahoo buys IntoNow, a social network for couch potatoes

The Barnes & Noble Nook Color gets an update that allows it to run apps

T-Mobile pulls the Bobsled app because it was confusing Facebook users

A whole new Wii

Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:

Nintendo will launch the next-generation Wii in 2012

Rumors are heating up about Apple and Google's hypothetical music services

Dish Online customers can now stream HBO content if they subscribe to an HBO package

A company in Tokyo claims to have made the "world's thinnest glass" for touchscreen devices

A new app on iTunes follows the rantings and ravings of actor Charlie Sheen

The Royal Viral Wedding

Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:

Beware the Unfollowed Me virus on Twitter

The new Skype for Android lets you IM and make voice calls over Wi-Fi or 3G, though there are no video calls yet

Google launches its Groupon-mimicking Offers in Portland

Verizon says its next-generation iPhone will be a world phone

A public radio station in San Francisco lets listeners donate and then listen to pledge-drive-free programming

The royal wedding is mentioned about every 10 seconds online and will be streamed live on YouTube next week

Free books for your Kindle

Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:

Amazon.com launches a library lending program for its Kindle e-reader

Toshiba's tablet will come out in June in Japan and shortly thereafter abroad

eBay purchases geolocation service Where

Google launches Earth Builder for cloud storage of geographic and geospacial data

Gamefly wins its case against the U.S. Postal Service

Computers that can cry

Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:

Phillips scales back its TV business.

The District of Columbia is aiming to legalize and tax online poker.

Google is about to shut down Google Video once and for all.

Google also is funding research to teach computers how to feel regret.

The sequel to Uncharted will have direct integration with Facebook and YouTube.

Samsung may be selling off its hard-drive business.

Musical pants

Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:

Spotify may cut back on its free music model

Google Music may compete with Amazon's Cloud Drive

Capcom will release Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

AT&T launches the LG Thrive, its first prepaid Android phone

The white iPhone 4 may go on sale by the end of the month

Microsoft enters the local deals business in Sweden

A high school student in England modifies a pair of jeans so that they can double as a drum set

A Google a Day

Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:

Amazon.com offers a cheaper. ad-supported Kindle

Google launches a trivia page called A Google a Day

A U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the Winklevoss twins who sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

must accept their settlement of $65 million and just be quiet already

Google plans to invest $168 million in a solar power plant in the Mojave Desert

New legislation may propose a sales tax on all online transactions

Sony introduces two new OLED monitors