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Around the Web 1.6.09: Mac rumors, Kurzweil predictions and textual frustrations

January 6, 2009 |  9:04 am

-- Our favorite entry in the Mac rumor pool: Apple laptop with no keyboard! The Onion

-- Looking forward to the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show this week, it might be helpful to look back at what Raymond Kurzweil predicted a decade ago. Slashdot

-- One thing Kurzweil nailed was the prevalence of small, lightweight computers, such as the Pavilion dv2 that Hewlett-Packard is announcing today at CES. CNet

-- Kurzweil, however, overlooked the day when you can clone your own set of choppers. Washington Post

-- But you won't have to wait for a new version of Skype 2.8 for Mac. It comes out today. CNet

-- Also for Apple fans: Google releases Picasa for the Mac, finally. But how does it stack up with iPhoto? TechCrunch

-- For Motorola, the future is green. The struggling company introduces a cellphone made of recycled bottles at CES. Motorola

-- With California's no-texting-while-driving law, many people may be left "textually frustrated." Urban Dictionary

-- Viewers spent more than 4.5 hours on average watching online video in November, up 40% from an average of 3.25 hours a year earlier, ComScore says. NewTeeVee

-- Sling Media to let users sling TV shows to their iPhones. TechCruch

-- Alex Pham