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It was 10 years ago this week that the first details of the second generation Zune leaked, turning out to be right on the mark in hindsight. Microsoft followup to the Zune 30 included one model with a bigger 80GB mechanical hard drive — the Zune 80 — and a smaller version with either 4GB or 8GB of flash memory. Here’s Gizmodo’s then Editor-in-Chief Brian Lam describing the leak via Zunescene, which, sadly, can no longer be seen. The site’s as gone as Microsoft’s desperate attempt to compete with the iPod at a time when it should have been focused on the recently announced iPhone. Microsoft abandoned Zune hardware (and this guy) in 2011, and Gizmodo was auctioned off to Univision five years later, the same year Lam sold The Wirecutter to T…

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