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3:10 PM ET, August 14, 2011

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Photos of a Prototype MacBook Pro with Integrated 3G Cellular Modem  —  One of the most requested features for Apple's MacBook Pro line has been for the integration of some sort of built-in 3G cellular data to allow for anywhere wireless connectivity.  MacBook Pro users presently need …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Glorious Images Of Apple's New Spaceship Headquarters  —  As we noted in June, Apple is building what is sure to be the coolest office building ever in Cuptertino, CA.  The building is so important to the company that no less than Steve Jobs went to a Cupertino City Council meeting a couple months ago to seal the deal.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What an iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)  —  Yesterday we saw what AT&T thought the future would look like, way back in the early '90s.  Pretty accurate!  —  Today we can see what newspaper publisher Knight Ridder thought about future, way back in the early '90s.  Also accurate!
Discussion: PC World
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Edgeworld and other Google+ games  —  Since the battle of the social game giants has begun, I decided to try out some of the games available on Google+ to see if the newcomer has an edge on incumbent Facebook.  —  So far, Google+ is working fine.  The interface is well-organized and pretty simple.
Discussion: Geekosystem and Search Engine Watch, Thanks:deantak
Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Twitter timeline of The Game's ‘telephone flash mob’  —  Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials are continuing their investigation into rapper The Game and the tweets that sparked a “telephone flash mob” Friday night that jammed emergency phone lines.  —  Authorities say the rapper sent …
Discussion: Reuters and Gizmodo
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California Beat:
BART BACKLASH GROWS |  “Anonymous” group plans commute hour protest, website attack  —  (8/13) — 2241 PDT UPDATE — An online group of international hackers said Saturday that they would hold a protest against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's recent decision to temporarily cut underground …
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Apple To Eliminate Printer Drivers  —  Apple has filed two patent applications that describe an approach as well as file formats and APIs to eliminate the printer driver as a requirement for users to access a printer and print documents.  Software drivers have been one of the big inconveniences in mainstream computing.
Discussion: @kevinmarks and Slashdot
Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
Repressing the Internet, Western-Style  —  As politicians call for more online controls after London and Norway, authoritarian states are watching  —  Did the youthful rioters who roamed the streets of London, Manchester and other British cities expect to see their photos scrutinized …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Suspected Chinese spear-phishing attacks continue to hit Gmail users  —  Researcher details more bids to hijack high-value email accounts  —  Computerworld - Months after Google said that Chinese hackers were targeting the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. government officials …
Discussion: PC Magazine, contagio and The Register
Jason Cross / PC World:
Windows Laptop Makers Can't Catch Up to the MacBook Air  —  The PC world is buzzing lately about how laptop manufacturers are struggling to compete with Apple's MacBook Air, which has exploded in popularity since the introduction of the third-gen model in 2010.
Discussion: Computerworld, Fortune and ZDNet
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
2005 Zuckerberg Didn't Want To Take Over The World  —  The Huffington Post has come across this fascinating five-minute interview of Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's Palo Alto office in June 2005.  The clip is apparently part of a longer 40-minute-interview from a documentary about millennials shot by Ray Hafner and Derek Franzese.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded MobileWorks Aims To Be A Hands-Off Mechanical Turk  —  If you regularly have to deal with a lot of repetitive data entry or sorting, there's a good chance you're familiar with services like Amazon's Mechanical Turk.  The promise is appealing: you can hire workers to complete basic tasks for a relatively small amount of money.
 
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David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Reddit and community journalism
Discussion: Ryan Sholin
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Windows Security wrap-up: praise for Vista and a historic first
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
How the NYT paywall is working
Discussion: A VC and GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Chooses Investor Group, Valuation Set at $5+ Billion
Discussion: The Business Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Roku grabs $8M, weeks after releasing Roku 2
Discussion: GigaOM
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Brings The Sign In Button To The Browser Level
Discussion: Examiner and Identity at Mozilla