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10:00 PM ET, August 27, 2011

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Matt Elliott / CNET News:
Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes  —  One of the many projections found at the National Hurricane Center Web site  —  People up and down the East Coast are bracing for Hurricane Irene's arrival this weekend.  When will she make landfall, and what damage might she bring to your area?
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Vauhini Vara / Digits:
When @Irene Met Hurricane Irene  —  When Hurricane Irene started moving up the eastern seaboard, Irene Tien, a 28-year-old New Yorker, provided a punch line for her coworkers.  —  “I'm very, very calm and pretty relaxed and laid-back—pretty much the opposite of a hurricane,” says Ms. Tien.
Monika Jansen / Tech Cocktail:
10 Weather and Hurricane Preparedness Apps for iPhone and Android
Shayne Adamski / FEMA Blog:
New Digital Tools: FEMA App and Text Message Updates
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
In Tribute to Steve Jobs, Tokyo Man Runs Giant Apple Logo  —  People reacted to this past Wednesday's departure of longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs in various ways, ranging from emotional twitter updates, to tears over the all after-market trading that dropped Apple's stock more than six percent, to... running?
Discussion: Joseph Tame
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David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Reigned in a Kingdom of Altered Landscapes  —  Earlier this year, I wrote a column about the publishing industry's resistance to the terms Apple was imposing for subscriptions on the iPad.  Soon after, an e-mail was followed by a phone call and Steve Jobs was on the line to straighten me out.
Discussion: New York Times
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One More Thing...  I sat down last night to write about Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO and something funny happened: I had nothing to say.  This is not normal for me.  I don't get writer's block.  I often write thousands of words about what many would consider the minutia of tech.
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Contrarian view of Steve Jobs's decision
Discussion: Shiny Objects
Khidr Suleman / V3.co.uk:
Samsung launches Bada 2.0 SDK and plans more Wave smartphones  —  Samsung has released the Bada 2.0 SDK and set its sights on extending the reach of the operating system by launching high-end smartphones later this year.  —  Bada 2.0 will pack some major updates, including support for multi-tasking …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Case of 8,000 Menacing Posts Tests Limits of Twitter Speech  —  Even the Buddha of compassion might have been distressed to be on the receiving end of the diatribes that William Lawrence Cassidy is accused of posting on Twitter.  —  They certainly rattled Alyce Zeoli, a Buddhist leader based in Maryland.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt sees more partners for Google TV  —  (Reuters) - Google is “absolutely committed” to its fledgling television business and expects many more partners to join it soon, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Saturday.  —  Google TV, which allows viewers to mix Web …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
H.P.'s Transition Anything but Seamless  —  How much does a chief executive really matter at a multibillion-dollar technology company?  Apple's employees, customers, shareholders, board and Steve Jobs's successor, Tim Cook, must hope the answer turns out to be a lot different …
Discussion: The Business Insider
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Microsoft quietly finding, reporting security holes in Apple, Google products  —  Summary: Since July 2010, Microsoft's vulnerability research team has identified and responsibly disclosed 109 different software vulnerabilities affecting a total of 38 vendors.
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinBeta
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple kills TV rentals, subscription offer not coming  —  ABC and Fox were the only two networks that agreed to rent TV shows for 99 cents at iTunes and the amount of shows was limited.  —  Apple has done away with the 99-cent video rentals of TV shows it began offering last year via the Apple TV and iTunes.
Alice Lipowicz / Federal Computer Week:
FBI deploys fingerprint system for mobile devices  —  The FBI has begun deploying a mobile system nationwide that enables police officers to check the fingerprints of suspects at the scene to learn if they are wanted for other serious crimes or are on a national list of high-risk offenders, FBI officials announced today.
Discussion: Boing Boing
 
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