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Tech Minute: Apps to track hurricanes, tornadoes

The official hurricane season runs through the end of November. If you live in a severe-storm region of the United States, you'll want to arm your smartphone with a few handy apps to help you be the most prepared in case of disaster. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best iPhone and Android severe weather apps.

By Jul. 19, 2013


PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on harnessing hurricanes and using data to get pregnant

Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal, Stripe, and most recently Glow, has visions for the future of technology that are both incredible and totally out there.

By Aug. 1, 2013


Three apps for tracking hurricanes on Android

If you're looking for an app to monitor storms, you really can't go wrong with any of these. Each one offers something to help you prepare for storms headed your way.

By Aug. 26, 2011


Track hurricanes on your phone or online

The first major hurricane of the season is making landfall. Learn how to track Irene and other severe weather events this season with your smartphone.

By Aug. 26, 2011


Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes

Which Web sites are best for tracking and preparing for Irene?

By Aug. 26, 2011


NASA launching mission to study hurricanes

Starting Sunday, GRIP project to get close-up view of tropical cyclones to learn how they become hurricanes and help people better forecast and prepare for such disasters.

By Aug. 15, 2010


Tsunamis, hurricanes hit 'Second Life'

NOAA demonstrates weather phenomena on the virtual world 'Second Life.'

By Apr. 30, 2007


Images: Tsunamis, hurricanes hit 'Second Life'

On Thursday, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an immersive, interactive 3D presence in the virtual world Second Life.

The site, created by NOAA's Earth Research Lab, gives Second Life users the opportunity to walk through a series of interactive exhibits, showing, for example, the effects of global warming on large glaciers; what it's like to fly in a NOAA plane or weather balloon into, through or around a hurricane; and what undersea caves and marine life look like from a submarine.

11 Images By Apr. 27, 2007


Latest MIT study sees stronger links between climate change, hurricanes

Are hurricanes getting worse with global warming? The evidence suggesting so is piling up.

By Apr. 17, 2008