Would you like to know if there are any videos on YouTube that were taken near your current location? Try the new Videos Near Me web app. Introducing Videos Near Me , a simple app that will help you discover videos that were captured near a particular geographic location. Find YouTube Videos Taken Around Any Location
Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, was released last week, and I’ve been updating my Linux boxes to the shiny new version of the operating system. The upgrade system has gotten a lot smoother in recent years, but I still like to do a fresh installation for each release on my PC and netbook. In this short roundup, I’ll look at some great third-party applications that you can get from the Software Center to augment your Ubuntu installation. Free as in awesome: our favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04
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Diffbot launches APIs for monitoring web pages Internet search startup Diffbot launched its API today for visually scanning, parsing and extracting information from web pages. Diffbot detects what type of layout a page has, then searches it for common visual cues to monitor when any content changes on a page, or to extract specific information for developers to use. The Palo Alto-based company was founded in 2008 by two former Stanford students, CEO Mike Tung and CTO Leith Abdulla, with seed funding from Stanford incubator StartX.
While BitTorrent is the most popular P2P protocol, it still relies on several centralized points for users to find the files they are looking. There have been several attempts at making BitTorrent more decentralized, and the latest Tribler 5.3 client is the first to offer the BitTorrent experience without requiring central trackers or search engines, according to TorrentFreak. Tribler offers some very interesting technologies; the latest version enables users to search and download files from inside the client. Plenty of other clients offer search features, including the ever-popular µTorrent, but Tribler's results come from other peers rather than from a dedicated search engine. Users can search and download content without a server ever getting involved; everything is done among peers, without the need of a BitTorrent tracker or search indexer. New BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P
Group conversations are better than ever Send photos or emoji, see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now. Video calls make Hangouts more fun
You're stuck helping everyone you know with computer woes. Here's a collection of tools to help you help others. It's been true since the dawn of the PC's creation: if you know anything about technology, you end up helping out everyone else every time they have a hiccup or crash with their computer. The information technology (IT) pros at your office have their specialized tools to assist them. Here's a collection you can take with you, the home-based IT person handling tech support for family, friends, and (if you're really "lucky") friends of friends. At-Home IT Toolkit