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Find YouTube Videos Taken Around Any Location. 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. That location could be your home, your school or any other point on the Google Map. To get started, simply drag the red marker and place it anywhere on the Google Map to see videos take near that location. Why this tool? YouTube allows users to geo-tag videos but the problem is that their advanced search doesn’t offer an option to find these geo-tagged videos. Behind the Scene Internally, the tool determines the co-ordinates of the selected point and then queries the YouTube database to find all videos where the video owner has specified a location that is within a 2 mile radius of that point.

Free as in awesome: our favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04. 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.

Free as in awesome: our favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04

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. Word processing: LibreOffice, which is included by default in Ubuntu 12.04, has made a lot of progress since it was forked from The developers are adding features, removing bloat, and generally delivering a better user experience. Despite these advances, I still find myself occasionally wanting a lightweight word processor with less overhead, particularly for quick document viewing. There are thousands of other applications available through the Software Center, many of which are supplied by Debian’s massive package repository. VMware Player.

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Office tools. Storage. Devices. Processors. Dns. 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 launches APIs for monitoring 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. Tung originally created Diffbot to monitor the websites for his various Stanford classes and tip him off to any new announcements, posted lectures or assignments via text message. According to Diffbot’s creators, all web pages fall into one of 30 different page-type categories. By pegging what category a page falls in to, it can extrapolate the various types of information on that page. Diffbot’s Follow API creates an RSS-style feed of fresh content.

New BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P. While BitTorrent is the most popular P2P protocol, it still relies on several centralized points for users to find the files they are looking.

New BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P

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. This is a little ironic because it means that the actual torrent file aspect of BitTorrent is no longer necessary. Publisha - the new way to publish. Talk - Terms. At-Home IT Toolkit.