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This video shot by a flying drone shows Apple’s spaceship campus in construction

There’s been a lot of hype about Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ Campus 2, a 2.8 million square-foot collection of buildings that was first proposed back in 2011. Now, a video captured by a GoPro mounted on a flying drone gives a bird’s-eye view of what’s going on at the construction area, as spotted by 9to5Mac. We got a glimpse of the massive campus via an aerial photo released last month, but the new footage shows how much progress has been made since then, with the foundations of the buildings already laid down. The city of Cupertino revealed earlier that work only started on the campus…

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This is what it looks like when you ping the entire internet

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The Internet is a vast series of tubes computers and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where do all those pieces of hardware reside? Shodan founder John Matherly found out when he pinged all the devices on the internet. As you can see from the image below, most devices are concentrated in developed nations and metropolitan areas. Pinged all devices on the Internet, here’s a map of where they’re located 🙂 pic.twitter.com/G3fiNcKCul — John Matherly (@achillean) August 28, 2014 Matherly’s company Shodan bills itself as the “world’s first search engine for internet-connected devices.” It helps companies determine which of their devices…

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This iPhone app uses anchors and a compass as virtual breadcrumbs so you’ll never get lost again

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Navigation apps for iPhone may not be in short supply, but that isn’t stopping iOS and Mac developers Pleeq from throwing its hat into the ring with Anchor Pointer. Anchor Pointer isn’t your typical navigation app. It bypasses turn-by-turn directions and maps to return you to specific points where you’ve dropped virtual anchors. You can meet friends by using the compass in any public place, remember where that hidden alleyway coffee shop is, or use it to re-find your car wherever it was that you parked it. How it works To meet up with friends, you will have to hit…

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This is your house, from a cat’s eye view

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While it may or may not be true that cats rule the planet, plenty of empirical evidence suggests that cats are nonetheless behind major sparks of artistic inspiration from so-called dominant humans, either because or in spite of our pathetic attempts to get on their good side. When you share your home with a cat or two, the whole proprietary ownership concept starts to break down. So ad agency AMV BBDO’s creative team just gave in to the inevitable with a new ad campaign for Whiskas, the commercial food cats like to turn their little noses up at. Here’s a map of your property from Fluffy’s…

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RIP Flash: Why HTML5 will finally take over video and the Web this year

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Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media. Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, HTML5 is making Flash obsolete. The HTML5 versus Flash debate has been a hot topic among Web developers for years – and even more so since Steve Jobs published his now infamous 2010 letter touting HTML5 as the future and Flash as “no longer necessary.”…

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This 360° video shot with 6 GoPro cameras will blow your mind

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If you thought those ‘miniature world’ photos were cool, this video will make you wish you had a bunch of GoPro cameras lying around to play with. Jonas Ginter, a German based photojournalist created a stunning 360° video using 6 GoPro cameras mounted on his bike. Jonas 3D-printed the mount, attached the cameras and went for a bike ride through a park. The results are incredible – a miniature world created in video for the first time. In a post to his blog (in German), Jonas says that he spent a little over a year trying various methods to make a video version…

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Motorola plans to release new smartwatch this year and new version of Moto X in ‘late summer’

Motorola may not have released any new devices at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have news to share. At some point this year, the company plans to release a new smartwatch, and in “late summer” it will launch a new version of its flagship Moto X device.

The news comes in the form of a Q&A, being posted on Motorola’s Twitter account:

Taking Moto Maker outside of the US has been a long-time coming. All of this makes it look like 2014 will be a very busy year for Motorola, including the fact it is being acquired away from Google by Lenovo.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Core Advance goes on sale for $390 this week, starting in Korea

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Core Advance in December of last year and, true to its word, the company is launching the budget 3G device this week. The phone goes on sale in Korea tomorrow (February 18) priced at 410,300 won, which is just under $ 390 — there’s no word on when it will make it overseas.

To recap the high-end points, the Galaxy Core sports a 4.7-inch screen and comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and physical keys. As we wrote when it was first announced, there’s not an awful lot to get excited about here — it is very much a lower-end version of the Galaxy S3, complete with a cheaper price tag.

Given that there is no support for LTE networks — an absolute must in Korea, let alone the West — we expect it to be focused very much on emerging market consumers; we’ve reached out to Samsung for details of when it will go on sale outside of Korea, and at what price. Either way, with Mobile World Congress next week, you’d do better to wait on new devices being announced and discounts for older models than buy this phone.

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To recap, the Galaxy Core advance is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 64GB more storage.

The rear-facing camera clocks in at five megapixels, with a 2,000 mAh battery keeping things going. The usual Samsung services are on tap, including S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode — while there’s support for NFC (S Beam), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, and three physical keys.

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