The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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Boris Johnson says that white vans are TERRIBLE (and he prefers drones instead)

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Just over a week after Islington South MP Emily Thornberry's infamous "white van" tweet the Mayor of London Boris Johnson - an Islington resident himself - has come out and said he thinks that white vans are "terrible". Well, sort of anyway. According to The Guardian, Johnson has been speaking in Singapore to financial technology…

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Is GoPro working on DRONES?

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In what seems like a logical move, GoPro is apparently working on building a consumer drone to sell. The news comes via UberGizmo, and it says that GoPro's supposed drone will cost between $500 and $1000 and, umm, land, some time in 2015. The move would make a lot of sense - GoPro is already…

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WATCH: Drone footage of Chernobyl

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Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. Check out the above video, shot with a DJI Phantom 2 of the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine. It was abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and is covered in radiation: Those visiting can only visit for a short amount of time before risking exposure.…

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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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The Digest: Android Lollipop is here… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Hands-on with all things Android 5.0 Lollipop | Cnet "Android Lollipop is here, and likely making its way to your phone or tablet in the coming months. The update is packed with exciting features, including a new design, revamped notifications, device sharing and more. I go hands-on with the most-talked-about features in the…

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The Digest: Twitter makes some tweaks… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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​Twitter takes another teeny tiny step toward becoming Facebook | Gizmodo "Twitter tweaked its website design today to move the status bar where you compose a tweet a couple short inches from the right-hand corner to the center of the page. And guess what, it looks just like Facebook now." …

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Chair of House of Lords committee investigating drones doesn’t know what Google Maps is…

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So drones are a new thing with important implications in a wide range of fields. Drones have the potential to change the way we think about privacy, security, the postal service, how we fight wars... and a tonne of other things. So it makes sense that Parliament might want to appoint a committee to look…

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