Drones, Texting, South Carolina, More: Afternoon Buzz, June 21, 2014

From Mashable: 5 Ways to Text from Your Laptop.

Looking at the world… through the eyes of a drone: “Switzerland-based developer Jan Hiersemenzel launched TravelByDrone in April to give us a bird’s-eye view of the world using drones. The site is basically a database of YouTube videos that users upload and pin to a location on an interactive Google Map.”

Useful from Hongkiat: deleting your search history from search engines and social media sites.

Darknet has an article on SHODAN, a search engine that lets you find internet resources by the type of software they’re running or other information they return in a “banner”. Popular queries include searches for routers that may have default passwords enabled, etc.

From How-To Geek: How to make bootable USB Drives and SD Cards for Every Operating System. Okay, not every — only Windows 7 and 8 are covered here — but it does include DOS and Mac OS X.

The South Carolina State Library is helping local libraries in the state digitize historical materials. “[Amanda] Stone oversees the program, which provides the library with the equipment, software, and expertise to scan the documents and put them online so they are easy to find. Libraries get the service for two months, with an option for a third month.”

Now available: a Google Glass app for live-streaming video.

Twitter has acquired SnappyTV. “Today, Twitter announced its plan to buy SnappyTV, a live video platform that allows broadcasters to clip, edit, and share content in real time. The acquisition will build on their existing relationship and make it easier for Twitter users to watch big events unfold right in their timelines.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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