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Apple museum, Austin campus, Exploding Samsung, Facebook's Find My Friends and Path's iOS privacy fines

Ashleigh Allsopp | Feb. 7, 2013
Here are the remains of the day for Tuesday 5 February.

More exploding mobile devices and a 6,000 square feet Apple exhibition are among the fun and fascinating remains of the day for Tuesday 5 February.

Apple Pop-Up Museum

While Apple has said that there won't be an Apple museum at its spaceship campus in San Francisco, disappointed Apple fans will be happy to hear that they will be able to explore the history of the computer during Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) at the end of April.

The festival, which is described as "a public celebration of computer history and nostalgia" and is being hosted and produced by the Computer Museum of America and the Atlanta Historical Computing Society, will take place on 20 and 21 April in Roswell, Georgia.

There, Apple fans will be able to check out the "Apple Pop-Up Museum," a 6,000 square feet exhibition that's organised into rooms including the 'Pre-Apple Room', the 'Turmoil Year Room', the 'Jobs' Come Back Room', and the 'Ive's Colours Room', reports ZDNet.

Apple's Austin campus

Newly discovered illustrations offer an insight into what Apple's planned Austin campus will look like.

The drawings, first published by AustinTowers.net, was accompanied by a letter which describes that the new Apple campus will include seven office buildings and three parking structures.

Besides these details, Apple has kept to its secretive nature, and has not shared any further information. However, the new plans do show some improvements upon the previously approved design, including more open space and increase sustainability, reports Austin Business Journal.

Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note

Just yesterday, we reported that an iPhone 4S allegedly spontaneously combusted, and today, reports have emerged that claim a 55-year-old Korean man has been injured after his Samsung Galaxy Note "exploded".

Mac Observer reports that the man, who is believed to have undergone treatment for the second-degree burns left on his right thigh from the incident, said that he was carrying the Galaxy Note along with a spare battery in his pocket before it "suddenly blew up".

A Samsung spokesman reportedly told The Chosun Ilbo: "Lithium ion batteries can catch fire due to external pressure or sudden changes in temperature, so we're trying to understand what really happened."

Facebook's Find My Friends Rival

Bloomberg claims that Facebook is working on an app that can track the location of users, much like Apple's Find My Friends service.

The app will be released by mid-March, according to Bloomberg's sources, who say that the app is designed to "help users find nearby friends."

This week, Facebook added voice and video to its iOS app, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that "Facebook is a mobile company".

 

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