Radio, Chrome, Webinars, More: Monday Buzz, January 27, 2014

I think you’re about ten years too early, hon: Trying to get around Tokyo with Google Translate. Though actually, even if it was working perfectly, questions like “Where is the best place in the city to get nail art?” might make me pretend I didn’t understand a word…

Google Operating System writes about a weird Google bug that is apparently throttling search results.

I don’t know if this is new or not, but I saw a note on the Stanford Digital Humanities blog about a French Revolution Digital Archive.

From Lifehacker and inresponse to the recent Chrome bug I wrote about: How to stop sites from listening in on your microphone. Step one for desktop users: don’t leave your microphone plugged in.

Over at Crowe’s Nest I found out about a new site for genealogy Webinars. Thanks to Elizabeth Crowe for the pointer to http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html .

Interesting: Wikipedia adding celebrity voices to pages. “WikiVIP, which stands for ‘Wikipedia Voice Intro Project’ sets out to make sure there is a public and freely reusable record of what notable people sound like for ‘current and future generations.'”

Case Western Reserve University has expanded its digital scores collection. There are currently over 400 items in the collection, which spans from 1840-1922.

A roundup of the latest editions from FamilySearch: “Notable collection updates include the 4,140,062 images from the new U.S., Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895–1924, collection; the 900,127 indexed records from the Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996, collection; and the 718,769 images from the United States, Passport Applications, 1795–1925, collection.”

Useful from Hongkiat.com: 50+ High Quality & Free Symbol Fonts for Web Designers. Love the Notice fonts.

Oooh, check this out: Radio Search Engine is out of beta. “Let’s say you want to listen to Royals from Lorde. Just search for the song, and Radio Search Engine will show you a dozen or so radio stations from all around the world that are playing it right now, ready for you to tune in.” Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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