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Recipe Videos, Confederate Soldiers (GA), Google Photos, More: Monday Buzz, May 8, 2017

NEW RESOURCES

Laughing Squid: Chowii, A Website and App That Lets You to Search for Short Food Recipe Videos by Ingredients. “Chowii is a website and app that lets users to search for short food recipe videos by specific ingredients. It features searchable recipes from Food Network, Spoon University, Tastemade, and other well known cooking websites.”

The Georgia Archives have added Confederate Muster Rolls to its online archives. “The majority of the company muster rolls in this series are from military organizations created by the State of Georgia during the Civil War for service within the state. These military organizations include the Georgia Army (1861), the Georgia State Guards (August 1863-February 1864), and the Georgia State Line (1862-1865). The Georgia Militia is referred to as Georgia State Troops. Some units were later turned over to Confederate service. There are also nearly 250 muster rolls from Georgia Volunteer Infantry.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

BetaNews: Google Photos gets ‘Mother’s Day Movies’ feature . “If your mom — or any mother in your life — is tech-savvy and uses a computer, Google Photos has a new feature that could really make her day. Called ‘Mother’s Day Movies,’ it prompts you to select multiple photos of the mom and her children from your Google Photos library. The service then creates a “movie” using the images, which you can share with her.”

Engadget: Facebook could launch two dozen ‘TV-like’ original shows in June. “Facebook might be getting ready to make its video dreams a reality: According to Business Insider, the social network plans to launch two dozen original shows in June. Its no secret that the company has been looking for partners that can create unique programming since 2016 and even tapped CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen to lead the effort.”

USEFUL STUFF

MakeUseOf: How to Watch YouTube or Vimeo in Frame-by-Frame or Slow Motion. “There are many ways to watch online videos, but this post isn’t about watching YouTube or Vimeo videos in the normal way. Instead, we’re going to watch them frame-by-frame and in slow motion. There are two free web services that make this possible. It’s up to you which one you use.”

Darknet: PwnBin – Python Pastebin Search Tool. “PwnBin is a webcrawler or Pastebin search tool which searches public pastebins for specified keywords. All pastes are then returned after sending completion signal CTRL+C.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Atlas Obscura: A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes. “The shellac discs in the Archive’s Richmond, California, warehouse are the precursors to the 12-inch vinyl records that became popular in the mid-20th century. Invented by Emile Berliner in 1887, the discs came in different sizes and materials, including rubber, until the industry eventually settled on 10-inch discs made of shellac that were played on gramophones (originally Berliner’s patented variation on Thomas Edison’s phonograph) at 78 revolutions per minute, with about three minutes of music on each side.”

Recode: Amazon’s Twitch wants to stream some ‘choose your own adventure’ TV shows. “Twitch wants to stream original programming, according to COO Kevin Lin, but with a catch: It wants to stream TV shows that are actually written and produced along the way with input from Twitch’s viewers. A kind of ‘choose your own adventure’ TV show.” TV McTVshowface.

SECURITY/LEGAL ISSUES

Reuters: French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked. “Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a ‘massive’ computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.”

Phys.org: Turkish court rejects Wikipedia appeal on ban . “A Turkish court has rejected an appeal filed by Wikipedia against a ban in Turkey on its website. Turkish authorities blocked access to the free online encyclopedia on April 29, on grounds that it was “acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey.” Turkish media reports said a court in Ankara ordered the ban after Wikipedia refused to remove two pages that claimed that Turkey provided support to jihadis in Syria.”

CNBC: A Snapchat patent application would map the world in an augmented reality database. “The application, published yesterday but filed in late 2015, could apply to either a phone-based app or to augmented reality glasses. In the process it covers, Snapchat would first pinpoint a user’s approximate location with GPS or a similar system. Then, it would match images from the user’s camera against a set of what the filing calls ‘structure facade data.'”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Quartz: Disney researchers’ new project is essentially like a real-life Snapchat filter. “When you look at the video above, you’re not looking at a video filter like those you can find on Snapchat. What you see is animation projected onto moving faces. This technological breakthrough can alter your appearance in real time.” Good morning, Internet…

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