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Loteria, LinkedIn, Google ARCore, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, December 10, 2019

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

CNET: Google Doodle invites you to play Mexican card game Loteria. “Google wanted people to kick off their week with a little Mexican flair Monday, giving us an interactive Doodle to play traditional card game, Loteria. You can set up a private match to play with friends, or just jump straight into a game with random people.”

LinkedIn Blog: New Tools to Build Your Community and Grow Your Career on LinkedIn. “On LinkedIn, we want to connect you to people, ideas and skills that help you grow your career or business. We’re always working on new ways to to do this. Here are a few of the most recent updates.”

The Verge: Google shows off stunning new AR features coming to web and mobile apps soon. “Google has been quietly working to improve its augmented reality platform, ARCore, since its official launch early last year. Now, the company says it’s ready to unveil some of the next-generation upgrades to depth detection and physics it’s achieved, which promise to make AR experiences seem much more realistic in the future.”

USEFUL STUFF

Creative Commons: Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available. “We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) to create the print companion to the CC Certificate has finally come to fruition! The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s available in print at the ALA store, or it can be downloaded from our website!”

MakeUseOf: 6 Apps to Find Awesome Podcast Recommendations to Listen to. “There are over 700,000 active podcasts today. If you want to discover awesome new podcasts that you’ll enjoy listening to, check out these recommendation engines and blogs.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Philadelphia Inquirer: Free Library’s $1M auto archives are moving to Philly’s world-famous car museum and to a Hershey attraction. “Let’s say you want to restore your 1973 AMC Gremlin to its original, um, glory, but you can’t find the right factory-installed Levi’s denim upholstery. Where do you go for reliable information on how to keep that car in mint condition? Well, thanks to an extensive and valuable auto archive — officially the Automobile Reference Collection — about to be liberated from the Free Library of Philadelphia, enthusiasts will soon have easier access to important provenance-proving material.”

WRAL Tech Wire: Duke University is new home for Consumer Reports archives. “Duke announed Monday that the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library has incorporated the materials – enough to fill two tractor trailers. There is so much information – books, photographs, artifacts – that Duke says its staff will need ‘three to four years’ to catalog it all.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Tubefilter: YouTube Asks The FTC To Give Creators Clearer COPPA Guidelines Ahead Of Jan. 1 Enforcement. “YouTube has contacted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an apparent attempt to mitigate the potential income losses and legal trouble creators could suffer if a COPPAcalypse comes to pass. What’s a COPPAcalypse? Well, it all stems from YouTube’s recent $170 million settlement with the FTC, where the agency determined there is an unknown number of children under the age of 13 watching content on YouTube with accounts that appear to belong to users over 13. This means they’re being treated as if they’re over 13 — so, their personal data is being collected and then (primarily) used to deliver personalized ads, which is a blatant violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Florida International University: Researchers develop a database of DNA damage. “The frequent exposure to chemicals in the environment and diet leads to the chemical modification of DNA, resulting in the addition of two or more distinct molecules—or adducts— to DNA. Some DNA adducts can induce mutations during cell division, and when occurring in critical regions of the genome, lead to disease, including cancer. A team of researchers are developing and curating a comprehensive international database of DNA adduct standards.”

EurekAlert: New tool to assess digital addiction in children. “A new study developed and validated a tool for assessing children’s overall addiction to digital devices. The study, which found that more than 12% of children ages 9-12 years were at risk of addiction to digital devices for uses including video gaming, social media, and texting, is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.” Good evening, Internet…

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