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Gaelic Athletic Association, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Japanese Art Catalogues, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, April 24, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

Donegal Daily: GAA opens up vast digital archive of past matches. “THE [Gaelic Athletic Association], in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, have launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world. 113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature.”

Speedway Digest: Fans Can Learn More about Rich History of IMS through New Online Digital Archive. “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has opened its deep, 111-year archive for race fans around the world to access, enjoy and use as a tool to learn about the extensive heritage of the Racing Capital of the World.”

Getty Blogs: New on the Getty Research Portal: 900+ free digitized Japanese art exhibition catalogues. “While the physical holdings of our respective institutions may not be accessible at the moment, an ongoing collaboration between the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP) has resulted in the digitization of more than 900 exhibition catalogues on Japanese art, which are now freely available and downloadable on the Getty Research Portal. A Japanese announcement is also available.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

TechCrunch: YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads. “The YouTube Video Builder, as the new tool is simply called, has been in testing with a small group of customers for months but has been rushed to launch more publicly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, where in-person video shoots are no longer an option, and many small businesses are strapped for cash.”

TechRadar: Google starts ditching Android apps in favor of web apps on Chrome OS. “Google has started quietly replacing some Android apps with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in the Play Store for Chromebooks. Though PWAs were available in the Play Store before, Chrome Unboxed has spotted that Google has started making them the default on Chrome OS, with Twitter and YouTube TV the first to receive the PWA treatment.”

USEFUL STUFF

Real Python: How to Make an Instagram Bot With Python and InstaPy . “In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a bot with Python and InstaPy, a library by Tim Großmann which automates your Instagram activities so that you gain more followers and likes with minimal manual input. Along the way, you’ll learn about browser automation with Selenium and the Page Object Pattern, which together serve as the basis for InstaPy.”

The Guardian: Thou shalt not hold your own camera: how to livestream your gig. “Life in lockdown has sparked some inventive home entertainment from musicians – but the medium comes with its own pitfalls. Here are some dos and don’ts.”

The Next Web: Holy sheet: Even YOU can budget… with Google Sheets. “There are lots of budgeting spreadsheet templates available on the web. Many of them require quite a bit of work, like filling in all of the specific transactions you conduct. However, that isn’t really necessary for a consistent, personal budget, especially if you have a fairly consistent stream of income and expenses. So we’re here to provide you with an accessible way to budget — a very simple though effective (if you stick to it, of course) template; one that doesn’t require much maintenance, and still gives you a concise glance at what comes in, what goes out, and how much you’re saving per month.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Business Standard: This lawyer’s start-up is building a search engine for legal professionals. “If you think lawyers have a cushy life, ask anyone who had to pore over long-drawn cases and make sense of the arguments. Lawyers will tell you how they have to read hundreds of pages manually, sometimes twice or thrice, to be be able to make sense of cases. Identifying and simplifying this part of legal research is at the heart of legal-tech firm Legitquest. The Delhi-based start-up has built artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology to help lawyers with issues, reasoning, decisions, arguments and facts of all the judgments passed by the Supreme Court of India since 1950.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Caltech: Caltech Signs Agreement to Provide Open Access to Computing Research. “A new open-access agreement between Caltech and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an academic society for computing research, guarantees that all papers authored by Caltech researchers that appear in ACM journals will be freely accessible to any user without cost.”

Bloomberg: A Google Plan to Wipe Out Mosquitoes Appears to Be Working. “An experimental program led by Google parent Alphabet Inc. to wipe out disease-causing mosquitoes succeeded in nearly eliminating them from three test sites in California’s Central Valley. Stamping out illness caused by mosquitoes is one of Alphabet unit Verily’s most ambitious public-health projects. The effort appears to be paying off, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday.”

Arizona State University: Using Twitter to track epidemics. “Researchers at Arizona State University are harnessing the power of technology to track and predict trends in everything from disaster response to epidemic outbreaks in real time, using data collected from Twitter. Their website, where users can see visualizations of daily and weekly flu counts by city, state and region, recently went public.” Good evening, Internet…

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